Description : A very simple app that forces a number of full screen games into windowed mode. Only works if game uses Direct X
It’ an odd post for today. Sorry about the recent lack. explanation to come. Anyway, DXWnd. I found this when I decided trying to run Final Fantasy in an emulator was not the way to go. So I borrowed FF 8 off a friend, however, to my horror, only full screen mode. I searched and searched to find a way to force it into a windowed mode, and came across one working solution.
All you do is add the exe and then run it, which forces the windowed mode. It claims to also work with Maple Story, but it’s quite an old project now, dead in fact, so I have no idea if it will work with MS or not. I had a go at MS a while ago, but uninstalled due to lack of HD space at the time.
I have the funny feeling this may also work on more recent games as well. Direct X is quite common in many games. Most full screen games have some functionality to go windowed, but some games limit the use due to fear of hacks and the like.
Running games in windowed mode does take up more resources though, so be ware of that if you don’t have a high end computer. Of course, I would expect the likes of yourself to have something fairly substantial.
Conclusion : Simple, efficient, easy. No mess, No fuss. Forces windowed mode without asking for a billion options.
Website : N/A. Official site quoted in the app has been shut down. Does link to another website, but no mention of DXWnd.
Download : I re packaged the download into a 7z file. download HERE or if you want it in a .zip or .rar, please see this post HERE, which will change the zip type for you. 7zip is the most compressed mind you!
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