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I want to be able to run Skyrim with THD in "Full Screen" mode

Jiang Jiang
asked this on March 1, 2012, 18:56

It's true that "Full-Screen" only works with the nVidia display card.  If your computer has an nVidia display card, but still fails to run the game in "Full-Screen" mode, please check:

1.  Whether or not your computer's motherboard has an integrated display chipset.

To check this, just take note of whether your computer's motherboard has a VGA or DVI interface.  If it has, please disable the integrated display chipset using Microsoft Device Manager or BIOS.

2.  Whether or not you have more than one monitor connected to your computer.

Some users tell us that after disabling the second monitor, the "Full-Screen mode" works. 

A user named "Jerry" gave us the detailed steps for setting up full-screen;  please view this article.

3. Whether or not you are using SLI.

Currently, SLI is not supported. Sorry for this.

4.  Check 'EnableNvFBC' and 'Blank Screen' in registry file under 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Splashtop Inc.\Splashtop Remote Server '.

Within Windows command line, type 'regedit', will open registry file edit tool. Within 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Splashtop Inc.\Splashtop Remote Server', the correct value of 'EnableNvFBC' should be '1', and there should be no 'Blank Screen' item. If 'Blank Screen'  exist, the correct value is '0'.

5.  Whether or not your computer has installed the latest driver for your display card.

Please check nVidia's website to make sure you have installed the latest display driver on your computer.



For those who are using an ATI display card or Intel integrated display chip, we have been tipped off to another solution.

Thanks to the user named "T" for giving us a tip in his comments:  "... just use 'windowed, borderless' and it is basically the same as full-screen."

So we Googled the web, and found this article, which provides the detailed instructions: 

Some users ask how to run Skyrim in "Windowed-mode."  After running 'Skyrim', before 'play', you will see 'Options' after 'Play'.  Click 'Options', then you will see the checkbox for "Windowed-mode."  Enable the checkbox, and save by clicking 'OK'.  After this, click 'Play' to run Skyrim in "Windowed-mode."

Please check for instructions of THD.



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April 20, 2012, 21:00
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James Ogg

Hey guys like some of you I have been having problems getting my nvidia card to let me play skyrim in full screen.   Here is a little work around that will work on any video card.!    it basically makes skyrim run in full screen windowed mode.  Really easy to set up just make sure you have your tablet set to the same resolution as you have set in the game.  This isnt a fix. Just a work around. 

June 20, 2012, 22:03
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Flour Olivier

Hi everyone,

sorry for my poor english (i m french).

i found a FIX for the fullscreen games problem (like the message that say it can't have direct access to the screen and have to play in windowed mode) !

The problem is in a registry key that is badly configured.

just do that :

1 : Go to "Start" and tape "Run"

2 : tape "Regedit"

3 : go to HKEY_Current_User >> Software >> Splashtop inc. >> Splashtop remote server 

4 : find the key called : NumOfDisplayPort

5 : double click on it and just set the value to "1" and click OK

6 : Warning ! The program will automatically reset the value to "2", to avoid that problem :

Right click on splashtop remote server folder (always in regedit) then "permissions" and "advanced" , and disable the right to set value for ALL USERS ! (you, admin, system, etc....)

just click okay you can now close all those window.

you can RESTART YOUR COMPUTER (or juste exit completely the streamer and relaunch it).





October 31, 2012, 04:25
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"2.  Whether or not you have more than one monitor connected to your computer.

Some users tell us that after disabling the second monitor, the "Full-Screen mode" works. "

I just wanted to point out that disabling my additional monitors fixed this issue. Once I disabled the monitors then games over Splashtop started working!

I'm running Windows 7 x64 on the server side and I was connecting with my laptop which is just running XP. 

January 7, 2013, 16:49
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Ryan Schulze

Needed to deactivate my 2nd monitor and use Flour Olivier's trick of blocking write access to the registry to get fullscreen working (which splashtop obviously doesn't like judging on how the software behaves when you do this). 

This is a real pain in the rear end to get working and obviously something splashtop needs to get fixxed.

February 2, 2013, 15:40
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Graham Messadieh

I can't believe these solutions.  I'm sure many Splashtop customers are advanced PC users, but I didn't expect to be required to fuck about with registry files and BIOS.  If we need to carry out these instructions, some of us are going to need more detailed help than that.

March 1, 2013, 18:23
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Thomas Balligand

I've tried litterally everything... Flour Oliver's registry trick, adjusting the resolution ingame and/or in the thd app, rebooting, rebooting again, updating drivers, disabling onboard video,... I have a GeForce 660 Ti, a quad core CPU:  Fullscreen DOES NOT WORK !

April 21, 2013, 14:46
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Graham Messadieh

Thomas, I have the same graphics card as you and I'm dealing with the same thing.  I've been going back and forth with Splashtop tech support for over a month now.  If I eventually get a solution, I'll be sure to post it here.

April 21, 2013, 15:34
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Justin Reock

I have a GeForce 560 and am having the same problem, I've tried the registry trick, the resolution tweaking, single-monitor setup...  I've got a Transformer Inifinity TF700T.  I always get the "Full screen mode not currently supported..." message... I wonder if it has something to do w/ GeForce 5xx/6xx+ models...

May 22, 2013, 12:14