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Thread: Can't enter SMAX or SMAC unless I set screen resolution to 800x600

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    Can't enter SMAX or SMAC unless I set screen resolution to 800x600

    I have Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri Planetary Pack version and I'm trying to work it on Windows 7 on 1440*900 resolution or at least without changing my Windows resolution.

    It does not enter the game anyway unless I set screen resolution to 800x600 on Windows 7 settings.

    I have tried adding



    Video Mode=1024


    Video Mode=1024

    lines under [Alpha Centauri] to Alpha Centauri.ini file on installation folder but none helped.

    There was no folder of the game under C:\Users\(user name)\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\ as suggested at civfanatics forum higher screen resolution thread.

    I tried creating one and adding/editing both Alpha Centauri.ini files also but it didn't help.

    I have seen mentions of patches to make it work but links did not work and I couldn't find them.

    I have tried Yitzi's Unofficial SMAX patch 3.5b as suggested at gogwiki website, and I tried these 2 patches, with and without DirectDraw=0 line, they also did not help:;down=1;down=6that did not work

    Please help

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    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Canada, eh.
    Download PracX 1.08 from the right side of the page under "Graphics Patch" here:;cat=1

    That should get you sorted for higher resolutions. Just run that program and it'll patch your executables for display size. If you've already mucked around with the files you might want to uninstall, delete any left over folders, and reinstall before applying PracX. That graphics patch works absolutely fine the the GOG version of the Planetary Pack I have.
    As a computer, I find your faith in technology amusing.

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