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#1 Sinofdamnation

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 07:31 AM

Okay, since there aren't that much players in UFO 2000, And you maybe have to wait for a while in chat for someone to come.
The (only) problem is this: you can't do anything else when you are in chat, you should be able to do some surfing in the internet while waiting for someone to come.
But sadly, you can't do that, 'cause at least for me, the game just dies if you press ctrl+alt+esc.
Or is here some "real" hotkey that puts the game to the background? Or is it only my computer? I have windows 2000 and i am using latest beta...
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#2 SleepyWu

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 07:47 AM

Try Alt+tab to switch to another window. You have an explorer (for example) or some other window to be opened. Some keyboards have windows keys (with win logo on it). Try pressing it if you have one. (never heared about such a strange combination you've mentioned)

Edited by SleepyWu, 18 April 2006 - 07:50 AM.


#3 Sinofdamnation

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 08:26 AM

I belive that windows key makes same thing as ctrl+alt+esc, and i don't have it.
But i'll give that alt+tab a shot...
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#4 Hobbes

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 08:35 AM

Or is here some "real" hotkey that puts the game to the background? Or is it only my computer? I have windows 2000 and i am using latest beta...

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Have you tried F10?

#5 SleepyWu

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 09:03 AM

Bingo! That's it! I tried both Alt+Tab and f10. Both worked perfectly, f10 - switches fullscreen/window.
That's a solution for you, Sinofdamnation

btw, you can edit game ini-file and change there starting display mode (windowed/full)

Edited by SleepyWu, 18 April 2006 - 09:10 AM.


#6 Sinofdamnation

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 09:25 AM

uhhh...where is that file, and how do i have to edit it?

EDIT: found it...

Edited by Sinofdamnation, 18 April 2006 - 09:30 AM.

"They shall be pure of heart and strong of body, untainted by doubt and unsullied by self-aggrandisement. They will be bright stars in the firmament of battle. Angels of Death whose shining wings bring swift annihilation to the enemies of Man. So it shall be for a thousand times a thousand years, unto the very end of eternity and the extinction of mortal flesh."

#7 brian-o

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 12:13 PM

Okay, since there aren't that much players in UFO 2000, And you maybe have to wait for a while in chat for someone to come.
The (only) problem is this: you can't do anything else when you are in chat, you should be able to do some surfing in the internet while waiting for someone to come.
But sadly, you can't do that, 'cause at least for me, the game just dies if you press ctrl+alt+esc.
Or is here some "real" hotkey that puts the game to the background? Or is it only my computer? I have windows 2000 and i am using latest beta...

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yeah.. F10 is the answer.. but anyways this brings up something else,

Someone should add the ability to be able to edit our x-com teams while in the server waiting room. right now you have to exit the waiting room to edit yyour team, and then you may miss some people who think no one is available to play..

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 12:25 PM

Someone should add the ability to be able to edit our x-com teams while in the server waiting room.    right now you have to exit the waiting room to edit yyour team, and then you may miss some people who think no one is available to play..

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For editing I run the program twice and keep both windowed, one to check the server, the other to use hotseat for editing.

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Posted 19 April 2006 - 09:33 AM

Another thing to be wary of.

We all know that pressing alt-enter windows the game. But alt gr-enter breaks it.

#10 Brick-To-Face

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 06:44 PM

If you are using AxB resolution for your OS, and AxB for ufo2000 then f10 and Alt+Enter do nothing, you see a window aoutline, but it's gone in a second or so since you can't fit AxB in an area less than AxB so if you max out your resolution, you have to use Alt+Tab or Ctrl+Esc to get out. I think someone with free time could improve SkyBuck's pager program, which tries to put you into the server chat... but it's not perfect.