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H4 window mode 1280x1024

Postby Duzeom_ » Jan 6 2016, 15:22

Is there any chance to swith window mode with 1280x1024 resolution on windows7? Or full screen but keeping the ratio of the game? I have a monitor 16:9 and I see everything squashed, but I don't want to play on lower resolution.

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Re: H4 window mode 1280x1024

Postby GreatEmerald » Jan 6 2016, 22:37

Depends on your monitor's native resolution and your graphics card.
If it's 1920x1080, then you can run it in windowed mode if you set the taskbar to auto-hide (that will allow the window to fit the screen).
As for fullscreen, whether the image should retain the aspect ratio or not (and whether it should be scaled up or not) is usually configurable in the graphics control panel, which is different for every graphics card vendor. For some, you have to temporarily set your desktop to a lower resolution for the option to become available for changing.

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Re: H4 window mode 1280x1024

Postby Duzeom_ » Jan 7 2016, 12:24

If it's 1920x1080, then you can run it in windowed mode if you set the taskbar to auto-hide (that will allow the window to fit the screen).
How a taskbar influance window mode, because I don't get it. I have a task bar on my right edge of a screen so window 1280x1024 should easily fit...

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Re: H4 window mode 1280x1024

Postby Taro » Jan 7 2016, 15:55

Can anyone show us a screenshot with 1280x1024 in a window mode?

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Re: H4 window mode 1280x1024

Postby Duzeom_ » Jan 7 2016, 17:29

I searched the forum and found only one answer to run virtual windows and then run H4 on it.

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Re: H4 window mode 1280x1024

Postby Duzeom_ » Jan 7 2016, 21:46

Ok so I rummaged a little bit in my graphic card setting and voila! I have h4 full screen without ugly distortion and without changing over and over again my aspect ratio. This ends the case. But I wonder still why 1280x1024 option is disabled in window mode... because I don't see a purpose.

Again I was making my campaign in editor and resolution of 1920x 1080, and I was wondering why the game doesn't support higher resolution. The landscape in editor is almost the same in the game and it scales! only issue is with interface of the game...

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Re: H4 window mode 1280x1024

Postby GreatEmerald » Jan 8 2016, 6:55

Perhaps the window decoration is still higher than 56 pixels in size? Or maybe that's a bug in Windows. You can run it in windowed mode without issues on Linux through Wine.


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