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Cant run old pc games in proper screen format help

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
March 15, 2012 5:00:40 PM

just bought an ASUS 20 inch led monitor, 1600 by 900 res, 60 htz. running into a problem with tony hawks pro skater 4 for the pc. once i install it theres only 3 resolutions to choose from 800x600, 1024x768 and 1280x1024. now heres the problem when i play the game it goes wide filling the screen and the game is really disoriented. the skater is really fat looking and its all cramped together. in skyrim i set the aspect ratio to 16:9 and that game is fine, no fat peoples head etc. however i cant find an option to play thps4. the only way i can come close is if i bump the resolution down one, to 1400x900 and then go into CCC and put on the maintain aspect ratio. but then i have the black bars at all times on the side of my screen even on the desktop. im using a DVI cable as well does anyone know how to fix this?
March 15, 2012 5:25:02 PM

Your actual monitor should have an option to not expand the display. Look around there?
March 15, 2012 5:58:55 PM

shotgunz said:
Your actual monitor should have an option to not expand the display. Look around there?

nope dont see anything
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a c 164 U Graphics card
March 15, 2012 6:05:44 PM

I've had the same problem with a number of older games: They'll just not support 16:9 in the ingame menu. Usually, it's just easier to hunt down the games' configuration file and manually set the resolution there.
a c 125 U Graphics card
March 15, 2012 6:18:30 PM

I was playing D2 in 800x600 over the weekend on my 24" 1920x1080 display lol. Twas fun!

But, yeah, basically it's just not supported. You might be able to change the screen stretch option in the monitor's OSD, otherwise you may be able to make some tweaks in your video driver panel (Nvidia Control Panel or Catalyst Control Center)