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Noob Posting - Help Required (Windowed mode ?) - 5/2/2008 4:23:31 PM   
Scritty

 

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Hi all,

Firstly, love the forum, it's nice to see so many friendly posts and replies - I have not always found this to be the case.

Have bought quite a few Matrix games. Have UFO ET, and Conquest af the Aegean as my most recent.
However, I would like to play Panthers in a window - 2 reasons. The graphics are a bit "splodgy" on my new(ish) screen - quite a bit of scaling going on.

Also , I would like to have the help PDF open for my first few games and not keep Alt/Tab ing between them (it normally ends in tears - be it CTD's or BSOD's eventually)

Can this be done ?

Thanks for the help

PC

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RE: Noob Posting - Help Required (Windowed mode ?) - 5/2/2008 6:15:25 PM   
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Welcome aboard, Scritty.  As far as I know, it cannot be run in windowed mode. There may be some obscur trick to doing it, but it is not a game option.


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RE: Noob Posting - Help Required (Windowed mode ?) - 5/2/2008 7:23:28 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Scritty

However, I would like to play Panthers in a window - 2 reasons. The graphics are a bit "splodgy" on my new(ish) screen - quite a bit of scaling going on.

Also , I would like to have the help PDF open for my first few games and not keep Alt/Tab ing between them (it normally ends in tears - be it CTD's or BSOD's eventually)

Can this be done ?

I recommend you to get 4:3 CRT monitor and plug it on your computer. Use it to play games that don't support your LCD/TFT/plasma (if you have one) native resolution.

By using two monitors at the same time, you can have *.PDF file open in other. Alternative for that is to print pages you need.

There is alternative for SPWAW that supports windowed gameplay: WinSPWW2. Check it out.

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RE: Noob Posting - Help Required (Windowed mode ?) - 5/2/2008 8:24:21 PM   
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Doesn't SPWAW run in Dosbox? I've been playing PacWar lately and I know that works.

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RE: Noob Posting - Help Required (Windowed mode ?) - 5/2/2008 9:38:27 PM   
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Thanks for the reply.
The DOS box got me thinking. It runs pretty well in Virtual PC (the free M$ Download) and that seems to have sorted out my problems. Installed my old WIN '98 on it

Added bonus ?

SO does X-Com apocalypse (perfectly) and all the other X-Com games, whether they are the original DOS versions or the tweaked Windows versions.

Thanks very much for the help

Paul

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RE: Noob Posting - Help Required (Windowed mode ?) - 5/2/2008 11:06:48 PM   
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Glad to help. Let us know how your idea works out.

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