Hello guys I'm new here in this forum. I just started to use the Starcraft 2 Editor 2 days ago, so I decided to join here to gather some knowledge.
This may not be the right place to post my question. but anyway here it is. How can I play custom map that I downloaded here? And where should I put them in the Starcraft 2 directory or which folder?
Welcome to mapster! To play downloaded maps you just need to open them in the editor and click "Test Document", it is the green SC2 icon at the end of the menu bar. In case the map uses a mod file place the mod in your SC2 installation folder /mods.
If it's just a mapfile, then you can place it anywhere on your computer. However, a modfile must be inside the "Starcraft II/Mods" folder, and if there are several maps which load automatically after one has ended (campaign), then they also must be placed inside the Maps folder as instructed.
That is because all the data is referenced in relation to the folder structure, so ideally everything has to be inside the Starcraft II folders.
Here is a video that shows the entire process of installing a custom campaign:
(Here's a direct link in case you don't have Flash installed:
Lastly, you don't always need to load a map inside the editor in order to play it. There is an alternative way.
Go to Starcraft II/Support folder and find "SC2Switcher.exe". Drag & Drop any mapfile onto that executable and it will start the game with the map automatically.
If you create a shortcut for it on the desktop, you can drag & drop files onto that as well, which is a lot faster than starting the editor every time.