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Warp Crow Dec 9, 2012 @ 5:30pm
About running in windowed mode...
Okay, I've tried using DxWnd to get the game running windowed because I don't like how it's stretched on widescreen monitors, and it seems like Steam is doing something that prevents it from working. Tried turning off the in-game community, doesn't seem to work. Does anyone know how to get this version to run in a window?
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naomha Dec 29, 2012 @ 11:48pm 
Did you try Alt-Enter?
BONKERS Jan 2, 2013 @ 4:42am 
If you have an Nvidia card you can set your GPU to scale based on Aspect ratio so it doesn't stretch.
Mister E Mar 11, 2013 @ 5:39am 
Not sure if you're still looking, but you can do it by editing a config file.
See: http://www.gog.com/forum/syberia_series/syberia_1_in_window_mode/post3
Originally posted by drennan:
Create a file named player.ini in your Syberia folder with the contents:

800 600 16 0 BaseCMO.cmo

The only value you should ever edit in the ini is the 4th integer (0=windowed mode, 1=full-screen mode). The first three values (Horizontal resolution, vertical resolution, bit depth) are hardcoded so they will be ignored anyway, the last one (name of the main game file) should be left alone.


For Syberia 2, the contents of player.ini should be

0 BaseCMO.cmo

Once again, 0=windowed mode, 1=full-screen mode, leave the second parameter alone.
Warp Crow Mar 11, 2013 @ 8:55am 
I had given up, actually. This solution actually seems to work though, so looks like it's back on my list. I had written it off as unplayable, so thanks for pointing it out. Hopefully it helps others as well. =)
Last edited by Warp Crow; Mar 11, 2013 @ 8:56am
KAS Mar 16, 2013 @ 1:16am 
ya loh
Morty Jun 29 @ 9:01am 
Originally posted by Mister E:
Not sure if you're still looking, but you can do it by editing a config file.
See: http://www.gog.com/forum/syberia_series/syberia_1_in_window_mode/post3
Originally posted by drennan:
Create a file named player.ini in your Syberia folder with the contents:

800 600 16 0 BaseCMO.cmo

The only value you should ever edit in the ini is the 4th integer (0=windowed mode, 1=full-screen mode). The first three values (Horizontal resolution, vertical resolution, bit depth) are hardcoded so they will be ignored anyway, the last one (name of the main game file) should be left alone.


For Syberia 2, the contents of player.ini should be

0 BaseCMO.cmo

Once again, 0=windowed mode, 1=full-screen mode, leave the second parameter alone.
nope, nothing happens
stevenloveland Jun 29 @ 11:35pm 
Originally posted by I'M PANICKING:
Originally posted by Mister E:
Not sure if you're still looking, but you can do it by editing a config file.
See: http://www.gog.com/forum/syberia_series/syberia_1_in_window_mode/post3
nope, nothing happens

Where did you place your ini file? It needs to go in your where the game is located. If you didn't change where that is, then it should be put in Program Files/Steam/SteamApps/common/Syberia
I can't think of any other reason that it would not work.
gamillah Jul 1 @ 2:11am 
this thread was so helpful.
thanks.
[BŴ] Серый Волк Jul 23 @ 10:18am 
I had a strange problem, I really don't mind about fullscreen mode, but my game blinked oddly every second or two, so it irritated me a little bit.

So, I tried following method:

Originally posted by Mister E:
Not sure if you're still looking, but you can do it by editing a config file.
See: http://www.gog.com/forum/syberia_series/syberia_1_in_window_mode/post3
Originally posted by drennan:
Create a file named player.ini in your Syberia folder with the contents:

800 600 16 0 BaseCMO.cmo

The only value you should ever edit in the ini is the 4th integer (0=windowed mode, 1=full-screen mode). The first three values (Horizontal resolution, vertical resolution, bit depth) are hardcoded so they will be ignored anyway, the last one (name of the main game file) should be left alone.


For Syberia 2, the contents of player.ini should be

0 BaseCMO.cmo

Once again, 0=windowed mode, 1=full-screen mode, leave the second parameter alone.

It worked for me, now game runs in windowed mode perfectly well, and also I have no these strange blinks.
Ameli Aug 2 @ 9:38pm 
=)
Murder3 Aug 4 @ 10:13am 
I'm tried this and still not working properly:(
Khirsah Aug 5 @ 9:36am 
I wanted to post and thank Mister E for showing us the fix, it worked beautifully for me for both Syberia and Syberia 2!

For those having issues, make sure that you place the player.ini file in the main Syberia directory, not in any of the extra folders inside:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Syberia

If you have filetypes showing and not hidden, then you can easily make a New Text Document, name it player.txt at first, open it in notepad and enter the line that he specified for your game. Then save it and exit notepad, and rename the file so you can change the suffix from .txt to .ini, and say yes when Windows asks if you want to make the change.
It works! Thanks! :3

For those having trouble, know that you can get to any Steam game folder by clicking:

Right-click game on Steam library > Properties > Local files > Browse local files...

It will open an explorer window pointing to the game folder.

Thanks!
Kyubey Oct 15 @ 8:13pm 
I've followed the instructions in this topic and I cannot get it to run windowed.

http://s30.postimg.org/a9bc2bkjl/Syberia.png

this is a screenshot of the file and folder. It is in the main Syberia folder, has the proper text inside, and is a .ini file. Why is it still not running in a window?
stevenloveland Oct 17 @ 5:20pm 
Originally posted by Kyubey:
I've followed the instructions in this topic and I cannot get it to run windowed.

http://s30.postimg.org/a9bc2bkjl/Syberia.png

this is a screenshot of the file and folder. It is in the main Syberia folder, has the proper text inside, and is a .ini file. Why is it still not running in a window?

Everything looks right, but I don't believe it is an ini file. When you save the file, do File>Save As>Type in Player.ini and change the save type as: To all files. See if that works.
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