Blizzard Software was one of those rare companies back in the day that seemed to love and support the Mac as an equal citizen in the gaming world. I’ve spent many hours playing Diablo I and II, Warcraft I & II, and Starcraft. So, it was kind of funny to read about their latest update for Diablo II, 16 years ago or so since the game went down.
It’s been a long time coming, but today we’re releasing 1.14a for Diablo II. This update focuses on system glitches introduced by modern operating systems. In related news, you can finally retire those old Mac PowerPCs. Included with the update is a shiny new installer for OSX.
The title is being a little melodramatic, because it sounds like you can probably still enjoy Diablo II on your PowerPC machine. The newest update won’t work, and I bet this means the end of PowerPC on Battle.net. Oh well!
Thanks to Blizzard for keeping PowerPC Macs supported for as long as they have.