[Not a bug] 0.46 vs 0.49 Window mode

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[Not a bug] 0.46 vs 0.49 Window mode

Post by Ralendil » 20-Jan-09 18:09

Since the 0.47, the window mode works differently

In the 0.46 when you entered a resolution like 800x600x24 it was a full 800x600.
Since the 0.47 when you determinate a resolution of 800x600 it displays only a 640x480 graphics...

Here, I put the pictures to show what I am talking about...
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0.47 and following versions (including 0.49)
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Is there something to add in the config file since the 0.47 ?

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Post by Gambit37 » 20-Jan-09 18:56

It's not a bug. This was changed due to a request I made (to make windowed ratios the same as fullscreen), but other people seem upset by it. Sorry! :oops:
See here:

http://www.dungeon-master.com/forum/vie ... hp?t=27527

And some other info here:

http://www.dungeon-master.com/forum/vie ... hp?t=27576

Bear in mind that Windows mode is unsupported in RTC. It's there and it works, but not "officially". :D RTC was really designed for a fullscreen experience (as most games are) -- it helps with the immersion factor.

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Post by Ralendil » 20-Jan-09 19:54

Ok...

Well I will return to RTC 0.46...

It annoys me too much

Hopefully I have kept a version of it...

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Post by Gambit37 » 20-Jan-09 20:05

Out of interest, why do you prefer playing in a Window with a distorted ratio?

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Post by Ralendil » 20-Jan-09 21:31

Gambit37 wrote:Out of interest, why do you prefer playing in a Window with a distorted ratio?
I don't have to alt tab...
I can see if someone message me on msn
I can put the music I want
I have access to all programs, like Word... I have a document that summarize all spells I added and all existing in the dungeons I play.

It is more confortable for me.

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Post by beowuuf » 20-Jan-09 21:55

I think he meant 'why do you want the distorted ratio' not 'why do you want windows mode.

I personally play in windowed mode all the time, but I haven't noticed the difference yet - I don't think I've payed the newer engines.

I like windowed mode playing in whatever size I tell it - as close to fullscreen if I want (while, as ralendil says, having quick access to all the other windows stuff) and sometimes making it tiny so I can play it while doing other stuff (watching something or having up the editor, etc)

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Post by Gambit37 » 20-Jan-09 22:12

Oh, well, if I'm playing a game I don't want to be bothered by anything else... :-)

If it's a real problem, then yes, stick to 0.46 or ask George to change the behaviour back again... :-)

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