The long-awaited return of StarCraft has been rumored for years, and now is finally official — Blizzard officially announced on May 19, 2007 the sequel to its incredible strategy title Starcraft.
Designed to be the ultimate competitive real-time strategy game, StarCraft II features the return of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg races, overhauled and re-imagined with Blizzard’s signature approach to game balance. Each race will be further distinguished from the others, with several new units and new gameplay mechanics, as well as new abilities for some of the classic StarCraft units that will be making a reappearance in the game. StarCraft II also featurse a custom 3D-graphics engine with realistic physics and the ability to render several large, highly detailed units and massive armies on-screen simultaneously.
Each chapter of Starcraft II focuses on a specific faction of the Starcraft war. By splitting the game, players will access more story content, more characters, and more customization as the explore each side of the conflict.
Command New Weapons of War
Deploy devastating new units across an ever-shifting battlefield.
Incinerate advancing foes with the Hellbat, seize air superiority with
the Tempest, engulf entrenched enemies with the Swarm Host, and much
Lead Sarah Kerrigan as she embarks on a path of furious vengeance.
Evolve your brood for maximum devastation, unlock latent psionic powers,
and swarm from planet to planet aboard your moon-sized zerg Leviathan.
INFO: This is a standalone release giving access to both Wings of Liberty
as well as Heart of the Swarm
HOW TO TO PLAY OFFLINE
Run Fairlightflt-sc2hots.exe with administrator priviledges. (you may need to temporarily disable any anti-virus software or similar you have)
STEP 1: UPDATE STARCRAFT 2 TO LATEST VERSION
This step you must execute manually.
Let the game update to latest version (184.108.40.20680 at the time of writing this)
Once game is fully updated (you will see the message ‘Game is up to date’) you must press ‘Play’ and enter the game once to complete the installation, if you forget to do this you WONT be able to play offline afterwards. You dont need to do anything once inside, just look at the impressive Battle.net login prompt and then exit by pressing Escape.
STEP 2: BLOCK SC2.EXE IN WINDOWS FIREWALL
We assume you are using Windows Firewall as your firewall and of course also that it is Enabled.
Hit the Step2-button and the tool will block ‘SC2.exe’ in your Windows Firewall.
STEP 3: COPY FILES
Hit the Step3-button and wait for a little while, this will deploy the battle.net cache files.
STEP 4: GENERATE LICENSE
Hit the Step4-button and your license is generated and deployed to the windows registry.
STEP 5: PLAY!
Hit the Step5-button and the tool will launch StarCraft 2 and then shut itself down.
When you see the ‘Connecting to streaming server…’ dialog just hit ‘Cancel’, this happens because of the firewall block.
Once inside enter ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ as your BATTLE.NET ACCOUNT NAME and
The connection will fail but you will be offered to ‘PLAY OFFLINE’.
Once you have everything running you should consider making a desktop shortcut directtly to SupportSC2Switcher.exe, this seems to bypass the Blizzard Launcher and should keep you safe from potential fun-ruining future updates.
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