Cant join lobby in Broodwars

When I click on “update” it simply repeats scanning over & over perpetually. Files are scanned, repairing and it loops and loops back to scan files, repair files, scan files, repair files. This has been going on since early last june after whatever patch was released on that date. That link wont let me submit a ticket unless I upload some kind of file that I dont have.

Hey there,

Try the following to clean out and replace the app and game client:

  1. Click Options (gear symbol next to the install/update/play button)
  2. Click Show in Explorer. (leave this window open while you perform step three.)
  3. Go back to Options and select Uninstall and go through the process to remove the core files and association to the desktop application. (Skip to step for if unable to perform this uninstall)
  4. Check the opened file explorer window to see if the game folder was deleted when the game was uninstalled. If it was not, delete the folder manually.
  5. Leave the explorer window open but exit the Desktop Application.
  6. In File Explorer, navigate to the folder where the desktop application would normally be installed. Delete that folder if it exists (usually program files x86)
  7. Type the following into the address bar (not the search bar): %APPDATA% and press enter.
  8. Delete the Bnet and blizzard folders inside the appdata folder if they exist.
  9. Repeat steps 3 and 4 with %PROGRAMDATA% %LOCALAPPDATA% and %TEMP%
  10. Empty the recycle bin.
  11. Now reinstall the app to the C: Drive.
  12. Reinstall the game client.

If that does not solve the issue, the best course of action would be to go ahead and submit a ticket. If you are unfamiliar with the data the ticket form requests, you can click on the mentioned file name and it will give you the instructions on how to collect that data.

Tried that months ago.