Ah, StarCraft, a classic RTS, no sorry, the classic RTS that's still great fun to play today. I purchased it on launch day back in 1998 and have put in countless hours. Some of my fondest multiplayer memories are with StarCraft whether it was on Battle.net in a team melee match with a good friend (on the phone nonetheless to discuss strategy), LAN or even modem. (that's right kids, before broadband was in my area it was easier to use a direct dial-up modem connection)
At some point in 2010 I installed it on my laptop so I could pack the CD's away in storage in preparation to move. (along with 3 GTA titles, HL, HL2,ep1,ep2, etc..) You know, have some great gaming without having to futz with the media. That was cool until 2011 hit and I formatted and installed Windows 7. Being that I haven't moved yet all my junk is in storage and I decided to dig out StarCraft and BroodWar the other day and give'em a spin.
I've gone through the installs many times and since I'm supposed to be an IT geek I should probably know what I'm doing. Little did I know that my clever factor was running low and I was about to waste a bunch of time.
Read on for the sad tale...