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StarCraft Brood War crash
Nov 7 2012, 11:24 pm
By: Rye123  

Nov 7 2012, 11:24 pm Rye123 Post #1

I don't really know if this is the correct thread but...
Whenever I'm in multiplayer mode for Local Area Network support, whenever I try to change the game mode, StarCraft crashes...


Nov 8 2012, 12:11 am Roy Post #2

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It shouldn't crash, obviously. Is this on the latest patch? If not, upgrade to the latest patch and try again.

If you continue to have problems, backup your maps folder and reinstall SC. This should hopefully fix the issue.

Nov 8 2012, 5:32 am Rye123 Post #3

My version is at 16.1. That's the latest version, isn't it?


Nov 8 2012, 5:48 am Roy Post #4

An artist's depiction of an Extended Unit Death

Yes it is; if you try to connect to on an older patch, it will try to update you automatically, anyway.

Sounds like you should try reinstalling.

Nov 8 2012, 6:44 am Rye123 Post #5

I haven't really reinstalled before so how do I go about doing that?
By the way, is it possible that the modding that I did many times on the computer cause that to happen?


Nov 8 2012, 8:20 am Dem0n Post #6

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Go to the Starcraft folder in your start menu and click on "Uninstall Starcraft" (or go to My Computer and click Uninstall Programs [for Windows 7]), and then just reinstall it through the disc. If you don't have your disc/cd key but registered your key online, just go to and download the game through that. You probably have some corrupted file that will get fixed once you reinstall.

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Nov 9 2012, 3:27 am Rye123 Post #7

Wait, I fixed it. I just changed the name for the StarCraft executable to "starcraft" and not anything else.


Nov 9 2012, 9:21 am NudeRaider Post #8

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That *should* not fix anything unless you're using 3rd party programs. Can you definitely connect the renaming to a stable experience and can you reproduce that always when you name it to whatever it was before it crashes?

Nov 9 2012, 10:39 am Rye123 Post #9

The game mode I had on initially was KBK Singles, probably that third party program only recognised "starcraft" as the name. So when I clicked on it, it would be unable to load and crashes. That's what I think.


Nov 27 2012, 8:13 pm O)FaRTy1billion[MM] Post #10

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Also you can just delete starcraft.exe to cause the installer to think you don't have it installed.

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Dec 4 2012, 11:21 am Rye123 Post #11

I'll give it a shot after I get on a computer. Thanks!


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