DxWnd pre-loaded for BotF (solves most windows 8/10 issues)

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Re: DxWnd pre-loaded for BotF (solves most windows 8/10 issues)

Post by smoothgrandaddy » Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:20 pm

Hey guys i could use some help.Upon downloading i'm prompted to open DxWnd using another program, in which case I don't know what to select. I used internet explorer because if I didn't select anything then it wouldn't show up in my downloads. After it shows up in downloads it doesn't give me an option to extract files. Do i need to open DxWnd with a specific program? how do i extract the files?

I've been struggling with this for a couple hrs now, please help me!

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Re: DxWnd pre-loaded for BotF (solves most windows 8/10 issues)

Post by thunderchero » Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:04 pm

smoothgrandaddy wrote:I've been struggling with this for a couple hrs now, please help me!
sorry I should have updated files sooner they are now simple zip files. so they should be easier to extract. :wink:

check first post for new files.

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Re: DxWnd pre-loaded for BotF (solves most windows 8/10 issues)

Post by smoothgrandaddy » Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:01 am

I am making progress! I extracted the files from Dxwnd and found BOTF in Dxwnd, it had the green circle beside it. I launched it, but its not displaying correctly. It's in black and white and zoomed and stretched at the same time... but no lag ;) so that's progress.

Thunderchero, Thank you so much for your help so far. Do you have any suggestions to fix the display? I downloaded the full screen Dxwnd. Before Dxwnd I could get it to launch and it displayed fine, full screen and all. but had way too much lag

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Re: DxWnd pre-loaded for BotF (solves most windows 8/10 issues)

Post by thunderchero » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:44 am

smoothgrandaddy wrote: Do you have any suggestions to fix the display? I downloaded the full screen Dxwnd.
an image would help, with description I am not sure of your problem.

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Re: DxWnd pre-loaded for BotF (solves most windows 8/10 issues)

Post by starfleet » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:21 am

Hi, for me a configured the properties of DxWnd like this:
- Put DxWnd as admin
- Put the compatibility of DxWnd on WINDOWS 8

I have no mouse lag with this configuration, try it! :grin:

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Re: DxWnd pre-loaded for BotF (solves most windows 8/10 issues)

Post by smoothgrandaddy » Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:00 pm

After using Dxwnd I'm not sure if mouse lag is still an issue. I tried taking a screenshot of how its displaying right now, tell me what you think of it.

Again, thank you for helping with this, i'm not tech savvy but i'm trying.
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Re: DxWnd pre-loaded for BotF (solves most windows 8/10 issues)

Post by thunderchero » Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:11 pm

never seen that one before. :shock:

so if you run game without DxWnd it displays normally?

did you install multi installer using direct3d setting?

and video driver info might be helpful

right now only thing I can think of is turning off morphological filtering and crossfire.

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Re: DxWnd pre-loaded for BotF (solves most windows 8/10 issues)

Post by smoothgrandaddy » Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:40 pm

It displays perfectly running it without Dxwnd just has terrible lag. I installed it with vanilla, I don't recall seeing anything related to direct3d.

I've got a super cheap PC. AMD radeon HD 8330, though in another screen it says AMD A4-5000 APU 1.5, not sure what the difference is. 8 GB RAM

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Re: DxWnd pre-loaded for BotF (solves most windows 8/10 issues)

Post by thunderchero » Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:56 pm

open DxWnd.exe select then right click "Birth of the Federation" in tab select modify.

in new window for DxWnd configuration, at bottom left in W box enter 800 then in H box enter 600 click ok and retest.

see if that works

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Re: DxWnd pre-loaded for BotF (solves most windows 8/10 issues)

Post by smoothgrandaddy » Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:10 pm

It is currently working with no mouse lag and in its full screen glory! although i'm not sure why its working, which kinda scares me. I didn't make any permanent changes, i launched it in window and it started working both in window and as full screen.

I did as you suggested before, and it didn't effect it. But as long as its working now then i'm good. I'm going to check my settings again for anything i might have changed. I did re download BOTF an hr ago. I checked the properties on BOTF and took it off the limited color and locked resolution of 620x 480 , maybe that was it.

Thanks Thunderchero!

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Re: DxWnd pre-loaded for BotF (solves most windows 8/10 issues)

Post by thunderchero » Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:02 pm

smoothgrandaddy wrote:I checked the properties on BOTF and took it off the limited color and locked resolution of 620x 480 , maybe that was it.
I bet that was it, :wink: should have already asked that before, but is in first post

I also just tested with same display error as above, it was compatibility setting of "reduced color mode" selected on 8-bit (256) color
thunderchero wrote: DxWnd should be ran as administrator

The trek.exe in install path (vanilla or mod) should not have any compatibility settings selected in properties

do not combine other fixes such as wine files, dgvoodoo2 files or MPR++ when using DxWnd

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Re: DxWnd pre-loaded for BotF (solves most windows 8/10 issues)

Post by HsojVvad » Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:05 am

Just installed this yesterday finally got it to work. All I can say is THANK YOU VERY MUCH for all your hard work you have done. I can finally play one of my favorite games again. I tried it on Win 8 couldn't get it to work. Tried when Win 10 came out couldn't work. Came here since I haven't been here for a long while saw this, tried it out and YES it finally works. Great job and again THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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Re: DxWnd pre-loaded for BotF (solves most windows 8/10 issues)

Post by smoothgrandaddy » Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:20 pm

I had tried it before and it didn't work. I had tried almost every combination in properties. Only after reinstalling then changing the properties did it work.

Thanks for helping me out! i'm 150 turns in with no crashes.... amazing!

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Re: DxWnd pre-loaded for BotF (solves most windows 8/10 issues)

Post by thunderchero » Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:29 pm

smoothgrandaddy wrote:Thanks for helping me out! i'm 150 turns in with no crashes.... amazing!
that is nothing with Dxwnd and new multi installer release candidate I am over 4000 turn with out a crash.

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Re: DxWnd pre-loaded for BotF (solves most windows 8/10 issues)

Post by Arm1234 » Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:54 pm

Hi. First of all please let me apologise if I am breaking any rules posting this as I've only just joined this site. I have download the BOTF to my Windows 7 64 bit operating system and it just won't load up. Do I need to download a patch or something to get it working and if so can someone please tell me where it is located? Thanks in advance and again apologies if I have broken any rules

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