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Old 10-15-2011, 06:22 AM   #41
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I see the game has black borders on either side (for the demo at least). Anyone else have this problem? Any idea how to fix it?
I have this same issue. There are always black borders on the side, regardless of refresh rate or resolution. I'm guessing the game just doesn't support 16 : 9. Kind of a shame, otherwise I'm really loving the demo.
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Old 10-15-2011, 07:02 AM   #42
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The game only supports 4:3 and 16:10 aspect ratios (the two most common). Since it's a 2.5D game you can't support all aspect ratios. One solution would be to strech the image, the other one is to use the 16:10 images and shots for 16:.9 as well (which results in black borders).
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Old 10-15-2011, 07:43 AM   #43
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I really don't have a problem with the black bars, it's not a big deal. But since when were 4:3 and 16:10 considered "common"? Almost every display I've used within the last few years is 16 : 9.
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:21 AM   #44
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most modern 24 inch monitors are 16:10 in the games defence.

and those monitors are pretty cheap these days too.
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I think lots of high-quality monitors now use 1080p, i.e. 1920*1080, which is 16:9. But the game was originally released two and a half years years ago! Most 2.5D games of that time didn't even have the option for widescreen resolutions...
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I really don't have a problem with the black bars, it's not a big deal. But since when were 4:3 and 16:10 considered "common"? Almost every display I've used within the last few years is 16 : 9.
You are right. 16 : 9 is becoming the standard I think. But there are still more 16:10 displays today.

The numbers: Most common screen resolutions

According to this site over 30% of all displays are 4:3 (for example 1024x768), a little bit less than 30% are 16:10 (for example 1280x800 and 1440x900) and about 10% are 16 : 9

Of course these are all the displays out there and gamers usually got better gear than average users. But 16:10 is still up front (mainly because it was the standard ratio for notebook screens for a couple of years).

We are working on a solution to provide graphics without borders from 16 : 9 to 5:4. I will be part of our next game (after The Critter Chronicles).

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Old 10-16-2011, 11:24 AM   #47
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Interesting poll...

Me, I'm still on the 1024x768 res.
I'm too old fashion, and too stuborn to change it...
And besides I don't like wide screen monitors...It's weird because my whole generation does...
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Old 10-17-2011, 01:31 AM   #48
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I guess I'm a really hardcore guy, because even though I have a widescreen monitor, I don't mind playing adventure games in 4:3 at all (not stretched though, I prefer black borders around the picture) - I don't know why, maybe that's because I think 1024x768 and upwards already looks big enough.
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:13 AM   #49
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Are there any subtitles available in this game, or are there English voices only? Since I am hearing impaired, subtitles are important to me so that I can play.
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There are English subtitles, although what you read in places differs a bit from what you hear.
I encountered another obstacle, though. When I have to stir the cauldron - not a spolier here - nothing works, mouse does nothing. Pressing the space bar shows hospots from the previous screen...
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This was the slowest installation I have ever experienced. And we're talking about a 2gigabyte demo. How long should I expect the installation of the full game will take?

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Old 10-17-2011, 08:15 AM   #52
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Apparently, the game can be pre-ordered as a digital download now at the official website. I can't make up my mind! Do I go for the download version or the box? Oh, if only more of my dilemmas were as pleasant as this one!
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I encountered another obstacle, though. When I have to stir the cauldron - not a spolier here - nothing works, mouse does nothing. Pressing the space bar shows hospots from the previous screen...
Does anybody else got this bug?

@demps: Could me send me your savegame to [email protected]? We will have a look. You find the samegames at "my documents / unwrittentales / savegames".
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:33 PM   #54
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Interact has the boxed copy of The Book of Unwritten Tales for pre-order now under PC Games/Coming Soon.
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Old 10-17-2011, 04:50 PM   #55
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Also on Amazon UK for a very good price for a new release:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Book-Unwritt...8898952&sr=8-1
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:46 AM   #56
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Hi,

Some people reported problems with our shop at www.unwritten-tales.com and/or PayPal payment. Did anyone of you encounter any problems?

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Old 10-19-2011, 10:36 AM   #57
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PayPal wasn't working for me at the store, when I tried to submit an order nothing happened, and I was never redirected to PayPal. I ended up just paying directly from my CC and it worked.
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Well, I see what the mouse does there, and I started working on the cauldron action. Still, can't get past that stirring thing: in order to stir it so-and-so times cw or ccw, there should have been a starting point for a mouse which there isn't. The result is smoke-and-mirrors so to say.
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Just put the mouse anywhere, dmeps. It works. I didn't have any trouble with it...well, except for putting in the wrong worm and blowing Wilbur up the wall.
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