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

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Starcraft 2 - Installation Help

I have just bought Starcraft 2. I am in the process of installing it and it installs successfully, but then has to do some updates! It has been updating for about 20 minutes and when it gets to 100% ...
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How do I uninstall StarCraft II on OS X?

I can't seem to find an obvious way of uninstalling StarCraft II on OS X. What's the standard procedure for this? For what it's worth, I've found two directories that are obviously related to ...
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How does partially installed play work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the precise differences between “playable” and “optimal”? The Starcraft 2 installer lets you play the game even before it's completed installing. How is this ...
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What is the minimum bandwidth for playing StarCraft II?

The official StarCraft II System Requirements says "Broadband Internet connection". But how many kbps are required for playing online?
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Why does Starcraft 2 keep telling me to lower the graphics settings or close other applications?

I'm running a (new) 2010 Macbook Pro with: A Core i7 2.66 Ghz Processor 8GB Ram NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M Graphics Card Is it really possible that it can't handle the "high" graphics settings on ...
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Is there a demo of Starcraft 2?

I won't be able to buy SC2 for a few months still (tear), so I was hoping in the meantime I could try out a demo (timed or otherwise is fine). However, google tells me nothing about the existence or ...
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What is the difference between EPM and APM?

Blizzard introduced EPM as a new stat for watchers of Starcraft2 matches, in one of the last patches. I am a bit confused. What is the difference between EPM and APM? What does each include exactly in ...
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How to effectively transfer to midgame tech in Starcraft 2?

i've been playing SC2 for quite a few weeks and managed to get with my team into the higher leagues in 3v3 and 4v4. However now it seems my team is suffering much more losses than before. We analyzed ...
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How does Starcraft 2's matchmaking system work?

How advanced is the matchmaking system in Starcraft 2? Does the server attempt to match you up with people who are as good as you, or does it just randomly pair you up with another player? And if it's ...
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What do I do when an opponent builds a refinery in my base?

So admittedly, I'm a bit of a SC2 newbie. I was playing an online match and my opponent upon first scouting me with a Terran SCV noticed that I had not yet started putting down Assimilators myself (I ...
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Does multiplayer gaming with StarCraft 2 support all three races?

I have ordered StarCraft 2 from Play.com, but not received the package yet. I just wanted to know: is multiplayer Terran-only or you can control even Protoss and Zerg?
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Can I display my win/loss stats broken down by race?

I am interested in viewing my win/loss ratio broken down by which race my opponent was playing. I imagine that the opposite would also be nice - to see my win ratio based on who I was playing with. ...
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Starcraft 2 Ladder games 3v3?

I don't get how the ladder system in StarCraft 2 works. I mean, I understand that I am placed in a ladder position according to my rank, but how do we start a 3v3 ladder game? There seems to be no ...
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If your opponent leaves the game, is that considered a full victory?

I've been watching some high level player's replays on SC2, and I noticed that when one opponent knows he'll lose, he just leaves the game. Is that considered a victory for the player who did not ...
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Initial Starcraft multiplayer training

I'm just starting out with the multiplayer in Starcraft 2. Is it better to play against the AI or suck it up and start playing actual humans to learn how to play? I've watched vids and replays and ...
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What does the StarCraft 2 client download when entering the league queue?

When I go to join a multiplayer game in StarCraft 2, sometimes the game client says it is downloading a few items before it enters the queue. This notice appears at the top center of the screen, and ...
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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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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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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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What are some nice strategies, match-ups, build orders and resource sharing tactics for teams?

I wonder if there are some nice strategies / match-ups / build orders / resource sharing / tactics for 2x2, 3x3, 4x4 player teams? (3x3 is most interesting for me.) I want to know more about: unit ...
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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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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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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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Do 2v2 games affect my Matchmaking Rating for 1v1?

What I am thinking. I am playing as Protoss but I want to try different race (Zerg). I am noob playing zerg, so I can't just switch races because opponents would stomp me badly. I thought that I will ...
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How do I give resources to my teammates, quickly, in Starcraft 2?

Usually, due to my wretched management (or sometimes due to a mass OC strategy), I have a lot of unused minerals. I understand that one of my primary goals is "to keep money low", but sometimes ...
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How can I check the rank of a player after a match?

I know that I can check a rank just after a game in the summary screen. But what if I want to check it later? Is there such a possibility?
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Can you see old Score Sheets ever again in SC2?

After an SC2 match, a score sheet with handy graphs & stats pops up. But, once you click 'Back' or 'Save Replay' and navigate away from it, is there no way to ever see it again? It does not pop ...
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How to get back into Starcraft 2 multiplayer?

