Posted by on April 5th, 2008 at 5:30 pm | 231,345 views

UPDATE: StarCraft: Brood War is now free for everybody. Download the full game directly from; the No-CD crack will no longer be available from this website.

No-CD crack for all versions of StarCraft!

How to use:

Put both install.exe and scload.exe in the StarCraft directory.
(C:\Program Files\StarCraft)

Run scload.exe and it should load StarCraft!


StarCraft won’t load?

Click Start -> Run. Type regedit and press enter.

On the left side, go to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Blizzard Entertainment\Starcraft

On the right side, find StarCD, double click it, and set the value data to a period (.). Now you can play. 🙂

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Soul Stälker
7 years ago

Windows 7 (x64): Worked for me after switching to admin rights AND in compatibility with Win98. Otherwise I’d be getting an error telling me I need to get a CD running.
I’ve got some crazy graphical glitches in the main menu, but other than that, the game works fine! Also, for all of you guys living on Pluto: no, it’s not a virus, but since it’s an app that messes with your executable files, it’s obviously being regarded as if it was.

7 years ago
Reply to  Soul Stälker

As a general rule of thumb you should always run third-party utilities/launchers and the like in admin mode, once you’ve established it’s not a virus anyways. You shouldn’t need Win98 mode to be enabled though, and I don’t recall doing it for this launcher; if I did enable a compatibility mode, then the farthest back I could have gone was XP. Also for the colours search up “StarCraft registry Windows 7 colour fix”. You should be able to find it relatively easily; you can also kill explorer.exe from the task manager and the ‘shrooms colours will go away (you can start explorer.exe back up again from task manager).

Soul Stälker
7 years ago
Reply to  Anrak'thi

My bad, it was XP. However I still cannot run the game unless the compatibility mode is on (I’m getting a popup “Error patching process!”).

As for the shroom color fix, I’m just going into Resolution -> Advanced -> Monitor. Works like a charm.

Honestly, it’s been a month since I posted that comment, even though I feel like I’ve been playing this game for like a year now. And I’ve never played StarCraft before. Can’t help but see why it is regarded as one of the most influential games of all time.

7 years ago
Reply to  Soul Stälker

Oh wow, a newcomer 🙂

Welcome to what I will probably always consider as one of the greatest if not THE greatest game ever made. This game was my childhood, and I cherished pretty much every moment of that childhood – it will always be, forever, in my heart.

Also what the fuck happened to the sequel

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