WarCraft III CD . . . "bug"

in Mac Software edited January 2014
Get this.

Apparently when the Warcraft III CD went out for mass duplication . . .

They didn't thoroughly check it.

They burned a trashed file onto the CD - so whenever I empty my trash and the CD is in my drive it gives me a warning:

"The Trash cannot be completely emptied because it contains items from locked disks.

Do you want to continue?"

How annoying is THAT?

Funny thing is, it's a '.DS_Store" file, which are Directory Structure files from OS X (right?)

You'd think they might check out their final burn image a little more closely before burning thousands of them . . .


  • Reply 1 of 9
    majormattmajormatt Posts: 1,077member
    Try 5 million of them!
  • Reply 2 of 9
    alcimedesalcimedes Posts: 5,486member
    strange. i've got the wc3 cd in my iBook right now and there's no trashed file, and i have no trouble emptying the trash. are you sure this isn't some how a weird system fluke on your machine?

    the only other thing i can think of is that i spent the extra cash to get the collector's edition. you have the reg. one or the collectors?
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    ghost_user_nameghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member
    I would imagine that perhaps he has an unwillingly donated copy courtesy of IRC or Hotline

    I'm not accusing, just imagining...
  • Reply 4 of 9
    cindercinder Posts: 381member
    Oh hell no.

    I buy my Blizzard games. They're the only company that's consistantly made mac versions of all of their games, even if they were a little late . . .

    They'll get my money everytime.

    With bated breath I await WoW . . .

    I posted a note in the battle.net forums and got one person who had the same thing goin on.

    We agreed there was no way in holy hell that blizzard would replace the CDs though, since it's such a minor bug.

    and I have the normal edition, with the Undead cover

    I wonder if there are different CDs in the boxes?

    I know the art is all Orc art on the inside, but maybe there are different CD images if each box has a different SKU . . .

    I'd be curious to hear more feedback on this - just to see how common it is . . . and obviously, if you don't own it, then don't respond. You've got an unpure copy.

  • Reply 5 of 9
    cindercinder Posts: 381member
  • Reply 6 of 9
    ghost_user_nameghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member
    The copy I ordered came in today, I saw the file in OS 9, but not in X...
  • Reply 7 of 9
    junkyard dawgjunkyard dawg Posts: 2,801member
    It's an undead file.

    Sorry, I couldn't resist...
  • Reply 8 of 9
    jesperasjesperas Posts: 524member
    [quote]Originally posted by Junkyard Dawg:

    <strong>It's an undead file.


    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 9 of 9
    billybobskybillybobsky Posts: 1,914member
    not that this thread is going anywhere but i think its obvious that the file is necessary for OS X and not OS 9, and for whatever reason, it ended up being located in the trash in os 9... directory issues perhaps -- they also may be trying to hide the file...
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