https://cheerfulghost.com/jdodson/events/13/retro-night-starcraft-broodwar
This event is over
Start: @ 6:00pm UTC
End: 7:00pm UTC
5 spots left
StarCraft: Brood War on Battlenet

What better way to celebrate Retro Tuesdays than with playing a classic game, Starcraft: Broodwar. This game was a staple of my LAN parties until Starcraft 2 was launched and I have been really wanting to play it. So do you, this is why you need to join us and play it :D

Ill create a "cheerfulghost.com" Broodwar game with a password I will hand out in the comments the night of the event.

I will be playing as the Zerg.

Feel free to join us even if you can't make the 6pm start time, you can always catch the next game as I plan on running a few matches. Start with us VS bots and some team VS team matches if people are up for it.
You will need to sign in to join this event.

Users signed up:

Travis   Admin wrote on 05/26/2013 at 06:17pm

I'll join in for a bit. I'll go Terran because they're easy.

vdogmr25 wrote on 05/27/2013 at 07:40pm

I can probably do this. I'll either go Terran or Protoss depending on my mood.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 05/28/2013 at 04:55pm

I just reinstalled it on my PC. Wow. You know 640x480 doesn't age well at all.

The base game is solid, but CAN'T A BROTHER GET 1024x768?

vdogmr25 wrote on 06/04/2013 at 06:24pm

I'm trying to get Battle.net to work, but I keep getting an error saying it can't identify my version. I downloaded the game through Battle.net, and patched to 1.16. Any one else have a similar issue?

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/04/2013 at 06:27pm

I did it a few days ago and all was well. I try it again tonight and see whats up.

vdogmr25 wrote on 06/04/2013 at 06:27pm

Just figured it out. If you're on Windows 7, use run as administrator.

Travis   Admin wrote on 06/05/2013 at 12:07am

I'm seriously struggling here. Using Administrator, compatibility mode (Vista and XP), etc. It just crashes as soon as I launch it. I played it a while back, since I upgraded to Windows 8, so I know it's not that. I tried a new display driver, nothing.

WTF.

I'll keep at it.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/05/2013 at 12:13am

So I am on Win 7. Upgraded game downloaded from Battle.net.

Compat mode XP SP3, Disable Visual Themes & Disable Desktop Compression.

Lemmie try launching it.

Yeah, it launched ok. Menus look like crap, game is fine.

Travis   Admin wrote on 06/05/2013 at 12:25am

OK got it working. I'm not sure what changed. I decided to clear all the changes and go back to how it was before I started, so no compat, no Administrator mode, nothing, and now it works. Go figure.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/05/2013 at 12:37am

:D Nice.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/05/2013 at 12:55am

game room: cheerfulghost.com
password: zergrush

vdogmr25 wrote on 06/05/2013 at 01:01am

I can't join. It says the latency is too high.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/05/2013 at 01:01am

Strange. Ok. Ill create another game.

Travis   Admin wrote on 06/05/2013 at 01:03am

Are you sure about that password? It won't let me in.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/05/2013 at 01:03am

I just made a new game and it doesn't need a password.

Travis   Admin wrote on 06/05/2013 at 01:04am

Yep, getting latency too high

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/05/2013 at 01:04am

Do you both have SC2? Maybe we can just play that.

vdogmr25 wrote on 06/05/2013 at 01:05am

Same error. Are your ports properly set up?

vdogmr25 wrote on 06/05/2013 at 01:05am

I have SC2.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/05/2013 at 01:05am

Yeah, same thing I do for any other game.

Travis   Admin wrote on 06/05/2013 at 01:05am
jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/05/2013 at 01:06am

What a bunch of bullshit. I don't remember it being this hard to play on Battle.net back in the day.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/05/2013 at 01:07am

Great, lets play that.

Travis   Admin wrote on 06/05/2013 at 01:07am

Yeah I have it, switching. :)

Travis   Admin wrote on 06/05/2013 at 01:08am

It has to optimize and update and stuff, not sure how long that will take.

Travis   Admin wrote on 06/05/2013 at 01:09am

Now, on another topic, I wish I had that battle.net launcher :)

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/05/2013 at 01:19am

I am in SC2 with the lobby open.

vdogmr25 wrote on 06/05/2013 at 01:21am

Me too.

Travis   Admin wrote on 06/05/2013 at 01:24am

You guys will have to have fun without me. I have so many updates to download for this thing it will be hours before it's playable.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/05/2013 at 02:03am

Yeah we got a game in, vdogmr25 is pretty damn good.

I am going to do a special SC2 event, now with spawn copies and all we can all enjoy the Heart of the Swarm fun from even the Starter Edition. Which is pretty awesome.

If you want to join this conversation you need to sign in.
Sign Up / Log In

Recent Activity...

Dune Official Trailer!

Your opinion is more valuable to me since you never...


Dune Official Trailer!

I never read the book. 🤣 Dune fans have aged. Not...


Dune Official Trailer!

That's a disappointing assessment. If it doesn't...


Dune Official Trailer!

I just watched this. So good. I want to see it in...