I have encountered yet another color problem with SCBW. Before everybody goes and assumes that this is the old one that can be fixed with the known methods (I use the explorer killing batch myself), this is *NOT* that.
I am going to get a video of the problem, since it can't be captured via screenshots.. in the meantime, has anybody else encountered this?
It looks like a similar color distortion to the original color issue, but with vertical lines going through the picture, and a more subtle color shift. It's possible to encounter both problems at once, even, if you don't kill explorer.
There are only two ways to get around this problem that I've found:
- Use a hack to make SC run in windowed mode.
- Make your screen run at 30hz using an interlaced TV resolution (unplayable for me, causes screen shaking and no scaling).
Any ideas? I'll edit the post with the video once my camera recharges and I get it uploaded someplace.
[ Post edited by Yushatak ]
1. Re: *NEW* Color Problem! 08/08/2010 09:37:11 PM PDT
Am I the only one intelligent enough to understand what I'm talking about, or have we all completely forgotten about the original SC now that SC2 is out? :P
Considering I'm running it on Windows 7 64-bit and some very recent hardware, I'm pretty sure this counts as supported, so it should be working, no? I was fine with having to kill explorer while the game runs, but when that doesn't cut it something's going wrong, and I can't fix it on my own this time (I was one of the first few people to try killing explorer..)..
3. Re: *NEW* Color Problem! 08/08/2010 09:50:34 PM PDT
I have tried updating, but not downgrading. I did have it working just fine on this machine prior to the release of SC2, where I replayed the entire campaign for SC and BW, so it *is* a recent development. I'll be receiving a new motherboard in the mail today (unrelated upgrade) so I'll be easily capable of testing other video drivers later, as I'll be reinstalling. In the interest of science and documentation, however, I will post a HijackThis log (not that I believe an external program is available) and try reverting to the Win7 stock drivers (because they're quite a bit different from the ATI official releases).
I will update this post with results of those two things - thanks for your reply.
The driver versions I have used are, thanks to Win7's driver update tracking, 8.741 (5/27/2010), upgraded to 8.753 (7/6/2010) and then 8.753.5 (7/30/2010). I am rolling back to the 7/6 version since that's from before I last played, and was likely the last version I used. If that works, then likely there's a regression with ATI's latest driver and I'll need to inform them of this..
Edit: As I (right after posting) hypothesized, it's not that driver, as I realize I'd updated at least once since the problem occured. I will try the 5/27 build.
Edit 2: My initial supposition was correct, and the Microsoft WDDM 1.1 drivers work fine with StarCraft. I will contact ATI and let them know.
Startup entries and services courtesy of HijackThis...
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:52:17 AM, on 8/9/2010
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!
Boot mode: Normal