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Heya,

I just got a new HIS HD 2900XT card (ATi CAT 7.5 Drivers) and I have winXP pro Sp2. Now starcraft doesn't want to work anymore; it says:
"starcraft was unable to switch video modes. To correct this problem, please set Desktop Area to 640X480 and Color Palette to 256 colors and try running Starcraft again.

------- (I won't bother typing this area, cause its for Win 95/NT users)------

The error encountered while trying to switch modes was:
Not implemented
vidinimo_PC.cpp line 160
SetDisplayMode


Any help would be appreciated
thanks in advance!
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Right click on the shortcut, click properties, compatibility tab, check the box for 256 color and 640X480. If that doesn't work, just try to put your whole desktop through the display properties to this color and resolution. Most likely, you won't be able to go under 800x600 for the desktop resolution, so you can always try to switch your desktop to that resolution in 256 color and attempt to launch the game again.
    
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Should've bought a 8800GTX lol

Starcraft works fine on mine

neener neener.
    
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fanboys...

First, you are using the latest drivers... (7.5) right?

And if not try switching resolutions like it says and try reinstalling the game.
   
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post #5 of 22
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tried all that, have 7.5 drivers and I can't switch my color below 16bit for some reason. Anyway to force it?
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post #6 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Emmanuel View Post
Right click on the shortcut, click properties, compatibility tab, check the box for 256 color and 640X480. If that doesn't work, just try to put your whole desktop through the display properties to this color and resolution. Most likely, you won't be able to go under 800x600 for the desktop resolution, so you can always try to switch your desktop to that resolution in 256 color and attempt to launch the game again.
have you tried this?????
    
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Oh my god, when i first read this thread title i thought it was gonna be some report on how blizzard was gonna stop supporting ATI cards for starcraft 2. I nearly crapped my pants with laughter.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mayers View Post
have you tried this?????
still no go
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post #9 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nechen View Post
Should've bought a 8800GTX lol

Starcraft works fine on mine

neener neener.
Why are you even in the ATI section, not post stupid crap like that? Im sure the op really needed your imput to make the problem even more annoying!
post #10 of 22
try the blizzard forums, they will have more users with your problems?
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