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DXWnd made easy - 3/13/2019 2:16:00 AM   
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I can't stress enough about the performance boost you will get playing this game full screen through Dxwnd with W10. So here's an easy way to get started:

Game should be installed in: C:\Matrix Games\Gary Grigsby's Eagle Day to the Bombing of the Reich. If not, you will have to search for the install path of your btr.exe file using Dxwnd after step 4. below

1. Download and install the latest version of DXWnd.
2. Start GG's EDBTR and go to "Options" and make sure the "Use Windowed Mode" button is NOT selected. Exit the game.
3. download the attached file called EDBTR.txt (also included in 1.04 and higher patches) and rename it to EDBTR.dxw. This is the preset configuration file for EDBTR.
4. Run Dxwnd and go to File -> Import and find the EDBTR.dxw file and load it.
5. In Dxwnd, go to Options -> Expert Mode
6. In Dxwnd, go to Tools -> Clear Compatibility flags

Double click the EDBTR icon in the Dxwnd screen and away you go.

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RE: DXWnd made easy - 3/13/2019 6:15:51 PM   
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Great tip - and a very handy program to get familiar with in general if you like playing older games

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RE: DXWnd made easy - 11/29/2019 10:31:06 AM   
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Do you have to do this every time?

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RE: DXWnd made easy - 11/29/2019 11:54:28 AM   
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Do you have to do this every time?

No, you just run the game through dxwnd on your desktop once its configured:





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RE: DXWnd made easy - 11/30/2019 9:08:36 AM   
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Thanks simo

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RE: DXWnd made easy - 11/30/2019 9:12:07 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: simovitch

I can't stress enough about the performance boost you will get playing this game full screen through Dxwnd with W10. So here's an easy way to get started:

1. Download and install the latest version of DXWnd.
2. Start GG's EDBTR and go to "Options" and make sure the "Use Windowed Mode" button is NOT selected. Exit the game.
3. download the attached file called EDBTR.txt and rename it to EDBTR.dxw. This is the preset configuration file for EDBTR.
4. Run Dxwnd and go to File -> Import and find the EDBTR.dxw file and load it.
5. In Dxwnd, go to Options -> Expert Mode
6. In Dxwnd, go to Tools -> Clear Compatibility flags

Double click the EDBTR icon in the Dxwnd screen and away you go.


Simo, where do you download the edbtr.txt from. I am not sure of how you get into the changing of files.

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RE: DXWnd made easy - 11/30/2019 10:29:19 AM   
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It's attached to the first post of this thread. I had to call it .txt so that it attaches to this thread. You can rename it by right-clicking it after you download it and renaming it.

But if you have installed the 1.04 patch, you should already have EDBTR.dxw in your install folder.

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RE: DXWnd made easy - 11/30/2019 12:30:27 PM   
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Hi Simo,

I did all this and it has the icon in the Dxwnd box. I double clicked on the icon in the box but the game doesn't start. Is it supposed to start from this icon or do you start the game normally? Thanks for helping.

I started the game and did a brief fighter sweep, easy, a few British planes hit balloons.

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RE: DXWnd made easy - 11/30/2019 12:49:27 PM   
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simo i did it twice so I have two icons up there I double click on the icon and it doesn't go to the game, not sure of what I did wrong?
I was reading directions on a website and I need to use the exe to start? I think I have it I went to add and added the exe file from the game into the program.





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RE: DXWnd made easy - 11/30/2019 4:57:41 PM   
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To use the attached file, the game needs to be installed in C:\Matrix Games\Gary Grigsby's Eagle Day to the Bombing of the Reich\btr.exe

If you installed it elsewhere you will need to change the path in the dxwnd settings to where the btr.exe resides.

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RE: DXWnd made easy - 11/30/2019 5:26:23 PM   
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I think I have it now, there was another step with the exe file, thanks for helping

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RE: DXWnd made easy - 1/20/2020 2:38:26 AM   
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Thanks!! With your help got Dxwnd to work on my Windows 10 machine. Appreciate the guidance.

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RE: DXWnd made easy - 5/9/2020 9:49:03 AM   
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Hi I have installed as you listed and as the person above on double clicking the game icon nothing happens. My game is in D: matrix games etc as is the exe for it and the dx file. I have put that in the dx file folder as you instructed but nothing happens when double clicking the icon?

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RE: DXWnd made easy - 5/9/2020 1:20:54 PM   
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I better go through what I have done. I downloaded the latest DXWnd file onto my desktop. My game is in D: matrix games(etc) and the exe and the dx file is there.
I followed the steps below
. Download and install the latest version of DXWnd.
2. Start GG's EDBTR and go to "Options" and make sure the "Use Windowed Mode" button is NOT selected. Exit the game.
3. download the attached file called EDBTR.txt (also included in 1.04 and higher patches) and rename it to EDBTR.dxw. This is the preset configuration file for EDBTR.
4. Run Dxwnd and go to File -> Import and find the EDBTR.dxw file and load it.
5. In Dxwnd, go to Options -> Expert Mode
6. In Dxwnd, go to Tools -> Clear Compatibility flags.

The EDBTR icon is in the DXWnd box but on clicking it nothing happens. the edbtr.dxw is correct, and its in the same folder as the edtbr exe so whats wrong?


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RE: DXWnd made easy - 5/9/2020 1:40:47 PM   
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sorted - even though I put d drive in the dx wind had it on c drive - I modified it to d and now runs perfect - many thanks

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RE: DXWnd made easy - 5/26/2020 3:58:34 PM   
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Does DXWnd change anything else on your computer? Does it have an impact on other games and other programs? I bought a Win 10 computer recently and installed EDBTR, and I'm surprised at how slow it is. Loads slow, plays slow. In full screen and in windowed mode.

I have read through the above posts but I'm not really tech savvy, and I don't want to mess anything else up. I need this computer for work, and I can't afford to mess it up.

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RE: DXWnd made easy - 5/26/2020 6:02:46 PM   
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quote:

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Does DXWnd change anything else on your computer? Does it have an impact on other games and other programs? I bought a Win 10 computer recently and installed EDBTR, and I'm surprised at how slow it is. Loads slow, plays slow. In full screen and in windowed mode.

I have read through the above posts but I'm not really tech savvy, and I don't want to mess anything else up. I need this computer for work, and I can't afford to mess it up.


Hello and Welcome,
Dxwnd wont do anything to any other programs. Sometimes your screen display will be changed but only if you exit the game/dxwnd improperly (like a power outage or ctrl-alt-del).

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RE: DXWnd made easy - 5/26/2020 10:22:41 PM   
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Thank you. I will read through the above posts and try to work up the nerve to install DXWnd.

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