Go to the Starcraft II/Support folder and locate “SC2Switcher.exe”. Drag & Drag any map file onto this executable and the game will automatically launch with the map. If you create a shortcut for it on the desktop, you can drag & Drag files onto it too, which is much faster than launching the editor every time.
There are about a hundred custom maps in Starcraft 2 Arcade Mode. Many of these maps created by humans may not have been played since everyone always plays the same custom game maps.
To get these mods, launch StarCraft 2, go to the multiplayer area and select “Join a Game” in the bottom right of the custom playfield. Then simply search for the mods below b>. When you join a game, the map will be downloaded automatically.
They are stored in %LOCALAPPDATA%/Blizzard Entertainment/Battle.net/Cache. (On Windows 7 it is %PROGRAMDATA% instead of %LOCALAPPDATA%.) The filenames are hashed, look for those with the “.
I think it’s called “The Fastest Map”. Thanks very much! An easy way is to open the custom portion of multiplayer, then join and exit a lobby that is hosted fastest. This will download it to the Downloads folder in your map directory. This works with any hosted map that doesn’t come with Starcraft.
The arcade is a feature of StarCraft II. It acts as a hub for searching for custom maps. In Patch 4.3, Blizzard introduced premium cards, which allow community card makers to sell their cards at a set price.
In Starcraft 2, all published maps are available and ready to play on Battle.net, the maps reside on the actual server. So if you want to download new multiplayer maps, go to the multiplayer menu first. Then just click on CREATE GAME in the multiplayer menu. < b>Then you have a box that says “Search by Name”.
You cannot create custom games online using maps downloaded outside of SC2. Search for the map on Battle.net instead – only maps on Battle.net are playable online. I figured it out, in the map editor go to map, map options and check the box to set it to a custom melee map and then you can use it to create a custom game.
StarCraft 2 remains a favorite in RTS esports nine years after release, but its mod scene never got the love or attention it deserved. Despite Blizzard’s support, an in-game mod browser, a powerful editor, and even a short-lived premium mod program, a lot flew under the radar.
StarCraft® II is free to play, with additional single player, co-op, and cosmetic content available for purchase. Upon account creation, StarCraft II includes: The full Wings of Liberty campaign.