Overclock.net › Forums › Video Games › PC Gaming › run game as window??
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

run game as window??

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Is there any way to run a game in a window instead of maximized to the whole screen. Specifically Command and Conquer 3, I would like to be able to browse the net and talk on AIM while a mammoth tank army is building then to sit there and watch it.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 L631B Asus P5B Deluxe HIS X1950 Pro 2x1gb Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 250GB Seagate (perp) Samsung S203B Windows XP PRO SP3 32" and 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse PC P&C Silencer 750 Thermaltake Armor Logitech G7 
Mouse Pad
N/A (wood desk) 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 L631B Asus P5B Deluxe HIS X1950 Pro 2x1gb Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 250GB Seagate (perp) Samsung S203B Windows XP PRO SP3 32" and 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse PC P&C Silencer 750 Thermaltake Armor Logitech G7 
Mouse Pad
N/A (wood desk) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 14
Sure, Right Click, Properties, Replace the "+fullscreen 1" with "+fullscreen 0" in the target.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-930 ASUS P6X58D Premium XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB Tri-Fire CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB TR3X6G1600C8D x 2 =12GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB x 2 LG Windows 7 Home Premium x64 3 x LG E2350V 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech 920-000914 SILVERSTONE ST1200 1200W SILVERSTONE RAVEN RV02-BW Razer Lachesis 
Mouse Pad
Huge Black Cloth 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-930 ASUS P6X58D Premium XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB Tri-Fire CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB TR3X6G1600C8D x 2 =12GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB x 2 LG Windows 7 Home Premium x64 3 x LG E2350V 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech 920-000914 SILVERSTONE ST1200 1200W SILVERSTONE RAVEN RV02-BW Razer Lachesis 
Mouse Pad
Huge Black Cloth 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Your saying right click the shortcut right. Because there isn't a +fullscreen 1 in the target, it looks like this

"I:\\EA GAMES\\Command & Conquer 3\\CNC3.exe"

and when I made it

"I:\\EA GAMES\\Command & Conquer 3\\CNC3.exe +fullscreen 0"

it said it was invalid.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 L631B Asus P5B Deluxe HIS X1950 Pro 2x1gb Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 250GB Seagate (perp) Samsung S203B Windows XP PRO SP3 32" and 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse PC P&C Silencer 750 Thermaltake Armor Logitech G7 
Mouse Pad
N/A (wood desk) 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 L631B Asus P5B Deluxe HIS X1950 Pro 2x1gb Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 250GB Seagate (perp) Samsung S203B Windows XP PRO SP3 32" and 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse PC P&C Silencer 750 Thermaltake Armor Logitech G7 
Mouse Pad
N/A (wood desk) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 14
try -w or -windowed in the target line of a shortcut in properties
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 @ 3.6 GHz (450X8) GA P965 S3 7600GT 2GB OCZ Gold @ DDR 2 900 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
320GB Maxtor SATA2, 160 for XP, 160 for Slackware DVD+-RW EIDE 21" CRT by Sun Microsystems 680W Echostar 22A on 12V rail 
CaseMouse
Rosewill Black small Mid-T G5 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 @ 3.6 GHz (450X8) GA P965 S3 7600GT 2GB OCZ Gold @ DDR 2 900 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
320GB Maxtor SATA2, 160 for XP, 160 for Slackware DVD+-RW EIDE 21" CRT by Sun Microsystems 680W Echostar 22A on 12V rail 
CaseMouse
Rosewill Black small Mid-T G5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
You mean this

"I:\\EA GAMES\\Command & Conquer 3\\CNC3.exe -w"

or

"I:\\EA GAMES\\Command & Conquer 3\\CNC3.exe -windowed"

with a space between .exe and the -xxxx
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 L631B Asus P5B Deluxe HIS X1950 Pro 2x1gb Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 250GB Seagate (perp) Samsung S203B Windows XP PRO SP3 32" and 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse PC P&C Silencer 750 Thermaltake Armor Logitech G7 
Mouse Pad
N/A (wood desk) 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 L631B Asus P5B Deluxe HIS X1950 Pro 2x1gb Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 250GB Seagate (perp) Samsung S203B Windows XP PRO SP3 32" and 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse PC P&C Silencer 750 Thermaltake Armor Logitech G7 
Mouse Pad
N/A (wood desk) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 14
I think you place the extension outside of the quotations.

