Return of the PTR

Lol, did you see my post?

"(MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015), Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB)

edit: I tested on windows 10 as well. 60 FPS cap both on HD and SD, whereas I get 100 FPS on HD with the live version."

OMG, this is the best change ever! I used to have terrible mouse lag when playing the game while duplicating the screen (for gaming nights with my brother where we watch each other play on the TV). With the new rendering this is now gone and the gameplay is much smoother when mirroring the game on my TV. So kudos for the great job. I will continue to play on the PTR and share my feedback.

Edit: Win 10, Ryzen 7 2700X, ATI Radeon R9 290

Error: 6:5
Looks like I won’t be able to play for now.

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When party MatchMaking? How is it possible that someone of 50 apm can play with someone of 300 apm. There is no balance in the group games, this is something that works well in starcraft 2 copy from it.

I agree, the overall experience is much smoother than the Off-PTR version. More importantly, it doesn’t have the weird graphic glitches that i had with the that one (like black horizontal lines running across the map and the minimap). However the HD graphics are somewhat blurry when i zoom in (Intel UHD 620), which was never a problem with my Intel HD 4000 laptop. Any idea why that might be the case?

As soon as I updated to patch 1.23.5 with High Sierra (Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB) Starcraft crashes on load every time. Can’t enter the game anymore.


What kind of backwards universe are we in where Starcraft 1 gets a DX11/12 backend before Starcraft 2 - the one that actually would benefit most from it.


yeah that’s funny as **** now that you mention it

Ya he instalado testrealm PTR y no puedo jugar realmente el ultimo parche relentiza el mouse y su reaccion, no se puede ni contra la computadora.

This patch Crashes in MacOX High Sierra since 1 of july!!!

7-10-2020 at 10:17 AM - PDT


(I just Posted ALL of this in response to your IDENTICAL Post in 1.23.5 Notes Thread.)

What are your System Specs, SPECIFICALLY the Video Card?

IF you have a 3000/4000 Iris/Iris Pro Graphics Card, THIS is your issue. (See my Prior Posts.)

I’m ON High Sierra, 10.13.6 - (17G13035) AND my System WORKS, BECAUSE I have a Discrete GPU. (PNY NVIDIA GTX-970 4GB Card, on NVIDIA Web Driver 387.

The Integrated Graphics of Apple Systems SEEMS to be the issue here.


I have an AMD Radeon R9 M395 2048 MB and I can not start the game… rainbow wheel of death and never boots, please help

7-11-2020 at 3:08 PM - PDT


Check the App and change SC:R Settings to 64-Bit. (Uncheck 32-Bit.) This is helping MANY here.

IF this STILL DOESN’T do the trick, check your Apple Hardware and see IF you have Dual GPUs, (one Integrated Intel, AND the Radeon R9 M395), IF you DO have Dual GPU, go to the 1.23.5 Notes Thread, find my Post on Terminating “Auto Switching” of the GPUs. Once you kill the Auto Switching, this SHOULD keep your System using the Radeon Card FULL TIME and give you better performance in the game.



I assume that you are on a Apple System - MacBook or MacBook Pro… Hence killing the Auto Switching suggestion…

Think you should stop giving useless suggestions when you do not have idea what is wrong with it. Plus these guys get paid for it do not give ant feedback. Totally scam

7-11-2020 at 3:00 PM - PDT

We’ll just have to wait and see, as Caterpepi has just posted here:

‘Main Thread - MacOS Can’t Connect To and other Issues.’ Thread…

" Thank you for the reports and requested details! Our team has been able to replicate the issue on High Sierra (10.13.6), they are continuing to look into this matter as quickly as possible to find a resolution to the issue.

If you are on an older version of MacOS (10.12 - Sierra, 10.11 - El Captain, 10.10 - Yosemite, etc), these operating systems are not officially supported as they are below the minimum requirement for Starcraft." - Caterpepi, 7-11-2020.

I stand by EVERYTHING I’ve suggested as per FOUND in the WoW Forum for Mac Tech Support.



@Timelord04 #1 Thank you for your response … I have deselected 32 bit and that did not help. I do not think I have a 2nd graphics Card because Its an IMAC (desktop) and the reason for the 2nd card is for laptops to use the more powerful gaming Gcard only when needed and the lighter duty Gcard when the gaming card is not needed to conserve battery energy (at least from what I am reading online) just to confirm this is what it says under " Apple/about this mac/system report/graphics/displays

AMD Radeon R9 M395:

Chipset Model: AMD Radeon R9 M395
Type: GPU
Bus: PCIe
PCIe Lane Width: x16
VRAM (Dynamic, Max): 2048 MB
Vendor: AMD (0x1002)
Device ID: 0x6920
Revision ID: 0x0001
ROM Revision: 113-C905AA-799
VBIOS Version: 113-C905A1-007
EFI Driver Version: 01.00.799
Metal: Supported, feature set macOS GPUFamily1 v3
Display Type: Built-In Retina LCD
Resolution: 5120 x 2880 Retina
Framebuffer Depth: 30-Bit Color (ARGB2101010)
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Automatically Adjust Brightness: No

If I need to add a 2nd card to keep playing SC I would do it… just don’t want to wast the $ if it’s not going to “for sure” fix it, and I honestly do not know if my IMAC can even accommodate a 2nd card.

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7-11-2020 at 4:26 PM - PDT


Too bad that Deselecting 32-Bit made no difference for your System. It has helped others.

Sorry, I thought you were on a MacBook or MacBook Pro. Didn’t realize you were on an iMac. So, yes, you are right and Deselecting the “Auto Switching” is NOT available to you.

As to adding a DIFFERENT Discrete Video Card, IF your iMac has a Thunderbolt Port, you CAN add an eGPU Enclosure and add ANY AMD/ATI GPU that you wish. (From the Radeon Sapphire Pulse RX-580 8GB Card to the 5700XT.) As you state, this means EXTRA $$$ which, like you, I DO NOT have at the moment. (Currently saving $$$ for a MacVidCards’ Radeon Sapphire Pulse RX580 8GB Card myself.)

Good Luck,


Is it not possible to change the games netcode to be server based rather than peer2peer? p2p is really bad for people far away from each other.

good and Nice, but why the hell do i need to install over 6GB to play the PTR version ?
Isnt it possible to just install a little update version you can change to?
It seems you people really dont know anything about your consumers …
Instead on cashing on the broad mass you support this elitist call to upgrade and upgrade the computers…
Why did Broodwar get so popular ? Not because because it didnt worked on most computers, but becuase you could install it on every mans hardware …
If you cant make a public light version at least, support the folk that is buying the game with their current machines, no need to put them in barrel and f. them with patch after patch …
Do even realize that this lockdown was the opportunity to finally expand the community and consumer base to an unknown horizon?
What we need right now is stability and that the product works as expected. MAybe it isnt to late to anchor the new commers…
Big updates is what this game needs, with new content, until this happens we need a starcraft that works…
No need for Starcraft 2.1 where every 3 months or so there is a new update that totally messes the balance only to get changed days later. Though gameplay wise this may not be the case in Broodwar, it is performance related. Every patch brings new buggs, only to not address old ones. MAny buggs have been fixed there is no denying in that. But some have been just ignored for patches now-> THe old games that dont disappear after refreshing even after reentering…
It is Ok to a certain extent that the game may crash after a new patch, if there is actuall new content, but it doesnt seem so … And than not for days, weeks crashing from moring to afternoon.