StarCraft is a real-time strategy from Blizzard Entertainment. Released in 1998, it is widely considered to be a defining game of its genre. It has also achieved success as an e-sport, with professional competitions held regularly in South Korea.

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Starcraft Display Issues

I installed Starcraft Broodwars for my grandson on my desktop. I have Windows 7. On the screen, the far left has about two inches of black screen, which cuts off the far right of the game display. I ...
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Is there a mathematical way to discover the fastest build order required for certain unit(s)?

So I started programming a simple Zerg AI in Starcraft. I wanted to start with zergling rush strategy. It turns out that there's many different guides for fastest zergling rush, as well as other ...
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Is it possible to run Starcraft in windowed mode? [duplicate]

I don't play any games online, I only play offline for passing the time, and I need to run in windowed mode to see the taskbar and chat and stuff. I know I can just hit Esc it or Alt+Tab it or ...
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How do I deal with Terrans turtling in Starcraft 1

I've started revisiting Starcraft one with some friends just for fun. We've been playing some FFA games mostly with between 3–5 players. I usually play as Protoss. One of the players in our games ...
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Brood war mining worker micro

Background: I played sc:bw when it came out but I was extremely casual just playing the campaign and a couple for-fun LAN games with friends. I now play SC2 and, probably due to the internet ...
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How to use the Queen in the StarCraft 1 single player campaign

I am playing the single player campaign of StarCraft (StarCraft 1) on a Windows PC. I am about midway through the Zerg campaign where the game allows you to morph Queens. I don't understand how to use ...
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How do I run StarCraft: Brood War on Windows 7 without problems?

There are plenty of problems with SC 1 Broodwar running on Windows 7 Ultimate x64 like freezing, corrupted colors etc. How to fix this?
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Starcraft Brood War: How to remove limit of units?

I would like to make a big map for Starcraft Brood War with lots of resources. How can I remove the unit limit 1650? i.e, there will not be "Cannot create more units" message. I tried to change the ...
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How do these terrain mountains/ledges affect gameplay?

In brood war, the regular campaign editor is very limited in what it can do. Modern map editors have allowed map makers to create these sophisticated mountains and cliffs that are stacked on top of ...
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What does playing “Ranked” mean?

So I play starcraft, and today someone asked me if I had ever played ranked. what does that mean?
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How can I increase the max selected units in Starcraft single player?

I've been playing Starcraft again, and have found the most annoying thing about it is that I can only select a max of 12 units at a time. This is most annoying when playing as Zerg, as I often want ...
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Is it possible to rescue initial reinforcements from nuclear strike in broodwar mission 5a?

At the beginning of the level 5a in the Terran campaign, you are assaulted with nuked ghosts. Is it possible to avoid mass destruction of the initial reinforcements by the nuclear strike, without ...
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How to retreive texts and sounds of the briefings in Starcraft 1 and Starcraft BroodWar?

I have tried searching web on "starcraft" "briefings" ".txt" ".pdf" keywords and search engine seems to not understand what I realy mean. Are the briefing texts somehow encoded into the game or they ...
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How can I make my StarCraft legacy saves work in StarCraft v1.16.1?

I have a stash of old StarCraft save files I'd like to finish, but they won't load in the latest version (v1.16.1), so I decided to install each and every patch, load my games, and re-save them. ...
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How can I change the screen resolution?

I am looking for a file that has the video settings for StarCraft (Original + Brood War). The file should be located in the folder for the game itself. Does anyone know where exactly the file would ...
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How do I access my legacy games using the Battle.net desktop app?

The Battle.net desktop PC app seems to only have World of Warcraft, Starcraft 2, Diablo 3 and Hearthstone available for launch and updates. But I also have purchased and attached Diablo 2 and D2: Lord ...
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How can I avoid drop hacks and crash hacks on Battle.net?

From time to time I play StarCraft: Brood War on Battle.net since it's still a pretty good game even after all the years. The only problem I have are players that come and mass drop hack everyone, or ...
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Option to join Abyss no longer displays

After the recent updates to the ICCup Launcher I no longer see the option to join the abys server option only the regular servers are displayed: west east asia and Europe. Im doing everything the way ...
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How to adapt skill as an FPS player over to an RTS? [closed]

While I've been struggling to play Dota 2, I had an epiphany the other day: It's not the game itself, it's the way it controls! I started playing games at a young age with Wolfenstein 3D and Doom, ...
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Blizzard Download: This download is not authorized

I'm on Windows 7. When I download Starcraft Anthology from the website and try to install it on my computer I get the error "This download is not Authorized" followed by "There was a problem ...
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What should I do to play Legacy StarCraft with my brother on my own computers over LAN?

This question is a follow-up question of Do I need two licenses to play StarCraft 2 multiplayer over a LAN?. Constraints My internet connection is unstable for online game so I have to play a LAN ...
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How to unlock BroodWar units in original StarCraft campaign?

Is there any hack known to enable BroodWar units (like medics, valkyries etc.) to be built during the original StarCraft campaigns?
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Is there a work-around or fix to the Starcraft online chat bug for wine?

I'm currently running Starcraft through wine version 1.4.1 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail. Most features of the game work just fine. However, when I play on battle.net, my keyboard seems to lose ...
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How do I zergling rush in SC1?

