I cannot find any information on this anywhere...:(
Thanks for your help
Right now, the only way to play a custom map you made or download from the web is:
1. publish it yourself from the starcraft 2 editor
2. Open it on the starcraft 2 editor and go to File > Test document
3. Pray it is on the popular list and play it.
Blizzard dosen't allow you to keep the maps for yourself. They want to keep full control over the user created maps. That's the ONLY way to play a custom map. Playing it from the popular list on battle.net.
That way blizzard ensures that maps that get popular like DotA are still provided by Blizzard and that way they keep all the money for themselves. The problem is that A map creator may only publish 5 maps and those maps may not be greater than 20mb. So, great campaigns like Legacy of the confederation or Fallen angel (Great user created campaigns for starcraft 1) are impossible to create.
I'm afraid that all of those problems are not flaws. The inhability for us to download a map from a fan site and play it locally on our computer without internet connection is on purpose. They are trying to combat piracy with the world of warcraft like system. They provide all the content via internet, and only LEGIT copies of the game with active accounts may play it. And I'm afraid that will not change at all.
Looks like we either get used to it, play melee games or the ones on the top 50 popular list.
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