Thursday, July 21, 2011

Starcraft Broodwar on Windows 7 64 bit (and 32 bit)

There's a problem with playing Starcraft Broodwar on Windows 7 no matter what the update is, ...the latest is 1.16.1 I guess..So, after installing the update, it automatically runs the game, but the colors are messed up. To get around this, you have to add a registry key to your Windows. The files can also be found on blizzard's webpage here. You can also manually create the .reg files using notepad.

For the 32 bit version of Windows 7 the content should be:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DirectDraw\Compatibility\StarCraft116]
"Name"="StarCraft.exe"
"ID"=hex:ca,89,65,49
"Flags"=hex:00,08,00,00 

For the 64 bit version of Windows 7 the content should be:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\DirectDraw\Compatibility\StarCraft116]
"Name"="StarCraft.exe"
"ID"=hex:ca,89,65,49
"Flags"=hex:00,08,00,00

This is it. Starcraft Broodwar 1.16.1 up and running smoothly...

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