how to make a game full screen


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Gabriel Knight

Hi, I have a new monitor at 1920 x 1200 and my previous monitor was 1920 x
1050 my game was in full screen but now there is a black bar like thing on
the left and right. there is no option to change the resolution in the game
but im using an Nvidia 3D card "Geforce 9800 GTX+ 512mb" from my memory
there is an option to make games or apps go full screen or to stretch or
something, I havnt found it yet but I know this option exists, how can I do
this? Thanks all, GK
 
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dadiOH

Gabriel said:
Hi, I have a new monitor at 1920 x 1200 and my previous monitor was
1920 x 1050 my game was in full screen but now there is a black bar
like thing on the left and right. there is no option to change the
resolution in the game but im using an Nvidia 3D card "Geforce 9800
GTX+ 512mb" from my memory there is an option to make games or apps
go full screen or to stretch or something, I havnt found it yet but I
know this option exists, how can I do this? Thanks all, GK
1. Right click desktop

2. Select "Properties"

3. Select "Settings" tab

4. Either change the resolution there, selecting one that has the same ratio
as 1920:1050, or click "Advanced"

5. In Advanced, select the tab for the GeForce card

6. Start the Nvidia control panel and change what you want.



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Gabriel Knight

Hi dadiOH thanks but thats not quite what im looking for, I found what I was
asking about it is called "scaling" in the Nvidia control panel but its
under the display header with the name "adjust desktop size and position", I
was unable to see this as my new screen didnt alow me to see the options for
this I am back on my original monitor as I have to replace some capacitors
on the new one to keep it powered on. Thank you for your reply.

has anyone played "return to mysterious island" with a higher resolution of
1680 x 1050 without black boarders on the left and right? In my OP I said my
original screen was 1920 x 1050 I was wrong it is 1680 x 1050. GK
 
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dadiOH

Gabriel said:
has anyone played "return to mysterious island" with a higher
resolution of 1680 x 1050 without black boarders on the left and
right? In my OP I said my original screen was 1920 x 1050 I was wrong
it is 1680 x 1050. GK
Use 1024x768 resolution and it will display full screen. If you use a
higher resolution - but the *same* height:width ratio as 1024x768 - it *may*
display full screen even though it is prerendered for 1024x768.

The ratio for 1024x768 is 1024/768=1.3333. Determine the ratio for other
resolutions in the same manner.

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dadiOH

dadiOH said:
Use 1024x768 resolution and it will display full screen. If you use a
higher resolution - but the *same* height:width ratio as 1024x768 -
it *may* display full screen even though it is prerendered for
1024x768.
The ratio for 1024x768 is 1024/768=1.3333. Determine the ratio for
other resolutions in the same manner.
Forget that ratio, what you want is a 1.6 ratio. The game may appear
distorted side to side at that ratio.

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dadiOH

dadiOH said:
Forget that ratio, what you want is a 1.6 ratio. The game may appear
distorted side to side at that ratio.
Forget that too. Try these...
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&tbo=d&sclient=psy-ab&q=how+to+display+4:3+on+16:9&oq=how+to+display+4:3+on+16:9&gs_l=hp.3...6016.11955.1.13010.7.7.0.0.0.0.1292.5558.3-1j0j1j1j3.6.0.les;..0.0...1c.1.dlWWcttrsNw&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.1355534169,d.eWU&fp=eb85575a492b4184&bpcl=40096503&biw=864&bih=541

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dadiOH

Gabriel said:
Hi, I have a new monitor at 1920 x 1200 and my previous monitor was
1920 x 1050 my game was in full screen but now there is a black bar
like thing on the left and right. there is no option to change the
resolution in the game but im using an Nvidia 3D card "Geforce 9800
GTX+ 512mb" from my memory there is an option to make games or apps
go full screen or to stretch or something, I havnt found it yet but I
know this option exists, how can I do this? Thanks all, GK
Found it. Nvidia control panel, Display, Change flat panel scaling...tick
"Use NVIDIA scaling" and it "Stretches the desktop to fit the entire
display screen, even if the aspect ratio is not the same.".

Note: that doesn't mean it will look good too.

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