If you haven’t updated your PC since StarCraft was initially released back in 1998, you might have to do it if you want to play the Remastered version. Although the specifications of the minimum requirements date back from the start of the 21st century, to play it on recommended ones, you’ll need just slightly better components.
StarCraft Remastered is the upcoming fifteen-dollar version of the game that upgrades the classic and its expansion Brood War. With the new graphics (up to 4K) and audio, as well as an enhanced narrative, players can enjoy the brand new multiplayer that includes a matchmaking system and leaderboards.
Note from Blizzard: Due to potential programming changes, the minimum system requirements for StarCraft Remastered may change over time.
StarCraft Remastered Windows Requirements
To run it on a Windows PC, you’ll need around 2.8 GB of HD space, an internet connection and a minimum display resolution 1024 x 768. The minimum and recommended specifications are as follows:
|Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10
|Windows 10 64-bit
|Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2
|Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4 GHz) or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (2.6 GHz) or better
|NVIDIA GeForce; 6800 (256 MB) or ATI Radeon X1600 Pro (256 MB) or better
|NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT (512 MB) or ATI Radeon HD 4850 (512 MB) or better
|2 GB Ram
|4 GB Ram
Mac System Requirements for StarCraft Remastered
A lot of the requirements stay the same – 2.8 GB of space, an internet connection and a minimum 1024 x 768 display resolution.
|OS X 10.10
|macOS 10.12 (latest version)
|Intel Core 2 Duo
|Intel Core i3 or better
|NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT or ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro
|NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M or ATI Radeon HD 5670 or better
|2 GB Ram
|4 GB Ram
If you somehow still can’t run the game on your computer, there is a free StarCraft patch 1.18 that you can download from the official site and probably manage to start it on your toaster. We’ve made a list about the differences between the Free and Remastered version, if you are wondering about them. The free version obviously takes even less space on your HD, and it is around 1.5 GB.