StarCraft Remastered

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StarCraft Remastered
StarCraft Remastered cover
Blizzard Entertainment
Release dates
Windows March 31, 1998
macOS (OS X) March 31, 1998
StarCraft Remastered at Wikipedia
StarCraft 1998
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty 2010
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm 2013
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void 2015
StarCraft Remastered 2017

Key points

Remastered version of StarCraft features include redrawn graphics, support for high resolution assets, up to 4K screen resolution, the ability to zoom in and out during battle, and revised dialogue and audio.
Remaster and original share the same codebase.
Remastered and regular users will be able to play with each other.[1]
Original game has ads for the remastered version.

General information

Official site


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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macOS (OS X)
Digital versions require a account.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Starcraft: Brood War
macOS (OS X)
Starcraft: Remastered
macOS (OS X)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Starcraft\CSettings.json
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Blizzard/StarCraft/CSettings.json

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Starcraft\Characters\<user-id>
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Blizzard/StarCraft/Characters/<user-id>

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
'Real-Time Lighting' requires a graphics card with more than 2.2 GB of VRAM.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
To play with the original StarCraft 4:3 resolution check the 'Pillarbox' option
(only in windowed fullscreen mode)
4K Ultra HD
The 4k is in HUD only and the game does not zoom out anymore than the original.
Field of view (FOV)
Fixed viewpoint, zoom is actually based on pixel size.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Game is not truly 3D and thus cannot use anisotropic filtering.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Bilinear Filtering only
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Option to cap FPS at 300
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Mouse acceleration
Pseudo-acceleration to mimic original behavior.
Mouse sensitivity
Slow to Fast, with 7 steps.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support

Audio settings[edit]

Sound Settings.
Sound Settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Changing the language through the Blizzard App. For each language the download is approximately 250 MB to 325 MB.
Changing the language through the Blizzard App. For each language the download is approximately 250 MB to 325 MB.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
All cinematic scenes are in English and subtitled to their respective language. Subtitles in cinematic scenes can be turned on/off.
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8 Also supports 4 observers.
Online play
8 Also supports 4 observers.

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
UDP (outbound) 6112

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9 Windows platforms only.
OpenGL 2.1
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium D
AMD Athlon 64 X2
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 2.6 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800
ATI Radeon X1600 Pro
256 MB of VRAM
Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
ATI Radeon HD 4850
512 MB of VRAM
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.10 10.12
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo Intel Core i3
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT
ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro
Nvidia GeForce GT 650M
ATI Radeon HD 5670