Screen Settings while playing games are too big


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redmeme34
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I am running XP and my screen resolution is at 1024 x 768 pixels. I noticed that when I play a game that takes up the whole screen like azada or anything like that it is too big for my screen. I tried changing the resolution to the smallest setting, but it didn't change anything. When I change the game to "window" view its too small and annoying.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

 

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Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Screen Settings while playing games are too big
i have this problem too but with my xbox 360. when i first played the game. it gave me the oppertunity to adjust my screen to the tv. but now that im playing on a smaller tv i cant re-adjust the screen. ive looked all over the games option but can't find it pleaaaseeee help????
joel (not verified)
Re: Screen Settings while playing games are too big
hey guys i have a vista my screen takes up the whole thing when i try to play games like halo trial and dow dark crusade trying to use xfire is neer imposible do to the programs being on different screens any help here?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Screen Settings while playing games are too big

Try some alternate Compatability settings.  Find the game's exe file or shortcut, right-click on it and choose Properties.  You should see a Compatibility tab.  Here you can choose settings to run the program in different modes.  Your particular issue might be resolved by choosing the 640 resolution.  If that doesn't do it, try running in XP mode.

Stevie
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Re: Screen Settings while playing games are too big

You reinstalled Windows recently and the game worked like you wanted before the reinstall.  I think you may be using the standard default VGA graphics driver that Windows put in which may not be capable of the resolution the game needs.  Find out what graphics adapter (video card) you have and install the latest drivers for it.

If you don't know how to find out what graphics adapter you have, Everest Free Edition is a great utility that among other things, will identify your installed hardware.  That's half the battle.  The other thing to do is to go to the mfg's website and get the driver package if the driver CD didn't come with your PC.

That's all I can do without having it here and banging on it with a stapler. Smile

redmeme34
Member for 6 years 23 weeks
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Re: Screen Settings while playing games are too big

The windows were at their smallest/ resolution at its highest I tried that and it didn't change anything for my games.

There are two using different environment views one is full screen which you do not see the tray with the start menu and date and such. Second being window view where the game is put into a window box that you can min and maximize, but you can not resize them. 

I am trying to get the full screen view to fit into my screen, and I thought it was just one game but I noticed it on several games. I tried restarting with new settings but that did nothing.

I reinstalled windows a couple of weeks ago, but prior to that I did not have this problem.  

animestrinity
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Re: Screen Settings while playing games are too big

Unless I'm understanding wrong what you meant by 'smallest', you should put your resolution on the highest setting for smaller images... so you might want to try that...

and by window view... is there no way to make the size of the window bigger? like by dragging a corner? 

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