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Windows 7: Game Doesn't Display Properly

20 Jun 2010   #1
Michelle Brown

Windows 7 Starter
 
 
Game Doesn't Display Properly

I just downloaded a game (Clue Accusations and Alibis) and it starts perfectly. It has a full screen mode and a windowed mode. The max screen resolution for my computer is 1024x600. The game in either windowed or full screen cuts off vital portions of the game on all sides. I have made sure that all my drivers are up to date, went through the compatibility wizard, changed my aspect ratio settings, and tried to reload the game...nothing is working to show the whole game. Can someone please help me?
Thank you so much :0) Michelle


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20 Jun 2010   #2
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I'm afraid I can't address that game specifically, but it sounds like the game is just bigger than 1024x600. That resolution is abnormal (specific to netbooks) and fairly new, a lot of games can't scale to that size.
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21 Jun 2010   #3
Michelle Brown

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

BCXtreme, Thank you so much for your reply...I still can't figure it out and it is frustrating :0( I thought if I put the game in windows mode I might be able to adjust the game to fit the window but I'm finding that to not be the case. Yes, I do have a netbook Compaq Mini and I love this little thing so I'm not complaining too loud about the gaming issues. Well, If you think of a solution for me I would love to hear it. Thanks again...Michelle
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22 Jun 2010   #4
stephanofke

windows 7 32 bits
 
 

I also think it's just that the game doesn't support the resolution of your screen. The resolution of those netbooks is indeed fairly new and older games don't support it ofc... The only thing you can try to do is trying different resolution within the game to try and make it fit your screen as best as possible or you'll have to connect an external screen with compatible resolution with the game.

Good luck and if you find a way to fix this yourself, pls post here too so it might help other ppl on the forum.

regards, steph.
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22 Jun 2010   #5
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stephanofke View Post
I also think it's just that the game doesn't support the resolution of your screen. The resolution of those netbooks is indeed fairly new and older games don't support it ofc... The only thing you can try to do is trying different resolution within the game to try and make it fit your screen as best as possible or you'll have to connect an external screen with compatible resolution with the game.

Good luck and if you find a way to fix this yourself, pls post here too so it might help other ppl on the forum.

regards, steph.
Unfortunately, a lot of games like this one don't actually have resolution settings. They have fullscreen, and a windowed mode where the window size is constant.
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22 Jun 2010   #6
Michelle Brown

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

If I find a solution (haven't given up yet) I will be sure to post it on this forum pronto. Thanks for the input I really do appreciate it very much. Michelle
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22 Jun 2010   #7
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Could you post a list of the files in the game's program folder? There is sometimes a file that can be edited to use a custom resolution.
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23 Jun 2010   #8
stephanofke

windows 7 32 bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
Could you post a list of the files in the game's program folder? There is sometimes a file that can be edited to use a custom resolution.
If that is the case, that would be awesome ofc
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23 Jun 2010   #9
Michelle Brown

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

Hi Guys...here is the screen shot of the files...I'm not sure which one you want to see but I opened up the pgame file and also attached the screen shot. If I should open up another file just let me know and I will post....Thank you for your help.


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23 Jun 2010   #10
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

When you went through the Compatibility Wizard earlier, did you (or it) try the option that runs the game in 640x480?
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