Author Topic: Windowed mode - Surprise no one has suggested it yet  (Read 557 times)

Parlo

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Windowed mode - Surprise no one has suggested it yet
« on: January 12, 2016, 11:09:23 AM »
Hi,

I am new to the forums, but have been using PortingKit for a while. I also searched the forums for existing topics, but didn't find any so please let me know if any existing threads exist on this topic.

Bottom line is: With so many good old classics getting popular on PortingKit, it is very surprising to me that there isn't a distinct feature launch games in windowed mode, which you actually can in wine. Most of the classics have terrible resolutions and make it difficult to "just minimise" a game, or if you want to use your computer for streams or something else while playing. All of this would be fixed with a "windowed mode" feature.

Take for instance Star Wars Rebellion: It really messes up your displays due to the low resolution, especially if you have to minimise the game. Also, if you have multiple displays it assigns itself to a random display every time it gets reopened from the dock, which wouldn't be an issue if it could run in windowed mode instead of full screen.

Hoping to see some kind of solution to this as I love playing old classics, but also want to be able to do so sometimes while doing other stuff on my computer. :)

Regards, Parlo

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Re: Windowed mode - Surprise no one has suggested it yet
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2016, 02:32:06 PM »
Hello Parlo,

It's a possible feature, but it may also be unstable. You see, each game was tested to run in fullscreen mode, so we don't know if they would work in a Wine Desktop, which is the only way to do that that would "work" with all the games. I can make some tests to check if it's possible, then add that option to the Properties window. I will post here if I do any progress.

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Vitor

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Re: Windowed mode - Surprise no one has suggested it yet
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2016, 02:06:11 PM »
Added the feature to PK 2.2.18.