The game Space Empires IV uses DirectX 8.1 and I'm running it on Windows 7; it will run with a 800x600 or 1024x768 UI at the native resolution with letterboxing. How do I run it in Windowed mode?
Go to the official Space Empires IV downloads sites and then go to Page 3 (page select is at the very bottom). There on the bottom of the last page is a program called
Windowed SE4 Tool:
Task bar tool that causes SE4 to run in pseudo-windowed mode. Also contains handy shortcuts, such as shift-click to add 10 copies of a component to a design (or ctrl for 50).
Otherwise try posting your question on the official Space Empires IV forum.
Have you tried the standard DirectX full-screen toggle hotkey?
Alt and press
Otherwise check for any
.cfg files (or anything text-based - anything < 4k is a suspect) in the main installation directory. Try opening them in Notepad and look around for keywords like