preventing application from running fullscreen

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by muzikool, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I've got an older application that opens in fullscreen without an option for resizing it. Is there a way I can make it run in a custom sized window? I'm thinking of how you run a gaming console emulator and load the games inside taht window. Is there something simple like that to make it work? Legal and free, please. :)

    Major reps for a solution. ;)
     
  2. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Is it a 16 or 32 bit application?
     
  3. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Not sure. How can I tell?

    I checked the properties of the executable, but no info there. ???

    My guess would be 32-bit.
     
  4. VenomXt

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    whats the program?
     
  5. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    It's just an old puzzle game that is still fun to play. It's just annoying that it runs full screen. It temporarily changes the resolution to 800x600 while it's running. If I could run it inside an emulator of some kind then it could be separate from everything else.
     
  6. madmatt

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    Try this...

    Right click the shortcut for your game
    Properties
    Shortcut tab
    Run: Change to Normal Window

    If it is an EXE file. Right click the file itself, choose Properties, go to the Compatibility tab, and change display settings.

    (This works for CMD and BAT as well)

    i.e. Check the box for 640x480.
     
  7. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Thanks for the reply, Matt.

    I had tried changing those settings but it didn't make any difference. :(
     
  8. madmatt

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    Worked for SkiFree... sorry.
     
  9. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Ahh, SkiFree. I remember that game! Got a link? :)
     
  10. madmatt

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    One of my favorites...
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2006
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  11. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Awesome. Thanks! :D
     
  12. madmatt

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    I couldn't help fix your problem but at least you got SkiFree out of it.
     
  13. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Yep, but it's worth it!
     
  14. Mastershakes

    Mastershakes Moderator

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    Could I have name of this puzzle game? There may be a switch to enable it. If it was coded into the source of this ancient fun game.