StarCrack ALLin1 Installation Guide

StarCrack ALLin1 MANUAL

Starcraft 2 beta: Patch 16
StarCrack ALLin1: v9.7.7
Cache: Patch 16
StarCrack AI 7.03r2: Patch 10 compatible


The following are step by step instructions, written in plain English, to help you play test Starcraft 2 beta.



Terminology

StarCrack ALLin1 - this is the software that you run to play test Starcraft 2 beta. It is also known as the "launcher" of Starcraft 2 beta and is programmed and maintained by lead engineer vernam7.

Patches - these are updates to Starcraft 2 beta by the developer Blizzard. The patches download and install automatically when running Starcraft 2 beta. At the time of writing there are 11 patches which are about 613MB in size. Patch 9 contained the map editor and that was about 429MB.

Cache - this is a set of downloaded files that enable you to watch replays. The location of the cache varies somewhat depending on your operating system.


Installation Procedure

1. Download Starcraft 2 beta.

2. Install Starcraft 2 beta.

3. Run Starcraft 2 beta to automatically install the patches (this can take over an hour).
or if the servers are down visit This Page and Read how to manually download and apply them!

4. Download the latest copy of StarCrack ALLin1.

5. Turn off your anti-virus software when installing StarCrack ALLin1.

6. Install StarCrack ALLin1 as "administrator".
(by default will be automatically placed in C:\Program Files (x86)\StarCraft II Beta\sc2Allin1\ but if you want you can move the allin1 directory after installation to your desired location, this was made to make sure previous version of the tool is automatically cleaned from previous files to avoid different kind of bugs by users wrong placement!)
WARNING the Launcher should not be placed in the games root directory it must be into its OWN folder otherwise files will may be deleted during tools cleanup proccess)

7. Cache - see the section "Cache Download and Installation" below.


Updating StarCrack ALLin1

Delete the folder, eg C:\Program Files (x86)\StarCraft II Beta\SC2ALLin1, and then install the new version.


Cache Download and Installation

On Windows 7 and Vista the cache folder is located at:
C:\Users\your usename\AppData\Local\Blizzard Entertainment\Battle.net\Cache

On Windows XP the cache folder is located at:
C:\Documents and Settings\your username\Local Settings\Application Data\Blizzard Entertainment\Battle.net\Cache

Download the latest cache from the following url:
http://blizzard-gaming.blogspot.com/2010/05/starcraft-2-cache-files-download.html

Place the cache files in the cache folder as stated above.

When updating the cache from a previous version, delete the old cache first.


Starcraft 2 beta maps


Official Patch 10 maps
Patch10+OfficialMaps.rar


Miscellaneous maps
http://blizzard-gaming.blogspot.com/2010/05/starcraft-2-beta-offline-ai-maps.html


It gets said a lot, but is worth repeating. If you enjoy playing Starcraft 2 beta, then buy the retail game when it is released.

StarCrack ALLin1 is simply a tool created to help you see what an excellent game Starcraft 2 beta is. In effect giving you a demo of what to expect in Starcraft 2 retail.

Thank you.

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