Matrix Games Forums

War in the West Manual previewThe fight for Armageddon begins! The Matrix Holiday sales are starting today! Warhammer - Weapons of WarFlashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm gets huge update and a Steam release!Battle Academy 2 opens up a new front!Flashpoint Campaigns Featured on weekly Streaming SessionFrontline: The Longest Day - New Screenshots!Deal of the Week: Hannibal Rome and CarthageFlashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm gets Players Edition!
Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

RE: Text unreadable - game not playable for me

 
View related threads: (in this forum | in all forums)

Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [Current Games From Matrix.] >> [Age of Muskets] >> Horse and Musket: Volume I, Frederick the Great >> Tech Support >> RE: Text unreadable - game not playable for me Page: <<   < prev  1 [2]
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
RE: Text unreadable - game not playable for me - 6/29/2011 8:01:25 PM   
LarryP


Posts: 3219
Joined: 5/15/2005
From: Carson City, NV
Status: online
Are you using Windows-7 doing the above? I get no option to "install New Font."

(in reply to MichaelCooney)
Post #: 31
RE: Text unreadable - game not playable for me - 7/5/2011 12:36:56 PM   
MichaelCooney

 

Posts: 77
Joined: 1/14/2002
Status: offline
I'm using Windows XP.  I'll have to track down a Windows 7 machine...

_____________________________

Boku Strategy Games, Developer of Combat Command and Horse & Musket

(in reply to LarryP)
Post #: 32
RE: Text unreadable - game not playable for me - 7/5/2011 6:39:12 PM   
PrinzHenrich

 

Posts: 815
Joined: 3/17/2008
From: Poland
Status: offline
I use Win7 but can'f find instal new font. I instal all font using eternal option in fonts. Click twice at new download font then file opened and have 2 options: Print and Instal.

_____________________________

Changes....

(in reply to MichaelCooney)
Post #: 33
RE: Text unreadable - game not playable for me - 7/5/2011 6:44:28 PM   
LarryP


Posts: 3219
Joined: 5/15/2005
From: Carson City, NV
Status: online
So did install work?

(in reply to PrinzHenrich)
Post #: 34
RE: Text unreadable - game not playable for me - 7/5/2011 11:28:24 PM   
PrinzHenrich

 

Posts: 815
Joined: 3/17/2008
From: Poland
Status: offline
Yes it is.

_____________________________

Changes....

(in reply to LarryP)
Post #: 35
RE: Text unreadable - game not playable for me - 7/17/2011 4:52:50 AM   
Alex777


Posts: 75
Joined: 7/3/2005
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: LarryP

I've tried at least ten different fonts and they just don't help. The text is unreadable in most places. It's sad because I really want to play this game, but I can't read tooltips most of the time, and menu information.

I have Widescreen monitors and Win7 on all my desktops. I don't know what else to try. The game is unplayable for me at this point. Yes I tried windowed mode and it helped none at all.


I had the same problem (in Win7 32-bit) but I solved it by turning off ClearType text in the Fonts section of the Windows Control Panel.

(in reply to LarryP)
Post #: 36
RE: Text unreadable - game not playable for me - 7/17/2011 1:28:33 PM   
LarryP


Posts: 3219
Joined: 5/15/2005
From: Carson City, NV
Status: online
I tried that and it made no difference.

(in reply to Alex777)
Post #: 37
RE: Text unreadable - game not playable for me - 7/17/2011 5:07:30 PM   
Alex777


Posts: 75
Joined: 7/3/2005
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: LarryP

I tried that and it made no difference.


Are you running the program in Windows XP compatibility mode? That is what I use.

(in reply to LarryP)
Post #: 38
RE: Text unreadable - game not playable for me - 7/17/2011 5:46:47 PM   
LarryP


Posts: 3219
Joined: 5/15/2005
From: Carson City, NV
Status: online
I just tried that, thinking hey, you may have something there. Nope, the tooltips that pop up are still unreadable. Dang, this is really maddening. I really appreciate your input here. That was a good idea too.

I have not been able to play this game since I bought it. All text is messed up. The only game this has ever happened to out of hundreds I've played. I have over 50 games on this machine and never had this issue.

(in reply to Alex777)
Post #: 39
RE: Text unreadable - game not playable for me - 4/25/2012 7:56:05 AM   
spelk


Posts: 292
Joined: 10/15/2003
From: United Kingdom
Status: offline
I have the same problems as the OP, with textual content in the game.

It seems on a Windows 7 laptop with a native 1600x900 resolution, even running in Windowed mode, the problem exists. With Georgia set as the font in the ini file, I had slightly better results by turning off ClearType - however the results weren't brilliant - seems to be parts of the font are not rendered properly, both with Georgia and Courier New. However the "bold" effect caused was removed, by removing ClearType effects. Shame it made using the laptop eye-wateringly painful for the rest of the time. And it didn't fully fix the problem with the games text. Sadly.

Here's the main menu - you can see some sort of tearing on the images there..


Here's the main screen showing both texts, info panel and hove over names




Here's the popup menu in game, again you can see some sort of distortion in the text used there


And this is in a Windowed version of the game, where the resolution of the laptop shouldn't affect it. I've tried it with and without XP Compatibility mode.

