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How can I get Victoria to run in windowed mode?

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You can play VIC in windowed mode (rather than in full-screen) following the instructions below.

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Recipe

  1. Back up Victoria.exe in case it won't work well.
  2. Open Victoria.exe with a hex(binary) editor.
  3. Move to the certain address(see below) and edit the byte value from 0x00 to 0x01.
  4. Save the change.
  5. Make sure you run your Windows on high(16bit) color mode.
  6. Enjoy playing VIC on window mode.

Notes

  • The sequence of bytes to search for is 00 00 00 00 8B 55 08 89
  • Change the first 00 to 01
  • The address would vary between versions.
  • The sequence of bytes may be different in some non-English versions (e.g. Spanish)
  • If your Victoria.exe is patched by other mods which make the program larger or smaller, the address for this mod might be changed as well.
  • You need to place your mouse cursor outside the game window to scroll main map.
  • If you're reluctant to patch the program file by yourself or using non-English version, try Generalized Screen Switch (PSSwitch) instead. (see Utilities)

Address Information

English version

  • 1.03 0x001DE8A1
  • 1.03b 0x001DEA81
  • 1.03c 0x001DE398
  • 1.04 0x001D95B8
  • Revolutions 2.01 0x0020A2D8
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