Posted by on February 18th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from loading in-mission campaign saves created while patched at version 1.2.0.
    • *Note* As a result of this fix, in-mission campaign saves created while patched at version 1.2.1 will no longer be usable.

Thanks Elliot for submitting the news.

Posted by on February 15th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty – Patch 1.2.1

General

  • Matchmaking has been updated to better match players queuing with pre-made teams in 2v2, 3v3, and 4v4 brackets.

Bug Fixes

  • General
    • Fixed an issue where the title of a conversation window was scaling rather than truncating.
    • Fixed an issue where the Match History score screen was displaying “Null” for the map info for all games played before Patch 1.2.
    • Fixed an issue that would sometimes cause players to be improperly disconnected from a game.
    • (Mac) Fixed an issue that would cause the Control key to become stuck when holding Control and minimizing the game window, then going back to the game window and attempting to use Control+1 to create a control group.
  • Maps
    • Fixed an issue with foliage that would die and become visible through the fog of war when a player spawned as zerg.
  • StarCraft II Editor
    • Fixed an issue where copied-and-pasted units were not set to the correct height in-game.
    • Fixed an issue where the table view scroll-bar position was reset when switching objects.
    • Fixed an issue where secondary sort priorities were not working properly. Model name is now the secondary sort so that models are listed in alphabetical order after being sorted by the mod they are contained in.

Posted by on January 11th, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Yes, the big patch we’ve been waiting a long time for is finally out! This patch 1.2.0 has tons of changes to StarCraft II, and Battle.net too, including: Battle.net chat channels, Master League, and stalemate detection. We have been able to test this patch on the PTR server, but now it is finally released for the normal servers. You can check out the patch notes below in the spoiler, and get on SC2 and start playing!

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty – Patch 1.2.0Show ▼

Posted by on December 22nd, 2010 at 10:31 pm

If you still have not tried out StarCraft II, you may now rejoice because Blizzard has released the StarCraft II Demo for everyone to download, free of charge. It has no time limit and does not expire. This demo lets you play the first three missions of single player, and also has a skirmish mode against a computer opponent.

Download the demo here: https://us.battle.net/account/sc2-demo.html

Tip from: Elliot Yoon

Posted by on December 10th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

The Public Test Region has been out for about a week now, and I guess Blizzard has decided to undo a few things they’ve changed, such as the fungal growth and bunker build time changes. Other than those small undoes, this patch includes a bunch of bug fixes. The full patch note is below:

Several changes have been made to the PTR:
• Sound effects will no longer pop or cut off if buildings are rapidly selected.
• Fixed a display issue so the number of harvesters on a Vespene Geyser node will now increment correctly for all occasions.
• Using ALT-F4 during the opening cinematic will no longer crash the game.
• Fixed an issue where the auto-detection system was defaulting graphics to a lower resolution than recommended.
• Fixed a frequent Out of Memory crash for 32-bit OS systems on the PTR.
• Fixed a case where public chat channels wouldn’t show up on the list.
• Added a drop-down selector to switch channel instances.
• Chat channel throttles have been adjusted to allow for a more natural chatting experience.
• Bunker build time has been reverted to the original 35 seconds.
• Fungal Growth has been reverted to the previous functionality and can once again target air units.
• Holding down a key will once again issue multiple orders.

Source: Battle.net forums

Posted by on December 9th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

CarbonTwelve from Teamliquid.net has a new build order optimizer, inspired from Lomilar’s Evolution Chamber. This program is made with C++ instead of Java, which CarbonTwelve says is very fast, and you will need to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributables x86 to use.

SCBuildOrder is not only faster than Evolution Chamber, but it can also optimize the build orders for all three races: Protoss, Zerg, and Terran. So if you want to know the fastest build order to get a certain unit out, you should try this program out. One more thing – there may be some errors or unfinished coding because it’s not the final version yet, so you should always check the official site to download the latest versions.

SCBuildOrder (3635 downloads)

Official site: http://code.google.com/p/scbuildorder/

Posted by on December 4th, 2010 at 6:06 am

Blizzard has released a pretty big StarCraft II patch today – version 1.2.0 PTR. This includes many game changes, bug fixes, and new features. One of the most wanted features since SC2 came out is now available: Chat rooms! Unit/building hotkeys are now customizable, and there is an Extreme graphics option which is higher than Ultra. Check the spoiler below for the entire patch notes:

StarCraft II Patch 1.2.0 – PTR Notes – Show ▼

Note that this patch is only for testing in the Public Test Region right now, which is a completely different server from what we were normally playing on. To play in the PTR, you need to run the “StarCraft II Public Test” shortcut icon, and you will need to create a new character. Running the regular StarCraft II shortcut icon will just bring you to your normal server that you’ve been playing on, which is still v1.1.3 as of this post’s time.

Posted by on November 23rd, 2010 at 2:08 am

Check out HuskyStarcraft’s Banelings song, a parody of Baby by Justin Bieber. I must say that this video was pretty well made. Thanks for the tip Elliot Yoon!

Posted by on November 15th, 2010 at 1:37 pm

BlizzTV is a lightweight open source content aggregator made by Blizzard fans. You can use this to stream the latest game (i.e. StarCraft II) videos, vods, feeds, and events on your desktop. It’s only in beta version right now, and we should expect more features in later versions.

BlizzTV (2886 downloads)

Official site: http://code.google.com/p/blizztv/

Source: Teamliquid.net

Posted by on November 9th, 2010 at 3:20 am

According to DragonDefonce from Teamliquid.net, StarCraft 2 patch v1.1.3 has come out in the Korean and SEA servers. We should expect the update in the US server later today.

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty – Patch 1.1.3

General

  • New game categories have been added to filter Tower Defense and Tug of War custom maps.

Balance

  • TERRAN
    • Thor
      • This unit will now prioritize attacking ground combat units over Medivacs.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a desync that could occur when trying to watch replays that had a dependency on bank files.

Source: Teamliquid.net

UPDATE: Path 1.1.3 is live in the US server!