ZeroLives.com serves cookies to personalize content, show advertisements and analyze traffic. Information about your use of this website may be shared with third parties.
More information
OK
person
Not logged in
Articles
home
Frontpage
PC
Xbox One
Playstation 4
Nintendo Switch
Virtual reality
Indie
star
Premium
inbox
Archive
Search
today
Calendar
Contact
Others
Get the app
Twitter
Facebook
Advertisement
You have already read articles for free
Do you enjoy our journalism? Read this article and everything else we've written without restrictions with premium.
star
Subscribe now
This website does not support Ad Blocker
Do you enjoy our journalism? Read this article and everything else we've written without advertisements with premium.

StarCraft and expansion Brood War now available for free via first patch in eight years

by
Raymond Bakker
Thursday 20 April 2017 - 13:47 GMT
2 min.
StarCraft and expansion Brood War now available for free via first patch in eight years
Thursday 20 April 2017 - 13:47 GMT
by
Raymond Bakker


The popular RTS game StarCraft and its expansion pack StarCraft: Brood War are now available free of charge. The game also received the first patch in eight years.


It has been over eight years since the game received a patch. The new 1.18 update includes several tweaks and fixes, such as the addition of fullscreen and windowed settings, UTF-8 character encoding support, cursor clamping, a new Observer mode, UPnP support and several user interface tweaks.

No one likes ads. We know that. But ads help us pay the bills. sentiment_dissatisfied
Please whitelist us in your adblocker software so that we can continue to provide quality content.
Advertisement
The patch also features a wide variety of improvements that touch on many parts of the original game, including OpenGL, LAN multiplayer, multiplayer lobbies, anti-cheat systems and OS compatibility.

Last month Blizzard announced that it is working on a remastered edition of StarCraft. The remastered edition will feature the exact same gameplay mechanics as the original version along with various technical enhancements, such as 4K resolution support, updated graphics, updated audio and updated multiplayer capabilities.

With the new multiplayer component players will be able to play against opponents regardless of which version of the game they are playing, effectively making both versions of the game completely compatible with each other.

The remastered edition of StarCraft is expected to launch this summer. The original game can be downloaded for PC and Mac.
You have read this entire article completely free of charge
Consider supporting our independent journalists by becoming a premium subscriber to gain unrestricted access to all content and features.

Every contribution we receive goes directly into funding our journalism to ensure we can continue doing what we do best.
No one likes ads. We know that. But ads help us pay the bills. sentiment_dissatisfied
Please whitelist us in your adblocker software so that we can continue to provide quality content.
Advertisement
subject
Related video games news
photo
StarCraft Remastered
Blizzard Entertainment
Platforms
PC
assignment
Learn more
person

About the author

Raymond Bakker
Journalist and Software Developer at Moonlight Multimedia. He covers the latest video games news from indie to virtual reality and has been actively involved in the video games industry since the early 2000s.
bubble_chart

Read more about

Advertisement
No one likes ads. We know that. But ads help us pay the bills. sentiment_dissatisfied
Please whitelist us in your adblocker software so that we can continue to provide quality content.
Advertisement
An error has occurred

ZeroLives.com
ZeroLives.com
Get the official mobile app
close
Do you want to receive notifications for breaking news?
Enable notifications
No spam. Just news.
Weekly newsletter
Stay updated with our weekly newsletter. The latest news in your e-mail inbox every Saturday.
done
Do it
close
No thanks!
Thank you for subscribing
close
Close