Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Fixing bad Starcraft graphics on Windows 7

Here is a sample picture of the bad graphics that me and most others have been getting with Windows 7.

First go to your desktop screen. Right click anywhere on the screen. Go to 'new ->;' 'Text Document' and name it whatever with '.txt' file extension.

Now double click the file to bring up notepad and type in the following:

taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe
C:\"Program Files (x86)"\"Starcraft"\"StarCraft.exe"
start explorer.exe

Where the second line is the folder location of where you installed Starcraft. You will need to keep the quotation marks on that line as well for this to work.

Now save the file and close notepad. On the desktop, right click the file and rename it to whatever you want with a '.bat' file extension. If the file image doesn't change into the image on the left you will need to change some settings around. You can fix that by reading my other tutorial here. If the file image did change to the one above, then double click the file and it will automatically load Starcraft with clean graphics.

NOTE: Some anti-virus programs may think your '.bat' file is a virus. Make this file an exception when doing a computer scan to avoid complications.

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