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When I installed Leopard, I went with an erase and install and I used an HFS+ case sensitive format for my hard disk rather than the default case-insensitive format.

Much to my dismay, Starcraft did not work when I installed it. I discovered that it was trying to access the file /Applications/Starcraft Folder/Starcraft Files/local but that it didn't exist. I checked the directory, and lo and behold there is a file named "Local" in it. I renamed it to "local" and presto, it worked fine.
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Use Starcraft on a case-sensitive HFS+ volume
Authored by: diamondsw on Dec 12, '07 08:57:57AM

Not to be an ass, but you're going to see a lot of "odd" problems like this on a case-sensitive filesystem. For better or worse, classic Mac OS was designed to be case-insensitive but case-preserving, and a lot of software will (sloppily) expect that.

Most things I've read say that your best course of action is to leave your drive formatted case insensitive, and possibly create a disk image with the case sensitive filesystem. Unless you're doing nothing but UNIX development, I'd highly recommend avoiding using case sensitive for your root filesystem.



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Authored by: vatic42 on Dec 12, '07 10:30:44AM

Well, I haven't had any other problems with any other software I have installed.

Thanks for your advice, though.



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Authored by: orso on Dec 12, '07 03:07:35PM

Indeed, I incurred in this kind of problem when I tried to install Adobe Illustrator on a case-sensitive formatted hard drive with Leopard. The only solution has been to reformat the disk again as case-insensitive, and Illustrator installed OK. Similar problems I had with Neverwinter Nights, or the CS3 trial.

I second the comment on using a case-insensitive file system: I use a case sensitive file system for my Users portion of the hard disk (split in two partitions), though.



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Authored by: tvisher on Dec 12, '07 11:03:43AM

I may be revealing a substantial gap in my understanding here, but I've been wanting to play Starcraft for awhile and I have no Classic computer to do it on.

Do you have some way of installing Starcraft and playing it under OS X?

Thanks for any tips!



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Authored by: orso on Dec 12, '07 11:09:44AM

You should visit the blizzard website: they have an installer for and a few patches to run Starcraft on Mac OS X.



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Authored by: knat_2 on Dec 13, '07 06:52:08AM

Blizzard does a great job of keeping Starcraft up to date! Its amazing how many people still play on software that is almost 10 years old... and that the company still supports it...

Props to blizzard and to the greatest race of all time - Zerg!!!

Nate



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Authored by: digidan on Apr 24, '08 07:47:28PM
Indeed! This is why I love Blizzard so much - great games AND top-notch Mac support. I believe I may have seen a similar "for-OSX" installer/patch for their other RTS games, but I'm not sure. The link for the Star Craft patches/installers is here:

http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?articleId=21149

It seems that for some reason, the Blizzard site is having trouble at the time of posting, however...

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Authored by: jms1 on Dec 28, '07 12:37:39AM

Old news. This has been an issue ever since 10.4 and the case sensitive filesystem came out.

http://www.jms1.net/osx-case-sensitive-fs.shtml



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