Ex. "I:\\EA GAMES\\Command & Conquer 3\\CNC3.exe" +fullscreen 0

"I:\\EA GAMES\\Command & Conquer 3\\CNC3.exe" -w

"I:\\EA GAMES\\Command & Conquer 3\\CNC3.exe" -windowed
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4Ghz Maximus IV Gene-Z EVGA GTX 770 Superclocked GSkill Ripjaws 4x4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
250GB Samsung EVO 640GB WD 500GB WD 500GB WD External - Music 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NH-D14 Win 7 Ultimate 64bit LG 32LN5300 32" TV Logitech G11 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
650w Earthwatts Fractal Define Mini Logitech G500 Steeleseries QcK+ 
AudioAudioAudio
Logitech X-540 5.1 Sennheiser HD558 FiiO 1E0 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4Ghz Maximus IV Gene-Z EVGA GTX 770 Superclocked GSkill Ripjaws 4x4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
250GB Samsung EVO 640GB WD 500GB WD 500GB WD External - Music 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NH-D14 Win 7 Ultimate 64bit LG 32LN5300 32" TV Logitech G11 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
650w Earthwatts Fractal Define Mini Logitech G500 Steeleseries QcK+ 
AudioAudioAudio
Logitech X-540 5.1 Sennheiser HD558 FiiO 1E0 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
Nope those didn't work either.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 L631B Asus P5B Deluxe HIS X1950 Pro 2x1gb Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 250GB Seagate (perp) Samsung S203B Windows XP PRO SP3 32" and 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse PC P&C Silencer 750 Thermaltake Armor Logitech G7 
Mouse Pad
N/A (wood desk) 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 L631B Asus P5B Deluxe HIS X1950 Pro 2x1gb Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 250GB Seagate (perp) Samsung S203B Windows XP PRO SP3 32" and 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse PC P&C Silencer 750 Thermaltake Armor Logitech G7 
Mouse Pad
N/A (wood desk) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 14
are you kidding me?!

hm..ill think about it. i cannot believe this. it works for warcraft 3.

btw its nice to see a fellow rts'er more and more are just going FPS or MMO
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 @ 3.6 GHz (450X8) GA P965 S3 7600GT 2GB OCZ Gold @ DDR 2 900 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
320GB Maxtor SATA2, 160 for XP, 160 for Slackware DVD+-RW EIDE 21" CRT by Sun Microsystems 680W Echostar 22A on 12V rail 
CaseMouse
Rosewill Black small Mid-T G5 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 @ 3.6 GHz (450X8) GA P965 S3 7600GT 2GB OCZ Gold @ DDR 2 900 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
320GB Maxtor SATA2, 160 for XP, 160 for Slackware DVD+-RW EIDE 21" CRT by Sun Microsystems 680W Echostar 22A on 12V rail 
CaseMouse
Rosewill Black small Mid-T G5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 14
"C:\\Program Files\\Electronic Arts\\Command & Conquer 3\\CNC3.exe" -win

That is what you want.


Each game's flag for window mode is different so it is hard to find the right one some times.
X-Dreamer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E6600 EVGA 680i EVGA 8800GTX 4x1GB Ballistix DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
500GB Samsung Windows Vista Home Premium Samsung 226BW 22 inch LCD Thermaltake toughpower 750W 
Case
Turbo X-Dreamer II 
  hide details  
Reply
X-Dreamer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E6600 EVGA 680i EVGA 8800GTX 4x1GB Ballistix DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
500GB Samsung Windows Vista Home Premium Samsung 226BW 22 inch LCD Thermaltake toughpower 750W 
Case
Turbo X-Dreamer II 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 
sweet, that worked, thanks man. now is there a way to maximize that window to the whole screen? it wont let me change grab the edge of it and move it out or click maximize.

dont get me wrong, i like my FPS' (not so much of an mmo fan). But i have played cnc since it came out on PS1 (i was 5 or 6, my uncle introduced me to it). and since then, i have always played cnc.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 L631B Asus P5B Deluxe HIS X1950 Pro 2x1gb Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 250GB Seagate (perp) Samsung S203B Windows XP PRO SP3 32" and 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse PC P&C Silencer 750 Thermaltake Armor Logitech G7 
Mouse Pad
N/A (wood desk) 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 L631B Asus P5B Deluxe HIS X1950 Pro 2x1gb Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 250GB Seagate (perp) Samsung S203B Windows XP PRO SP3 32" and 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse PC P&C Silencer 750 Thermaltake Armor Logitech G7 
Mouse Pad
N/A (wood desk) 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: PC Gaming
Overclock.net › Forums › Video Games › PC Gaming › run game as window??