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What is StarCraft?
StarCraft is Blizzard's real-time strategy game of galactic conflict between three different species on the edge of known space. As the military leader for your people, you must gather the resources you need to raise a military force capable of dominating your enemies.

How is StarCraft different from Warcraft II?
The biggest difference is that StarCraft features three main species that you can control, each of which has unique units, buildings, and abilities. Other key features include native Win95 support, an isometric viewpoint, and Internet play through For more information, check out the StarCraft Page.

When is Mac StarCraft coming out?
The Macintosh version is currently available.

What are the system requirements?

Windows 95/98/NT 4.0
Pentium 90 or higher
16mb RAM
SVGA Video Card
Microsoft-compatible Mouse
Double-speed CD-ROM
(Quad-speed for Cinematics)
PowerMac or compatible
16mb RAM
System 7.6 or higher
256-color, 640x480 display or better
Double-speed CD-ROM
(Quad-speed for Cinematics)

Will StarCraft run under WinNT 4.0? What about Win98? MacOS 8.0? Is it DirectX 5.0 compatible?
Yes to all.

What resolution does StarCraft run at?
StarCraft runs in SVGA mode at 640x480, 256-color. We chose this resolution to provide the best combination of performance, compatibility, and appearance. Allowing multiple resolutions would give too much of an advantage to players with newer or higher-end systems.

Are there any plans to produce a Linux/BeOS/etc. port of StarCraft?
Not at this time, no.

What expansions or add-ons are coming out?
There are currently plans for one expansion and two add-on packs:

  • Brood War is a full expansion that includes all-new units, tilesets, maps, cinematics, and three new campaigns. StarCraft: Brood War for Win95/98/NT is available now. Macintosh version coming in early 1999.

  • Insurrection is an add-on pack with new single-player campaigns and additional maps for single and multiplayer play. It is currently available from Aztech New Media.

  • Retribution is an add-on pack by WizardWorks, creators of W!Zone and other add-on packs. It will include entirely new single-player campaigns and an assortment of new maps.

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