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


07 Nov 2010   #211

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
starcraft

i just want to know if there is a freeze problem can be solve , if not i just stay for sc2 thats it


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04 Jan 2011   #212

Windows 7 x32 Ultimate
 
 

Strange thing Happened to me, I did a few months ago a fresh windows reinstall and installed only the minimum amount of software on the computer and luckily for me starcraft didn't freeze once.
Then a few days ago i was surfing the web and run into a site that required Java, I installed Java then SC started freezing badly. I uninstalled Java, an like a miracle, starcraft never froze again , and i played quite a lot these days.
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29 Jan 2011   #213

32
 
 

great it works only downfall i cant use anyother programs unless i exit starcraft -_- but better than b4 so thanks
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30 Jan 2011   #214

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by qwazed View Post
Strange thing Happened to me, I did a few months ago a fresh windows reinstall and installed only the minimum amount of software on the computer and luckily for me starcraft didn't freeze once.
Then a few days ago i was surfing the web and run into a site that required Java, I installed Java then SC started freezing badly. I uninstalled Java, an like a miracle, starcraft never froze again , and i played quite a lot these days.
It seemed important enough that I register to at least tentatively confirm this. I too did a major system reconfigure and Windows 7 install recently, and was having zero issues playing Starcraft except the color screwiness that doesn't affect the actual game.

Then suddenly I was getting the hardlock with Winamp still playing in the background exactly as described here, and now seemingly not coincidentally with installing Java for some silly applet I used for maybe five minutes.

After uninstalling Java, I just played a few complete UMS games (my own maps, Nibbits.com has them) without even a hiccup. Something very fishy going on here, and it definitely explains why the issue goes beyond x64 and such.
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03 Mar 2011   #215

windows 7
 
 

So... Has a solution been found to this problem? I read through all 22 pages and I really dont want to have to dual boot windows 7 and windows xp just to play SC. SC 1 is awesome and I really hope we can all play it without hassle soon.
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03 Mar 2011   #216

windows 7
 
 

Heres something to try: iCCup — Forums / 85949. I haven't tried it yet so let me know if it works for anyone.


And heres another fix I found on teamliquid posted a few weeks ago. I haven't tried it yet but get back to me if it works for you: http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/view...currentpage=16

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The fast fix is like this

1) Open command prompt as administrator.

2) Make sure you are on your partition drive(usually C.

3) Type in: bcdedit.exe /set {current} nx AlwaysOff

4) Then go to your run textbox at the start menu and type in msconfig.

5) Disable UAC in your tools tab.

6) If all that didn't work then put your SC installation in a different folder than program files and it should still run. Enjoy.
Edit: I tried the above solution and it seems to be working! However I didn't type that into cmd, I disabled DEP for broodwar. Follow this link for instructions http://windows7themes.net/disable-wi...s-7-vista.html. I had to reinstall broodwar then add broodwar to the list before applying the patch. For some reason it won't let you disable DEP after you installed the patch but it seems to be working so far. I've had broodwar running for 2-3 hours without a lockup. Typically my game wouldve locked up by now. I had a bunch of background processes running too including winamp and firefox.

update: K it doesn't work :|
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15 Mar 2011   #217

 
 

Anyone else noticed that it's fixed now?

I just decided to take the game again to play around. After 2 hours of playing, I realized that it didn't freeze. Later on I made this attempt again for another hour and it worked perfectly. Is it possible that one of the updates fixed this problem? If so, then I think everything is resolved now. Same computer, same stuff as before
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17 Mar 2011   #218

Windows 7 64x
 
 

It still freezes for me, it used to be Winamp it but now even with Winamp closed it freezes.
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24 Aug 2011   #219

windows 7 32
 
 

Here it is the fix for brood and starcraft on Windows 7:
2shared - download ddhack.zip

This should fix color problem and freeze problem. This ddraw.dll is a modified version of cnc-ddraw hack from here:
cnc-ddraw - keepin' C&C running

The cnc--ddraw had some issues with keyboard mapping and some mouse freeze in sc. I fixed them, rebuild, and here it is.

Have fun!
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