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NWN & Windows 10

Post by Jazz » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:43 pm

So I installed Windows 10 on my new PC, works great, it runs NWN1 (although it keeps asking for permission to run it as an admin, and I don't know yet how to set that to 'auto'). However, when I ALT+TAB out of NWN while running the game (to check Discord or change the song in Spotify) I have a hard time getting back into the game again. I can easily click on the game in my bar at the bottom, or ALT+TAB back again, but I can't seem to be able to do anything (and I can still see my Taskbar at the bottom of my screen). Is there a way to change this? Cheers!

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Post by Ambrosia » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:57 pm

For my computer, I had to set it to run in 'windowed' mode for that feature to run cleanly in Win10. Keep in mind I did that for the computer I'm about to replace, so I don't know if that's a thing for my new one or not. :P


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Post by Sarmanos » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:33 pm

You can tell nwmain to always run as administrator under Compatibility if you right click and go into Properties. Also, I second it on not running full screen anymore with the old version. It just doesn't play nice with a lot of stuff anymore. I personally run it at 1600x900 windowed.
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Post by GrimlyAxefingler » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:04 pm

Jazz wrote:I can easily click on the game in my bar at the bottom, or ALT+TAB back again, but I can't seem to be able to do anything (and I can still see my Taskbar at the bottom of my screen). Is there a way to change this? Cheers!
after you have tabbed back in to the game hit ALT to bring the mouse back into nwn, or if that isnt doing it sometimes i had to hit CTRL ALT DEL and then just immediately cancel out of the bluescreen to bring it back.

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Re: NWN & Windows 10

Post by Jazz » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:27 pm

GrimlyAxefingler wrote:
Jazz wrote:I can easily click on the game in my bar at the bottom, or ALT+TAB back again, but I can't seem to be able to do anything (and I can still see my Taskbar at the bottom of my screen). Is there a way to change this? Cheers!
after you have tabbed back in to the game hit ALT to bring the mouse back into nwn, or if that isnt doing it sometimes i had to hit CTRL ALT DEL and then just immediately cancel out of the bluescreen to bring it back.
:shock: That Alt thing really seems to work, thanks! :D

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Post by Dirigible » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:31 pm

I struggle with this, I was going mad tabbing back and forth. I'll have to give the above a go! :glaskugel:
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Re: NWN & Windows 10

Post by Jazz » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:33 pm

Sarmanos wrote:You can tell nwmain to always run as administrator under Compatibility if you right click and go into Properties.
As far as I can see I've done that. But it still asks something like 'would you like to allow this app from an unknown author to make changes to your PC?' (roughly translated from Dutch)

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Re: NWN & Windows 10

Post by Sarmanos » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:44 pm

Jazz wrote:
Sarmanos wrote:You can tell nwmain to always run as administrator under Compatibility if you right click and go into Properties.
As far as I can see I've done that. But it still asks something like 'would you like to allow this app from an unknown author to make changes to your PC?' (roughly translated from Dutch)
Alright, you need to go a bit deeper then. Go into Control Panel (not Settings) and find Security and Maintenance. From there go into Change User Account Control Settings. You'll see four different options, dial it down to what you feel comfortable with for a setting. I haven't tested the other settings though. I always turn off User Account Control entirely since I keep a pretty tight ship on what I install and run.
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Re: NWN & Windows 10

Post by Jazz » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:55 pm

Thanks, Sarm. Unfortunatly, only the lowest setting will not display the message, and that setting's turning off all messages (which I don't want to do).

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Post by Nighthawk4 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:23 am

You may just have to accept the UAC messages. Apart from those, my Windows10 seems to work with NWN, once I turned off the nVidia overlay stuff :prost:
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Re: NWN & Windows 10

Post by downsystem » Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:17 pm

GrimlyAxefingler wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:04 pm
Jazz wrote:I can easily click on the game in my bar at the bottom, or ALT+TAB back again, but I can't seem to be able to do anything (and I can still see my Taskbar at the bottom of my screen). Is there a way to change this? Cheers!
after you have tabbed back into the game hit ALT to bring the mouse back into NWN, or if that isn't doing it sometimes I had to hit CTRL ALT DEL and then just immediately cancel out of the bluescreen to bring it back.
I had my PC set up using two monitors and my cursor wouldn't stay in the game on the left side of the screen. Once I pulled the mouse accidentally out of the screen on to the other monitor it would knock me out of full-screen mode. This happened once and I wound up dying as a result. I since set up this program to lock the cursor to the game when it is on and for the most part, it works for that function. It may be helpful for some they have options to use key commands to alt back and forth from one screen to the game screen I think but I've yet to try that out.

My second monitor is right above the other so I can read discord or go back and forth using alt+tab in windows 10. I'm currently using my laptop to type in stuff on discord so I don't have to leave the game via alt+tab.

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