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StarCraft II Pre-Release
Jul 18 2010, 3:44 pm
By: Vi3t-X  

Jul 18 2010, 3:44 pm Vi3t-X Post #1



I know I'm late on this, but Blizzard is allowing people to download the full StarCraft II client before hand. You don't have to pay up front to download the game, so you can download it now, and when StarCraft II gets released on July 27th, 10:00 AM PDT, you can just skip the downloading process and jump straight to purchase, activation, and play. Particularly useful if you're planning on purchasing a digital copy of the game, rather than one out of the box.

https://beta-us.battle.net/account/management/sc2/pre-download-page.html

The Wings of Liberty alone is 7GB.


Those who like sifting through files and whatnot can get an early peek too.



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Jul 19 2010, 11:25 am Gigins Post #2



Wait, you mean they made it so pirates like me can play the campaign for free before any of you payers can? This is sweet, thanks blizz. :lol: :lol: :lol:



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Jul 19 2010, 12:14 pm Dem0n Post #3

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No, you install the game, but you can't play it until July 27th, when it becomes playable after you pay for it on battle.net



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Jul 19 2010, 12:51 pm BiOAtK Post #4



Demon, I bet pirates will crack it.



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Jul 19 2010, 1:04 pm Devourer Post #5

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Quote from BiOAtK
Demon, I bet pirates will crack it.
I highly doubt that it is even crackable, I bet there are missing core files which will be downloaded form the b-net on 27th, dunn though.
Plus, why should someone put so much effort into something for less than 8 days?



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Jul 19 2010, 2:12 pm Vi3t-X Post #6



The full game is present, and it was not stated that any files were missing. Blizzard just said that you could skip the wait and start playing immediately.
That being said, I would not be surprised if the game were cracked to at least support Single Player.



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Jul 19 2010, 2:15 pm Gigins Post #7



Yea it's already cracked. Hehe. :lol:



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Jul 19 2010, 2:59 pm OlimarandLouie Post #8



Quote from Gigins
Yea it's already cracked. Hehe. :lol:
Give me that crack now. I know you have it.



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Jul 19 2010, 10:45 pm BeDazed Post #9



me too <_<..



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Jul 20 2010, 2:36 am ShredderIV Post #10



Quote from Vi3t-X
The full game is present, and it was not stated that any files were missing. Blizzard just said that you could skip the wait and start playing immediately.
That being said, I would not be surprised if the game were cracked to at least support Single Player.
According to their website, this is not how it works.

It does not allow you to download the client itself, just the digital installer so you can install right away and buy right away.

It's not the whole client.
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2. INSTALL

On 07/27/2010 10:00 AM PDT, when sales of digital copies begin in North America and Latin America, start the installer program.
3. PURCHASE

Choose Activate**, and follow the options to log in to Battle.net Account Management and purchase StarCraft II.
4. PLAY!

Wait for the installer to complete then log in using your Battle.net account to play.
It also speciafically states that it will let you play the game faster. It never says immediately.

To link the official site for it:
http://beta-us.battle.net/en/info/digital-purchase

Post has been edited 1 time(s), last time on Jul 20 2010, 2:42 am by Pebbles.



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Jul 20 2010, 3:58 am DevliN Post #11

OVERWATCH STATUS GO

How many people who pre-ordered specifically got digital copies? This seems odd since most places are selling physical copies.



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Jul 20 2010, 2:59 pm StormTemplar Post #12



I only trust physical copies..



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Jul 20 2010, 9:24 pm DevliN Post #13

OVERWATCH STATUS GO

I just like the comfort of having a physical copy just in case. For SC2, though, I got the Collector's Edition so it's not like I had a choice.



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