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August 20, 2005, 8:40 pm
When opening Soldat on a dual monitor system when in windowed mode, it will open with half of the window out of view on the right hand side screen.

August 20, 2005, 10:07 pm
Who plays soldat in windowed mode?

Deleted User
August 21, 2005, 1:33 am
who playes soldat in a dual moniter system

August 21, 2005, 1:51 am
FliesLikeABrick does. bbgchips, I would suggest sending him a PM to see if he has any tips.

August 21, 2005, 4:27 am
try fullscreen?

and this should be in the need help? section

August 21, 2005, 5:28 am
quote:Originally posted by KoonWho plays soldat in windowed mode?

I do.. you mean its weird that I dont play fullscreen?

... I cant STAND fullscreen... actually.. I dont think Ive ever played fullscreen for more than 2 minutes.

August 21, 2005, 8:02 am
there are a couple ways to remedy this, but i need to know a bit more information about your setup. it is very easy to fix if your video card happens to just be a dual-head nvidia card

August 21, 2005, 9:19 am
I use windowed mode as well. I just find it easier to play for some reason.

I don't know why you're having a problem, seeing as how you can drag Soldat in windowed mode just like any other program. Click and drag the "Soldat" box in the upper right corner before you join/start a game.

Edit: I noticed that you said the right side is out of view... I guess you'll just have to hunt around off-screen and hope you GET LUCKY. Does it display the rest of Windows normally on your second screen, and it is only Soldat which doesn't show up?

August 21, 2005, 9:12 pm
I'm sorry but i just cant comprehend what would posses someone to play in windowed mode.

No offense intended to Mancer and Roy.

August 21, 2005, 10:05 pm
Well uh.. me and roy are both awesome at soldat? And we both rock at ruger?



August 21, 2005, 11:17 pm
Koon, bbgchips is looking for help, not criticism. Go start another thread if you care that much about it. In the meantime, stay out of this one unless you have a solution.

August 21, 2005, 11:29 pm
Well, i also play most of the time in windowed mode - and i also use ruger ^^

August 22, 2005, 12:54 am
quote:Originally posted by KeFearWell, i also play most of the time in windowed mode - and i also use ruger ^^

Ruger windowed soldat users ( [RWSU] ) Unite!

Deleted User
August 22, 2005, 2:04 am
quote:Originally posted by KoonWho plays soldat in windowed mode?

Ive been playing in windowed mode since 1.2.0

August 22, 2005, 12:35 pm
I love windowed Soldat, if for no other reason than that when it crashes(which happens one out of every two days I play it) Windowed mode can be salvaged, whereas Fullscreen takes my entire computer out with it(ergo, it crashes the freakin' computer).

August 22, 2005, 12:42 pm
Try this one: (if you have Windows XP)
- Disable fullscreen in config
- Go to the properties of soldat.exe and make it "Run in in 640x480 resolution"
- Run it

Effect: resolution is changed only if application is started and terminated. It's very comfortable ^^ It runs in windowed mode, in 640x480. Looks like fullscreen, but its much better.

And, you can in this mode switch between soldat and IRC client (alt+tab) without changing the resolution.

August 22, 2005, 2:34 pm
That's awesome, Karaffka. Makes all the menus faster too. :D

August 22, 2005, 4:21 pm
Maybe i would create new thread about it? ;>

August 22, 2005, 6:41 pm
well, it's the same as fullscreen for me.. so i don't know. i will just stick to windowed mode, or use good'ol fullscreen if i want. at least i can really change to IRC if i want ^^

August 22, 2005, 8:56 pm
Will you please stop posting whether windowed or fullscreen mode is better? Someone's looking for help, not opinions.

August 22, 2005, 9:02 pm
i know i can help him, but the guy who asked the question seems to have disappeared

Deleted User
August 22, 2005, 9:07 pm
I need a little help over here. I want to run soldat in windowed mode but the stupid thing refuses to do it. First I get an error that says: Error initializing 3d hardware. Your hardware does not support directx 8. Make sure to install the latest video drivers. Now software will be used... Then I get a second error: Could not initialize directx graphics. You must have installed directx 8 or better. Try turning off extra options like antialising.

I have directx 9.0c, 800mghtz PIII, and a Intel 82815 Graphics Controller.

Antialising is off, and I have tried it with Force Software and Video Compatibility.

The funny thing is, when I started a dedicated server by accident, it opened up in windowed mode and worked perfectly, even when I was mucking around with the options for fun.

Can anybody help me? (I am a ruger user and it looks like all the ruger greats play in windowed. LOL.) Seriously, I need to be able to keep an eye on msn messenger while I am playing.

August 23, 2005, 2:36 am
Whoa, wasn't expecting this long thread

I tried running it with 640*480 compatibility mode as someone mentioned, didn't help tho

I have a dual head radeon 9550, I can still play it was just annoying dragging it into the viewable screen

Thanks for the help everybody :D

August 23, 2005, 4:30 am
there should be a tool for your card which allows you to have it remember the position of windows on your screen, im not sure if that would work with apps like soldat.. i know that with nvidia cards, you can tell it to remember positions, as well as open applications in the center of a certain screen.

there should be something like this for ATI cards, but i cant say that I've used dual display ATI systems all that much, just my laptop, and even then i don't do anything very complex. If it was an nvidia rig, i'd be able to help you out more as far as the tools that they provide