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wide screen monitors and quake engines

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August 29, 2006 9:37:21 PM

Today ive picked up a belina 1925 S1W. For films its spot on, for games using the quake 3 engine its not (not tried quake 4 engine - pc cant do it).

I play a lot of enemy territory, no matter what resolution i try I still get bluring when turning around or looking up and down. the res for my monitor is 1440x900 so i tried setting this in my config:

r_customHeight "900"
r_customWidth "1440"
r_mode "-1"

the refresh rate for 1440x900 is locked at 60hz for this monitor, which means you get bluring when turning etc.

However, normal resolutions such as 1024x768 are 75hz, tried this with and without window mode but still get bluring.

Any ideas? Im using a radeon 9700 and windows xp pro.
August 29, 2006 10:05:19 PM

Can you describe "blurring" a little better? It sounds like you might be describing 'ghosting' which shouldn't be that noticable when turning corners. I doubt it's related to the refresh rate if it still happens at 75Hz.
September 1, 2006 1:06:33 AM

You're using the correct config file modifications to force the game into 1440x900...so I think the culprit is the monitor itself.

I have a 19" Acer widescreen LCD at 1440x900@60Hz, and when playing Quake IV (or any game for that matter), I never get any blurring or ghosting.

What's the specified response time of the monitor? If it's high enough, that could be the reason you're seeing 'blurring.'
September 11, 2006 10:55:35 AM

its 5ms. Ive managed to sort it by running the game in 1024x768 window mode and setting my desktop resolution to 1024x768 which my monitor can do at 75hz. it can only do 1400x900 at 60hz. Its not as perfect as it was on my crt but theres not much difference.

Ive heard directx games work better for widescreens? Ive also heard somthing along the lines of the game has to support the resolution and that resolution must be native to your monitor. Unfortunatly theres no 1400x768 option in quak3/et/rtcw. Can a quake 4 player check if its there in the options please?

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