Made on oct 7, 2022. Updated on July 9, 2023.
Let's start this off with 1.16.1, then we go to SC:R.
- StarCraft Broodwar 1.16.1 + Battle.net 1.0v.
- Main gameplay with the original content and mechanics of StarCraft and its expansion, Broodwar.
- Required purchase of StarCraft and Broodwar to play.
- Maximum of 24 friends on the friends list per account, limiting social interactions.
- CD-keys limited to one per account per game, restricting access to multiple copies.
- Presence of hacks, hackers, and bots during the active period of Battle.net 1.0v, which allowed unauthorized actions and unfair advantages. (No longer functional)
- Offline LAN support, enabling local multiplayer games without an internet connection.
- Availability of various custom maps and mods created by the community, expanding the gameplay experience.
- Traditional graphics and aspect ratio, maintaining the original visual style of the game.
- A dedicated and passionate community of players who have been loyal to the game for many years.
- Challenging single-player campaign with a compelling storyline and diverse missions.
- Three unique and balanced races: Terran, Protoss, and Zerg, each with distinct playstyles and units.
- Deep strategic depth and tactical decision-making, allowing for varied and complex gameplay strategies.
- Rich multiplayer experience with competitive ladder matches, tournaments, and clan battles.
- LAN parties and local gaming gatherings, fostering social interactions and friendly competition.
- Endless replayability with a vibrant and active map-making community, creating new maps and scenarios.
- Customizable hotkeys and control settings, allowing players to optimize their gameplay experience.
- In-game chat and communication options, facilitating coordination and teamwork in multiplayer matches.
- Resource management and base-building mechanics, adding a layer of economic strategy to the gameplay.
- Expansion pack content in Broodwar, introducing new units, campaigns, and multiplayer maps.
- Thriving esports scene, with professional tournaments and competitions showcasing high-level play.
- StarCraft Remaster, 1.18.0+ Benefits of SC:R. + Battle.net 2.0v
- The key features of SC:R.
- A new era of StarCraft has arrived. Play for free or upgrade to StarCraft: Remastered to unlock 4K graphics, 16x9 aspect ratio, and more!
- Same Legendary Gameplay as the original StarCraft and Broodwar, preserving the classic experience.
- Offline LAN and Campaign support, allowing for local multiplayer games and single-player campaigns.
- Connected to the Blizzard App, providing a unified platform for managing and accessing the game.
- Observer Mode works in all modes, including UMS/Melee, with a full game of 8 players and 4 observer slots.
- Modern OS Support, compatible with Windows 7 through Windows 11, Mac, and Linux.
- Presale Unlocks: Exclusive bonuses such as the Korhal Command Center, Aiur Nexus, and Char Hive.
- Cloud Saves for replays, allowing easy access and sharing of recorded matches.
- Localization in 13 languages, catering to a global player base.
- Remastered Dialogue and Audio, enhancing the quality of in-game sound effects and voiceovers.
- Remastered Graphics with support for up to 4K resolution and widescreen displays, providing a visually stunning experience.
- Enhanced Narrative, delivering an improved storytelling experience compared to the original.
- Matchmaking and Leaderboards, enabling competitive play and tracking player progress.
- Battle.net 2.0v adds up to 200 friends, increasing social interactions within the game.
- Flexible Display Options, including full screen, windowed mode (Alt+Enter), and windowed mode (full screen) accessible through the options settings.
- CD keyless system eliminates the need for CD keys, simplifying the installation process.
- Free-to-play base version of the game, with the option to purchase the remastered version for additional features.
- Elimination of hacks, hackers, and bots on Battle.net 2.0v, ensuring a fair and secure online environment.
- Option to buy the HD version and enjoy 4K monitor support, enhancing the visual experience.
- Easy joining of a friend's game by clicking on their names in the friends tab.
- Compatibility with a wide range of operating systems, including Windows 7 through Windows 11, Mac, and Linux, along with support for the latest hardware drivers, CPUs, and GPUs.
- Support for EUDs (Extended Unit Death) on Mac and Linux, expanding custom map creation options.
- Customizable Hotkeys, allowing players to set their preferred key configurations for optimal gameplay.
- Simplified Port Forwarding, making it easier to set up multiplayer games without accessing router settings.
- Improved AI capabilities, enhancing the challenge and strategic depth in single-player matches.
- Enhanced Modding Support, providing tools and resources for creating and sharing custom game modifications.
- Cross-Platform Compatibility, enabling players on different operating systems to play together.
- Regular Updates and Patches, ensuring ongoing support and addressing any issues or bugs.
- Expanded Replays Viewer, offering advanced features for reviewing and analyzing recorded games.
- Dedicated Community Support, with active forums, guides, and resources for new and experienced players.
- Ongoing Esports Support, with organized tournaments and professional competitions showcasing high-level play.