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Windows 7: StarCraft fix holy cow!

11 Aug 2009   #61
johnathanamber

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

@different264,

Yes your idea does work... but why not just get the Windows XP Mode setup on Windows 7? It is your free license of XP from Microsoft... NOTE that you CAN'T run a program like Star Craft in full screen mode in Windows XP Mode directly from the Windows 7 shell... in other words if you want fullscreen... you need to make the resolution of the VM to match your host resolution and then run Star Craft from within the VM.

Windows XP Mode can be downloaded from here:
Windows Virtual PC: Download


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14 Aug 2009   #62
johnathanamber

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 
It still freezes... but it looks better!

Hey guys... still no go for me. Although StarCraft launches and I can run it... it looks great... but it freezes after a couple minutes of use.

*sigh*
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15 Aug 2009   #63
tiger2wander

Ubuntu 9.04, Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.5.7
 
 
Works perfectly :D

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnathanamber View Post
Hey guys... still no go for me. Although StarCraft launches and I can run it... it looks great... but it freezes after a couple minutes of use.

*sigh*
Hi everyone,

I just tried to set all compatibles and write a script to disable explorer while starcraft is running but no luck, I have got freeze and no way to get back using Alt-Tab

So, I tried to to configure in compatible tab like:
Compatible mode: Windows XP (Service Pack 3)
Settings:
- Disable visual theme
- Disable desktop composition
- Disable display scaling on hight DPI settings
Privilege level:
- Run this program as an administrator

then run the script runonwin7.cmd (placed in same location with starcraft.exe) which content:
Code:
@echo off
taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
starcraft.exe
start explorer.exe
exit
then starcraft (I'm using blood war origin & expansion) play perfectly with right color & not freeze the system again

I'm using HP Compaq CQ45 with ATI Radeon HD3200 integrated video card & windows 7 RTM

PS: I'm tried to play it with few minutes then I have lose the sound but animation still playing, the shortcut key like go to menu (ESC) is not work now but the keyboard still working :P and I can bring back to system to write this post without hard reset my computer

Edited: I have go out then close the minimized windows have name BroodWar (First I have idea to kill it ) then starcraft playing mission bring back immediately after I have closed the minimized windows, LOL => continuos play

Have fun and good luck guys!
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18 Aug 2009   #64
kharkuss

Win7 7229
 
 
I think this would help all?

First of all I want to thank all you guys for all your help this has truly helped me and I registered just to add my 2 cents.

First of all as far as I know this works on all Versions of win7 and also on vista.

Now open up notepad,
copy and paste the following text:

taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Starcraft\StarCraft.exe [DONT INCLUDE THIS-this is where starcraft is located on your computer replace with necessary info]
pause
start explorer.exe

now you want to save this file as a batch file.
So goto [File] -> Save As

and now save it on your desktop or wherever, I called it Starcraft_fix.bat and saved it in C:\Program Files\Starcraft\

then right click on the starcraft icon and goto [Properties] in the "Target" field

type the following:
"C:\Program Files\Starcraft\StarCraft_fix.bat"
or replace this with wherever you saved your batch file.

Click [OK] and ENJOY! when you exit SC it will have the command prompt up and all you have to do is Hit enter to restore your taskbar.


also in this method there is no need to change any comparability options in order for it to work...


8-24-09
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jkboi27 View Post
fixed my previous entires problem by stating exactly "which" explorer.exe to run
insted of just explorer.exe, typing in the actual file locations ie C:\Windows\explorer.exe everything turned out great

my batch file looks like

taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe
Starcraft.exe
start C:\Windows\explorer.exe

hope this helps anyone that might run into this problem
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19 Aug 2009   #65
MaxDamage

Windows 7
 
 

I've been upgrading StarCraft from the first patches to the last, and the only one with no graphic bugs for me is "patch 1.15.2" (The NOCD one )

The only way I managed to play it well was using Ctrl+Alt+Supr, Task Manager, finishing "explorer.exe", running "...(dir)...\StarCraft.exe", ...hours of playing..., and finally running "explorer.exe" again

Using SC-BW 1.16.1 and Windows 7 Build 7100

Later
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19 Aug 2009   #66
TedHead

Windows 7
 
 

Hey, kharkuss' method worked great for me!!! THANK YOU!!
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20 Aug 2009   #67
kharkuss

Win7 7229
 
 
nO problem

Quote:
Hey, kharkuss' method worked great for me!!! THANK YOU!!
nO problem, as far as I know of this method has worked for everyone that has used this method... fairly simple lil batch script that anyone is capable of doing.

-KharKuss
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23 Aug 2009   #68
jkboi27

Windows 7 RC 64-bit
 
 
batch file method was great for fixing the game, but...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kharkuss View Post
First of all I want to thank all you guys for all your help this has truly helped me and I registered just to add my 2 cents.

First of all as far as I know this works on all Versions of win7 and also on vista.

Now open up notepad,
copy and paste the following text:

taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Starcraft\StarCraft.exe [DONT INCLUDE THIS-this is where starcraft is located on your computer replace with necessary info]
pause
start explorer.exe

now you want to save this file as a batch file.
So goto [File] -> Save As

and now save it on your desktop or wherever, I called it Starcraft_fix.bat and saved it in C:\Program Files\Starcraft\

then right click on the starcraft icon and goto [Properties] in the "Target" field

type the following:
"C:\Program Files\Starcraft\StarCraft_fix.bat"
or replace this with wherever you saved your batch file.

Click [OK] and ENJOY! when you exit SC it will have the command prompt up and all you have to do is Hit enter to restore your taskbar.


also in this method there is no need to change any comparability options in order for it to work...
this worked great!! that is until i tried running starcraft with the batch file a second time...

after the second time, explorer doesnt load up corectly and instead the "libraries" folder opens up and leaves me with no taskbar or any icons on my desktop

anyone else going through the same problem?
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23 Aug 2009   #69
jkboi27

Windows 7 RC 64-bit
 
 
REAL fix!!!

fixed my previous entires problem by stating exactly "which" explorer.exe to run
insted of just explorer.exe, typing in the actual file locations ie C:\Windows\explorer.exe everything turned out great

my batch file looks like

taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe
Starcraft.exe
start C:\Windows\explorer.exe

hope this helps anyone that might run into this problem
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24 Aug 2009   #70
kharkuss

Win7 7229
 
 
Glad to hear that!

I am glad to hear that it worked out... I dont understand why it would open up the libraries folder though... but as long as its working...
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