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Resolution problems(?) with Uplink bought through Steam

Postby credible » Thu May 31, 2007 2:40 am

Hey lads.

Felt a somewhat strong urge to be a hacker, but since I haven't got the balls to go behind bars for it, I decided to go for this game - Uplink. Bought it of Steam, and everything was running along smoothly - till I started the game that is. I've played the game at a friend's house earlier so I know how it should look like, but even MY common sence tells me something's just wrong here. I'll post some screenshots of how what it all looks like for ya.
http://www.nerd-factory.com/screenie/

I use 1280x960 as my general resolution on an 17" Hansol H755 LCD screen. Windows XP Home is my OS. Tried to redownload and reinstall the game several times - didn't help a squirt. Looked through the posts in the forum, and one of you guys said I should create a desktop icon and rearrange the whole resolution from there. However, Steam does not give me a directory with Uplink in it, and if I tell Steam to create a desktop shortcut, the target is "D:\Games\Steam\steam.exe -applaunch 1510".

Well, anyone?
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Postby madsniper » Thu May 31, 2007 2:52 am

This is indeed a strange matter. I'm not sure what can cause this, but your native resolution may be a tad strong for the game. Maybe try lowering your native resolution before playing?
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Postby credible » Thu May 31, 2007 3:07 am

Thanks for the tip, but I have tried that already. Configured my Windows to 800x600, which is my lowest option, but the game interface didn't change from the pictures I showed you in my first post :(
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Postby credible » Thu May 31, 2007 3:13 am

Well, I figured it out now. By some very strange reason I do not understand Uplink does not work well with something called Windowblinds, which is a program that shines up the Windows interface. I unloaded the Windows-theme I had with WindowBlinds, and tried to re-launch Uplink, and guess what - it worked :)

Lill tip for you IV-developers out there tho. If you're tired of coding your newest release, fix up a patch making Uplink WindowBlinds-frienly, the theme was called Eminence btw :lol:

http://www.wincustomize.com/zoom.aspx?skinid=5758&libid=1
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Postby madsniper » Thu May 31, 2007 6:41 am

Glad it worked out for you, sorry I could not be of more help to you.
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Postby frenchfrog » Thu May 31, 2007 2:20 pm

There used to be a exclusion list in Windows blinds, try adding Steam to it. (you could also try adding [your Steam directory]\steamapps\common\uplink\Uplink.exe)
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Postby credible » Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:41 am

Clever thinking there, frenchfrog. Worked aswell. Thanks a bunch :)
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Postby KingAl » Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:42 am

Clever thinking? Isn't that the entire point of an exclusion list?
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Postby credible » Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:35 pm

KingAl wrote:Clever thinking? Isn't that the entire point of an exclusion list?

Who the hell knows there is an exclusion list in WindowBlinds? Don't make me slap ya, kid :|
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Postby KingAl » Sun Jun 03, 2007 5:16 am

credible wrote:Who the hell knows there is an exclusion list in WindowBlinds?


...me? ;)
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