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I need help bad i got starcraft been playing it for a while then i moved during this moving period i lost my cd, its original. is it possible to start the game up without the actual cd??
 

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Did you make a backup Cd for yourself?
That is legal, as long as its for personal usage.

The game won't start without the CD.

If you have the CD key maybe you can phone Blizzard and try to get a new CD from them.
 

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Here's the patch note for Starcraft so no you do not need the CD

- patch 1.15.2
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Feature Changes

- StarCraft and StarCraft: BroodWar no longer require the CD while playing the
game. To play without the CD, please follow the following instructions:

- Windows Users:
- Make sure you have "Hide extensions for known types" unchecked under
Explorer Folder Options.
- If you own only StarCraft, copy "INSTALL.EXE" from the StarCraft CD to
your StarCraft folder and rename it to "StarCraft.mpq".
- If you own StarCraft: Brood War, copy "INSTALL.EXE" from the StarCraft:
Brood War CD to your StarCraft folder and rename it to "BroodWar.mpq".
 

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As long as you have a cd key for diablo 2, starcraft, and warcraft 3 you can register them on battle.net and you can download a version that doesn't use a CD. My D2LOD CD got really scratched and I registered the CD key and now I can play Diablo 2 again. You will need to make a blizzard.net store account, and just register the key. You get the option to download the game, also you will get a "new" CD key. It really isn't new just 25 characters than 16 characters. There both technically the same.

http://www.blizzard.com/store/
 
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