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[V8.1 - Startup menu] List of avaialble screen resolutions is empty

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List of available screen resolutions is empty. I still can start a game but it runs in rediculously small resolution, because of that, UI elements overlapping each other and small text is impossible to read.

Is it possible to manually specify a resolution from a shortcut or some config file?

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Weird, I've had a few crashes, but it does bring the resolution screen up. It does seem to pause a lot, both before that and sometimes when it switches screens but it seems to work. Which version are you running, 'play' or 'debug'? I've yet to see a difference with either.

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I've tried both, same result. My original screen resolution is a bit weird 1440x900 - it's an old laptop with Mobile Intel 965 Express card, maybe it's somehow related.

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That's the same resolution I'm using without issue (so far) on a NVidia GTX 260m on a laptop.

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Then original resolution of the screen might not be a source of problem.

[Waiting patiently for next update :)]

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To an extent the problems with this are beyond our control. The display settings are drawn from the engine and the engine owners have never responded to any emails I sent them (I sent another one last week). I might pop into my work, where I'm technically still employed, and give them a ring at some point - it's an international phone call so it's not going to be cheap...

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Could you add an argument to the shortcut of the game in order to force a specific resolution? Something like "-resolution 800x600". This could at least be a work-around if you don't get an answer to your query from the engine people.

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Could you add an argument to the shortcut of the game in order to force a specific resolution? Something like "-resolution 800x600". This could at least be a work-around if you don't get an answer to your query from the engine people.

It would need to be a feature of the engine, for that to work.

I'd suggest this could be a display driver issue, first and foremost?

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My resolution list is full of all kinds of weird resolutions like 1050x1680. When I try to run it everything, including the cursor, is displayed sideways. It even goes fullscreen when I check windowed. The only resolution that seems to work is 1024x1280, but it's too small to read the text.

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HOORAY! I've fixed it.

I've tried setting different resolutions on my laptop, changing color depth, aspect rate corrections and it finaly worked after I've switched off "Enable rotation". So for everybody who has the same issue, try switching off screen rotation support in your videocard/firmware settings.

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HOORAY! I've fixed it.

I've tried setting different resolutions on my laptop, changing color depth, aspect rate corrections and it finaly worked after I've switched off "Enable rotation". So for everybody who has the same issue, try switching off screen rotation support in your videocard/firmware settings.

Unfortunately for me, I don't seem to have that option. I've looked up instructions for where to find that option, but none of the tutorials I've found have helped me. Where did you find it?

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Having spoken with the coder in more detail about this, it's really an engine problem we can't fix. We'll probably try harder when beta arrives as it's an issue it seems multiple people are experiencing, but I think it's going to be a massive pain in the ass unless Playfirst actually start to acknowledge our existance and fix the bug at their end.

However, if you do find any way to fix it, like Viik has, please share it on this thread as there may be workarounds to it.

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For the sideways display, I think I read somewhere you need to set the game and your monitor's native resolution to be exactly the same. Let me know if that helps.

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My resolution list is full of all kinds of weird resolutions like 1050x1680. When I try to run it everything, including the cursor, is displayed sideways. It even goes fullscreen when I check windowed. The only resolution that seems to work is 1024x1280, but it's too small to read the text.

My exact problem.

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My exact problem.

And it's still unresolved? I wish I was still rocking Windows XP, so I could be of further assistance.

Do you know which graphics card you have on your system?

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And it's still unresolved? I wish I was still rocking Windows XP, so I could be of further assistance.

Do you know which graphics card you have on your system?

No idea :/

Do you know where I can check?

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No idea :/

Do you know where I can check?

Is either of the procedures proposed by Maximiliam here helpful?

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Is either of the procedures proposed by Maximiliam here helpful?

Whom's Maximiliam? If it has to do with resolution, none of my resolutions are xenonauts options :/

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Whom's Maximiliam? If it has to do with resolution, none of my resolutions are xenonauts options :/

Hehe, you'll find out as soon as you locate the link in my previous post!

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Hehe, you'll find out as soon as you locate the link in my previous post!

My bad! I even checked your comment for links too ;)

My graphics card is: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 tx

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My bad! I even checked your comment for links too ;)

My graphics card is: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 tx

Oh, bummer. In addition to being a Windows 7 user, I'm in the competition's camp graphics card wise, too.

Are there any ATI supporters around?

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Since it's hard to get hold of someone more acquainted with ATI products on such short notice, I suggest you try to update your display drivers: over on your video card manufacturer's site, there's a neat utility that'll come in handy.

It can't find my OS. Does that mean I'm basically screwed?

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