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I'm trying out this game called Knight Online.(fullscreen) And tried to make a script to minimize it, but it didn't work. I tried WinMinimizeAll and this.

HotKeySet("^m", "Mini")
HotKeySet("{ESC}", "End")
Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)
While 1
    Sleep(250)
WEnd

Func Mini()
    WinSetState("Knight Online Client", "", @SW_HIDE)
EndFunc 

Func End()
    Exit
EndFunc

To no avail. What else can I do?

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I tried WinMinimizeAll

Rarely, when nothing else works with fullscreen games, Windows key + m will be a more effective minimize all (I think because the windows key will break focus of the fullscreen program) - have you tried this key combination while in the game? If it ends up working, you could Send() this combination...Sometimes also just a windows key up and down to toggle the Start menu will cause a fullscreen game to minimize on its own - but it's usually a tempermental minimize, eg if you click on the desktop to release any other window's focus, it will go ahead and maximize on its own again.

Also, have you tried running the AutoIt Window Info program while the game is running? Maybe the title is different than you thought. It might not show up once the game is running because it's probably set to "always on top" as well, but you should still be able to Ctrl+Alt+F to freeze it, then exit the game and see the result.

Just some thoughts - sounds like you've tried the stuff that should have worked already.


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

I'm trying out this game called Knight Online.(fullscreen) And tried to make a script to minimize it, but it didn't work. I tried WinMinimizeAll and this.

HotKeySet("^m", "Mini")
HotKeySet("{ESC}", "End")
Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)
While 1
    Sleep(250)
WEnd

Func Mini()
    WinSetState("Knight Online Client", "", @SW_HIDE)
EndFunc 

Func End()
    Exit
EndFunc

To no avail. What else can I do?

Have you checked to see if the hotkey even works? For the game I have been writing programs for, you can't assign a hotkey while the game is run full screen. The way this is scripted, if the hotkey isn't assigned it isn't even going to call your function. Try putting a MsgBox in the function and see if it is even called.

Nomad :D

Edited by Nomad

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or if hotkey doesn't work try _ispressed


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or if hotkey doesn't work try _ispressed

That's how I got around it, but the problem with using it is that in order for it to work instantly, like a hotkey, you have to put the _IsPressed everywhere throughout your script, which I don't like. But until I find a new option...


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Also, have you tried running the AutoIt Window Info program while the game is running? Maybe the title is different than you thought. It might not show up once the game is running because it's probably set to "always on top" as well, but you should still be able to Ctrl+Alt+F to freeze it, then exit the game and see the result.

Indeed I have. :D

As for everyones recommendations I will give it a go.

Have you checked to see if the hotkey even works? For the game I have been writing programs for, you can't assign a hotkey while the game is run full screen.

Ahhhhh, infact you are right. When I tried exiting that didn't even work. I'll let you know how it's worked out.

Thanks for the help. :D

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Indeed I have. :D

As for everyones recommendations I will give it a go.

Ahhhhh, infact you are right. When I tried exiting that didn't even work. I'll let you know how it's worked out.

Thanks for the help. :D

No problem :P


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I did _IsPressed...Made progress, start menu shows up now, but no minimized window.

But I can live with the start menu comming up I guess. If there isn't another way. :D

Thinking maybe it can't be minimized?

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I did _IsPressed...Made progress, start menu shows up now, but no minimized window.

But I can live with the start menu comming up I guess. If there isn't another way. :D

Thinking maybe it can't be minimized?

Possibly. I haven't ever tried to minimize a full screen window, but it could possibly refuse to accept the new parameters just as it refuses to accept the hotkeys. There could still be a way to do it, but I'm not familiar with the method, if there is one.

I do know that when a MsgBox from my script pops up it automatically minimizes the full screen window and shifts focus to the MsgBox. Maybe something similar to this could be used to minimize the window for you if no other options are presented.

Nomad :D


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#10 ·  Posted (edited)

Possibly. I haven't ever tried to minimize a full screen window, but it could possibly refuse to accept the new parameters just as it refuses to accept the hotkeys. There could still be a way to do it, but I'm not familiar with the method, if there is one.

I do know that when a MsgBox from my script pops up it automatically minimizes the full screen window and shifts focus to the MsgBox. Maybe something similar to this could be used to minimize the window for you if no other options are presented.

Nomad :D

So maybe try adding a msgbox to my script?

Edit: Still just the start menu

Edited by bucky002

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;(0x01)= F1
Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)
While 1
    If _IsPressed(0x01) then
    Minimize()
Else
    Sleep(100)
EndIf
WEnd

Func _IsPressed($hexKey)
    Local $aR = DllCall("user32", "int", "GetAsyncKeyState", "int", $hexKey)
    If Not @error And BitAND($ar[0], 0x8000) = 0x8000 Then
        Return True
    Else
        Return False
    EndIf
EndFunc

Func Minimize()
    WinSetState("Knight Online Client", "", @SW_HIDE)
EndFunc

Give that a shot I suppose.

