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Graphics Problem in Barbarian Invasion regarding Screen Resolution

ViciVidiVeni483ViciVidiVeni483 Registered Users Posts: 3
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I've just gotten back into RTW and I've been meaning to play Barbarian Invasion again too, but I've run into a nasty graphics problem for months now regarding screen resolution. This problem only happens with BI, by the way, not regular RTW for me.
Here's a screenshot, for reference:

So basically, the problem is that the screen resolution of BI does not fit the screen size of my laptop properly. I adjusted the preferences.txt file to allow me to use a 1920x1080 resolution (which is the resolution for my laptop, and I did the same thing in RTW and it worked fine), but when I selected that option the screen was far too zoomed in for the game to be playable, as basically a third of the screen was out of view. I tried going to smaller resolutions but the problem persisted with some of the screen being out of view, until I went to 1366x68x32 as you can see here, when the game just decided not to fit my screen at all, with the Steam app still visible.
I am using Windows 11 and again, my laptop resolution is 1920x1080. This problem is exclusive to BI, not regular RTW.

Could someone help me with fixing this, please?


  • dge1dge1 Registered Users, Moderators, Knights Posts: 23,893
    Frankly, you might have better luck asking in the appropriate section of the Steam forum. The legacy games are no longer supported here, nor on Sega Support.

    As a side note, when the Remastered Rome was issued I reinstalled the original Rome and had no issues running it. I did not try Barbarian Invasion though. You might take a look at that route also. It is part of the package, though I did not run it. I did not like the Remastered Rome so just shut it all down.

    Good luck.
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  • ViciVidiVeni483ViciVidiVeni483 Registered Users Posts: 3
    Yeah, I've just come to know that unfortunately CA took the original off the steam marketplace. Damn shame, man.
    Steam discussions can always be finicky, but yeah, I've already sent a post and hopefully they'll be a reply sometime.
    I've already tried reinstalling it as well, but no dice. The regular RTW works fine, but BI still has this problem.

    Either way, thank you for responding!
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