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

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General SCII tips for a beginner? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Getting started with StarCraft II I'm just getting into StarCraft 2 and I'm finding it really difficult to stay organized and on top of things. Does anyone have some ...
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Can't alt+tab back into Starcraft

I can alt tab to go out of the game, but when I want to go back in it doesn't want to be active, can I fix this with some kind of program? (Its only on fullscreen programs that are acting like that). ...
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Do master-level players use build orders frequently?

Is it a very common practice to execute a specific build order in a master league? I wonder if it's really a standard way of playing, or players just improvise efficiently without using any builds at ...
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Why is Matt Horner embarrassed of Mira Han?

Their encounter and marriage thereafter is a bit awkward, but still. Is there any valid reason for Matt to be embarrassed while Jim Raynor is talking to Han? Light spoiler: He waves his hands in the ...
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What's the best strategy for beating the “Welcome to the jungle” mission from the Wings of Liberty single-player campaign?

In the "Welcome to the jungle" mission, your goal is to, as Terran, collect seven canisters of a mysterious gas before the inhabiting Protos army annihilates you or seal of to many canisters. Air ...
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Can I rebind the camera drag to another mouse button in Starcraft II?

In Starcraft II, when you hold the third mouse button and move the mouse you drag your camera. But there are two drawbacks to this: It requires me to remove one of my fingers of one of the main ...
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StarCraft2: How to get more research points?

I've passed campaign once and want to do on the Brutal now. After passing all 3 first missions I did the "Smash and Grab" - the 1st artifact missions. Upon completion I've discovered that I don't ...
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Starcraft 2 — DirectX 10 effects?

I seem to recall rumors that Starcraft 2 looked better when using DirectX 10 over DirectX 9. Is this true, and if so can you give examples (preferably in screenshot form)?
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Select all probes at main

Looking at replays, keeping the player camera mode, I see some players select all probes they have at their main while having their view elsewhere. How can this be done? Thanks
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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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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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Purchased physical mac StarCraft 2 via amazon. Is it possible to download it prior dvd install?

I purchased a copy of SC2 WoL from amazon. The problem is that my old 2007 MBP dvd player is not that healthy anymore and I'm afraid I could have some problem with the installation. Or worse, destroy ...
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Tips for Akilon Wastes map?

A bunch of the guys I work with have been playing Starcraft 2 - we are mostly Silver/Gold level players and are having a friendly competition of 1v1s. The rule is that in a best of 3 format the first ...
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Can I get missing achievements by replaying missions from the archive?

I had some internet connection problems so I have decided to complete some missions offline and I was not credited achievements for these missions. If I want to get these achievements, is going to the ...
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Lair Rally points messing up

SC2 HotS multiplayer. Whenever I upgrade to a lair or hive as zerg my rally points get cancelled and sometimes just as a hatchery it happens too. I'm needless missing mining time and have units out of ...
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Play online without HoTS expansion?

I have Starcraft 2 WoL. I would like to play online (matchmaking) but the button are disabled. Does this mean I can't play online with only WoL?
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How to discover PsyStarcraft's build orders?

I am looking for PsyStarcraft's favorite/most common build order(s). I'm a bronze-level and I find it hard to obtain just from YouTube replays (even when he says what's going on :). I'm especially ...
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Looking for a Starcraft 2 Graphics Guide

Currently on my computer i can only run starcraft 2 at the lowest graphics settings. I am getting a new computer with a better video card that will most likely support higher settings. My question ...
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Achievement changes: Liberty Completionist

http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/blog/2356436 "Liberty Completionist Hard" and "Liberty Completionist Brutal" achievements are now the final achievements in the "Wings Of Liberty: Hard" and "Wings Of ...
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MegaRax vs quick mech in TvT - is it viable?

Playing Terran in my previous league I've beat a lot of other Terrans with Mega Rax strategy. In my implementation it looks like this: 10 Supply 11 Barrack 12 Refinery 14(or15) Barrack 2 in mean ...
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Is it true that I won't see completed missions time if I restart a campaign?

If I restart a campaign I will still have all my achievements. But as far as I understood, I won't see completed missions time if I restart a campaign? Is this true? Thanks
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StarCraft2: previous campaign history

I am planning to replay a campaign (to achieve other achievements). Will I be able to see the results of the previous one? For example, one of the achievement is: to accomplish all 29 mission while ...
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Are race usage statistics available to the public?

Previously in the beta I heard Blizzard was making balance changes based on the usage % and win % of each race. I have no idea if this was true, but the idea intrigued me. Are there statistics ...
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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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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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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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Which race in Starcraft 2 has it easiest and safest to expand?

