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***EDITED TO REFLECT UPDATED RESULTS OF TESTING***
With all this talk about running Fullscreen, I decided to experiment with command line switches and shortcut settings.
I have finally gotten it to work consistently, run smoothly, without image bleed through.
The overriding thing to remember is that this game was written when Windows XP was still the thing.
It is not only important to have the correct switches, but the correct settings too. Switches are the codes that follow the "-" character, e.g. "-cpu2" or "-deepColor".
It is best create a fresh shortcut from your War in the Pacific Admiral Edition.exe program file, which I will refer to as .exe going forward.
To find your .exe file, go to the main War in the Pacific Admiral's Edition folder, find the .exe file (War in the Pacific Admiral Edition.exe).
Right click on the file. A menu will pop up.
From the pop-up menu select "Create shortcut".
Find the new shortcut (rename it if you like) and right click on it.
When the menu pops up, go to the bottom of the menu and select "Properties". You will get a new screen with 6 tabs on it.
There are 2 tabs you will work with: "Shortcut" and "Compatibility". There are important differences in how each of them work.
The "Shortcut" tab only affects the current shortcut you are working on, so if you have a Windows shortcut as well as this Fullscreen shortcut, what you do on this tab will NOT affect your Window shortcut
Conversely, selections made on the "Compatibility" tab are universal, meaning that all selections made for this Fullscreen will be selected for all shortcuts to the .exe file. Selecting for one means selecting for all.
This brings you directly to the "Shortcut" tab.
Click in the "Target" field.
Right arrow key ->>> all the way to the end where you will see the end of the command line which looks like this:
Admiral's Edition\War in the Pacific Admiral Edition.exe"
After the Admiral Edition.exe" add your switches.
My game is installed on my D: drive, therefore I use the following Target on the .exe shortcut:
"D:\Games\WitPAE\War in the Pacific Admiral's Edition\War in the Pacific Admiral Edition.exe" -px1920 -py1080 -deepColor -cpu2
*The -f switch is irrelevant. Do not use it. (If you're playing against the AI or head-to-head i.e. playtesting, and you wish daily save, use switch -fd, or -fw for weekly saves.)
*My standard/max resolution is 1920x1080
*The -deepColor switch is required for smooth map scrolling.
*I use -cpu2 to lock the game into using one processor for my own peace of mind (my computer has 8), although I have not seen it as required.
*I do NOT use the -dd_sw switch command for Fullscreen. I found that it was this switch that was causing bleed through in Fullscreen mode. That switch is helpful for the Windowed mode though.
After you've added the switches, go to the "Compatibility" tab. Unlike the "Shortcut" tab, ALL selections made in the Compatibility tab are shared by ALL shortcuts made from the .exe file.
Look for "Compatibility mode".
Click the box for "Run this program in compatibility mode for:"
Click the drop down menu right below that. I've chosen to select "Windows XP (Service Pack 2)"
Now look in the "Settings" section just below it.
Click the box before "Override high DPI scaling behavior".
The drop down menu below it will read "Application". You can leave it at that, or experiment by selecting "System" or "System (Enhanced)".
You likely won't need "Disable fullscreen optimizations"
This should allow you to run in Fullscreen mode.
"Reduced color mode" 8-bit or 16-bit color is NOT recommended.
It is important to note that if you use both Fullscreen AND Windows mode (I use Fullscreen for Replays and Windows for Orders in my PBeM) beware that what is done on the "Compatibility" tab will be in effect on ALL shortcuts made from the .exe file (for those of you who are nuts enough to make more than 1 shortcut). You can however use different switches on the "Shortcut" tab in each shortcut.
That being the case, I advise AGAINST the Reduced color mode for either FS or Win.
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700HQ CPU @ 2.80GHz, 2801 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
Windows Version 10.0.16299 Build 16299
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
< Message edited by Admiral DadMan -- 4/9/2018 1:50:47 PM >