Multitasking Trainer

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Multitasking Trainer v0.94

This is a map based on the Hotkey Trainer map for bw. It is a great way to practice and improve your multitasking APM and Hotkey usage.
Huge changes have been made with v0.9! check the files page for the changelog.

Concept

You need to manage your base, defend incoming attacks, keep your minerals low, rescue a neutral unit and defeat your opponent all while microing a probe that is constantly being chased by a zergling.

Features

The player has the ability to select his desired race at the beginning of the map as well as choose from five different difficulty settings or create the custom settings that are better suited to his needs. The map is now fully customizable! Also, as of v0.94 "Coach Mode" has been added. This feature displays an alert when you are not making workers as Protoss or Terran or when you have idle larve and Creep Tumors as Zerg. It is indended to further help people improve their multitasking and macro.

For some tips on beating the map and improving you should read these posts:
http://www.sc2mapster.com/maps/multitasking-trainer/?comment=27
http://www.sc2mapster.com/maps/multitasking-trainer/?comment=29

For more details about the map (and perhaps to contact me more easily since I dont log in here as much) please visit the map's "official" thread on tl.net:
http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=124983

This is the first map I have ever made so all comments, suggestions, bug reports etc will be greatly appreciated :)

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  • Avatar of MegaCorruption MegaCorruption Sep 03, 2011 at 19:38 UTC - 0 likes

    @stettcl: Go

    The objectives and tips, warnings etc. won't show. It only shows Param.... what can I do to fix this?

  • Avatar of grapestory grapestory Aug 17, 2011 at 16:05 UTC - 0 likes

    @nickdafox is there any way todo that on a mac?

  • Avatar of inspired221 inspired221 Mar 07, 2011 at 15:35 UTC - 0 likes

    This is a great map. I improved my APM by using it. Check out YABOT custom map series too.

    Here is a review of YABOT with download link.

    http://starcraft2strategynoob.blogspot.com/2011/03/custom-maps-that-help-you-improve-yabot.html

  • Avatar of Magrath Magrath Nov 18, 2010 at 04:37 UTC - 0 likes

    Love the map and love the probe saving mini-game going on at the same time. Keeps me on my toes all the time.

    I'd like a way to restart the map without having to recreate the game. Maybe add a dialog box to come up at the end asking if the player wants to reset the map. It kills my momentum having to recreate the map and reload it.

  • Avatar of nickdafox nickdafox Nov 16, 2010 at 13:58 UTC - 0 likes

    For those having problems keeping the probe alive i suggest editing the MultiTrainerVeryEasyv1.SC2Bank file in notepad. which in my case is located in the documents/starcraft2/banks folder. the location may vary depending on os. a quick search will find it. look for the line that says <Key name="1"> <Value int="270"/> and change the value from 270 to 220 or so. this will slow the zergling sufficiently to get used to the trainer at which point you can slowly start ramping up the value. indeed this is exactly what i have done and now i have no problems microing at the medium difficulty. i wouldn't normally suggest modifications to the trainer but i was pretty close to not even bothering with it due to its default values which for a total noob can be too challenging. good luck and thanks for the author of the trainer which is pretty cool :)

  • Avatar of Pixiez Pixiez Nov 07, 2010 at 05:28 UTC - 0 likes

    A good addition for this map would be a "Restart Button" in place of the "Defeat" screen.

    Romanian Starcraft 2 Community. - Live Tournaments, Match Commentaries, Custom Maps Reviews. www.sc2ro.ro

  • Avatar of Szei Szei Oct 31, 2010 at 02:32 UTC - 0 likes

    This is extremely useful so thanks for this map. One thing that really bothers me though is that all the dialogue is messed up. If it weren't for the map description I wouldn't know how to pick my race, what my objectives are, or what the failure conditions are. I find it surprising that for such a well thought out and pretty complete map none of the text works. What causes the text to get screwed up? Is it a difficult fix?

    In the mean time, can someone tell me what the failure conditions are, how many minerals I can have max, how many times my probe can die, et cetera for the different difficulties?

  • Avatar of EnderAtreides EnderAtreides Sep 23, 2010 at 18:42 UTC - 0 likes

    @tonyclev That's the point. You have to be constantly moving the probe manually, in a circle around the doodads. Thus, you're multitasking. (Probe movement + Base management + Army management.)

    Last edited Sep 23, 2010 by EnderAtreides
  • Avatar of EyeSeeEm EyeSeeEm Sep 11, 2010 at 13:21 UTC - 0 likes

    Fantastic map! This was just the kind of map I was looking for to improve my hotkey use and upping my APM.

    Really great work with all the different modes, and including custom settings. I have the feeling the coach message (especially the mineral one) could appear 1 second earlier. Especially later on, your minerals pile up quite quickly and you hardly have enough time to react (specifically for toss w/ warpgates, where you've got a bunch of keys to go through to spend the resources).

  • Avatar of tonyclev tonyclev Sep 09, 2010 at 14:51 UTC - 0 likes

    I have tried the map on Normal. The Zergling keeps killing my probe. I have tried running him around but keeps getting caught and I can not "Patrol" him to keep him away from the Zergling.

    I really like the idea of this map and am excited to use it, but can not.

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Date created
May 12, 2010
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Last update
Aug 30, 2010
Development stage
Beta
License
GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
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