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Exclusive StarCraft Cheat Codes For Mac And Windows

StarCraft is one of the most successful real-time strategy games in PC gaming. Many players from around the globe know the game by heart and continue to play it both the original, sequel and remastered version.

While StarCraft is undeniably addicting with the daunting challenges, but why not jump back into the nostalgia of cheat codes?

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Developed by Blizzard Entertainment in 1998, as many consider it the space version of Warcraft, it sets in a science fiction universe where three factions are at war; the human Terrans, the alien psionic Protoss, and the critter-infesting Zerks.

The game featured different unique units and structures. Offering diverse line ups to counter certain units from opposing factions. It also features a series of missions from each faction campaign that unravels the plot of the game as well as expanding the lore.

In 2017, Starcraft: Remastered was released, which has ultra-high-definition+ graphics and applying the modern online suite. Up until now, there are still active players who compete in the original game despite a sequel has already released for several years now.

And like any games, StarCraft had its fair share of in-game cheats that anyone can apply; but of course, this is only available in single-player skirmish and campaigns. The interesting part of the cheat codes in StarCraft and Brood War is that some of them have pop culture references or in some cases notable quotes and phrases.

To activate any cheat key, players must press enter during the game to open the dialog box. After that, key in the desired cheat codes. A notification will appear at the bottom of the screen if the cheat worked. Though some cheat codes can be entered multiple times. Be mindful that repetitive cheat codes might cause it to toggle off the cheat. The cheats can work on both the original game and the Brood War expansion, as well for the 2017 Remastered edition.

The following is the list of the known Starcraft cheat codes. Each with their corresponding effects and references which some or everyone did not know.

These cheat keys will only work in single-player skirmish or campaign.

The 20 StarCraft Cheat Codes For Mac

Cheat CodesEffectsReference
black sheep wall
Reveals the entire map, can toggle on and off by typing the cheat code againIt’s based on an actual metal band call Black Sheep Wall
breathe deep
Adding 500 units of Vespine gas can be repeated by typing the cheat code again
Common quote
food for thought
Increasing the supply units to 200, this removes the purpose of supply depots, overlords or pylons in the mission.Common English phrase
game over manInstant defeat for the missionPopular quote from the movie Aliens
medieval manEnable all abilities, can toggle on and off by typing the cheat code againBased on the soundtrack in Warcraft 2 I am a Medieval Man
modify the phase varianceIgnore building prerequisitesBased on a popular ship command in Star Trek
nogluesEnemies cannot use psionic abilitiesAlso a cheat key in Warcraft 2 which can disable Orc traps
operation cwalMakes faster buildings and instant completion for upgrades, can toggle on and off by typing the cheat code againBased on the fan group Operation: Can't Wait Any Longer
opheliaEnables mission select cheatBased on the character from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet play
race# (race is the Race Name and # is the Mission Number)Skip the current level to the selected mission. This only works in Campaign mode. And to use this, a user must input Terran, Protoss or zerg and the mission number. For the Brood War expansion, put x before the race name (example, xterran, xprotoss, xzerg)None.
power overwhelmingGod mode, making your units and structures invincible, with the exception of the Zerg Queen’s Spawn Broodling ability. Also, any friendly splash damage from your units can still damage your own units.A famous unit response phrase from the Protoss Archon unit
radio free zergPlays the secret Zerg theme song, this can only work when playing as the Zerg race.Based on Radio Free Europe, an actual radio station that broadcasted around Eastern Europe during the Cold War.
show me the moneyGives 10,000 units of Minerals and Vespine Gas, can be repeated by typing the cheat code againBased on the quote from the Jerry Maguire movie
something for nothingFree upgrades, does not include ability upgrades. The cheat code can be repeated three times for full-upgradeBased on the quote; You can't get something for nothing.
staying alive
Continue playing the game after winning or losing in the mission. Players must exit the mission in order to leave.Based on the Bee Gees song “Staying Alive”
the gatheringUnit abilities do not consume or require any energy, can toggle on and off by typing the cheat code again.A pun on the popular tradable card game Magic: The Gathering
there is no cow levelInstant win for the missionA reference about the rumor of a secret cow level in Diablo which was released in 1996, the secret cow level became a reality in Diablo II in 2000.
war aint what it used to be
No fog of war, can toggle on and off by typing the cheat code againA phrase about when wars before modern times had more honor and chivalry.
whats mine is mineAdding 500 units of minerals, can be repeated by typing the cheat code againA common quote
terran# [mission number]Terran Level Skip for the desired level.None.

*Note: All these codes must be enabled before the other mission selection codes are used.

The 21 Cheat Codes For Windows

Cheat CodesEffects
protoss#Protoss skip by replacing # with mission number
zerg# Level skip by replacing # with mission number
terran#Terran skip by replacing # with mission number
food for thought Enjoy food supply without limitation
power overwhelmingUnleash the invincible units
there is no cow levelWin instantly
game over manLose instantly
something for nothingFree upgrades, does not include ability upgrades. The cheat code can be repeated three times for full-upgrade
the gatheringUnit abilities do not consume or require any energy, can toggle on and off by typing the cheat code again
radio free zergReveal hidden songs
black sheep wallReveals the entire map, can toggle on and off by typing the cheat code again
medieval manEnable all research abilities, can toggle on and off by typing the cheat code again
breathe deep
Adding 500 unit of Vespene gas. Can be repeated by typing the cheat code again.
whats mine is mineAdding 500 unit of crystals. Can be repeated by typing the cheat code again.
show me the money
Gives 10,000 units of Minerals and Vespine Gas, can be repeated by typing the cheat code again
modify the phase varianceIgnore building prerequisites to build anything that you desire.
staying aliveContinue playing after winning the match
OpheliaEnables mission select cheat
NogluesEnemies cannot use psionic storm
Operation cwalBuilding construction in a faster pace

StarCraft Gameplay

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