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

02 Dec 2009   #81
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

BTW, I'm currently running StarCraft in Windows 7, not in XP Mode. I just put up with the freezing every other game.

I'll try out Chaoslauncher. What exactly does it do and does it fix the freezing problem?


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02 Dec 2009   #82
dbgoldberg323

Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HughShaw View Post
I'll try out Chaoslauncher. What exactly does it do and does it fix the freezing problem?
Chaos Launcher runs Star Craft in windowed mode if you'd like, runs it in double-size (though I had issues with it), and DOES fix the freezing issue (at least so far, I've played 2 complete games with it). It does run Star Craft in a small window (hence the double-size mode) but it looks great and also removes the graphics glitch.

It's a free program that just launches Star Craft so I don't think it's illegal or anything. Just a heads up, it would be a good idea to read the Readme file before using Chaos Launcher, as it tells you the key combinations needed to do certain things (like using alt and function buttons, etc).

I hope this helps people for now!
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03 Dec 2009   #83
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

Well I downloaded Chaoslauncher and Avast reported the main executable of being a trojan. Not sure if it's a false positive, but I'm not willing to see.


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03 Dec 2009   #84
dbgoldberg323

Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

I have Avast Antivirus 4.8 Professional and Ad Aware Pro Anniversary Edition, both fully updated, and neither of them said anything for me, until I checked this post. Now for some reason Avast says the same thing.

I can tell you for a fact that the program worked 100%. I played two complete games with it.

Interesting how now it wants to claim it's a Trojan. On a side note, most programs that have to do with modding games or hacking them get reported as trojans by your AV software. It has something to do with the way the code's written even though it's not malware.

It's your guys' choice obviously, but I was just trying to provide a solution that worked for me when nothing else here did.
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03 Dec 2009   #85
squall leonhart

Windows 7
 
 

its just behavior pattern based heuristics.

anyway, we already know it works in a window... the point is not having to, nor having to use a VM.
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03 Dec 2009   #86
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

Actually he said that he didn't have any freezes and it seems like he meant full-screen mode.
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03 Dec 2009   #87
dbgoldberg323

Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HughShaw View Post
Actually he said that he didn't have any freezes and it seems like he meant full-screen mode.
Right. No freezes, no color issues, and when I put it in "double size" mode it made it full screen (to the point that things were cut off a bit).

I use it mostly now in windowed mode though now Avast reports it as a trojan, I've gotten rid of it. Shame.
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03 Dec 2009   #88
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

Well it might have still freezed if you played a few more long games. At first it didn't freeze for me, but after a while it started freezing once every 1-2 hours.

How do we run Starcraft in windows mode? Perhaps if we run the window in our exact resolution, then it won't be a window anymore ay guys? (It's funny because if StarCraft worked perfectly, I wouldn't be playing it so much to try and get it to work)
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03 Dec 2009   #89
Aral

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

chaos launcher doesnt make starcraft freeze?
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03 Dec 2009   #90
dbgoldberg323

Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aral View Post
chaos launcher doesnt make starcraft freeze?
Well it didn't for me but HughShaw said it did for him after 1-2 hours.
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