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Divinity
08-09-2005, 05:54 AM
I'm being bad and looking for a way to have this game on my computer without having to track down a copy and buy it.

Anyone know a place I can d/l it from?

HarmNone
08-09-2005, 06:09 AM
By putting Starcraft download into Google I found a number of sites with the game available. Since I don't download games, I wouldn't want to recommend any of them, but you might take a look to see if any are sites you've used safely before. :)

Artha
08-09-2005, 07:08 AM
Limewire's probably got it.

El Burro
08-09-2005, 10:50 AM
what's starcraft run these days? 10 bucks?

StrayRogue
08-09-2005, 10:52 AM
I got my copy along with Thief 1 for 2.99. Thats like $7.

Hulkein
08-09-2005, 10:54 AM
Closer to five dollars... even cheaper, heh.

I still got my old Starcraft CD around somewhere.

Warriorbird
08-09-2005, 10:55 AM
I've seen it anywhere between 4.99 and ten bucks.

Divinity
08-09-2005, 01:07 PM
Yeah it's cheap, but it's hard for me to find a copy around here. The used ones that they sell are all scratched up and funky looking. :(

Anyways, thanks for checking it out Harmnone. I tried doing something like that and I don't know who to trust. Limewire gives waay too much trash on my comp. Eh, oh well.

Thanks guys and gals.

Skirmisher
08-09-2005, 01:09 PM
I've actually had to relearn how to play (as well as I can) this game as my nephew has gotten into it and wants to play me and other people in our family.

Its painful being pummeled by a child.

Kitsun
08-09-2005, 01:21 PM
Bah! Mass 'goons 4 t3h win!

This thread is making me nostalgic, I'm going to have to go buy a new copy.

hectomaner
08-09-2005, 01:26 PM
dont forget, you'll still need a valid key to get on battle.net if thats how you play

Skirmisher
08-09-2005, 01:29 PM
Eh, i bought him the package battlechest thing and it was only like 20 dollars and at target at that.

I'm sure it can be found for less.

StrayRogue
08-09-2005, 01:53 PM
Speaking of good RTS', if anyone wants their ass handing to them on Warcraft 3, gimme a hollar.

08-09-2005, 01:55 PM
Warcraft III was a *VERY* average RTS. The unit limit really put a damper on battles and pretty much insured victory after the first clash. Warcraft II on the other hand...

- Arkans

StrayRogue
08-09-2005, 02:59 PM
Hero's more than made up for it. I've encountered more variant tactics in War3:RoC than any other RTS game. The variety of troops and abilities you can have has yet to be beaten.

Mistomeer
08-09-2005, 03:03 PM
I never liked Warcraft III but started playing Starcraft again recently. Still alot of fun there.

08-09-2005, 03:48 PM
StarCraft is such an excellent game to play, far better than War3 in my opinion. I just hope they don't nerf it with stupid troop limits.

- Arkans

Toxicvixen
08-09-2005, 03:52 PM
My roomies want a World of Starcraft. :lol:

StrayRogue
08-09-2005, 03:52 PM
I will admit War3 has a hard learning curve. No wonder noobs don't like it.

08-09-2005, 03:56 PM
Eh.. I tore through that game playing as Horde. It wasn't that bad since all I had to do was bum rush Battle.net players with the tauren + bloodlusting shamans with a few trolls as back up. It was annoying as hell to micromanage though.

- Arkans

StrayRogue
08-09-2005, 03:57 PM
Heh, the way battle.net works is noobs play noobs. I doubt you'd get far with that tactic normally.

08-09-2005, 03:58 PM
I happened to win more games than I'd lose. After winning so many games against n00bs, you got up to the higher ranking members since Battle.net matched the wins. I couldn't say I sucked at all. I wasn't disappointed at my play skill and had some real nice turn around matches.

- Arkans

The Korean
08-09-2005, 04:08 PM
Originally posted by Arkans
StarCraft is such an excellent game to play, far better than War3 in my opinion. I just hope they don't nerf it with stupid troop limits.

- Arkans

200 units max per race. Zerg though, can go up to 600, since they can take over the home base thingies.

08-09-2005, 04:09 PM
Yet with a 200 unit limit max you could really create epic battles along with pleanty of smaller skirmishes. Not only that, but every race could still come back after a defeat in a major battle. Not the case in War3 where one huge battle could pretty much fry you.

- Arkans

StrayRogue
08-09-2005, 04:42 PM
War3 is all about micromanagement and speed. If you like games that last forever, Starcraft and Warcraft 2 are much better.

Volstock
08-10-2005, 05:29 AM
HAHAHA nothing like watching zergling rush. But then again I always love playign Terran they have a great defensive barrier if put up right and they'll usually drain the oether people off their resources

08-10-2005, 10:39 AM
Terrans, while the most fun race to play IMHO, are really the weakest of them all. I really wish they were better.. I love playing them... "Give me something to shoot!"

- Arkans

Skirmisher
08-10-2005, 11:53 AM
Biggest problem I find with the humans is that nothing regenerates so you have to scoot all over trying to fix things and that takes too much time from watching other things.

I stick with zerg mostly. Hydralisks, lurkers and what are those things that cast dark swarm? Well they protect from aerial attack. Handy when the little bugger brought like 16 carriers after me one time.:scared2:

08-10-2005, 11:56 AM
Defilers.. Perhaps one of the most overpowered units the game. The "dark swarm" ability makes you immune to all ranged attacks (pretty much all Terrans have, except for firebats, which suck). Sure, youre hydralisks are useless then, but Ultralisks arn't (huge fucking.. behemoth things that just rape shit for fun) and nothing the Terrans have can really stand up to them.

