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Gaming support

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Kevin F.
438 discussion posts
Ok so I guess my little niche for testing will be gaming support.
This weekend I am going to setup my deals, test docking fluency and what DF will do when posed with games.
I think I have figured out the age old bug with the wallpaper still changing when playing a game. The game doesn't correctly setup mouse walls to one screen, which I would have to label as the issue.... Doesn't seem fixable, though I haven't tested that in a while seeing as my gaming desktop only has one monitor ATM.. But I can still test basic games with my school laptop and the extra screen.
If anyone else can test gaming, I would have to say this is the topic for the reports.
Jan 24, 2009  • #1
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Excellent - thanks pyrobob! If you enable the "Don't check for wallpaper changes while a fullscreen application is running" that should prevent the wallpaper from changing while a game is running. If this setting doesn't work, please let me know which game it doesn't work with. Thanks!
Jan 24, 2009  • #2
John L. Galt's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I can do a bit of game testing as well - Mass Effect, Fallout 3, GTR Evolution, GRID and whatever my birthday present is to myself
I am I.
Jan 25, 2009  • #3
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benway
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I've got a bone to pick with "Windows" games that force full screen and (especially if you have two monitors) jack your desktop all to hell and back. Because of this, I don't blame DisplayFusion for getting screwed up when coming back from one of these games.

Final Fantasy 11 and FEAR 2 come to mind. The DF taskbar was left halfway up and froze on the main monitor after coming out of Final Fantasy (you could tell FF had jacked the screen resolution to something like 800x640 because all the icons were crammed up there too)

Anyway, just ranting... I don't blame DF for this "discourteous" behavior, nor do I think DF should be modified for them. I just mention this, because these games that reset your resolution and then run full screen should be shunned. :evil:
Feb 12, 2009  • #4
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
If the game is messing around with the resolution before going fullscreen there isn't much I can do. However, the next beta will include a system tray menu option to enable/disable the DF taskbar. This menu option will provide quick access to disable the DF taskbar before launching a game.
Feb 12, 2009  • #5
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benway
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If the game is messing around with the resolution before going fullscreen there isn't much I can do. However, the next beta will include a system tray menu option to enable/disable the DF taskbar. This menu option will provide quick access to disable the DF taskbar before launching a game.

Now that's a good idea!
Feb 13, 2009  • #6
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Beta 20 is coming out this weekend (hopefully). I'm just waiting for a few more translations, but the code is ready to go.
Feb 13, 2009  • #7
John L. Galt's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Nice...
I am I.
Feb 14, 2009  • #8
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