Tacticular Cancer: We'll have your balls

  1. Welcome to rpgcodex.net, a site dedicated to discussing computer based role-playing games in a free and open fashion. We're less strict than other forums, but please refer to the rules.

    "This message is awaiting moderator approval": All new users must pass through our moderation queue before they will be able to post normally. Until your account has "passed" your posts will only be visible to yourself (and moderators) until they are approved. Give us a week to get around to approving / deleting / ignoring your mundane opinion on crap before hassling us about it. Once you have passed the moderation period (think of it as a test), you will be able to post normally, just like all the other retards.
    Dismiss Notice

StarCraft: Remastered

Discussion in 'Strategy Gaming' started by J_C, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. Make America Great Again Lyric Suitegender: ⚧ Arcane

    Lyric Suite
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2006
    Parrots:
    30,929
    Click here and disable ads!
    Even if their are honest in their intent doesn't necessarily mean they aren't going to fuck it up.
     
    • retadred retadred x 1
    ^ Top  
  2. RhodokMasterRaceOfficialgender: ⚧ Savant

    RhodokMasterRaceOfficial
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2015
    Parrots:
    516
    Location:
    Kangaroo Island
    If they fuck it up, it's definitely not going to be by bringing about PatchZerg 2.0 or anything.

    Keep in mind, the game's already out, so unless they fix a bug in the next patch and then accidentally introduce a new bug that results in a BSOD on starting the game, I'm not sure what they can do to mess things up.
     
    ^ Top  
  3. mwnn85gender: ⚧ Educated

    mwnn85
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2017
    Parrots:
    72
    The old offline installers for most Blizzard games are still accessible - if one wants to avoid using Blizzard's launcher or online installers.

    English (UK), Windows.

    Diablo 2 (1.14b)
    http://www.battle.net/download/getLegacy?product=D2DV&locale=en-GB&os=WIN

    Diablo 2 LOD (1.14b) (followed by LODPatch_114d.exe)
    http://www.battle.net/download/getLegacy?product=D2XP&locale=en-GB&os=WIN

    Warcraft 3 (1.27)
    https://eu.battle.net/download/getLegacy?product=WAR3&locale=en-GB&os=WIN

    Warcraft 3 The Frozen Throne (1.27) (followed by War3TFT_127b_English.exe)
    http://www.battle.net/download/getLegacy?product=W3XP&locale=en-GB&os=WIN

    Warcraft 3 latest version is v1.28.5. Only available through the new online only installer!

    Starcraft + Brood War (1.15.2)
    https://eu.battle.net/download/getLegacy?product=STAR&locale=en-GB&os=WIN

    Language Codes
    en-GB (UK English)
    en-US
    de-DE (German)
    es-ES (Spanish)
    fr-FR (French)
    it-IT (Italian)
    ko-KR (Korean)
    pl-PL (Polish)
    zh-TW (Taiwanese)

    Platform
    WIN
    MAC

    You still need a serial key to install/play.
    Starcraft is almost a 7GB download now that they've bundled classic and remastered together.
    Plus I have to stare at a big advert on the main menu for Remastered.
    :decline:
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2017
    • Informative Informative x 4
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
    ^ Top  
  4. mwnn85gender: ⚧ Educated

    mwnn85
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2017
    Parrots:
    72
    Completely forgot to mention the Starcraft 1.16.1 update or the never released 1.17 update - not played it for so long.
    Not a fan of having to stare at this, having to be constantly online through the launcher and having to download 6-7 times the data each time I install.

    Keeping the old offline installer on my NAS.
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2017
    • Informative Informative x 3
    • Brofist Brofist x 2
    ^ Top  
  5. TalesfromtheCryptgender: ⚧ Arcane

    TalesfromtheCrypt
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2005
    Parrots:
    3,964
    Thanks mate! Downloading now and making a back-up.

    Perfect!
     
    ^ Top  
  6. RhodokMasterRaceOfficialgender: ⚧ Savant

    RhodokMasterRaceOfficial
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2015
    Parrots:
    516
    Location:
    Kangaroo Island
    This only matters to nerds who're going to play the campaign for 10 seconds and quit. If you don't ladder or 1:1 obs with friends, you're not really the target of the remaster.
     
