FAQ - Font Size - Why does the text overrun the dialog?

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A common issue for some users is that the text overflows the dialogs.
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This is caused when your systems font size is not set to the default 100% (96dpi). Currently the engine only supports the default 100% font size. We are working towards a solution but this will be done over a number of upgrades to the engine. The first part of this process was delivered in CO2 with the use of the independent data dialogs. The next step will be to cater for expanding the dialog and each affected control within it. This needs to be done for all the dialogs and hence is a very big job.

In the interim please set your font size to 100% by following these steps:
  1. On your desktop, right click and select Personalise from the context menu.
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  2. Choose Display from the Personalise Dialog
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  3. Choose the default 100% setting from the Font Setting dialog
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Has this been fixed? I"m getting text over flows
 

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cdcool,

Have you ensured your system font size is set to 96dpi (ie 100%). If it was set to other than 100% then you need to set it to 100%. Moreover, if the OS was installed with a setting other than 100% then you need to change your registry settings - see instructions above.
 

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cdcool,

Have you ensured your system font size is set to 96dpi (ie 100%). If it was set to other than 100% then you need to set it to 100%. Moreover, if the OS was installed with a setting other than 100% then you need to change your registry settings - see instructions above.
Yes
 

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Has this been fixed? I"m getting text over flows
cdcool,

Have you ensured your system font size is set to 96dpi (ie 100%). If it was set to other than 100% then you need to set it to 100%. Moreover, if the OS was installed with a setting other than 100% then you need to change your registry settings - see instructions above.

Give me directions for windows 10
 

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I'm still getting this, even if I disable DPI scaling, is a fix for this in the works for release soon, as it makes it very difficult to interpret the in-game information properly?
I have the same exact issue
 

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Not working on two computers with windows 10, I have tried everything. Been playing PC games for 20 years.
Nothing is fixing the font menu issues..nothing. So if you don't have a solution or a suggestion, please just give me a refund for "Knock on Doors".
 

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Cdcool,

I have two computers on win 10 and they both work fine with CO2. I also have about 20 years with PC games. The solution is to make sure your screen and text is set to 100% or normal. I've had this exact issue before and that fixed it.

Right click in the desktop and select display settings. Make sure the font slider is set to normal (100%). Restart the PC. If that doesn't work, do it again and select advanced display settings and make sure the settings are set to default normal settings. If that doesn't work send us scree shots of your settings so we can check to see if something is off.

Jon
 

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Cdcool,

I have two computers on win 10 and they both work fine with CO2. I also have about 20 years with PC games. The solution is to make sure your screen and text is set to 100% or normal. I've had this exact issue before and that fixed it.

Right click in the desktop and select display settings. Make sure the font slider is set to normal (100%). Restart the PC. If that doesn't work, do it again and select advanced display settings and make sure the settings are set to default normal settings. If that doesn't work send us scree shots of your settings so we can check to see if something is off.

Jon
Thanks Jon, I appreciate your suggestions. I have tried that. My pop menus look exactly like the one at the top of this post.
 

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Can you please send me a screen shot of your advanced settings, it would be appreciated.
 

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Okay, I sorta feel like an idiot, It's fixed now, I rebooted a couple of times and set the font back to 100% a few more times and now its fixed.
I guess I'm done, I appreciate everyone's support, sorry for the trouble.
I'll blame Microsoft... :)
 

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Still unstable in windows 10 and very annoying. sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.
Having to keep your screen and text set to 100% or normal is ridiculous just for one game, you can barely read the fonts at higher resolutions 4K and wide screen resolutions, which is becoming the norm. Sometimes it does work at higher than 100% text, when it feels like it.

The most important menu in the game is the only one affected.
 
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It does work on 150 DPI if you don't sign out.
 

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Is there any chance that using DPI above 100% will be possible in the near future? Is this a feature that is still planned for an engine update?
 

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Thinking about CO this morning. This was one of the major issues that kept me from being able to get into the game, since my primary machine has a resolution far, far too large to read text at 100%. Magnification must be higher.
 

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