BlizzardEntertainment submitted Balance Update - May 19, 2020 53 days ago

StarCraft II has been updated with balance changes, and check out the detail here!

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Matt_Sherman commented on Maintenance Patch Notes - May 12th, 2020 59 days ago
We’ve just released patch 1.23.3.8319 which addresses the following: -Fix for EUD strings -Fix for save games no longer allowing players to join -Additional UI stability improvements
Cydra submitted Return of the PTR 59 days ago

Hi folks,

We’re standing up the PTR again and asking for your help to test some big changes coming down the pipe.

Here’s the TLDR: we’re changing how graphics work in SCR. Please test on the PTR to make sure your video card doesn’t run into any problems.

If you want a deeper dive:

In November of last year, we tried to launch an update to the web browser that powers the Remastered front-end UI (CEF). For some people, it had performance and stability issues, so we reverted some key components of the update. However, for compliance reasons, we’re obliged to update it to a more recent version as soon as we can. We’ve been working on our implementation over the last few months, and we’d like to implement a staged rollout on PTR to get broader feedback from our community.

The first stage involves substantial changes to our rendering backends:

  • Mac: Metal backend added.
  • Windows: DirectX11 and DirectX12 backends added.

These new backends are likely to bring (in some cases significant) performance benefits as well as more reliable hardware compatibility as new video cards are released. Those users with older DX9 hardware will continue to be supported via our DX11 backend. This PTR version contains a “soft” deprecation of our dedicated DX9 backend and our OpenGL backend - both are unnecessary with the new backends in play. (Soft meaning that the backends technically still exist in the codebase, but we don’t anticipate anyone needing to run them anymore). In future, we’ll fully deprecate these superfluous backends.

Needless to say, the renderer is a very fundamental part of the game engine, therefore it’s critical that people try this PTR build to ensure their hardware is fully supported going forward . This change will be rolled out to our live pipeline in future, so this is the chance for us to investigate anything that needs addressing before that happens.

HOW TO RUN THE PTR BUILD?

The PTR environment will be an “opt-in” experience from the Blizzard Launcher. You can opt in and out at any time.

To access the PTR environment from the Blizzard launcher, click the dropdown list of regions. Public Test Realm will show as a separate region.

A few caveats as always to bear in mind with the PTR environment:

  • There will be far fewer players online at any given time in the PTR environment - although we hope that most/all players will spend some time in the PTR helping our test efforts, outside of the testing most people will revert to the live environment. Therefore, expect issues such as longer queue times in matchmaking.
  • We have fewer proxy servers available in our PTR environment. It’s likely that you will experience greater lag on PTR.
  • Your settings, profiles, etc. are all separate on PTR - they will not transfer to or from PTR.

We’re excited to be moving our rendering pipeline forward to provide a better experience for our wonderful community. Thanks for your support, and let the PTR testing begin!

WHEN WILL THE PTR BUILD BE AVAILABLE?

(Soon™). We’ll update this thread when we have a more accurate date.

GrantTheAnt commented on Game crashes when clicking join button 59 days ago
Thanks for that info. Unfortunately it’s still not obvious why this is crashing for you. Can you reach out to us at [email protected] and we can get some more info from you?
GrantTheAnt commented on Cannot Join Saved Game on Battle.net 59 days ago
We’re investigating this issue, thanks for the report.
GrantTheAnt commented on SC won't open for me 59 days ago
You could also try deleting CSettings.json from your Documents/StarCraft folder. That will delete your local settings file, but it will be downloaded again from the cloud on login.
GrantTheAnt commented on Game crashes when clicking join button 59 days ago
Could you include a crash ID that appears on Blizzard Error when it crashes?
GrantTheAnt commented on Did the new patch today break map vetos? 60 days ago
We just released a fix (build 8310). Thanks for the report.
GrantTheAnt commented on Maintenance Patch Notes - May 12th, 2020 60 days ago
We’ve released build 8310 with a fix for the map veto issue. Thanks for the report, and apologies again for the inconvenience!
GrantTheAnt commented on Maintenance Patch Notes - May 12th, 2020 60 days ago
Can you please provide an example map so that we can reproduce the issue?
GrantTheAnt commented on Did the new patch today break map vetos? 60 days ago
Yes, it has. Sorry about that. We’re getting that fixed.
Cydra submitted Maintenance Patch Notes - May 12th, 2020 61 days ago

Greetings all,

We’ve just released a maintenance patch to address an issue below.

  • Fixed broken saved game compatibility issue: during our patches for 1.23.3, 64-bit saved games became incompatible with 32-bit and previous version saved games. This fix means that 64-bit saved games created in those recent broken builds will not load going forward.
  • UI stability improvements for joining & creating games.

Thank you!

BlizzDavidKim commented on Happy 33rd birthday RotterdaM! 64 days ago

happy birthday!!

Cydra submitted Maintenance Notice - May 8, 2020 65 days ago

StarCraft: Remastered will be under going maintenance on its servers beginning at 11:30 am PDT today. During this period, login issues may arise for StarCraft: Remastered, and access to the game may be limited. We expect this maintenance to last for two hours.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused and we will do our best to complete this work as early as possible.

StarCraft commented on @starcraft 66 days ago

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BlizzardEntertainment submitted Balance Update - April 28, 2020 75 days ago

StarCraft II has been updated with balance changes, and check out the detail here!

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GrantTheAnt commented on Will you ever fix the missing UI bug? 83 days ago
We’ve started hearing about this issue recently. It has not presented during internal testing. Do you know which patch this behavior started?
GrantTheAnt commented on Hacking and StarCraft 93 days ago
You won’t get banned for using cheat codes in SP. You’ll get banned for running third party software known to be used for cheating, regardless of what mode you’re in.
GrantTheAnt commented on Maintenance Patch Notes - April 7th, 2020 95 days ago
We’ve released 1.23.3.8153 to address this issue.
GrantTheAnt commented on Maintenance Patch Notes - April 7th, 2020 96 days ago
Looks like we broke turbo speed games. Sorry about that folks. We’re going to get that fixed.
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