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

August 22th 2016

It's real. SCMR Legacy Edition will be out within a week.

July 25th 2016

We're alive.

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.

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 xeNNNNN xeNNNNN Aug 22, 2016 at 23:25 UTC - 0 likes


    right okay thanks :D

    well either way im gonna finish this playthrough and then playthrough it again with 6.0 so :P

    Last edited Aug 22, 2016 by xeNNNNN
  • Avatar of ROCKNROLLKID ROCKNROLLKID Aug 22, 2016 at 23:08 UTC - 1 like

    @xeNNNNN: The carrier bug was fixed in 5.4.2, however 6.0 is coming out soon, within a week, so you can also just wait for that, too.

    Last edited Aug 22, 2016 by ROCKNROLLKID
  • Avatar of xeNNNNN xeNNNNN Aug 22, 2016 at 22:50 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey guys,

    Just curious if the carriers being bugged is a thing?

    (doesnt ever launch interceptors, including tassadars command ship the gantrithor).

    If it isnt or is, will downloading and installing a fresh version of the mod file fix this or?

    Also great to here the legacy of the void edition will be out soon! looking forward to it :D

    Last edited Aug 22, 2016 by xeNNNNN
  • Avatar of OmegaWeaponX85 OmegaWeaponX85 Aug 22, 2016 at 21:16 UTC - 0 likes

    Current Project: Enslavers Redux

  • Avatar of JayborinoPlays JayborinoPlays Aug 22, 2016 at 17:10 UTC - 1 like

    MMMMMM, very excited. I will make a better, more concise installation tutorial for 6.0 for folks who have issues. My current one is passable, but too wordy and people still get it wrong.

    Visit my channel where I showcase custom content!

    Send me a PM or respond to my YouTube thread if you'd like to see your map/s on my channel (eventually!)

  • Avatar of Jones313 Jones313 Aug 22, 2016 at 00:49 UTC - 4 likes

    It's real. SCMR Legacy Edition will be out within a week.

  • Avatar of Argevis Argevis Aug 21, 2016 at 23:30 UTC - 0 likes

    Will be lauched this week?! i mean, the next one will be september! any screenshot of new cutscenes or something?

  • Avatar of pasildan pasildan Aug 21, 2016 at 22:50 UTC - 0 likes

    Amazing project really well executed. waiting with anxiety the final release !!

  • Avatar of Telenil Telenil Aug 21, 2016 at 20:50 UTC - 1 like

    @valas991: Go

    Seven testers.

    Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn thought that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, dawn will come.

  • Avatar of OmegaWeaponX85 OmegaWeaponX85 Aug 21, 2016 at 16:56 UTC - 1 like

    @Telenil: Go

    Oooooo, BETA! Excitement is building