This is an instructable for fixing the bad graphic colors in Starcraft if your running Windows Vista or Windows 7.

There are 3 ways to do this, screen resolution window, run in Compatibility Mode, and a .bat file.

Step 1: Screen Resolution Window

First, open the screen resolution window by right clicking on your desktop and going to screen resolution.

Now just run starcraft and it might work. If it doesn't try the next solution.

<p>windows 10 soved this problem after upgrade from windows 7, in the past i used<br> &quot;</p><p><a href="http://www.instructables.com/member/graneri/" rel="nofollow">graneri</a></p><p>&quot; method but after upgrade, it works perfectly!</p>
To make this a little easier for those unfamiliar with Task Manager, you can add two more lines to your batch file to automate the process of restarting explorer.exe<br><br>===================================<br>taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe<br>C:\&quot;Program Files&quot;\Starcraft\Starcraft.exe<br>explorer.exe<br>exit<br>===================================<br><br>Using this in your .bat will close explorer, run StarCraft, and when you close your game, it will restart explorer and bring back your desktop.<br><br>This has been tested on Windows 7 x64 Pro SP1
<p>For anyone having trouble getting this to do anything besides close your explorer, just remember that you may have to edit the filepath of the StarCraft.exe file to fit your installation location. For example, I had to put in:</p><p>taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe</p><p>D:\&quot;Program Files&quot;\StarCraft\StarCraft.exe</p><p>explorer.exe</p><p>exit</p>
<p>i dont understand how do do this at all</p>
<p>i dont understand how do do this at all</p>
<p>I am usually not one to gush but all day I have tried all these reg fixes and stupid bat files, none of them worked, until I tried yours.</p><p>Thank you, thank you, thank you.</p>
Thx man this helped me alot! <br>
<p>thx alot, it's worked, my starcraft's graphic is fixed</p>
<p>The last one with the .bat file works for me on my laptop, but not on my tower. But thanks a lot!</p>
<p>Thank you very much.. </p><p>it's worked</p>
While this subject is up do you know how to play starcraft broodwar without a cd?
Paste this into a &quot;.cmd&quot; file, this is the only thing that actually worked for me...<br><br>======================================================<br>taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe<br>&quot;C:\Program Files (x86)\Starcraft\StarCraft.exe&quot;<br>start explorer.exe<br>======================================================<br><br>-Or, manually shut down and restart your explorer.exe
is this for bad colors ingame? i had a similar thing with Age of Empires 2 which looked really creepy on W7. i fixed it with a small program called PalletteStealerSuspender(http://www.age-of-empires.net/gameforum/Blah.pl?v-print/m-1273316507/) just open the program and fill the location for the .exe, and play without any distorted colors
Thank you for this amazing fix. I have windows 7 64 bit and i ran into an error stating it can't find starcraft.exe. If you have this problem paste this into the .bat file.<br><br>======================================<br>taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe<br>C:\&quot;Program Files (x86)&quot;\Starcraft\Starcraft.exe<br>explorer.exe<br>exit<br>======================================<br><br>Thank you once again, I hope this helps somebody.
ACTUALLY, Thanks mrluck, I realized I hadn't added the x86 to it. It seems to be working now. YES!
none of these work. I love starcraft, but f**k Blizzard for trying to force me into purchasing SC2 by not adding any fixes or patches. This is bull...
Also, play with compatibility mode. I got Starcraft to work in Windows 7 perfectly by Checking all the boxes on the Compatability tab and &nbsp; running it for windows 98/ME.<br />
&nbsp;I had the same issue when I was trying to play starcraft a couple years ago, I figured it out myself quickly, but hopefully this is helpful for others that didnt know how to fix it.<br /> <br /> Waiting for starcraft 2 :]<br />

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