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Windows 7: StarCraft fix holy cow!

28 Jul 2009   #51
ancient

Windows XP & Windows 7
 
 

Same problem... only thing working for me is leaving the res. box open. LOL funny how stupid things work. Thanks MS for another OS bug!


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29 Jul 2009   #52
NurthinAziz

Windows 7 Build 7100
 
 

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
Backing this method up. It works for me, running on a 47" Sharp HDTV.

[edit] still has some problems, whenever the desktop background would change the color becomes defective again.
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02 Aug 2009   #53
keypox

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madve2 View Post
Oh my! I was searching for a working solution for so

taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe
C:\"Program Files\StarCraft"\"StarCraft.exe"
start explorer.exe

this works for me, but gotta change the starcraft.exe location. Actually just make bat file in starcraft dir and just use

taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe
StarCraft.exe
start explorer.exe
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03 Aug 2009   #54
jtw7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by keypox View Post
this works for me, but gotta change the starcraft.exe location. Actually just make bat file in starcraft dir and just use

taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe
StarCraft.exe
start explorer.exe
Change the second line to:
start /w Starcraft.exe

if you want to wait until Starcraft exits before you restart explorer.

-JT
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05 Aug 2009   #55
johnathanamber

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

I can also confirm this... an actually I was about to post this as well.

Some ppl might not like exiting and entering explorer but if it will work each time, when it will work.

I've tried the 'Screen Resolution' window and it works only half the time.

But also then I was having issues where the game would freeze the system, with the music still playing, and I'd have to do a hard shutdown. Then even after that I might have to reinstall my video drivers... so this solution works for me.

The one I used was this:
Code:
taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe
 D:\"Program Files\StarCraft"\"StarCraft.exe"
 start explorer.exe


Works each time with nothing setup for compatibility.

God bless,
Johnathan
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08 Aug 2009   #56
diffrent264

Windows 7
 
 

I found another solution to this problem. Before playing, right click the shortcut or the actuall .exe file, go to properties and select compatibility tab. then check all boxes under settings, including run as admin. your game will now run perfectly.
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09 Aug 2009   #57
johnathanamber

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

Actually, I've already tried that.... at least for me it doesn't work... and the 'keeping the screen resolutions window open before playing' it only works half the time.

It does seem to be an issue with the Aero theme.
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10 Aug 2009   #58
jimboberlin

win7 build 7100
 
 
Working fine with the Final release

I just finished upgrading from the RC1 to the Final release (Build 7600.16385.090713-1255) and I'm happy to report that I could start Starcraft without special precautions.

No Compatibility mode, open resolution windows or closed windows-explorer-windows needed - just install and run ;-)

I hope this will be the case for all of you guys having trouble with the RC1 as well.

see u on iccup
Greetz
Jim
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10 Aug 2009   #59
diffrent264

Windows 7
 
 

I am using RTM/7600, and my solution works 6 out of 10 times. I think the problem is that Windows 7 uses DirectX 11. When I wrote to the Blizzard guys, fist they responded with the troubleshooting options for Vista and XP, but when I said I use Windows 7, I never got a response. But what I am sure is a failproof way of solving this, is installing Windows 2000 on something like VMWare workstation and running it from there. Although with many people soon upgrading to 7, I would recommend that Blizzard comes up with a new update, something like 1.17, because people aren't gonna be happy about this. I am going to let you know about the WIndows 2000 idea.
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10 Aug 2009   #60
jtw7

Windows 7
 
 

I am also running the RTM version and if I don't kill explorer.exe, it doesn't work. Not only do I have to kill it, but I have to use the /w switch, as in "start /w starcraft", to have it work reliably. For some really stupid reason, when you start CMD you have to "Run as administrator" to have the /w switch have an effect. I can kill a task as a basic user, but I have to be an administrator to wait for a task to complete. Anyone want to try to explain that ridiculous behavior?

Edit: I take it back. I can only kill the task if I run the CMD prompt as administrator. I could have sworn I didn't have to do that before, but I just tried it and had to be an administrator. I was right about the /w switch - it only works if you run as administrator.

-JT
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