Matrix Games Forums

Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

Microsoft Surface

View related threads: (in this forum | in all forums)

Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition >> Microsoft Surface Page: [1]
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
Microsoft Surface - 11/21/2018 8:23:50 PM   


Posts: 230
Joined: 10/30/2009
Status: offline
Anybody play WITP AE on one of these? It's been a longstanding dream of mine to play my favorite 2D wargames on a tablet like this. I think it certainly has the horsepower, but I'm more concerned about usability. I don't know how easy/difficult it would be to play it with the pen and scrolling around, etc.
Post #: 1
RE: Microsoft Surface - 11/22/2018 1:16:47 AM   

Posts: 5242
Joined: 1/20/2011
From: Maryland
Status: offline

(in reply to Zoetermeer)
Post #: 2
RE: Microsoft Surface - 11/27/2018 6:41:22 PM   


Posts: 230
Joined: 10/30/2009
Status: offline
Thought I would update since I tried this out. TLDR, it doesn't work. Aside from the convenience issues associated with just using the stylus, the game doesn't appear to work well on Windows 10 with stylus hover events. As far as I can tell, this is related to the game's longstanding issues with DirectDraw deprecation. Basically the game is very slow without the DD software emulator turned on for some reason (--dd_sw), but with that enabled you get weird graphical effects anytime there is a pen hover event (i.e. when the pen is detected by the OS to be moving very close to the screen without touching it). Also, context-switching out from the game and back into it turns the in-game font into an unreadable mess.

Not really anyone's fault really, just the fact that the game was developed some time ago against an older graphics API, it seems.

(in reply to zuluhour)
Post #: 3
RE: Microsoft Surface - 11/27/2018 7:02:01 PM   

Posts: 4152
Joined: 11/8/2011
From: Poland
Status: offline
The writing is on the water
The captain is doing what he can
Stylus submerges beneath the surface

(in reply to Zoetermeer)
Post #: 4
RE: Microsoft Surface - 11/28/2018 5:15:23 AM   

Posts: 590
Joined: 12/20/2012
From: Now Boote's Void
Status: offline
install an emulator for XP over the win10 then play WITPAE on it ? And ah u will need a mouse...


"Battles are fought by cowards afraid to run" - Gene Wolfe

(in reply to Yaab)
Post #: 5
RE: Microsoft Surface - 11/29/2018 5:11:10 AM   


Posts: 4625
Joined: 9/10/2004
Status: offline
Hmm, i play the game always with a wacom pen in a wacom table usb connected to my laptop, i don't use a mouse. But i am in W7.

Btw this is my oldest piece of hardware i have and still works. I bought it in 2001, Wacom pen and table still going near 2 decades. Only pen tip points have to be replaced due to use.

< Message edited by Dili -- 11/29/2018 5:13:30 AM >

(in reply to oaltinyay)
Post #: 6
RE: Microsoft Surface - 11/30/2018 7:25:47 PM   


Posts: 373
Joined: 5/14/2000
Status: offline
Yes, I did play WitP on my Surface Pro. I experienced no particular problem.
Have a look at this old post of mine:

(in reply to Dili)
Post #: 7
RE: Microsoft Surface - 12/3/2018 4:53:56 AM   


Posts: 230
Joined: 10/30/2009
Status: offline
Interesting! I assume this is on Windows 10? Did you have to use any switches when running the game?

(in reply to amatteucci)
Post #: 8
Page:   [1]
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition >> Microsoft Surface Page: [1]
Jump to:

New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts

Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI