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Windowed mode on startup for YAGA games

Post by GeorgeQGreg on Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:43 pm

Interesting option I found buried in code. Pass -w as an argument to the game EXE to force the game to run in windowed mode.

E.G.

PajamaLRS -w

PuttPuttPBS -w

Will make it way easier to record footage and such like that. The game also seems to generally run better.

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Re: Windowed mode on startup for YAGA games

Post by Retrodude on Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:45 pm

IIRC, the YAGA games save whether you have windowed mode on even without using that launch option, since most of them gave it as an ingame option.

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Re: Windowed mode on startup for YAGA games

Post by MrEightThreeOne on Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:46 pm

No, they don't save the option. The SCUMM games do, the Yaga games don't.

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Re: Windowed mode on startup for YAGA games

Post by GeorgeQGreg on Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:04 pm

Mr. 831 is correct -- and fast!

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Re: Windowed mode on startup for YAGA games

Post by Pizzaking27 on Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:45 am

I believe you're right, lefoking!

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Re: Windowed mode on startup for YAGA games

Post by GeorgeQGreg on Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:23 am

Who's lefoking?

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Post by Pizzaking27 on Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:30 am

Ugh! Sorry, I mean, legoking!

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Re: Windowed mode on startup for YAGA games

Post by Hondo20132 on Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:28 pm

I tried this, but it just goes to fullscreen like it normally would. Do I have to do this in a certain way?

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Re: Windowed mode on startup for YAGA games

Post by GeorgeQGreg on Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:52 pm

I did it from the command line, CD to the folder the game is in and then type the commands as listed. (Assuming the Junior Adventures.)

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Post by Hondo20132 on Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:27 pm

All the data for the games were installed in my flash drive. Believe me, the load times would be intolerable on this thing otherwise.

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Re: Windowed mode on startup for YAGA games

Post by GeorgeQGreg on Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:40 pm

What else would play from, the CD-ROM? (Please no.)

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Post by Hondo20132 on Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:46 pm

Okay, to clarify, I used the CD-rom to fully install everything of the two Yaga games onto my flash drive. That way, I don't need to use the CD-rom to run the game. Which is really good for me, since playing the game off the CD is just intolerable for me because then it's so much laggier.

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Re: Windowed mode on startup for YAGA games

Post by GeorgeQGreg on Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:45 pm

Exactly.

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Post by Hondo20132 on Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:54 pm

Well, assuming I run the game off my flash drive, what am I supposed to do exactly?

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Re: Windowed mode on startup for YAGA games

Post by GeorgeQGreg on Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:35 pm

1. Open command prompt

2. type cd drive:\path\to\game

3. type gameexename.exe -w

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Re: Windowed mode on startup for YAGA games

Post by Pizzaking27 on Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:50 am

I tried that with a non-SCUMM game, once (Sonic 3D Blast), but that didn't seem to work!

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Re: Windowed mode on startup for YAGA games

Post by GeorgeQGreg on Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:10 am

Not all games accept the same params...

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