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    StarCraft Remastered

    It's fucking happening boys https://starcraft.com/en-us/

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    This looks amazing. I can't believe the remaster and original have so much parity you can use the same replays for each, and play vs eachother with different clients.

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    Really liking that they just stuck with 2d sprites instead of 3d models for everything as far as client rendering goes. It's essentially a visual do-over of the original at a modern resolution, which was all I'd want.

    No fancy shaders or lighting or anything, just raw artwork.

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    The bigger question is whether classic/BW maps will be compatible with the remaster. I don't see why not, but you never know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezek View Post
    The bigger question is whether classic/BW maps will be compatible with the remaster. I don't see why not, but you never know.
    I'd have to imagine, they seemed to spend a whole lot of time making sure the games have complete parity.

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    Surprised this didn't happen sooner. Still a Top 10 game in PC Bangs, this is basically printing money. And hey, Tastosis is a great commentary team, renewed work for them.

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    Hyped, I hope this revives the UMS map community. I loved playing Evolves, Bunker Wars, and Quest Open RPG.

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    Yadda Yadda thousands of hours played, Yadda yadda. Just can't see replaying the original one anymore. Still glad to see this is a thing though.

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    Starcraft is cool, but all I care about is the fact that they're supposedly also going to do Warcraft 3 and Diablo 2 and I'd love the shit of Diablo 2 getting such treatment.

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    Don't get your hopes up about a D2 remake, David Brevik explains why its likely not to happen.



    tl;dw they would have to remake all the assets from the ground up because the sprite work that was done is very janky to the point where limbs aren't properly attached however they give the illusion with the low pixel count just fine in the games current state.

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    I'm sure it's inevitable.

    It'd probably take way longer than Starcraft I. Starcraft took them about a year and a half.

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    I'm confused by the appeal of something like this. I can just play the original SC whenever. CDs are still a thing

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    The appeal is being able to play on a standard resolution with today's graphics. Hell, I tried to play D2 a few months back and I was getting a headache with how horrible it looked, playing something at 800x600 on a native 1920x1080 monitor

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    Especially since, from what I read, if you have the original on your account you will be getting the remaster for free?

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    It also works with the original client. That's pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gokulo View Post
    Especially since, from what I read, if you have the original on your account you will be getting the remaster for free?
    Standard will be free if you buy remaster. Remaster will have a charge regardless if you own it. Probably will go for 20 bucks or something.

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    The orginal StarCraft and Brood War will both be free for everyone and will be compatible with the remaster, you don't have to buy the remaster to get them. The remaster itself will be a paid upgrade. I think the main draw for a lot of people will be the introduction of a ladder system to Brood War. Yeah iccup and fish exist, but the entry level into those is so high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhyis. View Post
    I'm confused by the appeal of something like this. I can just play the original SC whenever. CDs are still a thing
    Yeah, but it looks like complete ass at higher resolutions on Modern OS.


    But yeah, essentially it's a glorified high texture Mod, since they're patching regular starcraft for some parity.

    Remastered might have an advantage with the field of view though.

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    https://starcraft.com/en-us/articles/20674424

    StarCraft: Brood War Patch 1.18 Patch Notes

    4 hours ago | Blizzard Entertainment

    Note: When patching StarCraft, please use the ‘Run as Admin’ option; it is required during your first client run to migrate saves and avoid issues from Windows system admin changes.

    StarCraft: Brood War Patch 1.18 Patch Notes

    StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War are now free. Follow the links here to begin installing:

    [PC] [Mac]

    General

    Added windowed fullscreen or windowed mode; use Alt+Enter to switch between.
    Added UTF-8 support.
    Added cursor clamping in-game while windowed; unclamped in menus.
    Added Popular Maps to streamline finding games or game types.
    Added options to display actions per minute.
    Added Observer mode.
    Added opponent information when joining a game lobby.
    Added autosaving for replays.
    Added an option to display the game timer.
    Added UPnP support.
    Updated to a new OpenGL backend.
    Improved gameplay responsiveness during multiplayer by increasing turn rate to match LAN speeds over Battle.net.
    Improved UI layout in Battle.net sections.
    Improved behavior of available lobbies within the ‘Join Game’ section.
    Improved compatibility with Windows 7, 8.1, and 10.
    Improved anticheat capabilities.
    Improved installation and patching performance.
    Mac Beta support now available for 10.11 and up.
    Bug Fixes

    Fixed palette issues to correct rainbow water, 80s Kerrigan face in the loading screen, and other graphic glitches.
    Fixed problems with LAN game discovery.
    Fixed IME support and other text artifacts in Battle.net menus.
    LAN and Legacy Battle.net fixes.
    Known Issues

    The profile section is currently unavailable.

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    wtf

    I guess I missed the memo since they announced this a while ago, didn't expect.

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