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10.4: Run Warcraft III on Intel Macs Apps
I had installed Warcraft III after seeing numerous reviews online that it worked fine on Intel macs, but every time I started it, it promptly crashed. Console.app, however, notified me that it was trying to load LiveType.component, and failing.

With some simple debugging, Warcraft III works now, after following these simple steps:
  1. Navigate to /Library/Quicktime/
  2. Create an Archive of LiveType.component
  3. Delete LiveType.component
  4. Empty your trash
That's it; now you can enjoy Warcraft III. Note that for some reason, Warcraft III will attempt to load LiveType.component even if you move it. It seems it needs to be deleted for Warcraft III to work. Relocating the component and logging out and back in may work, but I didn't try it.

[robg adds: I imagine that this fix will break Apple's LiveType application (and probably other apps that rely on the component), hence you'll need to expand the archive and replace the component any time you want to use LiveType.]
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10.4: Run Warcraft III on Intel Macs
Authored by: gil on Jun 20, '06 08:12:35AM

Nice, I'd like to run Warcraft III on my Intel mac too, but unfortunately it crashes.
While this hint might help some, it has no effect on my situation since I don't have the LiveType component :(

Perhaps I'll just install it in Boot Camp...



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10.4: Run Warcraft III on Intel Macs
Authored by: jlukas on Jun 20, '06 10:07:12AM

Have you checked your console.log? That's where I found out that this component was messing up Warcraft III.



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10.4: Run Warcraft III on Intel Macs
Authored by: armydoc on Jun 20, '06 02:05:29PM

I also don't have the LiveType component, and WC3 won't even run on my MBP. It will run fine BootCamped, though.
I'm thinking now that perhaps WC3 won't run because I've stripped PPC code? I could reinstall OSX to check, but that's not likely to happen anytime soon...



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10.4: Run Warcraft III on Intel Macs
Authored by: _merlin on Jun 20, '06 04:30:44PM

Yes, that's probably the reason. If you want to run Rosetta apps, you need PPC or Universal versions of all the libraries, components and plugins they load.



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10.4: Run Warcraft III on Intel Macs
Authored by: Alieno on Jun 20, '06 06:16:33PM

This could interest some: I had the same crashing problem, but on a PowerBook G4. It turns out that the culprit was the latest version of DivX codec, istalled by the package downloaded from divx.com.
Once I removed the DivX framework from my library, everything worked fine.

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10.4: Run Warcraft III on Intel Macs
Authored by: gil on Jul 13, '06 08:11:35AM

Thanks for this hint. This also cures my Warcraft III installation.



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10.4: Run Warcraft III on Intel Macs
Authored by: r.leroux on Jun 20, '06 08:16:43AM

Have you written to Blizzard about it?

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10.4: Run Warcraft III on Intel Macs
Authored by: jlukas on Jun 20, '06 10:10:11AM

As of yet, I have not, but I plan on writing to both Blizzard and Apple.



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10.4: Run Warcraft III on Intel Macs
Authored by: poocat on Jun 20, '06 09:19:37AM

Just wanted to post the first note here saying that warcraft 3 runs fine on my macbook pro... all latest patches (10.4.6, 1.20d)

Good luck guys... I'm waiting for a Universal, but...

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10.4: Run Warcraft III on Intel Macs
Authored by: mimyc on Jun 20, '06 09:35:53AM

I'll add a "runs fine on my Intel mini".

Buuuut, Frozen Throne won't run more than four minutes before crashing horribly.



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10.4: Run Warcraft III on Intel Macs
Authored by: osxpounder on Jun 20, '06 04:37:52PM

Reminds me of a funny story: I just received a MBP [from work], and over the weekend, went to Apple Store to find a game for it.

Had to ask, since it seemed there weren't any games compatible with Intel macs. Apple Store person goes off to ask, comes back with "here it is ..."

There was one. One game that's compatible with any new consumer Mac you can purchase. The rest of the stuff on the shelves was for PPC Macs. I thought that was funny, but not fun.

I don't recall what game it was; it didn't seem like my kinda thing. Maybe it was this WarCraft game.

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10.4: Run Warcraft III on Intel Macs
Authored by: Hobodale on Jun 20, '06 10:16:14PM

I have had my macbook for a little over a week. I wanted to try a game so I downloaded the Warcraft III demo and it worked fine. I then went out and bought the game and it has worked great, no problems. I havent even installed the latest patches because they wouldnt install for some reason so I didnt bother. I have v1.00.



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10.4: Run Warcraft III on Intel Macs
Authored by: syko on Jun 22, '06 09:07:10AM

WHY?

WCIII runs under OS X just fine.



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10.4: Run Warcraft III on Intel Macs
Authored by: Zimbu on Jun 24, '06 12:02:36PM

So I got my new MacBook Pro last weekend, and that night Warcraft III and Frozen Throne was installed, updated via BattleNet and I was network gaming in seconds... maybe it just happened to be because it was a brand new copy of Warcraft... but I didn't have and still don't have any issues getting it running.



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10.4: Run Warcraft III on Intel Macs
Authored by: weatherman on Jun 26, '06 08:23:40PM

Installed both Warcraft III and Frozen Throne on my Mac Mini solo. Both ran fine but I didn't play long. I'm out of practice and got my head handed to me really quickly.



