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

15 Nov 2009   #41
KnowledgeWorker

Windows 7 Professional (final) x64
 
 

Ok. Has been unlikely anyway. The new NVIDIA beta drivers didn't help, yet it "only" freezes in Multiplayer now, which is the bigger problem though!


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16 Nov 2009   #42
Millionaire2K

Windows 7
 
 

Guys I know its not StarCraft but I have this SAME exact problem with RollerCoaster Tycoon 2. The game will run for a few mins and then just randomly lock my pc (no mouse or key responce). Only thing I can do is to do a Hard Reset of my PC.

I sure hope someone is looking at the big picture and is working on an official fix.
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16 Nov 2009   #43
YottaByte

Windows 7 RC build 7100
 
 

I have an ATI card (HD4890) and I don't think it's a driver issue. I think it's a compatibility issue. I could try running StarCraft in windowed mode, but it's quite hard to play like that. But I would like to see if it still crashes even if it's not in full screen. I think I should try emailing blizzard report and tell them that a lot of players are encountering problems with StarCraft on Windows 7 RC - Windows 7 RTM/Final Release.
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19 Nov 2009   #44
qwazed

Windows 7 x32 Ultimate
 
 

I have the same freezing problem both on my notebook and desktop PC whitch have Win 7. I really hope a solution will come up eventually because I cannot play SC at all.
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20 Nov 2009   #45
squall leonhart

Windows 7
 
 

I have this issue across 3 systems, all of which use different cpu's and video adapters.

all use x64.

and worse, is that its not just starcraft thats effected.
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22 Nov 2009   #46
cpuboye11

Windows 7 Laptop-32bit Desktop 64bit
 
 

Hey guys-

Just feel I should throw in what is happening to my computers and starcraft as well.

I have the latest Win7 and all the updates for both my computers.

Laptop- Win7 pro 32bit
desktop- win7 pro 64bit

I can play single player as much as I want with no problem. But when I attempt to play a lan game or a battle.net game I crash some where between 6-20 min in to the game. Audio of the game still plays but no visual or key commands work. And on other computers the game shows me laggy and causing them to drop me.

Desktop has a x4 amd with a 4870 and the laptop has a p4 x2 with a intel based chipset.... So nothing in hardware is the same.

kyle
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22 Nov 2009   #47
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

I guess nobody is listening to me...lol! Check out my thread here.
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23 Nov 2009   #48
squall leonhart

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cpuboye11 View Post
Hey guys-

Just feel I should throw in what is happening to my computers and starcraft as well.

I have the latest Win7 and all the updates for both my computers.

Laptop- Win7 pro 32bit
desktop- win7 pro 64bit

I can play single player as much as I want with no problem. But when I attempt to play a lan game or a battle.net game I crash some where between 6-20 min in to the game. Audio of the game still plays but no visual or key commands work. And on other computers the game shows me laggy and causing them to drop me.

Desktop has a x4 amd with a 4870 and the laptop has a p4 x2 with a intel based chipset.... So nothing in hardware is the same.

kyle
Starcraft freezes anywhere between the main menu, and 30 minutes into a mission regardless of online or offline play for me.

Quote:
I guess nobody is listening to me...lol! Check out my thread here.
not at all, its more the fact that we shouldn't have to for old games that shouldn't cause such issues.
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24 Nov 2009   #49
cpuboye11

Windows 7 Laptop-32bit Desktop 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HughShaw View Post
I guess nobody is listening to me...lol! Check out my thread here.

Yea.... I really don't want to run it in a window like that.. I don't even like the xp emulator tool or running XP within 7. An operating system should be able to run something like this. It worked fine in Vista ( at least for me with color issues ) and it works in Ubuntu and on Macs. So there is really no reason why this shouldn't work in 7... I mean come on... I can name 23 people ( had to count ) that play Starcraft still and didn't go to XP when it came out because they were unsure if it would run. Again for vista. And again for 7. Now they switched to and are still using XP, and have no plans to go to vista or 7. They have plans to go to Ubuntu....

~ EDIT ADDED: Its funny how one game can change someones mind.... Like I'm about to.... Games that won't run for me: Starcraft Online, Age of Empires any, Dawn of War- has online and lan issues, and simcity 4 isn't working..

Don't care if its older software. I want to play it! And I'm not duel booting just because of this. All of these software titles worked in Vista 64 and should work in 7 64.
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24 Nov 2009   #50
cfn

Win7
 
 

I had the same freezing problem... HAD! Here's my solution: before starting SC change your desktop theme to Windows Classic. After u start SC, press Alt + Tab, go to Task Manager and set affinity to CPU 0 only (for SC of course...). I've recently been using Chaos Launcher to play SC (maybe it has sth to do too...).

Anyway, no crashes for almost two weeks now
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