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StarCraft Patch 1.17.0 Pre-release Discovered
Jul 26 2016, 2:39 pm
By: Roy  

Jul 28 2016, 7:39 am Heinermann Post #21

SDE, BWAPI owner, hacker.

So, re-analyzing the new StarCraft binary...

Blizzard Entertainment is now using Jenkins for continuous deployment internally. (This is given by the new PDB location found in the executable: C:\Users\svcclassictools\.jenkins\jobs\StarCraft\workspace\Starcraft\Retail\SWar7.pdb)

They most certainly used a newer compiler with vastly different compiler settings. The compile is much much cleaner and contains less random stuff in the binary, and less inlining/optimizations (meaning a larger code section).

There is a new command line option "crash" which does what you would expect ("starcraft.exe crash").

It looks like they might still have the memory leak I pointed out.

Quote from iCCup.xboi209
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But really, I've got a lot of work to do. xD
If you're talking about BWAPI, I think it's a waste of time to support 1.17.0. Blizzard will be releasing additional patches later, and 1.17.0 isn't really beneficial to BWAPI. Though, you should lay some groundwork right now since StarCraft.exe's and Storm.dll's base addresses aren't static anymore.
BWAPI is pretty resilient to version changes despite all of the offsets. A better strategy is to reduce the number of offsets and of course support the dynamic base address.

Post has been edited 1 time(s), last time on Jul 28 2016, 7:45 am by Heinermann.




Jul 28 2016, 7:53 am iCCup.xboi209 Post #22



I wonder why they created a crash argument for StarCraft.exe, I found out that you can just pass
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-product "StarCraft" -attachment "%PathToDump%" "%PathToCrashLog%"
to BlizzardError.exe (with actual paths)

Also, I began work on finding simple offsets for 1.17.0, I encourage everyone to contact me when they find something: https://www.reddit.com/r/broodwar/wiki/1_17_0_offsets




Jul 28 2016, 9:20 am Enkidu Post #23

Executor

WOW! How did I miss this news!? Anyway, I didn't know that there was a new patch out there for StarCraft... I thought they were done making new patches for the Original and Broodwar games years ago, especially after StarCraft II came out. Does the patch benefit Broodwar as a whole or not is my question?




Jul 28 2016, 2:08 pm JCarrill0 Post #24

BattleTag: JCarrill0#1742

I can't believe that 15+ years later, Blizzard is still patching these games! Congrats

EDIT: So I copied the files in my SC folder and made a new folder called 1.17.0
I recreated a starcraft folder and patched into that. No folders (including maps) was in that folder prior to installing. I noticed they still don't give you all the maps, in fact they give you even less now!
it's not much but the campaign folder is missing. (enslavers) is no longer included. perhaps this was from prior, but to me by now they should include ALL of their former Maps of the month. (oh well)

Post has been edited 1 time(s), last time on Jul 28 2016, 2:20 pm by JCarrill0.




Jul 28 2016, 11:57 pm iCCup.xboi209 Post #25



Blizzard also wants to fix crashes in BW I guess, this might be a good time to report some of these: http://www.staredit.net/topic/8610/

How does the crash hack work anyways?




Jul 29 2016, 1:04 am noobscrub Post #26

le LITERALLY me when im ex dee while driving face xdddd

the only thing that i care for in this update is the colour bug fix tbqh fampai



xd

Jul 31 2016, 10:34 am Enkidu Post #27

Executor

Quote from iCCup.xboi209
Blizzard also wants to fix crashes in BW I guess, this might be a good time to report some of these: http://www.staredit.net/topic/8610/

How does the crash hack work anyways?

So wait, you get crashes sometimes too? When I use StarEdit sometimes, when a map is too big or just anytime it feels like it, it crashes! Am I not the only one who gets this issue?




Jul 31 2016, 9:13 pm iCCup.xboi209 Post #28



Quote from Enkidu
Quote from iCCup.xboi209
Blizzard also wants to fix crashes in BW I guess, this might be a good time to report some of these: http://www.staredit.net/topic/8610/

How does the crash hack work anyways?

So wait, you get crashes sometimes too? When I use StarEdit sometimes, when a map is too big or just anytime it feels like it, it crashes! Am I not the only one who gets this issue?
No




Aug 1 2016, 4:40 pm Sacrieur Post #29

Still Napping

Windows 10 requires drivers to be digitally signed now, so the update was required if the game was going to be allowed to continue to work on Windows 10 PCs.



