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Windows 7: StarCraft fix holy cow!

19 Feb 2010   #161
zbjump

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 
Confirmed

I can confirm this fix for Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

Just go to the following location

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Display\Screen Resolution

Open StarCraft and enjoy.

Just FYI I am using a Geforce GTX 280 video card with the latest drivers and I'm running StarCraft Broodwar version 1.16.1


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19 Feb 2010   #162
squall leonhart

Windows 7
 
 

Quote:
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Display\Screen Resolution
Doesn't work, nor does it fix random freeze.


VPC07 + XP Pro (not XP Mode) ftw
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21 Feb 2010   #163
vs17

7 + Vista
 
 

I have a fix!

It's worked for just about every incompatible game I can find with windows 7 and vista color problems, (e.g. Starcraft, Worms Armageddon).

The game has color problems because of something in explorer.exe interfering with it.

The solution is simple, and I guarantee this will work:

1) Press Ctr+Shift+Esc to bring up the Task Manager.
2) Click on the Processes tab.
3) Find and close explorer.exe. (Don't worry, you can always bring it right back with no problem.)
4) Go to File -> New Task
5) Browse to the .exe file of the game you want to run (e.g. C:\Program Files\Starcraft\Starcraft.exe)
6) Run the target
7) Enjoy perfect colors in older games in Windows!

When the game is done, you can re-launch explorer.exe through the Task Manager.
Just type explorer in the New Task dialog and it will reopen.

Let me know if it works for you.
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21 Feb 2010   #164
squall leonhart

Windows 7
 
 

How many more times is that method going to be posted in this thread.

Rtft.
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02 Mar 2010   #165
Tarax3n

windows 7
 
 

What do you guys mean by build??? virtual pc???
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11 Mar 2010   #166
AdamPL

windows 7
 
 

Hi Guys
Problem is solved!

1) Update starcraft version to Starcraft 1.16.1
2) Visit this website and download latest version:
Mc Bane`s Resolution Hack
3)run "StarcraftResolutionHack.exe" and choose resolution. (in my computer 1680x1050 doesn`t work)
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12 Mar 2010   #167
Wrh

Windows 7 (7600)
 
 

The resolution hack doesnt work for multiplayer, it doesnt recognize the version.

For me (Win 7 home premium, build 7600) closing the explorer and running SC through the task manager worked a treat.

But to make life easier for yourself, open SC first, then open the task manager and close the process explorer.exe. Simply Alt+Tab back to SC and it "should" have regular colours, it worked for me anyway and i tried ALL of the other solutions to no avail.

*@Tarax3n: The "build" is your version of windows 7. Open dxdiag using "run" and look at your operating system, it should have your version of windows and which build you have

thx
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13 Mar 2010   #168
ScathArach

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

WRH you couldn't have possibly tried all fixes because if you use my fix it will work because it bypasses everything in windows that causes the issue with the Starcraft colors... I have given it to about 10 people and they all have it working perfect.. So before you give advice make sure what you are giving is accurate.

The reason starcraft has color issues is because of the AERO feature on windows seven desktop so if you switch to a Windows Classic theme and open your resolution window it will work you open starcraft and bingo you can still tab out and do other things in windows which you cannot do if you kill explorer.exe... I have a batch file I use that does all these steps with one click... If you want it let me know...
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14 Mar 2010   #169
Wrh

Windows 7 (7600)
 
 

I'm sorry if im incorrect, but it doesnt seem to work for me , ive set my theme to classic > opened resolution screen and the colours are still wierd, it seems to work when i get passed the menu and get in-game, but then every 5-10 mins the colours go funny unless i change the "gamma correction" in video options.

Am i missing something? a compatibility setting maybe? (i dont think its anything to do with win7 build seen as it works for win7 Ultimate 64bit when im using Home Premium 7600)

If you could please send your batch file i would appreciate it alot It makes life alot harder when you have to open/close explorer.exe every time you enter/leave the game.

I wasnt trying to say your fix doesnt work for anyone, i wasnt even giving advise, im simply saying the only way that "I" (not anyone else) could get it to work was by closing explorer.exe (if i can figure out why switching to classic theme isnt working for me properly, i'll gladly kiss your feet and bring you milk and cookies!, closing exporer.exe is a pain in the ***)
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20 Mar 2010   #170
squall leonhart

Windows 7
 
 

Quote:
The reason starcraft has color issues is because of the AERO feature on windows seven desktop so if you switch to a Windows Classic theme and open your resolution window it will work you open starcraft and bingo you can still tab out and do other things in windows which you cannot do if you kill explorer.exe... I have a batch file I use that does all these steps with one click... If you want it let me know...
forcing the classic theme does not work either.
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