Back in the day (2000-2003) I played Diablo 2 — a lot. A bit of nostalgia and the upcoming release of Diablo 3 meant it was time to give it another shot — but I couldn’t find my CDs anywhere. No problem, I went out and purchased the Diablo 2 Battle Chest which includes the original game plus the expansion pack — Lord of Destruction.
But would it work on my Intel-based Mac. My backup plan was to install it on an old PC, but ideally I wanted it to work on my Mac. There’s a few roadblocks to that plan though. 1) It was written for the old Mac OS, not “OS X” which is based on Unix. It was also written to run on a different processor, not the Intel I have in my Mac. It was a bit of a hassle to get it working, and tech notes on how to do so were lacking, but in the end it works. You just can’t expect to pull out the CDs from the box and get it working though.
This blog entry is meant to document first how to do it, then the pitfalls I hit along the way.