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Is it possible to run games (specifically WoW) in fullscreen 1920x1080 resolution on a 1920x1200 display with black bars instead of streched image? My display does not have a preset to change to 16:9. I can run the game in windowed mode but I find it annoying and would rather have fullscreen with black bars on the top and bottom. If I just set the resolution to 1920x1080 in the game, I get a streched image.
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If the display has an OSD then you have to tell it to use the selected input resolution instead of stretching, otherwise if there is no OSD then you're likely stuck as it will always put it to fill as that is how the display is configured.
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Go to your graphics settings (catalyst control centre for AMD, nvidia control panel for nvidia) and find "adjust desktop size and position" in Nvidia's case, not sure what it would be called in catalyst control centre.
There should be options for scaling, either full screen, aspect ratio or no-scaling. Just set it to no scaling and it should be fine.
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Originally Posted by Mike-IRL View Post

Go to your graphics settings (catalyst control centre for AMD, nvidia control panel for nvidia) and find "adjust desktop size and position" in Nvidia's case, not sure what it would be called in catalyst control centre.
There should be options for scaling, either full screen, aspect ratio or no-scaling. Just set it to no scaling and it should be fine.

I'm using Nvidia and nothing happens when I set it to no scaling. I even tried to check the box to override game settings. The settings simply doesn't seem to take effect even after restart of the computer.
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I'm using Nvidia and nothing happens when I set it to no scaling. I even tried to check the box to override game settings. The settings simply doesn't seem to take effect even after restart of the computer.

Did you try setting it to perform scaling on the GPU instead of on the display or vice-versa? There should be an option there to switch between the two.
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Why would you want to run at 1080 instead of 1200? There is an option in WoW to set to 1200...
 
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Why would you want to run at 1080 instead of 1200? There is an option in WoW to set to 1200...

This is what I was thinking. I used to play on a 1680x1050 16-10 display and never had a single problem.
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i played at 1920 x 1200 with no issues either
i suppose of you really want to, you can play it in window mode at 1920 x 1080.
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Originally Posted by Jarv0 View Post

Is it possible to run games (specifically WoW) in fullscreen 1920x1080 resolution on a 1920x1200 display with black bars instead of streched image? My display does not have a preset to change to 16:9. I can run the game in windowed mode but I find it annoying and would rather have fullscreen with black bars on the top and bottom. If I just set the resolution to 1920x1080 in the game, I get a streched image.

probably a bit late, but usually it creates black borders top and bottom
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A late update to this. I mentioned it didn't work when I set it to 'no scaling' and selected GPU scaling in Nvidia Control Panel. Well, doing this caused WoW to be set at a lower refresh rate. Setting it back to 60Hz fixed the problem for me.
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