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Thread: StarCraft (1998) - Now Freeware

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    Nov 2003

    Default StarCraft (1998) - Now Freeware

    'Nearly two decades after its 1998 release, StarCraft is now free. Legally! Blizzard has just released the original game -- plus the Brood War expansion -- for free for both PC and Mac. You can find it here. Up until a few weeks ago, getting the game with its expansion would've cost $10-15 bucks. The company says they've also used this opportunity to improve the game's anti-cheat system, add "improved compatibility" with Windows 7, 8.1, and 10, and fix a few long lasting bugs. So why now? The company is about to release a remastered version of the game in just a few months, its graphics/audio overhauled for modern systems. Once that version hits, the original will probably look a bit ancient by comparison -- so they might as well use it to win over a few new fans, right?'

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    Pac-Man (Level 10) Custom rank graphic

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    I saw this - this is great. Wish more companies would release their classics to the world once a few decades have passed.
    "[url=""]You[/url] are startled by a grim snarl. Before you, you see 1 Red dragon. Will your stalwart band choose to ([url=""]F[/url])ight or ([url=""]R[/url])un?"

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    I've had the Battle Chest for about 7 or 8 years now. I haven't tried it on Windows 10, and the last time I played it was on a laptop with Windows XP.

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