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The original StarCraft (1998) got a fresh patch and is now free for everyone, see https://us.battle.net/forums/en/s...0753915707

The link directs you to the respective forum on battle.net containing the download link.

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Last Edited by davethesder April 19, 2017 at 02:46 PM

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Thank you, but this is just the testing build before it goes live.
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Thank you, but this is just the testing build before it goes live.
It is a PTR build, but it is a free real copy of the game. I just downloaded and played it. It even says you can play online if you have an account (I did not verify this)
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1.18 PUBLIC TEST REALM - NOW AVAILABLE

Earlier this week, Blizzard announced that it is remastering the original StarCraft, which launched way back in 1998. StarCraft Remastered will include support for up to 4K screen resolutions, features revised game audio and dialogue, and tells the original story using "race-themed book interludes." It will also include the Brood War expansion, better multiplayer support, and a new zoom feature.

We'll be waiting until the Summer to play the remastered version, but Blizzard doesn't want to keep gamers waiting, so the original game is being released now for free.

StarCraft v1.18 isn't just good news because it's free, though. Blizzard spent time fixing a range of bugs and adding features. Most important is OpenGL support and improved compatibility with modern operating systems including Windows 8, 8.1, and 10. Remember, when the game originally released Windows 95 was the standard and Windows 98 was just launching.

Follow the link below and follow the instructions.

https://us.battle.net/forums/en/s...0753915707
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ahh the good ol days...
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thank you!
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do i need the original starcraft?
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do i need the original starcraft?
No, full version is free.
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Oh the nostalgia of the countless hours on the player-created mini games... let's hope they're compatible too
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Gotta love the original starcraft! Reminds me of the days lan networking to play with friends and battle.net was such a premium feature that you can only log on if you paid premium for dsl or cable.
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clicking on the link says 404 not found. did they remove it? is there a real one coming that's not a test build?
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clicking on the link says 404 not found. did they remove it? is there a real one coming that's not a test build?
Still got the same thing today. Is this now dead?
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Dang, missed it!

Dead - per developer:
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Greetings Pioneers,

Blizzard would like to thank our dedicated Commanders, Cerebrates, and Executors who have participated in the PTR.

For being vocal on these and other forums; for adding to the data we used to analyze and fix problems; for pioneering to discover if our myriad changes would change gameplay; we salute your efforts to ensure an epic product for the wider community.

Your input has introduced ideas that we will discuss and implement in the coming months, and helped resolve a few we were on the fence about.

One, in particular, was the rebinding of hotkeys. We released the work-in-progress version you used to gauge sentiment, and garner feedback on what should or should not be included in such a feature. We're reviewing all the input - and will come to a resolution in the future - but will not release hotkey rebinding with 1.18.

Though we're bringing down the PTR, the dialogue does not end. We look forward to our continued collaboration on this game that we all hold so dear.

Cheers, Classic Games
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