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Bug USER FIXED: Fix for Game Manager DPI Issues

Discussion in 'SimTools DIY Version' started by eXntrc, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. eXntrc

    eXntrc Member

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    Your Profile Editor and Game Manager look like this:

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    The guidance so far has been to change your OS DPI settings back down to 100%

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    But I don't feel that's a good answer. My screen is too high resolution and I sit too far away from it for this to be a viable option. So I did some digging.


    SimTools devs: This problem happens when Form.AutoScaleMode is set to anything other than AutoScaleMode.None and the app does not have the proper code to handle high DPI displays.


    The easiest way to fix the problem is to set all uses of AutoScaleMode to None, but of course I didn't have the source code. Luckily tools like .Net Reflector and Reflexil can be used to make tweaks to .NET code without having the source.

    I have modified the executables and was going to attach them to this post, but apparently the zip file was too large. I will post them to DropBox and hope that the devs can incorporate these changes into the application soon.

    The only downside of patching the apps in this way is that the background image on one or two pages wraps instead of filling the screen. I feel this is a very minor annoyance and at least all controls are visible and usable the way they were intended.


    Download SimToolsHighRes.zip from DropBox


    Once downloaded, just rename your existing executables to back them up then unzip the archive into the SimTools folder (usually C:\Program Files (x86)\SimTools).
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  2. yobuddy

    yobuddy Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator SimAxe Beta Tester SimTools Developer Gold Contributor

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    Cool buddy I'll look this over man!
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    A very nice contribution @eXntrc, thanks so much for your creative initiative.
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    Thanks guys. I've been playing with this all night. @yobuddy, I noticed that the Interface Settings screen in Game Manager still has some problems even with this approach. It's mainly that the labels overlap some of the controls and the Output Type radio buttons don't all fit on the page. You can still select all 3 options by clicking on the label, but the radio button for Binary can't be seen. I don't understand yet why it only seems to be a problem on this form and the rest of the interfaces seem to be OK. Hopefully when you get a chance to take a look you might be able to test with your own DPI set to something other than 100%. Please let me know if you need me to help test in any way, and thanks for looking into it!
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