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#1 Antlab

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Posted Sep 12 2017 - 05:21 PM

Hi all.
After many years I was able to reinstall GPL starting from the file of the GPLPS. Now it works well, but I have a problem. I use a 27" monitor at a resolution of 1920*1080. At this resolution GPL is quite beatiful, but the problem is that the font in the replay window is very small, almost unreadable. I found some links to an old patch by Wilf Tonsmann that should be able to increase the font size, but when I follow the link I obtain the sad 404 page. Do you know if the patch is still available somewhere or if there is some suitable alternative? I also tried to drecrease the resolution of the sim with GEM+, but the results are not good with my monitor, and furthermore the font in the replay windows seems remaining small.
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#2 John Woods

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Posted Sep 13 2017 - 07:53 AM

Is it this one?


http://srmz.net/inde...411



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Edited by John Woods, Sep 13 2017 - 07:55 AM.


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Posted Sep 13 2017 - 08:27 AM

*** See update below - on page 2, post #16 ***  :)

Edited by gliebzeit, Sep 26 2017 - 12:02 PM.


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Posted Sep 13 2017 - 10:40 AM

THX Greg, very useful Update for my Eyes :D
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#5 Antlab

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Posted Sep 13 2017 - 02:36 PM

@John. Thanks for the link. Unfortunately the patch don't work with my system, Win 7 64 bit. From the error message I get, it seems that it is only for 32 bit systems.

@Greg. Thank you. With that file in the layout folder the situation improves, the replay font is bigger. Anyway, with my monitor and resolution (and my not perfect eyesight) it would be better if the size would be still a bit bigger. I tried to open the file, there are some hexadecimal values. Do you know if it is possible to change some of them to further increase the font size?
Thanks a lot.

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Posted Sep 14 2017 - 04:40 AM

Well, I thought I had tried almost everything anyone had ever released for GPL since returning to the fold about 4 years ago.

I've had the same problem as Antiab since switching from my old CRT monitor to a flat screen and just accepted it as something I had to put up with  due to GPL's age. Tried this and WOW! I can read all the info on the replay screen for the 1st time in years.

Many thanks for this, it never ceases to amaze me what goes on behind the scenes in this community. Many thanks to Greg and all modders out there who keep GPL up there with the best of them.

TTFN
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Posted Sep 16 2017 - 12:35 PM

Thanks for the links guys... B)

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Posted Sep 16 2017 - 01:17 PM

Hi guys.
I made an interesting discovery. By searching to further increase the font size, I found that in the fullrpy.lyt file there are many (77 actually, I don't know why so many) occurrences of the value "optx12b", that I suspected being just the font size. And actually, by changing with an editor all the occurrences with a bigger values, e.g. "optx14b", the font in the replay window increases correspondingly. So you can easily adapt the size to your monitor, resolution or preferences. I hope this can be useful to someone (to me for sure, now I can easily read the data of the replays).

Edited by Antlab, Sep 17 2017 - 11:00 AM.


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Posted Sep 16 2017 - 05:34 PM

Nice detective work Antlab. I can actually read the original replay text ok although it is a bit on the small side. I do like the new size though with the above patch posted by gliebzeit, it definitely makes it easier to see. Good to know it can be increased if needed though so thanks for posting the info. :)

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Posted Sep 17 2017 - 06:20 AM

THX Greg

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Posted Sep 17 2017 - 10:21 AM

Yes, the fullrpy.lyt makes it way better readable with 1920x1080, thanks Greg ;)

For the 4k Monitors Antlab's find gives more reserve :thumbup:

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Posted Sep 17 2017 - 11:51 AM

*** See update below  - on page 2, post #16  ***  :)

Edited by gliebzeit, Sep 26 2017 - 12:02 PM.


#13 Antlab

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Posted Sep 17 2017 - 02:55 PM

Thanks for the file Greg, I am really honoured. :)

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Posted Sep 20 2017 - 02:08 AM

Thank you very much !

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Posted Sep 21 2017 - 02:21 PM

That's a really good little extra. Many thanks!




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