Fullscreen or Windowed?

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How do you play TM?

Windowed
5
20%
Full Screen
19
76%
Both
1
4%
 
Total votes: 25

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Fullscreen or Windowed?

Post by AlexKool » 30 Oct 2009 13:02

Just a simple poll to see what other players have.
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Re: Fullscreen or Windowed?

Post by Domi » 30 Oct 2009 15:05

fullscreen ofcourse :)
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Re: Fullscreen or Windowed?

Post by budd » 30 Oct 2009 15:35

alex maybe you're the only guy :lol:

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Re: Fullscreen or Windowed?

Post by AlexKool » 30 Oct 2009 16:38

But isn't it more practical to have it windowed?

...i guess i'm the only one that does more then one thing at a time when on TM! :mrgreen:
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Re: Fullscreen or Windowed?

Post by NANI » 30 Oct 2009 17:48

Well Alex my good friend some times BIGGER is better in this case.. :lol:


BTW how come u can play in :shock: windowed

for me its like i can't play correctly i get distracted by the Windows background :wink:
maybe u have a 56'(like 130cm) inch LCD... :roflol:
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Re: Fullscreen or Windowed?

Post by budd » 30 Oct 2009 19:03

laptop as far as i know, alex complains about bad fps maybe thats why?

anyways, i sometimes play in windowed but not so often to change my vote

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Re: Fullscreen or Windowed?

Post by dago » 30 Oct 2009 20:29

AlexKool wrote:But isn't it more practical to have it windowed?

...i guess i'm the only one that does more then one thing at a time when on TM! :mrgreen:

same as you.

i play at work so, better this way lol
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Re: Fullscreen or Windowed?

Post by Dec » 30 Oct 2009 22:06

I play on a laptop too with quite bad FPS, but I still prefer fullscreen mode, can't focus with windowed mode.

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Re: Fullscreen or Windowed?

Post by Mixo » 31 Oct 2009 00:05

At any given resolution, fullscreen should give at least as good performance as windowed, and quite often better performance (at least it was that way with GeForce 7900 and earlier; haven't checked with newer cards). So if FPS is a problem, use fullscreen (but at the same resolution).
AlexKool wrote:But isn't it more practical to have it windowed?

...i guess i'm the only one that does more then one thing at a time when on TM! :mrgreen:
Use another monitor or Alt-Tab for that, or for intense matches use another PC and monitor for IM etc. so TM doesn't lose focus.

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Re: Fullscreen or Windowed?

Post by anonymous345 » 01 Nov 2009 00:35

for playing its fs, though I keep it windowed when I'm doing something else and what to check what other people are doing in trackmania
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Re: Fullscreen or Windowed?

Post by matzi » 01 Nov 2009 10:05

I'm playing in fullscreen mode mostly, just if I'm Skyping at the same time I use the windowed mode...

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Re: Fullscreen or Windowed?

Post by AlexKool » 02 Nov 2009 00:00

So if i have fullscreen and i use the alt-tab shortcut instead of windowed would that increase my fps? oh.. and does it make a difference if my HD is empty and all my files are on an external HD? would this increase my whole laptop?

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Re: Fullscreen or Windowed?

Post by Mixo » 02 Nov 2009 00:18

AlexKool wrote:So if i have fullscreen and i use the alt-tab shortcut instead of windowed would that increase my fps?
It depends on your GPU and drivers, but yes probably. Try it and see. In TrackMania, press - (the minus key, between the number 0 and the = key) on the keyboard to see your fps. Remember to do windowed and fullscreen at the same resolution to do a meaningful comparison.
AlexKool wrote:oh.. and does it make a difference if my HD is empty and all my files are on an external HD? would this increase my whole laptop?
No, that won't help at all.

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