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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 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 ...
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Are there replays of bad (new) players with commentary?

I know, sounds dumb, but bear with me a sec. People here have posted links to tons of high-level replays with commentary. (Thanks.) They're awesome fun, and I can learn a little. But since I'm a ...
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What does it mean to Maynard an SCV?

What does it mean to Maynard an SCV in StarCraft or StarCraft 2. It comes up a lot in the casts.
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Does the Sensor Tower sense cloaked units?

If I see my opponent has a Sensor Tower up, is it still safe to attack with Dark Templar or cloaked Banshees? Will he see them coming on the minimap? What about burrowed Roaches? Will the Sensor ...
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Are there advantages for Protoss gateways over warp gates?

In StarCraft2, Protoss can change their gateways into warp gates. However, I'm puzzled that they can be changed back into gateways. Is there any advantage for gateways over warp gates ? What am I ...
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How do units choose which enemy to target in SC2?

Assuming I do not focus fire, how do my units choose which enemy unit to engage, when there is more than one in range? Specifically, are they making any smart choice such as targeting the most ...
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Is there a limit on resource sharing?

It's a relatively frequent strategy in 2v2 matches in StarCraft II for one player to immediately leave the game, allowing his ally to have a very strong economy to deal with his two opponents. Of ...
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How do I extract the music from the game files?

I love the Starcraft 2 music. Is there any way to extract it from the game files? From there, I can probably transcode it if necessary.
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What does the message “Player is slowing down the game” mean?

In StarCraft 2 multiplayer, what does the following message mean? "Player is slowing down the game" I've seen this pop up a few times recently and didn't know if it was something intentional the other ...
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How do I drop units from overlords/medivacs while the transport is still moving?

I've seen players drop units from overlords/medivacs while the transport was still moving, but I can't figure out how to do that myself. If I order the transport to unload all and then issue another ...
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How do I Macro effectively as Zerg?

Someone emailed me a question recently indicating that they'd come here and seen what I've written and wanted to know something about Starcraft 2 strategy building. While I did email him back, I ...
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Starcraft 2 Editor: Test Melee Maps

How can I test my Starcraft 2 melee map? When I go to test map, it launches the map but I don't have a base or any units. The map has 8 starting positions and started out as a 256x256 map I imported ...
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How do I break Terran fortification as Zerg?

http://sc2rep.net/replays/starcraft-2-replay-z-ret-vs-t-mouzmorrow-metalopolis-09-12-2010 I just watched this replay and I don't know how the Zerg could break that Terran fortress. He tried ...
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How do I get the 4v4 insane AI kin achievement?

I'm trying to get the 4v4 insane ai kin achievements, but I'm having trouble with zerg. The recommended strategy is to cripple one the AI with spine crawlers, but the AI always kills them off with ...
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Starcraft 2 : getting gold on Psionic Assault

I'm having a hard time reaching gold in the Psionic Assault challenge in Starcraft 2. I managed to get silver using combinations of force fields and psionic storms, but it seems that leaves me with ...
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For Couch Surfer, do I have to watch the entirety of the broadcast?

Do I have to watch broadcasts in their entirety or am I able to click the TV screen and then press Esc? Does the screen always show static if I've viewed all broadcasts so far? How many unique ...
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Is 11th drone better than 9th drone overlord? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it better to spawn your first overlord at 9 or 10 supply? As Zerg, I can make an overlord after my 9th drone or after my 10th. If I make it after the 10th, I can ...
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Where can I find a list of professional StarCraft 2 players?

I'm looking for a place where I could find a list of the handles for professional SC2 players - i.e. players who play StarCraft 2 for a living and are usually ranked very high on the ladders and ...
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Why are my maps out of order now?

The other day I played a custom map in StarCraft II. Now my maps are out of order. When I go to play vs the AI, my maps used to be sorted by number of players then name, but now they appear to be in ...