The Original StarCraft Is Getting Patched Too

The Original StarCraft Is Getting Patched Too

Blizzard has been busy over the past month or so updating some of their most classic titles, with Diablo 2 and WarCraft 3 most recently getting some modern love. And if you were wondering whether StarCraft was going to get a new patch any time soon, good news: it is.

One of the software engineers responsible for touching up Blizzard’s classic games has revealed on the forums that StarCraft is the next in line for a touch up. The info followed a query about whether Diablo 2 would be patched to support modern resolutions going forward, although developer “Clasico” wrote that “we’re primarily working on bug fixing and compatibility with multiple operating systems”.

“I will say that, as of right now, Starcraft IS being worked on,” the developer said in a small update.

The latest patch for Diablo 2, which was released around a week ago, concentrated on correcting glitches introduced by current operating systems, as well as issues relating to mercenaries and frame rates.

WarCraft 3’s latest patch also had an updated installer to support the latest versions of Mac OSX, with the game having originally been coded to support the PowerPC era of Macs. There were also plans to tweak the game’s balance and WC3’s aging map pool.

It’s likely StarCraft will get similar treatment: bug fixes for issues caused with Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, a new installer for the latest versions of OSX, as well as bug fixes for crashes relating to those OS’s. Once that’s all out of the way, we can probably expect some more quality-of-life improvements for Blizzard’s older games, improvements that fans previously had to turn to mods for.


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