Shadow Empire – Running in a Window

Shadow Empire – Running in a Window 2 -
Shadow Empire – Running in a Window 2 -

Guide for Shadow Empire – Running in a Window

How to set the Shadow Empire to run in a Window



Shadow Empire doesn’t have an in-game configuration option to toggle between windowed and fullscreen mode, but you can run the game in the window with a simple change to a text file.

Changing to Windowed Mode

Follow these steps to change the game to run in a Window:

  1. In your Steam Library, right-click Shadow Empire to open the context menu.
  2. Select Manage.. and then Browse Local Game Files
  3. Scroll down in the Windows Explorer window that opens until you find windows.txt
  4. Double-click this file to open it in Notepad.

    It will say something like:
    dpi_by_windows=off windowed_mode=off windowed_mode_w=1280 windowed_mode_h=768

  5. We are going to edit this to our preferences. For example, to have the game run in a 1080p window, we would change it to:
    dpi_by_windows=off windowed_mode=on windowed_mode_w=1920 windowed_mode_h=1080
  6. Change the values to your preference and save and close the document.
  7. Run the game! After you click through the launcher, the game should now be running in a window at the resolution that you’ve specified!


Changing back to fullscreen mode

To change back to running in fullscreen mode, edit windows.txt again and set windowed_mode to off.

dpi_by_windows=off windowed_mode=off windowed_mode_w=1920 windowed_mode_h=1080
If windowed_mode is set to off, then the game will use your desktop resolution instead of the values in windows.txt

Things to be aware of in Windowed Mode

Here are a couple of pointers when running in Windowed Mode

  1. The mouse is locked to the window by default. To change this, on the main game screen, select Prefs -> GFX & Resolution and click the Mouse Lock button.

    Shadow Empire - Running in a Window

  2. Shadow Empire does not support Edge Scrolling when run in a window. To scroll the map, you should use the keyboard arrow keys or use the in-game mini-map


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