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    Default YES - play SC2 BEFORE release

    Yes, it is possible to still play starcraft 2 before the game is released.

    I’ve put together a little guide below for those who don’t already know how to participate in this wonderful little nugget of surprise. With this trick you can play any map you already have, and any that are sprinkled throughout the interwebs.

    As you know, a lot of the standard maps don’t have AI built into them…. So you say, what’s the point? I don’t want to play with only myself… (at least not on the computer).
    But some wonderful people out there (slightlyrandom, Fropper, Nashoa, ashgad, and HydrO) have conjured up some maps that have native AI in the form of tower defenses and arcade games. This means you can get your SC2 fix through the next (now slightly less) unbearable week.

    The following steps will guide you on your way.
    (To be able to play, you must have been in the beta before it closed, and patched to the latest patch)

    1. Download StarCraft 2 maps that you want to play
    2. Find your StarCraft 2 folder (for instance C:\ StarCraft II Beta)
    3. Open up StarCraft II Editor.exe (this is the map editor)
    4. Click ‘File -> Open’ and locate a map you downloaded
    5. In the top right-hand corner is the play button called “Test Document”.
    (see attached screenshot)

    This images shows the play button.

    Just press it and the editor is inter connected to SC2. You're off!

    Enjoy!

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    Default Re: YES - play SC2 BEFORE release

    I think most people know this but there might be a few who don't. I've also got a tower defense map in my signature below that is soloable.

    /plug
    I really need to change this...
    Check out my maps: Maul's Spirial Turret Defense and Maul's Risk: Bel'shir

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    Ooo a Pacman map.

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    Default Re: YES - play SC2 BEFORE release

    Title is very misleading, imo.

    Otherwise, nice trick.

    Adun Toridas!
    Current Status - The Worst SC2 Player of All Time

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    It is very misleading.

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    I'm actually enjoying the wait for the release... It's excitingly suspenseful, plus I've been getting in a lot of hiking, soccer and basketball before I glue myself to a computer chair for a month.

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    Default Re: YES - play SC2 BEFORE release

    Doesn't work for me - I get the 'you must be logged onto bnet to use the editor' popup, and it wont let me click any other buttons .

    I didn't think I'd miss SC2 so much since it was only just over a week until retail, but DAMN! I WANT TO PLAY SOME! >_<
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    Default Re: YES - play SC2 BEFORE release

    Quote Originally Posted by Maul View Post
    I think most people know this but there might be a few who don't. I've also got a tower defense map in my signature below that is soloable.

    /plug
    I failed at the first level when i played your tower defense....

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    Default Re: YES - play SC2 BEFORE release

    Quote Originally Posted by GRUNT View Post
    Doesn't work for me - I get the 'you must be logged onto bnet to use the editor' popup, and it wont let me click any other buttons .

    I didn't think I'd miss SC2 so much since it was only just over a week until retail, but DAMN! I WANT TO PLAY SOME! >_<
    Try not being in the beta at all .

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