Blizzard Lists Known Starcraft II Issues

 It's almost inevitable that a big video game launch would come with certain problems and issues attached. More so when we are talking about a PC title, which needs to work well with a wide ranging array of hardware, from video cards and processors to sound peripherals and cameras, and about Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty, the first Blizzard made video game in a long time that is not related to the World of Warcraft MMO. Even though the game has just been out for a little over one day Blizzard has already compiled a list of known issues that are not actually bugs and promises to update it if other problems appear.

Players are warned that the installer allows them to create multiple copies of the game on their hard drive and that the use of Compatibility modes will make Starcraft II crash on launch. There's no actual reason to run the game in that way as it can run normally on both Windows 7 and XP.

Blizzard is also earning players that Starcraft II might make their system overheat at some points, when the game needs to draw complex scenes quickly. The company is saying that “A temporary workaround is to go to your Documents\StarCraft II Beta\variables.txt file and add these lines: frameratecapglue=30; frameratecap=60. You may replace these numbers if you want to.”

From our own experience here at Softpedia it seems to be worth it to have the system as clean as possible before running Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty. The game does not play nice with other memory hungry applications although it allows the player to Alt-TAB out of it an close down any interfering program. Some antivirus and firewall programs also seem to slow the game down at certain points. Some popular desktop Twitter clients can also interfere and lead to stuttering, mainly during the cinematics.