2) http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=228994 ^ this recent thread provides a "new" registry fix for the "color issue" coming from the blizzard website. this fix comes from other games and is almost 4 years old being unrelated to blizzard in regard of origin (well they may have found it on their own). the solution is partial as well.
if you want: - broodwar not to crash vista/win7. - to not have color issues under vista/win7. - record / stream bw in fullscreen with software like vhscrcap and xsplit.
here is an attempt to fix these issues, based around cnc-ddraw, which is code written by mr. hifi (full credit goes to him). my modifications so far have been minor directdraw or winapi related and are mainly to adapt the library to starcraft (broodwar). for example adding full keyboard support, f10, ctrl+1...0, ctrl+s for sound etc, making a proper exit. please note that this project has similarities to the "ddhack" project.
know problems: - battle.net interface is not rendered correctly! (todo: find cause / provide fix) - alt+tabing between bw and windows may increase cpu usage. - may crash on exit (should be fixed). - general performance drops due to the nature of the implementation, but should work ok on a dual core. - there is "window mode" support, but the mouse is off unless window is placed top-left. (working on that). - general mouse issues surrounding config parameters.
^ ignoring those you should be able to play / stream without problem.
Yes, I saw your post in the other thread and was greatly intrigued. I'm still quite newbie at windows programming so I can't help with the code and since I don't have Windows 7, I can't help with testing either .
But anyways, I'm still greatly interested in this subject and I hang around on IRC with squall_leonheart and mudlord (ddhack developers) to whom I forwarded your post. I hope with combined efforts and with testing from teamliquid community we will have a final fix soon that will make playing BW on Win7 as painless as it was on WinXP.
"We're a community of geniuses because we've found how to extract 95% of the feeling of doing something amazing without actually doing anything." - Chill
This looks like a really nice project, but I have some issues with it.
intel core2 quad 2.5ghz, asus gtx 260, win7 (newest sp I assume)
when I enter multiplayer servers the game briefly goes crazy (minimizing-maximizing a few times). After that I'm partially in windows at 640*480 res while the colors are badly messed up in the server interface (mainly black, though I'm able to see the text).
[sc1f]eonzerg Spain. June 03 2011 01:15. Posts 1500