Elma Windowed mode

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Elma Windowed mode

Post by infected » 20 Sep 2011, 16:52

ok so i did some search, spent atleast 15sec on it and didnt find anything usefull. so is there any patch or something to run elma in windowed mode?
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Re: Elma Windowed mode

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Re: Elma Windowed mode

Post by Lousku » 20 Sep 2011, 19:26

D3dwindower decreases max fps to 60, but is nice to spy irc while playing. Also, the editor is impsy to use (because of cursor position) unless you pin the window to top left corner.
then again i don't know anything
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Re: Elma Windowed mode

Post by Zweq » 20 Sep 2011, 21:52

Lousku wrote:D3dwindower decreases max fps to 60, but is nice to spy irc while playing. Also, the editor is impsy to use (because of cursor position) unless you pin the window to top left corner.
tested long time ago, tested again, UseDDrawEmulate=1 in hook.ini gives 800 fps for my system
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Re: Elma Windowed mode

Post by trew » 21 Sep 2011, 16:02

I got only 4 checkboxes checked. Those are
  • DirectX1-7(DDraw)
  • DDraw Color Emulator (UseDDrawColorEmulate=1)
  • DDraw Color Converter (UseDDrawColorConvert=1)
  • DDraw Primary Blt (UseDDrawPrimaryBlt=1)
I got around 730~ fps with 1440x900.
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Re: Elma Windowed mode

Post by Chris » 23 Sep 2011, 21:42

Alternatively you can run virtual machine in window and elma in full screen mode. You can grab different windows xp images with outdated internet explores here. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/de ... x?id=11575 It will use a lot of resources. You may need to play with priorities both on vm and native windows to get good performance. Remember those images expire after some time.
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Re: Elma Windowed mode

Post by insane guy » 6 Apr 2020, 14:07

Hello,

I tried many times but never got D3D Windower to work, so no windowed elma for me. I am generally okay with that, but now I want to do some screen capturing and I refuse to deal with 1000s of annoying .pcx files from the in-game export.

So back to D3D windower: Although I think I am close, it still doesn't work. I followed a tip to delete ddraw.dll from elma folder but I still get the following error:

Once I start up elma from D3D windower, the small "grey" square that indicates elma is starting appears in top left corner. Then a nice and promising looking window appears that is all "elma grey". I get a loading cursor symbol and after 3 secs or so the window closes and I am back in D3D windower.

Has anyone ever had & fixed that problem? Would be happy to get a tip!
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Re: Elma Windowed mode

Post by Kopaka » 6 Apr 2020, 17:29

I don't have a solution for your specific problem (works for me in win 10 without ddraw), but wanted to mention that using d3dwindower doesn't rid you of 1000's of pcx's. It's the same export. The point of using it, is that it records way faster. Alternatively have you tried a screen capturer like obs? (That works for me as well, with ddraw).

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Re: Elma Windowed mode

Post by iCS » 6 Apr 2020, 22:35

insane guy wrote:
6 Apr 2020, 14:07
Has anyone ever had & fixed that problem? Would be happy to get a tip!
Thanks
Every Elma is different, hard to tell 100% working tips :S
Yesterday, while i was trying to help to ILKKA with D3Dwindower, realized that a clean EOL install (elmaonline.net/help/download) and a clean D3Dwindower install can fix issues. (although he had internal error, not the grey square problem)
Also (although nowadays it's usually auto-updated) check if newest graphics card drivers are installed.

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Re: Elma Windowed mode

Post by insane guy » 7 Apr 2020, 00:21

Thanks for the tips!
Kopaka wrote:
6 Apr 2020, 17:29
I don't have a solution for your specific problem (works for me in win 10 without ddraw), but wanted to mention that using d3dwindower doesn't rid you of 1000's of pcx's. It's the same export. The point of using it, is that it records way faster. Alternatively have you tried a screen capturer like obs? (That works for me as well, with ddraw).
I was under the impression that screen recorders do not work when running full screen elma. Thats why I wanted windowed. I'm gonna give obs a try!

edit: OBS is the solution to all my problems! thanks so much!! https://obsproject.com/
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Re: Elma Windowed mode

Post by pawq » 7 Apr 2020, 13:57

For the record, screen recording in Nvidia's GeForce Experience works great with elma for my, and iirc for others too.

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Re: Elma Windowed mode

Post by Hosp » 10 Apr 2020, 15:31

Yup Nvidia master race
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