Game doesn't play in full screen

Solution 1 - Disable full screen optimization 

1. Right click on the game icon and open properties

2. Under the compatibility tab, check the boxes for Disable fullscreen optimization and Run this program as an administrator.

3. Before clicking on apply, ensure that all the other boxes remain unchecked and apply the changes.

4. You should now be able to play this game in full screen mode.


Solution 2 - Reduced color mode

1. Right click on the game icon, choose properties.

2. Then go to the compatibility tab and scroll down, check the box of reduced color mode.

3. In the dropdown menu below that box, choose 16-color bit.

4. Then click on apply and try again to play the game.


Solution 3 - Compatibility Trouble-shooter

1. Right click on the game icon

2. Select properties and then the compatibility tab.

3. Then click on: run compatibility trouble-shooter.


Solution 4 - Run as administrator

1. Right-click on the game icon from the desktop and choose Properties.

2. Select the Compatibility tab.

3. Check Run this program in compatibility mode for: Windows XP (Service Pack 3). Please also try this by choosing the Windows 7 option if Windows XP does not work.

4. Importantly, make sure you check the box run this as an administrator

5. Click Apply and then OK.

6. Start a game. You should now be able to play this game.


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