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post #31 of 119
Hmm, question, is there a way to replay missions you've already finished kinda like in SC and BW? I'm mostly testing it on various hardware right now rather than actually playing so I'm just replaying the first mission over and over to compare FPS. The campaign I'll finish over the weekend. Sadly, I can't call in sick at work tomorrow.

Wasn't lucky enough to get into the beta so this is my first try at SC2 and so far, I'm liking it. Interface and controls seem to be more user-friendly and AI seems much improved over the original. Surprisingly, it's working fine at low-medium settings on an Atom 330/ION HTPC. Next, I'll be trying it on the Core i3 with crappy Intel graphics. Although, I'm quite surprised a Core i7-860+GTS 250 wasn't enough for consistent 60FPS on 1680x1050 Ultra (High texture). Still fluid though. I've found 30FPS enough for smooth gameplay.
post #32 of 119
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Originally Posted by ilovejedd View Post

Hmm, question, is there a way to replay missions you've already finished kinda like in SC and BW?

Yes, once you pass the 3rd mission it goes into a bit more of a sandbox mode. You can replay missions you've already completed on harder difficulties and try to get the alt-objectives and complete achievements.

Liking this so far, but man oh man do I have some learning to do. Doing decent in the campaign so far, but my few matches vs the AI have been pretty messy. Definitely need to figure out what race I want to play and sit down and work on a solid build order or two and start learning these tech tree's. They make it look so easy in pro matches :P
post #33 of 119
Wow! I totally suck on the multiplayer side. I played Terrain against some Protos dude. I thought I was doing all great in the beginning! Had a ton of resources, had some barracks' up, some missle launchers...

Protos guy comes in and attacks one of my three bases. I totally erradicate his force and send in what's left of mine to "clean his clock". What a big huge freaking mistake! He has all these other guys and spaceships sitting back at his fortress of destroy me and lays waste to my entire offensive squad. He then sends this second wave in and totally erradicates all of my defensive units.

Next time I'm going to spend 0 time on defensive units. He melted them down like butter. They served no purpose.
post #34 of 119
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I think a lot of us are out of "practice". Hell I forgot how bad a zerg was was , until it bit me in my behind again

If only I had the SC2 flu..oh well weekend can't come soon enough.
post #35 of 119
Must...resist.....to buy.....this game.....yet.....


It looks amazing!! Don't know if I'll be able to resist
post #36 of 119
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Why resist?
Resistance is futile!
post #37 of 119
Guide to installing SC2.

1.) Lots and lots of patience. This game took about 3 hours to install on latest hardware from Disk. Not sure about digital download time to install.

2.) Change your 7.1 surround configuration to 5.1 surround or after waiting 3 hours you will launch the game to no sound. I hope they patch this soon because I have two sad speakers in the back that can't enjoy SC2 cranked up to earth shaking volume!

3.) Enjoy! SC2 is awesome.
post #38 of 119
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Originally Posted by Wytchone View Post

Why resist?
Resistance is futile!

I know, I know but I have alot of games in my backlog and I want to replay SC1 + BW first (doing first campaign now). I'm also thinking about changing my computer so I'd like to play SCII on my new hardware
post #39 of 119
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Digital download took 10 min or so to install. It played the history of the game from the 4 prison ship crash to present. That brought back a lot of memories. I had flash backs to being left behind when playing Kerrigan, the zerg over running my defenses.

I think im suffering from the sweet sweet stress of Starcaft battle fatigue already

So the game supports 5.1? I will try that tonight, been playing with 2.0 on my gamepod.
post #40 of 119
One question, where the hell are the reviews.
Gamespot and IGN have nothing?
hmm....
post #41 of 119
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Originally Posted by boxterduke View Post

One question, where the hell are the reviews.
Gamespot and IGN have nothing?
hmm....

Between the Blizzard NDA on beta, Most people are playing it now. It may take a few days for a review from IGN or Gamespot.

No early StarCraft 2 reviews; we'll be playing with you

Are you scouring the Internet for StarCraft 2 reviews? Don't bother. Blizzard has confirmed to Ars Technica that no outlets have been given early access to the game for final reviews; we'll be playing alongside the public when the game's servers go live and the game is released on retail shelves tomorrow.
post #42 of 119
Played the first 3 missions last night. It's the straight dope.

Graphically, it's basically an upgraded version of Warcraft 3 with a sci-fi skin. Kinda cartoony & bulbous. Looks really nice at max settings, but not cutting edge by any stretch.

Gameplay is pure starcraft with some strong rpg elements.

Cutscenes are fantastic.
post #43 of 119
Creative Assembly applauds Blizzard's PC passion

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Total War architects The Creative Assembly have applauded Blizzard's commitment to PC - claiming that the StarCraft giant's dedication helps "prove that the PC is more than capable of being a triple-A platform".

Writing in CVG's forums earlier today, the Sega-owned UK studio gave props to the importance of today's StarCraft II launch - commenting that both companies are working towards similar aims.

http://www.computerandvideogames.com....php?id=257386
post #44 of 119
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Originally Posted by Wytchone View Post

Digital download took 10 min or so to install.

Hmmm....I wonder why my disk installation took so long. Anyone else install from disk? Just curious how long it took.

Yes - 5.1 is the way to go.
post #45 of 119
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Hmmm....I wonder why my disk installation took so long. Anyone else install from disk? Just curious how long it took.

How fast is your internet connection? I think SC2 downloaded a 40~50MB patch at the same time so if you've got slow internet, that's bound to affect it. I installed from the digital download, too. Only my "workstation" has an optical drive installed.
post #46 of 119
Took me about 10 minutes to install off the disc. Then had to download the updates which took about 4 minutes. Something doesn't sound right if it took 3 hours to install
post #47 of 119
Picked up a copy at my local Gamestop yesterday. I've only had time to play the first few missions in the campaign but so far I'm liking it a lot. Hearing those familiar song themes brings back the memories....

One of the first things I tried was continuously left clicking on a critter until it... just try it for those who don't know.
post #48 of 119
I've actually read of other people having the same problems installing. One guy on another forum i frequent just said that his disc-install has been running for over 30 minutes and is not even at 50%. Another person said his hit ~%35 and just stopped.

There may have been some issues with poorly pressed discs?

FWIW, even if you bought it from retail you can still use the digital download.
post #49 of 119
I'm probably going to get it for the SP. But from the beta for this and RUSE, I preferred RUSE. It has a much slower pace and seems to reward strategy over APM.
post #50 of 119
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Originally Posted by krimson View Post

There may have been some issues with poorly pressed discs?

This actually seems to be pretty common. I've even heard reports of "installer not found" when using the discs.

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Originally Posted by krimson View Post

FWIW, even if you bought it from retail you can still use the digital download.

+1. This is what I did.
post #51 of 119
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Originally Posted by krimson View Post

I've actually read of other people having the same problems installing. One guy on another forum i frequent just said that his disc-install has been running for over 30 minutes and is not even at 50%. Another person said his hit ~%35 and just stopped.

There may have been some issues with poorly pressed discs?

FWIW, even if you bought it from retail you can still use the digital download.

Thanks for this post krimson.

Hmmm....mine stoped at 36% the first time and then I stopped it and re-installed and it took about 3 hours. I am starting to think you are right about the poor disc or maybe some other weird driver issue windows 7.

Glad to hear the digital download doesn't take too long in case I have to blow away the current install and re-install.
post #52 of 119
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Day Two with SC2 and still enjoying the little things they added. The news feed , the jukebox and now the arcade. I like they gave you place to wind down between battles, just which drinks were included!

Anyone notice the holo dancers dance yet?
post #53 of 119
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Anyone notice the holo dancers dance yet?

I wasn't actually paying any attention to Tychus while he was talking. Just got distracted by the holo dancer over his shoulder.
post #54 of 119
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Originally Posted by boxterduke View Post

One question, where the hell are the reviews.
Gamespot and IGN have nothing?
hmm....

Here ya go.
http://news.filefront.com/starcraft-ii-review
post #55 of 119
Played my first few games online last night and was happy to discover I'm not the biggest noob on the block. Went 2-1, so a decent start. The practice league is annoying though. Only did 1 match in practice league as the match speed is ridiculously slow and the game dragged on for over an hour.

If anyone wants to play some matches let me know. I'll probably be playing a bit this weekend.

ID: Krimson
Code: 705
post #56 of 119
I am actually doing well today!!! I've realized that I don't need to build the biggest most expensive piece of bad assery to win.

The resource buildup Is so key. And if you really want to utilize Terran air forces you need at least 4 gas factories!
post #57 of 119
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Patch out.
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty - Patch 1.0.1

To get the latest news and interact with the community, visit our brand new StarCraft II website. Be sure to check out our Game Guide for an in-depth look at StarCraft II gameplay. We wish you all the best on your journeys through the embattled Koprulu Sector!

Bug Fixes

Campaign saves have been optimized.
Fixed an issue with sound not playing on some 7.1 systems.
post #58 of 119
Honestly, does anyone play any other race then Terran in this game?

I've played about 10 matches now, and 9/10 against Terran.
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post #60 of 119
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Originally Posted by krimson View Post

Honestly, does anyone play any other race then Terran in this game?

I've played about 10 matches now, and 9/10 against Terran.

Considering this is the first time many people have played it's hard to deviate from the familiar.

The tech tree and units are very familiar to people because they spend the whole campaign using them.

Give it some time people will branch out.
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