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Proto:StarCraft/StarCraft beta 12.24.97 D/Unused Graphics

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Unused Graphics

The Starcraft Beta contains the graphics for a lot of units that were cut. In the final game the graphics for some of these units are missing and they will cause a crash. Some portraits are also slightly different.

Early Mengsk


This is an early rendition of Arcturus Mengsk.

Independent Advisor


This portrait was the Advisor for the unused fourth Independent race. When the race was scrapped, this portrait was recycled for the Science Vessel.


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Cargo Ship



The Raider was eventually modified in the expansion Brood War to become the Terran Valkyrie.

SC Raider014.png


Starcraft Starbase.gif


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Power Plant

StarCraft-Unused Power Plant.png

Unused Wireframes

Infested Mine


This appears to be an early Hatchery wireframe with text overlayed on top

Unused Vehicle


This is an odd vehicle that is completely cut and has no sprites. Only this wireframe exists.

Unused Unit


This odd wireframe seems to represent an early unit, what unit it is as a mystery as it no longer has sprites. This unit is also present in the smaller wireframes used for unit groups.



This is the wireframe for the cut Gunship unit, unlike the wireframes for the Raider and Cargo ship, this cannot be seen in the retail game.

Early Ion Cannon


This early rendition of the Ion Cannon appears to have some additional attachment around it, reminiscent of legs, perhaps it was a mobile unit once?

Dragoon in motion


This one is quite peculiar as it appears to be a wireframe of a Dragoon in motion, wireframes do not change when units move, however this wireframe has been observed in images dating back to 1996, implying that originally they were intended to.

Placeholder Wireframes

In addition to these, a lot of placeholder Wireframes exist, these are simply yellow text. The following Placeholder Wireframes exist:

  • "Blank" (There's a lot of these!)
  • "Merc Gun Ship"
  • "Badlands Critter"
  • "Space Critter"
  • "Cave"
  • "Cantina
  • "Starport"
  • "Jump Gate"