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Tool to launch Starcraft with a map from command line
May 11 2019, 4:56 pm
By: sethmachine  

May 11 2019, 4:56 pm sethmachine Post #1


I am looking for a way to launch Starcraft with a path to a .scm/.scx file, so that Starcraft will just load up this file and play it immediately rather than going through the start screen or map selection menu, etc.

E.g. something like: "$ starcraft.exe --map Hunters.scm --windowed=True" would launch a Starcraft process that immediately plays the Hunters.scm map in windowed mode.

This exists for Warcraft 3, so there's a good chance it's possible with Starcraft.

See this example for Warcraft 3:

Warcraft 3 executable actually accepts CLI arguments (so no modded executable) and loads a map using the -loadfile parameter.


May 12 2019, 11:02 pm O)FaRTy1billion[MM] Post #2

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I don't know if loading a specific map is fully functional yet, but this may be useful:

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May 13 2019, 12:31 am jjf28 Post #3

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I never wrote the run map portion; I have 1.16.1 code to launch StarCraft, run a map, then kill the program entirely and repeat... but I never mapped out hiscore/create game screens and such.

I could write some code to terminate StarCraft if running and run a map automatically from there in a few hours, if that sounds useful to you.

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