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StarEdit in action.

StarEdit (also called the StarCraft Campaign Editor) is the official level editor for StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War.

Scenarios are generally either melee or Use Map Settings (UMS) games. Melee games start all players at a random location with only their main base building (command center, hatchery, or nexus) and four mining units. This is the most popular type of game, used in tournaments and ladder games.

Use Map SettingsEdit

Use Map Settings maps are suitable for single player missions, especially with the use of triggers. The resulting user-made content has been substantial.

Use Map Settings games are less structured and often incorporate liberal use of specialized triggers and setups to change gameplay. Scenarios based on 'genres' have surfaced, including Defense maps, Diplomacy maps and RPGs.[1]

While distributing work created by StarEdit is permitted, distributing it for profit without prior agreement with Blizzard Entertainment is illegal, as in the case of the unauthorized third-party add-on StarCraft: Stellar Forces.[2] The authorized third-party add-ons StarCraft: Insurrection and StarCraft: Retribution were released commercially but were met with criticism and did not sell well.[3][4]

Third-Party EditorsEdit

Improved editors have been released by third-parties seeking to remove limitations of StarEdit or add new capabilities. Many of these editors are coded from scratch. Examples of these editors include:

  • StarCraft X-tra Editor
  • StarForge
  • SCMDraft

Many of these editors include unused units, such as Aldaris, Arcturus Mengsk, Gerard DuGalle and Raszagal, color changing of factions, teleportation, improperly placed buildings and doodads, 255 upgrades, neutral units and much more.

ReferencesEdit

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This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at StarCraft Campaign Editor

The list of authors can be seen in the page history of StarCraft Campaign Editor.

Wikipedia content was licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License prior to June 15, 2009 is. Wikipedia content from June 15, 2009, and StarCraft Wiki content, is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported).

  1. 2006-08-01. The World of Diplomacy. Accessed 2006-08-20
  2. Microstar. "IGN."
  3. Kasavin, Greg. 1998-08-26. Insurrection: Campaigns for Starcraft. Gamespot. Accessed 2006-09-20.
  4. Retribution: Authorized Add-on for StarCraft. GameGenie. Accessed 2007-08-03


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