Can't play BZflag

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Can't play BZflag

Post by NiMH » Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:36 am

Hey, I need some help getting BZflag to work properly on my laptop. It used to work fine on the same laptop, running Linux Mint 6. Then I installed Linux Mint 7 and now I am having this issue.

When I start up the game it goes to full screen, but it is tiny. The rest of the screen is black, and the game is shrunken in the bottom left corner.

Please help, thanks for any suggestions.

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Re: Can't play BZflag

Post by Spazzy McGee » Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:48 am

You could try starting BZFlag with the switch -geometry <widthxheight>, where you replace <widthxheight> with your screen resolution. For example, I might put -geometry 1280x800

Anyone know if there is an option to change this permanently in the config file?
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Re: Can't play BZflag

Post by NiMH » Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:47 pm

That seems to have corrected my issue. I ran

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bzflag -geometry 1280x768
and it's now back to normal. Also when I start the game through the menu. Thanks

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Re: Can't play BZflag

Post by blast » Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:30 pm

The "geometry" setting gets stored in the configuration, and is normally only used for playing in a window. So, you can also use "-geometry default" to clear that setting, or you can locate it manually in the configuration.
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