I'm playing Warcraft 2 BNE v.2.02, on a Windows XP pro (SP3) laptop. My desktop resolution is 1360x768.
The problem is that the game is too much stretched for the size of my screen, as a result, i can't see how much gold, wood, oil, and food i have (see screenshot).
It would be better if it was full screen with black bars on the sides or the top/bottom of the screen, as long as i can play it and see everything, it's all that matter. Of course i would prefer to fit the game to my screen as much as i can without distortion, for instance it would be fine to play 1024X768 with black bars on the sides. I found a topic with a similar problem as mine, http://forum.war2.ru/index.php/topic,2636.0.html
, but it couldn't solve my problem.
I already tried these 2 things with no good result:
#1. I changed the resolution of my desktop, but it doesn't reflect any changes in the game. The problem remain the same.
#2. With a search on the forum, i found a tool to play in a window mode here http://forum.war2.ru/index.php/topic,897.0.html
. I thought it could solve my problem, so i have put the files ddraw.dll and ddraw.ini into the same folder where the game is installed C:\Program Files\Warcraft II BNE
but when i tried to launch the game, i got a Direct Draw error message saying:: Warcraft II was unable to find ddraw.dll, launch SETUP.EXE to install DirectX. The error during initialization of DirectX was the access to this location is not valid: vidinimo_PC cpp line 113 LoadLibrary
I don't understand because i do have directX installed, and i even found that i already have another ddraw.dll file in the system32 folder.. I tried to replace this dll with the new one from the tool, but it didn't change anything. So i wanted to "install" DirectX has the error message asked me to do. But when i launch the setup for DirectX from the game CD, i get an error message saying it is not necessary to install DirectX on Windows NT and more recent versions of windows because DirectX is already installed
. Of course it is, then, why i can't use the Window Mode tool...
AMD Athlon X2 64 ATI Radeon