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I am playing an excellent game from back in 2001, its called "Red Faction". I'm sure many of you have heard of the series. Well anyway, 1024 is the highest the resolution will go. And I have heard of people forcing higher resolutions on games that didn't allow for it in their settings. How is this done? I know that I can just go to the Nvidia control panel and set it there, but I don't have a lot of experience doing this, so I wouldn't have any confirmation that it was actually running at 1920x1080.
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Some games will let you edit configuration files to force a higher res, or run a patcher that does something similar. Not sure if there's anything for Red Faction; let me check.

Edit: This is all I can find, but the comments say it messes with the HUD. You'll have to try it and see what it looks like.

Edit2: Also found this.
Edited by PiERiT - 8/1/11 at 9:11pm
    
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Make sure you patched the game if it's not through Steam.

There should be an ini somewhere you can edit in the games directory, or in my documents.

Regardless, it is a vert - game, but, at least its not stretched.

http://widescreengamingforum.com/dr/...n-pure-faction
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thanks for the replies. Yeah I went ahead and used purefaction, it works great. But it makes me wonder... most of the time, does increasing the res even have a positive effect? I mean the games were created for the res that they were made for. So I wonder if it can really help at all.
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If you can get it too run in your monitors native resolution, it will look great.

1080p 16:9 monitors werent the norm in 2001, 14" 1024x768 4:3 CRT's were.
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Yeah but how do most people usually go about this? By modifying the ini file? Is that the typical way?
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for old dumb games (yes dumb, because games like tomb raider2, max payne 1 you can change the res no matter what)

there are 2 ways to change the res:
-editing .ini or cfg if the game has it
-http://widescreengamingforum.com
-some others unofficial patch
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