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Hello,

Long story short, I'm stuck with a Mac OSX 10.8 installation and do not have my iMac's original DVDs to install 10.6, which is required to install WC3 and SC1. Then I thought I could install another OS! I don't want to pay for W7/W8, so why not linux?

I've never touched linux. :cry:

Is this something that'd be relatively easy? (Is this more appropriate for the Apple forum?)

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Do you have any friend who has a 10.6 installation? You could log in to your Battle.net, download the game client, install the game on that friend's computer, patch everything, and then copy everything over to 10.8.

Or you could use Wineskin, I read.

[url="http://marzzbar.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/how-to-play-classic-blizzard-games-on-mac-os-x-mountain-lion/"]http://marzzbar.word...-mountain-lion/[/url]

Good luck.

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If you do decide to jump ship, WarCraft III and The Frozen Throne both run well in OpenGL mode for Ubuntu 12.10 x64. I can't speak for StarCraft though.

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Says for both games on WineHQ works flawlessly.

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Ubuntu is definitely a good choice for someone who has never used Linux before, but be warned that you may have more problems than if you installed Ubuntu on a standard (non-Apple) PC. Apple's firmware is notoriously buggy and often causes problems in this regard.

The best idea is probably to dual-boot OS X and Ubuntu until you get more comfortable with the system. You can use the standard Boot Camp utility built into OS X to install Ubuntu. From OS X's perspective, installing Ubuntu is exactly the same as installing Windows. There is an excellent install [url="https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MactelSupportTeam/AppleIntelInstallation"]guide[/url] on Ubuntu's website that I highly recommend you read. It will walk you through the installation.
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Yea, I'd make a ~100gb partition and dual boot the two OSs.

I wasn't sure if WC3 was one of those apps were you could simply drag & drop it; thanks for the idea. I'll see if it works with my girlfriend's macbook that's still on 10.6.

If not... I'll be back :p

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I run StarCraft using winebottler. It works without any problem in OS X 10.8. I didn't have too difficult a time getting it set up.

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Another vote for wine

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The "copy paste" thing worked fine for WC3, not sure why SC1 didn't work, but I'll look into Winebottler, thaks!

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^ instead of winebottler (not updated anymore i believe) check out [url="http://www.playonmac.com/en/"]PlayOnMac[/url]
it's built on Wine and if the game is popular (with the games you want to play are) it should be in the repository and will install an instance of the version of wine that has been tested and found to work best for that specific game. meaning a better over all performance for you

play on mac is a lot easier to use than straight wine for mac as well

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Can you use PlayOnMac or WineSkin as an alternative method / rout? I know I have a lot of Windows Games ported to my Mac using WineSkin; not sure about the linux side of things. Or how about a Virtual Machine like VirtualBox?

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I'm playing Diablo I and Diablo II using WineSkin.

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any luck with your games Crazzy?

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those games are so undemanding you could probably run them perfectly fine with ubuntu in a VM as well.

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Think "Virtual Machine." Parallel should work well with any OS, or there is Virtual Box then there is no need to dual boot. . . :D

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You could just torrent 10.6, since you are looking to re-install everything anyways.

It is Free
It is not stealing as you made the original purchase
You own a mac
Solves your problem
No need to learn a new O/S
You have 10.8 DVD as backup if it goes wrong

P.s. doing a little research, the process might be a little more complex than installing Ubuntu but just remember after the Ubuntu install you still need to mess around with Wine.

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