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Re: Windows 10 problems/solutions please post them here

Post by mickar1 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:05 pm

As always, you've been a great help.

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Post by Section31 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:11 am

I just started playing the Ultimate Dominion Mod. I have to use DxWnd to play it. It works fine. However, each time I play, the game or DxWnd rearranges my desktop icons. How can I prevent this? Autoarrange is turned off in Windows 10.

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Re: Windows 10 problems/solutions please post them here

Post by thunderchero » Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:21 am

Section31 wrote:I just started playing the Ultimate Dominion Mod. I have to use DxWnd to play it. It works fine. However, each time I play, the game or DxWnd rearranges my desktop icons. How can I prevent this? Autoarrange is turned off in Windows 10.
I have experienced this before also, but no idea how or why it stopped. also mostly happened when I had CTD (game did not close normally)

question does this happen without dxwnd? does this happen on vanilla or other mods?

But I fear this might be system setting related.

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Post by Section31 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:36 pm

I can't start the UDM without DxWnd. I have not tried any other mod or vanilla with this computer.

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Re: Windows 10 problems/solutions please post them here

Post by thunderchero » Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:35 pm

Section31 wrote:I can't start the UDM without DxWnd.
it should start just have bad mouse lag. if it doesn't it make me think system/driver related or you may need to install directX redist.
DirectX 9 redist

but since windows 10 minimum res is 1024 x 768 it might help to use the UDM 1024 patch.

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Post by Section31 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:36 pm

Where should I place the extracted DirectX 9 files?

Also, can I install different Mods and play them without uninstalling UDM?

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Post by thunderchero » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:59 pm

Section31 wrote:Where should I place the extracted DirectX 9 files?
any where would work, after extracting files open folder and run the DXSETUP.exe
Section31 wrote:Also, can I install different Mods and play them without uninstalling UDM?
yes, this is the main idea behind the Multi installer. :wink:

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Post by Lassidor » Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:08 am

I'm trying to install this on a new win 10 comp. while running the installers (4 so far) I'm getting
"movefile failed, code 32
The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process" error on nearly every file in the install.

It gives abort, retry, ignore buttons. If I click retry on every file it works. This is making the install take several hours each. Please does anyone know how to resolve this?

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Post by thunderchero » Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:46 am

Lassidor wrote:I'm trying to install this on a new win 10 comp. while running the installers (4 so far) I'm getting
"movefile failed, code 32
The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process" error on nearly every file in the install.

It gives abort, retry, ignore buttons. If I click retry on every file it works. This is making the install take several hours each. Please does anyone know how to resolve this?
1. re-download installer
2. run installer as administrator.

let us know how those go.

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Re: Windows 10 problems/solutions please post them here

Post by Lassidor » Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:51 pm

bummer running as admin didn't change anything:( any other ideas?

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Post by Lassidor » Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:10 pm

on a whim I ran the installer under win 8 compatibility mode and ran perfect.

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Post by thunderchero » Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:16 pm

Lassidor wrote:bummer running as admin didn't change anything:( any other ideas?
first time I have heard of this message, so it might not be so easy

more info please.
what exactly are you installing? (exact file name)
when exactly are you getting this message (take a screenshot when error happens)
Lassidor wrote:on a whim I ran the installer under win 8 compatibility mode and ran perfect.
interesting since win 8 and win 10 are basically the same.

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Re: Windows 10 problems/solutions please post them here

Post by biabia22030 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:48 am

Hi,

Windows 10. I have the latest install of the vanilla BOTF/DXWnd. It launches fine now after applying the compatibility changes to DXWnd previously suggested ("Set single core process affinity", "Limit available resources", "Fix buffered IO after Win98").

However, in windowed mode I'm getting a very strange anomaly.
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The entire screen seems to "ghost" and only updates when I move the cursor over it (kind of the opposite of a cursor trail).

I have NVIDIA GeForce 840M, but I have tried running trek.exe with the integrated Intel card and it has the same problem.

Any ideas? I don't have the problem in full-screen, only in windowed, so I feel like there should be some setting or two I can tweak in DXWnd that might fix it.

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Post by thunderchero » Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:12 pm

biabia22030 wrote:However, in windowed mode I'm getting a very strange anomaly.
I get exact same issue on my laptop, but the reason for this is your max display resolution is same size as game so there is no room for window box.

example my laptop max resolution 1366 x 768 so if I use 1024 or 1366 x 768 version in window mode the window it is trying to create is larger than 768 height.

you have 2 options

1. use full screen version
2. edit size on main page of settings to height to 750 px this will skew game sightly.
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note; on my desktop with 1920 x 1080 monitor does not support 1366 x 768 so when using full screen version it will have window of 1920 x 1080 with game in upper left corner 1366 x 768 and rest of screen black. :sad:

but this issue happens with or without Dxwnd.

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Re: Windows 10 problems/solutions please post them here

Post by thunderchero » Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:40 pm

biabia22030 wrote:However, in windowed mode I'm getting a very strange anomaly.
I did find a second option to run in window mode when game resolution is the same as max display resolution without skewing game or editing game size.

In setting modify/video set the "Modal style" flag this should remove the window boarder and top bar. :wink:

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