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Old 07-17-15, 02:08 PM   #80
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gear Getting Goblin Editor to work in Windows 8.1

In general, Goblin Editor runs on Windows 8-based systems as well as on Win7, Vista or XP. There is a couple of visual glitches though that might render the program unusable for some. Here are the
  • Getting rid of blurred/truncated text and incorrectly sized UI elements:
    • right-click on GoblinEditorApp.exe;
    • from the subsequent contextual menu, choose 'Properties';
    • in 'Properties' window, go to the 'Compatibility' tab;
    • in the 'Settings' section, select 'Disable Display Scaling On High DPI Settings', and then click OK.

  • Getting rid of flickering drop-down menus:
    This issue first appeared with Vista. In Vista/Win7, there was an option on the Compatibility tab called 'Disable Visual Themes', which solved the problem. This flag is still supported by Windows 8, but it has disappeared from the Compatibility tab, and we got to set it manually. Let's see how:
    • click WinKey+R to open the command prompt;
    • in the 'Run' dialog box, type regedit.exe and click enter to run Window's Registry Editor;
    • when you are asked if you want to modify your computer, click 'yes';
    • from the following tree view on the left, navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers
    • once there, click with the right mouse button in the window on the right of the tree view, ans select 'New' > 'String';
    • name of the string must be the full path to Goblin Editor; normally: "C:\Ubisoft\Silent Hunter 5\GoblinEditorApp.exe", for the non-Steam version of the game. If you entered the wrong name, you can right-click on the new string, and select 'Rename';
    • once you have done with the name, right-click on the new string and select 'Edit';
    • in the 'Valuedata' field enter "~^ DISABLETHEMES DISABLEDWM" (without double quotes);
    • exit Registry Editor and start using Goblin Editor
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