Windows games - hint window text too large

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by Corwin AT, May 6, 2008.

  1. Corwin AT

    Corwin AT Guest

    I'm running vista 64 home premium and I have noticed that on a number of
    windows games the hint windows are dispalying over large fonts so you cant
    read the entire hint.
    for example in freecell when you try to move a stack of cards thats too
    large the hint window is supposed to tell you how many cards you are able to
    move at that moment, but that part of the message is off the egde of the
    Ive noticed this with all the card games the mahjong game even the kids game
    Purble place.
    Ive tried adjusting the fonts dpi setting and even the advanced setting from
    personalizations. any Ideas?

    Corwin AT, May 6, 2008
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  2. Corwin AT

    Elias Guest

    I am having the same problem with Vista 32 bit: some fonts are too big to be
    readable in some windows games. I think the problem is recent, probably since
    service pack 1 or some update.

    Thank you to anyone who posts a solution.
    Elias, Jun 7, 2008
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  3. Corwin AT

    Pana Guest

    I had the same problem.
    Text was big and in black and grey.
    After reinstalling the factory back-up file, the problem was over.
    Hint text and names now in normal font.
    Pana, Jun 28, 2008
  4. Corwin AT

    Elias Guest

    Thank you for your answer, but where do you find that back-up file? Is it a
    back-up you made previously? I tried uninstalling/reinstalling without
    Elias, Jun 28, 2008
  5. Corwin AT

    Pana Guest

    Yes, it is a back-up file (System recovery) i made previously.
    I have a HP computer. System recovery can be done from an image-file on the
    HD by pressing F11 or from the recovery disks I have made.
    Seems that image-recovery from the HD is not the same as from the recovery
    Have done a system recovery from the recovery disks but games had the same
    problem with the big font.
    Second time recovery done from HD and font problem was over.
    I don't no how.
    It is a lot of work to do a system recovery because of the installation of
    the additional programs. I will do within a couple of months a recovery tests
    both from HD and disks to find out if there is a difference in the games
    Pana, Jun 28, 2008
  6. Corwin AT

    Pana Guest

    To solve this problem advised by Microsoft Product Support Services to remove
    the 'vista' games and install them again.
    You have to go to 'Control Panel' - 'Programs and Features' - click on
    'Turn Windows features on or off' - Uncheck 'Games' - then press OK - now
    you have to go back to 'Turn Windows features on or off' and check 'Games'-
    press OK.
    Pana, Aug 14, 2008
  7. Corwin AT

    P.V. Guest

    In case someone hasn't found the solution, here's one found in an earlier
    thread in this group, that solved the problem in my case:

    "Do you have Nvidia nTune installed. If yes, open the Control panel. Go to
    "Adjust Image Settings With Preview". Choose "Let the 3D application
    Decide". This should solve the problem. When I had the problem the
    setting was on "Use my preference emphasising QUALITY"."

    P.V., Jan 14, 2009
  8. So lower the text size within the properties.
    James Matthews, Feb 14, 2009
  9. Corwin AT

    nelson wade Guest

    I also found by lower the text size within the properties that it work
    nelson wade, Jan 28, 2010
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