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I read this thread and it's confusing how wrong this thread is.
Get a 16:10 monitor and and set the game to 16:10 and it'l look just like it does on a 4:3 but with bigger ingame view on the sides.
Or just buy a 5:4 even the negative form of wide if going from a 4:3...
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Both my monitor (sceptre 22" gamer) and my Vid card (8800GTX) allow a game to be run in a lower resolution without stretching. Without a video card driver that would allow it, this monitor can be set to Aspect: Native or Aspect: Stretch. Setting it to native means that if you are running an 800x600 program, it will only light up the 800x600 pixels in the middle of the screen so it doesn't stretch. With the nvidia control panel, you can also adjust this setting, it's called scaling, and will let you run your games at native resolution without stretching or quality degradation.
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Both my monitor (sceptre 22" gamer) and my Vid card (8800GTX) allow a game to be run in a lower resolution without stretching. Without a video card driver that would allow it, this monitor can be set to Aspect: Native or Aspect: Stretch. Setting it to native means that if you are running an 800x600 program, it will only light up the 800x600 pixels in the middle of the screen so it doesn't stretch. With the nvidia control panel, you can also adjust this setting, it's called scaling, and will let you run your games at native resolution without stretching or quality degradation.
Thanks, that's pretty much all I really wanted to know, I don't see the option in the drivers but I think it'll show up after a wide-screen is detected won't it?
Thanks a lot for the help.

EDIT: It's probably just my drivers, using the tweakforce ones, I guess I might have to go back to normal nvidia ones.
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in the nvidia control panel under "change flat panel scaling"
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in the nvidia control panel under "change flat panel scaling"
Thats the option that I was just going to say.
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I still don't see it but it's probably because I'm still on my crt and using tweakforce, so if I get the new monitor I'll just change my drivers, thanks again everyone .
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no problem, enjoy your new monitor
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My two cents... don't get widescreen.


Did you try a widescreen (friend? maybe someone elses at a Lanparty?) I would not spend money on a widescreen if you think you only *might* like it (but likely not). Thus , I agree with the earlier suggestion that a 17" 4:3 is your best choice.

Do note that unlike a CRT, an LCD looks horrible if you're not playing on it's native resolution (which is 1280 x 1024 for a 17" 4:3, and higher when the monitor gets larger)
    
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My two cents... don't get widescreen.


Did you try a widescreen (friend? maybe someone elses at a Lanparty?) I would not spend money on a widescreen if you think you only *might* like it (but likely not). Thus , I agree with the earlier suggestion that a 17" 4:3 is your best choice.

Do note that unlike a CRT, an LCD looks horrible if you're not playing on it's native resolution (which is 1280 x 1024 for a 17" 4:3, and higher when the monitor gets larger)
I tried my friends for a little bit, I didn't like it at it's resolution, and his 800x600 was stretched, so I really am not sure, but sometimes I feel like wide-screen would be better for the way I multi-task on the desktop. Plus most of the LCD's @ 2ms are pretty much wide-screen only, and the rest are from brand names I've never heard of (talking about the monitors on Newegg).
The only problem I think I might have will be getting used to 2ms, I'd rather have 0ms.
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I tried my friends for a little bit, I didn't like it at it's resolution, and his 800x600 was stretched, so I really am not sure, but sometimes I feel like wide-screen would be better for the way I multi-task on the desktop. Plus most of the LCD's @ 2ms are pretty much wide-screen only, and the rest are from brand names I've never heard of (talking about the monitors on Newegg).
The only problem I think I might have will be getting used to 2ms, I'd rather have 0ms.
You do realize that anything faster than 8ms can't be noticed by the human eye?
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