The original StarCraft has been patched for the first time in over 8 years and is now FREE


Attention:  the original Starcraft has been patched for the first time in over 8 years and is now FREE.

StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War are now free. The links below will direct you to the correct installer for your system (if you’re on PC or MAC):

[PC] [MAC]
Here is some juicy info:

  • They’ve gone ahead and added windowed fullscreen/windowed mode (Alt+Enter to switch between).
  • They’ve also added UTF-8 support.
  • Cursor clamping in-game while windowed; unclamped in menus.
  • Added Popular Maps to streamline finding games or game types.
  • Added options to display actions per minute.
  • Added Observer mode.
  • Added opponent information when joining a game lobby.
  • Added autosaving for replays.
  • Added an option to display the game timer.
  • Added UPnP support.
  • Updated to a new OpenGL backend.
  • Improved gameplay responsiveness during multiplayer by increasing turn rate to match LAN speeds over
  • Improved UI layout in sections.
  • Improved behavior of available lobbies within the ‘Join Game’ section.
  • Improved compatibility with Windows 7, 8.1, and 10.
  • Improved anticheat capabilities.
  • Improved installation and patching performance.
  • Mac Beta support now available for 10.11 and up.

Along with a couple of bug fixes, pretty impressive of Blizzard!  Enjoy.

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  4. Shit does this mean they broke it for my voodoo 2 sli windows 98 pc like they did with diablo 2. The Glide API made the game look much better then Direct X does in diablo 2 im going to be really ticked if i can no longer use glide or run starcraft under windows 98.

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