SC and SC:R Installation Guide

In an effort to help folks get Starcraft and Starcraft:Remastered installed and launched, Leviathan has put this together as a quick checklist.

Installing/Updating the Blizzard App

In order for the Starcraft install option to appear, the Blizzard App must be updated to the most recent version.

If you need to install the Blizzard App, doing so will provide the most recent version. The installer can be downloaded from your account management under Games and Codes > Download Clients:

If you already have the the Blizzard App installed, but there is no SC tab, log out, close the app, reopen and log in. That should prompt it to check for and install updates. If there is an update available, there will be small, blue progress bar that appears under the “Blizzard” menu button in the upper left, and when it finishes, you will be prompted to restart the app.

SC:R Advertisment

Once the Blizzard App is fully up to date, a new “SC” tab will appear on the left. Click it to jump to the SC page:
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If this is you first time to the SC page, you will be presented with a large SC:R advertisement. Click the “X” in the upper right to close it and continue:
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NOTE: The advertisement displays regardless if SC:R has been purchased or not. So if you have, don’t worry, just close it out.

Installing SC and SC:R

NOTE: SC and SC:R are a single game client, that is, both are contained in the download. What determines if the remastered content within is unlocked is whether or not SC:R has been purchased.

At this point, those familiar with the Blizzard App will find that from here forward, things work exactly the same as the other Bliz games. But for those who are not familiar, first click on the “Install” button in the bottom left, and then “Start Install” in the next window to start the installation:
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Once complete, simply click the “Play” button where the “Install” button used to be.

Playing Starcraft:Remastered

If SC:R has been purchased then the remastered content will be available in-game. Once SC is launched and open, use the F5 key to toggle between the original and remastered content.