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

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Is there a hotkey to select an idle worker, but not jump to its location?

I seem to remember from Age of Empires that you could select an idle worker without the screen repositioniong, and I think the minimap would also ping the location of that worker. Is there a way to do ...
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How to load a custom sc2Map map?

I created a custom map and I want to try it now. Where to put the map? Now is in c:\Program Files\Stracraft II\Maps. However, when I start the game and look into "Single game -> Standard -> ...
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How do I give each player a random unit in the start of the game?

I'm making a kinda risk map in SC2 editor, I have placed cities around the map. How can I randomly split these cities among the players when the game starts?
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Can I play Starcraft II with a friend if I have the free version?

I have the free version of StarCraft II (the one from Battle.net). Can I play StarCraft II with a friend — us against AI? How? His computer will be in the same network (IP) as mine.
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Is there any design reason why you can't cancel a building draft by clicking on it directly? [closed]

When you issue a building command in any race, it will create a "draft" transparent model of the building that will be seen until the worker arrives at the location and the construction ...
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How do "proxy" buildings even make sense in RTS games such as SC2 and AoE2?

In RTS games like StarCraft2 and Age of Empires 2, one strategy you encounter semi-regularly (at least at some levels) is when an opponent sneaks a worker close to your base, builds military buildings,...
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Unable to earn any credits in StarCraft II campaign

I am trying to play through the Wings of Liberty campaign and having fun, then randomly I start completing missions and noticed my credits was stuck at 25,000. No matter what missions I finish I never ...
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How do I leave a clan

How do I leave a clan in StarCraft 2? I have tried / chat commands and right click profiles, maybe I just cant find the right button or the right word to use when leaving.
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Is the Starcraft 2 Collector's Edition Ultralisk skin the same as the Leviathan skin?

I'm considering purchasing some skins for my StarCraft 2 account. I will likely go for one of the packs to get a full set for ~$20, but I noticed that I could get the digital edition for about the ...
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What influence did Byun have on Reaper changes? [closed]

I've heard it a few times over the years by now, by different casters (Lowko likes to mention it a lot): They claim is that that the player Byun was single-handedly responsible for nerfs on the Reaper,...
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Why so little reaper cheese in top-tier SC2 games?

I'm very often executing the following build in platinum/diamond league games (EU server): SCV Supply Depot Refinery Barracks Saturate the refinery fully Barracks Barracks Reaper Supply depot 3xReaper ...
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Why no Disruptors on top-tier SC2 late game PvZ?

I've been watching some of high-level games casted by Lowko, which ended up in a kind-of-stalemate between maxed-up zerg versus maxed-up skytoss. Protoss didn't wanted to attack over Zerg's spore ...
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Is there a way to know the build of a random AI after a match?

I would like to know a random AI's build in Starcraft 2 after a match, like in the replay. Is there a way to do this? I don't want to spoil matches by defining the build of the AI when starting the ...
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Is it possible to remap Alt+F4 for Starcraft 2 running on Arch Linux?

I am playing Starcraft 2 on Arch Linux, using the Awesome window manager. I'd like to remap Alt+F4 to the 4th camera position. As it currently works, Alt+F4 tries to close the game obviously. Alt+F4 ...
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What is the meaning of Separation Radius for ground units?

What does it mean when they say "Distance between Air units in squadron" for ground units? Why is it not the same as Movement Radius? Here are some stasts of separation radius:
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Can you set your Coop Commanders back to level 1?

I started to play some Sc2 again and have most of my Coop Commanders on a pretty high level. I would like to set them back to level 1 without creating a new account. Is there a way to do so?
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As Protoss, how can I counter mass Battlecruisers in PvT? [duplicate]

What to do against Terran opponents who go for mass Battlecruisers? Most skytoss units seem to be garbage at that point. Are Archons at all viable in this scenario?
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Heart of the swarm campaign view shows 87% but all rewards are "earned"

When I click my profile then achievements then "swarm campaign" it shows me I've gotten 170/170 achievements, however when I select the "campagin" view, It says I've only completed 87% of the game. ...
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What does this symbol mean in the Starcraft chat portrait?

What is the little symbol in corner of the portrait, in Starcraft 2's list of friends?
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What is the economic effect of the extractor trick at 14 supply in Legacy of the Void?

The extractor trick is used to temporarily build units over the standard supply cap by morphing a drone into an extractor, building an additional unit, and then canceling the extractor. This costs six ...
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Why can't I see worker counts anymore?

I can no longer see how many workers are assigned to my extractors or how many are assigned to gather minerals. I've already reset everything back to default. I get blank boxes over my buildings where ...
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Selecting every single unit from a certain type in StarCraft 2

When I play StarCraft I want to select every single unit from a certain group( all lings, all hydras etc.), but without doing Ctrl + double click because it will select the one on the screen. I also ...
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Casting a spell with every selected unit

Suppose for example I have 13 corruptors selected, and I'd like to have them all cast caustic spray on an enemy command center. I can do this by c mouseclick c mouseclick c mouseclick c mouseclick ......
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SC2: Smart-cast Multiple Times on Amove

What i want to do: use ability (as corrosive bile) once per click, without requiring new ability key presses between casts (as c). but it has to replace units current orders or a bonus would be adding ...
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How can I play Starcraft 2 under Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

Unfortunately, I only have a laptop with Ubuntu 16.04 as operating system. I'd still love to play a round of Starcrft II for sake of old times. I already tried to follow the "walk-through" from this ...
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Why does the difficulty level drop to "Normal" from "Hard"?

