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Windows 7: StarCraft fix holy cow!

03 May 2009   #21
zZanthraXx

Windows 7 (7127)
 
 
7068 Killed SC

Hello, I think I already posted it, but StarCraft was put down somewhere near build 7068. My fix worked great from 7000 - 7068, however now a new solution needs to be found.

If you are on the RC1- you should try the new "XP Mode" and see how that works- I'm not sure if that extra feature is available for download yet- i'll give it a try later tonight if i can find it.

Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup


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05 May 2009   #22
jimboberlin

win7 build 7100
 
 
works for me

Just for the record:

For me it runs great with Build 7100

  • right-click starcraft.exe and open "properties"
  • go to compatibility
  • select run in compatibility mode for WindowsXP SP3
  • check ALL the checkboxes under Settings

Hit Ok - and you're all set
No open "display settings" required for me (as mentioned in previous posts).


greetz Jim
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05 May 2009   #23
zZanthraXx

Windows 7 (7127)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimboberlin View Post
Just for the record:

For me it runs great with Build 7100

  • right-click starcraft.exe and open "properties"
  • go to compatibility
  • select run in compatibility mode for WindowsXP SP3
  • check ALL the checkboxes under Settings
Hit Ok - and you're all set
No open "display settings" required for me (as mentioned in previous posts).


greetz Jim
Hmm.. I'm on build 7100 and still these settings do not work- however opening the "display properties" does not work either. The game has always looked fine if you dont patch it, but once you're up to the current patch it looks like crap (so it may be the game and not win7).

What version is your game Jim?
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05 May 2009   #24
KaiZ

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Well I've tried XP mode and it doesn't work in there either. It complains about needing a 640x480 with 256 colors desktop... Guess I might just install Ubuntu and run it in Wine there...
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05 May 2009   #25
anotherzen

windows 7 RC
 
 

Same problem on XPmode here on windows 7 RC (7100)

didnt have any problems running it nativly on windows 7 RC tho, didnt have to do anything, only problem was that it was fullscreen. (unpatched install from Starcraft Ultimate collection of the best-selling startegy games box, starcraft and brood war 2 disk box)

hope there will be a way to fix it for the XPmode.
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05 May 2009   #26
zZanthraXx

Windows 7 (7127)
 
 

Just so you guys know, the menu only looks terrible. In game there's virtually no difference, so it's still completely playable- just annoying to navigate through the menu. The differences in game are just on the edge of the fog of war it has a mild discoloration that isnt very noticable, but the water does look a little wierd, but those are the only two differences i've noticed.

You could also revert Win7 builds, or have multiple Win7 particians, SC worked fine under the pre 7000 builds, such as 6068
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08 May 2009   #27
jimboberlin

win7 build 7100
 
 
sc version

@zzAnthraxx

sorry for the late reply:

I'm using an up-to-date sc (1.16.1) - works fine for me with the settings given in my previous post.

Too bad this is causing so much trouble.

Good luck, c u on iccup ;-)
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09 May 2009   #28
grimmster

Windows 7 x64
 
 

bummer. Like others since going to RC (build 7100) No tricks are working to get the color correct. using 64bit. 1.16.1 of SC
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09 May 2009   #29
grimmster

Windows 7 x64
 
 

OH, I think I got it. on the properties for the shortcut, make sure to click the "change setting for all users" and then choose winxp (sp3) and check all the others in the list.

This seems to have fixed it for me.
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09 May 2009   #30
zZanthraXx

Windows 7 (7127)
 
 

Well I've read rumers that StarCraft II is coming out soon... well this fall... and that's good for me. I'm taking a break from SC personally- because I dont want to get so attached to the first one that I dislike any new features in SCIII. I gotta stop playing DiabloII as well :P

O yea... there's a preorder @ EBGames if you're a sucker

http://www.ebgames.com/catalog/produ...spx?sku=647051
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