Choosing the board size

In addition of themes, Four Winds offers several different board sizes and layouts.

Basic Boards A to D (640x480, 800x600, 1024x768 and 1200x800/720 pixels) display discards in separate view and use several pop-up windows (e.g., the Wall window, Game Manager window, Dora Tiles window, Discards window and Available Tiles window) to display additional game information.

Integrated Boards A to J (1024x768, 1280x1024, 1280x800/720, 1360/6x768 or 1366x780, 1440x900, 1600x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080 and 1920x1200 pixels) use an integrated layout, where all game information is displayed in one view divided in panes and child windows which are always visible and cannot be moved.

Integrated Square K to S (1024x768, 1280x800/720, 1360/6x768 or 1366x780, 1440x900, 1600x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080 and 1920x1200 pixels) use an integrated layout with square game board, simulating the real world game where players are seated on four sides opposite of each other.

To choose the board size:

  1. Click the View menu to open it.
  2. Click Game Boards and choose the desired board size using the menu options.

Note: The available options depend on the current screen resolution.

Tip:  When using integrated game boards, you can toggle the visibility of the panel on the left of the game board by choosing Hide Game Information Panel on the View menu of Four Winds (or by pressing Ctrl + I). The feature is available only if there is room for the increased window height (the game board will be moved under the menu bar so the window height will be increased by the height of the menu).

Related topics:
Choosing the language of the user interface
Enabling or disabling the splash screen
Enabling or disabling editing of hand names
Leaving Windows Taskbar visible
Using color management
Forcing MIDI to always play from the start
Bypassing DirectX sound
Using power save scheme
Configuring game controls
Specifying user file locations
Adjusting the speed of the animation
Keyboard shortcuts
Changing a theme
Using custom tiles
Customizing the sound effects and background music
Choosing a way to display discards