Full-Screen Tutorial for PWO (Easy - 2 Minutes) *New version works for everybody*

thunderclap

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1. Download + install 7-Zip: https://www.7-zip.org/download.html
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2. Download and extract latest version: https://tanalin.com/en/projects/integer-scaler/ Program is freeware and portable (no installation needed).
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3. Right-click IntegerScaler_64bit.exe, pick "Send to", then pick "Desktop (create shortcut)".
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Right-click your new IntegerScaler shortcut and select "Properties".
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5. At the end of the 'Target' line, add "-f -cc". (The -f puts it in automatic fractional scaling mode, and the -cc ensures your mouse cursor stays in bounds).
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6. Click Apply and OK.


7. Run PWO.


8. Press Alt+F11 to toggle full screen.


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Works perfectly. So easy. Tested on Windows 10 and Windows 7.


Note: The "Aero" feature (on, by default) must be enabled in Windows settings.

Note: if you have multiple screens, it still works great on monitor 1, but it messes up your display on your other screens, unfortunately. Saving grace for this is it's easy to instantly toggle between fullscreen and windowed, and your 2nd screen returns back to normal with 0 delay.
 
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Klay

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The 1920x1080 issue also is a thing with Win10, you'll get a black Schengen border "fullscreen" too
 

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The 1920x1080 issue also is a thing with Win10, you'll get a black Schengen border "fullscreen" too
This has been resolved with the new version of IntegerScaler - no issues with 1920x1080 anymore.
 
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I also suggested panning/scrolling to the author.
At that point you might as well use the built-in Windows magnifier - although that magnifies the entire desktop rather than the individual application.
 

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At that point you might as well use the built-in Windows magnifier - although that magnifies the entire desktop rather than the individual application.
Not really, the Windows Magnifier could be decent if it was more customizable, but it's a barely usable PITA. With scrollbars on 1920x1080, you could just hide a bit of the top and bottom's most useless 120px in PWO, lock it in place, and not even notice anything missing.
 

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The IntegerScaler program has been updated to allow fractional magnification ratios. So now everybody will be able to play PWO in full screen.

And it's still in active development, so maybe step 4 (calculation) won't be necessary at some point, or other features. As of now, it works perfectly though, much better than PWO's original full screen support.

I suggested improving the multi-screen support to the author and he says it's on his radar, maybe for version 3.0.
 

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IntegerScaler has been updated to version 2.17, adding the "-f" option, so now you don't need any math to set it up :)
 

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Greetings from the IntegerScaler author. An alternative, shorter version of the tutorial:
  1. Run IntegerScaler.
  2. Run the game in windowed mode.
  3. Press Alt+F11 (F11 while holding down Alt) when game window is active/focused.
Optionally use command-line options:
  • -cc to limit cursor-movement area to the game-rendering area;
  • -f to enable non-integer (fractional) scaling if you prefer fuller screen-space usage over image quality (not recommended).
Command line can be specified in the “Target” field on the “Shortcut” tab in properties of the shortcut (*.lnk) to the executable file (*.exe) of IntegerScaler. For example, with both options specified, the IntegerScaler’s command line would look like this:
Code:
C:\IntegerScaler\IntegerScaler_64bit.exe -cc -f
 

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It's a pleasure to meet you, MT4k. Thanks for signing up to share information about your useful tool with our players :)
 
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