solarwolf display ?

Pete Shinners shredwheat at
Mon Jun 3 17:44:29 CEST 2002

Tae kyon wrote:
> On a Mandrake 8.2 system I compiled pygame 1.5 and solarwolf 1.5.1.
> I have a matrox millennium g200 8 Mb video ram graphics card with 3d support 
> by XFree86 4.2.0, and a SVGA non-interlaced video with HSync 30-54,
> VSync 50-90. I even get to play tuxracer at a good framerate ! But for
> some reason 800x600 fullscreen displays will not work (some loki games
> have to be played in a window, for instance, and nethack must be played
> on a 1024x768 display).
> Unfortunately it seems that solarwolf uses this type of display.
> I know very little about python, nothing about pygame; anyway I tried
> setting the video mode by changing the relevant options in 
> pygame.display.set_mode(()) ... but nothing seems to work.

i know it's not documented, but try running solarwolf with the "-window" 
flag and it will run in a window. strange that your games will run at 1024x 
but no 800x. Pygame uses SDL, and if SDL cannot change to the desired video 
mode it will pick a bigger one and 'letterbox' the display.

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