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little robot
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« on: April 14, 2011, 07:41:31 am »

I'm playing this game on my Dell inspiron mini. I can't exit the screen in full screen when I press esc, and I can't save because my screen won't allow me to arrow down to the save panel. Can someone help?

Also, I have to restart my netbook to fully shutdown the game or the music still plays.
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mayor robot
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2011, 08:29:35 pm »

The Dell inspiron mini screen resolution is 1024x600, which is below either of the two required screen resolutions of 100% mode (1250x790) or 80% mode (1000x632).  I searched  the forum for "1024x600" posts and found a bunch of contributions that you're welcome to read through at your leisure.

Here's a quote from one post I came across that might be helpful in your situation:

"I have a Dell mini10v with a display max of 1024x600 same as your machine. Once I set the Flash player to keep temp files (I normally tell it to keep none) I had a resume option whenever I restarted the game. I tested with the demo on Win 7 and I have the full game installed on OS X 10.5.8 and it works just fine without the menu."
link: http://machinarium.net/forum/index.php/topic,607.msg3034.html#msg3034

Hope this helps.

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little robot
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2011, 09:10:19 pm »

little rusty robot

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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2011, 11:31:42 am »


I've been struggling with the same problem on my netbook (1024x600) and fixed it in the following manner.

xrandr allows you to scale your display (display more (or less) pixels than the native resolution of your screen). So by scaling a 1024x600 display by a factor of 1.28, you get 1311x768, which makes the game fit nicely.

To do this, copy the following into a file named run.sh in the same directory as Machinarium

xrandr --output `xrandr | grep ' connected' | awk '{print $1}'` --scale 1.28x1.28
xrandr --output `xrandr | grep ' connected' | awk '{print $1}'` --scale 1x1

Make the file executable (chmod +x ./run.sh) and start Machinarium using this file from now on.


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