Starcraft: Mass Recall

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Starcraft: Mass Recall

Starcraft & Brood War Campaign Remake

The Heart of the Swarm edition of the Starcraft and Brood War campaigns remake. Mass Recall contains 68 maps, 59 from the original Brood War game, 3 that were hidden or deleted on various Starcraft supports, and 6 from the 1998 demo campaign.

Do not hesitate to leave feedback or suggestions in the comments below.

Also check out:

our project thread at TeamLiquid
a commentated playthrough by Jayborino (hard difficulty)
a playthrough by professionnal Starcraft 2 player Crank

November 7th 2015

If you happen to find Easy mode too difficult, do not hesitate to report it here and mention which mission(s) gave you trouble. Difficulty increases from missions 6-7 onwards, I need to know if this is a problem.

Known issues that were NOT yet addressed:

  • Hydralisk model persists on top of a Lurker Cocoon during morphing
  • Silhouettes of units behind structures look out of place in certain cutscenes
  • Cinematic transition loading screen is the standard Legacy of the Void loading screen
  • The final rolling credits do not appear
  • Flickering textures, possibly related to certain custom models. Seems to mostly affect the Retro edition of SCMRmod. (see also: this thread for some proposed solutions)
  • A Xel'Naga Temple problem in PX08.

Updates for other languages hopefully coming soon.


SCMR Installer - English (external link, works with all translations)

SCMR Installer - German (external link)

Note that the latest versions of Mass Recall are not guaranteed to work on the Starter Edition or older versions of the game. If you're having problems getting the mod to run, make sure you have an up-to-date version of Heart of the Swarm.

English (v5.4.3)


Map pack (1/2) (episodes 1-3)
Map pack (2/2) (episodes 4-6)
Extras (Loomings and Resurrection IV)

Mod (you will need one of these to play)

SCMRmod Retro edition (more BW sounds and custom models)

Cinematics (optional)

Cinematics pack

Manual install (ignore if using the SCMR installer): add the cinematics mod to your Mods folder, and replace the standard Launcher with the one you will find in this .zip.

German (v5.4.3)


Map pack (1/3) (episodes 1-3)
Map pack (2/3) (episodes 4-6)
Map pack (3/3) (Extras)

Mod (you will need one of these to play)

Retro mod (more BW sounds and custom models)

Cinematics (optional)

Cinematics pack (1/2)
Cinematics pack (2/2)

Spanish (v5.4.3)

Hosted here. Full Spanish and English with Spanish subtitles are available.

Russian (v5.4.3)

  • Russian voice acting and subtitles


Map pack (1/2)
Map pack (2/2)
Extras (Resurrection IV)

Mod (you will need one of these to play)

Retro mod (more BW sounds and custom models)

Cinematics (optional)

Cinematics pack

  • English voice acting with Russian subtitles


Map pack (1/2)
Map pack (2/2)
Extras (Resurrection IV)

Mod (you will need one of these to play)

Retro mod (more BW sounds and custom models)

Cinematics (optional)

Cinematics pack

Korean (v5.4.2)


Map pack (1/3)
Map pack (2/3)
Map pack (3/3)
Cinematics mod

SCMRmod Retro Mod

Chinese (v5.4.3)

Hosted here

for older Wings of Liberty-compatible versions, visit the old project pages

How to Play

Auto install using the SCMR installer

  • place the installer and all downloaded zip archives to your Starcraft 2 install directory (the same folder where your Starcraft 2.exe is located)
  • run the installer
  • use the Mass Recall shortcut created on your desktop to start the game

    If you wish to play while logged on to, you will still need to manually install the mod (see "manual install" below)

Manual install

Don't let the number of steps put you off, the installation part is actually very simple and should only take about 2 minutes.

  • extract the map packs (SCMRmaps)to the "Maps" folder in your Starcraft 2 install directory (create the "Maps" folder if it doesn't exist)
  • extract the mod file (SCMRmod or SCMRmod_retro) to the "Mods" folder in your Starcraft 2 install directory

illustration of the correct file paths (click to enlarge):

file paths

note that you can't have both the standard SCMRmod and the retro version in the Mods folder at the same time, one will always overwrite the other

  • launch the Starcraft 2 editor
  • open the setup map named SCMRsetup in your Maps folder and click the "test document" button on the top right (or press ctrl+F9)
  • when you're at the setup screen, save the game
  • go back to the save menu, highlight the save you just created and click the "show in folder" button.
    this will minimize Starcraft 2 and open the folder containing the save file
  • move or copy the save file to the saves folder under your account
    (your documents folder)/Starcraft II/Accounts/.../.../Saves/Multiplayer (or any other subfolder)
    if you can't find this folder, login to your account, go to campaign -> load, click on a save and click the "show in folder"-button. It will take you to the folder you need to move the save file into.
  • open Starcraft 2 again and exit the setup map
  • login to your account and load the save via the campaign load menu
  • once loaded, click the "install" button
  • when you're at the title screen, save the game again. You can now use this save to launch SCMR, the setup save is not needed

Note that you can still save and load any SCMR map, as long as you're logged in.

