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

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How do I get rid of long load times when loading the single player map list?

I am getting long load times when I try to load up the single player map list when creating an AI game, when I load up the same list, or presumably the same list, when under multiplayer it loads in ...
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How do I delete custom maps from my map list?

How do I remove the custom maps I have "downloaded" from my map list? They are clutter and it is not like you get to try a map out first to see if it sucks before you are stuck with it forever.
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when an ally leaves a game can you control their units?

so I played a 4v4, and right at the start of the game, 2 of my allies quit out right at the start. we ended up winning anyway, and as I was watching the replay, I noticed that 1 of the 2 allies who ...
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How to micro mutalisks in a muta vs. muta battle in Starcraft 2?

Suppose you and your opponent have exactly the same amount of mutalisks. What is the most effective way to micro them? Attack-move towards the enemy? Focus-fire one of his mutas?
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How many Banelings do I need to wipe different structures?

Wondering if I can find a list of how many Banelings you need to wipe common structures (supply depot, Command centers, pylons, Nexus, fences on the map, etc). I know I could find out empirically but ...
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How do I counter the 7 roach rush build?

I recently saw an article about a 7 roach rush build that's even faster than the popular 5 roach rush build. This build gets to 7 roaches in about 4:40. How would I counter this build? I'm mostly ...
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Starcraft 2: Custom achievements?

I thought I'd be sneaky and try getting the custom achievements playing "the fastest map possible". Just beat 7 insane AIs in FFA, but didn't get the "Insane FFA" achievement... why not? Does it have ...
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Where can I see the real rank of a player?

I see a lot of people referring to players as 2500 diamond for example. Where can I see this rank? All I found was the position within the division, but not that number that seems to be global (by ...
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What are all the different *titles* for finishing the campaign?

I know there is the Casual Campaign Ace, but: What are all possible titles? What are the requirements for each? If you first achieved one, and then you play the campaign again, can you get another ...
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How is it possible Zerg, with the biggest advantage, can still lose to Terran?

This replay exlains it all. T Tarson versus Z Bly play on Xel'Naga Caverns. Bly destroys Tarson's expansion, and pushes into his base, does a TON of damage, and kills all his SCV except for 2. Then ...
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How to unpause during a multiplayer game?

I was just stuck in a multiplayer Starcraft 2 game for 10 minutes, because I didn't know how to unpause the game! So please, fellow gamers, help me and other newbies out and explain us how to unpause ...
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How does Fog Of War work in StarCraft 2?

Fog Of War is not the range of an unit as far as I understand, but is there a way to see how much FOW range an unit/building will reveal?
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Is there a way to visually display a unit's range?

Is there a way to show any unit's range visually? When you siege the Siege Tank, the range-circle will be shown, like here. Is it possible to show similar circle for Spine Crawler, Roach, etc.? I ...
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Optimal Mission Order in regard to Unit Upgrades

The Starcraft 2 Campaign Mission Order question has already asked Will picking missions randomly from the planets available exclude me from doing other missions or will it all just sort ...
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Where on my system are the current/original maps stored for Starcraft 2?

I would like to either edit current maps to increase the money on them, or get money maps. Where, on my Windows 7 system, can I find the original Blizzard maps? Or are they not stored on my system? ...
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How do I recover from a cannon rush as Protoss?

Yesterday I was cannon rushed as protoss. I know the best way to counter it is to just not let his probe build the first pylon, but somehow I missed it and when I realized what was happening it was ...
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What is the best Protoss counter for mass Stalkers?

I had about 5-6 carriers against 20-25 stalkers, and my carriers went down too fast. I did take out most of his army, but he can regenerate it much faster.
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Starcraft 2: What's the easiest order to do the missions on brutal difficulty?

Finished the first 3, no sweat.. now I've reached the first fork. Looking for some advice on which path to take? Trying to get all the brutal achievements.
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How do workers work when I gain control of them?

Suppose someone gave me control of his units, and I want to use a worker to build something (or a Carrier for that matter). Can I do it? Does it build my building or his? (For pylon power purposes). ...
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What do the “spending” categories include in StarCraft II replays?

In a replay, there is a "Spending" display that includes 3 categories: Economy Technology Army While it seems fairly straightforward that workers = economy, upgrades = tech, army = units, what do ...
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Giving control of my units

How do I give control of my units to another player? I was very much surprised when a teammate gave me control of his units somehow, and didn't have time to ask him how he did it. It's a neat ...
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What should I do to get the Outmatched: 2 Insane AI achievement?

What should I do to get the Outmatched: 2 Insane AI achievement? I've watched like dozen of online tutorials, where is shown how to do that. The only problem is that those cannon/spine rushes worked ...
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Are Immortals useful against any Zerg unit?

I'm not very familiar with Immortals yet. I understand they're great against tanks. Do Zerg have units that Immortals are useful against?
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What do the different icons in the ladder table mean?

Does the up/down arrows mean you are going to go up/down a league? Do they mean you are advancing/losing inside the division? What do the other 2 icons (-- and !) mean? Is there some visual ...
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What is the “magic box” in Starcraft 2?

