BOTF All in One installer 2.0.0 (Released 7-10-2020)

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Re: BOTF All in One installer 2.0.0 (Released 7-10-2020)

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Hi All,

I have had an issue after installing from this version of the installer. I tried running one of the variants (AAML) but it wouldn't load properly. It displayed the all the visuals to the lower right corner of the screen and non of the buttons worked. I had to use the Task Manager to close the game. I'm on WIN10 64bit. I tried it with some of the others as well with the same result.

Is this a problem that's known? If so, is there a fix?

Thanks for any advice.

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Re: BOTF All in One installer 2.0.0 (Released 7-10-2020)

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sounds like your system does not support 1366 x 768 or you are using dual monitors

read complete topic for dual monitor issues
viewtopic.php?p=51570#p51570

How to check if resolution is supported by BOTF
viewtopic.php?p=53092#p53092

also check "Windows scale" setting
viewtopic.php?p=53094#p53094
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Re: BOTF All in One installer 2.0.0 (Released 7-10-2020)

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I am having an issue, and it's likely known, where when I load/start a game the galaxy/tactical screen is boxed in on the edges. From the top it obscures 3/4 of the TURN button and from the left it just begins to obscure the text of TOTAL CREDITS, CREDITS PER TURN, etc.

Interestingly, if I print screen this when I load the png I took, it all looks normal in the screenshot.

I've tried a number of options in DxWnd under the Video tab to see if I can correct it that way, to no avail.

Any thoughts?

Edit: Just to clarify, my Windows Scale is at 100% and below is my Video tab settings in DxWnd:

https://ibb.co/3pL49FX
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Re: BOTF All in One installer 2.0.0 (Released 7-10-2020)

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Perilous1 wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 9:01 pm I am having an issue, and it's likely known, where when I load/start a game the galaxy/tactical screen is boxed in on the edges. From the top it obscures 3/4 of the TURN button and from the left it just begins to obscure the text of TOTAL CREDITS, CREDITS PER TURN, etc.

Interestingly, if I print screen this when I load the png I took, it all looks normal in the screenshot.

I've tried a number of options in DxWnd under the Video tab to see if I can correct it that way, to no avail.

Any thoughts?

Edit: Just to clarify, my Windows Scale is at 100% and below is my Video tab settings in DxWnd:

https://ibb.co/3pL49FX
to be honest no idea, if it looks normal in screenshot can you take a picture with your phone?

are you using windowed or fullscreen?
did you check if you system supports installed resolution? what resolution did you install?
does this happen on mods or just vanilla or on what version is this happening.

is this installer 2.0.0 or 2.0.1 beta?

but I have never heard of this issue before.
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Re: BOTF All in One installer 2.0.0 (Released 7-10-2020)

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thunderchero wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 9:44 pm
Perilous1 wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 9:01 pm I am having an issue, and it's likely known, where when I load/start a game the galaxy/tactical screen is boxed in on the edges. From the top it obscures 3/4 of the TURN button and from the left it just begins to obscure the text of TOTAL CREDITS, CREDITS PER TURN, etc.

Interestingly, if I print screen this when I load the png I took, it all looks normal in the screenshot.

I've tried a number of options in DxWnd under the Video tab to see if I can correct it that way, to no avail.

Any thoughts?

Edit: Just to clarify, my Windows Scale is at 100% and below is my Video tab settings in DxWnd:

https://ibb.co/3pL49FX
to be honest no idea, if it looks normal in screenshot can you take a picture with your phone?

are you using windowed or fullscreen?
did you check if you system supports installed resolution? what resolution did you install?
does this happen on mods or just vanilla or on what version is this happening.

is this installer 2.0.0 or 2.0.1 beta?

but I have never heard of this issue before.
Version installed is 2.0.0
Installed resolution was 1920x1080
My system supports that resolution, though my desktop resolution is 2566x1440
This is happening on Vanilla, though I did modify some ship stats in UE.
Here is close-up shot with my phone:

https://ibb.co/bWmwBLg
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Perilous1 wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:12 pm though my desktop resolution is 2566x1440
that is an odd widescreen resolution, 2566 x 1440 = 1920 x 1077 (not 1080) so aspect ratio is not matching. So part of game is off screen?

you might have to play in windowed mode.

you might also try to make a custom resolution with your video software if it allows.
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Re: BOTF All in One installer 2.0.0 (Released 7-10-2020)

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thunderchero wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:26 pm
Perilous1 wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:12 pm though my desktop resolution is 2566x1440
that is an odd widescreen resolution, 2566 x 1440 = 1920 x 1077 (not 1080) so aspect ratio is not matching. So part of game is off screen?

you might have to play in windowed mode.

you might also try to make a custom resolution with your video software if it allows.
Running it Windowed fixes the issue. It lacks that nostalgic feel, but it's better than the alternative.

