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Custom Campaign Initiative

Welcome to The Custom Campaign Initiative. The CCI is a centralization of authors and projects that are intended to mimic the Blizzard single-player campaign format.

All campaign mission designers are welcome to become a part of this group and contribute. The only request is that you must have completed a mission of your own that is at least at a beta level of completeness. (i.e. not polished and perfect, but playable with minimal or no show stoppers)

All projects are the creations of their respected authors. PM Terhonator if you'd like to be listed or included with a link to your current project.

Campaigns are grouped into 4 categories: SC and Broodwar Remakes, Independent Campaigns, Co-op Campaigns and Single-Mission Story Driven maps. Please visit the individual campaign page for download and install instructions and more information regarding each campaign.

We encourage you to create your own campaign and have provided some how-to info below as well as playthroughs. Leave comments if you have any questions or concerns


Hultmanable's Pandora has had it's final map released, completing the campaign

Gradius has announced a new campaign idea, Origins, based on the origins of the Zerg Swarm focusing on the Cerebrates. He's looking for help in certain roles!

Wrath of Arius has been updated to be workable again with post-patch 3.0

Terhonator has been updating Hand of Humanity with some major overhauls, adding some Zerg missions and changing the used Terran tech trees, check it out!

New maps have been released for Marauders! (acidragoon), A Silent Scream (DatGamesense), Shadow of the Brood (Patrick/Narudek), and Annihillation (DudkiSC2). All of these campaigns are in progress and looking for feedback, get to it!

The Oracle continues to provides updates for his very ambitious Legacy of the Confederation remake. If you want to follow the project, throw down a Like on their team's Facebook page to see some of the cool assets they are creating.

Team Antioch has given us an update on the progress of their campaign in a newsletter format!! Check it out! The Antioch Chronicles: Chaotic Thoughts. The Antioch Chronicles was a campaign for Starcraft I that has been remade in the SC2 editor and is forging on into new territory!!

How To Play

If you are new to custom campaigns, you may be unsure how to play them. A small number are available on the Arcade, but most are not due to current file size and # of maps uploaded limitations. Blizzard seems to slowly be easing some of these restrictions, but many campaigns remain 'offline' for now.

At the most basic level, simply open up a map file within the SC2 Galaxy Editor and click the green Test Map button in the upper right. If you attempt to open a map and it only opens up with an empty green tileset, refer to this video for a very fast, simple fix.

If a campaign has a mod file, it should always be moved to the Mods folder within your Starcraft 2 directory where you installed the game. Usually, this is would be within Program Files - NOT the one in My Documents, as that is only where you account info is kept. *Not all campaigns have a mod file*

Some campaigns utilize a mission launcher, which requires all maps and the launcher to be placed within a specific directory. Refer to campaign project pages for this information, though here is an Installation Guide that should put you on the right track. Generally, the path would look something like this:

  • C:\Program Files(x86)\Starcraft II\Maps\[campaign named folder]\[put maps here]

Again, this may vary based on where you installed Starcraft 2. Also, you may not have a Maps folder, but you can simply create one. A more practical example for EivindL's Crimson Moon campaign:

  • C:\Program Files(x86)\Starcraft II\Maps\Crimson Moon\[maps files and mission launcher]


Starcraft I and Brood War Remakes

Independent Campaigns

Co-op Campaigns

Single-Mission Maps

Campaign-making tips and Playthroughs

Jayborino plays SC2 Custom Campaigns
Progamer Crank plays through Mass Recall
Telenil gives tips and tricks on Editing
How to create your own StarCraft 2 Campaign by Eivindl
Talking Portrait Animations by Gradius

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  • Avatar of JayborinoPlays JayborinoPlays Feb 09, 2016 at 19:09 UTC - 0 likes

    Updated News today and moved the entire News section closer to the top so it's easily visible straight away for folks coming to this page.

    Visit my channel where I showcase custom content!

    Send me a PM or respond to my YouTube thread if you'd like to see your map/s on my channel (eventually!)

  • Avatar of Hockleberry Hockleberry Feb 09, 2016 at 16:21 UTC - 0 likes

    Hopefully, Jayborino will be able to add everything in soon!

  • Avatar of Terhonator Terhonator Feb 08, 2016 at 07:53 UTC - 0 likes

    SCStalker, I sent you PM.

    Last edited Feb 08, 2016 by Terhonator
    Custom Campaign Initiative is project that gathers best single player campaigns and their makers together.

  • Avatar of SCStalker SCStalker Feb 07, 2016 at 23:17 UTC - 0 likes

    Can u guys add my campaign? Hockleberry said he would but he isnt online.

    Go to my profile and check out my campaigns== SCStalker aka Slayer ==

  • Avatar of Hultmanable Hultmanable Feb 06, 2016 at 14:47 UTC - 0 likes

    The last mission is now released. Pandora is now finished and I hope you will enjoy!

  • Avatar of Hultmanable Hultmanable Feb 01, 2016 at 00:23 UTC - 1 like

    I have released a updated version of Wrath of Arius. It now works with the current version of Starcraft (LoTv) and I have fixed other bugs that I found as well. Most time have I spent to fix all spelling mistakes. The missionselect map is also working now, as long as you put all the maps in the right folder.

  • Avatar of Hultmanable Hultmanable Jan 24, 2016 at 21:32 UTC - 0 likes

    Mission 5, 6 and 7 in the Pandora campaign are now released. enjoy. I also reuploaded mission 4, fixed some bugs in it.

  • Avatar of JayborinoPlays JayborinoPlays Jan 19, 2016 at 15:27 UTC - 1 like

    I've added a How To Play section because I've lost track how many times I'm asked to explain it to viewers and newcomers! If any other Author wants to either trim it down or expand on it, feel free.

    Last edited Jan 19, 2016 by JayborinoPlays
  • Avatar of Terhonator Terhonator Jan 09, 2016 at 22:35 UTC - 1 like

    I have uploaded new version of the Hand of Humanity campaign 10.1.2016. (File is waiting for approval at time of posting)

    Last big update before that was 16.12.2015 when I updated the campaign to use LotV dependency.

    Most important changes 10.1.2016:

    - All Terran & Zerg buttons and unit information texts fixed
    - All Zerg units modified
    - Many new Zerg units from HotS / LotV added.
    - Zerg uses QWER style hotkeys
    - New mission, Mission17 (You play as Zerg)
    - You can now build Sandbags! (Thanks to JayborinoPlays for the idea)
    - Light and Armored attributes removed from units. Some units have bonus damage against biological or mechanical units.

    If you want to test the Zerg play mission7 or mission17.

    Last edited Jan 09, 2016 by Terhonator
  • Avatar of TheAzureguy TheAzureguy Jan 05, 2016 at 13:26 UTC - 0 likes

    I think I'll leave the position of manager to Jayborino. He really deserves it. He is probably better at promoting the project too.

    I will, however, search the forum for new campaigns/new map releases and update the list as needed.


Date created
Jul 19, 2011
Last update
Jul 19, 2011
Development stage
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