Since Apple switched to Intel chips in 2005, playing Diablo II on a Mac has been nearly impossible, because it basically required you to install a Windows OS on your Mac or to look for other ways to adjust the game’s compatibility to the OS you were using. However, all of this changed in early 2016, when Blizzard released patch version 1.14 that actually made playing Diablo II on Mac possible.
However, gamers who want to play this classic RPG game on their Macs must make sure that the OS on their computer is compatible with the game. Diablo II will work on OS X EL Captain, but it is best to check whether the Mac OS you are using is compatible with the game before downloading the installer for Mac.
Step I: Creating an account on Battle.net
Diablo II and the extension Diablo: Lord of Destruction are not free games, which is why you either have to purchase a DVD or buy the game online before you can install it on your Mac.
In order to start the installation process of Diablo II you must first log in to your Battle.net account or if you don’t have an account you must create one. The process is effortless since it only requires you to select your country, enter your name, date of birth and email address. After you’ve created the account, you should install the Battle.net app on your Mac that will enable you to install Diablo II or any other Blizzard game. Once the Battle.net app is installed, you should head back to the Battle.net web page and proceed to log in to your freshly created account.
Step II: Purchasing and Downloading Diablo 2
As we already mentioned, Diablo II isn’t a free game, and it can be purchased for $9.99 at the Battle.net’s store. If you already have a disc you can skip this part and click on the My Account menu and then click on the Add a Game Key button located on the right side of the screen.
Clicking on this button will enable you to access the Games&Codes page where you can enter the 16 or 26 digit code required to add Diablo II to your Game accounts.
If you’d like to install Diablo: Lord of Destruction as well you must repeat the process we just described. Once you’ve successfully entered the code, head back to your account to make sure that you’ve added the game to the list.
Step III: Mac Installer Download
If the game was added to your game account, you’ll be able to see Diablo II on the list. Clicking on the Diablo II will enable you to access the Game Installer, and if you are a Mac user you should click on the Mac option.
The installer download will commence immediately and from that point onward you should simply follow the instructions that appear on the screen. If the Mac installer isn’t working make sure that you have the Mac OS version that is compatible with Diablo II. Have fun playing one of the best RPG games on this planet.