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Window or fullscreen

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by nubikoen, Mar 6, 2006. | Replies: 30 | Views: 1281

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Which of the following do you consider cheating?

  1. Map hacking

    65.1%
  2. Duping

    81.4%
  3. Botting

    79.1%
  4. TMC

    69.8%
  5. Using any unofficial 3rd party software

    76.7%
  6. None its all legit!!!

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    0.0%
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  1. nubikoen

    nubikoen IncGamers Member

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    Window or fullscreen

    Hi, I'd like to know if you're playing in windowed or fullscreen mode?

    The reason I'm asking is because I've played windowed for quite a number of years now. I started playing windowed because it allower me to exit and enter/create games faster that way (It's pretty much a requirement when playing b.net, at least if you want to be able to follow a series of baalruns).

    I enjoy the game much more when I play fullscreen, I do that now btw.

    If you'd like to tell me why you play the way you do I'd appreciate it.

    Cheers

    Oh yeah, this is the first time ever I create a poll so I don't know if I'm doing it right :rolleyes:
  2. Pucho

    Pucho Banned

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    No, you've done it wrong! You've missed the "I like beer" and "I blame Durf" options :laugh:
    btw, you really missed the "both" option, since I do play both
  3. Kefir-Tribe

    Kefir-Tribe IncGamers Member

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    I was about to start a poll on this subject myself. I play window all the way. The graphics is horrible in full-screen mode, I can't stand it.

    On the other hand, lights, shadows and perspective makes full-screen much nicer so the perfect setup would be a neat little 10" flat screen with natural 800 x 600 resolution as secondary screen, just for d2.
  4. Denton

    Denton IncGamers Member

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    Windowed more than 95% of the time. Reasons:

    - no videos(faster)
    - load times seem somewhat faster
    - it's a lot easier to do other things in the background while playing and alt+tabbing to another program is instantaneous, since resolution doesn't need to be changed
    - although there's no 3D-acceleration available in windowed mode, it looks a bit better because it's sharper than in fullscreen, since my desktop resolution is 1280x1024 and D2 uses 800x600 resolution

    I admit that the game is waaay more enjoyable in fullscreen with D3D(better looking effects and that nice perspective effect), but I like to do other things and have instant access to my background programs while playing D2, thus I like windowed mode better overall. Now if I'd play untwinked HC, I'm pretty sure I'd go with fullscreen all the time. :wink3:
  5. Bud Nearly

    Bud Nearly IncGamers Member

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    Fullscreen all the way here, even on my 19'' inch flat in DDraw I think the graphics still look quite nice for such on old game.
  6. Skullcaptain

    Skullcaptain Banned

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    Fullscreen! Yeah! Clearer! Nicer!
  7. XDoomasX

    XDoomasX IncGamers Member

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    Windowed, for about 2 years now. Faster loading time and game looks sharper. But its pain in the a** when I click off sreen....in pvp or hc..:banghead:
    I heard there was some kind of program to fix this problem but my googling was fruitless.
  8. Reborn2k

    Reborn2k IncGamers Member

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    Fullscreen. But can someone tell me how to activate the windowed mode?:laugh: Just adding "-w" to the shortcut or something like that? I only know it from the glide wrapper (which doesn't work properly) and there it's different...
  9. Thirty-Thirty

    Thirty-Thirty IncGamers Member

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    I started playing windowed for the loading times when doing Pindle runs (which netted be next to nothing). I just got used to the load speed, and have never looked back.
  10. DeadBob

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    I tried windowed mode a few months back but the display was too dark to see what i was doing. I've always played fullscreen besides that.
  11. Hamburger

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    Yep, exactly!
    Right click, properties, and where the path is stated, you put "-w" afterwards, similarly to the RWM....
    I have both of them enabled, and they work OK.....

    Oh, I play windowed. I don't MP much, and I'm usually on MSN while playing, so I like to access other programs faster. Even if I click off the screen, the game pauses, so it's no big deal.
  12. Arreat_mercenary

    Arreat_mercenary IncGamers Member

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    I didn't vote since there's no "both" option. I'm in windowed mode when I'm doing MF runs (so if I get bored I can play something else or to easily change the music I'm listening, I rarely listen to D2 music anymore) and I'm in full mode when I'm questing (so all my attention is in surviving)
  13. Reborn2k

    Reborn2k IncGamers Member

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    Well then, thx!

    Just why is it so dark? Can you change that? I always chat and listen to music while playing, too, but I don't find a quick hit on the windows button too long to annoy me. :)
  14. jrlafrance

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    I play full screen, never tried it in window mode.
  15. Cattleya

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    I play fullscreen. It doesn't look spectacular, but my monitor is large enough that windowed mode is just too small. (And D2 is too stupid to run properly on my second (CRT) moniter where it would look better.) Besides that, windowed mode switches to 256 colors, which makes rares and uniques the same color.

    Of course, I'm on a mac, so I can switch between windowed and fullscreen any time I want with just a keystroke. So, I can always pop into windowed mode if I need to do something. (Here's another random piece of info: on macs, the movies still play in windowed mode.)
  16. Lira Lindriel

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    Same here.
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    My 2 big problems with windowed mode are:

    Clicking off screen is the most annoying thing in the world.
    There's a lack of contrast. And the image is darker.

    Aside from those two, I'd playing windowed mode exclusively.
  18. Wardawn

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    I can't get into the game unless it's fullscreen, I'd get too distracted by too much stuff on my desktop.
  19. necrolemming

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    QFT.

    10 chars
  20. Ray Patean

    Ray Patean IncGamers Member

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    I go both ways :wink3:


    If I'm going to be playing for a long time, I like to use full screen. If I'm playing Hardcore I ALWAYS go full screen.

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