Questions tagged [starcraft]

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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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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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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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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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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Can I still play Starcraft 1 on Battle.Net?

Can I still play Starcraft 1 multiplayer on Battle.Net?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 is the Eraser Trick in StarCraft?

What is the eraser trick mentioned in this StarCraft video? Note: This is referring to the 1998 game, not the current game.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 can I defend against tanks in Starcraft 1 TvT?

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 my ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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? [closed]

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 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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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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What does map ban mean?

Watching StarCraft:Broodwar leagues like ASL or KSL, I see that in the information panel of each player there are maps that under the category "BAN". What exactly this ban means?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...