SC: Remastered confirmed and StarCraft patch 1.18a

A previous BNETDocs article talked about a rumor that StarCraft would be getting remastered. This suspicion was confirmed after Blizzard announced their plans during the "I <3 StarCraft" event which celebrated 19 years of StarCraft:

Furthermore, Blizzard conducted an interview about the development of SC: Remastered that you can watch here:

Recently, an article from Team Liquid surfaced about Blizzard's plans to prepare for SC: Remastered. That article has been reposted below.

In preparation for StarCraft: Remastered, SC:BW will be receiving its first official patch since January 21, 2009—almost 8 years ago. This patch mostly contains bug fixes and added functionality, with only 2 changes to unit bugs.

These changes should have little or no effect on gameplays, since SC:R will allegedly be compatible with BW 1.16.

Patch Will Happen 3/30 US Time. More details soon?

StarCraft v1.18a Patch Notes

StarCraft and Brood War will now be completely FREE.

Specific Changes & Improvements

Please “Run as Admin” during patching; it is required by modern operating systems and your first client run will migrate saves to avoid issu es from Windows system admin changes

* Added windowed fullscreen or windowed mode; use Alt+Enter to switch between
* Added UTF-8 support
* Added Keybind options
* 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 in game timer option
* Added UPnP support
* 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 anticheat
* Improved installation and patching performance
* Native support for Fish

Bug Fixes

* Fixed palette issues to correct rainbow water, 80s Kerrigan, and other graphic glitches
* Fixed problems with LAN game discovery
* Fixed IME support and other text artifacts in menus
* LAN and Legacy fixes
* Valkyries will fire missiles regardless of population size
* Dragoons will not freeze and require a Stop order before accepting new orders

Known Issues

* Mac is not supported this patch, but is in progress
* The profile section is currently unavailable
| Edited:  Vector

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