Starcraft 2 Patch 1.0.1 Release

Blizzard hasn't wasted any time patching Starcraft 2. Today we see a very small release appearing to only fix a few issues, but I'm sure there are a few things behind the scenes that go unmentioned that might have been tweaked as well. Either way, here's to optimization and a sound fix!

Starcraft 2 Patch 1.0.1 Release

Starcraft 2 Patch 1.0.1
  • Campaign saves have been optimized.
  • Fixed an issue with sound not playing on some 7.1 systems.

StarCraft 2 Offline Retail Launcher - SC2ALLin1 v10.3.3 is now available with these features:



1. Starcraft 2 skrimish is available on this new version of SC2ALLin1 v10.3.3
2. Works with Starcraft 2 v1.0.1
3. Based on reloaded's crack and all menus are working fine

Download link:
http://blizzard-gaming.blogspot.com/2010/08/starcraft-2-offline-retail-launcher.html

StarCraft 2 Scrapyard Map

Scrapyard is a 2 player map featured in Battle Report 3. The starting locations are very near to each other but are separated by empty space. The ramps leading to the bases are quite large and hard to block.

Features
Two player max
Each starting location has a natural expansion.
Three expansions are separate from the main land.
One location with rich mineral fields on the opposite side of the map from the player's starting positions.
Two Xel'Naga Towers, one of which is surrounded by LoS blockers, and the other near the rich minerals.

Specifications

Players: 2
Expansions: 7
Rich Expansions: 1
Total Locations: 10
Xel'Naga Towers: 2



StarCraft 2 Scrapyard Map

StarCraft 2 Kulas Ravine Map

Kulas Ravine (pronounced ˈkül-äs rə-ˈvēn) is the first officially announced multiplayer map.

Features

  • Four player max
  • One starting location in each corner of the map, each with a natural expansion.
  • Another natural expansion protected by destructible rocks.
  • Two locations with rich mineral fields.
  • Ten Xel'Naga Towers, four of which can be accessed from each player's rock-protected natural expansion.

Specifications

Players: 4
Expansions: 8
Rich Expansions: 2
Total Locations: 14
Xel'Naga Towers: 10



StarCraft 2 Lost Kulas Ravine Map

StarCraft 2 Blistering Sands Map

Blistering Sands is a 2 player map featured in Battle Report 2.

Features

  • Two player max
  • Starting locations are in the lower left and upper right corners of the map, each with a natural expansion.
  • Another natural expansion protected by destructible rocks.
  • Two locations with rich mineral fields protected by rocks.
  • Two Xel'Naga Towers in the center of the map.

Specifications

Players: 2
Expansions: 4
Rich Expansions: 2
Total Locations: 8
Xel'Naga Towers: 2



StarCraft 2 Blistering Sands Map

StarCraft 2 Rewards, Achievements, Leagues and Ladders, Match History, and Friends

The new StarCraft II community site is loaded with exciting features, and we’d like to showcase some of the powerful profile functionality we've introduced so that you can be sure to get the most out of it.

You may have already noticed that when you log into the community site, your portrait appears in the upper right hand corner of the screen and additional information such as your ladder matches, latest achievements, friends list, and popular forum topics are displayed on the right hand side. Clicking on your portrait will take you to your profile.

Update:
Read StarCraft 2 Campaign Missions and Achievements Guide for more details SC2 campaigns and achievements.

Your profile contains a great deal of information. At first glance it gives you an overall Snapshot of your multi-player matches, Career Stats, Achievements, and even a place to Showcase your favorite achievements within the Summary.

StarCraft 2 Leagues and Ladders FAQ

The StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty matchmaking engine works behind the scenes to ensure fun and evenly matched multiplayer games, but you might be curious about how the ranking system works. We've got you covered. Let's answer some of your most frequently asked questions about StarCraft II multiplayer leagues and ladders.

You may also want to read our StarCraft 2 Campaign Missions and Achievements Guide.

Frequenlty Asked Questions

Q. How do I participate in the StarCraft II leagues and ladders system?
A. To play a ladder match, click the Multiplayer menu item in the top left, select a mode from 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, or 4v4, select a race, and then click Find Match. After playing in five placement matches within one mode (e.g. five 1v1 matches) you will be placed in a ladder for that mode. Note that Free For All (FFA) or arranged matches where you choose to play against specific friends do not count toward placement in a league, or ranking up or down within the ladder system.

