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Author Topic: some full screen games won't run  (Read 3693 times)

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some full screen games won't run
« on: September 25, 2010, 01:23:10 PM »
I have some games that will not run properly unless I disable LBC first.

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Re: some full screen games won't run
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2010, 01:27:41 PM »
this is interesting -- presumably because LBC is on the screen docked?
can you tell us an example game or two where this happens?
when you say they won't run "properly" can you elaborate exactly what happens?
if you configure your LBC dock to "auto-hide", does this solve it?
if you minimize your dock to the tray, does this solve it?

if these things solve it, i could add an option to temporarily hide/minimize the dock when launching certain programs..

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Re: some full screen games won't run
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2010, 10:47:32 PM »
LBC dock is set for auto hide.  When I try to run some games, they dock on the quick launch bar and will not activate.  Some games just won't start at all.  One of the games that will not start is Titan Quest.  The games that give problems are Space Strike, etc. from Big Fish Games.  This is alleviated by shutting off LBC before trying to run the games.

I, truly, like the program and have had to uninstall and reinstall it due to the icon problem that I reported to your earlier.  The icon problem seems to have been resolved.  Also, I did not have this problem with the prior incarnation of the program; it is only since the last update that the problem has manifest itself.

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Re: some full screen games won't run
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2010, 11:02:45 PM »
if the problem really did start with the latest version, one thing you might try is going to the top Options node and UNCHECKING the "Disable Topmost" option (assuming it is set by default), since this is the only new thing that i can imagine interfering:

Screenshot - 9_25_2010 , 11_01_25 PM.png

anyone else experiencing this problem? i can try to add some test functions that might help us narrow down why this is happening..

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Re: some full screen games won't run
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2010, 11:23:30 PM »
ahh, wait wait.. i remembered something else --
I added code recently to have LBC re-adjust itself when the screen resolution changes.. i'll bet that *THAT'S* what's causing some of these troubles..
ok i'll add an option to disable that as our first test.. then if that *IS* the cause, i'll find a smarter fix.

stay tuned for an update tomorrow.

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Re: some full screen games won't run
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2010, 01:39:59 PM »
Can you try this beta:

http://www.donationc...arCommanderSetup.exe

First try it without making any changes to the options, to see if my changes fix things smartly.

If not, go to main options node and try unchecking both "disable topmost" and the new option below it, "readjust dock", and see if that helps.

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Re: some full screen games won't run
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2010, 04:42:53 PM »
By JOVE, I think you've got it!!!  :)    D/L'd and installed the beta as is and games now run.  No, a suggestion for a minor improvement - perhaps you could have option to alphebetize entries automatically?

Thank you for your rapid response and your rapid repairs!!!!!

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Re: some full screen games won't run
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2010, 05:00:00 PM »
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D/L'd and installed the beta as is and games now run.


that's great -- then i can leave in place the auto fixups behavior when screen resolution changes -- what i did now was modify it so that if the screen resolution changes, LBC first waits a tiny bit and then checks if the screen res changed because a full screen app (usually a game) is playing.  if so, then it doesn't try to fixup (undock and redock); otherwise it will.  and when the game comes out of full screen it should readjust itself to normal.

as for alphabetizing -- there are options to do that for directory listing nodes, but not for nodes which you create manually; i could add that though.