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Download the patch by launching the Starcraft II game and downloading it through the Battle.net connection within the app.

Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty is a strategy game played in real-time. You see the action from a top-down perspective and command your armies to gain control of the battlefield and ultimately defeat your opponents. The game's single-player campaign focuses on the terrans, but you can play multiplayer matches as any of the three StarCraft II races: the terrans, the protoss, or the zerg.

Each race has more...

What's New

Version 1.1.1.1806:
  • The Heart of the Swarm Prolog always displays in English regardless of language selection.
  • Adding a player to a lobby that is using a SwarmMulti or LibertyMulti extension mod will cause a "Dependencies could not be validated" error.
  • Custom Games created with Private Extension Mods still have an option to be opened to the public.
  • The Groups pane can display more...

Requirements

  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT or ATI Radeon HD 4670 or better

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D9 Member IconComment+373
D9
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This week only (Nov 20-26, 2012), Starcraft II Wings is on sale for $19.99. Or get Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm together for $59.99.

(P.S. - not a Blizzard rep...I'm just an interested user getting my copy of Starcraft II now!)

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Version 1.4.2 21029
Qwertyman Member IconReview+1
Qwertyman
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Properly one blizzards most successful games of 2010. A truly high speed RTS game with a twist that makes you want to play even more. It dam straight sucked me right in and I was in a cave for a week :3.

If you like SI-FI adventure or just Pwning the shit out of Aliens on a bird-eye view battlefield. I would certainly recommend this game :D

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Version 1.4.2 21029
Jamus Member IconReview+260
Jamus
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SC2 is a fun game no doubt about it, but I still just get that itchy feeling Blizz has taken advantage of the user base with price and some of the battle net reqs.

Forcing you to be on BattleNet to play a single player skirmish game against computer AI is a bit harsh. Multiplayer? Sure go for it, but 1P skirmish should not require it.

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Version 1.2 17326
xati-ba
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This is just my humble opinion, but I think SC2's price is justified given the balance of the three playable sides. As you are no doubt aware, there is an extensive progaming community for this game, and even for a novice Starcrafter like myself watching commented battles is fascinating and much more exciting than waiting through an endless grandmaster's chess match. I suggest checking out HuskyStarcraft's channel on YouTube for this kind of stuff.

cheers

Mysticalos
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Price is very reasonable, battle.net play is free, and supported for YEARS, they STILL let diablo 2 users play on battle.net, 11 years later. Who else is gonna offer you free online play for 11 years? The price of the game itself is steep but the value is long term, and i mean that literally, LONG TERM.

Reden
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Don't know if you've noticed, but you can play SC2 without an internet connection. FYI.

Mysticalos
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actually that's not entirely true, you only have to login to battle.net every 30 days or something like that, once ut's authenicated it stays that way for x amount of time, i forget amount, 30 or 60 days or something, but regarldess, login once, then youc an play offline for a while

Filipp Member IconComment+32
Filipp
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@Star-Affinity. Good question. I asked one of the guys on the OpenGL Architectural Review Board. He even mentions this in the 2006 Blender Conference presentation about OpenGL optimizations (at around 43:10): http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=847205086747563852#

Bu yeah, I'm not a graphics developer. Would be a good explanation why the same game runs so much slower on the same hardware on the Mac than on Windows (we did quite a bit of testing and this is typically the case, with both Windows and OS X using OpenGL drivers).

Indeed, it would make more sense for Invidia to provide Apple with the drivers, but maybe Apple changes them somehow to fit their proprietary platform. So maybe the better question is not who *makes* the drivers, but rather who *breaks* them? Dunno.. :-)

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Version 1.1.3 16938
Hurricanehal Member IconReview+26
Hurricanehal
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Runs Awsome on my MacPro 2008 3.0Ghz with ATI 5870 !
All Graphic settings on Max and 1920x1200 resolution.
Great Game!

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Version 1.1.3 16938
Crazy Larrry Member IconComment+14
Crazy Larrry
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Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty 1.1.1.1 16605

That is incorrect, there are one too many 1's in this MacUpdate version notice. The correct version is

Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty 1.1.1 16605

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Version 1.1.1.1 16605
Mysticalos
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actually, it is 1.1.1.1

that's not a bug, look at your SC2 about box or bottom left corner on login screen.

Crazy Larrry
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Thanks for clarifying. I was reading the info box from the Blizzard updater when I launched the game today.

Nemensiris Member IconComment+21
Nemensiris
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Seems that right after installing 1.1 16561 the game takes a long time when exiting... At times I almost think its frozen.

