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JA2 Technical problem - Edges of game off screen[message #320290] Thu, 23 May 2013 11:16 Go to next message
CrashGordon94

 
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Hey, same newb who just posted in the game help.

I have a bit of a problem with the left and rightmost sides of the game going off my screen. For example in the intro movie I saw the evil Queen DEIDRANN and now the first bit of the game messages are offscreen and so is the left part of my IMP merc panel, including the number of bullets in my gun.
I tried to post a screenshot but it actually gave me the whole game screen (including the bits I couldn't see when actually playing) when I did so. :confused: Is there a way to fix this problem? I'm no good with display settings...

Sorry for this, and thanks for any help!
Re: JA2 Technical problem - Edges of game off screen[message #320297] Thu, 23 May 2013 15:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Sam Hotte

 
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You probably will have to disable "stretch to full screen" or something like that in graphic driver's settings.

Re: JA2 Technical problem - Edges of game off screen[message #320329] Thu, 23 May 2013 19:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
CrashGordon94

 
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Ah, I see.
I'll try that and see how it works, thank you!
Re: JA2 Technical problem - Edges of game off screen[message #320360] Thu, 23 May 2013 22:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
CrashGordon94

 
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Okay, I'm afraid I don't see that setting in the Option menu, how do I get to it?
Re: JA2 Technical problem - Edges of game off screen[message #320370] Thu, 23 May 2013 23:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Sam Hotte

 
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By reading help documents (F1 is your friend), readme, using Google etc.

Maybe, if you tell us what windows, what graphics card, kind of display in what desktop resolution etc. some bears in the pit might be able to help with this ... Wink
Re: JA2 Technical problem - Edges of game off screen[message #320413] Fri, 24 May 2013 02:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
CrashGordon94

 
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Okay, I'll try and get those details.
Re: JA2 Technical problem - Edges of game off screen[message #320630] Fri, 24 May 2013 18:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
CrashGordon94

 
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Okay, the problem doesn't happen on my laptop, just on my TV...
I'm running Windows XP and have it plugged into my TV now, looked at the Properties thing from right-clicking the desktop and it's saying:
http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/vv305/CrashGordon94/DisplaySettings_zpsba932053.jpg
Re: JA2 Technical problem - Edges of game off screen[message #320633] Fri, 24 May 2013 18:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Sam Hotte

 
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What we see in the picture, is this the TV (screen #1)?

Try setting the desktop resolution to the one you play the game in (e.g. 640 x 480) and have the TV to show desktop completely. On starting the game in fullscreen mode it should be displayed OK then.
Re: JA2 Technical problem - Edges of game off screen[message #320837] Sat, 25 May 2013 23:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
CrashGordon94

 
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Sam_Hotte
What we see in the picture, is this the TV (screen #1)?

I presume so.

Sam_Hotte
Try setting the desktop resolution to the one you play the game in (e.g. 640 x 480) and have the TV to show desktop completely. On starting the game in fullscreen mode it should be displayed OK then.

...I'm afraid I don't understand, sorry...
How do I find this resolution? The one I showed was the only one I know of.

EDIT: Oh, I forgot to mention something. I'm playing the Gold version, if that changes anything.

[Updated on: Sun, 26 May 2013 12:49] by Moderator

Re: JA2 Technical problem - Edges of game off screen[message #320936] Sun, 26 May 2013 21:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
CrashGordon94

 
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Sorry to bump but I'm getting desperate so I looked at the Properties for the program and saw this:
http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/vv305/CrashGordon94/JA2Properties_zps08cf9921.jpg
Should I try this option?

EDIT: And I'll ask again, where is the "stretch to full screen" option, Google said nothing relevant.

[Updated on: Sun, 26 May 2013 21:24] by Moderator

Re: JA2 Technical problem - Edges of game off screen[message #320938] Sun, 26 May 2013 21:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JMich

 
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CrashGordon94

EDIT: And I'll ask again, where is the "stretch to full screen" option, Google said nothing relevant.

Take a look at the 3rd post here. Be aware that you may need to change the resolution first before being able to modify the the choices there. The resolution is changed from the options screen you have in your previous picture.
Setting the compatibilty mode to "Run at 640x480" may also do the trick, though I fear it's your television that is overscanning the picture. Take a look at the TV manual to see how to enable/disable the overscan.
Re: JA2 Technical problem - Edges of game off screen[message #320942] Sun, 26 May 2013 22:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
CrashGordon94

 
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Cool, thank you!
I'll try the "Run at 640x480" option first, purely because it's a little simpler.

EDIT: Typo

[Updated on: Mon, 27 May 2013 18:03] by Moderator

Re: JA2 Technical problem - Edges of game off screen[message #320995] Mon, 27 May 2013 18:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
CrashGordon94

 
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Okay, neither "Run at 640x480" nor the solution listed (haven't changed the resolution yet) worked. How should I go about changing the resolution? I know the menu from the picture, but what should I set it to? Do I set either of those other options on afterwards? Do I change it each time?
Re: JA2 Technical problem - Edges of game off screen[message #321082] Tue, 28 May 2013 18:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Sam Hotte

 
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CrashGordon94
Sam_Hotte
What we see in the picture, is this the TV (screen #1)?

I presume so.

Press the "identify button" (see your pic). If there is 1 big '1' shown on the TV, your presumption is right.

CrashGordon94
Sam_Hotte
Try setting the desktop resolution to the one you play the game in (e.g. 640 x 480) and have the TV to show desktop completely. On starting the game in fullscreen mode it should be displayed OK then.

...I'm afraid I don't understand, sorry...
How do I find this resolution? The one I showed was the only one I know of.

It's the one in the pic; set 'screen resolution' to 640x480 (and maybe even 'color quality' to 16 bit).

Disable Laptop's display so that the whole screen, everything is shown on TV only.
Now move the mouse around on the TV. If mouse pointer does vanish on left side your TV is probably overscanning this resolution (as Jmich said). You'll need to read TV's documentation in order to find out how to disable this.

[Updated on: Tue, 28 May 2013 18:53] by Moderator

Re: JA2 Technical problem - Edges of game off screen[message #321753] Thu, 20 June 2013 02:49 Go to previous message
CrashGordon94

 
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Okay, tried again on the TV running after setting it to the resolution my laptop uses, same problem... It seems to boot into the same resolution no matter what I set my screen's resolution to.
Still 100% fine on my laptop...

I'll have a look through the others solutions too.
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