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What does map ban mean?

It's a map ban process. This occurs in many games. I'm not aware on the specifics of Starcraft; but if it works like other competitive games, it is part of the map choosing process. In the map ...
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What is "Ehon Timing"?

The term is actually "Ee Han Timing". It is Korean in origin. From liquipedia: Ee han timing stands for a timing in the game where you have to do damage. For example 2 hatch mutalisks. By ...
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Was there a Collector's Edition of StarCraft or Brood War?

While I couldn't find any official mentions of it, I found multiple images, eBay listings, and forum threads suggesting the existence of a non-US collector's edition. This forum post has photos of the ...
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Are there blind Starcraft players?

Yes. Most famously, a player played against SlayerS BoxeR in a showmatch in Brood War at the Blizzard World Wide Invitational tourney in January of 2004. Boxer was blindfolded for the first three ...
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Is an Archon a robotical, non-mechanical unit?

At a guess, Archons are immune to both abilities as being purely mental beings. They are not mechanical (unlike Reavers and Probes), but they are not biological anymore either. Here's what ...
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StarCraft Brood War - Improve AI in LAN Game

There is an old reddit post The place for Brood War AI was http://broodwarai.com/ but that site is currently down. The Brood War AI scripts can still be found at: http://www.entropyzero.org/...
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Can I still play Starcraft 1 on Battle.Net?

Blizzard has released Starcraft 1 for free. If you download that version (you'll probably need to login into your blizzard account in order to do so), you'll be allowed to login into battle net ...
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How do I deal with Terrans turtling in Starcraft 1

The Downside of Turtling is that while you're building up such pretty defenses the Enemy is being left alone by you so that they can buildup everything they want and go kill the other players. So that ...
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Starcraft Brood War: How to remove limit of units?

That limit is in place due to the limitations of the game engine (and the requirement to run acceptably on weaker computers). Therefore it is impossible to remove this limit at all. For further ...
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How do these terrain mountains/ledges affect gameplay?

Strictly judging by the outlined part, the higher grounds have to be on left side, because if it wasn't, you wouldn't be able to see those rocks.
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How can I increase the max selected units in Starcraft single player?

It seems that there's a tool called Oblivion that raises the limit to 255 units; should be enough given the supply limits. It also introduces other sensible changes (like automatic mining), but I'm ...
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Is an Archon a robotical, non-mechanical unit?

There seems to be an exception for the Spawn Broodling ability against this type of unit: Spawn Broodling affects all ground units with the exception of: Probes Reavers Archons Dark Archons The ...
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Change language in StarCraft v1.18

I am assuming you're on Windows for this. You're looking at a 3-step process, based on what I can find on the official forums: Uninstall the game. Delete the registry key specified below (using ...
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StarCraft Brood War - Improve AI in LAN Game

I have a project that attempts to improve the default AI by better emulating the current human metagame: https://github.com/jncraton/BWMetaAI This project seeks to create an AI that provides a unique ...
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Squad selection in Starcraft

Unfortunately, it is not possible to assign more than 10 control groups in Starcraft.
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Why are the bots on my custom map not doing anything?

IIRC from my experience creating custom maps years ago, you need to create triggers for each faction that actually implement the AI type you want them to have. Something like "Always" being ...
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How do I install StarCraft 1.18 on Wine with 64-bit Linux?

Installed Wine-staging 6.6 and the game is running fine.
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How to retreive texts and sounds of the briefings in Starcraft 1 and Starcraft BroodWar?

You need a so called MPQ Editor. MPQ it is an archiving format like zip or rar developed by Blizzard. They store all their game data with it. There are different generations of this format. Think of ...
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How do these terrain mountains/ledges affect gameplay?

The wide ramps do look a bit unusual at first glance, but you'll grasp the orientation as you play/watch more games. High-ground in BW add two tactical complexities Ground units/buildings on lower ...
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How do these terrain mountains/ledges affect gameplay?

Those ledges indicate a higher elevation that is non-accessible from ground troops except for the ramp. This is somewhat a good strategy for parking Siege Tanks with the Siege ability upgraded from ...
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How do I run StarCraft: Brood War on Windows 7 without problems?

If you have problems after installing NVIDIA driver update, go into the 3D options and turn if the setting called DPS in under the global tab. I found this solution on the battle.net forum. Posted ...
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StarCraft Brood War online?

You do not need to pay a fee. Battle.Net is currently still free. You need to sign up for an account, apply all the patches (it is done automatically when you try to access battle.net), and that's ...
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Is there a mathematical way to discover the fastest build order required for certain unit(s)?

For a zergling rush specifically: Resources to consider: Minerals Larva Supply Time Influencing factors: Queen (larva inject) Drones (mineral gathering rate) Overlords (add supply cap) Extractor ...
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Was there a Collector's Edition of StarCraft or Brood War?

I can confirm that in the UK there was a collectors edition of Starcraft (I bought one). AFAIK there wasn't a collectors edition of Brood War.
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Starcraft Display Issues

While this question is already quite old and this answer is probably pointless, this sounds like a monitor calibration issue. This can usually be resolved in 3 ways. Unfortunately, Brood War doesn't ...
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Is it possible to rescue initial reinforcements from nuclear strike in broodwar mission 5a?

Place mines in the right places! See this video of a speedrun of the level by soulhunger1 for the exact locations: From the video description: I discovered that it's ...
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How to retreive texts and sounds of the briefings in Starcraft 1 and Starcraft BroodWar?

The OP's answer, originally posted in the body of the question: I found a GameFAQ post which is the whole textual transcript of all Starcraft briefings. As for the actual briefing sound files, they ...
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Brood War Multiplayer Maps

Well, shucks. If this question is acceptable here, then it should be answered even if it is four years old. I know of one such map which has been available since September 2010. The name is Greater ...
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