I've had a bit of a discussion about expanding in Starcraft 2. Which race has the easiest and safest expanding? I argue that Zerg has the hardest as they can't add static defense before the creep gets ...
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Is all research needed to reach top tier upgrades in Starcraft 2?

Do I have to get all of the possible Zerg and Protoss research in every mission of the Wings of Liberty campaign in order to get the top-level upgrades? I've missed a couple points and I'm wondering ...
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How do you unlock the various profile icons?

How do you unlock the various profile icons in Starcraft 2? Is it purely going through campaigns? Unlocking certain achievements?
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Zerg research 20 points. Is self heal any good?

I am at 20points with zerg research and i need to choose between ships/vehicles that can self heal or special units starting with 100 points and extra energy. Is self heal any good? How slow is it? ...
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Does the Mac version of Starcraft II come with any performance issues?

I'm curious if the Mac version of Starcraft II will perform approximately as well as the PC version on Bootcamp or if there will be any stability/performance compromises. Is SCII a native port on Mac ...
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VoidRays vs Stalkers: die or try to retreat?

In my PvP engagement when I have stalkers+VR vs opponents Stalkers, I often have situation when opponents stalkers are focusing my VRs. My intuitive wish is to pull VRs back, but quite often opponent ...
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How do I tab out of Starcraft 2?

At least since the Heart of the Swarm update I can't seem to find any key combination that lets me temporarily get out to Windows to check chats and so on. Is there a known combination or some tool I ...
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What factors are considered when deciding whether someone is favored or not? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where are favored indicators located and how do you interpret them? I tend to play 2v2 or 3v3, with all my team being platinum league. Sometimes, when a match begins, we ...
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Is there a Terran wall-in guide?

Does some kind of Terran wall-in guide exist that focuses on the different ramp types. I struggle with some of the strange 2v2 ramps, especially if they face northeast and I want addons on my Barracks ...
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Which StarCraft units are not present in Wings of Liberty?

Where can I find a list of StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War units (with unit spells/abilities) which are not present in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (counting both campaign and multiplayer)?
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StarCraft II does not install on Mac OS X with FileVault

I have the same problem as described here. I've installed SC2 on two systems, one had this "Insert DVD" problem, the other did not. I deleted all of the files and re-downloaded on the system ...
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What are the differences regarding the first choice in starcraft 2?

I recently reached the mission where you have to choose whether to cleanse a colony and side with the protoss, or try to save that colony and fight the protoss. I chose to save the colony, that gave ...
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How can I see where the players are clicking in spectator mode and in replays?

When I am spectator or in replays, I can switch vision to just one player so I will see where he or she moves his vision focus and I can see what the player is selecting in the bottom interface ...
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Is there a way to transfer achievements across regions?

I play in two different Battlenet regions due to my location and my World of Warcraft server and I want to keep both profiles up to date with my Starcraft 2 achievements. Is there any way to do ...
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Starcraft 2 on Macbook Pro Retina on external 27" - No valid resolution

My primary monitor is set to the 27" at 2560 x 1440. I can't window and unwindow (command + m) either. what to do!?
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Patch 1.5.0 Arcade and new 'Total Career Games' statistic - what exactly does it count?

I would like to know what exactly counts towards "Total Career Games" in StarCraft II. Does it count co-op and custom games, or only quick-match games? Does it include FFA as well?
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How to micro infestors most effectively

I've been trying to get better with infestor usage. If I have just a couple of infestors, I seem to be able to use them OK against marine balls with a double-fungal. When I start getting 5+ infestors ...
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Mech build order for Squadron TD (Starcraft 2 mod)? [closed]

Does anyone know a good build order for the mech race in the Squadron TD mod for Starcraft 2? I've read through their forums. There's one thread for Mech and the BOs listed in there don't work.
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Why match doesn't give me score?

After 3 weeks breaks I've played 4 matches (1 yesterday, 3 today). All of them won, but the problem is that on the profile page 2 first matches give me score (in "Result" column I see "Win (+30)"), ...
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How much does it cost to cancel a building/unit/add-on? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a fee for cancelling a building? How much does it cost to cancel a building/unit/add-on? By this I mean, if a barracks costs 150 minerals and I started building ...
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StarCraft2: Will I be able to switch between campaigns if I start a new one?

Will I be able to switch between campaigns if I start a new one?
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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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Can I save and reload in Zerg Hunter RPG: Betrayal for StarCraft II?

This question refers to the custom map Zerg Hunter RPG: Betrayal version 0.98 for StarCraft II. I am attempting to save the game and reload it later. The menu, where I would normally go to save ...
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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.