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Old 04-29-2012, 10:36 AM   #1
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Play all your games in Windowed borderless mode.


Hey all, i prefer my games to be windowed for alt/tab but i also prefer my games to look full screen, i know there's allot of "scripts" out there for specific games but i figured id write up one app to enable it for all my games.

You can download it here


if you find this app useful feel free to give rep.

=====INSTRUCTIONS=====

Adding a game's window.
  1. Run the app and start up a game.
  2. Make sure you run the game in windowed mode before adding it to the app.
  3. After you have set your game to run windowed, click the app's tray icon and select "Add window"
  4. Go back to your game and while the game window is active press "F3"
  5. Your game should now be in windowed border-less mode, your settings are saved so the app will recognize your game whenever it runs in windowed mode again and automatically set it to be borderless.

Forcing borderless window.
In addition to automatically setting your games borderless you can also trigger this action by pressing F4 while ingame.

Removing a game
  1. Click the app's tray icon and select "Open game settings"
  2. select the game and press Delete, this app no longer manages that games window style.

Setting a windows position
By default the borderless window is positioned at coordinates 0,0 on your screen, in the rare event that the game's window is an odd one you can edit the coordinates in the config file by changing the "PosX" and "PosY" values in the Game settings.

Attempting to re-size a window
By default the game doesn't re-size, but in case its necessary you can do so in the game settings, which can be found by clicking on the tray icon.
In most cases it is advisable to use your native resolution.

DXWnd instructions
This app detects DXWnd if a DXWnd folder is in the same folder as this app's exe.
You can download my simplified version of DXWnd here or get a advanced version maintained by ghotik here
If you downloaded my version just extract the contents to the same directory as WindowedBorderlessGaming.
If you downloaded the other version create a folder called DXWnd 1st and then extract the files there.

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1.1.1.3
* In addition to automatically setting your games borderless you can also trigger this action by pressing F4 while in-game.
* Included basic version of DXWnd into the package, you can also use a advanced version by ghotik that you can find here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/dxwn...atest%20build/

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1.1
* App now needs even less memory.
* There is now a proper settings menu, so you can edit your game settings and apply them without restarting the game. (The config file is still available for whoever wants to do it manual) Settings are launched as a separate process to not increase need for resources.
* Config file is written more tidy to increase reading/writing actions speed for those who have a huge list of games added to it.
* When selecting "Add window" it will time out after 15 seconds in case you chose the option by accident.
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This app was made and tested on Win7 pro x64 and is meant to work on Windows XP or higher. on both 32 and 64 bit.

This app has been successfully tested with the following games.
  1. AirMech
  2. Alan Wake
  3. ARMA II
  4. ARMA II: Combined Operations
  5. ARMA II: Operation Arrowhead
  6. Assassin's Creed
  7. Battlefield 3
  8. Beat Hazard
  9. BioShock
  10. Brütal Legend
  11. Call of Duty: World at War
  12. Caster
  13. Castle of Illusion
  14. Ceville
  15. Containment: The Zombie Puzzler
  16. Costume Quest
  17. Crysis
  18. Crysis 3
  19. Crysis Warhead
  20. Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition
  21. Darksiders II
  22. DayZ MOD
  23. DayZ SA Standalone (read instructions here)
  24. Dead Pixels
  25. Dead Space 2
  26. DeathSpank
  27. Deponia
  28. Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition
  29. Deus Ex: Human revolution
  30. Diamond Dan
  31. Divinity II: Developer's Cut
  32. Don't Starve!
  33. Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition
  34. Driver San Francisco
  35. Droplitz
  36. Duke Nukem Forever
  37. Dwarfs - F2P
  38. Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon
  39. ePSXe
  40. Ever Quest 2
  41. Fable III
  42. Fallout 3
  43. Fallout: New Vegas (read instructions here)
  44. Fez
  45. Final Fantasy VIII
  46. Future Wars
  47. Grand Theft Auto IV
  48. Grotesque Tactics: Evil Heroes
  49. Hitman Absolution
  50. Infestation: Survivor Stories
  51. Killing Floor
  52. Kung Fu Strike - The Warrior's Rise
  53. LightFish
  54. LIMBO (read instructions here)
  55. Madballs in Babo:Invasion
  56. Mafia II
  57. Magic 2014 — Duels of the Planeswalkers
  58. Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012
  59. Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013
  60. Magicka
  61. Mark of the Ninja
  62. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
  63. Minecraft (refer to this post)
  64. Mount & Blade: Warband
  65. NBA 2K13
  66. Nexuiz
  67. Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee
  68. Orcs Must Die 2
  69. Payday 2
  70. PAYDAY: The Heist
  71. Plain Sight
  72. PlanetSide2
  73. Pound of Ground
  74. Pro Evolution Soccer 2013
  75. Psychonauts
  76. Rayman Legends
  77. Red Faction Guerrilla
  78. Red Faction: Armageddon
  79. Renegade Ops
  80. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
  81. Resident Evil 5
  82. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
  83. Ridge Racer Unbound
  84. Saints Row
  85. Saints Row: the Third (you can also use this launcher)
  86. Shank 1
  87. SimCity
  88. Skyrim (refer to this post)
  89. Sleeping Dogs
  90. Sniper Elite V2
  91. Space Pirates and Zombies
  92. Spelunky
  93. State of Decay
  94. Street Fighter X Tekken
  95. Strike Suit Zero
  96. Take On Mars
  97. The Darkness II
  98. The King Of Fighters XIII
  99. The ship
  100. The Sims 3
  101. The Walking Dead
  102. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition (instructions here)
  103. The Witcher: Enhanced Edition
  104. Titan Quest
  105. Titan Quest: Immortal Throne
  106. Tomb Raider
  107. Tomb Raider II
  108. Torchlight
  109. Toy Soldiers
  110. Trials Evolution Gold Edition
  111. Tropico 4
  112. War of the Roses
  113. Warcraft 3
  114. WarZ