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Aug 1 2016, 6:33 pm Ahli Post #30

I do stuff and thingies... Try widening and reducing the number of small nooks and crannies to correct the problem.

Quote from Sacrieur
Windows 10 requires drivers to be digitally signed now, so the update was required if the game was going to be allowed to continue to work on Windows 10 PCs.
What does a game have to do with which drivers you have to install on Win10?

Also, I believe that you can disable secure boot in BIOS and use the drivers you want.




Aug 5 2016, 1:34 pm Praetor Post #31

layin' in the cut

http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/brood-war/512451-starcraft-brood-war-hd-remaster-coming-out-sept



this too shall pass

Aug 7 2016, 8:25 pm Salgat Post #32




Hm I wonder if this is related to the HD Remaster. Perhaps now that they are using a new compiler, they feel confident in modernizing the game, including higher resolutions.



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Aug 25 2016, 12:57 pm iCCup.xboi209 Post #33



nvm

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Jan 11 2017, 6:02 pm NudeRaider Post #34

We can't explain the universe, just describe it; and we don't know whether our theories are true, we just know they're not wrong. >Harald Lesch

Quote from Oh_Man
https://bnetdocs.org/news/118/starcraft-patch-1-17-0-pre-release

To be released "within the next couple of months".





Jan 13 2017, 10:00 pm Rawflesh0615 Post #35



I don't think that patch 1.17.0 will work with StarCraft Mods.



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Jan 14 2017, 12:08 am TF- Post #36

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I don't think that patch 1.17.0 will work with StarCraft Mods.





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Jan 14 2017, 5:47 am iCCup.xboi209 Post #37



Quote from Rawflesh0615
I don't think that patch 1.17.0 will work with StarCraft Mods.
:poke:




Jan 16 2017, 1:49 am Rawflesh0615 Post #38



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I don't think that patch 1.17.0 will work with StarCraft Mods.
:poke:
Quote from iCCup.xboi209
Quote from Rawflesh0615
I don't think that patch 1.17.0 will work with StarCraft Mods.
:poke:

You don't believe me? Well, I got this from the creator who made Starcraft GAG mania Draft. He said that Patch 1.17.0 didn't work for Starcraft Mod. Here a link:

http://www.moddb.com/mods/starcraft-gag-mania-draft/news/doomsday-of-starcraft-mods

Just prove me that I'm wrong.

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Jan 21 2017, 5:55 am Excalibur Post #39

The sword and the faith

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You don't believe me? Well, I got this from the creator who made Starcraft GAG mania Draft. He said that Patch 1.17.0 didn't work for Starcraft Mod. Here a link:

http://www.moddb.com/mods/starcraft-gag-mania-draft/news/doomsday-of-starcraft-mods

Just prove me that I'm wrong.
Raw,
The reason everyone is poking fun at you is because everyone knows that when a new patch is released, certain aspects of modding always break and need to be updated for new offsets/addresses/ect. This also breaks hacks as well and since everyone has run to ICCUP due to the rampant issues on USE/USW, we may see these realms restored to some degree.

Its like saying you heard a weatherman confirm the streets get wet when it rains. Well no shit.

Its possible that 1.17 changing certain aspects that have not been changed in previous patches (to my knowledge) there may be even more involved in updating our tools and methodologies to be compatible with it. But this is to be expected. I'll see if I can get you a Captain Obvious hat or something.

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Jan 23 2017, 4:19 pm Rawflesh0615 Post #40



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Raw,
The reason everyone is poking fun at you is because everyone knows that when a new patch is released, certain aspects of modding always break and need to be updated for new offsets/addresses/ect. This also breaks hacks as well and since everyone has run to ICCUP due to the rampant issues on USE/USW, we may see these realms restored to some degree.

Its like saying you heard a weatherman confirm the streets get wet when it rains. Well no shit.

Its possible that 1.17 changing certain aspects that have not been changed in previous patches (to my knowledge) there may be even more involved in updating our tools and methodologies to be compatible with it. But this is to be expected. I'll see if I can get you a Captain Obvious hat or something.

Will see, although I'm busy to reissue some Starcraft Custom Campaign that I am editing. Also, I don't need some Captain Obvious hat.

Post has been edited 1 time(s), last time on Jan 23 2017, 5:35 pm by NudeRaider. Reason: too long



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