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    genkicoll

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    Windows 7 Display Issue Workaround

    Post by genkicoll on Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:55 pm

    OK, this isn't a tutorial on how to use the Forum itself, so it doesn't exactly belong in this section, but it is a computer tutorial, and since it will be easier to find here than elsewhere, here it will be~! Big smile

    The situation:

    On my true adventure games, I'm getting most of the image cut off, with only the left side of the graphics showing.  This first happened when I tried to play The Whispered World.  I tried changing my resolution, but that did nothing, so I set the game aside to play later.
    Last night I installed and tried to play NiBiRu, and the same thing happened!  Gah!   I then realized it was only the true adventures this was happening with.  Well, I just couldn't accept that!  RAAAAAH!  Let's go experiment!


    My computer:

    I have Windows 7 on this computer, and a widescreen monitor with my desktop resolution set to 1920x1080.

    After once again checking that it wasn't the desktop resolution, here's what I found:

    Because everything is just toooo hard to see (for me) at my 1920x1080 resolution, I had made a setting to make things look bigger.  This was the problem.

    The fix:
    (She's finally getting to the fix!  About time! rollingpin   )

    Right-click on your desktop, then choose Personalize.

    Look at the left side of the pop-up towards the bottom and click on Display.

    On the right side of the pop-up, you'll see three options:  Smaller - 100%, Medium - 125%, and Larger (my setting) - 150%

    Switching to Smaller or Medium allows the games to display properly when I play them.

    Oh no, a new problem! The Scream

    All of the shortcuts on my desktop have moved, and they're a different size, now!

    *shrugs*  Dem's da breaks.  It's the only way to get my games to display properly.  Once I'm done playing, I'll switch back to the Larger setting, and put my icons back where they belong.


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    luvtoread

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    Re: Windows 7 Display Issue Workaround

    Post by luvtoread on Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:55 pm

    The last two Adventure games I tried to play....well, I couldn't.

    I have a laptop Win 7  resolution 1366 x 768.   The only problems I had playing adventure
    games was a couple of older ones.   Never did figure out how to make them work.   Huh?


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    djrum

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    Re: Windows 7 Display Issue Workaround

    Post by djrum on Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:00 am

    I have a Win 7 laptop, also. My resolution is the same, 1366 x 768. I've tried to set it lower, but I get warning that I'd better not or my computer may screw up.

    The only problem...some games won't play wide-screen. I get huge black borders on the sides.

    genkicoll

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    Re: Windows 7 Display Issue Workaround

    Post by genkicoll on Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:24 pm

    I've found that Win 7 is really bitchy about some things Gah!

    If you play with the way your wallpaper fits the screen, it will also affect how your games display >_<

    At the bottom of the window where you choose your wallpaper, there's a drop-down box labled "Picture Position"

    Try changing this around (Fill, Fit, Stretch, and Center) to see if your games will display without the black bars.  It's worked for me Smile


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    Re: Windows 7 Display Issue Workaround

    Post by luvtoread on Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:01 pm

    (Fill, Fit, Stretch, and Center) Sounds like an exercise workout Snicker 

    genkicoll

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    Re: Windows 7 Display Issue Workaround

    Post by genkicoll on Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:19 pm

    Whee~!  You're right! Belly laugh


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