    • retadred x 2
    • hopw roewur ne x 1
    • Agree x 1
    • Creative x 1
    • Shit x 1
    ^ Top  
  7. TalesfromtheCryptgender: ⚧ Arcane

    TalesfromtheCrypt
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2005
    Parrots:
    3,964
    So what? Fuck you.
     
    • butthurt butthurt x 1
    ^ Top  
  8. RhodokMasterRaceOfficialgender: ⚧ Savant

    RhodokMasterRaceOfficial
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2015
    Parrots:
    516
    Location:
    Kangaroo Island
    Because multiplayer is all Starcraft actually offers/ever offered, so why do you even care about an always online requirement? All you're gonna do with your old install is play the campaign for 10 seconds and quit.
     
    • Acknowledge this user's Agenda Acknowledge this user's Agenda x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • retadred retadred x 1
    ^ Top  
  9. thesheeepgender: ⚧ Arcane

    thesheeep
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2007
    Parrots:
    5,820
    Location:
    Tampere, Finland
    Says you and the other 5-10% of players that actually stick around for MP :lol:
     
    ^ Top  
  10. MilesBeyondgender: ⚧ Savant

    MilesBeyond
    Joined:
    May 15, 2015
    Parrots:
    552
    Even if you're only doing single player, the ability to rebind hotkeys is well worth being always online and having the ad in the main menu.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    ^ Top  
  11. thesheeepgender: ⚧ Arcane

    thesheeep
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2007
    Parrots:
    5,820
    Location:
    Tampere, Finland
    Yeah, no doubt. This remaster is mostly for the MP crowd. At least I doubt there are too many changes (if at all) to the campaign.
    But claiming SC has only ever been for multiplayer is beyond ridiculous.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    ^ Top  
  12. MilesBeyondgender: ⚧ Savant

    MilesBeyond
    Joined:
    May 15, 2015
    Parrots:
    552
    Oh, no argument here. That was just plain stupid. There's plenty of people who enjoy Starcraft for its campaign, and then plenty more people who enjoy it for UMS multiplayer. In fact, I think that in North America that demographic would be a fair bit larger than those who are in it for competitive multiplayer.

    I've honestly felt no need to get the Remastered. I just don't have the time to get deep enough into BW to become a reasonable player, and none of the rest of the changes really seem worth spending money on. That's the problem Starcraft's always had, really, and the reason why I'm not surprised SC2 has struggled so much against MOBAs. Starcraft is PC gaming's chess (and whether you take that as a compliment to SC or an insult to other PC games is up to you). The reality is that it's not something you can just pick up and play. Cultivating the mechanical ability alone takes a lot of time, to say nothing of learning the meta and timings and how units work and whether that has any relation to how you'd think they work (be honest, how many people, after finishing the Terran campaign in SC1, thought to themselves "Man, you know what? That Vulture unit is incredibly useful and is obviously going to be a staple of Terran multiplayer").


    Meanwhile, I have never played a MOBA sober. You do the math.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
    ^ Top  
  13. Make America Great Again Unkillable Catgender: ⚧ WHERE THE FUCK IS YOUR CHIN? Patron

    Unkillable Cat
    Joined:
    May 13, 2009
    Parrots:
    14,524
    Codex 2014
    This may be due to a difference of meaning, but that does not link to an offline installer, but to an online installer.

    Could it be that the link has changed?
     
    ^ Top  
  14. mwnn85gender: ⚧ Educated

    mwnn85
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2017
    Parrots:
    72
    You basically download and run that file - which downloads the "real" offline installer in turn.
    Show Spoiler

    [​IMG]


    Once it's downloaded you can delete Downloader_StarCraft_Combo_enGB.exe.
    It'll try an install the game once downloaded but it's safe to cancel that.

    Backup the contents of the downloaded folder (i.e. \SC-1.15.2-enGB\* ) to a convenient place.
    Run Installer.exe to install the game.
    You will need a serial key, you don't have to be online to install, you won't need your discs at all.
    Thrown mine away years ago.
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2017
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
    ^ Top  

(buying stuff via the above buttons helps us pay the hosting bills, thanks!)