I appreciate you taking the time to work with me on this.
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you could try the beta installer, it uses proxy files created by dxwnd

viewtopic.php?p=56455#p56455
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Re: BOTF All in One installer 2.0.0 (Released 7-10-2020)

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thunderchero wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:26 pmthat is an odd widescreen resolution, 2566 x 1440 = 1920 x 1077 (not 1080) so aspect ratio is not matching....

you might also try to make a custom resolution with your video software if it allows.
This issue might be solvable with the same settings causing my old stretch problem for 800x600 GUI in 16x9 (I had to select 'keep aspect ratio').

E.g. in Windows 10 right-click anywhere on the desktop:
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Check mark is german for 'keep aspect ratio' for the problem at hand you might need one of the other options?


thunderchero wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 11:18 pmyou could try the beta installer, it uses proxy files created by dxwnd
OT: I used ini TURNSTATUS=ON to crash BotF using ddraw proxy. It did not cause the same after-crash lag issue for me as with winmm proxy.

Note: DCER & me removed codes of this log feature for fix patches, so Turnstatus=ON can crash ECM and other mods using those patches.
I don't know how many bugs is too many but that point is reached somewhere before however many in BotF is.
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Spocks-cuddly-tribble wrote: Thu Jun 16, 2022 8:43 am This issue might be solvable with the same settings causing my old stretch problem for 800x600 GUI in 16x9 (I had to select 'keep aspect ratio').
it might help but I doubt it, what make no sense is pixel 0 - 0 (upper left pixel of game) is not in upper left of screen. It is like his monitor has a boarder that cover part of screen. plus when screenshot is fully displayed (no error) his video software is placing correctly but monitor does not have correct 0 - 0?

starting to wonder if this is a tv used as a monitor?
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Re: BOTF All in One installer 2.0.0 (Released 7-10-2020)

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thunderchero wrote: Thu Jun 16, 2022 10:03 amit might help but I doubt it, what make no sense is pixel 0 - 0 (upper left pixel of game) is not in upper left of screen.
Maybe not, but some of those windows OS/graphic driver shenanigans are counterintuitive (one of the settings can stretch the display beyond screen borders, displaying only the center area).

You can test said effects with tesktop background pictures (not the same menu):
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I don't know how many bugs is too many but that point is reached somewhere before however many in BotF is.
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Re: BOTF All in One installer 2.0.0 (Released 7-10-2020)

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Just to add clarification I have a one monitor setup. It's a Samsung S32D850 32-inch monitor.

My graphics adapter is the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU.

I've tried "keep aspect ratio" and "adaptive ratio" within DxWnd.

I've also changed my desktop resolution to 1920x1080 to match the installed resolution I chose for the mods.

I think the oddball default resolution of 2560x1440 Windows 10 says is optimal for my hardware is likely what is causing this issue.

I cannot find any choice of options within DxWnd to make even the slightest adjustment within the game's borders.

btw: I am using the new beta version of the installer now with the newer DxWnd.
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I just figured out a solution while dinking around in the Nvidia Control Panel.

Setting the Scaling to Aspect Ratio specifically on the GPU (it defaults to Display) corrected the problem.

https://ibb.co/f81PcTy
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Perilous1 wrote: Thu Jun 16, 2022 11:42 amI've tried "keep aspect ratio" and "adaptive ratio" within DxWnd.
Perilous1 wrote: Thu Jun 16, 2022 11:57 amSetting the Scaling to Aspect Ratio specifically on the GPU (it defaults to Display) corrected the problem.
Yes, the OS / graphic driver setting for full screen apps takes precedence over settings within DxWnd (so 'keep aspect ratio' within DxWnd full screen is pointless?). :wink:
I don't know how many bugs is too many but that point is reached somewhere before however many in BotF is.
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Re: BOTF All in One installer 2.0.0 (Released 7-10-2020)

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Spocks-cuddly-tribble wrote: Thu Jun 16, 2022 12:10 pm
Perilous1 wrote: Thu Jun 16, 2022 11:42 amI've tried "keep aspect ratio" and "adaptive ratio" within DxWnd.
Perilous1 wrote: Thu Jun 16, 2022 11:57 amSetting the Scaling to Aspect Ratio specifically on the GPU (it defaults to Display) corrected the problem.
Yes, the OS / graphic driver setting for full screen apps takes precedence over settings within DxWnd (so 'keep aspect ratio' within DxWnd full screen is pointless?). :wink:
It might still work with those using only an onboard GPU, like Intel.
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