The game runs perfectly fine… until it doesn’t. There seems to be no consistent rhyme or reason, except that it hasn’t happened yet on OpenGL (after 1 day of playing). It will just lock up completely - sometimes during the 1st game of the day, sometimes after hours, or even days of games with zero problems. It’s probably averaging a crash a day though.
If I am quick I can force-quit it to the desktop, but usually it completely crashes the whole system (kernel panic?), requiring a reboot. Sometimes it kicks me off with the classic “Attempting to Reconnect” message, along with everyone on my wireless network, which led me to believe this was a modem/router issue, but I am now not convinced. There seems to be other stuff going on.
I am running Mac OS Mojave 10.14.6 on a 2012 8-core Mac Pro, with a ATI Radeon Sapphire RX 580, 8 GB. I cannot update to Catalina (without Hackintoshing).
So far I have tried all of the fix techniques I have found from other Mac users:
Flushed DNS / modem
Reset modem/router to factory specs, then forwarded modem ports for SC2
Reset PRAM and SMC
Reset SC2 game settings
Tried every graphics setting available, from Ultra (recommended) to lowest
Scanned/repaired game files
Changed Computer name in Sharing
Uninstalled/reinstalled SC2 and Battlenet client
Updated permissions in game folder
None of the above seems to have worked. Yesterday, I reset the graphics render mode from Metal to OpenGL, and thus far it has not crashed, but who knows?? Also I hate this change, as it looks and runs WAY crappier in this mode - it stutters and lags, ruining any chance of fast-paced 1v1 play. I can run the game better in Ultra with Metal, than in medium with OpenGL. So I REALLY hope this isn’t the answer.
Any ideas/solutions for what could be happening? I am becoming rather unpopular with my online teammates, to the point where I’m scared to do 2v2 games. Please help! I am happy to provide crash logs and more info if need be.