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
9
13%
Windowed, when alt-tabbing stop making sound/music
13
19%
Fullscreen, when alt-tabbing keep running sound/music
11
16%
Fullscreen, when alt-tabbing stop making sound/music
35
51%
 
Total votes: 68

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Apeirogon
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Re: How you like your computer games

Post by Apeirogon »

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

Post by Hexereticdoom »

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

Post by RiboNucleic Asshat »

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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Gollgagh
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Re: How you like your computer games

Post by Gollgagh »

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

Post by Apprentice »

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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MFG38
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Re: How you like your computer games

Post by MFG38 »

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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Kinsie
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Re: How you like your computer games

Post by Kinsie »

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

Post by Captain Ventris »

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

Post by FishyClockwork »

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

Post by DOOMPiter »

Windowed, for sure. I never enjoyed playing games on Fullscreen because haha fps go [fart with reverb]
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Re: How you like your computer games

Post by yum13241 »

Rachael wrote:So this is one thing I am actually curious about.

I notice a lot of game devs (annoyingly) assume all players want to play fullscreen, and to mute sound and stop the game if you even hint at alt-tabbing away from the game. So I am curious what others think. Do you want all games to do this, or would you prefer for them to act as any other application on your system (i.e. a browser) and continue running as normal when you alt-tab away?

When I play a game, I want borderless fullscreen, and the music to stop when I alt+tab away.
IMO, these should all be options.
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Re: How you like your computer games

Post by Reactor »

Full-screen if possible. Not only I can pay more attention on it, but I can also record it easier. When hard ripping, fullscreen is paramount.
Also, in earlier operating systems, I learnt that certain games loved to crash when put into windowed mode.
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Re: How you like your computer games

Post by StroggVorbis »

Reactor wrote:Full-screen if possible. Not only I can pay more attention on it, but I can also record it easier. When hard ripping, fullscreen is paramount.
Also, in earlier operating systems, I learnt that certain games loved to crash when put into windowed mode.
I remember back in the day when me and my brother were taking turns playing Worms World Party, and occasionally hitting the windows key on accident which caused the game to not just minimize but unable to tab back in and all you could do is kill it with task manager. Nowadays I know Armageddon is the better and more stable, due to still being updated, game.

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