logoFileMB | How to get things done.


Play Starcraft or Warcraft 3 without a CD

Posted in Computers & Technology,Games by Micronion on the June 23rd, 2008

Thanks to an official patch from Blizzard, it is now possible to play Starcraft and Warcraft III without a CD!

┬áTo play Warcraft III without a CD all you need to do is connect to battle.net and download the latest patch file. After that’s finished you will no longer need the CD to play!

Running Starcraft without the CD, unfortunately, is a bit more challenging. If you read the patch notes for patch 1152 then it explains how to do it, but since you didn’t I’ll explain it here…

If you have the Brood War expansion pack….

  1. Insert your Brood War CD into your computer.
  2. Navigate to the files on the CD and copy the file called “install.exe” to the starcraft program folder (this should be “C:\Program Files\Starcraft”)
  3. Rename the file you just copied to be called “BroodWar.mpq” — note that you need to change the file extension from .exe to .mpq.
  4. Remove the CD and play Starcraft without it!

If you do not have Brood War installed, simply follow the instructions above but when you copy “install.exe” from the CD you should rename it to “Starcraft.mpq”

10 Responses to 'Play Starcraft or Warcraft 3 without a CD'

Subscribe to comments with RSS or TrackBack to 'Play Starcraft or Warcraft 3 without a CD'.


  1. on March 12th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    A place I found had a great deal great info on herbs and was really helpful. Its really difficult to find good info


  2. on February 3rd, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Hey There. I found your weblog the use of msn.
    This is a very well written article. I’ll make sure to bookmark it and come
    back to learn more of your useful info. Thank you for the post.
    I’ll certainly comeback.


  3. on January 18th, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Dog boardiong Tunbridge Wells has become increasingly popular
    in recent years as ddog owners look for thee best possible places for their dogs to stay where they
    will be well cared for. Once the required number of clicks has been made, a random Module wioll be given to you and the clicks reset.

    If it is your dog’s first boarding experience, then you have to choose a boarding facility that allows you and your
    pet to visit the place before the actua
    boarding reservation.


  4. on September 24th, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    What’s up, always i used to check webpage posts here in the early hours in the
    morning, since i like to find out more and more.

  5. Anonymous said,

    on February 28th, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    [url=http://www.newkakaku.com/chq2.htm]??????????????????????????????????????????T???+?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????100%????!???????????????????????? ???????!2016????????????????????????????????![/url]

  6. Anonymous said,

    on February 28th, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    [url=http://www.wtobrand.com/otyj14.html]CHANEL?????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????GET???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????[/url]

  7. Anonymous said,

    on March 4th, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????1??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????A?????????????????????????????????? ????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  8. Anonymous said,

    on March 4th, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    ??????????????????????????????????????????T???+?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????100%????!???????????????????????? ???????!2016????????????????????????????????!

  9. Anonymous said,

    on March 4th, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    ?????2015?????ablogtowatch 18 k?????????????????freaklab???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????freaklab????????????????????????????????????????????

  10. bitch ass muthertrucker said,

    on June 12th, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    eyo pappy

Leave a Reply