This app is known not to work with the following games
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Damnation
  • DC Universe Online
  • Dungeon Defenders
  • Puzzle Kingdoms
  • the Haunted: Hells Reach

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Old 04-29-2012, 12:24 PM   #2
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Can you please provide a virus total scan ?
looks interesting!
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:50 PM   #3
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Can you please provide a virus total scan ?
looks interesting!
https://www.virustotal.com/file/ce11...is/1335728971/

Also no one ever had issuess with my other apps i put on the forum :-)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2279474

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Old 04-29-2012, 01:01 PM   #4
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I certainly hope some time soon developers will start using Fullscreen Windowed more. It's really great.
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:10 PM   #5
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Yes i like it much better, alt/tabbing gives issuess with some games if they are fullscreen and it goes to slow.
The window style's are set by the games engines, and allot of game devs use a 3rd party engine, so lets hope engine devs add it in :-)
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:32 PM   #6
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Any idea on how to make Revelations windowed?
And would you share the source code?

Minor note, it crashed VLC player
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:39 PM   #7
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So far it works with Skyrim, but it only seems to fit the resolution that the game window has. Skyrim doesn't support 1600x900 in window mode. Is there any way I can force 1600x900 via your app, not the game?
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:50 PM   #8
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@camper_ you tried to set VLC player borderless? if you added it by accident just remove the window like in the instructions in post#1
I dont have Revelations, so i wouldnt know

@TheSagetEffect It probably wont be possible with most games to change the window size, but ill add an option so you can at least attempt it.
PS: it would be better if the game has a config file you could edit to force your native resolution., i dont have the game myself
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:53 PM   #9
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Also works with Minecraft (for anyone wondering, I set the resolution with the Magic Launcher available on the MC forums).
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:58 PM   #10
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PS: it would be better if the game has a config file you could edit to force your native resolution., i dont have the game myself
Just went digging through the settings .ini and found that exact option. Now I have it running in borderless window mode. Great mod, I'll have to see if it affects performance at all.

For any other Skyrim addicts out there, you can manually change the resolution to options not permitted in the launcher settings by going to the SkyrimPrefs.ini (not skyrim.ini) in Documents/My Games/Skyrim.

Find and change iSizeH to the height value (usually smaller, for 1600x900 it would be 900) and iSizeW to the width value. You'll want to enable windowed mode before you do this, by ticking the box in the launcher settings.
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:03 PM   #11
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I wonder if it's gonna make me VAC banned tho.
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:12 PM   #12
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I wonder if it's gonna make me VAC banned tho.
Good point, all it does is check the window,class, process-name and style of the windows, it most likely wont detect that, but i cant say 100% for sure.
However since VAC does only check while in multiplayer game, just to be sure you can close the app after it set the window style, cause it really doesn't need to do anything after setting the window style.

PS: all source engine games have a borderless option already built in.
  1. Find the game in your library
  2. Right-click the game, and open "properties".
  3. Select "set launch options"
  4. Add "-windowed -noborder" to the text box
  5. Click OK and exit. The game will now launch in borderless window mode.
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:29 PM   #13
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@TheSagetEffect glad you got it solved, i added resize options if you ever run in to a similar issue, just note it most likely wont work.
Info on how to in Post #1
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:15 AM   #14
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It works relatively well for Torchlight, as you can see in this screenshot. Some parts are a bit misaligned, but that doesn't seem to cause any problems.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:37 AM   #15
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It works ok with M&B warband as well.
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