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StarCraft: Herakles
Nov 3 2017, 5:47 pm
By: azureguy  

Nov 3 2017, 5:47 pm azureguy Post #1

StarCraft: Herakles


Herakles is a StarCraft: Brood War singleplayer campaign. It takes place in an alternate timeline and offers a new take on all three races.

It's a micro-only campaign (aka you only control a small number of units, no base building etc.). Everything is meant to be more realistic, so the unit balancing is completely-different as well. (there are in-game info flags which show the stats of newly-introduced units in each map)

The missions are short, but sweet (at least the first few are). There are some story-only maps that flesh out the universe as well.

The campaign features a handful of new music. All of the default Terran, Zerg and Protoss music, as well as the title screen music, has been replaced with. Some missions have some one-shot tracks to establish the mood as well.
(For a full list of credits, see the "Credits.pdf" file included in the download package).


Humanity has sent colonists to different sectors of the universe. One sector in particular was a true Wild West with no unified government or law enforcement. Adam Mitchell wanted to change that and formed the Herakles Army.
The various mining barons, thieves and mercenaries feared that they would be losing their jobs if Mitchell is serious about bringing law and order to the sector, so they formed the Hades group.

A war broke out between these two factions, and the Hades group won in the end. The entire sector is now under the control of the Big Five (the five most powerful leaders of Hades).

The campaign takes place four years after the Herakles V.S. Hades war ended. You follow Christopher, a mercenary who is getting involved in the aftermath of the war, as well as makes contact with other alien species.

Development Status

  • November 3rd, 2017: Half of the campaign has been finished (first four chapters out of eight). I plan to finish the other half of the campaign within the next 3-4 months.

Installation Instructions

Place the files "Herakles.exe" and "chainwmode" in your main StarCraft folder, where the "StarCraft.exe" file is located.

Place the "Herakles" folder (located in the "Maps" folder) in Maps/Brood War.

Click on "Herakles.exe".

Once inside the game, open the maps via "Play Custom".

If you wish to play the game in windowed mode, drag & drop the exe file onto the "chainwmode" file. This will force the game to be opened with W-Mode.


Note: Requires v.1.16.1

Beta 1 (Contains Chapter 1-4)

Post has been edited 3 time(s), last time on Nov 3 2017, 10:58 pm by azureguy.


Nov 4 2017, 2:43 am Pr0nogo Post #2

Nice to see more campaigns being worked on. Best of luck finishing it up!

Nov 4 2017, 4:36 am DarkenedFantasies Post #3

Roy's Secret Service

I'll give it a spin sometime soon, and report back here with feedback (and bugs if I find any).


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