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I think I'm talking about resolution?

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October 13, 2012 2:40:23 AM

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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October 13, 2012 3:34:54 AM

What cable do you use? Can you take a snapshot of your desktop and in-game?
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October 13, 2012 3:37:23 AM

Did you set the DOTA2 resolution to 1080p? If it's just this one game, I doubt the problem lies with your monitor.
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October 13, 2012 3:45:46 AM

Yea it's on the right resolution. I would like the heroes to be smaller and be able to see more of the map.
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October 13, 2012 3:49:44 AM

Take a snapshot using snipping tools in your WIN 7 and upload it. Again, What cable do you use? HDMI or DVI cable?
October 13, 2012 3:49:53 AM

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
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October 13, 2012 3:53:07 AM

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.
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October 13, 2012 3:55:34 AM

Exactly, 1920x1080 is 1920x1080 regardless of whether it's on a 21" or a 42"
October 13, 2012 3:57:05 AM

I'm using DVI. Does that make a difference?

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October 13, 2012 3:58:59 AM

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.
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October 13, 2012 3:59:03 AM

So, like the guys said what's the problem? It looks excellent.
October 13, 2012 4:04:01 AM

It's the height. So even if I got a higher resolution I wouldn't be able to shrink everything and see more?
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October 13, 2012 4:11:21 AM

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.
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October 13, 2012 4:40:53 AM

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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