Patch 1.18

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Patch 1.18[edit]

Patch 1.18.1[edit]

Release: 2017-04-20[1]

Specific Changes & Improvements[edit]

  • Observer chat no longer displays for players in-game.

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed invalid password bug for private games
  • Fixed receiving credit for beating AI
  • Fixed Brood War games showing up as lobbies for players in StarCraft
  • Fixed firewall helper crash on startup
  • Fixed IME issues on Mac
  • Fixed crash when attempting to rejoin previous channel under certain circumstances
  • Fixed most Friends chat commands in game (/f m still being fixed)

Known Issues[edit]

  • Creation of control groups failing when mouse buttons are held down; have a fix in test, will release soon
  • Mouse speed incorrect using fullscreen on high resolution monitors; issue under deeper investigation
  • Still working through chat commands that are not implemented in the new chat system
  • Improved logging to help gather information on graphics card related issues
  • /stats and /f m inoperable; have a fix in test


Patch 1.18.0[edit]

Release: 2017-04-18[2]

General[edit]

  • Added windowed fullscreen or windowed mode; use Alt+Enter to switch between.
  • Added UTF-8 support.
  • Added cursor clamping in-game while windowed; unclamped in menus.
  • Added Popular Maps to streamline finding games or game types.
  • Added options to display actions per minute.
  • Added Observer mode.
  • Added opponent information when joining a game lobby.
  • Added autosaving for replays.
  • Added an option to display the game timer.
  • Added UPnP support.
  • Updated to a new OpenGL backend.
  • Improved gameplay responsiveness during multiplayer by increasing turn rate to match LAN speeds over Battle.net.
  • Improved UI layout in Battle.net sections.
  • Improved behavior of available lobbies within the ‘Join Game’ section.
  • Improved compatibility with Windows 7, 8.1, and 10.
  • Improved anticheat capabilities.
  • Improved installation and patching performance.
  • Mac Beta support now available for 10.11 and up.

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed palette issues to correct rainbow water, 80s Kerrigan face in the loading screen, and other graphic glitches.
  • Fixed problems with LAN game discovery.
  • Fixed IME support and other text artifacts in Battle.net menus.
  • LAN and Legacy Battle.net fixes.

Known Issues[edit]

  • The profile section is currently unavailable.

Patch 1.18 Public Test Realm/Region (PTR)[edit]

Patch 1.18.0 PTR C[edit]

Release: 2017-04-11[3]

Specific Changes & Improvements[edit]

  • Creating a new game will reuse the last created game’s name
  • Old chat logs will be removed when switching user accounts
  • Join Games screen will now remember the last selected game type filter

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed game crash when attempting to create units with invalid owners in custom maps
  • Fixed crashes caused by prior OpenGL 2.1 implementation
  • Fixed crash when navigating between Game Search, Chat, and Create screens


Patch 1.18.0 PTR B[edit]

Release: 2017-04-06

Specific Changes & Improvements[edit]

  • (unlisted) Latency tweaks have been implemented for improved player connections (changed from L1 latency setting to L2 latency setting)
  • The Mac *Beta* available for 10.11 and up[4]
  • Updated the background image for Chat Channels
  • Filter by Game Type available in the Join Game screen
  • Increased the password length allowance
  • FPS cap set to 200
  • Text size has been reduced in several panels to better utilize space
  • Up to 256 messages are saved per Chat session, and are displayed in grey text when navigating back to the Chat Channel
  • Chat colors are now unique based on source type: whisper is pink, channel is dark blue, info is yellow, emote is orange, join channel is green, old messages are grey
  • Message prefixes, such as Usernames, in the chat log appear as a darker color than their message
  • Players can respond to a whisper in both the UI menus and the Game Client with the command ‘/r’
  • Attempting to reset the hotkeys will prompt the user with a confirmation panel
  • Game information no longer covers multiple lines
  • Private and Replay icons now appear beside the player count
  • Expanded crash report logging to improve troubleshooting

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed various crashes
  • Fixed mouse speed in windowed mode
  • Fixed an issue with players disconnecting after inputting Korean characters
  • Navigation buttons and hotkeys have returned to parity with 1.16 values
  • Fixed map downloads getting stuck in game lobby


Patch 1.18.0 PTR A[edit]

Release: 2017-03-30

Specific Changes & Improvements[edit]

  • Native support for 'Fish' Korean StarCraft server[5]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Valkyries will fire missiles regardless of population size
  • Dragoons will not freeze and require a Stop order before accepting new orders


Patch 1.18.0 PTR[edit]

Release: 2017-03-26

StarCraft and Brood War will now be completely FREE.[6]

Specific Changes & Improvements[edit]

  • Please “Run as Admin” during patching; it is required by modern operating systems and your first client run will migrate saves to avoid issues from Windows system admin changes
  • Added windowed fullscreen or windowed mode; use Alt+Enter to switch between
  • Added UTF-8 support
  • Added Keybind options
  • Added cursor clamping in game while windowed; unclamped in menus
  • Added Popular Maps to streamline finding games or game types
  • Added options to display actions per minute
  • Added Observer mode
  • Added opponent information when joining a game lobby
  • Added autosaving for replays
  • Added in game timer option
  • Added UPnP support
  • Improved gameplay responsiveness during multiplayer by increasing turn rate to match LAN speeds over Battle.net
  • Improved UI layout in Battle.net sections
  • Improved behavior of available lobbies within the Join game section
  • Improved compatibility with Windows 7, 8.1, and 10
  • Improved anticheat
  • Improved installation and patching performance

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed palette issues to correct rainbow water, 80s Kerrigan, and other graphic glitches
  • Fixed problems with LAN game discovery
  • Fixed IME support and other text artifacts in Battle.net menus
  • LAN and Legacy Battle.net fixes

References[edit]

  1. 1.18 Release: 20 April. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2017-04-20.
  2. StarCraft: Brood War Patch 1.18 Patch Notes. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2017-04-18.
  3. StarCraft PTR F Update. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2017-04-11.
  4. StarCraft PTR Update. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2017-04-06.
  5. StarCraft v1.18a Patch Notes; Preparation for SC:R. TeamLiquid. Accessed 2017-04-04.
  6. 1.18 Public Test Realm - Now Available. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2017-04-04.