I think I'm talking about resolution?

I had a 20" monitor that was 1920x1080. When playing DOTA2 it seems like the top of the screen was chopped off or i didn't have enough of a vertical view. So I went and bought a 27" w/ 1920x1080 and its the same thing just everything is bigger. How do I get it to be the same size as the 20" screen but more area for a bigger view? I'm assuming I need a higher resolution.
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More about talking resolution
  1. What cable do you use? Can you take a snapshot of your desktop and in-game?
  2. Did you set the DOTA2 resolution to 1080p? If it's just this one game, I doubt the problem lies with your monitor.
  3. Yea it's on the right resolution. I would like the heroes to be smaller and be able to see more of the map.
  4. Take a snapshot using snipping tools in your WIN 7 and upload it. Again, What cable do you use? HDMI or DVI cable?
  5. I think I found the answer here.

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    Just got Dell Ultrasharp U3011.

    What is maximum resolution on dota 2? If it does support 2560x1600, is anyone currently playing on that resolution?


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    The highest resolution on the options menu is 1280 X 1024, Just because your screen is 2560 X 1600 doesnt mean the game is actualy running in that resolution. But I dont know if something can make the game run on a higher resolution that is not on the options menu. I did saw some people running the game in some weird wide screen resolutions.



    I found this to not be true
  6. If you're enabling scaling via the AMD or nVidia control panels you'll be able to get a full screen gameplay at whatever resolution you're into.
  7. hartacus said:
    Yea it's on the right resolution. I would like the heroes to be smaller and be able to see more of the map.
    http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg623/hartacus/1012122342_zpsf0478164.jpg


    I don't see the problem with that picture. What is it again that you don't like...other than zooming, which is a game issue.
  8. Exactly, 1920x1080 is 1920x1080 regardless of whether it's on a 21" or a 42"
  9. I'm using DVI. Does that make a difference?

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  10. Being able to see more of the map is a game issue, not a hardware issue. If the game doesn't allow you to see more of the map, then you can't. Hardware will not change that.
  11. So, like the guys said what's the problem? It looks excellent.
  12. It's the height. So even if I got a higher resolution I wouldn't be able to shrink everything and see more?
  13. hartacus said:
    It's the height. So even if I got a higher resolution I wouldn't be able to shrink everything and see more?


    Nope. The only thing that might change things a little is going from 16:9 to 16:10. In some games, like Starcraft, 16:9 shows more of the screen, but others might give you more from 16:10. It's more likely, given that they are both Blizzard games (Dota2 is written using Warcrafts engine), that 16:9 gives more viewable area on the sides. 1080p and 1440p are 16:9, 1920x1200 and 2560x1600 are 16:10.
  14. The only resolution you can change is in the game, in video options (probably, I don't have the game)- pick the highest
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