This is one of the amazing move done by the company - Blizzard. The ever PC classic game 'StarCraft: Brood War' is now available for download and it's totally FREE. Not only that, this full game of Brood War expansion has a new patch that improves compatibility for latest Windows OS and Mac machine.

The new 1.18 patch fixed the compatibility issue on Windows 7, 8.1, and 10. And it also makes the game playable on Mac Beta 10.11 and up. There's also new features like observer mode and adds UPnP support.

And another good news about this was Blizzard said that owners of the (now free) original game and the new upcoming Remastered edition will be able to play each other online.

StarCraft: Brood War is still stayed the same, however with more new features aside from the above-mentioned details. Below are the detailed general pieces of information for the free to download game:

    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
    Improved UI layout in sections.
    Improved behavior of available lobbies within the ‘Join Game’ section.
    Improved compatibility with Windows 7, 8.1, and 10.
    Improved anti cheat 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 faces in the loading screen and other graphic glitches.
    Fixed problems with LAN game discovery.
    Fixed IME support and other text artifacts in menus.
    LAN and Legacy fixes.

Used this link for both PC and Mac users to download and install the games without paying any single dollar.

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