screen resolution problems
Frank D. Engel, Jr.
fde101 at fjrhome.net
Tue Dec 7 12:57:58 CST 2004
From a development perspective, both solutions are less than desirable:
1. Rev does not like to have the screen resolution changed while
running; this is an engine flaw (one might say limitation, but since
Apple's HI guidelines, and M$'s as well I think, make specific
statements that programs should be prepared to deal cleanly with
changes in the screen resolution while running, it is *quite* a
limitation), so it applies to all standalones as well. While it may be
possible to use a script to change the screen resolution, this may not
be desirable, and the standalone may not work correctly. Any comments
here? Has anyone actually tested Rev's (or a standalone's) behavior
when the resolution changes midstream? See the docs for the screenRect
function for more details.
2. Depending on how your card was designed, reducing the size of the
stack may require you to redo the layouts of some, many, or all objects
on each and every card (but ultimately it would work)... Suggested new
stack sizes: 720x460, 790x504
The easiest option is to change the screen resolution of those
computers *before* starting your program.
The "best" option (depending on your situation) would likely be #2,
though it could take some time.
Another (unfortunate) reality: some monitors, or some video cards, may
limit your screen resolution to the point where it may not be possible
to get the higher resolution. Also, some security software may prevent
the resolution from being changed.
On Dec 7, 2004, at 1:07 PM, PatGeorgeA at aol.com wrote:
> Hi Klaus,
> sorry to mislead you, have tried the software on a screen set to 800 x
> and it is too big - it doesn't all fit onto the screen.
> Unfortunately, the
> original size of the stack is 940 x 600.
>> Ehmm, did i understand you right?
>> 1024 / 3 * 2 = about 683
>> 768 / 3 * 2 = 512
>> This will fit onto a monitor set to 800*600 and parts of the backdrop
>> could still
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