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[1.186.5] Major Display Issue - "TryChangeToFullscreen failed"

Discussion in 'Bug Reports' started by G-Enigma, Jun 10, 2018.

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  1. G-Enigma Trainee Engineer

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    So for the past couple of months I've had an issue which has made the game essentially unplayable with my current setup, which is an external monitor hooked up to my laptop (running Win10). Whenever I launch the game, the splash screen shows normally, and then my mouse cursor starts to flicker rapidly, followed by the game window opening - but offset from the sides and top of my screen, and only covering about 3/4ths of it, with my desktop showing in the background. If I go to options and set the game to fullscreen or fullscreen window, it displays correctly over the entire screen, but the mouse cursor continues to flicker and the game's performance continues to be worse than usual. Having had similar issues in the past, I checked the Windows 10 Compatibility post and played around with running the game in compatibility mode, but nothing works. I checked the game's log to try and figure out the performance issue, and I seem to have found the culprit:
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    2018-06-09 22:37:26.156 - Thread:  23 ->		TryChangeToFullscreen failed with HRESULT = 0x80004005
    2018-06-09 22:37:26.182 - Thread:  23 ->		TryChangeToFullscreen failed with HRESULT = 0x80004005
    2018-06-09 22:37:26.272 - Thread:  23 ->		TryChangeToFullscreen failed with HRESULT = 0x80004005
    2018-06-09 22:37:26.306 - Thread:  23 ->		TryChangeToFullscreen failed with HRESULT = 0x80004005
    2018-06-09 22:37:26.337 - Thread:  23 ->		TryChangeToFullscreen failed with HRESULT = 0x80004005
    2018-06-09 22:37:26.494 - Thread:  23 ->		TryChangeToFullscreen failed with HRESULT = 0x80004005
    2018-06-09 22:37:26.523 - Thread:  23 ->		TryChangeToFullscreen failed with HRESULT = 0x80004005
    2018-06-09 22:37:26.560 - Thread:  23 ->		TryChangeToFullscreen failed with HRESULT = 0x80004005
    2018-06-09 22:37:26.589 - Thread:  23 ->		TryChangeToFullscreen failed with HRESULT = 0x80004005
    2018-06-09 22:37:26.617 - Thread:  23 ->		TryChangeToFullscreen failed with HRESULT = 0x80004005
    2018-06-09 22:37:26.657 - Thread:  23 ->		TryChangeToFullscreen failed with HRESULT = 0x80004005
    2018-06-09 22:37:26.688 - Thread:  23 ->		TryChangeToFullscreen failed with HRESULT = 0x80004005
    2018-06-09 22:37:26.720 - Thread:  23 ->		TryChangeToFullscreen failed with HRESULT = 0x80004005
    2018-06-09 22:37:26.755 - Thread:  23 ->		TryChangeToFullscreen failed with HRESULT = 0x80004005
    2018-06-09 22:37:26.784 - Thread:  23 ->		TryChangeToFullscreen failed with HRESULT = 0x80004005
    2018-06-09 22:37:26.822 - Thread:  23 ->		TryChangeToFullscreen failed with HRESULT = 0x80004005
    2018-06-09 22:37:26.859 - Thread:  23 ->		TryChangeToFullscreen failed with HRESULT = 0x80004005
    2018-06-09 22:37:26.893 - Thread:  23 ->		TryChangeToFullscreen failed with HRESULT = 0x80004005
    2018-06-09 22:37:26.923 - Thread:  23 ->		TryChangeToFullscreen failed with HRESULT = 0x80004005
    There are about 100 lines of this error message present throughout multiple sections of the VRageRender-DirectX11.log file.
    From what I can tell, the game is trying to change to Fullscreen mode (its default) and failing multiple times per second, causing major performance issues as well as (obviously) failing to actually display correctly. Compounding the problem, if I change any display settings, such as screen resolution or even which display (external monitor vs laptop) to use, and hit OK to save them, the game resets and always tries to run at 1920x1080 fullscreen, causing it to have this problem every time I hit play.
    I've tried both deleting my SpaceEngineers.cfg file and totally uninstalling the game and then reinstalling it, but neither works. The only way I can actually play the game is by unplugging my external monitor and squinting into my tiny laptop screen, in which case the game displays fine. I play several other Steam games regularly and none have any issues like this at all, so I'm not convinced it's a driver issue.
    Is anyone familiar with this error message or has anyone else had issues like this in the past, and if so, any suggestions for a fix?
     
  2. Zhiila Tester Staff

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    Hi,

    I think it's the first time I see this. Can you send us whole logs and .cfg file while switched to Fullscreen Window? (it shouldn't be happening with this display setting)

    Thanks.
     
  3. G-Enigma Trainee Engineer

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    Yeah sorry for the late reply, I recently moved and after hooking everything back up the problem has fixed itself, the display is working fine and without issue, log file is clear again. Just one of those weird things I guess... might as well close/delete this thread.
     
  4. Zhiila Tester Staff

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    ok,

    thanks for letting me know!! I am glad it's working now for you.

    Have a nice day!
     
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