starman: Only at that res at this time. There is concern that people who can only run lower reses (mostly laptops) will get shut out of the game. From my own surveys with my own customers and info here, most run at that res (or higher) natively every day (or could if they wanted), so I don't feel its an issue at all. It will switch automatically to the 1280x1024 res during the game; you won't have to switch manually. Yes, your laptop would be fine (laptops with higher end screens/video cards probably won't have a problem).
Son_Of_M: Yes icons and text aren't super tiny, no. :)
You say that "There is concern that people who can only run lower reses (mostly laptops) will get shut out of the game", and then go on to say that "I don't feel its an issue at all"
I can't comment on your target demographic, but I would say that anyone going to college, or having attended college recently (say under 30 years old) would be using a laptop.
I think it is a serious issue to ignore laptops, particularly when wargames, with their relatively low system requirements, are ideally suited to laptop gaming.
Please note, I am not pushing 1280x800 for personal reasons, but am trying to present the data so you have a true picture of the state of the market. I sincerely wish that this game is successful (it looks great!), so that it will spur development of other of Dan's titles. To do so, it has to reach as large a potential audience as possible.
Maybe one solution (without delaying release) is to make 1280x800 support part of the 1st patch?
< Message edited by bink -- 8/28/2007 11:18:50 PM >