StarCraft Anthology (StarCraft and it's expansion, Brood War) - Now available
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StarCraft Anthology (StarCraft and it's expansion, Brood War) - Now available

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Found 27th Mar 2017
Now available! To celebrate StarCraft HD, Blizzard are somewhat generously giving away the original for free.

StarCraft Anthology, which includes the original game and the Brood War expansion, is free to download and play.

Hit the deal link to get to the installation link.
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Sharps7

There is StarCraft Anthology 1.18 PTR - from 30.03.2017 Download on … There is StarCraft Anthology 1.18 PTR - from 30.03.2017 Download on German Website:http://www.chip.de/downloads/StarCraft-Anthology-Vollversion_111807642.htmlJust click on "Manuelle Installation" and then on "Download-Server CHIP Online" to download without Chip downloader.It is 1,5GB zip file. This is multilingual version.



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Heated! As much as I like Star Craft 2 nothing compares to the original brings back lots of memories
Any word on the price of the HD version yet? I was expecting it to be quite low because it looks like it's been built with the same assets but if they are giving the original away for free it makes me think it will be higher.
Heated! Loved the originals more than SC2
Heated! ah memories!
W*E B*U*R*N !!
Heated! Now if they could just do Diablo 2 and Warcraft 3 that would be great.
Cool
Excellent. Almost as good as C&C or dune 2000
Banned
I was waiting for this .Thanks asap

I'm a huge RTS fan going back to Dune II, C&C, Age of Empires, etc. but the first Blizzard game I played was WarCraft III when that was first released. I didn't get around until playing StarCraft until Christmas of 2008 and then, when I was halfway through playing it, in January 2009 there was a new patch - for a game that came out in 1998. So I've always been pretty impressed with the longevity of the game and how well Blizzard have supported it over the years (I suppose the income they must have gotten from esports didn't hurt!). It still holds up really well and is totally playable in its original form, with no modern OS compatibilty issues, so no one has any excuse not to play it now! And the remaster looks tastefully done as well, just wonder how much it's going to be?


CovBob60

Heated! Now if they could just do Diablo 2 and Warcraft 3 that would be … Heated! Now if they could just do Diablo 2 and Warcraft 3 that would be great.


I own StarCraft Anthology, Diablo II and WarCraft III on Battle.net under Classic games. I don't think a remaster of WarCraft III is necessary yet - it still looks great and the textures hold up at higher resolutions. They could give Diablo II the same treatment as StarCraft though, that would be nice. But I'd settle for the digital re-release of the original Diablo and WarCraft + WarCraft II on Battle.net - no idea why they haven't done that.
Can you remind me in a few days?
Any chance that Anthology will be touch enabled??
Got it already (as every other blizzard game apart from Wow) and I simply can't wait for sc1 Remaster! Been playing it non stop when it came out, what a fantastic multiplayer experience.
Thanks for this
Heat!!! Just bought StarCraft 2 LOTV and loving it but I'm getting crushed ATM in the online unranked...Lots to learn :P

Still playing wc3 tft and hope one day they make wc4
Edited by: "utopiangames" 27th Mar 2017
Can their servers handle the Zerg rush?
One of the best games I've ever played, still got it somewhere in the garage.

They don't make them like that anymore.
Used to play this over a network at uni. Awesome fun! My old man still plays it nowadays!

Whens the HD version due?
Edited by: "Scorpion" 28th Mar 2017
Loved these games. Great strategy gaming and good story. Love the cut scenes too.
hotmep

Any word on the price of the HD version yet? I was expecting it to be … Any word on the price of the HD version yet? I was expecting it to be quite low because it looks like it's been built with the same assets but if they are giving the original away for free it makes me think it will be higher.



The HD remaster is also going to be free. It's not available until the summer, so this just seems to be Blizzard letting people get a gratis run at the original in the meantime.
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JohnnySpectre

The HD remaster is also going to be free. It's not available until the … The HD remaster is also going to be free. It's not available until the summer, so this just seems to be Blizzard letting people get a gratis run at the original in the meantime.


It is? The initial media reports weren't sure of the pricing.

Edit: Official PR from Blizzard indicates there's an undetermined price for the HD version - 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.
Edited by: "jsty3105" 28th Mar 2017
JohnnySpectre

The HD remaster is also going to be free. It's not available until the … The HD remaster is also going to be free. It's not available until the summer, so this just seems to be Blizzard letting people get a gratis run at the original in the meantime.



The reason they will be giving away the original version is likely to promote the upcoming HD version which won't be free.
En Taro Adun!
Will be a timely birthday pressie tomorrow for me! X)
Is there anyone that prefers Starcraft 2?
The original is so much better
MaximusRo

Is there anyone that prefers Starcraft 2?The original is so much better


I never played the original, loved SC2, and definitely read that SC1 is the preffered one, so will definitely be playing SC1...
CovBob60

Heated! Now if they could just do Diablo 2 and Warcraft 3 that would be … Heated! Now if they could just do Diablo 2 and Warcraft 3 that would be great.


if you still got your box and key, enter it on your library and it will let you download it. I've done it as Ive broke my warcraft 3 disc and it let me download it and play no disk needed
Barst

Can you remind me in a few days?


StarCraft Anthology is free from today.
reddragon105

StarCraft Anthology is free from today.



So.... Where can we get it? The page still looks the same. Is there somewhere I'm just not looking?

Edit:

It appears it'll be available here but says currently unavailable. Will keep this page open and check back!
Edited by: "Reisclef" 30th Mar 2017
Maybe 30th US time, as there doesn't appear to be anywhere to download it
Same - says currently unavailable?
Has anyone managed to get this?
Reisclef

So.... Where can we get it? The page still looks the same. Is there … So.... Where can we get it? The page still looks the same. Is there somewhere I'm just not looking?Edit:It appears it'll be available here but says currently unavailable. Will keep this page open and check back!


Yes, it will be on the Battle.net store. I won't be able to see how exactly you'll get it as I already own it on there. It does say it will coincide with the patch release, which hasn't happened yet, so I guess we're waiting for the US to wake up!
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rimz790

Will be a timely birthday pressie tomorrow for me! X)


Happy happy birthday!
May your bunkers be ever full / May your zerglings cover the known universe / May your Archons never die out
Edited by: "jsty3105" 30th Mar 2017
Anyone know what time it will be available?
Vinvincible

Anyone know what time it will be available?


Hard for me to tell because I already own it in my Battle.net account, but trying to download it now gives me v1.15, so the patch can't have gone live yet.

However, if you're desperate, you can download a test version of v1.18 that was uploaded yesterday - us.battle.net/for…e=1
jsty3105

Happy happy birthday!May your bunkers be ever full / May your zerglings … Happy happy birthday!May your bunkers be ever full / May your zerglings cover the known universe / May your Archons never die out


HOORAAH!!! or was that from command & conquer X) Thanks Jsty!
Edited by: "rimz790" 30th Mar 2017
Silly question time...is the download going to be available at a specific time?
Edited by: "rimz790" 30th Mar 2017
rimz790

Silly question time...is the download going to be available at a specific … Silly question time...is the download going to be available at a specific time?


1.18 PUBLIC TEST REALM - NOW AVAILABLE us.battle.net/for…707

zidnrfhwvbytk

1.18 PUBLIC TEST REALM - NOW AVAILABLE … 1.18 PUBLIC TEST REALM - NOW AVAILABLE https://us.battle.net/forums/en/starcraft/topic/20753915707



That's still a public test, rather than a full release. Looking unlikely tonight UK time...
So is this not happening?
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