No, it's not. Like title say, he just replaced the original model with collector's one and this will be seen only by local players. On the bnet, others will "know" that you have normal thor model. If you want the collector's avatars, he should replace some avatars with collector ones and, again, they'll be only seen by you. P.S. Thanks HASH for this patch, I saw that it is, indeed, a nice model. I'm wondering though if this modification could be a risk for banning...
This launcher was stopped from development log time ago. Try this launcher: http://sc2.nibbits.com/assets/starcrack-allin1/ It should work with released version, like title says. I didn't try it because I have retail now, but in Phase 2 it was the only available launcher.
@tinchotin I think they changed ID numbers for those items in game/editor and you need to put them back (on your maps) or download the newest versions of other maps. I had the same issue with all old ones.
For those which don't know exactly how to change the difficulty settings, I'll say it briefly:
1. Set player properties from Map - Player Properties - in the way you want to be (set Control to Player or to Computer);
2. Modules - Triggers (F6) - right click on Events - New Action then select Player from Module (left side) and in the Label (right side) chose: Set Player Difficulty Level.
3. You need to create triggers for all Players (Computer slots) with the difficulty you want; example for a 4 player map (with Player 1 - User): Set player 2 difficulty level to Insane Set player 3 difficulty level to Insane Set player 4 difficulty level to Insane
I played with AIs for about 2 months and then I get into b-net. After a wile, like 2 weeks, I came back to Strategy AI to try the new version. Before getting online, I won every game with Strategy or Starcrack (which is a bit easier) and after that weeks of online playing I lost on Strategy and I felt that I don't have the same speed technique like before. In online playing I was focused more on strategies than skill. With AI, when you're starting to know his weaknesses, you are working to do it faster. That is what I observe in the first online faze. After 1 month of online experience, I managed to work for speed too. Now, I found about GreenTea's new version with a lot of generals which, I consider, is the best way to improve your skill for both AIs and online playing because you're forced to scan your opponent to see whats going on.