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    Windowed mode

    It would be nice to be able to run DCS World in a different resolution and windowed than the modules. This way it would be easier to load custom profiles to controls and use other 3rd party programs (teamspeak, etc)
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    #2
    Why can't you. Uncheck the fullscreen box and set the resolution to what you want.
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      #3
      Originally posted by cichlidfan View Post
      Why can't you. Uncheck the fullscreen box and set the resolution to what you want.
      He wants to be able to run the Options in windowed mode but the Sim in full-screen - without changing the options each time.


      This is how it's done:

      Navigate to ...\Eagle Dynamics\DCS World\MissionEditor
      and open the MissionEditor.lua with a proper editor (Notepad++)

      Make a backup of this file before you change it!!!!!!


      1.

      Than go to line #258

      and change it from this:
      fullscreen = true
      to this:
      fullscreen = false
      2.
      Now go to line #311

      and change it from this:
      Gui.CreateWindow(width, height, fullscreen)
      to this:
      Gui.CreateWindow(1024, 768, fullscreen)
      1024x768 is an example - You can put in your wished resolution for the windowed GUI.


      Now every-time you start DCS-World the GUI will be windowed in the resolution you have set. But the Simulation will start as set in the options-menu .
      Last edited 05-03-2012, 08:03 AM.

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        #4
        I see, said the blind man.

        Nice trick, I will have to file that one away.
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          #5
          Sweet
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            #6
            Fantastic mod. Thanks.

            Is there a way to do this with the multiplayer launcher as well? that would improve my experience quite a bit.

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              #7
              No - you can't get the MP-GUI Windowed while running the Sim Full-screen - the MP-GUI is already part of the Running Simulation.

              But you can resize it and set a new position by using this edit in your "monitorsetup".lua:
              http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=84270
              don't set it smaller than 1024x768 in DCS 1.2. !

              but be aware that it can go completely fubar under certain circumstances:
              >>DCS World GUI bugs
              Last edited 11-20-2012, 07:41 PM.

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                #8
                Hi, guys!

                When I try to save the mission editor.lua so I can run the DCS world in windowed mode, I got this error message, now what?? Please see attached. Thanks!

                Cheers,
                Vincent
                Attached Files
                Last edited 01-22-2015, 02:34 AM.

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                  #9
                  Is DCS running? Maybe try as admin? I often have problems like this in the user folder, when that happens I copy the file into another folder, modify what I want & copy it back.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Vinny002 View Post
                    Hi, guys!

                    When I try to save the mission editor.lua so I can run the DCS world in windowed mode, I got this error message, now what?? Please see attached. Thanks!

                    Cheers,
                    Vincent
                    Vinny, are you using Notepad++ to edit that? I would not try to edit it with anything else but that. But also make sure the game is not running before you mess with it. Not sure what else could be causing that error.
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                      #11
                      It would also be nice to be able to run in windowed mode with SLi working, like in fullscreen.
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by ChrisIhao View Post
                        It would also be nice to be able to run in windowed mode with SLi working, like in fullscreen.
                        Isnt that a issue to take up with nVidia?
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by SkateZilla View Post
                          Isnt that a issue to take up with nVidia?
                          Nope. "As always, we’ve worked closely with a number of developers to enable SLI in their games and game engines, and we continue to work with Monolith on Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor."

                          Link here.

                          In other words, both Nvidia and ED need to work on this to get it working as it should. I can bet my life that Nvidia wont come chasing ED to get SLi working in windowed though. There are some conflicting opinions on if SLi can work in windowed modes in the first place (considering other games as well), but it seems like the general consensus is that it DOES work. Crossfire doesnt.

                          What needs to be done for this to function properly I dont know at all (I'm not a developer), although I hope that DCS 2.0 will enable mfd's to be exported without using the "put them on another screen and grab" method, in case you use an ipad or somthing like that. I guess it wont.

                          Oh, and another thing. If the heat blurs or "every frame" options are enabled, the SLi also seems to become inefficient. This also goes for fullscreen mode.
                          Last edited 01-30-2015, 04:36 AM.
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                          Spoiler:
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