On StarCraft and OS X
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MacGamez has produced a short interview with team members from Blizzard Entertainment dealing with the recently-released news that a Carbon version of both StarCraft and the expansion Brood War were on the way. While the interview does not answer the question of when this might happen, it still contains a lot of interesting information about the Carbon port itself, what players can expect in terms of speed and features, and even a hint about future Carbon support for other legacy titles such as the Diablo series. Here's a sample:
MGz:Great news for those of you still booting into OS 9 to play those Blizzard classics. Follow the link below for the rest of the interview.
StarCraft and Brood War For OS X: Details
Should we expect any in-game performance boosts with these patches as compared to OS 9?
The Carbonized version of StarCraft should have a performance boost, although it won't necessarily be enormous.
Will future Blizzard titles be able to run on Mac OS version 10.0.x or will 10.1 be a requirement?
10.1 will be the minimum for all OS X-compatible games from Blizzard. In general we shoot for equal or better performance under OS X, than on the same machine with OS 9 (assuming enough RAM, OS X is just plain bigger in that respect).
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