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I can't alt/tab out of Grand Prix Legends. The game goes kind of haywire when I try to start a race with a full grid.
I've been searching and searching, and found a couple nice programs to set affinity to running processes. But I need to be able to set it ahead of time. I appreciate the help!
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hmm, there might be some kind of command you can type in as part of the shortcut's address. Or, you can set the program to run in Windowed mode when it starts, and you'd be able to access the desktop/task manager mid-game
 
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That crossed my mind, but I don't think GPL runs in windowed mode. I don't recall ever seeing that option.
I was looking for some type of program or command. Thanks for the idea.
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Prifinnity

Add the exe to the favorites so it changes at start up. Easiest method IMO.

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awesome! Thanks grunion.
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suppose I use a program to launch different gpl.exe's(65,67,69 seasons).....will I just have to add the exe of the first program or will I need to add each gpl.exe as well?
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I would think each, if there are individual exe's.
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post #8 of 9
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I thought probably that would be the case. The program is great! Thanks again.

EDIT: Here is a tool called process explorer which will help you understand what is actually running within some of those mysterious processes that you'd like to turn off.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb896653.aspx
Edited by ny_driver - 12/13/09 at 9:29pm
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Hello NY Driver. Can you please tell me what you did to Alt+Tab out of Grand Prix Legends? I too have the game but upon Alt_Tabbing, it goes haywire and won't let me do it. Please tell me what you did to fix it frown.gif
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