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DO NOT play in Battle.Net while using this hack. You might get banned. You have been warned!

Download this:
http://www.filefront.com/13986957/Re...der---5.1.zip/

Extract it anywhere you please. Edit the file "ResSettings.ini" and change these lines to your preferred resolution:
ScreenWidth=1024
ScreenHight=768

From my testing, the game will crash at 1920x1200. 1920x1080 and below work fine, though I personally would not recommend anything higher than 1440x900 unless you're Korean.

Then run "InsectLoader.exe" to play Starcraft at that resolution.

For me, doing this threw an error message - that Starcraft was installed improperly. Re-installation didn't help. So I did a bit of regmoning and found a solution in case this happens to anyone else.

If you get such an error, go to the directory where Starcraft.exe is located. Create a file there, and call it "scfix.vbs".

Copy and paste this text into it.


Code:
Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell") 
set svc=GetObject("winmgmts:root\\default:StdRegProv") 
Wscript.Quit(svc.setStringValue(&H80000002, "SOFTWARE\\Blizzard Entertainment\\Starcraft", "Program", WshShell.currentDirectory & "\\Starcraft.exe"))

Double-click it. After you do this, InsectLoader should agree the game is installed properly.
640x480


1280x720


1440x900


1920x1080


1920x698 (Ben-Hur mode)


All I can say is FINALLY

Source: http://www.widescreengamingforum.com...ic.php?t=16766

Download seems broken, Megaupload here: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=4ZL12G2D
Edited by TheSubtleKnife - 9/13/09 at 3:50pm
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Wow. insane

just tried it, this won't with 7 for me since you need to do like 300 work arounds to play SC on 7

(the only work around me and a friend got to work was by creating a bat file that kills the explorer process and boots SC then restarts it when SC closes. only way to get rid of the insanely messed up colors + graphics for us. changing my bat directory launch to insectloader.exe just makes it do what it did without the fix and my screen size doesnt change)
Edited by Dark-Asylum - 9/11/09 at 7:06pm
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They did this to diablo2 ages ago, surprised starcraft took that long.
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just tried it, this doesn't work with 7 since you need to do like 300 work arounds to play SC on 7

(the only work around me and a friend got to work was by creating a bat file that kills the explorer process and boots SC then restarts it when SC closes. only way to get rid of the insanely messed up colors + graphics for us. changing my bat directory launch to insectloader.exe just makes it do what it did without the fix and my screen size doesnt change)
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I dunno, i just tried it on win7 and it worked
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Originally Posted by Dark-Asylum View Post
Wow. insane

just tried it, this won't with 7 for me since you need to do like 300 work arounds to play SC on 7

(the only work around me and a friend got to work was by creating a bat file that kills the explorer process and boots SC then restarts it when SC closes. only way to get rid of the insanely messed up colors + graphics for us. changing my bat directory launch to insectloader.exe just makes it do what it did without the fix and my screen size doesnt change)
Fail. All you need to do is run it in 256 colors mode, 640x480 resolution, and disable desktop composition under compatibility tab.
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thanks TSK! rep+
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though I personally would not recommend anything higher than 1440x900 unless you're Korean.
Haha.
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Hmm I wonder how they done this. I've tried to do this with a few games and decided it was impossible. The images will just stretch at best.

Or wait...Starcraft might have been 3D enough for it to work. i am pretty sure it is not possible in 2D games.
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Originally Posted by Dark-Asylum View Post
Wow. insane

just tried it, this won't with 7 for me since you need to do like 300 work arounds to play SC on 7

(the only work around me and a friend got to work was by creating a bat file that kills the explorer process and boots SC then restarts it when SC closes. only way to get rid of the insanely messed up colors + graphics for us. changing my bat directory launch to insectloader.exe just makes it do what it did without the fix and my screen size doesnt change)
The messed up colors usually go away once you go into a game, at least for me on windows 7 they do.
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Ben Hur mode!!! HAHAHAHA!!!
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