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Windows 7: StarCraft fix holy cow!

05 Jun 2009   #41

Windows 7 RC

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HunterZ View Post
So these fixes don't work for me. However, someone mentioned in passing on another forum that 8-bit (256 color) games don't work full-screen in Win7 because the taskbar is "always on top" and that it is what messes up the colors:

This works for me, except that it freezes at "Loading" until I alt+tab out and back in. Weird.
Oh my! I was searching for a working solution for so long (I've tried everything mentioned in this thread... and many more) that I almost gave it up... and this one actually works! Unbelieveable! Thank you soooo much!

Btw, cut out the "pause" command if you want to make it work more seamlessly (it won't ask you to "press any key" on exit then - it will simply close the command line window and restore explorer.exe before you'd notice it's gone =)), like this:

taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe
C:\"Program Files\StarCraft"\"StarCraft.exe"
start explorer.exe

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11 Jun 2009   #42

Windows 7

Thanks alot! This last fix really works, and not only for starcraft^^
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20 Jun 2009   #43

Windows 7
Thank you.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zZanthraXx View Post
So there I was, stuck playing starcraft in crappy colors yet again, as it has always been during my beta testing of windows 7. For what ever reason, I decided to leave screen resolution dialog box open and what do you know- starcraft runs with its beautiful original colors.
I registered on this site just to thank you. This works.
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28 Jun 2009   #44

Win7 32bit Pro

For me it works when checking the first two compatibility settings (1.16.1). No Screen Res needed. C&C 95 - same problems. Depending on version, need Screen Res opened along with all settings checked.

But another big annoying problem : even if I start them clean, desktop slide show corrupts them again when in-game, when it change the wallpaper (both in 7100rc and 7260). Did anyone experienced this too ? Please specify if clean install or upgrade.
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30 Jun 2009   #45

Windows 7100, Gentoo ~amd64

i registered just to say thanks as well! and that out of all the things in this thread the only one that works is the batch file to kill explorer and get rid of the taskbar, and i have to leave "pause" in there otherwise it starts back up while starcraft is running and the colors get screwy again... anyone know of a way to just make it wait until starcraft is closed before starting explorer? without having to "press any key to continue..."?

happy correctly colored crushing and crafting!!!

edit: i'm using this for diablo II as well. now i don't have to boot into linux to get the colors to work right on blizzard games! also for those who don't know about it:

StarCraft – Resolution Expander v5.1 | Crest-Network
Resolution Expander 5.1 - BattleHacks

i think you have to register at both sites, but i can't find this anywhere else. awesome resolution hack for starcraft - works on! i play at 1680x1050... amazing!

and multires for D2:

[Single Player] D2MultiRes
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30 Jun 2009   #46

Vista x64

Resolution expander sounds great..... couldn't get it to work though.
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30 Jun 2009   #47

Windows 7 7100

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madve2 View Post
Oh my! I was searching for a working solution for so long (I've tried everything mentioned in this thread... and many more) that I almost gave it up... and this one actually works! Unbelieveable! Thank you soooo much!

taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe
C:\"Program Files\StarCraft"\"StarCraft.exe"
start explorer.exe
I'm using the 7100 build and this fix was the simplest for me.

Just copy the lines in the quote (with your SC directory) into Notepad and save it as *.bat file to use to run Starcraft with normals colours
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04 Jul 2009   #48

Windows 7 RC Build 7100
Re:Neucleon's fix

Tried your fix Neucleon. It worked fine for me. Checking all boxes did the trick. Thanks!
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05 Jul 2009   #49

Windows 7 Build 7100

Almost every fix listed in these 4 pages have worked for me, when Fixing the Color Issues

However I cant seem to get through a game of starcraft without it freezing my screen. The music still plays, however nothing can get you out of the screen that is frozen (ctrl+alt+del, Alt f4, esc, etc.). The only way is to do a hard reboot of the computer.

Any help with this. I have tried running it with WinXP (SP3) and normally. Im using win7 64 Build 7100. any suggestions.

next time ill play ill run GameBooster in the background to see if that helps.

Also has anyone been able to install it to XP in Virtual XP. I get a message about color issues everytime and it wont play
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07 Jul 2009   #50

Windows 7

I've tried everything too and I still can't find a stable way of running this program. I tried Windows 95(made for windows 95 is on the disc) and that didn't work. I've tried wine under linux using virtual box and wine still sucks for playing starcraft. I've tried the Windows Virtual PC XP mode and that doesn't work because of the direct draw error. I know it's beta but I don't see the point of virtual xp. It would be cool if it worked like it's own OS but it doesn't. I just wish SCII would come out already.
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