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Scaling is messed up in Universe, barely playable. - 5/31/2014 12:16:20 PM   
Ghost Matter

 

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I just got Universe and the font scaling is really off. I always had trouble in the menu but I fixed it by loading a game and going back. That doesn't work anymore and the game UI is too small now.

I tried disabling scaling on the .exe, same. I set scaling to 100% and rebooted, menu works fine but UI still too small.

My resolution is 3200x1800 (very high) and the scaling is usually at 200%.

EDIT: Damn, should've put in tech support. Can't delete the post :(

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RE: Scaling is messed up in Universe, barely playable. - 6/2/2014 12:36:35 PM   
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Any help? Is there a support email? I cannot find one.

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RE: Scaling is messed up in Universe, barely playable. - 6/2/2014 12:45:52 PM   
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There is a support e-mail in the Tech Support Forum via the Tech Support FAQ.

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RE: Scaling is messed up in Universe, barely playable. - 6/2/2014 12:47:12 PM   
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Thanks!

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RE: Scaling is messed up in Universe, barely playable. - 6/2/2014 1:16:57 PM   
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Hi Ghost Matter,

Is this with v1.9.5.1? Was it any different for you with v1.9.5.0?

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RE: Scaling is messed up in Universe, barely playable. - 6/2/2014 2:40:49 PM   
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I never tried 1.9.5.0 before. I got the game Friday and 1.9.5.1 was the version on Steam. Here's a set of screenshots for 1.9.5.1.

I just downloaded the one from Matrix and it works the same way as before Universe: the loading window is a nice size. Then, as before, the main menu loads, the Galactopedia and menus (except main with New Game, etc.) are all off (in bottom-right of screen) so I just load a random game; the UI is perfect. I go back to the main menu and all works fine now. Everything is as it was. The problem is definitely 1.9.5.1.

My ticket is #2014060210000342

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RE: Scaling is messed up in Universe, barely playable. - 6/6/2014 12:17:31 AM   
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I have also reported this as a bug on the Matrix help desk (ID #18312). I have the identical problem on a macbook pro with retina display and Bootcamp running Windows 8.1 64bit. The game is now unplayable. Any workaround or fix would be very much appreciated as the game is entirely unplayable now.

[Edit] Also downloaded the 1.9.5.2 beta which did not help.

Shane

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RE: Scaling is messed up in Universe, barely playable. - 6/12/2014 6:55:40 AM   
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Thanks for those reports. We are looking at specific areas that can be scaled up to be better viewable on larger screens.

In the next update (1.9.5.3) we have enabled scaling for the Empire Navigation Tool at screen left.

If you have specific areas that you'd like to see improved, please list them (screens, etc).

Thanks
Elliot

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RE: Scaling is messed up in Universe, barely playable. - 6/12/2014 8:03:42 PM   
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Thanks for the answer, it's greatly appreciated. I had sent you a message but I can't see it in my sent, I think it got lost along the way.

The thing is that it used to work before (I updated the imgur album with screen froms 1.9.5.1), though it needed a workaround. All the in-game screens were fine and now they're all too small and the main menu is incredibly large. So really, it'd be everything that needs a fix.

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RE: Scaling is messed up in Universe, barely playable. - 6/12/2014 9:46:39 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: elliotg

If you have specific areas that you'd like to see improved, please list them (screens, etc).

Thanks
Elliot


All of them. And resizeable windows as well, so we don't have just 2 lines that we have to scroll endlessly through.
The UI reminds me of MOO2 (but that is 1 place being compared to MOO2 isn't a plus...don't worry, DW is still the spiritual successor to it in my book) :P


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RE: Scaling is messed up in Universe, barely playable. - 6/13/2014 12:51:41 AM   
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Please look at the diplomacy text when the colour of the text is set to the "mutual defense pact" colour. I find it extremely difficult to read currently. Perhaps an outline around the text could be useful?

Also posted some possible UI alterations here:

http://steamcommunity.com/app/261470/discussions/1/540744299915727053/

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RE: Scaling is messed up in Universe, barely playable. - 6/13/2014 2:25:34 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Ghost Matter

I just got Universe and the font scaling is really off. I always had trouble in the menu but I fixed it by loading a game and going back. That doesn't work anymore and the game UI is too small now.

I tried disabling scaling on the .exe, same. I set scaling to 100% and rebooted, menu works fine but UI still too small.

My resolution is 3200x1800 (very high) and the scaling is usually at 200%.

EDIT: Damn, should've put in tech support. Can't delete the post :(



Odd. I have never had any scaling problems.

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RE: Scaling is messed up in Universe, barely playable. - 6/13/2014 2:27:12 PM   
Ghost Matter

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: solops
Odd. I have never had any scaling problems.


What resolution are you running? If you're under 2000x2000, no wonder.

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RE: Scaling is messed up in Universe, barely playable. - 6/14/2014 12:31:24 AM   
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Seconded - everything is too small at anything over 2000x2000. It's hard to impossible to even start a new game with the game customization screens. Every piece of text is too small on a notebook-sized screen (Macbook Pro in my case)


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RE: Scaling is messed up in Universe, barely playable. - 7/5/2014 1:09:31 PM   
Ghost Matter

 

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Hi,

The Main Menu and Splash screen are much better, appreciate it. The game and sub-menus are still too small though.

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RE: Scaling is messed up in Universe, barely playable. - 10/19/2014 3:43:23 PM   
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This is still happening. Could we have a ini file option to change it to what it was before 1.9.5.0?

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RE: Scaling is messed up in Universe, barely playable. - 12/14/2014 11:26:05 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Ghost Matter

This is still happening. Could we have a ini file option to change it to what it was before 1.9.5.0?

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RE: Scaling is messed up in Universe, barely playable. - 6/1/2015 1:38:48 AM   
Ghost Matter

 

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Hi,

The issue is still happening. Is there any chance of a "legacy mode" maybe?

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RE: Scaling is messed up in Universe, barely playable. - 1/3/2017 1:08:48 PM   
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Necroposting just to state this has never been fixed. It's disappointing as it used to work in a previous version. Also, larger monitors/resolutions are even more common than 2½ (nearly 3!) years ago.

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