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Windows 7: StarCraft fix holy cow!

09 Oct 2009   #101
AeonGamer

Win7 7100 / WinXP SP2
 
 

Well come the 22nd Maybe we'll see if it works in the Fully Fledged Version of Win7


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10 Oct 2009   #102
hax

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

I am using the full fledged final version of 7 - build number 7600 - we got it for free already from our university.
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10 Oct 2009   #103
Gamer1238

Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
 
 
Your a legend!!!!!

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.

If anyone knows what I'm talking about:

Symptoms:
Starcraft runs with bright turquoise colors everywhere in the menu system. It looks rather psychedelic.

On vista, it intermittently happened, on win7 it happens every time after the 1.16.00 patch installed.

Fix:
Simply open up your screen resolution window before playing, and leave it open. Doing so will result in perfect colors ever time. The same for vista, just open up personalize. I have no idea why this works, but I've tested it many many times- you just open the window- nothing else.

I've reported it to MS and Blizzard- blizzard quickly blew me off though with a "WINDOWS 7 IS NOT SUPPORTED" email.

Hmm... nope, don't care about spelling.

enjoy SC lol!
YOUR A BLOODY LEGEND MATE!!!! I've been looking all over for something like this thanks so much and I second that what Tomthe3rd said
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11 Oct 2009   #104
hax

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

another update - the freezes really seem to be related to other applications running in the background. when I close skype, winamp and any other media player my computer doesn't freeze when playing starcraft.
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05 Nov 2009   #105
bytebull

Windows 7 Premium Retail
 
 

I agree with the last post. The freeze ups dont happen to me if I close winamp.

the problem I now have with windows 7 home premium is that it keeps asking me for the CD even after the latest patch that supposedly fixed that.
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06 Nov 2009   #106
Gamer1238

Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bytebull View Post
I agree with the last post. The freeze ups dont happen to me if I close winamp.

the problem I now have with windows 7 home premium is that it keeps asking me for the CD even after the latest patch that supposedly fixed that.
that happens to me too. I'm running win 7 home premium too... and it keeps asking me for the cd after i've installed the patch too
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06 Nov 2009   #107
bytebull

Windows 7 Premium Retail
 
 

I'm working on a fix bro..... gimme some time I'll figure out what is causing that.
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06 Nov 2009   #108
Gamer1238

Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bytebull View Post
I'm working on a fix bro..... gimme some time I'll figure out what is causing that.
cheers mate good luck

Can't wait for SC 2
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06 Nov 2009   #109
hax

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gamer1238 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bytebull View Post
I agree with the last post. The freeze ups dont happen to me if I close winamp.

the problem I now have with windows 7 home premium is that it keeps asking me for the CD even after the latest patch that supposedly fixed that.
that happens to me too. I'm running win 7 home premium too... and it keeps asking me for the cd after i've installed the patch too
you need to follow these instructions:
Blizzard Support

Windows Users:
- Make sure you have "Hide extensions for known types" unchecked. To do this please use the following steps:
- Click Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> Windows Explorer
- Click on Tools -> Folder options (Windows Vista users may have to press the Alt key to see the tools option at the top of the window)
- Click on the View Tab In the list, look for the "Hide extensions for known file types" option, and make sure that it is unchecked.
- Click OK to save the changes.
- Now you will need to copy some files from the Game CDs - If you own only StarCraft, copy "INSTALL.EXE" from the StarCraft CD to your StarCraft folder and rename it to "StarCraft.mpq".
- If you own StarCraft: Brood War, copy "INSTALL.EXE" from the StarCraft: Brood War CD to your StarCraft folder and rename it to "BroodWar.mpq". If you wish to play the StarCraft original missions then please copy and rename the install file from the original StarCraft CD as well, as listed directly above.

applying the patch alone isn't enough!!!
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11 Nov 2009   #110
ODBOD

Windows XP//Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

Sure, everyone is having the color issue. I fixed that a long time ago. The question now is why starcraft is choppy for me, on any computer I use, except for my laptop that has 1.3 ghz and 1 gb of ram, RUNNING windows 7 Ultimate RTM.

I have installed chipset drivers, I have installed video drivers from nvidia's site, I've gone to windows basic, and it still doesn't cut it.

ECS GF8200A v 1.0
AMD Athlon 7750 Dual-Core Processor @ 2.7 Ghz
nVidia GeForce 9500 GT 1 gb PCIe x16
4 gb RAM DDR2
1 TB Hitachi SATA II Hard Drive
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