StarCraft Brood War off centered screen Windows 7

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I've had a problem recently with trying to run StarCraft Brood War where the game loads, then the screen is off centered so the left and upper portions of the game are cut out. I tried changing my resolution (1280x768) to 1360x768, 1280x720, 1024x768, and 800x600 to no success. I even went into properties and told it to run in 640x480 mode, which didn't change anything.

Does anyone know how I would solve this problem? It makes the game unplayable and I really to play this game again.
Shriez,

Is your desktop able to run at 640 x 480? If not, you may have problems like this, or at the least, the game will display in a "window" of its own.

You might also need to select a desktop them not using Aero.

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Your help is appreciate Omrakos, however all of the suggested solutions in your refered page do not help, The game may no longer be for sale in stores and supported but it was for quiet some time and was only really quiet recent that it even got off shelves. Their is even support up to Windows VISTA, now i'd like blizzard to answer as to why they think a game that was still supported by them and very popular and well played should be still ran in 640x480 resolution. THEIR IS NO REASON WHY THE GAME CANNOT EVEN RUN IN AT LEAST ONE WIDESCREEN RESOLUTION.

A Fix is not needed it is A RESPONSIBILITY AND A RIGHT, Just do it already.

I've ran windows vista computers that still showed black bars regardless of any solutions tried. it works with a really old low res monitor yes but serious you guys kept the game in loop for so many years supported that hi res official support is long over due.

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Sadly the real best way to play this game in full screen without black bars may be on an older computer, or possiblly a newer computer hooked up to a monitor that actually supports the resolution starcraft is ran in (680x460) sad that it doesnt at least have 800x600 as alot of newer systems can go that low.However if you own a physical Copy of Windows 2000/XP/VISTA using A Virtual Machine like Virtual Box to run the older OS and the starcraft game inside it may solve the entire ordeal of color issues, and resolution problems,
06/06/2014 09:52 AMPosted by Gibson295
THEIR IS NO REASON WHY THE GAME CANNOT EVEN RUN IN AT LEAST ONE WIDESCREEN RESOLUTION.

A Fix is not needed it is A RESPONSIBILITY AND A RIGHT, Just do it already.

I've ran windows vista computers that still showed black bars regardless of any solutions tried. it works with a really old low res monitor yes but serious you guys kept the game in loop for so many years supported that hi res official support is long over due.

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Sadly the real best way to play this game in full screen without black bars may be on an older computer, or possiblly a newer computer hooked up to a monitor that actually supports the resolution starcraft is ran in (680x460) sad that it doesnt at least have 800x600 as alot of newer systems can go that low.However if you own a physical Copy of Windows 2000/XP/VISTA using A Virtual Machine like Virtual Box to run the older OS and the starcraft game inside it may solve the entire ordeal of color issues, and resolution problems,

Yes there is a reason, the game was hastily programmed back in the 1990s when there wasn't widescreen resolutions available. Although you might call it a "fix", I'm sure many others wouldn't because it would certainly change gameplay.
The real best way to play in fullscreen is to get your graphics card to scale the game to fit your monitor or to automatically lower your resolution when the game starts.
I'm on Windows 7 with ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 series and SC perfectly plays in fullscreen with no color problems. From my experience, people with other graphic cards from nvidia or such are the ones always complaining about this stuff.

And believe it or not, some people actually prefer having the black bars because of the way your mouse interacts with the game
well said sir but the reason why is till stand behind native widescreen support is because of how long the game was being sold and supported for, you mean to tell me their was no wide screen in windows xp? no wide screen in windows vista? 2 Operating systems they natively support the game for.

i run a radeon 5650 i can't figure out inside the catalyst control centre at all how to get rid of the black bars. i would be grateful for help, im just dissapointed.

i also have a fairly modern custom built tower with a full 1080p monitor i did not expect any better results and yet when i installed the game i did nothing but run it and it was full screen, didnt change any settings or even set it to run in compatability mode with an older os.
Well don't get me wrong but I would love support for higher resolutions but it isn't a demand I would make. Windows XP and Vista are merely compatible with SC.
I have had the game running fine if you set your desktop res to 1024 x 768 in windows 7 works. However just upgraded to 10 and that trick no longer works.
Yes that's exactly what happened to me, except I had a windows 8.1 then upgraded to 10.
It was working when I had 8.1, then about 5 weeks ago it was off center out of nowhere.
Then I upgraded to 10 and nothing changed, still broken.
Can someone please help us!

P.S. At least I now know I'm not the only one to think that I have a virus, lol XD
I Got it!

right click the SC Icon

select properties.

