StarCraft II is a real-time strategy game published in 2010 by Activision Blizzard and is the sequel to StarCraft.

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Is there enough synergy in different race combinations to justify a race switch when playing 2v2?

I prefer playing as zerg generally, although I do a fair amount of "random", but I've recently started playing 2v2 with a friend who's also a zerg player, and I have been considering switching to ...
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Where can you get additional build orders for Starcraft 2's YABOT map and how can I load them in the multiplayer version?

I tried YABOT on the battle net map list with a friend, but the terran build order list seemed quite lackluster. I tried finding more build orders around the web but had no such luck. I couldn't even ...
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How do I take a screenshot in Starcraft 2?

With WoW you can just hit print screen and it saves and image automatically but in SC2 it doesn't seem to work or maybe I just can't find the files. Any suggestions?
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Is it possible to determine someones league while playing against them?

Is is in any way possible to determine if my opponent is in a higher/lower or same league as myself while I'm actually playing against them in 1vs1 in starcraft 2, or am I forced to check this after ...
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How can you saturate mineral fields effectively?

I know that you should have 3 workers on each mineral to harvest it most effectively, but how can you manage how many workers you have to use per base? The number should obviously be 3 x mineral ...
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How to play custom build-anything map in Starcraft 2 with others?

I see players in replays and screen-casts that have maps where they create all kinds of buildings and units very quickly. I'd like to try some scenarios with a friend of mine. Is there a custom map ...
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I sometimes read about Marauders splash damage… They do have an AOE affect?

I am a little bit confused, because i always thought marauder had only a single target hit, but when i hear about splash damage, i get confused. Do they have an aoe? is that trigger but the slowing ...
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Can custom maps in Starcraft 2 automatically enable certain unit upgrades?

If I create a custom map with the Starcraft 2 map editor, how can I specify that some unit upgrades are already researched? For example, if I want all the units to already have the weapons upgrade 1 ...
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Which upgrade do hydralisks/roaches use when meleeing?

In similar vein to this and this: Hydralisks and roaches have a special melee animation when the enemy is within melee-range. I thought this was just for show, and I've actually heard speculation ...
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Can I play and fully enjoy Starcraft 2 using a Touchpad and not a Mouse?

I would like to play with StarCraft 2 on my MacBook Pro but I often (bad habit) use my laptop sitting on the couch where Mouse is not an option. Do you think I could be able to fully enjoy StarCraft ...
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Starcraft 2 replays and screen capture software

I have a few questions: How can I email a Starcraft 2 replay? What can i use to record my computer screen without holding a video recorder in front of it? What is the best deal for a capture card ...
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Do units get some kind of bonus for being promoted?

Units get promoted based on kills -- does this have any effect on their stats or is it just for them to brag about to other units?
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Importance of Zerglings to Zerg armies

So i've been trying to improve my game as zerg as of late, but im meeting several difficulties (some in micro, some in macro, etc etc), but the one i want to ask about now is army composition. I ...
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Black screen when opening a SC2 replay

I'm getting a black screen when I try to open a StarCraft 2 replay (which is probably from an older SC2 version than the current one). What can I do to be able to watch the replay? EDIT: I do get ...
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Zerg late-game strategies [closed]

I am a Zerg, and after a lot of sweating on battle.net I managed to get to the point where I survive with minimal losses to a number of rush waves. My problem is that once I have enough resources to ...
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What are the requirements for the Hot Shot feat of strength?

So, I got awarded the "Hot Shot" feat of strength and I would like to know what I have done to earn it. The only thing I can find about it is people saying you have to win all 5 placement matches ...
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Effective use of Sentry in Starcraft 2

I find my self following other players and pushing with few zealots/stalkers/1-2 sentries, and enabling the shield once attacking. But i'm not sure I'm fully taking advantage of this unit. Should I ...
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SC2: custom maps players community

Is there some organized group or community who like to play custom maps instead of normal melee? I know there are some sites like sc2mapster, but it more about mapmaking, not playing.
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How do I create a custom game with spectators?

is it possible to create a custom multiplayer game that has spectators? I would mainly like to run a 1v1 against AI and have human spectators look at it. Is this possible, and if so, how? General info ...
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Where is the Starcraft II custom map folder?

I downloaded a custom map but I don't know where to put it in order for it to appear in the Custom Game map selection menu. Does anyone know where is this custom map folder ? I play on MacOS X but I ...
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What's wrong with doing a carrier rush?

Just had a 2 on 2 coop game vs hard ai with a friend of mine. It was ZnP(me) vs TnP. At first, I transitioned to 2-gate and we both defended the center with some minor hit n run micro with my few ...
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Since patch 1.1, are Hydras more viable against Terran?

I have played only one game as Zerg since the new patch, and i used a lot of hydras to win. Against me a Terran with 15 marines, 15 marauders, 3 tanks and 2 thors (I guess). Anyway, I have made a few ...
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Is there an easy way to select a specific number of one type of unit out of a group?

Is there an easy way to select a specific number of one type of unit out of a group? What I mean is, say I have 10 Stalkers in a group, I want to select 4 of them and have them go check something ...
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Do you receive achievements if you complete them without using the save game feature?

Do you only receive achievements for campaign missions if you complete them without using the save game feature. I completed a couple last night but had to restart from a last save point when I died. ...
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Why can't I play my old games?

