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Last response: in Computer Peripherals
May 3, 2005 2:02:10 AM

Here's a question...if your going to play a game that only supports up to 800x600 resolution, how would it look on an LCD with a larger native resolution? Would it be a smaller box in the middle of the screen with black borders or would it be stretched to the edges? I haven't read anything focusing on this.


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May 3, 2005 2:08:31 AM

Usually a smaller box. At least in my experience.
May 3, 2005 7:14:19 PM

I've played the original Half Life (late 1998) on my 30" LCD TV panel, and it fills the screen because Half Life supports a resolution of 1280 x 1024.

It all depends upon the particular game's internally supported video resolutions, the graphics card, and the monitor.

So, if the game only produces 800 x 600, then you'll get a windowed effect unless you reduce the monitor's resolution to 800 x 600 (if supported), then you'll get full screen.

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by BruxBox on 05/03/05 03:25 PM.</EM></FONT></P>