Why does my difficulty level drop back to normal in "Back in the Saddle" after I set it on hard at the beginning of the campaign?
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Unlocking additional campaigns

I have Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void on my PC, and I have the Wings of Liberty disc. How can I unlock the Wings of Liberty campaign without reinstalling the whole game?
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Are some achievements impossible to get?

In Starcraft II there are some achievements that require you to use abilities that were patched out with balance updates. I am talking specifically about the achievements in the "Versus" group. But it ...
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Starcraft II - How to drop MULES most efficiently?

I tested out that the MULES of Terran do not "colide" with SCVs. One mineral patch can have 2 SCVs working at the same time. If the distance is long enough the SCVs work perfectly in groups of 3-4 (2 ...
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How does the Cyclone Lock On ability prioritization work in Starcraft II?

How does the lock on ability work on auto cast? I notice a lot of the times that cyclones don't target buildings, but what about buildings that shoot back like spines or planetary fortresses? How does ...
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How do the air dead spots work in Starcraft II?

In Starcraft II there are certain spots on the map where Zerg players like to hide Overlords. I imagine that they are on higher level just as the main base is usually on a higher level than the ...
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How to see your allies' resources in Starcraft II team games?

Yesterday I was playing some team games and wanted to ask my teammates for gas. Before asking I wanted to check what their resources look like. But I couldn't find a way to do it. I tried to open the ...
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How to see "Workers Killed" window in Starcraft 2 replays?

You can see in many Starcraft 2 casts that there is a possibility to open a little window to see how many workers have been killed during the last attack. I checked most of the settings but couldn't ...
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How to deal with Protoss Observers as Terran? [duplicate]

Every TvP replay of mine that I check I always see that my enemy has perfect information on when my troops are leaving my base. I don't want to give my opponents this information and vs Zerg, I always ...
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How to construct a refinery on a vespene geyser and order the workers to collect the gas in one command queue?

I want to know the fastest (not the most efficient way) of taking a fresh vespene geyser. I want to give my workers only 1 command queue and be done with it. The workers have to construct a refinery / ...
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How to start your Starcraft II games vs AI immediately?

Quite often I'm practicing my build orders vs an AI and it sucks to wait for 10 seconds until the game starts, since I'm the only human player in the Lobby. This hurts especially when you make some ...
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How does the Alarm Stack in Starcraft II work?

I'm trying to improve my macromanagment speed and I recognize that I never use the Alarm sound cues. There is a hotkey to jump to the last cue, but I can't quite figure out how it works. You can jump ...
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Starcraft 2 - Can I rearrange the command card?

For us Warcraft 3 veterans there's a huge feature in the form of a CustomKeys file. This feature allows us to rearrange the command card as we want, providing the best control setup that our hands ...
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Starcraft 2: can you permanently display the frames-per-second?

In Starcraft 2, you can display the frames-per-second by pressing ctrl + alt + f but then it goes away in after the current game ends. Can you permanently display the frames-per-second?
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In StarCraft 2, how do you quickly place N units in N different locations?

In StarCraft 2, how do you quickly place N units in N different locations? For example, if you have 10 overlords and you want them in 10 different locations. What is the fastest and/or easiest way to ...
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In Starcraft 2 replays, can you display the army, supply, minerals collected rate graphs vs time?

In Starcraft 2 replays, can you display the army, supply, minerals-collected-rate graphs vs time? If yes, how? I know you can view the instantaneous resource collection rates or the instantaneous ...
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How do I change my loading screen banner in StarCraft 2?

I recently resumed playing StarCraft 2, and I've noticed that several of my opponents have had a number of different banners above their name on the loading screen. I remember these previously just ...
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StarCraft II map editor, set alliance/teams

how do you set alliance/teams on StarCraft II map editor? I set all params in Game Variant and Player Properties, but all AI players still fighting with each others. What did I miss?
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How was Kerrigan able to read data in "The Moebius Factor" but not "With Friends Like These..."?

In The Moebius Factor, Commander Raynor chases Kerrigan around Tyrador VIII destroying data cores before Kerrigan can access them. In the prologue to With Friends List These..., Kerrigan has a ...
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Is there a painless way to run Starcraft 2 on Linux?

Now that Starcraft 2 is free to play, is there a painless way to run it in Linux? People have been doing it with different success for years, but the hacks are spead over different resources and ...
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Since when were carriers and mothership so good?

I used to watch a lot of professional starcraft 2 casts back in the WoL and HotS days, and usage of mothership and carrier was extremely rare, to the point where casters would get very excited ...
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Do workers 17-24 still provide additional minerals?

In WOL and HOTS, the optimum number of workers per 8 mineral patch base was generally agreed to be 24. Over the command centre, a number was displayed (23/24, for instance) indicating the amount of ...
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Multiple wins with different races, but only 1 "Win of day"

I'd like to unlock ranked games for free on a new account, so I need 10 "Win of day". The in-game text suggests that you can win multiple "Win of day" (one with each race). I've won multiple games (1 ...
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Starcraft 2 API [closed]

Is there an SC2 API where I can pull buildings, units, and skills information? I know there's one right now heavily used for AI but I registered and browsed their endpoints and saw nothing for the ...
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In the SC II Editor, how is the High Templar's weapon assigned?

Having trouble understanding how entities in the Editor are linked together. In particular, I noticed the High Templar unit has no entries in its Weapons array. Yet it obviously has its Psi Blast ...
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