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Windowed mode sucks
« on: March 03, 2008, 12:33:21 pm »
I usually play games in windowed mode because fullscreen games tend to lower my brightness/gamma for no reason, and I like to do other stuff while playing them. I tried windowed mode with UFO:AI but it repeatedly lowers my brightness no matter what I do, and it seems to take the entirety of my system priority because attempting to do anything outside of the game -- even in the main menu -- is useless, since everything else runs cripplingly slow alongside it. Can I see a fix to these issues sometime? I'd really like to play this game but these two things are stopping me.

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Re: Windowed mode sucks
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2008, 12:30:00 pm »
You need to specify more information about your hardware and operating system.


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Re: Windowed mode sucks
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2008, 01:34:14 pm »
OS: Windows XP Professional SP2
Motherboard: ASUS A7N8X2.0
Processer: AMD Athlon 2500+
Memory: 512MB (2x256)
Video: Radeon 9600XT AGP (128MB) (Drivers: ATI Catalyst 8.3)
Resolution: 1600 x 1200 (32-bit) (75Hz)
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
« Last Edit: March 21, 2008, 01:40:48 pm by ThePipgirl »

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Re: Windowed mode sucks
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2008, 12:42:56 pm »
You're rather low on operating memory, i've just checked that ufo allocates ~645 MB of virtual memory, so with just 512 a lot of paging may be going on and slowing everything down.

About that brightness, you can't just set it higher through the video options?, i don't think i understand the problem.