How you like your computer games

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How do you prefer games to run on your system?

Windowed, when alt-tabbing keep running sound/music
7
12%
Windowed, when alt-tabbing stop making sound/music
12
21%
Fullscreen, when alt-tabbing keep running sound/music
10
17%
Fullscreen, when alt-tabbing stop making sound/music
29
50%
 
Total votes : 58

Re: How you like your computer games

Postby Apeirogon » Wed Aug 18, 2021 11:20 am

Depends from a lot of factors. Like am I stuck in game, debugging it in MVS, try to cheat using cheat engine, watch(listen) to some youtube video about nonstandard calculus, etc.

But currently windowed. Because I have a craptop and, thank to miners and worldwide Mexican beer advertising, Im unable to upgrade even to to what counts as low specs system nowadays. Send help pls :(
Where connection? Smaller window -> video card have less pixels to render -> performance -> ????? -> crysis on half dead radeon and celeron.
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Re: How you like your computer games

Postby Hexereticdoom » Sun Aug 22, 2021 3:42 pm

OK, let's see...

    Standard PC games >>> Fullscreen.

    GZDoom/LZDoom games >>> Fullscreen.

    Emulated retro games >>> Windowed.

    Other non-standard games >>> Depends on case.

That's all! 8-)
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Re: How you like your computer games

Postby RiboNucleic Asshat » Mon Aug 23, 2021 8:14 am

Borderless fullscreen all the way. I like being able to immerse myself in a game but also I like to chat with people and being able to bounce out then back in in under a second is important to me. Usually it's better if the audio doesn't mute itself too, because if I'm tabbing back and forth in a cutscene or something with very little interaction I don't want it to get interrupted.
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Re: How you like your computer games

Postby Gollgagh » Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:27 pm

Borderless fullscreen on almost everything because I have three monitors.

Sound/music depends on if I'm listening for sound cues from any program running (i.e. idling in an MMO or somesuch) or just want to listen to any ambience.
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Re: How you like your computer games

Postby Apprentice » Thu Aug 26, 2021 11:18 am

Gollgagh wrote:Borderless fullscreen on almost everything because I have three monitors.

Three identical screens of a mash-up of screens ??
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Re: How you like your computer games

Postby MFG38 » Sat Aug 28, 2021 4:39 am

Fullscreen with sound still going when alt-tabbing - not that I alt-tab out of games very often. Only exception to this is any Doom source port that isn't GZDoom, which I tend to run in windowed mode. Mostly due to Win10 not being very compatible with software-rendered Doom source ports running in fullscreen, at least in my experience.
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Re: How you like your computer games

Postby Kinsie » Sun Aug 29, 2021 1:49 am

Old games windowed, new games borderless fullscreen.
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Re: How you like your computer games

Postby Captain Ventris » Sun Aug 29, 2021 4:32 pm

I always prefer full screen with the sound still going if I Alt-Tab.
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Re: How you like your computer games

Postby FishyClockwork » Mon Aug 30, 2021 8:24 am

Fullscreen with sound/music stopping when I alt-tab.
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Re: How you like your computer games

Postby DOOMPiter » Fri Sep 03, 2021 7:36 pm

Windowed, for sure. I never enjoyed playing games on Fullscreen because haha fps go [fart with reverb]
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