New StarCraft Patch Removes CD Check

New StarCraft Patch Removes CD Check

sc_face.jpgNormally I wouldn’t bother posting news about a fresh StarCraft patch, seeing as the game came out a decade ago. But we all know it remains insanely popular – heck, even I reinstall it on occasion – and the latest update brings with it a new feature. Or should I say the removal of a feature.

Yes, gone is the CD check that’s plagued legitimate users and humoured hackers since StarCraft‘s release in 1998. All you have to do is copy a file off the original or Brood War expansion disc (if you own it) to your StarCraft folder and rename it. Not hard at all – in fact, I’m surprised Blizzard didn’t just prompt the user to put their disc in and automate the process.

If you’re a frequent StarCraft player, then the patch is definitely worth a look.

Starcraft Patch Information [Official site]


  • Awesome. I know my disc has accumulated its fair share of scratches over the last decade or so. Discs are so 1998.

  • Awesome!

    So it’s not quite saying that it’s abondonware… or free to play now, but the hint is obviously there…

    Wasn’t that always one of the biggest facts backing up software piracy ? Total number of Starcraft copies sold – 9.5 Million, Population of Korea – 72 million ? 😛

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