So I want to play DoTA with my brother who's at a different college. So I buy the Warcraft III battlechest for the low low price of 30 dollars from an EB. I install both the original and the expansion on my computer when I hit a slight snag. As soon as I open either version the screen turns black and quits back to the desktop. A little Error Report pops up and offers to send the info to Mac for further examination. I tried reinstalling both portions of the game (with completely deleting the game from the computer to reinstall) as well as several restarts. I've examined the readme and the manual but it doesn't seem to have a fix available. EDIT: Now when I try to open WC3 the application image appears on the bar at the bottom of the screen for a moment and then vanishes. Erggg.
-I'm on a MacBook with a 2 GHz Intel Core Duo and 1GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM. Which I assume means something significant. WC3 is a dual disk and works with OsX - which is what my quite new laptop came with.
-The second time I tried to reinstall, I shut down all other applications and did absolutely nothing during installation. 'Cause I heard that was bad once.
-The CD is undamaged and new. The CD-Key is genuine.
-This is totally lame.
Anyone have ideas?So it turns out the fellow at the bottom of the thread was right. I trashed the video files in the warcraft folder and now it works. I'm getting my ass kicked at DoTA, yipee!