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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What does a “timing push” mean

I've heard this term used many-a-time in StarCraft 2 (and 1) replays on the web. At first, I always assumed it meant the player was sending out an attack force at a specific time in the game that's ...
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How is 300 actions a minute possible?

I was watching this video '300 actions a minute? Truly mastering StarCraft' And I'm bewildered at how fast they are playing. How is this possible? I can't even think about my next move so fast, let ...
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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 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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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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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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Where can I watch Starcraft/Starcraft 2 matches in South Korea live in person?

I am going to South Korea and would like to go to a taping or studio where they film Starcraft/Starcraft2 matches. Could someone give me some insight in where I could make this happen? I have ...
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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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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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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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What is the Eraser Trick in StarCraft?

What is the eraser trick mentioned in this StarCraft video? ...
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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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Look at original StarCraft maps online?

I want to look at the official StarCraft I maps to study them. Is there any place online which lets me do so?
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Is StarCraft still played competitively or has it all but been replaced with StarCraft II?

StarCraft II seems much more spectator-friendly (and modern computer), but are there still any large tournaments that are sticking to the old, balanced to the n-th degree SC1? I can't really make out ...
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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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StarCraft 1 - grid layout

I'm playing StarCraft 2 with grid layout. Is it possible to use this layout in StarCraft 1? I would like to go through the single player, but the hotkeys are just killing me.
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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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What builds are the pro Zerg players using in StarCraft?

I'm trying to be a better Zerg player. What are the pros doing for openings? (this is specifically for the original StarCraft)
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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 is the collective name for the evolution chamber, forge, and engineering bay?

Zerg's evolution chamber, Protoss' forge, and Terran's engineering bay have similar roles. All are pre-requisites for anti-air and detection buildings for the respective races. What collective term ...
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Are there plans to repackage SC1 and broodwar as remastered/resulution and graphics updated? [closed]

Are there plans to repackage SC1 and broodwar as remastered/resulution and graphics updated?... I would like to re-live the saga of the old game in hi res...
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Idle worker button in Starcraft?

Is there an "Goto Idle Worker" function in Starcraft I, an idle worker indicator, or an idle worker count? Note: Not Starcraft II, this about the 1998 game.
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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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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?
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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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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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How can I troubleshoot high latency issues with StarCraft:BW?

A couple of friends and myself have been trying to play StarCraft: Brood War on Battle.net, but every time we try to join each others' game we always get a 'High Latency Issue' and full red bars next ...
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Where can I find Tasteless casts?

Tasteless is a great Starcraft commentator. Where can I find a list of all games that he's commented? I'm looking mainly for Starcraft videos.
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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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When did Panda Bear Guy die?

The Panda Bear Guy critter is a running gag in Starcraft commentary. He died in a match on Andromeda casted by Tasteless. Which match was it?
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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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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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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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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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Do Bunkers give increased range to units inside in SCII?

When units are inside a bunker, does this bunker give them additional range? I believe in SC and/or SC:BW they gave units an increased range. Is this true in either? Basically: Do bunkers give range ...
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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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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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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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Is there a PlayStation version of Starcraft?

This SMBC Theater video seems to imply that there is a PlayStation version of StarCraft. Is there?
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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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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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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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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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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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What is the fastest build-order to get Reavers in Starcraft Broodwar?

I love watching Gojilla play Reavers. What is the fastest build-order to get Reaver units in Starcraft Broodwar?
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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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Where can I listen to Diablo 1, 2 and Starcraft soundtracks? [closed]

Where can I find free (and legal) soundtracks of Blizzard's classics, StarCraft, Diablo and Diablo 2?
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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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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 ...