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Sam and max: the penal zone screen problem

posted by enlargedhousecats on - last edited - Viewed by 1.6K users
when I play the penal zone my screen is messed up and won't display as it should, I'll show you.

I'm playing the steam version by the way

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these images weren't cropped in any way, these were taken in fraps and were directly uploaded after taking them.

sorry about the sizes, I don't know how to re-size
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  • ??? That's weird...

    I have never seen this before. Probably because I have the PS3 version
  • My experience with the Telltale-version of The Penal Zone: When I launch The Penal Zone through Steam I get the same strange images as above, but when I run The Penal Zone outside Steam i looks completely normal.

    So perhaps it is the Steam Overlay that causes problems?
  • Enlighten me, what's the problem... I see no issues on those screenshots? :confused:
  • Here is a couple of screenshots from my laptop showing the proper menues:
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    And also a screenshot of the graphics menu when the game is launched through Steam.
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    Since the resolution is widescreen (16:10), less of the screen is apparently cut off in comparison with enlargedhousecats' and my desktop computer's 4:3-resolution.
  • This is pissing me off.
  • Wootman;290266 said:
    This is pissing me off.
    I'm going to assume that you mean the glitch and not the thread.:rolleyes:
  • enlargedhousecats;290269 said:
    I'm going to assume that you mean the glitch and not the thread.:rolleyes:

    The glitch.
  • A couple of questions for you all:
    1) is this in fullscreen or windowed mode
    2) does the problem change at all if you go in and out of windowed mode
    3) What resolution are you playing the game in and what is the native resolution of your monitor
    4) are you graphics drivers and directx fully up to date?
  • Will;292597 said:
    A couple of questions for you all:
    1) is this in fullscreen or windowed mode
    2) does the problem change at all if you go in and out of windowed mode
    3) What resolution are you playing the game in and what is the native resolution of your monitor
    4) are you graphics drivers and directx fully up to date?
    for me, you can just look at the pictures for question #1 and 3. it's the same if it's windowed or not(as long as it's not in wide screen) I'm using an nvidia gts 250 (2 of them :)) with 196.21 drivers and latest directx version

    I've noticed that this only happens on the first menu and then goes back to normal in game, it will randomly crop out the sides and zoom in at times but restarting the game fixes that for a little while.
  • I can not play the game! I get a box in the middle of the screen stating that I should be running at 1920 x 1080 resolution--that IS what I am running. I get very rumbly sound that can not be understood. I have an HP computer running Windows 7. HELP!
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