iMac game resolutions

Discussion in 'Games' started by pknz, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. pknz macrumors 68020

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    What do you iMac owners or other widescreen gamers use as your resolution for gaming?
    I am having problems playing many games on my iMac as can be seen in this thread http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=163625 I was wondering if the resolution could have something to do with it as the games that are quitting are all graphically intensive
     
  2. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    I've never heard of these problems before or have I experienced them before. For the games, what resolution are you running them at? Maybe you should try turning them down and see how they do then.
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I use 1024 x 640 very often for my games. It's widescreen and it works for me.
     
  4. pknz thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Most games I play I use 1024 x 768 which gives the bars. I just ask this because Jammin Racer unexpectedly at that size but at 1680 x 1050 (native screen resolution) in windowed mode it didn't quit
     
  5. eXan macrumors 601

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    It really sucks that a lot of games do not support widescreen resolutions. For Example KOTOR :mad: It would be sooo much better on widescreen res.! Did u watch in-game cutscenes and movies? Lol they are 2.35:1, so large black bars on the top and on the buttom of the screen + bars at the sides (4:3 ratio)
     
  6. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    UT2004, UT2003, UT, and UT-related games can be modified to work in widescreen mode by changing a text file, as I'm using 1280x768 for those.

    I've not had any luck with other games though, even though some of them work with the PowerBook resolution of 1280x854. I will normally play at a (stretched and ugly) 1024x768.
     
  7. risc macrumors 68030

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    I play games at the native resolution of my monitor so 1680x1050, it a game doesn't support it out of the box or by editing a file or 6 I wont buy it.
     
  8. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    Yes this and 1152 x 720 are good resolutions to play at as long as there's some kind of FSAA.
     

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