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The Thing pc game for me won't go any higher than 1600x resolution which on my monitor is makes ugly black side bars on the left and right of the screen. mad.gif
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change aspect ratio from 16:9 to 16:10 in options.
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Originally Posted by calavera;12519368 
change aspect ratio from 16:9 to 16:10 in options.

No aspect ratio is listed in the options. confused.gif

And I tried using my remote for my monitor using p-size but that didn't fix anything.
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You did open the nvidia control panel, correct? Then go into screen resolution. All your potential options will be there. If your resolution is correct on your desktop, then I'll assume you went into the "options' section of the game. If this is the case (and I don't know anything about the "The Thing"), there has to be an option for your screen resolution in the game's settings. Also, make sure your nvidia control panel is set to accept game settings.
Edited by Zmanster - 2/25/11 at 5:23am
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Which game?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IlovetheChosenone;12519324 
The Thing pc game for me won't go any higher than 1600x resolution which on my monitor is makes ugly black side bars on the left and right of the screen. mad.gif

I'd assume you mean this game?

If so, its rather old and may not support that resolution.
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post #7 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fusion Racing;12519450 
I'd assume you mean this game?

If so, its rather old and may not support that resolution.

Isn't there a way to force it tho?
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post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by Zmanster;12519406 
You did open the nvidia control panel, correct? Then go into screen resolution. All your potential options will be there. If your resolution is correct on your desktop, then I'll assume you went into the "options' section of the game. If this is the case (and I don't know anything about the "The Thing"), there has to be an option for your screen resolution in the game's settings. Also, make sure your nvidia control panel is set to accept game settings.

This post made no sense, my computer is at 1920x1200 resolution its just the game doesn't support that resolution but I thought their would be a way for me to force it. This is messed up because I can't play a pc game with black bars, its ugly... frown.gif
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post #9 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by IlovetheChosenone;12519616 
Isn't there a way to force it tho?

Possibly, if you can find a config file that contains the resolution. I did have a quick google to see if there is a fix, but couldn't really find much.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IlovetheChosenone;12519616 
Isn't there a way to force it tho?

No. If a game doesn't have a widescreen option, there's no way to force it short of some unofficial patch.
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because I can't play a pc game with black bars, its ugly

Seriously? How did you live all these years when 4:3 was the dominant aspect ratio?
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