[Bug 15881] Pharaoh - can't play on fullscreen

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Sun Jun 6 01:17:24 CDT 2010


--- Comment #21 from Jörg Höhle <hoehle at users.sourceforge.net>  2010-06-06 01:17:23 ---
I claim that this is not a duplicate of bug #15000 because the commit that
fixed Flatout for wine-1.1.35 and caused that other bug to be closed benefited
neither Caesar 3, Pharaoh, Kleopatra nor Emperor.

I checked out that commit c24e48d937cfd0000a22af555a920ea7fab71d7b (cf. bug
#21426, comment #7) but all symptoms mentioned in comment #10 etc. are still

- Black screen issues, depending on whether the app was started in a
  virtual desktop of 640x480, 800x600 or 1024x768 that matches what
  these apps last used.

- Mouse position displacement, present or not depending on resolution,
  as mentioned in comment #10 (I have sometimes observed this in
  PharaohDemo on a win95 machine as well).

- Mouse lag (seems to depend on resolution, but relation is unclear)

- Black bottom and right borders when switching to higher resolutions
  (using either the in-game menu or F8-F9).

Generally, it seems that
wine explorer /desktop=Caesar3,640x480 c3.exe
works best initially with Caesar 3 for the intro and menu, while 800x600 is the
least problematic with Pharaoh.

Once the app is started correctly, switch to a higher resolution, exit and
restart to use it, as mentioned in comment #14.

Starting Caesar3 in another resolution may lead to purple+green videos and
screens, with videos shown shrinked to half their horizontal size, or no video
shown at all.
Please read bug #22948, comment #7 about how the 2 bugs differ (and what they
have in common).

All in all, Caesar3, Pharaoh and Emperor behave very similarly, yet there are

- Only Caesar 3: purple&greenish videos, main menu 1/2 or 1/4th their
  normal size (remembers me of Simcity 3000 trouble with 32bit bpp).
  Sometimes, using F6 after a black screen causes a window to be
  created, and the content appears twice, side by side, half its
  normal size in green and pink.
- Only Emperor: borderless window amid the desktop instead of full

They all worked much better in the past, e.g. 1.1.2.

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