-=Features new to v1.20=-
- If a game is active, and you choose to close Q3E Minimizer, it will now prompt you to make sure you really have chosen to close it whilst a game is active.
- Major Overhaul on the Dynamic Screen Resolution Modifier. Now, when you quit the game, it won't keep the screen at the same resolution as your game. If you quit Q3E Minimizer whilst the game is still running though, it will keep it at the same resolution.
-Whilst a game is running under automatic detection, you can change the game while the game is still running. (In 1.10, when the game was active, the menu was locked.) The user will need to quit the game if they want to re-enable auto detection however (But you had to do that anyway. ;) )
-Now supports these games: * Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix (SP) * Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix (MP) * Return To Castle Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory (Thanks goes to OomJan and coffee for the help in order to support these games)
-=Features of v1.10=-
-Auto Game Detetection Users now have the abilitity to set the minimizer to automatically scan for any active Q3 game, and then automatically set that game as the target for minimization. This feature is optional, and users may still manually choose which game they want the minimizer to target. (The detector will only work right if only one Q3 based game is running. If more than one is active, it will choose one itself) Whilst the detector and game are running, the drop-down menu is locked to prevent changing the game as it may cause errors.
-Dynamic Screen Resolution Modifier A large number of gamers play their games at lower screen resolutuions, usually to get better performance from their video card, or due to older hardware. When a person normally minimizes the game, it will display their desktop at the same resolution as the game, which is usally quite ugly and quite difficult to operate with. At the request of several people, v1.10, and 1.20 come with the feature to activate an option that will automatically adjust the user's resolution upon minimization and restorization, depending on what the resolutions are when the game is minimized and the game is active.
- Version 1.10 supports these new games: *Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (SP) *Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (MP)
(If you still want to play the JKA demo, select the JKA SP choice as they are both the same thing. :) )
Instructions for Use:
1. Extract the Q3E Minimizer_v1.20.exe to anywhere in your computer (Location will NOT affect it's functioning) 2. Upon opening it, the main window will appear. In the drop-down menu located near the bottom of the window, choose which game you would like the minimizer to currently focus on, or leave it at Auto Game Detection, if you wish. 3. Start up that game as you would normally. 4. To minimize the game, press the default keys: Control-Z 5. To restore, press Shift-Control-Z
To configure the hot keys, right-click on your current game's icon in the system tray, and choose "Settings...". From there, use the interface to select your new keys.
BEWARE: If you position your desktop's icons in certain places, using the Screen Modifier may jumble them. You have been warned... ;)
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Q3E Minimizer v1.20 by UberGames =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= File Name: Q3E Minimizer v1.20 Version: 1.20 File Size: 256k Developer: TiM Date Created: 10/4/03 12:04AM Build Time: Approx 3 hours Programs Used: Visual Basic 6, Adobe Photoshop 6.0 Author/Credit/Thanks: TiM -Main Coder/Graphic Artist DeathWish -For coming up with the awesome concept of minimizers! Oomjan -For taking the time and effort to send me the info and files I needed to integrate those new games in. :) coffee -For also sending in info so that I may integrate RTCW: Enemy Territory. I may not have needed them at the time, but thanks anyway d00d! Carben -For beta testing that this program actually does minimize SoF2. Thanks! Brian, Brad, Jon and Frenchie -For your suggestions about the resolution changer and game detector. Phenix -For helping me with some of my pretty stupid questions and providing feedback BorgKiller -If you hadn't messaged me, I probably never would have finished this program, d00d. ^_^ Contact: Have you seen a bug? Got a suggestion for the program? Feel like chatting? I can be reached at: E-Mail: email@example.com MSN: firstname.lastname@example.org ICQ: 24965853 AIM: DeltaJed YIM: timo22406 =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Donate: Being a lowly high-school student with not enough hours to get a decent job, I am very poor. I only had barely enough to buy Jedi Academy, and now I'm REALLY poor. If you enjoy using this program a lot and are feeling rich, I would really appreciate any donations you could send. Once school is over, I'm planning to go out and get a job so I can buy a better computer. Any additional money would be extremely useful. If you do donate, I will add a thank you to you in the credit section of this read me and will personally thank you through e-mail. ;D I have a PayPal account under "email@example.com" (Balance is currently $0 =P ) and if you could donate anything there, I would be extremely grateful. -Thanks!! Legal Stuff: I am in no way responsible for any harm this program may cause, even though the odds of that happening are insignificant. You may freely distribute the EXE, so long as this ReadMe remains with it, intact, and unmodified. This program is not officially supported by id, RavenSoft, Ritual, or LucasArts. "Quake III Arena" and all related assets are trademarks of id Software, 1999 "Elite Force", "Jedi Outcast", "Jedi Academy", "Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix" and all related assets are trademarks of Raven Software, 2000-2003 "Star Wars", "Jedi Knight" and all related assets are trademarks of LucasArts Entertainment/LucasFilm Inc. 1977-2003 "Elite Force II" and all related assets are trademarks of Ritual Entertainment, 2003
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