Topic Title: Games not liking to full screen in 1680x1050
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 07/21/2014 03:46 PM
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I've had this issue for as long as I've had this 1680x1050 monitor. Many games in full screen mode will not show a 1680x1050 resolution when I have it set to 1680x1050, but instead look closer to 800x600 upscaled. Recordings and screenshots are still in 1680x1050, but when actually looking at the screen, its painfully obvious that it is nowhere near 1680x1050. This has happened in many games though I can not think of them all, since I've gotten used to playing in windowed mode to avoid this issue at the cost of some performance, though the two most recent examples I can remember are in Battlefield 4 and Sniper Elite V2, though this has also happened in Arma 2 and DayZ, though I have managed to trick these two games into working with it somehow with no luck on the others.
I'm running a Sapphire 100352-3L HD7950 to the primary monitor via DVI on 64 bit Windows 7 Home Edition 



Edited: 07/21/2014 at 04:53 PM by Statek
 07/21/2014 04:45 PM
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Which monitor, which interface, which card, which OS?

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 07/21/2014 04:51 PM
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Sorry, filled that out on the bug forms so many times I thought I did it here

Viewsonic VX2235wm (I'm fairly certain) as the primary monitor
Sapphire 100352-3L HD7950
Windows 7 64 bit  

 07/21/2014 05:18 PM
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Hmm, 8 year old cheap monitor with an oddball resolution...Honestly I'd suggest buying a new monitor, Newegg has quite a number of 1920x1080 TN panels on §ale for around the $125 mark, and IPS panels for $150.

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 07/21/2014 07:14 PM
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I mean, I'd rather have my graphics card work with it than buy a new monitor
Seems like there should be a relatively simple fix known by somebody, or at least I'd hope so

 07/25/2014 12:06 PM
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Some games are just not going to support that resolution whatever you do as it's non-standard (Unreal Engine 3 games for example will either break or fail to apply some of the post processing or just plain run like total cr*p Bulletstorm for example).

Your best bet, if you don't want to buy a new monitor (and why should you!) is to use your internet search engine of choice to search for the games you want to play and 1680x1050 to see if other people have managed to get those games to work at that res in a way you can reproduce.

Some older games can be jiggered to work in almost any resolution, information on how to do this with most of them can be found here http://www.wsgf.org (they also have writeups on some newer games which may help you too).

Failing that (and if your monitor supports it or you can force it in drivers) try selecting a 16x9 resolution that will fit within the boundaries of your monitor since most games of the last few years (since about 2006) have been console ports and were ported from systems designed to display on 16x9 widescreen TVs rather than 16x10 monitors this may help a bit (although you'll get black borders or stretched images and you'll still get some upscaling artifacts they'll at least be better than 800x600 upscaled!)

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