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Starcraft: Brood War will be getting its first patch in 8 years, and one feature is that game will be FREE.

The game has been made free on 4/18/2017. Download links:

https://starcraft.com/en-us/articles/20674424
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Created 03-25-2017 at 10:52 PM by playguuu
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The "arcade" of the original starcraft is still better than this new crap. I actually wouldn't mind paying them for their efforts on this.
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Have been waiting for freebies since 1998.
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Why would they come up with a free patch after 8 yrs? I am sure they put tons of valuable resources on making this happen

EDIT: Thanks for the answers below. It makes sense to me now.
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Why would they come up with a free patch after 8 yrs? I am sure they put tons of valuable resources on making this happen
To bring attention to (and to get it to play co-op with) the HD remaster they have coming out later this year
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Why would they come up with a free patch after 8 yrs? I am sure they put tons of valuable resources on making this happen
Because they're making a remastered version.
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SC:BW will become a free download
SC:R is a paid upgrade from SC:BW, with price TBD
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Why would they come up with a free patch after 8 yrs? I am sure they put tons of valuable resources on making this happen
That's why Embarrassment)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIngC0nWCCU Big Grin
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Press Release

Evolution Complete! Blizzard Entertainment Announces StarCraft®: Remastered

The groundbreaking sci-fi real-time strategy game remastered in 4K Ultra High Definition, to include all content from the original award-winning game and its renowned expansion, StarCraft: Brood War®.

StarCraft: Remastered maintains the gameplay and balance that set the standard for the RTS genre, while updating graphics and audio, and adding matchmaking, ladder, social features, and more!

IRVINE, California—March 27, 2017—One of the highest rated, most celebrated games of all time has evolved. Blizzard Entertainment today unveiled StarCraft®: Remastered, a reverently crafted modernization of the original award-winning real-time strategy game. StarCraft: Remastered will offer a full graphical overhaul of the original StarCraft and the StarCraft: Brood War® expansion, while preserving the sublime gameplay that captivated millions of gamers around the world and served as the foundation for professional global esports.

"StarCraft is a pure distillation of Blizzard's DNA—its story, its balance, and all the little details reflect our long-running commitment to epic entertainment, and it's been a staple in competitive gaming and esports for almost 20 years," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "With StarCraft: Remastered, we're modernizing the original game's visuals, audio, and online support to ensure that players can enjoy StarCraft for another 20 years and beyond."

The remastered graphics and audio will bring a modern look and feel to the timeless classic, with widescreen UHD support for up to 4K resolution. Other updates will include new illustrations to enhance storytelling in the StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War campaign missions; advanced matchmaking; full connectivity to Blizzard's gaming network for social features and updates; cloud saving for campaign progress, custom maps, replays, and keybinds; support for eight new languages in addition to the original five; and more. While these improvements will bring StarCraft to the modern era, gameplay and balance have been precisely preserved, for an experience that will feel identical to veteran players.

Blizzard is developing StarCraft: Remastered for release on Windows® and Mac® PCs, with an anticipated release date this summer. Pricing and related information on StarCraft: Remastered will be announced at a later date. Prepare to venture once again onto the planetary battlefields of the war-torn Koprulu Sector; command the forces of the zerg, protoss, and terrans in their struggle for galactic domination; relive the epic saga of Marshal Jim Raynor, Kerrigan, and Praetor Fenix; or just vie for the GG against fellow players in this rejuvenated version of the online competitive RTS that set the bar for an entire genre.

Learn more at www.starcraft.com.

In preparation for StarCraft: Remastered, Blizzard Entertainment will update StarCraft: Brood War later this week to version 1.18. The update will include bug fixes and improvements, including the ability to rebind keys; observer mode; modern anti-cheat measures; compatibility improvements for Windows 7, 8.1, and 10; and more. Once the update is live, StarCraft Anthology, which includes the original game and the Brood War expansion, will be free to download and play.
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What is the system requirement for this? Can my 2000 PC play it at 4K?
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Hi, it is quite interest to hear about it. However, I have 2 questions.. hope someone knows the answer.

1.) Brood War is the expansion pack for SC 1, so... does this FREE still require owning SC1 to play?

2.) I thought SC 1 and BW doesn't play well until Windows 7 and later... the screen / video driver doesn't support it. At least I remember it doesn't work in Windows 7 when I tried..
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Good. Good. After enjoying Warcraft 3, I wanted to play through Starcraft's story, but it was too inaccessible.

Now make Warcraft 4. Get back to good, Blizzard.
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Hi, it is quite interest to hear about it. However, I have 2 questions.. hope someone knows the answer.

1.) Brood War is the expansion pack for SC 1, so... does this FREE still require owning SC1 to play?

2.) I thought SC 1 and BW doesn't play well until Windows 7 and later... the screen / video driver doesn't support it. At least I remember it doesn't work in Windows 7 when I tried..
For your first question, both will be free. Second question, they're working on compatibility issues.

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In preparation for StarCraft: Remastered, Blizzard Entertainment will update StarCraft: Brood War later this week to version 1.18. The update will include bug fixes and improvements, including the ability to rebind keys; observer mode; modern anti-cheat measures; compatibility improvements for Windows 7, 8.1, and 10; and more. Once the update is live, StarCraft Anthology, which includes the original game and the Brood War expansion, will be free to download and play.
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the game is now free for download
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Thanks for posting this deal
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