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Topic Subject:AOE Windowed Mode
Axoren
Clubman
posted 10-15-09 11:13 PM ET (US)         
I just don't like the fact that I lose track of time "playing with my food" in Single Player RM. I can't see the windows clock or receive IMs when playing.

I've found DWnd, a program for DirectX programs, but it doesn't work very well with AoE.

[/Your Reign]
Take that, Player 2!
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The Dark Archer
HG Alumnus
posted 10-16-09 00:42 AM ET (US)     1 / 21       
Nothing legal that we know about I'm afraid.

The Dark Archer

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Nacht Jaeger
Clubman
(id: RCM7525)
posted 10-16-09 01:09 AM ET (US)     2 / 21       
Yeah, we've had some threads about this before. The only way is by doing illegal things, so watch where this thread goes.

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Fisk
Champion of AoEH
(id: Fruktfisk)
posted 10-16-09 09:19 AM ET (US)     3 / 21       
If you lose track of time playing AoE you can press F11 in game, this brings up the time of the game, so if you remember when you started the game you should be fine.

//The warrior of Isola

"I lack quotes that demonstrate Humor Intelligence or anything about me."

Pineapplefish
Cleidopus gloriamaris
Rasteve
Clubman
posted 10-16-09 12:32 PM ET (US)     4 / 21       
This is also a problem on large screens - the way that the game is stretched across the screen makes it unplayable.

I can create a method whereby the directdraw messages are re-directed - and redrawn into a "windowed mode" but I am trying to get it to fit AoEH's site rules. I plan to get this out for the RasPatch and AoH mods.

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Helelix
Clubman
posted 10-16-09 09:49 PM ET (US)     5 / 21       
This is also a problem on large screens - the way that the game is stretched across the screen makes it unplayable.
I did some exploring on this issue because I have a nice 22" wide-screen and stretched AoE looks really bad. Once I found a solution for wide-screen issues I made a thread which can be seen here.

note: for this wide-screen solution to work I believe that you would need a relatively new ATI video card although I would also expect Nvidea cards to also have similar options.

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VEGoGo
Banned
posted 10-18-09 07:19 AM ET (US)     6 / 21       
No thanks. - Darky

[This message has been edited by The Dark Archer (edited 10-18-2009 @ 04:41 PM).]

Mamluke Dynasty
Clubman
posted 10-18-09 08:03 AM ET (US)     7 / 21       
I too have the problem where the game takes up the entire screen and I've set the graphics options to 'Maintain aspect ratio' on my nVidia card but there is no difference.

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[This message has been edited by Mamluke Dynasty (edited 10-18-2009 @ 10:29 AM).]

MrCheeze
Clubman
posted 10-18-09 10:13 AM ET (US)     8 / 21       
You're going to be banned by the time I come back, Veg. The Code of Conduct is serious business here.

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Fisk
Champion of AoEH
(id: Fruktfisk)
posted 10-18-09 11:54 AM ET (US)     9 / 21       
I think it'll just be a warning, mods are pretty cool these days.

//The warrior of Isola

"I lack quotes that demonstrate Humor Intelligence or anything about me."

Pineapplefish
Cleidopus gloriamaris
Suppiluliuma
AoEH Seraph
posted 10-18-09 12:43 PM ET (US)     10 / 21       
Even RCM and his huge ban-stick? o.O
Axoren
Clubman
posted 10-18-09 01:35 PM ET (US)     11 / 21       
Is it illegal to use a virtual machine running '98 to play this in?

[/Your Reign]
Take that, Player 2!
The Dark Archer
HG Alumnus
posted 10-18-09 04:57 PM ET (US)     12 / 21       
For the record evading a ban is a banable offense. Like reverse engineering a non open source game. And Axoren AFAIK that shouldn't be a problem.

Edit: Major typo.

The Dark Archer

"Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value." - Albert Einstein
"I once met a girl who looked like a camel" - Rasteve
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[This message has been edited by The Dark Archer (edited 10-19-2009 @ 06:48 PM).]

Axoren
Clubman
posted 10-19-09 06:35 PM ET (US)     13 / 21       
Should be? or shouldn't?

[/Your Reign]
Take that, Player 2!
The Dark Archer
HG Alumnus
posted 10-19-09 06:49 PM ET (US)     14 / 21       
Er. Whoops.

Fixed now.

The Dark Archer

"Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value." - Albert Einstein
"I once met a girl who looked like a camel" - Rasteve
Death of the Morads | AoEH Design Series II | Out From the Cliffs
Stone Thrower
Clubman
posted 10-20-09 03:30 AM ET (US)     15 / 21       
AOE uses a different colour pallette to Windows, so if you did manage to get into a window some of the colours could be messed up.
pmcllc
Clubman
posted 09-25-12 03:46 PM ET (US)     16 / 21       
I have found this lynk for downloading the window mode

http://vrublevsky.org/blog/2008/10/13/aoe-rise-of-rome-mod-v211/

but only works for version 1.0a and not for other versions.
Asian players use v1.0b and broadcast their games here

http://www.twitch.tv/gametv00/

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[This message has been edited by pmcllc (edited 09-25-2012 @ 03:51 PM).]

Suppiluliuma
AoEH Seraph
posted 09-26-12 00:24 AM ET (US)     17 / 21       
A couple of other threads deal with the same subject so I changed their names and closed them. I wanted to merge them but apparently that can't be done here
Eurotool
Hero
posted 09-27-12 08:06 PM ET (US)     18 / 21       
Lol... how do you bump them up ?

anterior2
Scenario Design Expert
posted 09-28-12 01:57 AM ET (US)     19 / 21       
You don't. They're closed.

Anyway, how come I saw this guy in one of the other threads with the custom title "AoEH Seraph" with a black name? He isn't/can't be seraph, so who gave him that title?

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Fisk
Champion of AoEH
(id: Fruktfisk)
posted 09-28-12 09:05 AM ET (US)     20 / 21       
Dr. Lorenzo was AoEH Seraph before The Dark Archer. Apparently he got to keep the title even after he left the job.

//The warrior of Isola

"I lack quotes that demonstrate Humor Intelligence or anything about me."

Pineapplefish
Cleidopus gloriamaris
Eurotool
Hero
posted 09-29-12 04:22 PM ET (US)     21 / 21       
You don't. They're closed.
Wow, that answers very well my question, thanks

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