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ATI pixel aspect ratio problem

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
October 13, 2008 8:00:10 PM

ok well i want to play my old games in non wide screen 640*480 800*600 and i have a widescreen monitor

i read ati can support pixel aspect ratio scaling but i dont see it in the CCC panel
i have a viewsonic VA1903wb and 8.9 CCC drivers on a 3870

i also have a VGA cable with a DVI adapter

More about : ati pixel aspect ratio problem

October 13, 2008 8:12:34 PM

Enter CCC.
Make sure you are on the Advanced view
Select your screen then under "Attributes" select "Enable GPU scaling" and place a check mark on 'Maintain aspect ratio"

Should be like this, remember to apply it
October 13, 2008 8:21:04 PM

ya but i dont have tht digital panel stuff
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October 13, 2008 8:43:08 PM

is this because i have a vga cable with a dvi adapter? cuz its connected thru a dvi port..
October 13, 2008 9:28:50 PM

Ahhh crap, that is exactly why. my bad.

looking for an alternative

Edit....Nothing that i can find, BOOooo

Can you run those games in window mode? that would at least allow them to look right.
October 14, 2008 1:29:47 AM

yeah i can but then it'l be soo small :( !!!
October 14, 2008 2:07:08 AM

The only other thing i could think of would be to add some resolutions that match the height of the screen to the games.

800 x 600 = 960 x 600 (still 16:10)
640 x 480 = 768 x 480 (Still 16:10)

There is a link on adding more custom resolutions to CCC, with some luck you can run windowed games with your screen at low rez to avoid the small window effect.

Old, but it may still work

Wish i had a better idea
October 14, 2008 2:34:48 AM

nuke master i have 960*600 but for some reason (if u fix this ill love u) ALL the text is squishy and like idk its kinda like my monitor cant handle it or something, it really grinds my gears

all the text is all screwed up and distorted or something if u no what i mean

if u cud help me fix that (idk if there is a fix) thatd be great

it happens with 768 as well
October 14, 2008 3:02:22 AM

nvm man the 768 worked for me for some reason, thanks alot bro
October 14, 2008 11:21:19 AM

glad it worked
July 4, 2009 6:36:34 PM

Nice, I've been looking for some of these suggestions for quite some time. Thanks for the contributions you posted in this thread all... especially nukemaster.