Starcraft - OS X - No Classic - How?

in Mac Software edited January 2014
Is it possible to install the Starcraft update if I don't have Classic installed?


  • Reply 1 of 8
    I do remember reading that Blizard released an installer you can download that will allow you to install without Classic. I don't have the link handy, though.
  • Reply 2 of 8
    cooopcooop Posts: 390member
    I believe this Blizzard Support page has the alternate Installer file. Hope to see you on soon!
  • Reply 3 of 8
    cooopcooop Posts: 390member
    On second read, this is probably not what you're looking for because it only allows the installation of Starcraft within Classic (the installer didn't even function in Classic until this patch). I can't find any info about an OS X installer on Blizzard's site though.
  • Reply 4 of 8
    rokrok Posts: 3,519member
    i was tempted to start a thread related to this subject, but maybe i can piggyback on this one:

    if someone had some games that have been updated for os x compatibility, but the only own the classic installers, what do they do if they get a computer that will not boot into os 9 at all?

    my guess is that if you have some machine -- ANY machine -- that'll boot into os 9, install it there and then copy the files from one computer to another, but how would that work with copy protection?
  • Reply 5 of 8
    cooopcooop Posts: 390member
    In order to install Starcraft on my PowerBook 12" (no OS 9 directory) before I found the stupid install patch, I booted 9 on my PowerMac and installed to my PB over a LAN. It took a little trouble but it got the job done. But here's the real issue: all my original software (Office, PS, Illustrator, etc.) are from '98/'99 before X. All my disks since then are upgrade disks that search for an original copy before installing. When Apple removes Classic and I buy a new computer, how will I load this software without buying completely new versions? This is why I adamently favor keeping Classic onboard for as long as possible.
  • Reply 6 of 8
    Make a disc-image of the CD, mount it, lose the CD, play
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