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Macro involves producing constantly, keeping your resources low and hitting the optimal production cycles. Having said that there is an optimal Macro for any given Build Order.

I want to know what the optimum amount of workers, army, production facilities and upgrades is for a given time, like @10:00 or @14:00.

Is there some kind of tool or map that allows me to test this? My macro is not perfect, so I cannot benchmark this on my own.

I searched the internet and found tools like SCBuildOrderOptimizer and EvolutionChamber but they seem to work the other way around. You insert the worker count etc. and you get a build order that would get these specifications.

I want to specify a build order, assume that workers and units get produced all the time and I want to get the resulting unit count and upgrades etc.

Something like this:

1 Rax FE @10:00:

  • 50 SCVs
  • 100 supply
  • Stim 95% (finishes @10:15)
  • 1/0 90% (finishes @10:30)
  • 2 Medivacs
  • ...
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So you want the SC2 version of BWCoach? –  Atav32 Jul 29 '12 at 23:14
    
I do not know this tool, but if it does what I specified: Yes. –  ayckoster Jul 29 '12 at 23:15
    
Well BWCoach seems to coach you throughout the game, but I do not necessarily need that. I would also accept only a simple text output of the state of the game after an optimal execution. It would be nice though. –  ayckoster Jul 29 '12 at 23:18
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The most agreed upon measure of macro skill is the "spending quotient" statistic. It is strongly correlated with a player's league and thus with his ability to win. You can use this calculator to determine your SQ for any particular game, or use a collection of your games to determine your average SQ. The author says this:

Note that the SQ scale is not designed to be accurate for games with Income lower than 600 (partly because there is little demand on a player to spend well during the opening stages, especially if they are following a prepared build order). I recommend you use at least 10 of your own games with an Income of 600 or greater; the more games you use, the more accurate the figure will be.

You can find a full detailing of it here.

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This is a good indicator. Even though it is not exactly what I was looking for I will accept it. Just to state why this is not optimal: Even if you skip or forget SCVs in your BO and build more Marines instead you can achieve very high SQ scores, but in the end your Macro is off. –  ayckoster Aug 3 '12 at 18:51
    
If you do that it will dramatically lower your resource collection rate, which I believe will lower your SQ as well. –  Decency Aug 4 '12 at 7:12
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