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Version 1.1 16561
Ben-Marko Member IconReview+298
Ben-Marko
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A rehash of the original Starcraft, basically. Storyline is formula to the extreme. Nothing new there. Controls (hotkeys) can't be modified at all, so it takes some getting used to. The one big area of improvement is graphics, it took me some tinkering to get it to where the images weren't all herky-jerky on the screen. Overall, the hype surrounding the game will only hold meaning for the diehard fans of the game. Average for play, but great on graphics.

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Version 2.0
xati-ba
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The true quality and depth of the gameplay is best appreciated at the top of the player food chain. Watching pro gaming matches, especially with a running commentary is fascinating.

Eggshell Member IconComment+46
Eggshell
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Medics and goliaths are back ( missing in the beta ) , researches are done in between the missions , not ingame . For those who didn't notice there is a console game in the cantina that is playable . Had a great fun finishing the single player campaign .

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Version 2.0
Agmaster Member IconReview+80
Agmaster
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Sorry to say that it works better in Windows. In Snow Leopard the game only ran smoothly when I had the settings on medium. In Windows I am able to play the game at a good, constant frame-rate with all the settings on high. I have a MacBook Pro, 2.4 C2D, 8600M GT/w 256mb, 4GB ram, 7200 rpm HDD. It is quiet a shame they are charging $60 for an "unfinished game" because you only get to play as one of the factions for the campaign. Other than that, its awsome!

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Version 2.0
Pen_sq
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Yeah, it's been said that 10.6.4 was a step BACK from .3 in graphics drivers. Apple had better optimized drivers in .4 pre-releases that are now pushed back to .5, god willing. Definitely no later than the second expansion pack.

Sebehk
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I am also experiencing massive lags with ULTRA, HIGH, or MEDIUM video settings. The first few missions worked well on MEDIUM, but had to go to LOW on the next mission (protect infested colony from Protoss Purifier). I have a Mac Pro Quad 2.66 GHz with 8 GB RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512 MB video card.

Agmaster
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Like I usually tell my friends, Windows is for gaming, OS X is for everything else in life (pretty much all the stuff Windows fails at). It is a shame though that Apple won't step up their game in dealing with making better GPU drivers and Open GL.

St00pid-M0nk3y
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Um... first of all... the 8600 series graphics card is a few generations old. This game just came out. There's bound to be some issues. The game runs on high settings on my macbook pro with the 330 GT graphics card. It doesn't matter if you have a quad processor, the GPU does a large portion of the work for the game. And the 8 series has been known to have issues on Macs for quite some time now. Yes, drivers could probably address some of the issues but that is something NVIDIA has to take care of on their end. Apple doesn't make the drivers.

St00pid-M0nk3y
+2

Secondly.... the minimum requirement for this game states you need at least the 9 series NVIDIA card... so you're already playing the game below minimum requirements and complaining about performance issues. Think a little, please.

Star-Affinity
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Well, if it runs so much better in Windows on the same hardware I think it's valid to complain a little at Apple. Yes, it's the graphic card makers who does the drivers, but don't you think Apple has to push them a little?

On the Windows side of things AMD releases monthly driver updates for their Radeon series of graphics cards, no wonder they are better tuned. Why can't we see drivers getting more frequent updates on Mac OS X?

Agmaster
+5

Actually STOOP!D M0NK3Y, the minimum requirements for playing the game in OS X is the 8600M GT. The requirements are much lower for Windows so that may be why I am able to play the game on higher settings in Windows. It also probably has to do a lot with the fact that Apple downclocks the GPUs, but thats only in OS X. In Windows, the graphics card will be running at the speeds it normally should.

Ilgaz
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Funny thing is, on Windows, it should be slower since Boot camp doesn't even install AHCI drivers/enables them let alone installs old sound/graphics drivers.

Agmaster
+1

Thats why I uninstall the Apple bootcamp video drivers and install the newest ones from Nvidia. It does wonders, trust me.

Desterwallaboo
+0

It's not an "unfinished game".... Blizzard has said from the outset that it's a trilogy.

Filipp (developer)
+2

ST00P!D M0NK3Y: you are mistaken, Apple is the one who makes the drivers for their cards. That's always been the problem and the reason why so many games run so much better under Windows on the same hardware.

Star-Affinity
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@Filipp

How can you be so certain it's Apple that does the drivers?
Just because the new drivers are released by Apple in the Mac OS X updates it doesn't mean Apple makes them. I'm quite sure it's the graphic card companies that does the drivers. They are the one who best know how to do it and also they have some drivers for Mac OS X on their sites. http://www.nvidia.com/object/Quadro_MacOSX_18.5.2f16.html

St00pid-M0nk3y
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I'm sorry, on this particular page it says the minimum is the 8 series, but states on Blizzard's website that the 9 series is the recommended requirement for this game.

And again, no... Apple does not make the drivers for the NVIDIA cards... NVIDIA does.

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Date 15 Apr 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $59.99