Blizzard delivers Patch 1.16 for Starcraft
Blizzard Entertainment once more shows how real game support has to be like. The company recently released a new patch for the real-time strategy classic Starcraft.
Even after 10 years since it has been released, Starcraft is still one of the most popular strategy games ever although gamers all over the world are anxiously waiting for Starcraft 2. Nevertheless Blizzard decided to introduce a new patch for the game. This update bears the serial number 1.16 and delivers several improvements. Besides the removal of some minor bugs, new features like saving chats during the game have been added - whispered texts aren't logged though.
Furthermore the new version of Starcraft is now supposed to use only that much CPU time as required for a fluid visualization of the game. Considering the minimal requirements (a CPU with 90 Megahertz and 16 MiByte RAM) this improvement should just be obligatory.
Here are the changes revealed by Blizzard in detail:
• In-game chat is now saved in replays. Note: whispers are not saved.
• Hitting the Escape key while in the chat room will clear your typed text.
• "/reply" (or just "/r") will send a whisper to person who most recently whispered you.
• Fixed localization issues with "from" and "to" inwhispers.
• Starcraft now only uses as much CPU as it needs to run smoothly.
• Fixed an exploit which allowed Zerg players to gain minerals through mutations.
• Fixed an exploit which allowed Zerg players to recycle an upgrading building.
• Fixed an exploit which allowed Zerg players to extend their creep with a drone.
• Fixed an exploit which allowed Zerg players to move Drones over impassable terrain.
• Fixed an exploit which allowed Terran players to drop a nuke anywhere on the map.
• Fixed an exploit which allowed players to pause the game while in the pre-game lobby.
You can download Patches 1.16 from the official Support site of Blizzard.