< Message edited by spelk -- 4/25/2012 8:00:40 AM >


_____________________________

spelk @ sugarfreegamer.com

(in reply to MichaelCooney)
Post #: 40
RE: Text unreadable - game not playable for me - 4/25/2012 2:05:50 PM   
LarryP


Posts: 3219
Joined: 5/15/2005
From: Carson City, NV
Status: online
Because of this game and a few others here at Matrix, I have become much more selective of what I purchase. This game has become shelfware for me. There are a couple of developers I won't buy from anymore because of their games not receiving the support I feel they should have. This is one of them.

Good luck with this game, as it looks better than it did for me.

(in reply to spelk)
Post #: 41
RE: Text unreadable - game not playable for me - 4/25/2012 9:40:02 PM   
Micha6162

 

Posts: 43
Joined: 3/12/2012
Status: offline
Hi Larry , i think the cause of your problem is direct draw like in many other older games. You need to found a programmer who creates a directdraw wrapper for this game.
This helped me for panzergeneral 3d scorched earth and people general.
I cant give you the names of the programmers because they has no time for other projects for the moment.
But i whish you good luck on your surch.

_____________________________

Michael Nowak
http://www.peoplesgeneral.de

(in reply to LarryP)
Post #: 42
RE: Text unreadable - game not playable for me - 4/25/2012 9:48:19 PM   
LarryP


Posts: 3219
Joined: 5/15/2005
From: Carson City, NV
Status: online
I have tried this game on Win7, XP, and Vista and the text is garbage on every platform.

(in reply to Micha6162)
Post #: 43
RE: Text unreadable - game not playable for me - 4/25/2012 10:38:43 PM   
Micha6162

 

Posts: 43
Joined: 3/12/2012
Status: offline
sTRANGE; FOR ME IT WORKS GREAT. I think its a problem of your graphiccard. A solution will need time. You should not count on help from the gamedevelopers.
When they cant make a lot of money anymore with the game the support runs to zero like in all old games, we must help ourselfes.

_____________________________

Michael Nowak
http://www.peoplesgeneral.de

(in reply to LarryP)
Post #: 44
RE: Text unreadable - game not playable for me - 4/25/2012 10:56:48 PM   
LarryP


Posts: 3219
Joined: 5/15/2005
From: Carson City, NV
Status: online
I've used three different graphic cards. I have spent weeks working with this game last year, I'm done.

(in reply to Micha6162)
Post #: 45
RE: Text unreadable - game not playable for me - 4/26/2012 10:24:35 AM   
Micha6162

 

Posts: 43
Joined: 3/12/2012
Status: offline
You shouldn"t give up to fast. Not many programmers are interested to help the fan comunity of older roundbased games.
But from time to time you can found such a good soul. Here is a directdrawwrapper which can help you maybe :

http://vogons.zetafleet.com/viewtopic.php?t=31583&sid=d2f426937c95952d1937b0675a87e169

Read careful the topic and put the draw dll and the configure file to your game mainfolder. For me it works good.

Micha

_____________________________

Michael Nowak
http://www.peoplesgeneral.de

(in reply to LarryP)
Post #: 46
RE: Text unreadable - game not playable for me - 11/5/2012 6:58:09 PM   
XLegion


Posts: 132
Joined: 8/7/2004
Status: offline
I had the same problem that Larry P had also with this game. Even worse in fact as the graphics were so crap for the troops on screen the game was unplayable. I tried every single one of the 'fixes' offered and none of them worked. This was a 'game breaker' for me. I haven't looked at this game in over a year but had some spare time today and decided to 'look in' to see what kind of support had been offered. Now I see. NOTHING!

I have pretty well written off Matrix Games now for anything. I have been burned too many times now. No support for "For Liberty" also. I'm out of here!


(in reply to Micha6162)
Post #: 47
RE: Text unreadable - game not playable for me - 11/5/2012 9:26:36 PM   
LarryP


Posts: 3219
Joined: 5/15/2005
From: Carson City, NV
Status: online

quote:

ORIGINAL: XLegion

I had the same problem that Larry P had also with this game. Even worse in fact as the graphics were so crap for the troops on screen the game was unplayable. I tried every single one of the 'fixes' offered and none of them worked. This was a 'game breaker' for me. I haven't looked at this game in over a year but had some spare time today and decided to 'look in' to see what kind of support had been offered. Now I see. NOTHING!

I have pretty well written off Matrix Games now for anything. I have been burned too many times now. No support for "For Liberty" also. I'm out of here!




For Liberty was a real bum deal for me too. I got tired of going into menus and NOT being able to click a Cancel button if I made an error. The devs stood by the fact that Cancel buttons were not going to ever happen. Among other things too, I gave up on the game.

H&M was an entire waste of money. Can't read the text at times. My gaming habits have moved on and so I'm seldom here at Matrix anymore.

Wish I had an easy fix, but I don't.

(in reply to XLegion)
Post #: 48
Page:   <<   < prev  1 [2]
All Forums >> [Current Games From Matrix.] >> [Age of Muskets] >> Horse and Musket: Volume I, Frederick the Great >> Tech Support >> RE: Text unreadable - game not playable for me Page: <<   < prev  1 [2]
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

1.305