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StarCraft II Beta Now on Mac!


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If you got a Beta key, its good for Windows and Mac. Idk much more about it though except:

- Uses a standard Blizzard Downloader (torrent style)
- Comes as a .dmg if you extract the torrent and download that way
- Someone on forums said that its a simple drag and drop into the Apps folder
- It uses OpenGL (very obvious)
- Not a cider port (pretty obvious still)

To my knowledge, theres no hacks for the Mac version, so you have to actually be in the beta (just preorder it from Gamestop or somewhere and you get a beta key)

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I believe Blizzard is giving out Mac beta keys like candy. I signed up for the beta and received notice that I had been selected the next morning. I then had to wait 3 weeks for the mac beta to be available.

The game plays really well, however campaign and co-op are disabled. Which means I've been getting my a$$ handed to me 1v1 style since i downloaded it on wednesday. I'm starting to get the hang of it again, but still no victories. ;)



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oh sweet

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I believe Blizzard is giving out Mac beta keys like candy. I signed up for the beta and received notice that I had been selected the next morning. I then had to wait 3 weeks for the mac beta to be available.

The game plays really well, however campaign and co-op are disabled. Which means I've been getting my a$$ handed to me 1v1 style since i downloaded it on wednesday. I'm starting to get the hang of it again, but still no victories. :blink:



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I also would get my a$$ handed, but I bet you would also want a piece of me! I am so bad at these games :(

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the sc2 beta on mac for the EU hast also started yesterday :)

in ENgb, DEde, FRfr,...

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I've got the key!! I'm downloading it right now.. SLOW AS HELL... but when it's done i'll post a comment to see if there is any difference between mac version and pc version, i've been playing on my iMac through Parallels 5, and with everything under miniums it works well, let's see how does it run under mac os x native!!

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i wish i had a key .. gotta wait till july -.-

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If you want a beta key, you can preorder from a Blizzard-Approved store and get a beta key (GameStop, EBGames, Amazon, etc) until May 17th (which is also rumored to be the end of the beta)

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I also would get my a$$ handed, but I bet you would also want a piece of me! I am so bad at these games :unsure:





well... I'm ranked 197 in the Copper League.

I'm hoping there's a "Plastic League" or a "Wood League" but I don't think so...

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PLEASE POST SYSTEM SPECCS, OS VERSION AND FPS

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PLEASE POST SYSTEM SPECCS, OS VERSION AND FPS

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q6600

6gb ddr2 667

8800gt 512mb

10.6.3

~50fps all the way turned up

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Snow Leopard 10.6.3
Asus on P35
C2D 6420 - OC to 3.4Ghz
4GB RAM
ATI 4870 512mb palit sonic dual
Raid 0
full 60 FPS in 60Hz mode

SC2 all on ultra 1280/1024

I will check w/out vsync mode if possible

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Sounds awesome.

Now to get a copy.

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IS f*cking awesome :|
can't stop playing!!

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Intel GMA950 with Stock Kexts
Snow Leopard 10.6.3
Intel Celeron M 420 @ 1.6Ghz
2GB RAM

I had... TERRIBLE fps... beyond unplayable... I even had some graphic glitching whenever I first started it. I'm REALLY hoping 10.6.4 fixes this...

Also the beta ends on May 30th, but it will return a few weeks before release. This is straight from a blue himself also (so it must be true lol)





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