I don't know if I am doing it wrong or if my opponent is countering. How do I do a 'ling rush properly? The first thing I build is another worker. IIRC only one egg is available for little, but ...
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Zergling late-game strategies and uses

I am not an advanced Starcraft player. Basically, are there any late-game strategies that use zerglings? My first impression would have been that they are too weak to be useful at all against a mature ...
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Brood War Multiplayer Maps

I'm going to have a Brood War LAN party and may end up playing some team games, mostly just teams of 2. Are there any map packs for Brood War with maps similar to Starcraft 2 where team start ...
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How do I open Starcraft using custom .mpq files, in windowed mode?

To play Starcraft in windowed mode I use Chaoslauncher with W-Mode plugin activated. To play Starcraft with mods (opening starcraft using more .mpq files) I use MPQDraft. How do I open Starcraft ...
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Why does Zerg AI get stuck

Why does the Zerg AI player sometimes get stuck at the very beginning of the game and doesn't ever evolve beyond producing drones? This happened to me in StarCraft: Brood War, in a melee game against ...
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Starcraft Installation asks for a mythical Disk 2

I just purchased the Starcraft Battle Chest containing Starcraft and BroodWar. When I try to install Starcraft I get halfway through and I'm prompted to "Insert Disk 2". The box did not contain a ...
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Can I still play Starcraft 1 on Battle.Net?

Can I still play Starcraft 1 multiplayer on Battle.Net?
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How can I put Brood War into a window?

I'm interested in livestreaming Brood War until I get StarCraft II. Kind of a kickoff event. It would be super helpful to get StarCraft into a window. I've tried a few things, but they all seem to not ...
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In the map named “The Puzzling,” what is the solution to the room with two blocks containing 9 grass and water square combinations?

This map is for Starcraft and it's expansion Brood War. There used to be a ton of walk-throughs for this map, The Puzzling, and it's sequel, The Puzzling 2. The idea is a team of 3 must solve each ...
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Starcraft 1 disc 2 isn't continuing the installation [duplicate]

A couple years ago I bought Starcraft Battle Chest. I got a new computer and I'm trying to install it. The problem is that it gets halfway there, and tells me to insert disc 2. But when I insert Brood ...
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Why don't StarCraft's nukes have a larger blast radius?

Why are nuclear bombs are so weak in StarCraft? The scale of the explosion and the amount of damage done seems very limited compared to what is commonly associated with nukes. Should I understand ...
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What is a patch terran?

What does it mean when they say "patch terran"? I am looking to understand what the term means.
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What is the Eraser Trick in StarCraft?

What is the eraser trick mentioned in this StarCraft video? ...
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Does the AI cheat?

In Starcraft does the Custom Game AI "Cheat"? What I mean is, is the AI limited to the same resources as I am, vision, buildings, etc. I ask because it always seems to know where all my bases are ...
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Clicking on minimap causes strange behavior

I had to reinstall broodwar on my dad's computer. The game has exhibited some very strange behaviors. First of all, the game randomly minimizes when i click in the lower right corner. Secondly, ...
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Does storm hit under dark swarm?

I just wonder what effects does a storm from Templar has under a spell cast by a dark swarm cast by defiler. Does it deal any damage at all? is the damage reduced. I wanted to test it myself but its ...
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SC1 TvT - defending against tanks

So, I'm playing the SC1 campaign and I'm having a really difficult time on one of the missions (where you destroy the ion cannon.) I can't seem to defend against siege tanks. They come in, demolish ...
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What are Jaedong's build orders in ZvP?

Jaedong is considered the best Zerg in the world, but I'm having trouble finding information about it and his replays are difficult to find. What are his preferred build orders against Protoss, ...
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Weird characters in Asian battle.net

I see random characters in the game list and in chat, and it doesn't look like an asian language :) Is there something wrong with my PC?
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Are Jim Raynor and Sarah Kerrigan romantically involved before Wings of Liberty?

I have played through Starcraft, Starcraft Broodwar and Starcraft 2 Wings of Liberty. Yet I do not know if Jim Raynor and Sarah Kerrigan had some kind of real love relationship. Sure there was some ...
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JaeDong Mutalisk Micro

The Broodwar progamer JaeDong is famous for his Muta Micro. I was a Broodwar player and now I'm a Starcraft 2 player, and I was fascinated with that micro. Reasearching, I discovered in the custom ...
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Will learning how to touch type make me a better player?

As of late I have been learning how to touch type for many reasons but the one I speak of now is to become a better player. I'm learning via typingweb and have been forcing myself to touch type. I ...
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Where can I find “casts” of BroodWar games? [closed]

I really enjoy watching Starcraft 2 battles, and I'm currently playing Starcraft I. Is there a place where I can find good casts of Starcraft/Broodwar games? Note: This is not about Starcraft 2, it ...
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What is a Bonjwa?

I heard the term bonjwa used in the context of "Boxer is a Bonjwa". What is a Bonjwa and does it give any privileges to be a Bonjwa? How can I become a Bonjwa?
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At what rate do Zerg units regenerate HP in Brood War?

I remember they regenerate at a uniform rate over time, but what is that rate in HP/s? Do all units regenerate at the same rate? Do units and building regenerate at the same rate?
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What are the effects of Burrow in Starcraft: Brood War?

I cant find anything in the guide book or in game. Can someone explain what exactly Burrow does?