Hi I have a monitor that is 1920x1080 widescreen, I just have a quick question about a few old games that don't support 1080, Should I just use the Highest resolution the game supports or the highest widescreen resolution the game supports for optimal viewing?
Thanks for any responses
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I'd go for the highest widescreen option they have, otherwise the picture will either be distorted ("short and fat") or "pillar-boxed" (black bars at the sides) depending on your monitor and/or graphics card configuration.
In many cases, it's possible to persuade games to run in resolutions they don't offer in their settings, either with undocumented/poorly-documented command line options (for example, Homeworld2 can be run at 1920x1080 by appending "-w 1920 -h 1080" to the command in its shortcut) or by editing lines in their configuration files (I think the original Unreal was like this - "FullscreenViewportX=1920", "FullscreenViewportY=1080" in Unreal.ini - it's still present in the newer titles but not necessary as they offer the resolution in their in-game settings).
Judicious use of Google (other search engines are available ) may help you find tips for specific games, or you could just rummage around looking for likely files to edit in Notepad. Make sure you back them up first, though...