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Windows 7: Starcraft System Crash

08 Oct 2009   #41

Windows 7

It has to be a hardware problem. Like I said, I switched from 32 bit Windows XP SP3 to Windows 7 64 bit, two completely different OS', and I still have the exact same problem...

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08 Oct 2009   #42

Windows 7 Professional (final) x64

@hax: No you're wrong. See this thread of numerous ProGamers, all of them (except the last posts end of 2009) didn't even have the chance to use Windows 7 !
I think the thread (I've posted now again) can't go more into detail / describe it more exact. SteveBonnell wrotes there as above more clearly:
I've gone from Windows XP 32 bit SP2 to Windows 7 RC 64bit and I get the exact same crashes, so I'm 99.99% positive it's hardware related.
Now the question is: Which hardware?
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09 Oct 2009   #43

Windows 7 Professional (final) x64

Hey there,

btw. here is the "official" answer (translated) of the Blizzard Mail Support Europe to my question:

...There are no reports regarding such problems from other players. Should there exist a problem here though will this be solved by a future patch. In cases where the computer crashes, the cause is in the most cases the hardware respectively the drivers. Please further acknowledge that we can't offer support for gaming under Windows Vista and Windows 7. Please also acknowledge that StarCraft has been released already in 1998, long before DualCore processors.

We thank you for your cooperation and for the link to this forum thread [Team Liquid].
...Uns liegen keine Berichte hinsichtlich solcher Probleme von anderen Spielern vor. Sollte jedoch hier ein Problem bestehen, wird dies möglicherweise mit einem zukünftigen Patch behoben. In Fällen wo der Computer abstürzt, liegt die Ursache in den meisten Fällen in der Hardware bzw. Treibern. Bitte beachten Sie ferner, dass wir leider keinen Support für das Spielen unter Windows Vista bzw. Windows 7 anbieten können.

Bitte berücksichtigen Sie zudem, dass StarCraft bereits 1998 erschienen ist, lange vor den ersten Dual-Prozessoren.

Wir danken für Ihr Verständnis in dieser Angelegenheit und bedanken uns für den Link zu dem Forenbeitrag.
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09 Oct 2009   #44

Win7 7100 / WinXP SP2

Yup that sounds like Blizzard alright...Their support for games went downhill ultra fast when Vivendi/Universal bought em out.
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09 Oct 2009   #45

Windows 7

I got Starcraft (newest update) running on Windows 7
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27 Oct 2009   #46

Win 7 Ultimate

Try setting your program affinity to a single core, as follows:

1) Open up Windows Task Manager (Ctl+Alt+Del or right-click Taskbar)
2) Start Starcraft (i use Starcraft7.exe)
3) Alt+tab out back to Task Manager
4) Click on the Processes tab and find Starcraft.exe (as distinct from Starcraft7.exe)
5) Right click and select Set Affinity
6) You will see CPU0, CPU1 (plus CPU2/CPU3 for quad core) checked. Uncheck all except one (doesn't matter which one).
7) Click OK
8) Go back into Starcraft and play.
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27 Oct 2009   #47

Win 7 Ultimate

EDIT: IGNORE this post. It seems that if you do modify your Starcraft.exe, then Battle.Net won't let you login. URGH.
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27 Oct 2009   #48

Windows 7 Home Premium

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zezasu View Post
*downloadable Starcraft*
I have this version but still ran into errors. My problem was not the same as others however.

I have the Battlenet installed version and am trying to update via Bnet (the downloader doesnt actually give you a fully upgraded copy.. dumb I know).

So I'm trying to upgrade from 1.15.2 to the latest, and got the attached error.

Then I found this thread in which for quad-core/64-bit Windows 7 SC doesn't even seem to work

Luckily I'm dual-booting XP so maybe I'll just uninstall SC on this drive. The first fail I've run into using Win7

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27 Oct 2009   #49

Win 7 Ultimate

I have found another way to set the affinity.

From a command prompt, you can type: start /AFFINITY 1 StarCraft.exe

This will create the desired effect without modifying the file.

However, inserting this command into the Starcraft7.bat batch file doesn't seem to work. After executing the batch file explorer.exe seems to restart automatically. Can someone have a crack at altering the batch file?
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28 Oct 2009   #50

Windows 7

Setting the affinity doesn't affect the crashes.
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