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

21 Jul 2010   #191
virusak

Win 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HazardX View Post
One solution to prevent the DirectDraw lockups completely is to play the games in window mode. I had the same lockups in Master of Orion 2. It has no window mode by default, but i'm using a tool called DxWnd to force it into window mode. Works like a charm now.
well, downloaded it, launched but it still runs in fullscreen, does it require any special settings?


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22 Jul 2010   #192
KivTM

windows 7 professional 64bit
 
 

Out of DxWnd, VirtualBox and Windows XP mode (from the microsoft site) which is the best? Ive read all 20 pages so far and it seems that these three things seem to have offered people the most success.
Virtual Box in paticular seems to come up fairly often but i was wondering if there was anyone who has tried all three and can provide a comparison or are they all one and the same and its a matter of personal preference?

Also with DxWnd, if you log into battlenet, does blizzard recognize it as a hack (third party programs and what not)?
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24 Jul 2010   #193
ContinueTheEnd

Windows 7
 
 

If you haven't tried it yet, try UNCHECKING the "Enable Color Cycling" box by opening the Menu in-game, going to "Options", and then "Video." When I did this, my Starcraft stopped running choppily and went back to normal.
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11 Aug 2010   #194
shadowfox

 
 

Anyone else notice that it's fixed. The freezing for starcraft 1 stopped. I didnt do anything but update the computer
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11 Aug 2010   #195
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

This is resolved....just buy StarCraft 2. Everything works and it is Awesome!
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13 Aug 2010   #196
MissingNYC

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
This is resolved....just buy StarCraft 2. Everything works and it is Awesome!
I bought SC2, but i do miss playing SC1 as well... it has a special place in my heart... i just don't get why Win7 CAN'T play old games
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26 Sep 2010   #197
loserinlove

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit.
 
 

Hey, guys. I'm not sure if it'll work, for you, but... it worked, for Me. I installed IE 9, and rebooted, and... it's fixed. I hope that this works for you! Tell Me, if it does, please. Thanks, bye.
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27 Sep 2010   #198
cpuboye11

Windows 7 Laptop-32bit Desktop 64bit
 
 

wait, you can install IE9 on 7? what?????

Why the heck would they let you do that, didn't 7 ship with 10?
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27 Sep 2010   #199
cpuboye11

Windows 7 Laptop-32bit Desktop 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
This is resolved....just buy StarCraft 2. Everything works and it is Awesome!


Hmmmm. NO! I like starcraft 2- But starcraft is still good. Its just like L4d and L4d2- I personally think L4d2 sucks compared to L4d.. But I love starcraft and starcraft 2.

Kyle
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29 Sep 2010   #200
Jacobe

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

yea guys starcraft isnt compatible with windows 7 explorer
you gotta turn it off
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