StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty

By Xecutor
Jul 22, 2010
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  1. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,043   +84 Staff Member

    :) Can't say that I am. I'd like to grab a copy for the single player, but since they're splitting up the campaigns I'll probably just wait until I can get all three in a bundle deal or something.
  2. treetops

    treetops TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,652   +51

    Ill be buying a key at midnight, I already downloaded it. Iv had the beta for like 4 months so meh.
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,318   +117

    As usual, no gameplay video in their ads.
    Lol I stopped playing the beta a few weeks ago.
  4. Xecutor

    Xecutor Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 141

    Lol, actually the ad contained a few scenes from the singleplayer gameplay cutscenes. So, it is not entirely true that it doesn't contain "gameplay", but I know you really mean the single player maps. but, they released a second video on their site with a preview of gameplay for the campaign.

    Check it out!!

    http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/game/guide/campaign-overview
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,318   +117

    Gameplay cutscenes is not playing the game, its watching a video. Therefore, it isn't gameplay!
  6. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    The ghosts of the past trailer makes me want to play SCII as an FPS =X.
  7. Xecutor

    Xecutor Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 141

    lol!

    8:44 to go !! Here in Canada EST !
  8. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    pretty good so far, installed earlier. hopefully servers can handle the inevitable influx of online players.
  9. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,425   +281

    Tried to buy online last night and dl. Was going to take 15-22 hours to dl (kept bouncing), so I just bought it after I got done with work today. Played the first few missions on hard, wasn't too hard, obviously that will change.
  10. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    i think the digital download is around 7.5GB so it may take some time especially because Blizzard's download servers are going to be swamped. as for the game itself i never really got the hang of the original but i'm liking the sequel so far and hopefully i will get better at it.

    also if anyone is looking for official system requirements they are as follows:

     
  11. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,425   +281

    It got harder :0 Will update later after I play some more. Going to try and keep the difficulty set to hard.
  12. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,510   +308

    TechSpot's GPU/CPU performance article goes live tonight
  13. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,425   +281

    Played a few more missions, they are challenging on hard. I died a couple times on "Welcome to the Jungle", I can get 4 of the things, then I end up getting raped by the bigger flying protoss ships.

    Haven't played online any yet..


    For a sidenote, when my computer woke from sleep today (first time its slept or restarted since installing) my CD/DVD drive and my virtual cd drives (Virtual Clone Drive) did not appear. Checking in device manager I saw a "Code 19". Uninstalling the physical drive in device manager and reinstalling didn't fix it. I actually had to go into the registry and delete some upper and lower filters for CD/DVD drives. I don't know for sure that the Starcraft install did it, but it sure looks like that is the cause.
  14. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,318   +117

    Getting rid of Daemon tools startup did that to me.
  15. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    yea this game may be a bit too much for me lol. even with the hotkeys i cannot keep up with the flood of objectives it throws at you. it's like every time i get started with one thing i gotta cease all plans and start on another. i don't remember the first game being so frantic. couple that with the fact that i'm not really an rts player and you can imagine the frustration. the outbreak mission took me an hour and 27 minutes (8 cycles) to complete on normal :haha:

    and btw how the heck do you quit to desktop? i couldn't find the exit button anywhere...
  16. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,318   +117

    IMO SC1 was a lot harder mechanically.
  17. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,510   +308

  18. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,318   +117

    Time to disable hyper threading...?
    Not a problem after people stop flooding in on release day?
  19. larry96taylor

    larry96taylor Newcomer, in training

    Well I am a big fan of Blizz products (played WOW for about 2 years) and all I can say is that Blizz is balancing things with every patch. My main focus whit Blizz nowadays is that they try to make money from everything. Please verifty i haven't my copy yet but they said you can play for Protos Campaign and if you want to play Zerg and terran you need to pay again. If it did, I think i will pass on this game for the first time..
  20. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    yea i quit playing... it's too damn hard lol
  21. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,425   +281

    I was trying to play the entire campaign on Hard. But, after losing in a couple levels many times I decided to bump it down to Normal for those. I must say that the decrease in difficulty from Hard to Normal is substantial.

    I forget the name of the stage, but it was where you have a base in the bottom left and Terran areas keep getting infested by Zerg, the idea is to go out and fight them before they become fully taken over and thus harder to defeat. In Hard I could destroy the base directly to my east (1st one to be taken over) and the one in the top left, but then I'd die. And I always felt that I was on the verge of dying anyway. So I played it on Normal, still expecting it to be tough so I built up a lot of defenses and played it pretty conservatively. By the time I did win, every terran outpost or whatever they were called had been taken over, but I was also pretty adept at killing the infestations. I lost my first army of about 20 dudes after killing the 3rd outpost, and then I built a second army of about 25 and didn't have any problem the rest of the map.
  22. CONoobie

    CONoobie Newcomer, in training

    Nvidia Quadro FX 3450 (256 MB)

    I did not see this card listed under the supported cards, does this mean it won't be able to run the game? I was trying to a decent and affordable comp I could buy to replace my 6+ year old Dell (that still has regular PCI slot for the video card)... Thanks.
  23. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,318   +117

    Yes it can run the game...on low settings.

    I just started my campaign today; i'm about half way done with brutal, and somehow the moebius mission was super easy compared to everything around it. Weird maybe I cheated.
  24. Fean77

    Fean77 Newcomer, in training

    My graphics and RAM should be up to par, but with an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+ 2.2 GHz Processor, I am thinking I could barely run this game. I am still facepalm at myself for not downloading the Beta and seeing if it was playable on my system so I would know, haha.


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