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

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a b U Graphics card
March 6, 2007 12:32:46 PM

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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March 6, 2007 12:52:41 PM

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.
March 6, 2007 12:56:20 PM

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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.
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March 6, 2007 1:05:59 PM

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Did you try Googling 'widescreen gaming'?
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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.
March 6, 2007 1:24:14 PM

hmm, well if the resolution isnt 16x9 ratio then it wont be widescreen so check that first
March 6, 2007 1:32:25 PM

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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.
March 6, 2007 3:16:24 PM

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.
a b U Graphics card
March 6, 2007 3:43:57 PM

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.
a b U Graphics card
March 6, 2007 3:45:28 PM

That C&C3 demo is a goodie.
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