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#1 Mithrandel

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Posted 06 October 2002 - 11:20 PM

Problem: Running XCOM-UFO under WindowsXP. Any time I ask the program to take a screenshot ([PrintScreen]), all I get is a black 320x240 box - the only pixels that are 'colored' are a few from the outside edge of the cursor.

Anyone have any luck taking screenies from XCom? =/

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Posted 07 October 2002 - 01:01 AM

xp and old games for dos generaly does not mix... try using an acual program, that was created for taking snapshots from games(i cant realy think of any offhand, but i know they exist, i used to have one, when i wanted to take snapshots of raptor :) ), instead of using the ol' print screen

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Posted 07 October 2002 - 09:09 AM

Yeah, I don't think XP lets you pipe anything with prtScr anymore. My first step to taking snapshots of xcom would be getting the thing windowed. I could not figure it out on XP. Can you get the game windowed? Cause if you can, you'll have no trouble taking screen shots. Many picture-edting programs let you take a shot of a window or the whole desptop. In my case, with Win98, I use LView (on the Misc. download page) and with xcom windowed, I take a shot of the whole desktop, crop the pic, and save it. I followed the same pattern when I took those shots of UFO2000 on my main page. So, can anyone windows xcom in XP? Please tell me how. And don't say "oh, just add -w to the end of the line in the properties!" cause it doesn't work.


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Posted 09 October 2002 - 12:25 PM

-w is only if the game programmer have coded this command...

Who have a good screenshot program? I want to take TFTD screenshot to build a TFTDpedia :)
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Posted 09 October 2002 - 10:13 PM

I have a good one on the Misc. Download page, called LView. It let's you take windowed or full screen shots.




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Posted 10 October 2002 - 11:59 PM

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Posted 13 October 2002 - 11:35 AM

Hey, your link is dead. Can you send it again?

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Posted 14 October 2002 - 01:08 AM

Ohhhh poop!!!!!


Well, guess it doesn't work now.... :( so ignore it for now. Sorry everyone.
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Posted 15 October 2002 - 11:42 AM

What sort of paint program are your trying to paste it into after you've copied it to the clipboard via key? I've always noticed that some paint type programs are terrible about retaining the palette correctly. Don't know if this is the problem in your case, but it usually seems to apply in many other cases that suffer the same kind of issue (screen caps etc).

If you haven't tried this, one thing you can try is pasting it to Paint Shop Pro. You can try it with the free version. Paint shop pro seems to have always been real good with their palette. Whereas it's always been hit and miss at 256 colors with other ones.



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