Diablo 3 New patch Mac woes


Ah to be a mac user when a new patch arises. The forums are wild with report of macs crashing from almost everything in the game. Looking to browse the AH before it goes down?Crash! Looking to see who is on your friends list?Crash! Looking to play a game?Crash! All of which leads to a rather undesirable experience for your average mac user.


We’re aware of a crashing issue when opening the Auction House on OS X systems. Our teams are working to resolve this in a future update. In order to prevent Diablo III from crashing, it is recommended to avoid opening the Auction House (and any AH related UI) until the issue is resolved. We’ll provide additional updates when more information is available.

We apologize about for any inconvenience this has caused, and hope to have this resolved as soon as possible.

I’m not nearly as concerned about the AH issue as I am about crashing as I enter games. It was a known issue during the beta, and would only happen to myself sparingly.However since the patch hit I’ve been dropping from games left and right. Obviously it will be fixed but as for right now it’s a waiting game, which is ironic since it’s what we have to do now to play..buh-zing.

Has your D3 mac experience been similar?

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  1. After two crashes trying to open the auction house the first day I gave up. Thankfully I have been spared from the friends-list-opening and game-entering crashes. That would be maddening.

  2. PTR was very unstable until the last two weeks of it. The game would crash on starting new game, joining multiplayer or alt-tabbing during the first 5 minutes. I’m not sure if this was related to PTR being on US server and me connecting from EU.

    During this week in Live server I haven’t had a single crash. I have stayed away from AH completely though. But the game itself seems surprisingly stable for me *knocks on wood*.

  3. there own fault , get a serious gaming system !!!

    • With a cheap GPU upgrade, my eight-years-old Mac Pro runs the game at 100+fps on max settings at 1920×1080. By the way, you misspelled ‘their’

  4. The game has also been surprisingly stable for me, besides the AH of course. I think I’ve had one crash when attempting to enter a game. Hopefully they can get the kinks worked out before ROS….

  5. I’ve had no issues and have avoided the AH.

  6. So we get an extra week to unload stuff on the AH, right?

  7. Obviously I’m a MAC user…I haven’t tried opening the AH yet…all of my tabs work, friends list, options, etc. My big issue is that I can’t even play the game. I have tried public, private, different acts…you name it. Every time I hit Join Game I just stare at my little rainbow pinwheel spinning until I finally have to force shut down with the power button. This is a huge bummer because I only get a limited bit of game interaction with my real world schedule. Wife and baby fell asleep on the couch this afternoon, thought I was good to go…then this. 🙁

  8. Both my wife and I updated to OSX 10.9.2 immediately after loading the new patch. We have older (but different generation) iMacs. Neither of us have experienced a crash in any aspect of the game except trying to access the AH.

  9. The “reconfiguring files” took three hours and corrupted my app. The launcher never updated to the battle.net app, so I downloaded that manually, but trying to launch D3 gave a critical failure message. Now redownloading the entire 16GB to reinstall. Yay.

  10. QUOTE=Dree;8607942]Both my wife and I updated to OSX 10.9.2 immediately after loading the new patch. We have older (but different generation) iMacs. Neither of us have experienced a crash in any aspect of the game except trying to access the AH.[/QUOTE]
    Hm, guess I could try updating my OS and see
    As reported in another thread, I’ve been having this issue as well (AH crashing). It really irks me after 2.0.1 due to the changes in the AH that might mean I could find something decent for a low cash of money. And also because I obviously want to take advantage of it before it gets disabled.

    Both my wife and I updated to OSX 10.9.2 immediately after loading the new patch.  We have older (but different generation) iMacs.  Neither of us have experienced a crash in any aspect of the game except trying to access the AH.

    Hm, guess I could try updating my OS and see if that helps.

  11. QUOTE

    @own ...really?  Not everyone has a computer specifically FOR gaming, but if it's capable of gaming, and meets all the required specs, why should we have to suffer a sub-optimal experience?

    They should really fix the Mac thing. That said D3 is not a very demanding game, 200-300 USD will get you a pc good enough to run it with high/max settings.

    My Mac issues:
    *Click “Auction House” – crash/freeze
    *Start a game instead of “save & exit” then “resume” – crash/freeze
    *Be in a party and the party leader starts a game – crash/freeze
    –This last one is unique. I’ll have to restart my Mac and when I open Diablo back up, the game starts with me in the party and in the game. It skips the whole main menu, and seems to return to where I “should” be prior to the game freezing.
    *Certain areas with grass and ground effects (FoM, and anywhere else that has Trees) have a very strange strobe effect that occurs to the water. It looks like it’s trying to be reflective (with reflections turned off) and just strobes white/grey very rapidly. It’s very odd and makes the frame rate drop.
    *Lastly, the whole screen has a “wave” effect that runs diagonally across the screen as you move. Like when you record a CRT TV and watch the recording, but instead of being in the foreground, it’s a strange artifact that happens behind everything. Makes it feel like your monitor is made of water and it’s kind of dizzying.

    sent from my GalaxySIII

  12. I ditched the mac client and went with my PC i just finished building……

    The state of the MAC client was/is beyond frustrating, many of the issues Steve listed in his post above were longstanding and were known by Blizzard since the PTR/Beta.

    Putting out a AAA title like this with these kinds of issues is not really acceptable when much smaller studios put out stable games with far less resources and time.

    I hope it gets fixed for you guys, in the meantime I will be running the opposite direction from the mac client as fast as I can with my PC.

  13. I have a different “woe.” I bought Diablo III when it came out. The System Requirements said that it played on OS X Snow Leopard… and now with the latest patch… It doesn’t. So I can no longer play unless I update Snow Leopard to Mavericks. I know Mavericks is free, but it doesn’t support many clients that I use for work.

  14. Why hasn’t this been addressed yet? I recently updated my OS. This thread started at the beginning of the month and it is March 23rd. No rush? I crash whenever I join a game.

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