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 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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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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How do I stop banelings from wiping out my marines?

Watching my marines get blown up makes me sad. What are the best ways to prevent banelings from killing my mass marines and ruining my night?
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Definition of a baneling bust

I heard day9 mention a baneling bust. What is a baneling bust?
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Can the Raven's Point Defense Drone counter 20 shots at once?

Once a PDD is created it has 200 energy that allows it to counter 20 projectiles. It also has cooldown of 0. Does that mean that if 20 opponent stalkers (for example) will shoot in an area covered by ...
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Why is Star Craft II lagging with these specs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why am I still lagging in Star Craft II? 17.3" FULL HD (1920X1080) LED LCD w/nVIDIA GeForce® GT 425M w/1GB GDDR3 + Intel GMA HD4500 640m core i7 processor 8 GB RAM 64 ...
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Creating a 4v4 custom game?

I can't find the option to create a 4v4 custom game. How do I do this? The loby opens with a 5v3 setup and I can't move the 5th to the second team. Edit: Nevermind, suddenly it started to work. I ...
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Is there any way to customise the location of where replays are autosaved?

Since patch 1.2 you've been able to permanently retain replays by default. My question is: do I have any control of where they're saved or am I forced to use SC2Gears for this purpose? The reason I ...
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Starcraft 2: Protoss FE Build Orders

What are the most common Protoss Fast Expand builds and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
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What are the popular build orders for Protoss in StarCraft 2?

I've played a lot of Protoss in the original StarCraft, but I thought I might try to play it in StarCraft 2 also. What build orders are being used competitively?
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StarCraft2: how can Terran wall-in if choke exit is on the right bottom side?

If choke exit is on the right bottom side then Terran's wall-in barrack can't build reactor/techlab... In this case if you plan to go 1-1-1 strategy you won't be able to build techlab/reactor as your ...
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StarCraft2: match result

After match we usually see "Even match", etc... and amount of points earned for victory/lost for defeat depends from that characteristics. What influence on the match result? Match length, amount of ...
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Starcraft 2: Void Ray Micro

In theory the void ray can move while attacking. Is it possible to attack a stationary (non moving target) while moving your void ray? Or does the void ray have to be attacking a moving target?
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How do I save replays to a folder within Multiplayer in SC2

I've been watching some replays on Day9 TV (which I highly recommend for any players looking for indepth explanations of strategies) and I noticed he has replays saved in folders within "Multiplayer". ...
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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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Forming a “concave” with your army

Something that I've read a lot about when discussing attacking and defending is often the discussion of forming a perfect "concave" with your army. What does a concave look like and in what ...
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StarCraft2: Can a ghost use EMP while sitting in bunker?

Can a ghost throw an EMP while sitting inside a bunker?
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How exactly do hallucinations work in Starcraft 2?

I heard that halucinations take twice the damage as normal units. Are they different in any other way? Armor, speed ?
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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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StarCraft2: is it possible to build planetary fortress and orbital command in one command center?

Is it possible to build planetary fortress and orbital command in one command center? I didn't think is possible, but I saw some threads that tell build OC and then PF... Am I correctly understand ...
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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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Why were the Thor's priorities changed in patch 1.1.3?

From the patch notes: Thor - This unit will now prioritize attacking ground combat units over Medivacs.
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StarCraft2: 2 queens or hatchery?

AFAIK, 2 queens costs 300 minerals and consumes 4 supply. 1 hatchery costs 300 minerals and doesn't consume supply. 2 queens require constant management (not too often, not too boring if certain rules ...
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Decision making on the little things as zerg

I play zerg, and there are a number of little things that I do to late, or never. Things like creep spreading, larva injects, etc. are things you should obviously do (if you have decent apm), but some ...
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How do you compare 2 players in different leagues in SC2?

Using sc2ranks.com we can see the points accumulated by each player. Are the points of a player comparable to players in other leagues? If not, why not and what happens to a players points upon ...
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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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Handle Marine (often with Bunker) Rush as a Zerg

As a bronze leaguer, I got a taste of Diamond League Terrans and I have got to say their gameplay was superb. Three games against diamond all ended up in one crushing defeat: via Marine or Marine + ...
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Starcraft II Public Test?

