D3DWindower


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SHADOW-XIII

I found very nice program and since I haven't found any info at NeoWin I thought I will share with you what I have found.

D3DWindower is application to emulate DirectX behaviour - It's capable to run games written DX9 too.

If you like to often switch between apps, internet browser, instant messenger and game this app is for you !

Unfortnately D3DWindower is in Japaneese but little bit translated version (optionss) exists aswell

You can download D3DWindower from homepage: http://www.geocities.jp/menopem/

You can download English version here: http://rapidshare.com/files/72847117/D3DWi...nglish.rar.html

Enjoy as I do:

I enjoy playing Fallout 2 in window, and after applying to F2 resolution hack it looks great. ;)

I attachd my example.

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Kushan

This is an EXCELLENT application find! I hate running in fullscreen, I'm always doing too many things and alt-tabbing takes too long. I've been looking for something like this for ages.

Now all I need is one to do the same for OpenGL apps.

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Victor V.

These kind of applications are made to use hacks without need to ALT+TAB. Actually, the first I saw was made to hack Maplestory since it doesn't allow switching fullscreen.

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Kushan

That's a bit of an ignorant statement to make. While I'm sure a lot of people will use something like this for that purpose, a lot of people (including myself) will use it for much more practical reasons.

Particularly in this day and age of multicore processors, multitasking is much better than it used to be. Plus, a lot of older games (Think games like Theme Hospital) just don't support windowed mode, I guess it just wasn't the done thing a few years ago and it has actually prevented me from playing them just because I can't easily switch back and forth from application to application.

Perhaps I'm just too casual a gamer these days, but I need that ability or I just can't play the game and this tool is perfect for it.

So for as much as it may harm some online games, it'll also benefit them because people like me will be more likely to play them.

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(Spork)

alt tabbing takes to long ? get more ram its cheap and i have to agree some people will use a little program like this to cheat there ass off in games

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Kushan

RAM isn't the only factor, a lot of games like to dump and reload all of their Video data when they are alt-tabbed. Plus, even if it only takes a few seconds longer, I'm an impatient ****** =P

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(Spork)
RAM isn't the only factor, a lot of games like to dump and reload all of their Video data when they are alt-tabbed. Plus, even if it only takes a few seconds longer, I'm an impatient ****** =P

if you cant wait 1 or 2 sec please walk outside and get some fresh air

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Kushan

The 1 or 2 seconds gets annoying. I typically alt-tab several times a minute. It's a bit mad, but it's just how I've always done things, it works better for me. SO in the course of 10mins, I end up waiting for about 1 or 2mins, so it's a big deal to me.

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Huleboeren
if you cant wait 1 or 2 sec please walk outside and get some fresh air

1-2 seconds is 1-2 seconds too long :p

Especially if the enemy is attacking

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE!

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(Spork)
1-2 seconds is 1-2 seconds too long :p

Especially if the enemy is attacking

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE!

:rolleyes:

if you alt tab out in a fight you need to die lol

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Spookie
people will use a little program like this to cheat there ass off in games

You've never cheated in a online game have you? :/

edit:

Back on topic- Nice programme. Tempted to dig up some classics like Rollercoaster Tycoon now! :p

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Huleboeren
:rolleyes:

if you alt tab out in a fight you need to die lol

If that is not reason enough - if you stay alt-tabbed too long your connection to the server will timeout or in some SP games, it will simply crash

Crash and fail

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damainkilla

Uh hi, I just got this program too. I'm having problems w/ it though. I'm trying to change the Freestyle Basketball Online from full screen to window screen like that. However, when I choose the options box after choosing the program, I put 800x600 and click OK. Somehow it doesn't work. Just wondering if I have to do anything else besides putting the lengthxwidth. Thanks.

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gx2041

It's amazing! I need this for online games, I can play 2 roles at the same time.

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Yusuf M.

Interesting, but I'm guessing this was intended for older DirectX games. A version that works with OpenGL games would be nice.

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electricjaguar

Man I"ve spent all day trying to get the original Fallout to run in windowed mode on Windows 7 64-bit.

Any chance you could post a tutorial on how you managed this...?

I've tried D3Windower, running it and the FO exe in compatibility mode as admin and still no go.

I found very nice program and since I haven't found any info at NeoWin I thought I will share with you what I have found.

D3DWindower is application to emulate DirectX behaviour - It's capable to run games written DX9 too.

If you like to often switch between apps, internet browser, instant messenger and game this app is for you !

Unfortnately D3DWindower is in Japaneese but little bit translated version (optionss) exists aswell

You can download D3DWindower from homepage: http://www.geocities.jp/menopem/

You can download English version here: http://rapidshare.com/files/72847117/D3DWi...nglish.rar.html

Enjoy as I do:

I enjoy playing Fallout 2 in window, and after applying to F2 resolution hack it looks great. ;)

I attachd my example.

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SHADOW-XIII

I lost old setting but just tested this one quick:

run d2d windower,

add fallout2.exe,

select it, set up options,

press play button (to start emulation mode)

press computer icon (to start game)

Options I use:

in Common tab: only Use Windowed Mode is selected

in Window Mode: DirectX 1-7,8-9, DDraw Colour (both), DDraw Primary Blt - selected

in Foreground tab: all unselected

Direct Input tab: use direct input selected only

As a result I got now window in the top left corner, but cannot move it, probably needs to tweak settings here and there, but it runs in window, check it out and have fun finding out other options ;)

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Rebell

I've been trying to run Black & White 2 on Windows 7 32bit, but it's not working AT ALL.

I applied the same options as you listed, started the program with administrator privileges, but it just won't work.

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Rebell

Okay so I managed to get it running in windowed mode, but now the mouse won't get captured.

As in, it still moves out of the window, causing problems because the mouse in-game and the mouse on the desktop are not aligned.

Any help?

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Torolol

Sorry for Necroing this thread,

is there any known patch to disable the "DirectDraw Spy Window" portion of D3DWindower?

that window will pop out if you press the "Pause" key while the window-ed game was running,

that sometimes interferes what the game currently doing.

i don't mind hex-editing the D3dHook.dll or the .EXE to achieve the intended result.

D3DWindower version i have: v1.88 English patch.

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