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Widescreen monitor.. What to do?[message #12264] Sun, 03 September 2006 04:42 Go to next message
xlarti
Messages:2
Registered:September 2006
Location: Denmark
Hey, I've decided to give JA2 yet another spin on my computer, this time with that new 1.13 mod that seems nice.
However my screen is widescreen and stretches the 640x480 resolution to fill the entire screen. I've tried to fiddle with the Nvidia Flat Panel controls and selected the mode that puts black bars in the sides thus maintaining the correct aspect ratio, but it doesn't work. Do any of you guys have any solution to this problem or do I just learn to love the stretched image? Sad
Re: Widescreen monitor.. What to do?[message #12265] Tue, 05 September 2006 04:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
wanne (aka RoWa21)

 
Messages:1974
Registered:October 2005
Location: Austria
Quote:
Originally posted by xlarti:
Hey, I've decided to give JA2 yet another spin on my computer, this time with that new 1.13 mod that seems nice.
However my screen is widescreen and stretches the 640x480 resolution to fill the entire screen. I've tried to fiddle with the Nvidia Flat Panel controls and selected the mode that puts black bars in the sides thus maintaining the correct aspect ratio, but it doesn't work. Do any of you guys have any solution to this problem or do I just learn to love the stretched image? Sad
There are some choices you can do:

- Higher screen resolution of the game (see ja2.ini)
- Love the stretched image
- Desktop -> Properties -> Settings -> Advanced -> Display -> Panel -> Disable scale image to panel size. I always play in this mode. It works on my laptop.


Re: Widescreen monitor.. What to do?[message #12266] Sun, 17 September 2006 22:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
xlarti
Messages:2
Registered:September 2006
Location: Denmark
Quote:
Originally posted by RoWa21:
There are some choices you can do:

- Higher screen resolution of the game (see ja2.ini)
- Love the stretched image
- Desktop -> Properties -> Settings -> Advanced -> Display -> Panel -> Disable scale image to panel size. I always play in this mode. It works on my laptop. [/QB]
Thank you! Don't know if it's because I just changed my monitor to a different (also widescreen) one, but when I followed your steps it worked!
FYI: The screen I couldn't get it to work was a Viewsonic 2025WM
Re: Widescreen monitor.. What to do?[message #12267] Sat, 23 September 2006 12:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
costiniuc_t

 
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Registered:July 2004
Location: Romania
what is the exact sintax (with example please) to modify the ja2.ini file to make the game run at other resolution other than 640x480
is it something like "ScrenSize=800x600" ? :professor:
Re: Widescreen monitor.. What to do?[message #12268] Mon, 25 September 2006 19:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
wanne (aka RoWa21)

 
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Registered:October 2005
Location: Austria
You can only switch the screen resolution if you are running the 1.13 mod.
Edit the ja2.ini in your root folder.

;******************************************************************************************************************************
; You can choose different screen resolutions of the game.
; 0 ... 640x480
; 1 ... 800x600
; 2 ... 1024x768
;******************************************************************************************************************************

SCREEN_RESOLUTION = 2


Now the game runs in 1024x768. That is all you have to do.


Re: Widescreen monitor.. What to do?[message #148434] Sat, 07 July 2007 10:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Andris

 
Messages:81
Registered:October 2006
Location: Budapest, Hungary

Hey Guys! Just wondering if you could post me a pic, a screenshot or photo, of how your game looks with widescreen. Im just curious if I should buy a Wide or stick to the norm 19". Is it true that the 19"wide is just as high as the 17"??? Thats sound strange...
Re: Widescreen monitor.. What to do?[message #159095] Tue, 25 September 2007 08:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JaM1977

 
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Registered:May 2007
I Have same problem. I have 21" wide screen monitor and NVidia 7900GTX card. i set Disable scale image to panel size, but it still doesn't work correctly. Fun part is, that on my laptop with 7300GT card and 15" wide it works fine...

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Re: Widescreen monitor.. What to do?[message #159371] Wed, 26 September 2007 22:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
CNC_gun

 
Messages:83
Registered:July 2007
Location: Moscow, RF

The so called "wide" or 16x9 monitor have a resolution of 1440x900, a normal one - 1280x1024! That's all. If You multiply, You'll have the responce "Why?" - the interpolation RAM limits. The normal, 4x3 monitor is better... And if it can tilt to "portrait" - it's a pearl to work with...
My own workplace - two Samsung 961 in "portrait" mode, controlled by Matrox G400 (the best in 2D graphics) - 2048x1280 to my .asm files...
Re: Widescreen monitor.. What to do?[message #159428] Thu, 27 September 2007 06:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kaerar

 
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Registered:January 2003
Location: Australia :D
If someone can modify the game to have a single widescreen res then I can modify the interface to suit. 800x500 and 1024x640 would probably be the easiest to mod for.


Re: Widescreen monitor.. What to do?[message #162273] Mon, 22 October 2007 09:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
urbansoldier79
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Registered:October 2002
Location: austin, tx
Maybe a 4:3 dual monitor setup is better to work with in the office...but in the home WS is the bomb. I could never watch a dvd, for example on a non-ws display. And the FOV in games makes all the difference, IMHO.

But anyways sorry to bump an old thread but I am still holding out hope that the more popular the ws resolutions get, there will be more interest in coming out with JA2 "widescreen." I just picked up a ws laptop and would love JA2 taking up the full screen, instead of a small square.

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Re: Widescreen monitor.. What to do?[message #252697] Mon, 31 May 2010 05:47 Go to previous message
FatCatAttack

 
Messages:5
Registered:February 2010
This topic is old but it's the first that comes up when I try to google the problem. My old square monitor died on me and my new wide screen is a 1920x1080 Samsung Syncmaster B2330 (there are literally no square monitors to be be found at Best Buy...) I don't have a "panel" option in my standard display properties I have to go through the NVIDIA control panel and the option for scaling won't show up unless you lower the resolution below native and after you change it the options won't show up anymore. I had to go ahead and install new drivers to return to the status quo. There's no other way to access panel settings through the interface. My monitor is dispalyed but it's not clickable like the help/instructions for the control panel claims.

Anyway, there were several options displayed when I finally figure out how to get them to show up. I tried to flat out disable scaling and while it works for the desktop it won't carry the desktop resolution over in game. For instance If I set it at 1280x1024 The game isnt' displayed at 1280x1024 with the black bars. It always displays at the game's base resolution with regards to my monitor. Which means the game window is roughly the size of a Nintendo DS screen. Makes the picture look very sharp but I'll be as blind as Moleman from the Simpsons playing the game that way.

The other options were Nvidia Scaling and Nvidia Scaling with enforced aspect ratio, is that what I'm looking for? I'm not sure what to try next as it's a pain in the rear end to go through the goose chase of installing and uninstalling drivers just to get access to a menu option since this monitor's "magic window" drivers throw a fit if there are no video card drivers. Is windowed mode doable and modifiable? Meaning can I make the window 1280x1024 on my desktop?

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