StarCraft 2 Strategy on Winning the Last Level

Here are some user contributions on how to win the very last level of Starcraft 2 Wings of Libert.

I had the siege tanks upgraded all the way, and killed off the air units.

I found that, if you got rid of the AIR, then you can use TONS of siege tanks…and just use bunkers mostly as walls….constantly have 4-5 SCV’s repairing the bunkers, a couple medics if you desire to heal them, and just constantly keep pumping siege tanks. Make sure you upgrade their damage.

It’s basically trial and error as to how you set up your tanks. Although it sucks against Ker, putting them in a nice big bunch as close to your “wall” as possible i found to be the most effective. Took my 10-15 tries… X-D

StarCraft 2 Strategy on Winning the Last Level

StarCraft 2 Single Player Cheat Codes

Here are some cheats you can use when playing StarCraft 2 Campaign.

Shooter Minigame
Click on the arcade machine on the Hyperian to play a space shooter mini game.

Extra Chatter and Animal Murder
To make animals explode, just keep double clicking on one at a pretty quick rate. After 10-15 clicks or so, the show will start.

Also, the amount of polish in the game is amazing. Every single unit has a dozen or more unique dialogue when you click on them repeatedly. The best thing to do though, is assign a unit to a group (1 to 0) and just hold the number button down and listen to the chatter.

How to Play Campaign Maps Without Battle.net Account

1. Extract SC2Folder\Campaigns\Liberty.SC2Campaign\Base.SC2Maps to a folder of your choice
2. Open up the Mapeditor that comes with SC2 and create a new map and save it as template.SC2map - then close the Editor
foreach Map 3.

3.1. Create a folder with the according map name e.g. TRaynor01
3.2. Copy and paste the template.SC2Map file in there
3.3. Open the template.SC2Map with the MPQ Editor
3.4. Go to the folder where you extracted the files of Base.SC2Maps - in my case: D:\Games\StarCraft II\Maps\Campaign\TRaynor01.SC2Map\
3.5. Drag and drop the files from the folder in the MPQ Editor
3.6. Close MPQ Editor - rename the template.SC2Map to the map name - in this case TRaynor01.SC2Map



To launch the maps - use the SC2 Mapeditor, as drag 'n dropping them over SC2.exe will cause them tojavascript:void(0) bug.

Enjoy playing campaign, although this is quite a hacky way, you can do it.

Download link
StarCraft 2 Wings of Liberty Torrent - RELOADED

StarCraft 2 Campaign Cracker (all languages+save load)

Buy the game! This cracker is not meant as a full replacement of the legit game!

If you cant use this tool then you don't deserve sc2.

Known issues:

There is a case sometimes when exiting completly the campaign, a message box may appear asking for validated language pack. Just press ok and ignore it, there is no problem!

StarCraft 2 Campaign Crack

StarCraft 2 Guide for Beginners

1. Download Starcraft 2 Full Client. You will need to register to battle.net to do this.

2. Install Starcraft 2

3. Download any of these cracker:
http://blizzard-gaming.blogspot.com/2010/07/starcraft-2-single-player-crack.html
http://blizzard-gaming.blogspot.com/2010/07/starcraft-2-campaign-cracker-all.html
http://blizzard-gaming.blogspot.com/2010/07/how-to-play-campaign-maps-without.html



4. Enjoy!

5. Summary

What we just did is used a crack version of SC2 so we can play the single-player campaign.

You may also want to read our StarCraft 2 Campaign Missions and Achievements Guide.

StarCraft 2 Fry Launch Event - Good Game

StarCraft II is now live world-wide, and the Fry's event here on the west coast is winding down with plenty of happy players leaving with their copies. As the line filed inside, spectators still waiting in the queue got to watch a final 2v2 match pitting Blizzard's Rob Lin and attendee Tri-Vien Nguyen against Blizzard's Matt Gotcher and attendee Patton Tran. After Matt and Patton claimed victory in the first game, the two teams swapped members for a rematch, with Rob and Patton coming out victorious.

Meanwhile, the line continued inside, as the over 1,300 attendees had a chance to get their copies signed by dozens of StarCraft II developers and Blizzard employees.

And around the world, the sound of happy players clicking their mice and tapping their keyboards fills the air.

StarCraft 2 Fry's Launch Event

StarCraft 2 Authentication Code for Offline Installation

This is not the "be all and end all" of information, this does not circumvent battle.net account authentication nor is it a crack of any sort, just a few simple steps to install the game without an active internet connection (LAN party anyone? when a battle.net emulator appears, duh!).

