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.
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July 25th 2016
Just to let you know. Progress on Mass Recall Legacy Edition has been slow but steady for the past eight months or so. We've had old MR people taking some time off, and new people stepping in to do some amazing work.
It's not done, but we're getting real close. We're kind of all over the place and there are a bunch of loose ends and bugs yet to be addressed, but the vast majority of the work is done. It's mostly a matter of tying up the loose ends, testing, bug-fixing, more testing and bug-fixing to make everything click.
For people who have played previous versions of MR - it won't be a new game, there are no groundbreaking changes, it's the Mass Recall you know with a new coat of paint and a fairly huge amount of small additions and details that we're hoping will add up to make it a cool old and new experience at the same time. We'll be adding a lot of new options to tweak your MR experience. Most of the new stuff is cosmetic in nature, but there'll be some re-balancing and improvements on AI and gameplay as well.
One of the bigger changes is that all of the text and voice acting has been transferred to a separate file, primarily for easier translation and updating purposes. The goal of this is that any future updates will be instantly compatible with every localized version of the mod, without the need for separate updates. (Much props to Kostyarik and Re1deR for engineering this thing)
We still very much intend to release MRLE this summer. Stay tuned.
(P.S. for anyone whose private messages I haven't responded to - you're not the only one. Just know that it has nothing to do with you or your message.)
Known issues in the current release:
- 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.
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.
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.
Hosted here. Full Spanish and English with Spanish subtitles are available.
- Russian voice acting and subtitles
- English voice acting with Russian subtitles
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 battle.net, you will still need to manually install the mod (see "manual install" below)
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):
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.
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:
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.
Old time Brood War players may enjoy the Carbot Animations Brood War series.
Table of contents
- 1 Starcraft: Mass Recall
- 2 Downloads
- 3 How to Play
- 4 Credits
- Date created
- Mar 29, 2014
- Last update
- Dec 19, 2015
- Development stage
- GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
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