How to Play Starcraft Original Brood War Without a CD
If you are a fan of the classic real-time strategy game Starcraft and its expansion Brood War, you might want to play it without having to insert the CD every time. This can be useful if you have lost your CD, your CD drive is broken, or you just want to save some time. Fortunately, there is a way to play Starcraft Original Brood War without a CD, thanks to an official patch from Blizzard that allows you to use files from the game installation folder instead of the CD.
In this article, we will show you how to play Starcraft Original Brood War without a CD on Windows and Mac computers. You will need to have the game installed on your computer and have a valid CD key. You will also need to download and install the latest patch for Starcraft and Brood War, which is version 1.16.1 as of this writing. You can download the patch from Blizzard's website[^1^] or use the game's built-in updater.
Make sure you have \"Hide extensions for known types\" unchecked. To do this, please follow these steps:
Click Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> Windows Explorer
Click on Tools -> Folder options (Windows Vista users may have to press the Alt key to see the tools option at the top of the window)
Click on the View Tab
In the list, look for the \"Hide extensions for known file types\" option, and make sure that it is unchecked.
Click OK to save the changes.
Now you will need to copy some files from the Game CDs
If you own only Starcraft, copy \"INSTALL.EXE\" from the Starcraft CD to your Starcraft folder and rename it to \"StarCraft.mpq\".
If you own Starcraft: Brood War, copy \"INSTALL.EXE\" from the Starcraft: Brood War CD to your Starcraft folder and rename it to \"BroodWar.mpq\". If you wish to play the Starcraft original missions then please copy and rename the install file from the original Starcraft CD as well, as listed directly above.
Run the latest patch of Starcraft and/or Brood War for the software to detect the \".mpq\" files.
If you own only Starcraft, copy \"StarCraft Archive\" from the Starcraft CD to your Starcraft/StarCraft Files/ folder.
If you own Starcraft: Brood War, copy \"Brood War Archive\" from the Starcraft: Brood War CD to your Starcraft/StarCraft Files/ folder. If you wish to play the Starcraft original missions then please copy the Starcraft Archive file from the original Starcraft CD as well, as listed directly above.
Congratulations! You can now play Starcraft Original Brood War without a CD. Enjoy!
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If you encounter any problems while playing Starcraft Original Brood War without a CD, here are some possible solutions:
Make sure you have the correct files copied and renamed in your Starcraft folder. Check the file sizes and extensions to make sure they match the ones from the CDs.
Make sure you have the latest patch installed. You can check your game version by looking at the bottom right corner of the main menu screen. It should say \"Version 1.16.1\". If not, download and install the patch from Blizzard's website or use the game's built-in updater.
Make sure you have a valid CD key. You can find your CD key on the back of your CD case or in your Blizzard account. If you have lost your CD key, you can contact Blizzard customer support for assistance.
If you are playing on Windows, make sure you have the compatibility mode set to Windows 98/Windows 2000. To do this, right click on the game's executable file and choose Properties. Then click on the Compatibility tab and check the box that says \"Run this program in compatibility mode for:\" and select Windows 98/Windows 2000 from the drop-down menu. Click OK to save the changes.
If you are playing on Mac, make sure you have the latest version of Mac OS X installed. Starcraft Original Brood War is compatible with Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher. You can check your Mac OS X version by clicking on the Apple icon on the top left corner of your screen and choosing \"About This Mac\". If you need to update your Mac OS X, you can use the Software Update feature or download it from Apple's website.
Starcraft Original Brood War is one of the most popular and influential real-time strategy games of all time. It has a loyal fan base that still plays it online or offline, with or without mods. If you want to join them, but don't have access to your CDs anymore, you can use this guide to play Starcraft Original Brood War without a CD. All you need are some files from the CDs, a valid CD key, and the latest patch. Follow the steps above and enjoy! 0efd9a6b88