For those gaming at 16x10? What games have native support?

Been thinking about buying this monitor. What's been holding me back is lack of native widescreen support in many games I play.

So I wondered for those who either just know or who game at 1680x1050 or 1920x1200, what games support it natively without cropping or stretching? Any good source/list of this online?

Just an example I found while tweaking somesones system this weekend to run on a 20" Samsung: Flatout 1 & 2 and Chronicles of Narnia looked great running at 1680x1050, need for speed carbon with a lack of widescreen support, looks hideous stretching a 4x3 image.
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  1. Did you try Googling 'widescreen gaming'?

    Have a look around. You should find a list of games that support it and fixes for ones which dont.
  2. Quote:
    Been thinking about buying this monitor. What's been holding me back is lack of native widescreen support in many games I play.

    So I wondered for those who either just know or who game at 1680x1050 or 1920x1200, what games support it natively without cropping or stretching? Any good source/list of this online?

    Just an example I found while tweaking somesones system this weekend to run on a 20" Samsung: Flatout 1 & 2 and Chronicles of Narnia looked great running at 1680x1050, need for speed carbon with a lack of widescreen support, looks hideous stretching a 4x3 image.



    I haven't played many new games, not many have interested me, but i did get the Command & Conquer 3 demo, and i know it supports 1920x1200.

    But i pretty much play it at 1680x1200 to me that is the ideal gaming resolution, its high enough and with x1900 and equivalant GPUs you can max out settings still.
  3. Did you try Googling 'widescreen gaming'?

    I just realised my comment may look sarcastic. It wasn't meant to be. I run my projector in widescreen so I am interested in this. I really want a hi def projector but can't justify the cost. Yet 8)

    You should have a look at www.widescreengamingforum.com. It is a good site and hopefully will have the information you need.
  4. hmm, well if the resolution isnt 16x9 ratio then it wont be widescreen so check that first
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    hmm, well if the resolution isnt 16x9 ratio then it wont be widescreen so check that first


    nah 16:10 is wide screen, the difference is only about 2" black bars on top and bottom,

    EDIT: some panels can upscale the 16:9 to 16:10 with little to hardly any noticeable loss in quality. My ATi control panel does the scaling for me nicely on my Dell 24" Widescreen.
  6. I have a 16:10 and i usually play at 1600 X 900 because its the native resolution. Also it looks amazing as it is, i don't need higher than that.
  7. yes I have googled it some, and I think the regulars know I am not typically lazy. I was just hoping to grab some info from those who are gaming that way now.

    Besides what I mentioned, I know HL2 and Oblivion have native widescreen support, but other games like the NFS series, BF2, etc. do not.
  8. That C&C3 demo is a goodie.
  9. Oh, and thx for the link. That's the site I had been to a while ago and couldn't seem to find it again. This is what I was looking for: http://www.widescreengamingforum.com/wiki/index.php?title=Category:Native or better yet this one: http://www.widescreengamingforum.com/wiki/index.php?title=Category:Grade_A:_Certified
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