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StarCraft on Windows 7!!!

Posted by madwolf555 on November 21, 2013 at 5:40 PM


StarCraft... The classic strategy game loved by many. Windows 7... The OS that fixes a lot of the incompatible crap from Windows Vista and really made the PC personal again. Unfortunately some classic Win95/98 games still won't work right on it and StarCraft is one that the developers say "Unsupported on newer Windows, it will NOT work right." The game itself works but the color scheme just looks like garbage... But I had discovered 2 ways to fix this issue and call Blizzard on their BS...

METHOD #1
This method I discovered on www.sevenforums.com and is a bit easier to do, but you have to remember to do this EVERYTIME you start the game which can get annoying just to bypass a mess up with the color scheme... But it does work and IS very simple...

1: Right-click on your desktop and open Screen Resolution. LEAVE THIS OPEN...

2: Run StarCraft...

METHOD #2

This one is a little more complicated and is something I found out for Age of Empires II (As it has the SAME color  issue) at answers.microsoft.com. Don't worry, I will explain things STEP-BY STEP.

1: Patch Starcraft to version 1.16.1, you can find download links with Google :) (Not sure if this patch is NEEDED, but will allow you to play without the CD )...

2: Open Notepad (Can be found in START Menu -> All Programs -> Accessories) and type or copy and paste the following...

taskkill /F /IM Explorer.exe

StarCraft.exe

Start explorer.exe

3: Save as SC.BAT in the folder/directory you installed StarCraft. (Default installation is something like C:\Program Files\StarCraft\ )...

4: Right-click on the .BAT file you had just created and Copy. Right-click on your desktop and Paste Shortcut...

5: Run the shortcut, StarCraft will start...

I have NOT tested this with multiple computers or on Windows 8 but this works perfectly on my systemand feel this game fix should at least be looked into a little more often...

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Reply madwolf555
5:17 AM on November 26, 2013 
I actually forgot a step, unsure how important this is but you should copy the file Install.EXE (Application file) from your StarCraft CD, paste it in the folder/directory you installed StarCraft, and finally rename the file to StarCraft.mpq...

Once again, not sure if this is a necessary step but it is a step I followed from the sites I had mentioned...