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Starcraft (1) doesn't work on Windows 7. Aside from the screwed up colors, it'll occasionally lock up mid-game requiring you to hard shut down.

 

The only way I've been able to play Starcraft on Windows 7 without that happening is by playing the game in safe mode. Which works great since I figured out how to enable sound in safe mode.

Edited by maximumelastic

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Starcraft (1) doesn't work on Windows 7. Aside from the screwed up colors, it'll occasionally lock up mid-game requiring you to hard shut down.

 

The only way I've been able to play Starcraft on Windows 7 without that happening is by playing the game in safe mode. Which works great since I figured out how to enable sound in safe mode.

I have details on how to get this working properly - will post when I get home.

 

Full details can be found here: http://siliconsports.net/2010/10/starcraft-on-windows-7/

 

To get the original StarCraft running well on W7U64 I use the following in a batch file to run the game (SC.bat)

taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe
"D:\Games (x86)\Blizzard\StarCraft\Starcraft.exe"
start explorer.exe
Of course modify it to your directory structure.

 

This will fix up the 8 bit colour palette and should be quite stable - I can run it for ages with no crashes.

Edited by neX

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I'm gunna unsticky this one now, I reckon we're at that plateau now where most (if not all) new games work on Win7.

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Cold War for PC (StarForce) does not work... AND it killed my W7 (x64) installation... had to rebuild with a backup (thank God for that!)

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Battlefield 2142 works but has problems....

Got my copy working alright. But I'm on 32bit. From memory I just had to set the screen size manually for widescreen and all was good.

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I'm gunna unsticky this one now, I reckon we're at that plateau now where most (if not all) new games work on Win7.

 

If it makes you feel better I only noticed it had been unstickied around 2 weeks ago.

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Encountered same problem Cold War for PC (StarForce) at W7 after two days I finally installed it.

I couldn't be bothered trying to install it again... I am not willing to risk my PC to this *%^*^$ DRM software... no matter how good the game is.

 

Can't be even bothered installing it on a Virtual machine. I have shelved the game and probably sell it, or burn it or something... I am not installing this piece of cr@p. :)

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Games that work

 

Diablo 2 + expansion

system shock 2 (needs a few mods though)

Diablo 1 + hellfire ( had to run a custom batch file to shutdown explorer upon start)

warcraft 3

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