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Jist of the problem -

Game: Star Wars KotoR
System: Laptop with 5650(1GB) and native 1366x768 res.

Game doesn't support widescreen. You can edit the games INI but this doesn't work (espically for 1366x768) because the HUD and other things within the game don't display properly. There is a guide here at widescreengamingforum. It also has HUD edits so when you get your resolution you add the HUD edits and the game is suppose to be playable. I have followed the guide but am now stuck here (just read the bold text):

"If KOTOR is run at standard widescreen resolutions below 1440x900 it will either crash, or dialog text will be missing (preventing the player from responding to conversations and rendering the game unplayable). For users of 720p HDTVs or 1360x768 displays, I suggest setting up a custom resolution of 1530x864 (the closest resolution that runs ok) and using video card scaling to downscale this to your native resolution. You would then patch KOTOR to use 1530x864 based on the instructions above, not 1360x768. Files have been provided for this resolution. Setting up custom resolutions can be a troublesome process and varies from driver to driver, ask around on video card enthusiast forums for instructions on how to create custom resolutions with your video card if you do not know how to do this."

I followed the guide and the game now surprisingly runs at 1530x864 on my 1366x768 laptop but if you can imagine the games right side and bottom are cut off. I just need help downscaling the game to keep its 1530x864 res to fit in my 1366x768. I'd like to avoid 3rd party programs but after looking through the ATI catalyst center, avoiding 3rd party apps might be impossible.

Following the catalyst center help file doesn't help because it gives me instructions to scaling options that just aren't there.
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Thanks ATI fans!
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go to catalyst control center and change scaling options.
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I've gone through the entire advance catalyst center and have found nothing for scaling.
    
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Originally Posted by Damarious25;13308577 
I've gone through the entire advance catalyst center and have found nothing for scaling.

then your GPU doesn't support it. nothing you can do other than run in windowed mode.
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Theres no work around? Is there a program I can download that can attempt a downscale and setup a profile for the kotor.exe? Is there any unofficial ATI drivers for ATI mobility cards?
    
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Theres no work around? Is there a program I can download that can attempt a downscale and setup a profile for the kotor.exe? Is there any unofficial ATI drivers for ATI mobility cards?

not that i can think of.
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