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

10 Apr 2010   #161
hax

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

squall_leonhart has explained it endless times now.

the issue CANNOT be resolved by closing background applications, as those will only accelerate the crashing. so yes it will crash less if you close background stuff like skype, but it WILL keep crashing. there's no fix, and either the microsoft / blizzard guys will have to fix it.


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06 May 2010   #162
shadowhack

Windows 7
 
 

when i first installed sc it worked for 3 levels i uninstalled it and it played for around 20 levels .. i don't have any solution right now but i know that the problem is in windows 7 not skype or any other software that is not already installed on windows 7 ... i don't have skype and freezing happens ..
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07 May 2010   #163
WindowsStar

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

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08 Jun 2010   #164
Naitsirk

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
I really gotta say...that still don't make me feel better because it doesn't help my problem now. Besides, even with he new game coming out, I'd still like to use the old one.

No new ideas or changes? I'm really not liking the inability to play my brother in SC. Every time I do well and am about to make an attack, the game freezes and I have to reset I want my Vista back....at least I could play my games...and that's really why I have a laptop in the first place haha
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09 Jun 2010   #165
squall leonhart

Windows 7
 
 

im yet to try chaos launcher, but i've been using Vbox with no issues.
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09 Jun 2010   #166
WindowsStar

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

Everyone: I have the solution to this!!

I had some out of town relatives in town while my immediate family was out of town so I put together a game night. I had everyone over and my good friend’s brother had a NEW version of the old StarCraft. He said he bought it about 6 months ago. I guess Blizzard re-released the game with Vista Support?? The CD looks about the same but it states on the CD it is for Windows Vista and has a completely different Key. The package has the original StarCraft and Brood War. We installed this version on our Windows 7 machines and played StarCraft for 16 hours straight without ANY issues on all machines. We used old original maps from the original CD as well as many downloaded from Blizzard Years and Years ago. We even played with maps we downloaded off the internet without issues as well. It seems this re-release works and is fixed. So if you have Windows 7 and want to play this game you need to re-purchase it for Windows Vista and you will have no problems.

I am extremely happy to have this working perfectly!!! -WS
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10 Jun 2010   #167
squall leonhart

Windows 7
 
 

Um.... no.
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10 Jun 2010   #168
Naitsirk

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Everyone: I have the solution to this!!

I had some out of town relatives in town while my immediate family was out of town so I put together a game night. I had everyone over and my good friendís brother had a NEW version of the old StarCraft. He said he bought it about 6 months ago. I guess Blizzard re-released the game with Vista Support?? The CD looks about the same but it states on the CD it is for Windows Vista and has a completely different Key. The package has the original StarCraft and Brood War. We installed this version on our Windows 7 machines and played StarCraft for 16 hours straight without ANY issues on all machines. We used old original maps from the original CD as well as many downloaded from Blizzard Years and Years ago. We even played with maps we downloaded off the internet without issues as well. It seems this re-release works and is fixed. So if you have Windows 7 and want to play this game you need to re-purchase it for Windows Vista and you will have no problems.

I am extremely happy to have this working perfectly!!! -WS
This isn't true. Maybe it worked for you but....Not for me. DO NOT waste money on a new Starcraft game in hopes of fixing the problem. My current starcraft game is new (a little over 7 months old and has the "for Vista" on it) and while the installer is different than it use to be, the problems still exist on Windows 7.

Squall: When I was reading over this forum I noticed that Chaoslauncher was suggested a few times. I downloaded it last night and been using it, so far no freeze. The colour is funny but I don't care about that, its only in the title screen anyways, not during gameplay. I know people said there are fixes for that, I just don't care to look.

I haven't played many games of SC/BW with Chaoslauncher but so far so good. I just wish I didn't need another program to run Starcraft...I never heard of vbox but maybe I'll take a look at that.
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10 Jun 2010   #169
WindowsStar

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Naitsirk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Everyone: I have the solution to this!!

I had some out of town relatives in town while my immediate family was out of town so I put together a game night. I had everyone over and my good friendís brother had a NEW version of the old StarCraft. He said he bought it about 6 months ago. I guess Blizzard re-released the game with Vista Support?? The CD looks about the same but it states on the CD it is for Windows Vista and has a completely different Key. The package has the original StarCraft and Brood War. We installed this version on our Windows 7 machines and played StarCraft for 16 hours straight without ANY issues on all machines. We used old original maps from the original CD as well as many downloaded from Blizzard Years and Years ago. We even played with maps we downloaded off the internet without issues as well. It seems this re-release works and is fixed. So if you have Windows 7 and want to play this game you need to re-purchase it for Windows Vista and you will have no problems.

I am extremely happy to have this working perfectly!!! -WS
This isn't true. Maybe it worked for you but....Not for me. DO NOT waste money on a new Starcraft game in hopes of fixing the problem. My current starcraft game is new (a little over 7 months old and has the "for Vista" on it) and while the installer is different than it use to be, the problems still exist on Windows 7.

Squall: When I was reading over this forum I noticed that Chaoslauncher was suggested a few times. I downloaded it last night and been using it, so far no freeze. The colour is funny but I don't care about that, its only in the title screen anyways, not during gameplay. I know people said there are fixes for that, I just don't care to look.

I haven't played many games of SC/BW with Chaoslauncher but so far so good. I just wish I didn't need another program to run Starcraft...I never heard of vbox but maybe I'll take a look at that.
I wonder why it is NOT working for you. We installed it on 16 different Windows 7 machines. Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 7 Pro all without issue. Laptops and Desktops. ???? Puzzled.
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10 Jun 2010   #170
squall leonhart

Windows 7
 
 

Naitsirk, check out my latest thread for a color fix, its not just the title screen but also causes artifacts in water and along sprite edges.
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