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Display probs. with ascendency on laptop

 
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WishboneDawn
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 2:18 pm     Post subject: Display probs. with ascendency on laptop Reply with quote

I have a friend who wants to play Ascendency on his laptop. When he tries he gets a screen full of colours and lines. He's mentioned a conflict with his video 'controller' (he's more oldschool then I am and uses some antiquated terms Happy). Embarrassingly, I have no specs.

The games resolution is 640x480. Could his problems be some sort of conflict with his laptop's LCD screen's native resolution? I know nothing about LCD's.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 3:57 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

What OS ? If the laptop runs on XP or W2K try dosbox, as Ascendency isn't a highly demanding dosgame your friend could maybe run it through dosbox, even on a (usual) lesser performing laptop.
(You can also try using dosbox on W98, sometimes can help solving the screen problems on laptops -- yes dosbox runs in W98-- )

Another trick that can help is setting the screen resolution on 640X480 before running the game.

(If we are talking about the same 1995'dos Ascendency here?)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 5:04 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I know he's tried older versions on windows and possibly DOS, I'll ask again. I can't get any specs for the damn thing because it's being repaired at the moment.

And yep, it's that ascendency.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:23 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's a Win98 PC then there's a good chance you won't even need DOSBox to run it, but since you've mentioned it's having screen issues I'm going to assume it's an XP machine, there's a slim chance that there is an XP patch out there that'll fix up the screen problems. Otherwise the best bet is changing the screen res, using the compatibility wizard or trying out DOSBox.
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