During any mission, typing "quit" as a chat message will take you back to the menu.


A video guide by Jayborino

Shows and explains the installation process in greater detail. Highly recommended if you're having trouble installing SCMR or getting it to work. It covers the manual install but the end result shown in the video is the same, regardless of installing method.

Other manual installation guides:


Click here to view full credits

maps by


SCMRmod based on the Starcraft 2: Brood War mod by


additional development by


custom 3D models & textures by

Snowflake Entertainment / Project Revolution

PLEASE NOTE that this is a completely unofficial, non-profit, fan-made remake and in no way affiliated with Activision Blizzard.

Other custom campaigns from various authors can be found at the Custom Campaign Initiative. For Brood War-like multiplayer, you can have a look at Starbow.

Old time Brood War players may enjoy the Carbot Animations Brood War series.

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  • Avatar of BlaZn18 BlaZn18 May 28, 2016 at 15:35 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello there. Im new to this modding and this forum. I did all the downloads and instructions and I managed to get pretty much all of Mass Recall running, but the moment I attempt to launch any campaign, I get a message saying "The launch of this game makes reference to mod or map dependencies which are no longer available"

    I don't know what I've done wrong... has anyone else had this issue?


  • Avatar of Kostyarik Kostyarik May 25, 2016 at 07:39 UTC - 0 likes

    @jawood1989: Go

    that message may appear if you're in the wrong folder in cmd. can you post me a path to your Starcraft 2 directory (where you put the installer)? Also, try re-downloading scmrsetup.cmd

    Last edited May 25, 2016 by Kostyarik
  • Avatar of jawood1989 jawood1989 May 24, 2016 at 20:30 UTC - 0 likes

    And going into regedit, there's not even a .cmd file extension. Maybe that's the issue?

  • Avatar of jawood1989 jawood1989 May 24, 2016 at 20:21 UTC - 0 likes

    I appreciate the help. I tried the workaround, and it's not even registering the file apparently. "scmrsetup.cmd is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file." All the required files are in the SC2 install directory.

  • Avatar of Kostyarik Kostyarik May 24, 2016 at 07:51 UTC - 0 likes

    @jawood1989: Go

    I can't tell if it has something to do with your antivirus or just programms assigned to extentions messed up a bit, but here's a workaround:


    1) go to your starcraft 2 folder, click on the address bar, select all, right click and press copy.

    2) press two keys silmultaneously "windows key"+R, type "cmd" and hit enter

    3) In that black window type "cd " (notice space after), right click -> paste, hit enter

    4) Type "scmrsetup.cmd" and hit enter.

    Quotes are needed nowhere, just put them for you to separate text from commands =)

    P.S. If your starcraft is located on D:\ drive, type "D:", hit enter in that black window once it's opened =)

    Or here's a solution if you're up to some registry editing:

    Last edited May 24, 2016 by Kostyarik
  • Avatar of jawood1989 jawood1989 May 23, 2016 at 18:11 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi there, I have a question about the installer. I downloaded the installer file and the zip files and placed them in my SC2 install directory. But, the installer file does not have a connected file to open with and defaults to opening in wordpad, so it doesn't do anything. Advice?

    Thank you.

  • Avatar of darivlad darivlad May 18, 2016 at 17:41 UTC - 0 likes

    @vladomar2: Go

    @vladomar2: Go

    Reinstall MR and everything should be fine. That happens when a new patch comes out.

  • Avatar of vladomar2 vladomar2 May 18, 2016 at 15:38 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi ,can i ask you something , after i update starcraft 2 to 3.3.0 patch i cant play mass recall anymore ,it say difrent mod error. can you give me some advice reinstall or someting will help?

  • Avatar of PC_Master PC_Master May 11, 2016 at 14:04 UTC - 0 likes

    New breakthrough: I figured out how to increase the speed of the Sunken Colony's attack animations. Its actual attack speed is unchanged: The animation speed itself is simply closer to that of the original Sunken Colony now (not to mention that speed now matches up with the sounds a lot better).

  • Avatar of valas991 valas991 May 10, 2016 at 11:20 UTC - 0 likes

    @Telenil @Jones

    Are you going to modify anything on the retro version? (besides possible sound fixes.)

    I mean, model-wise, etc.

    “I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.”


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