Play StarCraft and BroodWar Beta on Battle.net with l2k-Shadow\'s Battle.net Beta Gate!
It\'s been almost a year since the release of StarCraft: Beta Gate by l2k-Shadow. The program provided an enjoyable retreat from the StarCraft norm for several gamers. The fun was short lived though, as l2k-Shadow discontinued support for the program to focus his energies on other projects. Over time, we have recieved several requests to bring StarCraft: Beta Gate back, but it was Goga[OEP] who peaked l2k-Shadow\'s interest for the project once again by also providing BroodWar Beta.
So the new program is no longer a one trick pony, and you can now witness first hand the evolution of StarCraft and BroodWar during their later design phases. Perhaps this can also give us a glimpse at what the current Blizzard Development team is facing as it tests the pre-alpha version of StarCraft II, and see just how much StarCraft Beta changed before it became the packaged retail version.
A big thank you goes out to Goga[OEP] for providing us with BroodWar Beta. Goga[OEP] would like to extend a request to the StarCraft community for any StarCraft or BroodWar Beta patches; as the game\'s stability increases with each patch. Goga[OEP] also has provided us with a complete list of the MPQ files for both betas. They are available for download here.
As far as the gameplay, listen to what Entropy aka Physician had to say about playing StarCraft Beta:
I played it, it was hilarious - workers run almost twice as fast and their pathfinding is retarded. Ovies are fast to start off, and no Lair is needed for a Spire. Tanks cost gas only! The funniest thing? If your opponent leaves the game and you click \"continue to play,\" all of his units will still attack you if you attack them. Tons of other spacy stuff!
Since it is very new to Beta Gate, the BroodWar Beta has not been played much at all, so you have an oppurtunity to play and see what differences you can spot before anyone else!
So what does the future hold for Battle.net Beta Gate? It\'s hard to say for sure, but there\'s a possiblity to add Diablo and Diablo II to the program! The original Diablo Beta could be very interesting to see, as it\'s actually the Battle.net Beta as well!
If you\'d like to check out what projects l2k-Shadow is currently working on, or submit your own project ideas, be sure to stop by his official website: www.l2uthless.org.
wow.. beta is soooooo terrible! haha it feels weird to play. nowhere near as responsive.
originally posted by MgZ)merz at gosugamers.net:
All I found out about Protoss in this beta:
Archon is an ability and must be upgraded Archons were orignally designed with an ability that is "not implented" in the beta Archons "merge" is not the same graphic used in the final version
Archons get +1 for each weapon upg (lol)
Zealots does 5 damage Zealot gets 5 + 1 per upgrade(lol) Zealots hit fast as hell
Dragoons hits fast as hell.
Carriers can carry 10 incs and are 80 shields 200 hp Carriers can kill themselves with their own incs
Arbiters are pretty much the same
Probes explode diffrently and are retarded (goes for all workers I guess) as their AI is stupid, not the same floating style etc.
Templars has an attack ability (like Tassadars) Their storm lasts as long as they have mana, meaning you can actually kill any unit with a templar if you have enough mana. Storm costs 25 mana Hallucination lasts forever Hallucination is 75 mana Templars costs gas only (150)
Nexuses are 250 minerals Forge 200 Photon cannon 200
You can't set rally on any buildings You can't use any mutual abilites in a group (say you group 5 carriers and want to make incs, doesn't work)
Reavers doesnt need support bay to build, only a robotics facility. Shuttles need support bay instead. Everything goes a lot faster on fastest than it does now.
Axsynthe United States. August 14 2007 14:15. Posts 161
While by no means you have to trust me, but I'll give you some insight and possibly comfirt in trying out this Beta Gate.
The Beta Gate is open source, meaning the actual source code for the program is available to the public. The Beta Gate was made almost a year ago, and if it had a backdoor or trojan in it that stole your CD-Key, people looking over the code would have cought it.
l2k-Shadow doesn't backdoor his work. (But don't take it from me. If you still don't feel safe using the program, then no soup for you)
While I forget the exact URL, there is a website out there that you can give it a download link, and it will scan the file with several of the better anti-virus softwares out today, and give you a verdict on if its wangaware or not.
1Com ~Fear the Fog~ l2uthless Killaz
Response United States. August 15 2007 04:13. Posts 1919