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Not in wide screen, need help - 1/28/2016 2:01:29 AM   
Fallschirmjager


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I have the game on a new laptop, I entered the command line entry and I am still getting black bars down the side of my screen when I play.
Here is my command line
-px1920 –py1080 -deepColor -skipVideo


What am I doing wrong?

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RE: Not in wide screen, need help - 1/28/2016 3:38:40 AM   
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Try adding "-f"?

shot in the dark but no harm trying.

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RE: Not in wide screen, need help - 1/28/2016 4:15:53 AM   
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Where is the :Command entry line" and where do I add the -f?

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RE: Not in wide screen, need help - 1/28/2016 4:56:32 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Fallschirmjager

I have the game on a new laptop, I entered the command line entry and I am still getting black bars down the side of my screen when I play.
Here is my command line
-px1920 –py1080 -deepColor -skipVideo


What am I doing wrong?

First off, that is not your entire command line, it is only the switches. I know you might think it's redundant, but pasting in the entire command line here can help immensely in many cases.

In this case, I am able to identify one definite problem. The "-" character in front of each switch is supposed to be a plain old "-". But the "-" you have in front of the py switch is not a real dash. Most likely you copy pasted that from the documentation and got a typeset character (en-dash or em-dash) that looks a little better in a PDF or a printed manual.

Delete the "-" in front of the py command and type it back in yourself. See if that helps.

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RE: Not in wide screen, need help - 1/28/2016 2:11:01 PM   
Fallschirmjager


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ORIGINAL: witpqs


quote:

ORIGINAL: Fallschirmjager

I have the game on a new laptop, I entered the command line entry and I am still getting black bars down the side of my screen when I play.
Here is my command line
-px1920 –py1080 -deepColor -skipVideo


What am I doing wrong?

First off, that is not your entire command line, it is only the switches. I know you might think it's redundant, but pasting in the entire command line here can help immensely in many cases.

In this case, I am able to identify one definite problem. The "-" character in front of each switch is supposed to be a plain old "-". But the "-" you have in front of the py switch is not a real dash. Most likely you copy pasted that from the documentation and got a typeset character (en-dash or em-dash) that looks a little better in a PDF or a printed manual.

Delete the "-" in front of the py command and type it back in yourself. See if that helps.




This was the issue
Cursed by my own laziness

I replaced the short line with a hyphen and that fixed the switches that I entered.
Now I feel dumb for even starting this. I should know better than to blindly copy and paste

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RE: Not in wide screen, need help - 1/28/2016 2:18:55 PM   
Fallschirmjager


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Where is the :Command entry line" and where do I add the -f?



Since someone helped me, I will help you

Find your War in the Pacific Quick Start icon
Right click on it
In the 'target' box
Type in -f or the other command line switches
At the end of the existing line there is a "
Leave a space after the " and begin adding in your additional switches
There is a full list under the 'Whats new document'

Just don't pull a me and copy and paste them blindly. Actually type them out or you could come back here and end up posting a needless thread.

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RE: Not in wide screen, need help - 1/29/2016 2:25:54 AM   
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Just don't pull a me and copy and paste them blindly. Actually type them out or you could come back here and end up posting a needless thread.


Don't be so hard on yourself we all goof at some point.

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RE: Not in wide screen, need help - 1/29/2016 6:06:25 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: witpqs


quote:

ORIGINAL: Fallschirmjager

I have the game on a new laptop, I entered the command line entry and I am still getting black bars down the side of my screen when I play.
Here is my command line
-px1920 –py1080 -deepColor -skipVideo


What am I doing wrong?

First off, that is not your entire command line, it is only the switches. I know you might think it's redundant, but pasting in the entire command line here can help immensely in many cases.

In this case, I am able to identify one definite problem. The "-" character in front of each switch is supposed to be a plain old "-". But the "-" you have in front of the py switch is not a real dash. Most likely you copy pasted that from the documentation and got a typeset character (en-dash or em-dash) that looks a little better in a PDF or a printed manual.

Delete the "-" in front of the py command and type it back in yourself. See if that helps.


The existence of these typeset characters is one of my pet peeves, especially when they are foisted upon us. I frequently delete them so that I can use a standard -.

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RE: Not in wide screen, need help - 1/29/2016 6:54:19 AM   
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Its bitten me before.....

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RE: Not in wide screen, need help - 1/31/2016 5:44:09 PM   
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The advice is always some form of 'delete the "-" and retype it' and the question (from new folks) is always "why?", so how does this look for a standard explanation?




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RE: Not in wide screen, need help - 1/31/2016 8:16:39 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Fallschirmjager




This was the issue
Cursed by my own laziness

I replaced the short line with a hyphen and that fixed the switches that I entered.
Now I feel dumb for even starting this. I should know better than to blindly copy and paste


Laziness? It's not so easy copying something with a quill pen on papyrus, cutting it out and pasting it with Elmer's glue. Tell me how I get that to work. It hasn't so far.

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RE: Not in wide screen, need help - 1/31/2016 8:31:02 PM   
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Elmer's? I thought they ate all the cows on Gorn.

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RE: Not in wide screen, need help - 1/31/2016 10:41:30 PM   
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Elmer's? I thought they ate all the cows on Gorn.


Remember Soylent Green? They make it out of gorns! In case you didn't get that, they make it out of gorns!

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RE: Not in wide screen, need help - 1/31/2016 10:47:41 PM   
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One of those eco-Nazis came up with that. They thought it would be, well, green.

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