Category Archives: Beta Program

Play Starcraft II Beta with AI Offline [How To]

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Update 02-08-2010: Since StarCraft 2 has been released, this guide is no longer effective as SC2ALLin1 launcher has now transformed into a handy offline SC2 retail launcher! Just install the retail version with your activated and you can use the launcher to launch a skirmish game without login.

Hint: If you still kept/found the beta client and the older version of SC2ALLin1, you can still try to install it and play StarCraft 2 Beta offline with AI, but you can’t enjoy the updates from Blizzard which will improve the game. If you like the game, please buy the game to support the developer!

Previously I had putting up a guideline on allowing non-beta tester to play StarCraft II Beta offline, without actually having to be a part of the closed-beta test. Two months has been passed and Blizzard had released not less than 12 patches to fix bugs and add in new feature (Map Editor etc.), and thus probably the previously linked method doesn’t work well if the game has been patched. At the same time, the famous StarCrack AI has been gradually updated to a very challenging version based on the changes made by Blizzard (7.0.3 at the time of writing). Read on to find out how to play StarCraft II Beta offline without a beta account.

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Windows Live Essential Wave 4 (Beta) leaked!


Finally, after a long time of lack-of-update period for Microsoft Windows Live Services, we are able to have some test drives on the latest update of Windows Live Essential that intended to be released to closed beta testers. In the package, it can be found that there are 3 beta programs included: Windows Live Messenger Beta, Windows Live Mail Beta, and Windows Live Writer Beta, along with some other small applications (You can have a glance on the screenshot below).

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Bored of the old Try the new!


imageA long time fan but start to feel bored of the layout/design of it? How about the new with new layout and a more social-network-friendly version? Although currently only available for U.S. viewer, which just rolled out one day ago, but you can always preview it for non-US users.

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Play StarCraft 2 Beta offline with AI Now!


It seems like nothing can stop those expert coder to hack the StarCraft 2 Beta to be playable to everyone (I guess they hate Blizzard so much that they make it a closed beta? :/). Now playing against AI is no longer an issue in the hacked offline SC2. 

As usual, head to gamingnewslink for the full tutorial on how to add AI in the previously play-it-on-you-own SC2 beta. If you have done the offline patch, what you need to do is to download a map with AI off from the links provided in gamingnewslink, then you can start the killing right away. But you might find that the AI is a little bit too easy to your taste; no worry, there is an additional AI group working on it, namely StarCrack AI, with the current version of 5.5 at the time of writing. 

Would really love to thanks Lazy_Town for their effort to let us play this most legendary sequel RTS game in PC world. Keep it up and keep them coming!