Problem running ScummVM on Lenovo s10e netbook

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toology
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Problem running ScummVM on Lenovo s10e netbook

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I get a sdl error wich I can't read fully because of the closing console window.I'm guessing it's because the netbook has an unusual resolution (1024x576). ScummVM started the first time I used it, but once I closed the game, it refused to start for the second time. I also tried to install the latest SVN, no luck. I'm running Windows 7 32-bit.

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Strangerke
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You may try to run ScummVM in a command prompt window. This will give you all the required time to see the complete error message, and it'll be easier for us to give you an adequate help. Could you try that ?

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Post by bobdevis »

Here is how you can catch the errors;
viewtopic.php?t=8440

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Post by toology »

ok, here is the error:

WARNING: SDL_SetVideoMode says we can't switch to that mode (no video mode large enough 960x720).

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bobdevis
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Post by bobdevis »

ScummVM is trying to use a fullscreen resolution that can't be arranged.
Start ScummVM with the "--no-fullscreen" parameter to solve this.

That will looke like this in Dos-Prompt;

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c: 
cd .. 
cd .. 
cd .. 
cd .. 
cd Program Files 
cd ScummVM 
scummvm --no-fullscreen

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Strangerke
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Post by Strangerke »

You are most likely using some 3x filter too. Try using none, then 2x. It will certainly help to solve your problem, as 960x720 is 3x(320x240).

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Post by toology »

Thanks for all the info, the problem is fixed! I understood the problem right away, but was confused because I thought that the deletion of ScummVM folder would also delete any settings (I downloaded the portable version). I had the HQ x3 turned on. In the end I used the no fullscreen parameter, turned off fullscreen in the GUI and switched to HQ x2.

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