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I have been playing "RaceTheSun" on Ubuntu 12.04 using Unity-3D(desktop) with Compiz.

However, It seems It does not have an option to go full screen, neither in the game options or on the window controls.

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I have read this forum post about changing Unity3d(game engine) settings from command line:
http://flippfly.com/forum/beta-testers-1/linux-fullscreen-and-general-game-issues/

However this seems only to resize the window size, the window still has decoration and the launcher/top-bar still show over the application.

Is there a way around this, to play the game in full screen?

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Developer here!

Just thought I'd let you know, that in the latest release of Race The Sun (1.1), there is an in-game option to enable full-screen. If you launch the game it should direct you to the download page.

Hope that helps.

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Awesome work! Can you add a "WM_CLASS" to the window as well - it is used to make a better launcher in Ubuntu - I made a simple launcher assuming you extract to Documents, ubuntuone.com/2d5Pi8zy31acLYh8ws7oLZ this also adds links to the website on rightclick on the launcher, (also uses the icon high-quality) Just need the program to define WM_CLASS to merge the icons when the game is launched. –  Mateo Nov 9 '13 at 22:28
    
Great to see the game devs getting involved with the site. –  chaskes Nov 9 '13 at 23:32
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For old 1.02 Version

To play Race The Sun in full screen you can change some settings with compiz to achieve this.

  1. Install compizconfig-settings-manager (please note: What are some of the issues with ccsm and why would I want to avoid it? Basically Be Careful) :

    Type in terminal: sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

  2. Open compizconfig-settings-manager from dash:
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  3. Go to → Window Managment → Window Rules → Check "Enable Window Rules" enter image description here

  4. Enter title=RaceTheSun into the field: Fullscreen (since it seems RaceTheSun does not use WM_CLASS we rely on the title field) enter image description here
  5. Exit out, launch RaceTheSun, Enjoy!
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