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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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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What does 'counter attack' actually mean? Shoutcasters seem to use it inconsistently

I have always thought that a counter attack meant an attack that Player A does as Player B is doing a big push. In other words, a counter attack by definition can only exist as a response to an ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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Can I still play Starcraft 1 on Battle.Net?

Can I still play Starcraft 1 multiplayer on Battle.Net?
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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)