Terrans main weakness? Their units really fall apart too easily and they can't replenish fast enough and not enough variety in their strategies.

- Arkans

PS: They jacks all the Terran dropship quotes from the movie "Aliens"... check it out. Compare that dropship girl to the Starcraft one!

Lord Dainslef
08-10-2005, 12:04 PM
Originally posted by Toxicvixen
My roomies want a World of Starcraft. :lol:

What do you mean want it? It is an eventuality. It will come to fruition soon. Mark my words!

Drinin
08-10-2005, 02:23 PM
Originally posted by Arkans
Terrans, while the most fun race to play IMHO, are really the weakest of them all. I really wish they were better.. I love playing them... "Give me something to shoot!"

- Arkans

Love nuking shit too. Having 3 command centers with all nukes, and firing them off all at once is awesome. I generally played as protoss. Love the zealots.

Letum
08-10-2005, 02:54 PM
Ah, Starcraft, how I miss you. Blizzard is taking their time with making another one. I'd have to say the whole console thing is pretty lame though.

Landrion
08-10-2005, 03:01 PM
Originally posted by Lord Dainslef

Originally posted by Toxicvixen
My roomies want a World of Starcraft. :lol:

What do you mean want it? It is an eventuality. It will come to fruition soon. Mark my words!

Theres no plans for it on their website. The next project is starcraft: Ghost.

08-10-2005, 03:24 PM
Protoss?

MY WIFE FOR HIRE!!!!!

But nukes were awesome.

I heard they scrapped Ghost, but is it coming back?

- Arkans

Landrion
08-10-2005, 03:28 PM
Originally posted by Arkans
Protoss?

MY WIFE FOR HIRE!!!!!

But nukes were awesome.

I heard they scrapped Ghost, but is it coming back?

- Arkans

Ghost is finished enough for screenshots apparently. http://www.blizzard.com/ghost/

I used to say "My wifes a liar" for zaelots. The little sound blurbs were great. SCV good to go sir! You want a piece a me boy? Fire it up!

08-10-2005, 03:29 PM
Is it just me or does the Terran Science Vessel guy sound REALLY fucking gay?

WHO LET ALL THESE SPACE MONKIES LOOSE?!?!

- Arkans

CrystalTears
08-10-2005, 03:37 PM
Careful, the poor, dead Korean died playing Starcraft.


Lee, a resident in the southern city of Taegu (search) who was identified only by his last name, collapsed Friday after having eaten minimally and not sleeping, refusing to leave his keyboard while he played the battle simulation game Starcraft (search).

Sean of the Thread
08-12-2005, 10:46 AM
http://www.mininova.org/tor/89329 :whistle::

crazymage
08-12-2005, 11:30 AM
none of my downloads are starting :(

Sean of the Thread
08-12-2005, 05:05 PM
That torrent worked for me at about 60 kb/s just now. Did it work at all for you?

Artha
08-12-2005, 05:10 PM
Is it just me or does the Terran Science Vessel guy sound REALLY fucking gay?
Mr. Burns wasn't gay!

crazymage
08-12-2005, 05:52 PM
download worked, i'm curious though since this is my first time using a torrent system how i'm supposed to use 3gig files such as war of the world img files

Divinity
08-12-2005, 05:59 PM
http://www.blizzard.com/ghost/

Ok yeah, that chick is hawt.

Edit to add: Just bought the copy at Targer for the 20 bucks. Thanks Skirmisher. :)

[Edited on 8-12-2005 by Divinity]

Sean of the Thread
08-12-2005, 06:31 PM
Originally posted by crazymage
download worked, i'm curious though since this is my first time using a torrent system how i'm supposed to use 3gig files such as war of the world img files

3gig? My war of the worlds was 4.2gig hehe. Anyways you need to score your self a copy of Nero and/or Alcohol 120% as a good start. Then learn a bit about the different image files (ask us here) and then burn to a dvd/cd. If you don't have a dvd burner you can "mount" most games on your HD and get a no cd fix.

This is all for your right to BACKUP your own files mind you.

Wezas can also help.

Artha
08-12-2005, 06:50 PM
Then learn a bit about the different image files (ask us here)
What do I do with VOBs once I have them?

Sean of the Thread
08-12-2005, 07:19 PM
Originally posted by Artha

Then learn a bit about the different image files (ask us here)
What do I do with VOBs once I have them?

Open Nero.. select burn image to disk/cd. Browse to your extracted .vob file. Select it and burn it.

I use nero for my Vobs.

crazymage
08-12-2005, 08:16 PM
ah thanks, xyelin.

Skirmisher
08-12-2005, 08:58 PM
Originally posted by Divinity

Ok yeah, that chick is hawt.

Edit to add: Just bought the copy at Targer for the 20 bucks. Thanks Skirmisher. :)

[Edited on 8-12-2005 by Divinity]

Great!

Now just give me tips so i stop getting whupped by my nephew :(

Artha
08-12-2005, 09:07 PM
Zergling rush him.

Skirmisher
08-12-2005, 09:15 PM
Well....yeah i can do that, but it's just kind of ..i guess no fun.