Tzenes mentioned a "magic box" in Starcraft 2 in chat. Despite myself, I'm now overwhelmingly curious: What it is the magic box? Why I should care about it?
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As a bronze league hopeful, is it better to focus on one race or should I keep playing as random?

I've heard mixed feedback from my friends on this topic. Some say pick a race to focus on. Others say they made it to Platinum as one race and now they wish they could play the other races without ...
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Can you find a replay that defends against a well executed proxy rush on Blistering Sands?

See this related question. Can you find/post a replay of a well executed proxy rush that is successfully defended against? (Not a counter-rush that succeeds, that requires pre-comitting to a rush. I ...
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How to effectively manage supporting and different types of units?

I see a lot of top level players handling a large force of Protoss (for example, but it applies to all races) units, and they take full advantage of Zealots, Stalkers, and Sentries abilities and ...
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Are there any good strategies for the SC2 Mod “Footmen”?

I've been playing the Footmen mod for SC2 a lot lately and i really enjoy it. I was wondering if anyone has some good strategies for this mod? What hero should i choose and what stats should i upgrade ...
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What does StarCraft 2 campaign difficulty affect? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How exactly do different difficulty levels affect the gameplay in campaign? When creating a campaign you get the four difficulty options just like for each mission. Do ...
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How can I fix blurry map thumbnails?

A few of the map thumbnails have somehow become distorted. How can I fix it? I'd rather not reinstall the entire game.
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Starcraft 2 - alternate map types

What kind of alternate "games" are there in Starcraft 2? In the same way that WC3 spawned DOTA, what has SC2 spawned so far...?
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What happens if you use a drone to build a building while he's carrying minerals?

Kind of a basic question, but what happens? Do you lose it? Does it count as harvested? In a similar fashion, what happens when a drone/scv/probe goes harvesting gas when he's holding a mineral?
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Common strategies and counters

Is there a resource that can give me a list of popular strategies (not builds), and effective counters to them? E.g. - rush can be countered by wall-in-natural, fast expand countered by rush, etc... ...
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Will achievement points be reset at the end of a ladder season?

Greg asked this in another question of mine, so I'm reposting it here. Will achievement points and so portraits be reset for the next ladder season?
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MLG PRO DC Final video

MLG PRO DC finished for some hours ago and I want to watch the finals between HuK and Idra. Is there any way to watch this without paying the MLG page? Can it be found on the internet on for example ...
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How to counter a proxy zealot rush on Blistering Sands

I'm recently doing a lot of rushes, and I found that the outcome is very map-dependent. On a map like Blistering Sands, where I know my opponent's location and he has a backdoor, how would you defend ...
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10-pylon vs 8-pylon

I usually build 8 probes, then a pylon, so I could keep building probes and not have to wait for the pylon to build (in 10-pylon you're stuck while the pylon is building). Is one of these build ...
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When exactly do players move between leagues?

I see this article that says After a hidden period of time, their skill level will be reevaluated. Has anyone been able to determine how this work? I now reached 1st place in my league and am eager ...
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How good is Hard AI?

If it were in a league, would it be bronze?
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Does blizzard silently update the AI?

It seems that the AI was at least twice updated without this being noted in the patch notes. First major thing that i saw was a much better defense against a cannon rush. Then patch 1.1.2 went live ...
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Do custom games of a higher difficult count for those below it for the custom games vs AI achievement?

For the Custom Game achievements (i.e. get 10 wins as zerg vs medium AI opponant in a 1v1, etc etc) do you actually need to grind out a bunch of games vs a medium AI or can you just fight the hardest ...
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Starcraft 2 Patch 1.1.2

How does the new patch affect the game? What made them increase the hitpoints for the buildings? How did the patch change the void rays? Less cheeze from terran with the new building rules? New Roach ...
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When not to zealot rush?

I have just discovered the wonders of proxy zealot rushing. I setup a pylon and 2-3 gateways somewhere near his base, spam zealots and attack. In silver league, this is effective about 70% of the ...
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Does a Thor take 3 or 4 volleys to kill two (2) hydras?

VS. ground Thors do 30 Damage per attack with 2 attacks. Hydras have 80 health. The Thor's attacks are staggered (not like the phoenix that makes both laser attacks at the same time). Back to the ...
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How does SCII select an opponent when playing multipalyer?

I've just gotten out of the Practice League so maybe there is an option later on to select opponents.. But I was wondering, how does SCII select an opponent? I imagine its pretty region-specific as it ...
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Attacking while moving over enemies with Carriers?

Is it possible to order a carrier to move over enemy units, while attacking them, but without stopping to attack ? This is useful if you want to make sure you carrier moves to safety or to the enemy's ...
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Starcraft-2: When to wall in?

When and when not should i wall in? In some replays i've watched casted by Day[9], he says things like "Oh i generally wouldn't wall in here" etc etc. However, my understanding of what type of ...
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How to defend myself against a MM + Tank rush in a TvT?

When playing Terran VS Terran, how can I defend against this rush? The opponent comes with Marines, Marauders and Tanks. He deploys the Tanks and then uses scans to destroy my Rax + Bunkers + Units. ...
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Total points from achievements

What is the maximum possible achievement point/score total in StarCraft II?