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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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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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Zerg: How to regularly create drones without watching?

I'm new to playing Zerg and would like some advice: I have hatchery on hotkey 4 and I'm not supply blocked. If I press 4 → s → d while watching something else (some scout for example), sometimes it ...
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Difference in playing a matched AI and choosing an AI

There seems to be two ways to play against AI. One is the practice against a matched AI where you choose races and based on performance the game sets the difficulty level. If you you loose to much the ...
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Why do pro Zerg players build their Lair at their natural? [duplicate]

Lately in LotV, I've seen professional Zerg players build their lair at their natural (at least, against Terran) rather than in their main base. Why? Wouldn't the main be a safer choice?
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How to beat Early Stalkers (As Protoss) Help?

I've been trying to win tournaments in sc2 but they keep killing me w/ early stalkers. @ 4 Minutes I get rekted by atleast 6 stalkers from the opposing team. I thought he cheated. Though I cant be ...
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Where can I find the specific AI build chosen by the build setting “Any Build” in melee?

When playing against the AI, e.g. in custom -> melee mode, I can select "Any Build" for the AI build order. During the game, in the score screen, or in the replay, can I see which specific build was ...
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What dropped for me during for the “20 years of StarCraft” random drops on Twitch?

Blizzard has it's 20 years of StarCraft event going on, where twitch drops can happen for watching games of StarCraft on twitch. After (presumably) 2 hours of watching, I earned my Bob Toss awards. ...
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Does the Starcraft 2 free to play have all the campaigns?

Does the free copy of Starcraft 2 on the battle.net launcher have all the campaigns from all the expansions and heroes?
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Does legacy of the void include all heroes introduced in starcraft until then?

Does starcraft 2: legacy of the void being the latest expansion include all the new units introduced in both heart of the swarm and wings of liberty?
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How to use Swann's Immortality Protocol?

In Starcraft II, when using Swann in Co-op, how do you activate/use the Immortality Protocol? I have earned it, but I'm unsure what I have to do to get it to work and I can't find anything on the ...
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Where can I find Stacraft 2 installation story ingame?

I want to view again the SC2 installation story, but I cannot find it. Any clue if it is playable trough the SC2 GUI interface? Specifically this video
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How do I set my clan tag in Starcraft 2?

I've tried looking for official faqs, forums, etc. I know how to create/join a clan but I can't find any proper instructions to get my battletag to display something like: <clan_name> ...
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Conditions to play co-op campaign in StarCraft 2

I started playing StarCraft 2 back in november 2017 as it became free to play. I am enjoying the game so far, but it looks like I am unable to play the co-op missions. Maybe it's because noone is ...
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How do I play vs. the AI and choose the strategy for the AI?

When playing Terran, I'm getting by butt kicked by mass Mutalisks. I want to practice that. In previous versions of Starcraft 2 I could choose a strategy for the AI (like Air). How do I do it in the ...
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How can I launch a modern game with DOSBox

So I want to know if there is a way to launch a modern game or a modern game Setup (my case, StarCraft-ll), with DOSBox. I mean that if I mount a directory with starcraft-ll setup, can I launch it ...
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Starcraft II - How to play 1v1 on local LAN

I'm happy LAN play is available. But, I want to play 1v1 instead of 2vX cooperative. If I have the other player in a party, I'm able to try to start a 1v1 game, and my partner is able to accept, but ...
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How are optimal Starcraft 2 builds discovered? Just trial and error?

In Starcraft 2, how are optimal builds discovered? Is it really just trial and error and/or hand timing? I'd love to know what mathematical algorithms could be used to discover the optimal timings. ...
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How to efficiently hotkey your units in production?

Sometimes I am fighting and producing at the same time, but I find inefficient the way I add my production units to my army hotkeys. I usually use my select all army key, to ctrl+click the unit I ...
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Can't see which of my units I have selected

Starcraft 2 just updated itself. And now I can't see which of my units I have selected. I can select, say, a Marine, but there is no visible indication that the Marine is selected. Makes it very ...
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How to change your expansion pack after the recent update?

The option in the "gameplay" settings is no longer available..
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Which actions get counted towards your APM in Starcraft 2?

I have keybinds that, for example, will move my screen to a set location. If my keybind is 2 buttons, will I gain +2 actions whenever I press it? What about consecutive actions? Overall, what ...
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On which Starcraft 2 server there are more 2v2 players?

There are not many people playing Starcraft 2 in the beginners league any more, at least not on the European servers. This results in the matchmaking mostly choosing pro players as opponents for me ...
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How long do my games have to be to count towards experience?

I was playing SC2 today, and I decided to build a pool before any workers. I sent out 6 zerglings who then encountered my opponent's cannon cheese at the bottom of my ramp. I was able to destroy the ...
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How fast do the war chests unlock?

I've read what I can find about the war chest, and it says "Each War Chest begins with a single unit skin and an exclusive portrait. Play Multiplayer or Co-op matches to earn experience and unlock ...
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How do I install StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void through the Blizzard client?

According to my battle.net account I own StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. There's a download button for me to get my copy if I want. However, I'd prefer to download and play it through the Blizzard ...