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SPARTEN II
02-01-2007, 12:00 PM
I just got a new widescreen monitor.....and the only widescreen resolution I can choose is 1920x1080. It looks great up close, but it's hard to read everything far away from the screen.

So I'm stuck with using 1024x768 (so I can actually see everything), which isn't widescreen. How can I get a widescreen resolution smaller than 1920x1080?

ScAreCroW
02-01-2007, 12:16 PM
Most of the time there are more options in the resolution menu. But I don't own a widescreen so I can't help too much

Greek
02-01-2007, 12:18 PM
I can just change it from the preferences menu, but if that doesn't work out, go into your graphics card preferences.

ScAreCroW
02-01-2007, 12:24 PM
Speaking of which. If you have a rather terrible graphics card it may not support such a resolution

SPARTEN II
02-01-2007, 12:36 PM
Speaking of which. If you have a rather terrible graphics card it may not support such a resolution

Well, the graphics card is very terrible. Only 16MB of memory.

But it's strange that it would support 1920x1080, and then not even support 1280x768.

Loser777
02-01-2007, 03:39 PM
It doesn't support that because the aspect ratio is different. 1920x1080 is wide screen 16:9, and 1280x768 is different. (1366x768 would be 16:9).

SPARTEN II
02-01-2007, 05:49 PM
It doesn't support that because the aspect ratio is different. 1920x1080 is wide screen 16:9, and 1280x768 is different. (1366x768 would be 16:9).

Well, I can't change it to 1366x768 either, so I'm still screwed.

ScAreCroW
02-02-2007, 02:20 PM
Pop up some screens of where you are changing this. Just to make sure you are doing it right.