Go to the Compatibility tab.

check the box that says "run this program in compatibility mode for:" and select your computer.

check the "run in 640 x 480 screen resolution"

and check the "disable display scaling on high DPI settings"

It should then run normally and enjoy!
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I know it's and old post already....

But none of the above sollutions resolved my problems. Newest graphics drivers might just NOT have such resolution. So serch in your graphics card options to ADD a non standard resolution - and add a 640x480 one there. This helped my case.
07/08/2016 02:17 PMPosted by Mirt
I know it's and old post already....

But none of the above sollutions resolved my problems. Newest graphics drivers might just NOT have such resolution. So serch in your graphics card options to ADD a non standard resolution - and add a 640x480 one there. This helped my case.


This is what I did with my windows pc, but does anyone know if it can be done with a MacBook?
yes it does work on macbook pro

07/09/2016 08:48 AMPosted by Endugu
07/08/2016 02:17 PMPosted by Mirt
I know it's and old post already....

But none of the above sollutions resolved my problems. Newest graphics drivers might just NOT have such resolution. So serch in your graphics card options to ADD a non standard resolution - and add a 640x480 one there. This helped my case.


This is what I did with my windows pc, but does anyone know if it can be done with a MacBook?
I'm not sure if this is exactly what the op was talking about but, for me, the screen was cut off at the right and left and I think a bit at the bottom as well,
I tried everything and gave up after a while.
I even contacted blizzard, who literally were no help with this issue of mine.
I figured it out after a while and thought I would come back and share.
This could possibly be an issue only with people using TV screens for monitors.
But if you have an NVidia card, go to control panel > adjust desktop size and position > and select - Perform scaling on GPU. NOT SCREEN. This fixed it for me. no other fix was needed.
Blizzard please put this in your data base, as "this game is old and isn't made for current systems" is not an acceptable reply to this easily fixed problem.
Anyway enjoy the game!
I had this exact same problem. Thanks ItPartyTiMe!

My task bar changes size after playing Starcraft but other then that it fixed my problem!
I know this is an old thread but non of the solutions given worked for me, so for anyone that can't figure it out here is what I did.
1. download Display Changer form here https://12noon.com/?page_id=641
2. Extract the dc2.exe in the folder of the game.
3. Open cmd in the folder where you extracted the dc2.exe ( shift + right click on an empty space and look for open command window here)
4. Change your resolution to 800x600 or 640x480 and in the cmd you opened as shown n step 3 write dc2.exe -create="GameResolution.xml" and hit enter. This will generate a file that holds the configuration of the display for the resolution you chose
5. Change back to the resolution you use on day to day bases and execute the command dc2.exe -create="MyResolution.xml" to create a file for the diplay configuration you use in order to restore it after you exit the game.
6. Create a bach file lets say StarCraft.bat (still in the same folder), right click on it and choose edit with(wordpad, notepad, notepad++ whatever text editor you have available)
7. In the bat file we have created place the following lines of code exactly as written

start /wait dc2.exe -configure="GameResolution.xml"
start /wait StarCraft.exe
start /wait dc2.exe -configure="MyResolution.xml"
exit

Substitute GameResolution.xml and MyResolution.xml with whatever you named your xml files holding the display information.
That's it now just run the bat file you created instead of the StarCraft.exe file and enjoy.
07/26/2017 09:08 AMPosted by ParadoX
I know this is an old thread but non of the solutions given worked for me, so for anyone that can't figure it out here is what I did.
1. download Display Changer form here https://12noon.com/?page_id=641
2. Extract the dc2.exe in the folder of the game.
3. Open cmd in the folder where you extracted the dc2.exe ( shift + right click on an empty space and look for open command window here)
4. Change your resolution to 800x600 or 640x480 and in the cmd you opened as shown n step 3 write dc2.exe -create="GameResolution.xml" and hit enter. This will generate a file that holds the configuration of the display for the resolution you chose
5. Change back to the resolution you use on day to day bases and execute the command dc2.exe -create="MyResolution.xml" to create a file for the diplay configuration you use in order to restore it after you exit the game.
6. Create a bach file lets say StarCraft.bat (still in the same folder), right click on it and choose edit with(wordpad, notepad, notepad++ whatever text editor you have available)
7. In the bat file we have created place the following lines of code exactly as written

start /wait dc2.exe -configure="GameResolution.xml"
start /wait StarCraft.exe
start /wait dc2.exe -configure="MyResolution.xml"
exit

Substitute GameResolution.xml and MyResolution.xml with whatever you named your xml files holding the display information.
That's it now just run the bat file you created instead of the StarCraft.exe file and enjoy.


u mean u guys stil playin after that stupid 1.18 patch. ive bin in the dark since

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