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  1. pyf
    pyf
    I am very worried this download service might be decommissioned someday, if it does not give Blizzard some good returns on investment (positive PR stuff, approval from fans communities...), and if it does not get enough download traffic from gamers or modders. Should it be considered viable to keep, Blizzard might hopefully expand it to other previous versions of these Classic games?
    Sep 19, 2020
  2. BrothForMyPeople
    BrothForMyPeople
    Nah, thank you, I have my original cd key registered on my battle.net account.
    I just do not have my CDs right now.
    Sep 20, 2020
  3. BrothForMyPeople
    BrothForMyPeople
    I doubt Blizzard will make their games free. They still earn money from those titles.
    Even such oldies like Warcraft 1 and Diablo 1 aren't free and you must buy them in GOG.
    Sep 20, 2020
  4. pyf
    pyf
    Believe.
    ;D

    The *full* digital versions of Diablo II v1.14b, StarCraft v1.15.2 and WC3 v1.27a (plus their respective expansions) are free to download from Blizzard's servers, by anybody and without any Battle.net account (because Blizzard has removed the checks!). They can be downloaded in any language, and for any OS.

    CD-keys are still required to install them after you have downloaded them. Diablo II 1.14b requires a 26-digit CD-key.
    Sep 20, 2020
  5. pyf
    pyf
    After you have downloaded any of them, you can keep them forever. And you may install /uninstall them at will whenever and wherever you want.

    I have myself downloaded all of them in American, English and French, all for PCs. Then I have installed WC3 and D2, no problem at all. Do note that I do not have any other version of WC3 installed. In fact, I had uninstalled v1.31.1, to make room for WC3 1.27a and D2.
    Sep 20, 2020
  6. pyf
    pyf
    To download them on your computer, you need the Legacy Downloader, not the regular one.

    These digital versions do not 'phone home', btw
    Sep 20, 2020