StarCraft 2 Authentication Code for Offline Installation

StarCraft 2 Installation Guide

PC INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Place the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty DVD into your DVD-ROM drive. If your computer has autoplay enabled, an installation window will automatically pop up on your Windows desktop. Left-click the Install StarCraft II button and follow the onscreen instructions to install StarCraft II on your hard drive.

StarCraft 2 Installation Guide

Cracked SC2.exe and MapEditor

Cracked SC2.exe and MapEditor


Step by step procedures

1. First of all,

SC2Editor.exe goes into the Support folder and the SC2.exe goes into Versions\Base15976. Don't forget to make a backup of both files so you can play once the servers are up.

When you start the SC2Editor and the nag screen occurs which asks you to login, press no then you can use it without any problems.

SC2ALLin1 v10.2.2 Offline StarCraft 2 Beta Launcher

Info Retail crack has nothing to do with this tool! so don't confuse them!

SC2Allin1 Beta phase2 compatible version is now live with new Difficulty Per Player, Handicap, Unique replay history and much more!

Works 100% only with the new MapPack available also for download Here, and sc2 beta patched up to version 17-18.

Read first the new Starcrack Allin1 Installation Guide.

sc2ALLin1 v10.2.2 Offline StarCraft 2 Beta Launcher

StarCraft 2 Single Player Crack

Here's a better way to play Starcraft 2 Single Player even without a BNET account.

Using this crack you'll be able to load SC2Map/SC2Replay files without having a license.

Follow the instructions carefully.

StarCraft 2 Single Player Crack

BlizzCast #14: StarCraft 2 Special

In our 14th BlizzCast episode, we are joined by Production Director Chris Sigaty and Game Director Dustin Browder to discuss the StarCraft II beta experience and to recap some of the custom maps and creative strategies adopted by beta testers. The developers also delve into several ot...her exciting topics including the upcoming achievement system and what players can expect to find in both the StarCraft II single-player campaign and challenge modes once the game is released.



Check out BlizzCast 14 now!

Win StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty Gear From Razer

Want to be among the first to get your hands on Razer's entire line of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty peripherals? Enter Razer's midnight launch contest and you could win the new Razer Spectre StarCraft II Gaming Mouse, the Razer Marauder StarCraft II Gaming Keyboard, a...nd the Razer Banshee StarCraft II Gaming Headset. These products feature a multi-color APM (Actions-Per-Minute) lighting system that provides real-time feedback about your performance and allows you to configure visual alerts to in-game situations.



The contest begins at midnight on July 27 and runs until midnight on July 31. Visit www.razerzone.com/sc2 for additional details.

StarCraft 2 Beginner Guide

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is almost here, and we want to make sure players of all skill levels know their way around the game. We’ve put together a comprehensive game guide which we'll continue to expand in the coming weeks. In this guide you’ll find a plethora of helpful information, including instructional videos featuring guidance from familiar voices.

StarCraft 2 Beginner's Guide

Learning the Language of StarCraft, Part 1

Over its 12-year lifespan, the StarCraft community has developed its own culture, etiquette, and even its own language. As result, if you've never played StarCraft before, you might stumble across unfamiliar acronyms or phrases as you read through various blogs, announcements, forum posts, and comments available throughout the web. This vocabulary can be confusing if you're trying to learn more about the game, so in an effort to help you become fluent in the language of the StarCraft community, we've prepared a series of blogs that highlight and define some of the more popular terms for units, structures, tactics, and greetings.

Learning the Language of StarCraft, Part 1

In this first installment, we cover terminology for common units and structures. Like with any language, these terms can evolve and change, but we hope this will help get you started.

StarCraft 2 Midnight Launch Event at Fry’s

We’ve just announced plans for the official StarCraft II launch event taking place at Fry’s Electronics in Fountain Valley, CA. Festivities will start at 9 p.m. on July 26, and attendees will be able to pick up their copies and get them signed by Blizzard developers starting at midnight. To learn more about the event, check out the press release and head over to our midnight launch event page. We hope to see you there!




For those unable to attend our Southern California event, please note that GameStop, Best Buy, and Walmart will be holding launch events throughout the country. See our midnight launch event page for further details.

