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

02 Dec 2009   #71
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

I mean that I installed StarCraft into a virtual Windows XP, but it requires that you first start up the virtual machine before you can play. It takes less than a minute, but it's a slight nuisance.


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02 Dec 2009   #72
dbgoldberg323

Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

So two questions then:

1) Does SC1 work in VirtualPC (the one from Microsoft)?
2) Does SC1 work in XP Mode (available from the same site)?

I guess I lied, I haven't tried all of the solutions (this being the only one). I know we shouldn't have to do something else to play a simple computer game on Vista/Win7 but if I have to spend 30 seconds loading X program to play SC1 without interruption or the graphics glitch, I'll do it.
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02 Dec 2009   #73
Aral

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

yes it works (see the other thread) but you dont get the same confort than when playing on native (the mouse isnt as precise, and you have to deal with sizing issues)
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02 Dec 2009   #74
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

Aral, the mouse works very good in my virtual XP. For best performance, your processor needs to be able to support virtualization. (Intel-VT or AMD-V)

As for the sizing issue, it is a bit of a hassle to have to zoom in and lock the screen every time you want to play.
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02 Dec 2009   #75
Aral

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

it works but i find it to be less sensitive than in the regular windows

For the sizing i cant get it to work in VMWare, how do you do it in virtual XP?
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02 Dec 2009   #76
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dbgoldberg323 View Post
So two questions then:

1) Does SC1 work in VirtualPC (the one from Microsoft)?
2) Does SC1 work in XP Mode (available from the same site)?
No, it doesn't. It works in VMware Player though since 3D acceleration is enabled.
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02 Dec 2009   #77
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aral View Post
For the sizing i cant get it to work in VMWare, how do you do it in virtual XP?
Did you read the last post in my thread? After you start up the game, press Ctrl + Alt, press the Windows Key, hold it down, then press + to zoom in. If that doesn't work then your Windows Key doesn't work and you have to use the On-Screen Keyboard.

You've never tried the new Windows 7 zoom feature?
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02 Dec 2009   #78
Aral

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

haha i just realized how it was working

i thought it was a vmware feature

Ill try it with starcraft

edit : ok well its not that usable, when you move the mouse, the screen is going left and right, and i still feel like my cursor is lagged..

edit 2 : ok you can lock the mouse, i figured it out now

Ill see how it works
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02 Dec 2009   #79
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

After you get the screen fitting how you like it, lock it in place, and click the VMware screen to input in StarCraft. It's not that hard, is it?
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02 Dec 2009   #80
dbgoldberg323

Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

Meh, I just downloaded Chaos Launcher and it works beautifully. No lame virtual crap, just Chaos Launcher and that's it.

This will work until MS puts out a fix for games this old.
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