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

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What is the most efficient technique to spread creep across a map?

Some background: As a new zerg player, I've chosen to follow the Staircase method. Step 0 of the Staircase method is to be able to successfully complete the "Creep or Die" arcade map (in "Staircase" ...
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Starcraft 2: Rally point for Queen

Zerg-ians, How can I assign a rally point for a Queen (i.e., after it's built out of a Zerg hatchery/lair/hive)? At the moment, it will simply sit right next to the hatchery(/lair/hive) from which ...
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Starcraft 2: Hotkey to go to previous selection?

Is there a function/command/keyboard shortcut that takes you back to your previously selected unit(s)/building(s)? I know that control-groups are possible and that it's best practice to have ...
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What build orders work for the Training Day Achievment?

What are the various build order's I can give that will allow me to complete this achievement? Train 10 Marines during the first 320 seconds of a single Melee game
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Invisible mouse cursor in Starcraft II

You can still click stuff, but it appears the mouse cursor is missing/invisible when I launch the game. Online they say you can change the "compatibility" mode settings and fix this, but because I'm ...
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Starcraft 2: How to cycle through the various units/buildings in a single control group?

I usually assign all of my command centers to hotkey 4. Let's say I have three command centers hotkeyed. Double tapping 4 would take me to the CC which I selected last when creating the hotkey ...
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Starcraft 2: Do workers (SCVs, probes) lose resources if re-assigned to another job? [duplicate]

Let's say I want to build a refinery with an SCV that's currently mining some of that sweet blue mineral. Coincidentally, the SCV in question has JUST finished his particular mining run and, while ...
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How can I get the “Would You Kindly…” achievement?

The "Would You Kindly..." achievement in Starcraft 2 states: Destroy 5 units with a single Neural Parasited unit in an Unranked or Ranked game. Since the achievement was introduced, Neural ...
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How to show unit count by type during game?

Is it possible to show unit count by type during a game (i.e., # of SCVs, # of marines, etc.)? I'm referring to something like the unit-count display that we can toggle when watching replays. As a ...
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Replaying sequences played after pressing the continue button in Heart of the Swarm

In Heart of the Swarm, after the continue button is clicked, sometimes small sequences are played where Kerrigan utters commands to her broodmothers to attack certain planets. Is there any way to see ...
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What does playing “Ranked” mean?

I play Starcraft and today someone asked me if I had ever played 'ranked'. What does that mean?
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Is it possible to reduce Starcraft 2's disk footprint?

Is it possible to minimize disk space usage? I only want to play multiplayer anyway and the biggest chunk of the download is the campaign. Since the multiplayer game is playable after only 10% of ...
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Meaning of number in Starcraft 2 ladder?

In Starcraft 2, what is the meaning of the number in the upper-right corner of the display? (the 5320 in the image below)
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Wine no longer letting me play SC2 or launch Bnet browser

I've been playing SC2 and Heroes of the Storm fine on Wine for awhile now but suddenly today it will no longer launch I've tried restarting and Google and so forth but nothing has worked. Has anyone ...
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Starcraft 2: How do I enable AI difficulties harder than 'easy'?

When I create a game to practice against the AI, it only lets me select 'very easy' and 'easy'. How do I get the other difficulties enabled? Play a certain number of matches? Is it locked until I buy ...
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How to exit Arcade game after it's finished?

I used to exit Squadron TD games after they finished using menu/exit. Today I've noticed that every game counts me as a leaver, even though I exit after the HQ is destroyed. How do I exit without ...
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How to change a property of a doodad during gameplay?

Let assume that we have a doodad in the middle of the map, for example 'Rubble Wall 45' (named testwall_1) and also we created a triggers (called 'timer' and 'rotate') with the following action: ...
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Custom variables/fields for units? [closed]

Is there a way to associate new/custom variables with units? There are two triggers I want to apply on a unit. First trigger, invoked on a unit, should check the current order assigned to it and ...
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Probe returning: From which mineral field it gathered resources?

If I have a Probe returning with minerals back to the base (Issued order "ProbeHarvest",1), how do I know where it was mining from? I would like to write a trigger which orders the probe to return ...
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AI difficulty in Starcraft is not behaving as expected

I will start by saying that I have only been playing this game for two days. At first "Medium" was very hard for me because the enemy was ripping me apart. This was especially true about "Hard" when I ...
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How to make worker carry multiple resources?

I want to make a rather simple (?) change: I would like Probes (or other workers) to be able to carry multiple minerals at the same time. I would expect the probe to: approach the mineral field ...
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How do I select a mixed group of troops with the Stimpack option showing?

Is there a technique to select an all bio army (marine, marauder, medivac, and ghost) but with the stimpack option available first? Because when I select that army, I get the ghost options first, and ...
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Best Buildings to Destroy when Rushing Terran?

When you're rushing a zerg player it's best to take out their Spawning Pool. It takes a long time to rebuild (plus its pretty costly), there's not normally multiples of them, and it's vital to much of ...
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How can I achieve a “formation move” in StarCraft 2?

In the first picture, the three selected units (Ultralisks) have been given a movement order to a point, and are converging on that point. In the second, the three units in motion (Overlords) are ...
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Change Starcraft 2 level editor language

Is there a way to change the level editor's language? It's in some asian language somehow...
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zerg counter for protoss cannon at natural in early game?

I'm having a problem as zerg countering a protoss cannon play at my natural as an opener. Sending drones to destroy the pylon really hurts my early economy, and often gets a couple drones killed ...
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Why was Supernova paired against JaeDong in Battlegrounds Detroit?

