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Can I still play Starcraft 1 multiplayer on Battle.Net?

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You should be playing SC2 ;-) – Ivo Flipse Aug 9 '10 at 16:51
@Ivo I bought SC1 so I wouldn't buy SC2, yet. – C. Ross Aug 9 '10 at 16:57
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Yes, you can. You still have to have a valid SC1 account though. And it uses Classic Battle.Net, so you can't hook up with RealID friends from SC2 and WoW.

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If you have Windows 9x or Windows XP, perhaps. I haven't been able to play Starcraft 1 for years, simply because I upgraded to Vista (then Win 7) as soon as it came out, and Starcraft 1's DirectDraw suffers massive miscolorization on the newer OS's. The only way I can play is within a tiny window of a virtual machine which I can't handle because my screen resolution is too high so the window is like 3 inches by 3 inches (no I couldn't get it to stretch with the VM software I was trying).

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Sorry to hear that. Starcraft runs fine on my Win7 machine. It's a bit grainy perhaps but the colors are right. Have you tried the XP Virtual Machine in Win7? Actually, ask a question here about this, people might be able to get you running. – C. Ross Aug 11 '10 at 10:18
XP Mode (VM) didn't work. Also tried VMWare Player and Oracle VirtualBox. Some of these run the game but none of these stretch to fill the screen. I have a 28-inch monitor @ 1920x1200. Bleh. – Dingbat Aug 12 '10 at 0:56
It work fine on my Win7 -- just need to open Personalize->Display Settings dialogs (from the desktop's right-click menu) before launching the game. – Regent Sep 3 '10 at 11:47
I play SC1 on lans under Ubuntu, via Wine. – Per Alexandersson May 16 '11 at 8:59

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