Take Your Game Further With Starcraft Downloads

By: Ling Tong

When you master the Starcraft game, you can add more excitement and fun with the Starcraft downloads that are available online. The most commonly used downloads are the patches to fix bugs in the various games, which you can download from the Blizzard website. There is a list of patches available so you just have to skim down through the list to find the particular game you want. Under the name of each game, there is a link that will take you to the download page and information about the particular patch.

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One of the latest patches released by Blizzard is the StarCraft 1.14 patch. Some of the key features of this download include:

- up to 8 player games online or over the local area? network

- one on one deathmatches

- two or more players can forma? team that controls a single civilization

- the Free For All or Separate Player / Team Play melee

- CapTuer the Flag map

- Slaughter, a race to see which player can accumulate the most kills in a set amount of time

- Greed, a race to see which player can accumulate the most resources in a set period of time

- Ladder matches to the world rankings.

There are more features to this patch and this list is but a sample of additional fun you can have with the game.

In order to run this download this patch to your computer, there are certain requirements you need to have. These are:

- Windows 95/98/NT

- Pentium 90 or higher

- 16 MB RAM

- DirectX-CompatibleSVGA Video Card

- Microsoft Compatible Mouse

- Double-Speed CD Rom

- Quad Speed for Cinematics

- System 7.6 or higher

- 256 color

The new features of this release include the ability to chat to other players when playing online. The name of the speaker is displayed above the messages. The use of the mouse wheel can activate the chats and screen shots now have a time and date. They are also no longer limited to 100. the numbering system is also improved and there are small corrections to the Dire Straits and Lost World maps.

Users reported bugs in some of the games, which have now been fixed in this patch. These fixes include:

- hatchery cancellation

- the crash that can occur when SCV's are repairing a unit that is about to board a Dropship

- the bug that gave Zergs points for building cancellation

- the bug that prevents Portuguese StarCraft clients from receiving patches from Battle.net

Exploits were also fixed in this patch so that players can take full advantage of all aspects of the game.

In addition to patches, players can also use cheats to help them find ways of winning the game or avoiding levels that they find difficult. There is a list of cheats available when you search for Starcraft hacks or bots. Other downloads include a wide range of maps that help you create different scenarios and campaigns.

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