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Windows 7: StarCraft fix holy cow!

10 Oct 2010   #231
rapurimanka

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Guys, can anyone explain the roots of this problem, what was done in modern windows that ruined gfx in starcraft and few other games?

What was done, and what's the reason for it?


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10 Oct 2010   #232
mudlord

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Its quite simply a bug in Windows. Pallete changes are done by some Windows component and the graphics get screwed.
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11 Oct 2010   #233
rapurimanka

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Component that comes with os? Well bug's should be fixed within windows update...

Some people say that they renew direct draw mechanism, are you sure it’s about palette?
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13 Oct 2010   #234
smsff7

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

I have had a strange new bug with starcraft and Win7X64. When I try to run the game it will minimize automatically for no reason. If I let it sit for a min or two I can restore it and run it, but it will go through that every time I minimize the game.
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13 Feb 2011   #235
minky

windows vista 64bit
 
 
yay!!

It worked for my vista too!!!! just opened up the screen resolution! perfect!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
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20 Feb 2011   #236
PrivateAngel

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Some of these solutions worked for me at first, but then about 30 seconds into the game, those colors came back. I FINALLY realized that it was because I had set my desktop background wallpapers to change every 30 seconds, and when that happened it caused the issues with StarCraft. So I stopped it, set the desktop background to just one picture and no more problems with StarCraft.
That might be the problem for some people, so if you have an animated desktop background or one that changes every now and then, remove that.
If no one has mentioned this before I hope it helped.
Now go immerse yourselves with StarCraft !
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11 Mar 2011   #237
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squall leonhart View Post
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\DirectDraw\Compatibility\Starcraft116]
"Flags"=hex:00,08,00,00
"Name"="Starcraft.exe"
"ID"=hex:ca,89,65,49
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DirectDraw\Compatibility\Starcraft116]
"Flags"=hex:00,08,00,00
"Name"="Starcraft.exe"
"ID"=hex:ca,89,65,49
Squall, you're a genius! For all that don't know, open up regedit, find the values posted above, then change the ID values to match above. Starcraft now works in Windows 7. Mines was under Starcraft115 instead of Starcraft116 though.
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18 Mar 2011   #238
MajorFoley

windows 7 Ultimate Service pack 1 x64
 
 
nope

this fixed worked on my first computer with older hardware but still running windows 7 HOWEVER when i tried running it on this comp i still get the colour errors and i have tried leaving open screen resolution and personalize.
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23 Apr 2011   #239
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dragoon View Post
Until Mudlord website comes up again, I uploaded the patcher to a filehoster

File-Upload.net - Win7-DirectDraw-fix-for-256color-games.rar
This patcher now comes up as a Medium-level threat in Microsoft Security Essentials. Not to worry though, since it's not dangerous in any way (or at least, not that I know of). Just allow the program in MSE.
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24 Apr 2011   #240
Dragoon

WinXP Pro (x86) / Win7 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Klaw117 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dragoon View Post
Until Mudlord website comes up again, I uploaded the patcher to a filehoster

File-Upload.net - Win7-DirectDraw-fix-for-256color-games.rar
This patcher now comes up as a Medium-level threat in Microsoft Security Essentials. Not to worry though, since it's not dangerous in any way (or at least, not that I know of). Just allow the program in MSE.
Thanks for noticing. For me too but it's classified as HackTool:Win32/Patch.D
(Microsoft Malware Protection Center Naming Standard)
which means it a tool to write values in the registry and MSE can't tell if they are bad or good.
What the tool does is to write compatibility modes for applications that windows stores in the registry. You can check out the keys with the Registry Editor regedt32.exe under
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MIRCOSOFT\DirectDraw\Compatibility\

For extra security I ran the tool through two online Multi-Virusscaners
Non of them found anything.


Win7 DirectDraw fix for 256color games.exe - Jotti's malware scan

Win7 DirectDraw fix for 256color games.exe MD5:3f710cebf1d828eb2e8514ea5b4f423a - VirSCAN.org Scanners did not find malware!
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