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A timing push involves making an attack at a certain point in your build order, such that the attack coincides with the completion of a researched upgrade, or a certain mass of units. For example: you might see a Terran Bio timing push, where the Terran player moves his forces out such that Stimpack technology will have just finished as they reach the enemy ...


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According to the StarCraft wiki, the use of large-scale nuclear weaponry was banned in the late 2490s due to their (mis)use in quashing the Rebellion of Korhal: The colonists of Korhal IV rebelled against their former masters, the Terran Confederacy. The latter resorted to assassinating its first leader with ghosts but still failed to control the ...


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You know how some people can type 100 words per minute? That's more than 300 actions per minute. The pro SC players have just wired their brains differently than your traditional secretary.


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The SC1 AI knows where everything is. It will still need line of sight for things like siege tanks to fire, but it knows what's there. If you'd like to confirm this yourself, play a 1v1 on an 8 player map and watch the replay after. The AI beelines all attacks for you without ever having scouted the other spawn points.


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The solution is to kill the explorer causing these problems: Open notepad and paste this in: @echo off taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe start /wait StarCraft.exe start C:\Windows\explorer.exe Choose all files -> save as WIN7FIX.bat Copy WIN7FIX.bat in the starcraft directory (where starcraft.exe is) RUN this bat file. DONE ! P.S. There are other guides on ...


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Yes, you can. You still have to have a valid SC1 account though. And it uses Classic Battle.Net, so you can't hook up with RealID friends from SC2 and WoW.


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It's been ages since I played the game, but... ... When Jim and Sarah first meet, there's a definite bad first impression (she's a telepath; his first unguarded thought when he meets her is about how well she fills out that tight uniform; she calls him on thinking it), but a few missions later, they're on first name basis -- enough that when Mengsk orders ...


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It's a combination of the keyboard and mouse. I'm sure we've all used shortcuts on our keyboards and that's most likely what the gamers do - use shortcuts. If you think about the beginning stages of the game: you click on your hatchery or whatever, build a drone, you can use a keyboard shortcut to build the drone for you. Then you click on a drone, tell them ...


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In general, 'counters' in Brood War are much less definitive than they are in SC2, and there's no exception here. In StarCraft 1, Mutalisks are not very fast and have a smaller range. Stimmed Marines can nearly catch them, but they only have 40 health and start with 4 range instead of 5. In Brood War, Mutalisks can actually engage Marine groups and kill the ...


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There is an official free online flash player with the soundtracks at this location: http://classic.battle.net/window.shtml Link to it can normally be found on this page: http://classic.battle.net/files.shtml


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Before SC2, you had to tell each worker to begin mining manually. Simply setting a rally point on a mineral patch did not get the job done. Basically, you get used to setting a rally point in an area right next to the town hall building where workers aren't constantly pathing back and forth. That way, when the worker is done, you can go select it quickly and ...


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Wow, this is actually really hard to find and as soon as I read the question I knew exactly the link I was looking for. Strange. Anyway, here you go: http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=80483 SC2 matches are held here: http://www.gomtv.net/faq/view.gom?conid=60920, but if you want to see SC:BW you'll have to use the above link. ...


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Queens are mainly casters with 4 main skills: It has the built in parasite spell that enables you to see the same things the host with the parasite can. (This can be removed only by the medic's restoration) It can Ensnare a group of units slowing them. This can be used to either prevent them from escaping or slowing their advance. Spawn Broodlings can ...


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Don't use the default lay-out, it will force you to hunt and peck if you are new to touch typing. Instead, use the grid lay-out which feels on par with touch typing. You don't have to learn all the key locations anymore if you use this as you can simply use relative positioning to determine the key you want to press and this comes a habit over time. So, ...


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There is no collective term for those structures. In discussions people usually refer either directly to the upgrades instead of the buildings - i.e. "Start working on your upgrades" instead of "Get an evolution chamber/..." - or the function the building is required for - i.e. "Get detection" or "Get static defenses". Suggesting names is outside the scope ...


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This is just to supplement Decency's answer (below) for readers who are unfamiliar with Brood War; please read it first http://gaming.stackexchange.com/a/74844/20893. I agree with him, you just can't do BW muta micro in SC2. But what exactly is it that you can't do? Mutalist Micro Sometimes it's not clear what BW players mean by "mutalisk micro". I think ...


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Here's a summary of what it does: "Doing the Eraser trick is very easy, you only need two or more Science Vessels with Irradiate researched. To do the trick, simply have your two Science Vessels irradiate each other, and fly them over or near the units you wish to kill. Since Science Vessels are not biological units, Irradiate has no effect on them; ...


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There is no Playstation version of Starcraft, though there is a Nintendo 64 one. According to Wikipedia: In 2000, StarCraft 64 was released for the Nintendo 64, co-developed by Blizzard Entertainment and Mass Media Inc. The game featured all of the missions from both StarCraft and the expansion Brood War, as well as some exclusive missions, ...


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Patch terran/zerg/protoss is a derogatory term for somebody who is only good/successful because in the current state of the balance (patch) his race is too strong. Supposedly this player's success will quickly fade once the game has been "fixed"/balanced.


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You don't, unfortunately. The Battle.net desktop application does not have any support for what Blizzard refer to as "legacy games". This means that Diablo 2 and the Lord of Destruction expansion (amongst many others) are not available for installation or management through the Battle.net desktop application and can only be installed by logging into ...


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No, the original StarCraft didn't allow the changing of the keybindings.


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Zerg units and buildings regenerate at the flat rate of approximately 0.372 hp/s or 1 hp per 2.685 sec In comparison to SC2, the hp regen rate is the same, regardless of whether the unit is on plain terrain, on creep or burrowed. The Setup I made a custom game in Brood War 1.16.1 (bonus points if you can name the map by the screenshots). The ...


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Brood War Burrow What it does do ✔ Make the unit invisible to opponents, unless they reveal the area with detection. ✔ Allow lurkers to attack. Lurkers can only attack when burrowed; but like other Zerg units, lurkers need to unburrow to move. It's nice to mention Stop Lurkers, because the technique is a direct result of lurkers not being able to move ...


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StarCraft was written in a time before Unicode support became commonplace. As a result, it relies on the computer to work in the correct codepage - and as the Mojibake shows, your computer isn't. What you can do is either to change your OS regional settings to use an appropriate language for non-Unicode applications (requires a reboot), or you can try to ...


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According to IMBD, Tiffany Hayes is the voice actress for the Adjustant in SC1. Furthermore, Tiffany Hayes has voiced acted for other games, all by Blizzard. Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Diablo II as Charsi


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The only thing I know of is the Starcraft Reborn project, which attempts to let players replay the original Starcraft on the Starcraft 2 engine; but it seems that That project does not intend to 100% faithfully clone the old Starcraft campaign, they want to change/add some missions. That project is still in its infancy. Also be aware that many ...


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In Starcraft you can do it via a mod, but not by default (hack/mod) In Starcraft 2 the default is F1, or the icon on the bottom left of your screen.


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Apparently, they were in love, but no details are given. Shaken by the ordeal, she and Raynor found comfort in each others' presence, their former antagonism having evaporated. However, as strong as their emotions had become, the war prevented them from acting on them. (Quote from http://starcraft.wikia.com/wiki/Sarah_Kerrigan, which uses as a source ...


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This isn't answering your question directly, but on the CD case for the original Starcraft (should be the first disc) there should be a 13 digit cd key. If you try downloading the Starcraft installer from Blizzard, you wont require the discs to play the game. You will be able to launch them straight from your desktop. However, that game requires a 26 digit ...



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