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billboard is so stubborn

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Hi everyone :hello:
I apologize if this posted before I mean I have searched for 9 days using every possible search method with no luck or straight forward clue of how to solve this, and now I'm on the verge of going insane trying to solve this problem for weeks.
Look at the screenshot and feed me back if you know how to make the billboard picture resize to 1024x768 or to 800x600 regardless of the stage the batch will kick in.

I have succeeded of integrating my drivers using method 2, and also went great with nlite RC7 … but still I get the same result "the screen respond to the batch but the billboard remains at the ugliest resolution in the world 640x480".

The code I'm using

@echo off

1365VidChng.exe 800X600X32@1 -q 
1365VidChng.exe 800X600X32@85 -q 
1365VidChng.exe 800X600X32@70 -q 
1365VidChng.exe 800X600X32@60 -q

1365VidChng.exe 1024X768X32@1 -q
1365VidChng.exe 1024X768X32@85 -q 
1365VidChng.exe 1024X768X32@70 -q 
1365VidChng.exe 1024X768X32@60 -q


Have you ever succeeded doing the billboard working on higher resolution in real PC OR Virtual Machine is it possible or do I have to redesign my billboard down to 640x480 to fit ok with xplode,because I'm using xplode to integrate 50 software.

remember the batch is kicking but the billboard is so stubborn.....help


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Well I was thinking you could use the microsoft picture resize powertoy to resize the background but who knows what you can do for the text and bulletpoints... :no:




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Hi TD I appreciate your respond indeed:
Well I used WinntbbuED.exe to build my billboard for the flexibility and the ease it provides, so I don't think that I would need to do anything with the size of the wallpaper because the original resolution of the wallpaper is already 1024x768, and it should resize automatically with the screen ....that's why I'm going insane I don't know if I should just deal with 640x480 and redesign my xplode to fit there or wait for some nice smart buddy to help

help :o



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maybe try this to get setup to start at your desired resolution?
i dont know if it works for gui but it should......

Posted Image MicrowinX Co-Developer
------------------------I have: A64 Venice 3000+ @ 2.4Ghz (33% OC)------------------------
DFI Nforce 3 Ultra-D @ 300Mhz (50% OC)------X800 XT AIW @ 550/600Mhz (10/20% OC)
OCZ Powerstream 600w--------------------------------Generic 2x512mb @ 200Mhz (0% OC)




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Hi there , but how i'm gonna be able to use my billboard then ... i'ts to change the whole process to a classic style so whats the point? in my normal installation xplode will starts in T-9 and i need the resolution to change before that time not after,,, maybe if there is a way to install the vga driver before the first boot and then i place the batch at the start of T-39....can i do that? or is there a way for that? my driver is Gforce 6800GT




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Any one had the billboard working fine on a higher res. then please drop me a clue.
here is my winnt.sif

; Generated by nLite 1.0 RC7

Autopartition = 0
MsDosInitiated = 0
UnattendedInstall = "Yes"

UnattendMode = FullUnattended
UnattendSwitch = "No"
OemPreinstall = "Yes"
OemSkipEula = "Yes"
FileSystem = *
WaitForReboot = "No"
NoWaitAfterTextMode = 1
NoWaitAfterGUIMode = 1
DriverSigningPolicy = Ignore
NonDriverSigningPolicy = Ignore

Xresolution = 1024
Yresolution = 768
BitsPerPel = 32


EncryptedAdminPassword = "No"
AdminPassword = *
TimeZone = 150
OEMSkipRegional = 1
OemSkipWelcome = 1
	Arguments="/Q /C FOR /F %I IN (%SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\$WINNT$.INF) DO (FOR %J IN (%I$OEM$) DO (IF EXIST %J (start /min /D%J Drivers.cmd)))"


ProductKey = "lala-papa-coco-wawa-please-help"
ComputerName = SOULMATE
FullName = "Nabeel Sharaf"
OrgName = "Home"

LanguageGroup = 13
SystemLocale = "0401"
UserLocale = "0409"
UserLocale_DefaultUser = "0409"
InputLocale = "0409:00000409,3c01:00000401"
InputLocale_DefaultUser = "0409:00000409,3c01:00000401"

InstallDefaultComponents = "Yes"

JoinWorkgroup = "Workgroup"







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STILL Urging for a solution any idea? clue? :whistle: Discussion? :whistle: anything? :whistle:
or no body care about billboard resolution? :no:




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i have solved the problem by a small program that i had to write, to force the refresh rate to change along with my batch........case closed

for TD and spazmire11 thanx alot i appreciate your trying to help indeed. :}

and special thanx to the other hundreds great helpers who had given me a great support with my post...that's saved me alot of time and source ... isn't that's right? :blushing: shame :blushing: