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

PC | Mac


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.


The game is now free with latest patch. Remastered version will come at a premium.
Edited by Slomo4shO - 4/18/17 at 11:27pm
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Wait, free? So I am getting nothing for a game that I paid for years ago?
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Wait, free? So I am getting nothing for a game that I paid for years ago?

IMO you should get the remastered version for free if you paid for it originally.

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IMO you should get the remastered version for free if you paid for it originally.
It would make sense and is even pretty easy to find out since you can just attach your old Starcraft key to battle.net
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Stupid question but I a'm away from my PC atm. If I sign into the Blizzard Gaming application, and go to the Store, will it be available to download?

I've been checking the past couple of weeks (for the original Starcraft) and it's been marked as "Sold Out".

Hopefully it was marked as Sold out to prevent people from buying it before it came free.
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I'm looking forward to this. I love playing OG Starcraft, but the old 4:3 resolution looks... strange on my 21:9. And for whatever reason I can't get it to run in windowed mode or with black bars on the side.
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Wait, free? So I am getting nothing for a game that I paid for years ago?

Wait you are expecting blizzard to give you anything for a game that was available 19 years ago?
Why do you even expect anything?
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IMO you should get the remastered version for free if you paid for it originally.

tbh, why? What is the reason behind it? You could have gotten it in a those pile of 5$ games. Why should blizzard give you now, anything for owning it?
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I'm looking forward to this. I love playing OG Starcraft, but the old 4:3 resolution looks... strange on my 21:9. And for whatever reason I can't get it to run in windowed mode or with black bars on the side.

Is the 4:3 image stretched horizontally? By the way, "black bars on the side" is called pillarboxing. This post makes me want to bring up a related but tangential topic. Has any one ever watched Comcast's widescreen SD content on a widescreen display? The morons there decided to windowbox the picture if scaling/zooming is disabled. If the image is scaled to fit the screen, it's just stretched horizontally with letterboxing intact, rather than stretching on both axes as I expected. That obviously means the widescreen SD content is a pre-letterboxed image fit in to a 4:3 frame, with no metadata or flags implemented to assist the STB in properly scaling the picture, regardless of the display's aspect ratio x_x
     
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Wait you are expecting blizzard to give you anything for a game that was available 19 years ago?
Why do you even expect anything?
tbh, why? What is the reason behind it? You could have gotten it in a those pile of 5$ games. Why should blizzard give you now, anything for owning it?

Stole the words for my mouth. Seriously OCN used to be a great forum, now it's over run with entitled gamers and complaining about Windows 10.

Dude it's been 19 years, I'm sure you've saved enough cash by now to buy the new Starcraft.

Here's how entitled you sound, "Hey Ford, I bought a Mustang back in 87. I see you just released a new one. I deserve it for free sense I bought one 20 years ago."
Edited by Xtreme21 - 4/19/17 at 6:13am
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Wait, free? So I am getting nothing for a game that I paid for years ago?

You're getting this:
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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.

Pretty important, if you actually ever tried to play the game on a modern system.
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