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Forbidden_Spell
9 years ago#1
I'm playing on a Vista laptop and the game runs fine, but I can't get out of window mode. Even if i set the options menu to a different resolution, its switches back to window on the spot. any ideas?
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sonic479
9 years ago#2
It is probably because the current resolution on your laptop is not compatible with the game's resolution. If this is the case you can try to do two things:

1. You can try to change the resolution on your laptop to match with the game's.

or

2. For the program of RCT, right-click on it to Properties. Under compatibility, check off the box that says about using it in 640 x 480 resolution.
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Forbidden_Spell
9 years ago#3
1. You can try to change the resolution on your laptop to match with the game's.
Tried it, no luck.

2. For the program of RCT, right-click on it to Properties. Under compatibility, check off the box that says about using it in 640 x 480 resolution.
I didn't have it set to run in 640 x 480. Tried it on and off with no luck. Any other ideas?
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sonic479
9 years ago#4
I don't as of now. Sorry.

Does it immediately go into window mode after loading the game (as in it pops up in window mode)? Or does the screen blink a little before going into window mode?
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Forbidden_Spell
9 years ago#5
Straight into window mode. I was hoping i could modify a config file to force it into... something. Older games sometimes have easy access config files, but not this game. Not really sure what to do now :(
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sonic479
9 years ago#6
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sonic479
9 years ago#7
I don't have a clue either. Sorry.

This game is not meant to be played on Vista so it is expected that you would encounter problems. Unfortunately, very few solutions exist.
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Forbidden_Spell
9 years ago#8
I tried running it in safe mode. it loaded in window, I set full-screen and it worked! then i restarted the computer in regular-mode. Run the game... and back to a window.

I wonder if something running in the background is causing it.
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sonic479
9 years ago#9
Probably, but it's great that you found a lead. I guess now you could use the process of elimination and figure out what is causing it.
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Forbidden_Spell
9 years ago#10
I installed Spore creature creator... wonder if securom is doing it? I tried ending all the tasks i could from ctrl+alt+del... no luck. I wish i could just access the config file and force it open in fullscreen.
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