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Windows 7: StarCraft freezes after 1-5 minutes of playing

23 Feb 2010   #131
squall leonhart

Windows 7
 
 

Yo guys, i haven't got the time to try this myself atm, but can someone check

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Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB978637)

Download size: 258 KB

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: Recommended

Install this update to address an issue in which program compatibility settings are ignored and cause applications opened through another 32-bit application to exhibit Windows Vista behavior on Windows 7 x64 or Windows 2008 R2 x64/IA-64. The fix additionally prevents the user from receiving an incorrect ‘Program Compatibility Assistant’ warning that the installation has failed while it has actually succeeded. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978637

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com
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Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB976264)

Download size: 1.8 MB

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: Recommended

Install this update to resolve issues with non-compatible applications for Windows 7. For complete details of this update, see Knowledge Base Article KB976264. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

More information:
http://support.microsoft.com/KB/976264

Help and Support:
http://support.microsoft.com



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24 Feb 2010   #132
KNlVES

Windows 7
 
 
=)

This windows patch does not include starcraft in it's non-compatible application change info. The solution to starcraft freezing is not a directdraw problem. This is due to third party hacks not being compatible with windows seven. So if you wanna stop freezing I advise you stop hacking!. Give it a try and leave feedback.
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24 Feb 2010   #133
KnowledgeWorker

Windows 7 Professional (final) x64
 
 

Yay squall, thanks a lot, it works!!! Finally SOLVED?!!!!!

@KNIVES: Sorry, just total BS, read the last 14 pages (and esp. the TL links), there were no hacks involved at all.
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24 Feb 2010   #134
squall leonhart

Windows 7
 
 

better try a bit more KnowledgeWorker, i did get a freeze, but it might've been caused by suspending the explorer process or affinity so i can't say whether it is fixed or not.

Just a note, i tested FCEUX, and the flashing icons are no longer drawing on top of it in fullscreen
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09 Mar 2010   #135
vanVidd

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah. I tried this update. I actually froze after 1min or less og play on iccup. I've been looking around and tried about every small fix people think would work. This problem is still not fixed.
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11 Mar 2010   #136
squall leonhart

Windows 7
 
 

another compatibility update came out.
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14 Mar 2010   #137
Shadow7988

windows 7
 
 
Discovered a solution

Hey guys, I had been trying to find a fix for the freezing for a few days now, When suddenly it hit me: The game had been freezing the keyboard and mouse, Yet things were working in the background. What if i tried the game in window mode? Well, I did a little snooping and found a program called "Chaos luancher". I used it to play starcraft in windowed mode, And what do ya know; Problem solved! I have successfully played both on and offline for hours on end with no problems, Not even the strange discoloration! Give it a shot!
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14 Mar 2010   #138
squall leonhart

Windows 7
 
 

try reading the thread next time yeah?
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14 Mar 2010   #139
Jet684

Windows 7
 
 

I don't know if this is irrelevant or already established because I do not know too much about computers. Lately, I have been having the exact same freezing problem on Windows 7 Home Premium, leading me to try all the fixes on this thread and several other threads I found over google. Of course, none of them worked. Eventually, I found a thread mentioning windows xp mode, leading me to upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate to try it out. Xp mode was a disappointment because starcraft was too small and laggy. This led to me ditching xp mode and reinstalling starcraft on Windows 7 Ultimate, and ever since then the freezing issue completely stopped. I use the troubleshoot compatibility option and use the recommended settings, but I don't know if that makes a difference because on Windows 7 Home Premium edition I did the exact same thing and the game continued freezing. I don't know if this helps at all, but at least the problem fixed itself for me and I believe it has something to do with the upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate. I have played about 25 games online now and absolutely no freezing anymore.
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15 Mar 2010   #140
cpuboye11

Windows 7 Laptop-32bit Desktop 64bit
 
 

I have been ripping apart Starcraft a-lot in the past few days and I just want to know- How did you all install the game? Please include Starcraft Cd version number if you can.

For example I installed by:

Starcraft CD - Version 1.0

I put the Cd in the computer and installed it. Nothing, just plain old installed.

Then installed Brood War.

Then When to Battle.net and got the update.

Went online from there and boom crash..
You guys?
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