I usually reload my last saves and missions while I'm trying to get all the Hard achievements in my SC2 campaign. I just updated to the latest patch today but when I tried to load my game, it said ...
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If I start a new StarCraft 2 campaign can I still watch the movies from my completed campaign?

I've completed the campaign and would like to be able to periodically re-watch some of the movies. Is there a way to do so if I start a new campaign?
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When will the next episode of Starcraft II be released and will there be an add-on for the current Wings of Liberty? [closed]

If I understand the plan correctly, Blizzard wants to release three separate games (each one for mainly one race). Did Blizzard mention a general plan in which intervals they wanted to release the ...
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How to run YABOT (Yet Another Build Order) on Mac?

My aim is to play single YABOT game, I have downloaded the latest MapCraft(1.6), run it selected a YABOT map but nothing happened when i press launch....is there anything i am missing?? please help ...
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Starcraft 2 maps?

I am new and need to study the maps. Is there a good place to download them? All 1v1 maps. Just need decent enough resolution to print them out.
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How do I go back to the Protoss missions in SC2?

I missed the Protoss missions you get from the crystal in campaign mode. I did the first one but I didn't know you could go back for more. Now I have beat the campaign and I can't play them in the ...
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How does anyone get above zero points when you lose 20 points on every loss?

I understand how the point system works. My win/loss is roughly 60/40. When I win I get about +8. When I lose, though I always lose - 18-20 points. So I win 3/4 games and I still end up with Zero ...
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How can you micro stalkers vs. zealots?

I'm trying to micro a few stalkers against a few non charged zealots. I see a lot of players move their stalkers away, then hit, then move away, then hit, and so on. How do they micro as such? Do ...
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How exactly can you get the “Liberty Completionist: Hard” achievement?

I was having problems with one particular mission so I played it in normal after getting really frustrated. If I finish the rest of the missions in hard, and then I come back and replay that mission ...
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Do research choices and unit upgrades carry over into Multiplayer?

I haven't dared touch multiplayer in StarCraft 2 yet but was wondering if the research points I'm spending and unit upgrades I choose in Campaign mode will carry over into my multiplayer games? I ...
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Will picking missions randomly exclude me from doing other missions?

As a complete SC2 noob I've started working through the campaign. When I lost big time on around mission 7 (told you I was a noob!) I started reading the gamesradar strategies. Having just read ...
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What's the difference between a melee and a custom match in StarCraft 2?

For clarification, I know that you pick custom when you want special maps like Sotis or TD maps, and melee if you want good ol' RTS style. But why do we have to select "custom game" to earn ...
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Unlocalized SC2 version for localized server

Can I use the English version of Starcraft 2 to play on a localized server (for example Russian)? If yes what should I do for it? Where can I download an English version of Starcraft 2?
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What settings do I need to get the outmatched achievements on Starcraft 2?

This is not a tactics question. I choose the "Versus A.I." option from the main screen and then a custom on Megaton vs 2 Medium A.I. However, after beating them, I don't get the achievement. What ...
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How do you keep slower units moving behind faster units while keeping them from getting separated?

This especially comes into play for me with roach/hydra and to a lesser extent with ling/roach. I want my roaches in front of the hydras to absorb damage, but since roaches (with speed) are faster ...
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Does having more than 3 worker per resource point decrease gathering efficiency? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the correct number of workers to put on gathering vespene and minerals in StarCraft 2? Are more better? Do more workers per resource point hurt production?
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Can non-Zerg races build on friendly creep?

If I'm in a team SC2 game, can my non-Zerg allies build on top of my creep?
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Does creep or do creep tumors give vision?

In reference to this question, which gives vision, the creep or the tumors? Also what about dealing with elevation and creep?
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What does creep affect?

I'm fairly new to the game and am trying to get better as Zerg. From watching some replays of higher level players, I often see Zerg players spreading creep like crazy as fast as they can. My ...
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What is the best way to get the x Blitz achievements?

Anyone got these achievements for all difficulties? As the title says, what is the best way to defeat an AI in under five minutes?
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Is there a hotkey sequence to send minerals or gas to your ally?

Is there a hotkey sequence to send minerals or gas to your ally? Alternatively is there a way to bind hotkeys to the action?
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Starcraft 2: Issuing orders to custom game AI

Is there a way to issue orders to allied AI players in custom games of Starcraft 2...?
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How do I beat Terran as Zerg when they do MMM with tanks?

Question basically states it. I have a lot of problems beating Terran when they either do MMM(Marine Maurader Medivac) with tanks or even just marines and tanks. Tried banelings and infestors, and ...
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Where can I report SC2 bugs to Blizzard? (also, check out this wild creep glitch)

Took this with my phone hence it's not pixel accurate like a screen shot would be but you can see what I was seeing, I had been watching a Replay and switched my Textures graphics level then went and ...
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Why is StarCraft 2 divided by regions?

I live in Argentina, but I love to get all my stuff (be it games, tv series, movies, etc) in English. Battle.net will only let me select one region, which by default is Latin America, that has only ...
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What is the effect of the DLC campaigns on multiplayer?

I read somewhere that the Zerg and Protoss campaigns will be add-ons to be bought separately. Will I need to buy the upcoming starcraft 2 expansions to be able to play online? Or are they just ...