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Offline MaxAstro

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So About that Interface...
« on: April 09, 2018, 09:01:16 PM »
It's been quite some time since I've sat down with AIW2, as I decided that much as it was totally worth backing to the "first look" level, actually playing the first look wasn't really for me.  ^^;  But it's now definitely at a level that I want to jump into it and see how far it's come, so I decided to fire it up.

One abnormally long load time later, I am greeted with the attached image.

And that is AFTER I used Alt+Enter to fullscreen; originally it was a one-inch-wide bookmark strip in the middle of my screen.  XD  Closing the game and reopening resulted in a now square game window, but still with such low resolution that I can't really read anything and the graphical fidelity makes the game look so old I'm glancing around for a shareware notice.  :P

Once I got past squinting at the screen to pick an Ark and adviser (random thought: Would be really cool if different advisers had different gameplay bonuses), I was able to get into the settings and set the resolution to something sensible, and all seems to be fine.

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Re: So About that Interface...
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2018, 09:36:57 PM »
What OS are you on?  I'm guessing that it was old settings coming from somewhere that had it set wrong, from a prior version.  Sorry about that.

For the different folks helming your ship, we're making those cosmetic-only (as with the Ark itself) since people like to be able to customize function separately from form.  Customization of function will be a different matter, handled through the lobby.
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Re: So About that Interface...
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2018, 08:39:40 PM »
Windows 10, and yeah I figured it was some old setting still kicking around.  Can't reproduce it, so I wouldn't worry about it.  :)

Yeah, I'd guessed that was the case as far as the advisers go.  Probably for the best.

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Re: So About that Interface...
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2018, 10:38:08 PM »
By the way, I have the same problem (Windows 10 x64 #1709) with current version and NO previous local files. I run Nvdia GPU 1070 and a 2560x1440x144hz screen and I can reproduce it 100%

I delete \PlayerData directory for starters

DX11
Start game, game starts in tiny resolution strip like MaxAstro showed
No way to change resolution in-game

Restart
Game starts in 600x600 (????)

So ehm, clearly bug, not related to previous files ;p

Unless we not supposed to delete \PlayerData directory...

Ps.: Game starts in 600x600 windowed, I have no idea where it gets that from. (That's the 2nd start)
Ps.: Fullscreen res is 1024x768 and does not match desktop resolution nor refresh rate

Èhm, yeah ;)

Log file excerpts

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graphicsDeviceType in use: Direct3D11
graphicsDeviceVersion in use: Direct3D 11.0 [level 11.1]
graphicsMultiThreaded: False
graphicsShaderLevel: 50
operatingSystem: Windows 10  (10.0.0) 64bit
graphicsDeviceName: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
graphicsDeviceID: 7041
graphicsDeviceVendor: NVIDIA
graphicsDeviceVendorID: 4318
graphicsDeviceVersion: Direct3D 11.0 [level 11.1]
graphicsMemorySize: 8088
maxTextureSize: 16384
npotSupport: Full
processorType: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz
processorCount: 6
processorFrequency: 2808
systemMemorySize: 16322
supportsImageEffects: True
supportedRenderTargetCount: 8
supportsComputeShaders: True
supportsShadows: True
usesReversedZBuffer: True
4/13/2018 4:34:53 AM Resolution changed to windowed 100x600
4/13/2018 4:34:53 AM Applied graphics settings:

3rd Ps.: The framerate target coming later is also wrongly polled, it says 120, but it should be 144 for my 144hz screen ;p (This is important for VSYNC adaptive)
« Last Edit: April 12, 2018, 10:54:07 PM by eRe4s3r »
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Re: So About that Interface...
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2018, 11:23:06 PM »
eRe4s3r, thanks for that report. It turns out that downloading a fresh copy of the game will default to 100x600 video. I opened https://bugtracker.arcengames.com/view.php?id=19587 for this. Chris, this is a 100% release blocking bug.

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Re: So About that Interface...
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2018, 12:32:13 AM »
eRe4s3r, thanks for that report. It turns out that downloading a fresh copy of the game will default to 100x600 video. I opened https://bugtracker.arcengames.com/view.php?id=19587 for this. Chris, this is a 100% release blocking bug.

Ha you are very welcome. What an incredibly neat little issue ;)
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