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Anyone one know what the specific command is to run Dungeon Lords in windoe mode?
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by:ExcelGuide
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please read their forum:
http://www.dreamcatchergames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21162

3. Does Dungeon Lords support task switching (Alt-Tab)?
Dungeon Lords does not support task switching when running in full screen mode. If you wish to run in windowed mode, you may start the game with the parameter -gdi and you will be able to switch between applications. Be aware that mouselook will not function in windowed mode though, and you will need to re-map the view rotation to the keyboard.

good luck
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by:gheist
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Is this X-Windows question?
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by:Zeddemiah
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?, I have windows xp
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Psychotec, what are the little squares before and after the "gdi"??
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ok, "gdi" dosent work, just boots up normally, thanks anyway
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X-Windows is UNIX/Linux windowing system. It is able to simulate fully accelerated fullscreens in windows for applications.

For Windows - verify acceleration in windowed mode using http://www.realtech-vr.com/glview/
And update drivers and directx accordingly.

For windowing your particular app read here:
http://www.dreamcatchergames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21162
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by:Zeddemiah
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Even tho it dosent work, I apprec. your time in answering!
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Videocard does not work or app does not run windowed even videocard works???
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I put -gdi at the end of the command line and when I click to run the game the busy icon appears briefly but game dosent run in window mode-just dosent load. Take it back off the game loads and runs normally but when I alt tab out and than try to go back to the game it freezes.
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Try diagnosing your video drivers - you might be able to get T&L accelerated window with latest video and directx drivers. Switching from 16bits to 32bits display depth may also be of help. GLview allows to check quickly.
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