Single-Player Preview -Challenge Missions

Challenge missions bring a new and exciting flavor to the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty single-player experience by pitting players against a set of missions designed to help them test, improve, and ultimately master abilities beyond the scope of what the tutorial has to offer. 3 days left

SC2 Ghost of the Past Trailer

5 days left before the release of Starcraft 2, Blizzard has released a new epic trailer.




StarCraft 2 Lost Temple Map

Welcome to the Reconnaissance Report, your official look into the maps of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. To kick off the series, this week's featured map is Lost Temple, an original StarCraft favorite recently revamped and ready for action.

Lost Temple

Starcraft 2 Full Client Download

Blizzard is allowing the full client to be downloaded before release!

FAQ

* Who should download StarCraft II in advance?
If you intend to purchase StarCraft II digitally, downloading the client now will allow you to simply pay and play when digital copies of StarCraft II go on sale.

* Will digital copies of StarCraft II be available as soon as the game is released in stores?
No. They’ll go on sale slightly later, on 07/27/2010 10:00 AM PDT in North America and Latin America.

* ** I clicked SKIP instead of ACTIVATE – is that bad?
That’s OK, just go to http://beta-us.battle.net/account/management/add-game.html and log in.



Starcraft 2 Pre-Download
https://eu.battle.net/account/management/sc2/pre-download-page.html

enUS
http://beta-us.battle.net/en/info/digital-purchase

eu
http://beta-eu.battle.net/en/info/digital-purchase

And also, here is a preview of the new SC2 profile site.

enUS
http://beta-us.battle.net/sc2/en/

eu
http://beta-eu.battle.net/sc2/en/

Download links:
English (US) Windows
English (US) Macintosh

System Requirements:
http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?locale=en_US&tag=sc2_standard&rhtml=true

Starcraft 2 Beta Patch 18 Release

Starcraft 2 Beta Patch 18 Release - Patch 18 (version 0.21.0.16094) where Mac StarCraft II Editor is now available!

Get the latest SC2 patch download from here.

StarCraft II Beta – Patch 18 (version 0.21.0.16094)

General
-The Mac StarCraft II Editor is now available!



Bug Fixes
- Burrowed Ultralisks now have the correct 500 hit points while burrowed.
- Fixed an issue where custom maps utilizing custom loading screens could cause players to lag or be dropped from Battle.net.
- Fixed an issue during replays when rewinding could cause the replay to desync.
- Fixed an issue with in-game menus causing performance issues.

Starcraft 2 Beta Patch 17 Release

Starcraft 2 Beta Patch 17 Release - Patch 17 (version 0.20.0.16036) is finally here. Seems like some changes will be reverted back because it is for testing purposes only.

Get the latest SC2 patch download from here.

StarCraft II Beta – Patch 17 (version 0.20.0.16036)



Bug Fixes
  • Many of the following bug fixes were intended for internal testing only, and are now being reverted.
    • 250mm Strike Cannons can no longer deal damage to hidden targets.
    • Barracks build time decreased from 65 to 60 seconds.
    • Bunker build time decreased from 40 to 30 seconds.
    • Canceling morphing Banelings now returns 75% of the cost like other morphing Zerg units.
    • Hellion range reverted from 6 to 5.
    • Reaper build time decreased from 45 to 40 seconds.
    • Zealot build time decreased from 38 to 33 seconds.

StarCraft 2 Midnight Openings Across Europe

StarCraft 2 Midnight Openings Across Europe - Reports of zerg activity have been coming in from all across the world, and we need you to fend off the swarm that’s set to arrive this summer with the launch of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. Retailers across Europe are hosting special midnight store openings to celebrate t...he release, and will start selling the game at midnight on July 26/27. Be among the first to get your hands on the Collector’s Edition of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty!

StarCraft 2 Midnight Openings Across Europe

StarCraft 2 Single-Player Campaign Preview

StarCraft 2 Single-Player Campaign Preview - For our latest preview, we’ve climbed aboard the Hyperion to give you a sneak peak at some of the features that will be available within the single-player campaign for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. Come aboard and learn more about Mercenaries, the Armory, and the Laboratory.

StarCraft 2 Beta Phase Two Begins

StarCraft 2 Beta Phase Two Begins - The (second) wait is finaly over! Starcraft 2 Beta Phase 2 is out now across the globe and the new patch is to be installed. Hope you guys have thin patience, because the wait-time may take a little while. The beta update was released around 11:00 pm (PCT) but no statement by Blizzard has been released yet.