Widescreen resolution on old games?

By Doctor_hv ยท 7 replies
Apr 30, 2008
  1. I have 19" widescreen LCD monitor with resolution 1440x900...
    There are some of my favorite games such is NFS:MW or PES2008 which don't support this resolution and I have to play them at 1280x960 which doesn't look very great, and I have 8800GT so these games run like a breeze...
    Is there any way to set up a custom resolution for the games that don't support it?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    In a word... No
  3. Doctor_hv

    Doctor_hv TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 31

    damn :(
    thanks for the answer
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Well, I think some games you can force to resolutions that aren't in their default list. I'm not a big gamer so I don't know for sure, but I think there still is hope for some games.
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

  6. gamerex

    gamerex TS Enthusiast Posts: 151

    In your control panel, go to flat panel, and there should be options like "keep aspect ratio". Select the option that says "Do not expand the screen" or something like that. You will notice a HUGE increase in the picture quality.
  7. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 467

    You can play @ your wide screen res, except it will stretch the picture.
  8. Doctor_hv

    Doctor_hv TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 31

    Well, that is the problem with stretched picture, it is not as clear as native resolution, regardless of AA applied... But luckily, most of them supports this res...
    BTW, I have a problem with Test Drive Unlimited, it gives me Blue Screen of death every time I play it, and after reboot it shows me the message that Vista recovered...
    I don't have similar problems with other games, I use Vista Ultimate 64bit with SP1
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