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10.4: Run Warcraft III on Intel Macs
Authored by: arnoct on Jun 30, '06 06:38:08AM

I'VE FIGURED IT OUT!!!!!!!!!!!

This explained a certain part but not all of it. IT'S QUICKTIME THAT'S THE PROBLEM! It also does this if DivX is installed. Maybe it's an incompatibility with codecs?

Anyway, I'd recommend that you'd archive all the non-default components if you have crash problems. It could be an incompatibility with the intel vs ppc (wc3 isn't universal,) but ALL the components in quicktime that aren't default, archive, and then unarchive them when you're done. I'm sure someone can whip up a shell script to do this, too, huh?



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10.4: Run Warcraft III on Intel Macs
Authored by: JustinK on Jul 04, '06 06:56:12PM

Arnoct is correct. Warcraft III uses QuickTime for the video. If you have the latest DivX codec the game will immediately crash when ran.



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10.4: Run Warcraft III on Intel Macs
Authored by: Tick on Jul 14, '06 01:40:16PM

This problem also occurs with DivX - and can be fixed without having to archive or delete folders.

Steps to blocking unwanted folders without deleting or archiving them:
1. Start a Terminal
2. At the command prompt enter the command "sudo chmod 000 /Library/QuickTime/DivX\ Decoder.component" and press Enter
3. Then enter the following command "sudo chmod 000 /Library/QuickTime/DivX\ Encoder.component" and press Enter

The "chmod" command changes the access rights of the folders so nothing can access the folders or files contained in the folders.

Note: If you want to set the folder right back to the way it was before use the command: "sudo chmod 775 FOLDERNAME"

When you use either of these commands you will often be asked for the root password. It is possible to change the rights via Finder but it involves changing file owerships, which I wouldn't recommend.



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10.4: Run Warcraft III on Intel Macs
Authored by: iMerlin on Aug 01, '06 01:35:30PM

Try renaming the 'Movies' folder in your Warcraft installation folder to 'Moovies' or something.

That will make sure Warcraft doesn't try to use Quicktime to access the movies and should stop it from crashing.

Worked for me at least... A better solution than removing divx or access to it, since i kinda like it.



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10.4: Run Warcraft III on Intel Macs
Authored by: System17 on Aug 07, '06 12:41:41PM

iMerlin, I made an account on this just to thank you. I've been searching for how to fix this for a while and you came up with such an easy fix. Just wanted to say thanks :)



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10.4: Run Warcraft III on Intel Macs
Authored by: Dynastylegend on Aug 25, '06 07:39:04AM

I NEED HELP...... I can my damn WC3 working on my mac intel i double click the icon and goes black then go back to my desktop can anyone help me



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10.4: Run Warcraft III on Intel Macs
Authored by: hkongg on Sep 15, '06 04:10:31PM

At first my WC3 always crashed when I opened it but then I changed the name of the "Movies" folder and it worked. But! Now I can't see any videos that appear in the game between level and such. WTF?



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10.4: Run Warcraft III on Intel Macs
Authored by: wizardless on Oct 12, '06 08:00:06PM

>>0.4: Run Warcraft III on Intel Macs
By: Tick on Fri, Jul 14 '06 at 1:40PM PDT
This problem also occurs with DivX - and can be fixed without having to archive or delete folders.

Steps to blocking unwanted folders without deleting or archiving them:
1. Start a Terminal
2. At the command prompt enter the command "sudo chmod 000 /Library/QuickTime/DivX\ Decoder.component" and press Enter
3. Then enter the following command "sudo chmod 000 /Library/QuickTime/DivX\ Encoder.component" and press Enter

The "chmod" command changes the access rights of the folders so nothing can access the folders or files contained in the folders.

Note: If you want to set the folder right back to the way it was before use the command: "sudo chmod 775 FOLDERNAME"

When you use either of these commands you will often be asked for the root password. It is possible to change the rights via Finder but it involves changing file owerships, which I wouldn't recommend.<<

Hi. I followed this to the tee and indeed Warcraft II worked great. However I can't now re-enable the DivX codec..typing in the command: sudo chmod 775 FOLDERNAME gives the message no such file or directory. Am I a complete nummy and missing something here?

Missing my DivX..sigh



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10.4: Run Warcraft III on Intel Macs
Authored by: Wi1debeest on Nov 26, '06 06:29:16PM
I have DivX.
I also have just transferred my Warcraft III files from an iMac G4 to a MBP 15" 2.16GHz. It was really crabby. The menu showed up as a black screen, but the armored hand cursor was visible.

I reinstalled from the CD, and downloaded the latest full patch from http://www.blizzard.com/support/?id=mwr0738p#universal

The dang patch wouldn't find my game, so I moved the patch into the folder where the actual warcraft III.app is, and double clicked it. it worked like a charm.

to test, I opened a DivX movie, and it works fine still.

Maybe that's all it takes?
W

Then I opened the game. Wonderful.

I don't know about the quicktime file you are talking about, as I don't have it. I don't have quicktime pro, though... just the freebee version, I don't know if that matters.

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10.4: Run Warcraft III on Intel Macs
Authored by: LtRammstein on Dec 04, '06 01:50:35PM
I talked to a friend of mine about it, and you can just download Perian.component from www.perian.org. It all all the codec you need for QuickTime, and Warcraft III doesn't try to open it as it launches.

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