Just watching Day 2 of the Battlegrounds Detroit and they had Supernova and JaeDong, two of the strongest players, paired together, wheras another pairing was Minigun vs Shloopy, weaker players. ...
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Significance of bronze rating

I wanted to know what the significance of the word and term "bronze" means to someone who plays as a "terrin/terran"? Is bronze a good thing for this player? Can someone please explain….THANK YOU (...
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How do you beat a zerg player that roach rushes using protoss? [duplicate]

What is the easiest and fastest way? I'm definitely slower than the zerg player. I usually lose because I cheese(troll), and get discovered, but I usually don't lose. What is the best build order to ...
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How to keep sentries and templars in the center of death balll?

Couple of posts about sentries usages (Effective use of Sentry in Starcraft 2) mention it is good to keep sentries in the center of you army so guardian shield will cover bigger amount of units and ...
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How to complete “StarCraft Master” achievements?

In StarCraft2 I have a lot of arcade achievements like "Complete any 10 rounds in StarCraft Master". I found that StarCraft Master is a micro map, but I can find it neither in arcade nor in custom ...
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Is there an easy way to load many units into many overlords?

The only way I can find to load a very large number of units into a big ball of overlords (who have been upgraded to carry passengers) is to select all my units, then shift right-click each overlord ...
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Create and Join Game Not Available While in Lobby

I have just downloaded the "Try it" version of Starcraft II and I am attempting to create (or join) a custom game however both the Join Game and Crate Game buttons are grayed out with a hoverbox ...
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Any benefit to setting CPU affinity for a game?

Would there be any possible benefit in setting the CPU affinity for a game? Like Starcraft 2, for example. I've heard suggestions to do this, such as choosing real cores only (no hyperthreaded cores),...
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Is enabling “Large Address Aware” ability for PC games actually beneficial?

I've come across a suggestion for custom-enabling "Large Address Aware" ability for game executables, which as far as I understand, essentially allows 32-bit games to access 64-bit memory space. http:...
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Any viable PvP build which uses 1gas in the early game?

Novadays, PvP in general starts with 2 gases and some kind of early pressure using 2 gateways + stargate or robo. Is there any viable build which is base on 1 gas and allows earlier expansion? Thank ...
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How to run Battle Simulator

could you please advise, how to run battle simulator? I've seen post on battle net it should be available and post is quite old, but how can I start it? I heard there are custom maps searched and ...
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Do I need to keep paying to play online on Starcraft 2?

Do I need to keep paying after I buy the original CD of Starcraft 2? I heard that the online part isn't free. Is this true? If this is the case, is it charged per hour or month? Do I need a "Premium ...
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What is a good Terran anti aircraft strategy if you are on the move?

Marines seem to be a good cheap and quick to build up anti-aircraft unit, but my question is more about "strategy" and not just a "unit". I was using Banshees (which have cloaking) to startle some ...
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Why did mechanical units explode when being fixed by SCVs in Starcraft 2?

I had a bunch of mechanical units what I was using to attack an enemy, since they took some damage I sent some SCVs and started fixing them. Instead of getting fixed, they got destroyed. Any ideas why?...
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PvZ: how can Protoss keep up with the Zerg production?

I'm a mid-platinum Protoss player, I recently played a few games vs Zerg... some won.. but some... well, Zerg just overwhelms... For instance: http://ggtracker.com/matches/5153632 Yet at the 9th ...
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Does The Starcraft 2 MMR transfer to a different server?

I play zerg in ranked master league on the Europe server, got my 1000 wins and I want to play terran now (I am horrible with terran). Do you know if my MMR will be the same on the Americas server or ...
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What do these AM, FFA, SEA, etc. buttons on GGTracker do?

On GGTracker there are a bunch of filter buttons. 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, and 4v4 are obvious. I think "AM" means the Americas server, "EU" means the European server. But I'm not sure what the other ones are.
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Does each race in Starcraft 2 Share The Same MMR

I have been playing Starcraft 2 with Zerg mainly, I reached my 1000 wins with zerg and now I am starting out with Terran. Will my MMR transfer to Terran as I am a master league Zerg player? I have ...
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Can I be demoted In HotS ranked 1v1?

During the current season (2014 Season 2), is it possible for me to be demoted after my placement matches? If I consistently play below the average skill of my current league is it possible I will get ...
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Starcraft II Galaxy Editor - How do I decide the dimensions of my dialog?

How do I decide the dimensions of my dialogs in the Starcraft II Galaxy Editor? I've tried the Galaxy ++ Editor, but it does not seem very accurate and when I use the numbers that they provided me ...
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Where to spend chronoboost once you saturated with probes?

Usually, during early game I spend Chronoboost on probes, warpgate research, upgrades (attack, defence). In general, till 10th minute mark my Nexus's rarely have 100 energy. In mid game, I don't ...
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Replay analysis: Why opponent got bigger army and why psy storm is so weak?

Recently I played PvZ and lost (http://ggtracker.com/matches/5047035). Trying to analyze reasons, I've figured out that at the beginning of the 1st big engagement (around 16-30) opponent had army ...
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Is there a way to tell how many buildings have been destroyed in SC2 - The Dig?

Been playing StarCraft 2, and I'm wondering if there is a way to tell how many buildings you have destroyed in the level "The Dig" working towards the achievement for destroying 50 buildings with the ...
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How to play Starcraft 2 on LAN? [duplicate]

Every now and then I go out of town with family for a weekend or what-not. On these trips my brother and I always bring our laptops & such and we are always wanting to play 1v1 against each other ...