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Patch 1.16

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Patch 1.16[edit]

Patch 1.16.1[edit]

Release: 2009-01-21

Feature Changes[edit]

  • In-game Speed Options menu now has a "Enable CPU Throttling" checkbox. Enabling this option will allow StarCraft to consume fewer CPU cycles. By default this option is off.

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed an issue with the reply feature where any character followed by a "r" was being treated as a reply.
  • Removed an unnecessary delay when processing palette cycling updates.
  • Lessened the imposed delay in the CPU Throttling feature.[1]

Patch 1.16[edit]

Release: 2008-11-25

Feature Changes[edit]

  • In-game chat is now saved in replays. Note: whispers are not saved.
  • Hitting the Escape key while in the chat room will clear your typed text.
  • "/reply" (or just "/r") will send a whisper to person who most recently whispered you.

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed localization issues with "from" and "to" in whispers.
  • StarCraft now only uses as much CPU as it needs to run smoothly.


  • Fixed an exploit which allowed Zerg players to gain minerals through mutations.
  • Fixed an exploit which allowed Zerg players to recycle an upgrading building.
  • Fixed an exploit which allowed Zerg players to extend their creep with a drone.
  • Fixed an exploit which allowed Zerg players to move Drones over impassable terrain.
  • Fixed an exploit which allowed Terran players to drop a nuke anywhere on the map.
  • Fixed an exploit which allowed players to pause the game while in the pre-game lobby.[2]


  1. Starcraft and Brood War Patch Information (1.16.1). Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2009-01-21.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment staff. Starcraft and Brood War Patch Information. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2008-11-25.