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Offline TLE

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« Posted 2007-07-16 04:53:32 »

Ok, so I've been setting up all my display pictures basically by specifying the x and y pixels to draw them on, using actual numbers.  Now I'm thinking that if I run it on another computer with a different sized monitor, everything could look really screwed up, things won't be on screen that should be and such.  Is this so?  If yes, how should I go about fixing this mess I've made?  If not, can you explain to me why it won't be a problem?

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Offline Japheth

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2007-07-16 06:15:22 »

The only thing that matters is that the resolution is the same on all monitors, which you can easily make sure of in your application. If the monitor is in 800x600 resolution, no matter what actual size it is, it means it is 800 pixels long and 600 pixels wide and the actual numbers you are using to display the pictures represent pixels. If you always use the same resolution, pictures on bigger monitors will appear bigger since each pixel would be a little bit bigger on a bigger monitor. Take a look at http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/extra/fullscreen/index.html for an easy way of setting the resolution. Basically, if you make sure to switch to a certain resolution at the start of your application, if it looks good on your monitor, it should look good on all monitors.
Offline TLE

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2007-07-17 15:19:22 »

Hmm, isDisplayChangeSupported() returns false for me >.<

EDIT: Nevermind, I'm an idiot.  Was doing check before I launched into FSEM.
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