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Windows 7: Warcraft 3 - Black screen

06 May 2009   #1
WaffleFry

Windows 7 build 7100
 
 
Warcraft 3 - Black screen

I am having difficulty trying to run Warcraft 3 : Frozen Throne. When I run FrozenThrone.exe the splash screen shows up and then my resolution switches to 800x600 and then the screen turns black with the windows taskbar. I have downloaded the patch (1.23 full) from blizzard and I have tried the following with no sucess:
  • running in compatibility mode (xp and vista)
  • Disable desktop composition
  • Run as admin
Has anyone encountered this?

I am running Build 7100.

Thanks in advance for your help.


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07 May 2009   #2
AnonymousX

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

That's strange, I'm on older build 7077 x64 and older patch for War3 (1.22a?) and I can run it without having to enable/disable anything.

I'm going to install 7100 soon.
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07 May 2009   #3
jeremy7

Windows se7en
 
 
Frozen Throne Screen Problem

i have a similar problem with you but not as bad as your problem hehe....
i am able to play dota on windows7 but the game screen doesn't seems to stretch to fill my laptop widescreen display. Note that i set all settings to high as possible and i'm running the game on a highest resolution possible. I am using the HP CQ40 126 AX. Is there any way to fix this? I tried playing PES2008 and it fits well.
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07 May 2009   #4
SammyTRK

windows 7 7057
 
 

I had that problem trying to run Americas Army.
I have a nvidia geforce 8600gt.
MS update installed drivers for it. They would always give me a black screen after the splash screen, so I went to nividia website downloaded the drivers for win7. Installed, rebooted and it worked great.

Hope its that easy for you.
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07 May 2009   #5
AnonymousX

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jeremy7 View Post
i have a similar problem with you but not as bad as your problem hehe....
i am able to play dota on windows7 but the game screen doesn't seems to stretch to fill my laptop widescreen display. Note that i set all settings to high as possible and i'm running the game on a highest resolution possible. I am using the HP CQ40 126 AX. Is there any way to fix this? I tried playing PES2008 and it fits well.
It's normal for Warcraft 3 because the game doesn't have native resolution support for widescreen. But are you using NVIDIA GPU? If you're, then there's a possible solution for it.



Choose Use NVIDIA scaling, It will try to stretch the screen to fill your display.
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07 May 2009   #6
WaffleFry

Windows 7 build 7100
 
 

I installed the latest drivers from NVidia (8.15.11.8581 4/28/2009) for my 8800 GTS and still no dice .

AnonymousX have you tried installing on Build 7100 yet?
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08 May 2009   #7
AnonymousX

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Installed War3 on 7100. Works like a charm...
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08 May 2009   #8
jeremy7

Windows se7en
 
 
re:

i don't think that's normal coz when i was still on vista, the game fills the whole screen perfectly. I still think there is something wrong with win7. i just hope that soemone will help me solve my problem soon.
I'm using ATI HD 3450 and i already installed the latest ATI catalyst for windows 7. but the problem remains... anybody got a solutions?
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08 May 2009   #9
AnonymousX

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

lol then I don't know how to help, I don't own ATI card, sorry.
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08 May 2009   #10
WaffleFry

Windows 7 build 7100
 
 

So what was the magic trick to get warcraft 3 to work on win7 build 7100?
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