Oct 27th 2010 8:10PM @Josh.
No it's related to a software bug periodically waking the computer up on Network Access.
If you turn off "Wake on Network Access" it won't wake up. I'm willing to bet this happens on a Virgin Mac as well.
Sep 23rd 2010 11:48AM NIce idea but impractical..
Your assuming that Blizzard make the authenticators.
They don't. A third party company Vasco both makes them and also owns the patent for the particular model of device that is the Blizzard Authenticators. This company has plenty of other corporate customers , some Bigger then Blizzard that they have to fill orders for.
The only way would be for them to of ordered enough shipments of Authenticators way ahead of time. And there have been several Occasions when the Authenticators have been sold out of the Blizzard store and they've had to wait on shipment from Vasco. Not looking good on the whole stockpiling thing.
Also some people with wicked fast internet will be downloading the expansion anyway. What do you say to them?
Sep 23rd 2010 10:16AM O_O So fast ..... so fast... Byron only ended a week or so ago didn't it.
Kelly mate you are way too fast :)
Sep 19th 2010 9:03AM It's trying to update the tools (ie Background Downloader.exe)
Sep 16th 2010 11:02AM That's a good point Unexpected EOF , Thank you.
Blizzard did say it was getting more and more expensive to keep
writing for the PPC architecture. A Mac programmer basically come out
and said it just wasn't worth it any more for the relatively small
amount of Mac owners using PPC. It's still more then a few PPC users
just not significant in a player base of millions.
When I said it runs browsers and world of warcraft fine I mean it
seems to run most things fine not sluggishly at all. Yet when I go to
Dalaran during prime time I'm down to screenshot mode.
I'm definitely looking forward to getting a new Mac - pretty much
anything out there today can trump my computer no trouble. Thinking
about getting an i7 high end Imac :)
I just feel that Blizzard should be more forward in the withdrawing of
this support :)
Sep 16th 2010 2:46AM That's exactly what I'm saying Amogayvhi.
Macs have remarkable longevity. The one I'm running at the moment can still run browsers and world of warcraft at the same time with reasonable speed. If something's working for you fine you don't normally replace it.
There is a lot of people still using PPC Macs. This is according to a few Apple Technicians I know. A little bit of warning would be good for these people :)
Sep 11th 2010 11:34PM Compression Drake ?
The MPQ data format is already compressed. Look it up :)
Sep 11th 2010 11:31PM It's 16 GB because how the Data folder is structured was completely reorganized and revised.
Files are in different MPQ files now. Currently on the beta you install the data files for all locales. Redundant patch data was removed making some of the existing MPQ files smaller.
This is why Blizzard got everyone to wipe their beta installs and reinstall a few months ago - the new system can't patch from the old system. That and there's a lot of new content and files to install.
In the initial install your Live install is opened up and what it can use is copied. From there it downloads the 16 GB.
Sep 11th 2010 11:24PM Yep. European PTR forum is up :)
Sep 11th 2010 11:22PM You can't use Live as a comparison to Beta because in beta the Data folder has been completely revised.
Redundant patch data was stripped out of the MPQ files . what's in them was moved around and revised and the MPQ files have different names and the whole data folder is structured differently now.
Currently on Beta you install the data files for all locales and can switch between them simply by switching your locale in the Launcher.
A few months ago Blizzard got everyone to delete their beta install and reinstall simply because with the restructure the old beta files couldn't be patched over and everyone had to start again. With a 16 GB patch download.