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    Live distro with starcraft?


    I've been wanting to play starcraft at school...is there a live distro running wine that has starcraft on it? PLEASE let me know. Thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by rokyen View Post
    I've been wanting to play starcraft at school...is there a live distro running wine that has starcraft on it? PLEASE let me know. Thx
    No, and there likely never will be. Starcraft is a copyrighted, closed-source commercial work distributable only by Blizzard, the company who wrote it. If someone were to include anything other than a demo of Starcraft (and that in itself is debatable), Blizzard could force them to stop and perhaps bring criminal charges against them.
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    Out of curiosity if you owned Starcraft could you run it legally with WINE?

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    It would be legal. Instead of installing in Windows you would install in Linux. Nothing wrong with that, I guess
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    Could you not create a live CD with what you want yourself and not distribute it then. Surely that wouldn't be illegal?

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    If you distribute cd's with copyrighted material sure you are going to be in trouble. Controlpanel just asked if it is legal to run Starcraft with wine, which is legal indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Controlpanel View Post
    Out of curiosity if you owned Starcraft could you run it legally with WINE?
    Oh yes, that's legal.
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