StarCraft 2: Known Issues

Posted By | On 28th, Jul. 2010 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet

Its been a few hours since StarCraft II hit the retail shelves and already there are a few technical issues. Over at the forums, these issues have been listed. Check them out below:

Known Issues

The installer allows multiple copies of the game to be installed
Unlike previous Blizzard installers, this one will always let you install another copy of the game. It does not check for previous installations so be careful of how many folders you end up making.

Compatibility Modes will not work properly
Attempting to run StarCraft 2 on a compatibility mode (Windows XP SP3 from Windows 7, for example) will make it crash. Please run the game normally.

Certain screens make your hardware work pretty hard
Screens that are light on detail may make your system overheat if cooling is overall insufficient. This is because the game has nothing to do so it is primarily just working on drawing the screen very quickly. A temporary workaround is to go to your Documents\StarCraft II Beta\variables.txt file and add these lines:
You may replace these numbers if you want to.

User report – Security program flagging the beta downloader as a trojan
We had some reports where a security program might flag the beta downloader as a trojan. It is a false positive.

Black Screens

There have been multiple reports of black screen issues being related to the use of a Quick Cam webcam.

In some cases exiting out of the software has resolved the issue but others have reported a need to uninstall the software for the camera in order to resolve the problem.

There are also reports where some security programs like Comodo firewall can cause the game to start and stay on a black screen.

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  • Dumb

    So… basically nothing that has to do with StarCraft 2 itself?


  • Traze

    Seems pretty light to me.

    Some random webcam giving issues?

    The only major bug might be the framerate limiter.

  • TGate

    Are you kidding?!?! These are not major. Who cares if you can install the game multiple times. This is defiantly not a issue, maybe a minor bug, maybe not. Install the game once, and then play. The second one says “Compatibility Modes will not work properly”. Why are you even putting it on Compatibility Mode?? Just play the game. Why are you messing with compatibility mode!? Either you have the specs to run this game or you don’t.

  • Todd Robbins

    There’s been some mention of these over at as well.


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