Emulator Issues #8291
Exclusive fullscreen blacks out other monitors
Play Dolphin in exclusive fullscreen. Try alt tabbing to StarCraft II, also running in exclusive fullscreen. The screen just stays black. If you exit Dolphin, Starcraft II will be able to render to screen. I am not sure if this is an issue with Dolphin or Starcraft II though. (I am thinking maybe Dolphin is locking it out.)
I use D3D on Windows 8 x64. Specs: intel i5 3570k @ 3.4GHz; Raedon HD 7900
#3 Updated by Armada about 5 years ago
Try this build: http://dl.dolphin-emu.org/prs/pr-1792-dolphin-latest-x64.7z
#4 Updated by PianoGamer about 5 years ago
Jules, it seems with your version the issue only occurs when Dolpin is in pause mode (F10 shortcut) when alt tabbing, otherwise it worked with normal alt tab. Also, Starcraft II will auto-alt tab when a game begins to load, which always had the issue before, but it worked this time (Dolphin is not in pause mode when I let Starcraft II do this.)
For the pausing I did 10+ tests, and worked every time when Dolphin was not paused, but had the issue every time when Dolphin was paused.
#5 Updated by Armada about 5 years ago
- Status changed from New to Fix pending
Pause makes the entire video backend stop, which really should not be done during exclusive mode. (I'd like to change that behaviour at some point)
Unfortunately the screen black-out can only be controlled in DXGI 1.2, meaning we'd have to drop Windows Vista support in the D3D backend.