Still no luck :D

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So maybe try adding a msgbox to my script?

Edit: Still just the start menu

Was just a suggestion to try if all else fails. You could also try sending {ALT} & {TAB}, or WinActivate("Your GUI window") in your minimize function. Find a solution that works for you. :D


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I'm trying out this game called Knight Online.(fullscreen) And tried to make a script to minimize it, but it didn't work. I tried WinMinimizeAll and this.

HotKeySet("^m", "Mini")
HotKeySet("{ESC}", "End")
Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)
While 1
    Sleep(250)
WEnd

Func Mini()
    WinSetState("Knight Online Client", "", @SW_HIDE)
EndFunc 

Func End()
    Exit
EndFunc

To no avail. What else can I do?

you cant hide that totally but you are able to move the window out the screen :D

put this at the top of your code

Opt("RunErrorsFatal", 0)
Run(@ProgramFilesDir & '\THIS\IS\A\PATH "' & @ProgramFilesDir & '\THIS\IS\A\PATH"')
WinWait('Classname')
WinMove('Classname', '', @DesktopWidth, 200)
sleep(5000)

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Still nothing. :D I think this window is just unmovable.

Thank you for all the help. :D

I'll let you all know if I do find away to minimize it.

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Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)

HotKeySet("{INSERT}", "Show")

While 1
    If Winactive("Knight OnLine Client") Then
        If _IsPressed('12') = 1 then 
        WinSetState("Knight OnLine Client", "", @SW_HIDE)
Else
    Sleep(100)
EndIf
EndIf
WEnd

Func Show()
WinSetState("Knight OnLine Client", "", @SW_SHOW) 
EndFunc


Func _IsPressed($hexKey)
 
  Local $aR, $bO
 
  $hexKey = '0x' & $hexKey
  $aR = DllCall("user32", "int", "GetAsyncKeyState", "int", $hexKey)
  If Not @error And BitAND($aR[0], 0x8000) = 0x8000 Then
     $bO = 1
  Else
     $bO = 0
  EndIf
 
  Return $bO
EndFunc ;==>_IsPressed

First off, the other code I gave you worked. So don't tell me this doesn't work, I just downloaded the client and tryed. Hit ALT to minimize the client. Then hit insert to bring it back Ie. Show.

Secondly, that is poor coded game... 86% CPU usage with nothing else running.


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Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)

HotKeySet("{INSERT}", "Show")

While 1
    If Winactive("Knight OnLine Client") Then
        If _IsPressed('12') = 1 then 
        WinSetState("Knight OnLine Client", "", @SW_HIDE)
Else
    Sleep(100)
EndIf
EndIf
WEnd

Func Show()
WinSetState("Knight OnLine Client", "", @SW_SHOW) 
EndFunc
Func _IsPressed($hexKey)
 
  Local $aR, $bO
 
  $hexKey = '0x' & $hexKey
  $aR = DllCall("user32", "int", "GetAsyncKeyState", "int", $hexKey)
  If Not @error And BitAND($aR[0], 0x8000) = 0x8000 Then
     $bO = 1
  Else
     $bO = 0
  EndIf
 
  Return $bO
EndFunc;==>_IsPressed

First off, the other code I gave you worked. So don't tell me this doesn't work, I just downloaded the client and tryed. Hit ALT to minimize the client. Then hit insert to bring it back Ie. Show.

Secondly, that is poor coded game... 86% CPU usage with nothing else running.

jeah that could work :D

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#17 ·  Posted (edited)

Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)

HotKeySet("{INSERT}", "Show")

While 1
    If Winactive("Knight OnLine Client") Then
        If _IsPressed('12') = 1 then 
        WinSetState("Knight OnLine Client", "", @SW_HIDE)
Else
    Sleep(100)
EndIf
EndIf
WEnd

Func Show()
WinSetState("Knight OnLine Client", "", @SW_SHOW) 
EndFunc
Func _IsPressed($hexKey)
 
  Local $aR, $bO
 
  $hexKey = '0x' & $hexKey
  $aR = DllCall("user32", "int", "GetAsyncKeyState", "int", $hexKey)
  If Not @error And BitAND($aR[0], 0x8000) = 0x8000 Then
     $bO = 1
  Else
     $bO = 0
  EndIf
 
  Return $bO
EndFunc;==>_IsPressed

First off, the other code I gave you worked. So don't tell me this doesn't work, I just downloaded the client and tryed. Hit ALT to minimize the client. Then hit insert to bring it back Ie. Show.

Secondly, that is poor coded game... 86% CPU usage with nothing else running.

I don't know why your other code didn't work for me. I'll try this one once I re-download the game.( The launcher.exe and uninstall file disapeared.) I'm sorry I don't play WoW or Diablo 2, two top notch computer games. :D

Thanks for the code though. :D I'll give it a go!

Edited by bucky002

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