Happy New Year everyone! I got one of those Acer Mini laptops and installed BSF on it and it works perfectly. Sadly better than my desktop, but!.... The mouse only navigates as far down, just past the “Game Info” Button on the main screen. Oddly, when I press “ESC” key and the “do you wish to quit” window displays, my mouse icon changes to the default Windows arrow and it is free to move anywhere. When I press “Cancel” it returns to the BSF icon and the limit remains. Changing screen resolutions does not fix this and the game turns off full screen. I change the resolution to 800x600 and still cannot activate full screen. I believe it is this option that is preventing this. I am using the laptop’s built in mouse pad. Also something else. Even when I select the game to open in a 640x480 window or the full window, it always leaves a half inch space on the bottom showing part of the task bar. The option to “keep task bar on top of other windows,” is deactivated.
I honestly believe it’s the device driver setting on the laptop. The Ship maker window stretches so much horizontally only the tools window shows, but the entire drop down options is shown. I’ll try working with the laptop settings a bit more but any input is appreciated.
The Editor also has issues. Oddly, this seems like the program is stretching the images. I am not saying BSF has issues so don’t even go there. What I mean is the graphics are assigning the same locations, for say the links for the weapons and sections for example. If I place the mouse over the area where they should be, the option then highlights. So the graphics are, for some reason, stretching. I’ve tried virtually every graphic setting this laptop has to no avail. When I get home I will try to pull it up on a second monitor.
I did some more searching and finally found admiral_tee's post about the same issue. Even with extending the screen to a standard monitor, it fails to have the mouse move below the lower quarter of the screen in the game mode and even in 800x600, the Shipmaker stretches to all ends. I will converse with admiral_tee on this to see if he's found a fix to this. If anyone else has a "helpful" tip besides scrapping the laptop, please let me know.