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StarCraft - Now Free!

Discussion in 'Game/SP News & Comments' started by RPGWatch, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. RPGWatch

    RPGWatch Watching... Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder

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    [​IMG]StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War are now free to download:

    StarCraft: Brood War Patch 1.18 Patch Notes

    Note: When patching StarCraft, please use the 'Run as Admin' option; it is required during your first client run to migrate saves and avoid issues from Windows system admin changes.

    StarCraft: Brood War Patch 1.18 Patch Notes

    StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War are now free. Follow the links here to begin installing:

    General
    • Added windowed fullscreen or windowed mode; use Alt+Enter to switch between.
    • Added UTF-8 support.
    • Added 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 Battle.net.
    • Improved UI layout in Battle.net 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.
    Bug Fixes
    • Fixed palette issues to correct rainbow water, 80s Kerrigan face in the loading screen, and other graphic glitches.
    • Fixed problems with LAN game discovery.
    • Fixed IME support and other text artifacts in Battle.net menus.
    • LAN and Legacy Battle.net fixes.
    Known Issues
    • The profile section is currently unavailable.
     
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  2. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Of course with the remastered Starcraft on the way the original's lifespan was all but extinguished, but still a nice move on Blizzard's part.
     

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