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

thunderclap

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1. Download and extract https://tanalin.com/en/projects/integer-scaler/ Program is freeware and portable (no installation needed).
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2. Right-click IntegerScaler_64bit.exe, pick "Send to", then pick "Desktop (create shortcut)".

3. Right-click your new IntegerScaler shortcut and select "Properties".

4.
Calculate your magnification ratio. It equals your vertical desktop screen resolution divided by 600.

For example:
1920x1080 ratio is 1.8 (1080÷600=1.8). (see below)
1366x768 ratio is 1.28
3840x2160 ratio is 3.6
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5. At the end of the 'Target' line, add "-ratio 1.8" or whatever ratio you calculated in Step 4. I recommend also adding "-clipcursor" to keep the mouse in-bounds.
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6. Click Apply and OK.

7. Run PWO.

8. Press Alt+F11 to toggle full screen.


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.

Also note: whole-number magnification ratios will look best (eg. 2.0 or 3.0x) but might not fit on your screen unless you have a 4K/Ultra-HD monitor.
 
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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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