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Geneforge Mutagen - No Allowed Resolutions Found Error


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Just got a new 16" MacBook pro with the M1 chip. Wanted to continue playing Mutagen. But, I get a "No allowed resolutions found" error when Mutagen starts, in the dropdown box where you select screen resolutions. I'm running from Steam.

 

I tried:

1. rebooting

2. uninstall/reinstall game

3. changing laptop resolutions

 

Any ideas? I really want to get back to playing my game. 

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  • 2 months later...

Posting an email I sent to Jeff here, as this is a reproducible error on the M1 16 inch Mac with the notches. Hopefully we can get a fix!

 

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I am a developer myself and have done a bit of leg work to diagnose the issue, as well as a potential solution. When trying to run Geneforge Mutagen on an M1 16 inch macbook pro, you get the error someone posted here. I receive the same error.
 
 
I believe the reason is that the notch at the top of the screen adds additional pixels (74 exactly), and it is not passing the whitelist check for allowed resolutions / aspect ratios.  
 
Display information :
 
16.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR display (3456x2234 pixels, 254ppi)
 
Screen Aspect ratio : 1.54010695187
 
Apple has a fix for this, where you can turn off the pixels for the notch within the display,
 
 
This will scale the app to render WITHOUT the 74 pixels for the notch on the screen, making the display 

3456X2160
 
Screen Aspect ratio : 1.6, ie standard 16:10


Is there any potential this can be addressed? Even if it requires me editing some files on my computer, I just really want to get the game running...

 

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Just to follow up in case it was not clear.

 

I tried running the app with turning the notch off (https://www.macworld.com/article/546104/how-to-macbook-pro-macos-monterey-block-notch-menu-bar.html), however you receive the same error! 

 

I think Geneforge is checking the original screen resolution, not the resolution that results from turning off the notch!

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