FreeOrion v0.4.7

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The folks over at freeorion.org released a new stable a few days ago. I gave it a quick try tonight in order to see if it’s more stable and optimized than v0.4.6 and it definitely is. v0.4.6 felt sluggish during some games and turn processing was slow most of the time, even in a small galaxy. This one feels all right and seems to be properly optimized. 


Brood War Patch 1.18

Saturday, May 6, 2017

If you’re a StarCraft fan, this is probably old news. Patch 1.18 makes Starcraft free to play and compatible with modern operating systems. You read it well! You don’t need your old scratched CDs or your old computer running Windows 98. That’s the biggest update since 1.08. (1.08 was released in May 2001 and thoroughly reworked the game balance)

1.18 also integrates a revamped Battle.net that works. It’s still being developed, so new features (like profiles) similar to what we can find on Battle.net for other Blizzard games are to be expected. We should be able to discover them between now and the time Remastered is released.