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Minimizing Midway on the PC

Minimizing Midway on the PC

I apologize if everyone knows how to minimize Midway (alt/tab) and get to the desktop successfully, but I didn't see a work around posted. I was frustrated that it wasn't supported, but I accidently stumbled upon a work around. What I did was open an internet window first, minimized it to the toolbar, and then started Midway. Presto, now you can minimize Midway and surf the internet (or whatever), while waiting in the lobby for a game to be hosted. Sure beats restarting the game every time you want to check on the lobby.

Edited By: AGENT X
12-Sep-09 01:31:21

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Re: Minimizing Midway on the PC

Eidos included info about not supporting ALT+TAB into Game Readme. It is not so important because it's working well. Hovewer, I noticed my game crash once or twice on every hundreed using of ALT+TAB. Im using XP.

I can add to this, You dont need to open internet window, any window opened will give you similar effect (even MS Paint or Notepad).
You can also switch to Windows using Windows key on your keyboard (that small one between left CTRL and left ALT).

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Re: Minimizing Midway on the PC

ya just using the Start button on keyboard (the windows symbol) works A LOT but if u gots lots of stuff up then it will take a while and lag the computer

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And to further add on to the admin who added on to Agent X the game disables Alt-Tabing during map load up and returning to the lobby, so if for some reason your wondering why you cant Alt-tab durring map load up or if you were already alt-tabbed out of the game and want to go back in and wonder why it wont open up, well... that's why ab

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Re: Minimizing Midway on the PC

Same as Tipsy3000, you can not minimize during game loading what ever is the manipulation (ALT-TAB or Wondows touch).

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No, I don't do it during a game or map loading. It was just for when I was sitting in the lobby and being bored waiting for a server to start. I don't think I can host games since I'm behind a router and I had to open 9 of the 10 ports just so I could play online. There are another 4 or 5 ports that have to be opened to host a game and I can't figure out how to open more that 10. Gamespy certainly didn't make it easy.

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