I have just realized there is a new menu item called "Starcraft II Public Test" which I think has been installed with one of the latest updates. What is this? I'm not very comfortable with launching ...
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How to destroy a base more efficiently in Starcraft 2

I know this is kind of a far fetch, but every once in a while I have a game where I'm destroying my opponent base while he is destroying mine, and it all comes down to who does it first. Of course if ...
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Starcraft Battle.net US Account (EU User)

I am from Europe (Romania) and I need to get a US Battle.net Account since I just bought the US version. Is it possible? Thank you.
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Starcraft 2 chat problem with multiple players on same connection

The in-game voice works fine for me but if I have friends come over and we're all on the same connection, only one of us can use voice chat. Everyone else appears to be muted. Could this have ...
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Where can I find all the Diamondbacks in the Great Train Robbery?

I'm once again working on my achievements, but haven't located all Diamondbacks. Does anyone have a map or something where I can find all of them? Bonus points if you can also pinpoint to the ...
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Starcraft2 - Terran: do they have any observer or other way to detect burrowed zerg units (especially banelings)?

I usually use the command center for detection, but it is limited in energy and not really useful. In the original StarCraft there's the Science Vessel... is there anything similar in SC2? If there ...
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How to Handle Colossi + High Templar as Zerg

I find the combo of high templar, stalker, colossi really hard to handle especially if I went roaches, hydras, lings and a measly number of corruptors. Is my only option a different build order, or ...
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Why there are no 2v2 pro tournaments?

I enjoy a lot following starcraft 2 tournaments, both by downloading replays and by watching commentaries. I noticed though that all tournaments are 1v1. Is there any particular reason for not ...
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How do I win against a Zerg on many bases as Protoss?

I started thinking after seeing this question, that most strategies involve aggression and better macro (true for any combination I suppose), but how do you come back if you are behind? What if it ...
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What to look for in a graphics card for Starcraft 2

I recently built a half decent PC for home use, media centre and programming. It's based around an AMD Quad Core Phenom. I put a nice 700w power supply in it, 4 gigs of ram and a couple terabytes of ...
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What's the best way to save your workers from hellion harass?

I usually select all my workers and right-click around my base, trying to run them away from the hellions. The problem with this is that they tend to get clumped up, occasionally getting pwned by ...
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StarCraft 2 - How are disconnects handled?

I recently got disconnected from a 1v1 quick match. I checked my match history and this game was never recorded. I was under the assumption that disconnects were counted as a loss. However, this ...
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StarCraft2: What is any good Terran tactic to play on maps that prevent early rush?

What is any good Terran tactic to play on maps that prevent early rush? Important thing is intelligence... should I spent minerals to improve command center for that? Or it is better to build ...
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What is the best way to stream StarCraft 2 in justin.tv?

I have a 12mbps download and 2mbps upload connection with AT&T u-verse, so I'm sure I'm able to broadcast with a pretty decent quality. Anyway. I've searched around on Google, but some methods are ...
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StarCraft2: maps for placement matches

Do maps for placement matches contain barriers that prevent rush?
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Does the kill count for a unit affect it in any way? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do units get some kind of bonus for being promoted? In SC2, you can see the kill count for any specific unit. Does this count have any affect on the game? I know there's ...
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How do I destroy 4 Zerg Hatcheries in the “Zero Hour” mission on Hard difficulty? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a strategy to earn the best defense achievement in StarCraft 2? I'm working my way through some of the missions to get the extra achievements and learn some ...
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What does 'SCV' mean?

It's most likely an acronym, but what does it mean exactly? (In German it's WBF, bonus points for that one).
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Build orders: What is the timeline & how much can each base support?

This is probably more relevant for Protoss and Terran players, and a similar Zerg question can be found here. Obviously each build order is different, but you never see build orders which take you ...
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Are Dark Templars visible during warp-in if you have warp gates?

I know that units being warped in can be attacked as soon as their visage begins to appear on the screen. Is this visage cloaked for dark templars?
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Galaxy Editor change map lighting?

Is it possible to change the global lighting setup of a Starcraft II custom map?
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Is there any possibility how to see the elapsed GAME time in multiplayer SC2?

I know that this question has been discussed a bit in numerous topics about SC2, but still perhaps there is a possibility how to see the elapsed game time ingame? Or is it perhaps planned in future ...
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When are Archons useful?

I've played about 50 games and haven't built/seen a single Archon. When should they be used? One possible use case is when you're massing Dark Templars, and then find that your opponent has detection ...