Follow Build Orders with an in-game overlay!

We at Spawning Tool have been thrilled by the engagement and enthusiasm from the community in using our site. So far, we have had tens of thousands of replays uploaded and over 200 build orders shared. However, the biggest limitation and most common request we have is that you can only access the data from the browser. To address that, we’re excited to announce the Spawning Tool Build Advisor, the best way to learn a build order.


Through Overwolf, the Build Advisor allows you to follow a build order live with an in-game overlay during your game. Browse through the builds listed on our site, then select your winning strategy to use during any ladder or custom game. As soon as the game starts, the overlay will sync with the in-game timer and walk through each step of the build so you don’t miss a thing. And that’s it.

To get started, download and setup Overwolf, then install the Spawning Tool Build Advisor app. It will automatically launch when you start StarCraft.

We hope you find the app as useful as we have. As always, if you have any feedback, please reach out to us on twitter @spawningtool or via email . We would love to know how we can improve your StarCraft.



9 thoughts on “Follow Build Orders with an in-game overlay!

    • Great question. We don’t have a specific way to export them, but if you enter all of the times and supplies for each step, they should appear in the Overwolf app. To import builds, the fastest way to do it is to upload a replay of yourself using the strategy, and you can convert that into a build order.

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  1. Is there a way to increase the window size of the in game overlay? I understand that the orders move with time such that the relevant orders are shown, but sometimes it may be nice to see what’s coming up a bit more ahead of time by increasing the vertical length of the window. Just a thought 🙂

  2. I have created a build, and published it. Is there anyway to have it show up on the overlay in-game?
    It does not appear on the list of builds, they all seem to be very popular ones. Is the in-game overlay only for highly voted stuff?

  3. Hey there,

    I can’t seem to get the overlay to stay on screen once the game starts… it’ll appear for about 2-5 seconds once i pick the build, then disappears…. it’s still running, but alt+tabbing to it doesn’t visually bring it back and only switches my cursor to the overwolf one, therefore disabling me from clicking in game.

    Thanks for any help or guidance.

    • Hmm, we definitely haven’t seen that from our side. We’ll look into it and get back to you if we figure anything out. Thanks for letting us know!

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