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a 1998 real-time strategy by Blizzard Entertainment. Featuring 3 very different civilisations with unique traits, units and fighting style, It is widely considered to be a defining game for the genre and has achieved success as an e-sport thanks to well-balanced yet varied gameplay.

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Unable to create new units, but AI is creating new units in StarCraft 1: Brood War

So I am playing an 8-player large custom map created in Campaign Editor. I am Terran, and the other AI players are random. I, so far, did 56/72 units and have about 20 buildings. I can no longer ...
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How to set location in Starcraft 64?

When press right, screen jumps to my base and tool tip says "Map location R selected". When I press other directions it says the same, just with letter for the direction I pressed. How do I ...
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Why would July (Zerg) build a later second sunken colony in this match against Casy (Terran)?

I recently watched the Casy (Terran) vs July (Zerg) match from 2006-2007 OSL Season 3. This was game 3 from round 1 of the elimination bracket. The game is notable for being very short and including a ...
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Why are the bots on my custom map not doing anything?

Just made my first map on Staredit yesterday and tried to play it(I am playing remastered, 1.16.1), but the bots don't do anything. I'm pretty sure I did everything right. All the bots have drones ...
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How do I install StarCraft 1.18 on Wine with 64-bit Linux?

I'm trying to install the free StarCraft 1.8 on Linux using Wine. When I try to run the installer I receive a message: ".../StarCraft-Setup.exe" not supported on this system Do I need to ...
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What does map ban mean?

Watching StarCraft: Brood War leagues like ASL or KSL, I see that in the information panel of each player there are maps that under the category "BAN". What does this this 'ban' mean, ...
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Squad selection in Starcraft

I only know how to assign 10 squads to control groups using numbers 0 through 9, but I need more. How can I assign more than ten squads to control groups?
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Is an Archon a robotical, non-mechanical unit?

Yesterday I was playing mission 7 of the Zerg (Episode VI) campaign of StarCraft Brood War. You're not allowed to build Guardians there, so I had to rely on Duran (an infested Terran Ghost) and Queens ...
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Why is my StarCraft folder 6.79GB?

I was looking through my smaller HDD because, for some reason, it just became almost completely full without having a lot of stuff on it and saw that my StarCraft folder was 6.79GB. I'm not talking ...
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Change language in StarCraft v1.18

I just installed the new free version of StarCraft from Blizzard, which comes with a new update to version 1.18 When I started the installer, it asked me for the language, and I picked "Italian", but ...
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What is "Ehon Timing"?

In Starcraft Broodwar there is the concept of "Ehon Timing". Where does this term come from? What does the term mean exactly?
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StarCraft Brood War - Improve AI in LAN Game

I really like playing this old game with friends, but even if we usually go for 2v4 which is the max number of opponents we win too easily. Is there a way to improve the AI to make matches more ...
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Was there a Collector's Edition of StarCraft or Brood War?

Blizzard Entertainment historically has released Collector's Editions for most of their games going back to Diablo II, except for the Lord of Destruction and The Frozen Throne expansion packs. I've ...
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StarCraft:Brood War doesn't use the right port

I tried everything that I found in the internet to solve this problem and still I can't solve this problem. Basically, what is happening is that whenever I log-in to iCCup and do the /netinfo command,...
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Are there blind Starcraft players?

I've read that there are blind people who can play Starcraft competently. This seems like it would be impossible to me. Is it possible to play Starcraft if you are blind? How would this work?
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StarCraft Brood War online? [duplicate]

Is it still possible to play Star Craft Brood War online on Battle.net? What do I need aside from the original game? Do I need to pay a subscription fee on Battle.net?
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What is the system of choosing games in Proleague?

In a standard match of Starcraft Proleague, two teams compete in four different games, with players and maps chosen beforehand, and play out an additional "Ace Match" in case of the tie, with players ...
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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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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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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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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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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 am trying to retrieve the text/sounds of the mission briefings in Starcraft 1 and Starcraft: BroodWar. I have tried searching the web for "starcraft", "briefings", ".txt" and ".pdf" keywords but ...
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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 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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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 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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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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Who is the voice actress for the Terran adjutant from the first Starcraft?

What is her name? Was her voice used in any other video games?
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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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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 Alt+...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How does the Armour of a unit effect the Damage done to it? (Starcraft 1)

In some games, the amount of damage done to your units / you is damage - armour, while in others it can be more complex, such as damage - (damage* armour as a percent) Where does Starcraft 1 stand on ...
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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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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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Why is JaeDong's Mutalisk Micro hard/impossible to do in Starcraft 2?

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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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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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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