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Workaround for reducing the lag when running on Windows... - 8/11/2015 2:33:10 PM   
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1. Firstly you'll need to download and install three extra programs:


D3DWindower

Unzip the downloaded file (D3DWindower-rED.zip) and copy the four extracted files (D3dHook.dll, D3DWindower.exe, DLLHook.txt and readme.txt) to a folder of your choice (ex.: C:\D3DWindower).

Click the right mouse button over D3DWindower.exe and select Properties. Click on the Compatibility tab. Tick the option Run this program as an administrator. Click on Apply and Ok.

Create a desktop shortcut from D3DWindower.exe. To do this click with the right mouse button over the file and select Send to >> Desktop (create a shortcut)


HotKey Resolution Changer (HRC)

Unzip the downloaded file (HRC_-_HotKey_Resolution_Changer_v2_1.exe.zip) and copy the extracted file (HRC.exe) to a folder of your choice (eg. C:\HRC).

Click the right mouse button over HRC.exe and select Properties. Click on the Compatibility tab. Tick the option Run this program as an administrator. Click on Apply and Ok.

Create a desktop shortcut from HRC.exe. To do this click with the right mouse button over the file and select Send to >> Desktop (create a shortcut)


Windowed Borderless Gaming

Unzip the downloaded file (WindowedBorderlessGaming_2.1.0.1.zip) and copy the three extracted files (WindowedBorderlessGaming.exe, ReadMe.txt, and license.rtf) to a folder of your choice (ex.: C:\WindowedBorderlessGaming).

Click the right mouse button over WindowedBorderlessGaming.exe and select Properties. Click on the Compatibility tab. Tick the option Run this program as an administrator. Click on Apply and Ok.

Create a desktop shortcut from WindowedBorderlessGaming.exe. To do this click with the right mouse button over the file and select Send to >> Desktop (create a shortcut)



2. Install the game and update the game. You can download the last patch (v2.50 )from the link below:

ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/UncommonValor/uncommonvalor-updatecomp-v25dr.zip

Once you have downloaded the file please unzip it. Run the extracted file to update the game.



3. Run the game and set the resolution to 1024x768 in the Preferences menu. Exit the game.




4. Now you must set the desktop screen resolution to 1024x768 to match the game resolution.

It's easier to use an utility like HotKey Resolution Changer (HRC). This way you don't need to restart Windows everytime you want to change between the game resolution and the original desktop resolution.


Run HRC from the desktop shortcut icon that you have created for the program. Click on the HRC icon displayed in the System Tray.





Two screen resolutions should be displayed. Click on the arrow in the bottom one and set the resolution to 1024x768.





Now click on the monitor and your screen desktop resolution will change to 1024x768.





Note: If by any reason the screen is not refreshing please click Ctrl+ALT+SHIFT+R to return to the original resolution.




5. Run the Windowed Borderless Gaming program from the desktop shortcut icon.




6. Run D3DWindower from the desktop shortcut icon. Click on the + button and browse for the Uncommon Valor main exe file named uncommonvalor.exe. (A.)
The default location of uncommonvalor.exe is C:\Matrix Games\Uncommon Valor.

With the uncommonvalor.exe highlighted inside the D3DWindower box, click on the Run program button. (B.)







7. The game should be now running in 1024x768 Windowed mode.






8. The final configuration step is to set the windowed mode to full screen. For this we will need
Windowed Borderless Gaming utility.

As the utility is already running (Step 5), we only need to configure it. While the game is running press ALT+TAB to jump to your desktop. Note: Don't have any other window open besides the game.

Click on the icon for Windowed Borderless Gaming in the System tray and select Add Windows (F3).




Press ALT+TAB to jump to the window with the game and press F3.

The game should now be in full screen.




< Message edited by VPaulus -- 6/7/2018 4:18:48 PM >
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RE: Workaround for reducing the lag when running on Win... - 11/29/2015 11:26:02 PM   
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I SEEM TO BE A BIT THICK IN THAT THE WINDOWS BORDERLESS GAMING WEBSITE DOESNT WORK AT ALL - HELP!

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RE: Workaround for reducing the lag when running on Win... - 12/31/2015 10:53:36 AM   
VPaulus

 

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You can download a similar tool from:
https://github.com/Codeusa/Borderless-Gaming/releases

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RE: Workaround for reducing the lag when running on Win... - 7/29/2017 1:50:28 PM   
VPaulus

 

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As an alternative to D3DWindower you can also use DXWND:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/dxwnd/

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RE: Workaround for reducing the lag when running on Win... - 9/15/2017 1:07:29 PM   
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great¡..as it has the best AI,,especially the Surfaces that happens every night at tassafarroga; tremendous Surfaces attaks¡¡

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