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I bought the German version of Starcraft II in store, but I downloaded and installed the English client.

The update to patch 1.5 changed my language settings back to German.

How can I change my language back to English?

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This is a known bug and is addressed here

The solution is posted here

Basically you need to find the file Variables.txt and change the language settings back.

Here is how you do it:

Windows Vista/7

  • Click Start.
  • Click Documents and open the StarCraft II folder.
  • Open variables.txt.

Windows XP

  • Click Start.
  • Click My Documents and open the StarCraft II folder.
  • Open variables.txt.

Mac OS X

  • Open Finder.
  • Hold down the Option (Alt) key and select Library from the Go menu.
  • Navigate to ~/Library/Application Support/Blizzard/StarCraft II.
  • Open variables.txt.

Search for the following variable and change it to this (depending on your language):


Save Variables.txt and open your game.

Look in the link for other regions.

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Thanks for your answer, but where are the language IDs, for example you put "enGB", where is the list of available IDs to change this, for example if I want this on spanish! – eLRuLL Mar 20 '13 at 16:59
Please read the answer. Visit the provided link ( to see that you can use "esES" for Spanish. – ayckoster Mar 21 '13 at 19:26
I change it to enUS (for US English) and then save the file, I then run the game and its still in russian, i check the file again and it is automatically changed to what it was before – user49462 Jun 2 '13 at 4:17

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