Scaling is messed up in Universe, barely playable.

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Ghost Matter
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Scaling is messed up in Universe, barely playable.

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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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Any help? Is there a support email? I cannot find one.
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There is a support e-mail in the Tech Support Forum via the Tech Support FAQ.
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Thanks!
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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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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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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.

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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).

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

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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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Post by Wanabe »

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/di ... 915727053/
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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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Odd. I have never had any scaling problems.

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

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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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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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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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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Hi,

The issue is still happening. Is there any chance of a "legacy mode" maybe?
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Post by Ghost Matter »

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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