How to play Starcraft II beta offline + AI

(Updated) Guide to play Starcraft II Beta offline with AI and Troubleshot

Playing Starcraft II beta without getting online to Battlenet is possible. Not only that, there is also an AI patch allows you to play against computer AI. Follow the guide below to learn how.

Tested with Window Xp and works perfectly.

Window Vista and Seven Users: Run the program as admin to avoid problems/ errors while running the program. (Right-click and select 'Run as administrator')

What you need
  1. Starcraft II Beta Client
  2. Starcraft2 ALLin1 (Download the latest one to avoid bugs)
  3. Starcraft II map (You can get the maps here or Original Blizzard Maps)
  4. Latest Starcraft II Cache

How to install

Step 1: Download Starcraft II Beta client and Starcraft2 ALLin1 (links above). Note that the Starcraft II Beta client is torrent, you may search for direct download if it is slow.

Step 2: Open 'Installer' and follow on-screen instruction to install Starcraft II Beta to your computer.

Step 3: Install Starcraft2 ALLin1 to Starcraft II Beta directory. Example: C:\Program Files\StarCraft II Beta\SC2ALLin1

Step 4: Open Regional and Language Option in control panel, under 'Advanced' tab make sure Language for non-Unicode programs is set to English (United States).

Step 5: Place a Starcraft II map in C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name\My Documents\StarCraft II Beta\Maps

Step 6: Extract cache files to C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name\My Documents\Starcraft II Beta\Cache

Step 7: Run SC2ALLin1 on your desktop shortcut. The launcher allow you to select a map, customize factions and opponents. After you done with that, click 'Launch' to start the game.

Also check your PC performance, Starcraft II Beta requires minimum:

• Windows XP SP3/Vista SP1/Windows 7
• 2.2 Ghz Pentium IV or equivalent AMD Athlon processor
• 1 GB system RAM/1.5 GB for Vista and Windows 7
• 128 MB NVidia GeForce 6600 GT/ATI Radeon 9800 PRO video card
• 1024x768 minimum display resolution
• 4 GB free hard space (Beta)
• Broadband connection
(It won't necessary be the same for the final release)


Error appear while opening SC2ALLin1.exe "The application fail to initialize properly (0xc0000135)"
Solution: Make sure Microsoft .NET Framework Version 3.5 Service Pack 1 is installed in your computer. If doesn't, download it here.

Error appear while opening SC2ALLin1.exe "An error occurred creating the form. See Exception. InnerException for details. The error is: Font 'Verdana' does not support style 'Regular"
Solution: Go to control panel\Fonts, make sure 'Verdana' Font is installed to your computer. Download font here.

Starcraft II loading screen appears gray/ Starcraft II auto close after loading finishes.
Solution: Make sure Language for non-Unicode programs is set to English (United States). Refer to step 4.

Lastly I hope this short guide will help and that's it, enjoy your game.


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