For awhile when SC2 came out I was pretty heavy into it. I was playing multiplayer and got up to diamond in 1v1, 2v2, and 3v3. I want to start playing multiplayer again, but I feel like I'm going to ...
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How to transition out of my strategy when it fails?

So my favorite 1v1 strategy anytime im favored in a 1v1 match is a one base fast tech attack. This strategy works very well against opponents who dont scout or try to expand right away. My 1v1 strat ...
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Why does the 'favored' rating change from start of game to end of game in Starcraft 2?

Why is it when I start a game and it says the team is 'Favored' or 'Slightly Favored' and then it ends and it is considered even or even my team 'Slightly Favored'? What impacts this? I win where ...
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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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StarCraft 2 AI differences

What exactly is the AI doing that relegates it to its difficulty setting? I had thought it was purely actions per minute but that seems way to simple.
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Why would a non-network issue like an inadequate video card cause me to lag out of Starcraft II games

I keep lagging out of Starcraft II games, even though I am (moderately) certain my network is just fine, I'm on a university campus. I am however lacking in system specs, specifically my graphics ...
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Message from my university IT people explaining why Starcraft II wont work on campus, does this sound plausible?

Is changing how the game is hosted even an option ? I haven't seen anything related to this on the SC forums. Right now any multiplayer game I joins lags out and I get dropped right away..but the ...
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Is there a mission timer in StarCraft II?

I'm working on some of the achievements in the single-player Wings Of Liberty campaign. Several of them are in the form of "Complete the mission in X minutes or less". Is there any in-game way I can ...
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What are some pros and cons for the different Zerg and Protoss research options?

In Starcraft 2's single player campaign, two new research options unlock for every 5 Zerg/Protoss research points recovered, up to the maximum of 25 research points per race. What are the pros and ...
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How do I enable showing hotkeys in the game?

On some Starcraft II stream I have seen bigger mouse pointers or some kind of overlay where the hotkeys are shown over each button, e.g. in the build menu. How can I enable that?
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What's the maximum number of Gateways you can power off 1 Pylon?

Rotterdam was mentioning on the WCS NA stream that he could power 14 gates off 1 pylon, but that 15 "might" be possible. Alas, I have no SC2 so I cannot see if he is right or wrong.
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How do I combat mass Void Rays as Protoss?

I play PvP games with a friend of mine. Neither of us is very good, but he usually wins because he has played more than me. Thing is though that he rarely does anything other than build a bunch of ...
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How to force field properly? In particular in PvZ?

I don't have enough practice as Protoss, and playing often had situations when opponent retreats... and I can't catch him. That happens: vs zergs: lings just go back terran: marines/marauders kite ...
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Can I make Starcraft 2 portable?

If I were to install Starcraft 2 in a external hard drive (changing the install folder during installation), could I run it on another computer without installing? For example, if I installed ...
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ZvZ: Differentiating between early pools, without drone scout, how do I react?

How do I tell the difference between 6/7/8/10 pools and their variants, using only an overlord scout? Both 6 and 10 pool send 6 zerglings across the map, and have no expansion at the normal time. Yet ...
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Zerg late-game strategies [closed]

I am a Zerg, and after a lot of sweating on battle.net I managed to get to the point where I survive with minimal losses to a number of rush waves. My problem is that once I have enough resources to ...
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What does it mean to “pull SCVs”

I'm trying to improve my very poor StarCraft2 play and have been reading about popular build orders, rushes, cheeses, etc. In reading this guide there is something I don't understand: ...
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PvZ: how to play vs early roaches?

The last dozen of my PvZ I try to push early with 2-4-6 zealots. Sometimes opponent has not much defense and I can kill queen, few drones and the most important - force him to build more lings. It ...
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Whats the best methods of hiding a nuke attack from the opponent?

I'm a Silver League Terran player. I normally don't use nuke gameplay in SC2 since the army normally moves out the nuke's blast area. I would like to start incorporating it into my play style as a ...
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How do I patrol in Starcraft 2 using QWERT key-layout?

I played some years ago and used to use a patrol- and hold-position command with my units, but I cannot find it anymore in the game. Did they abandon that function? and if, why and is there an ...
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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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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 to micro with zerg (i.e. surrounding, kiting, & stationary unit demolitioning)?

Surrounding (speedlings) What's the most efficient way to surround a kiting bio ball (i.e. marines, marauders, medivacs)? Would I click far ahead of the group to force my speedling group to clump up, ...