2013 rMBP running Windows 10 on bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Cherrysftw, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. Cherrysftw macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2013
    hey, so I've installed windows 10 and everything looks good. But the reoccuring large resolution problem still exists.

    I've tried messing with the scaling/resolution settings but the best I get is a blurry result.

    Once the windows was first installed, it looked great and clear but as soon as the drivers from bootcamp installed it became enlarged.

    Anyone got a fix for this? Cheers
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    Ok further messing around suggests that 200% magnified and the highest resolution looks best.

    But im not too sure what all this means. Will 200% cause problems at all? How can I get it to match OSX the closest?
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    It's worth noting I wish to play Runescape and GTA san andreas on a 13.3" macbook.
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Scaling in windows is inferior to that of OS X. I had to mess with a mixture of resolution changes and magnification settings. Go into Display Settings->Advanced to adjust the resolution to something that might work best.

    I have a nice balance on my 5k iMac and I'm happy with the results
  3. doynton macrumors 6502

    Oct 19, 2014
    When you install bootcamp drivers it sets the scaling to 200% (which matches the default retina resolution on OSX) but also sets a custom resolution. You should turn this off in Windows settings which you have already done by the sound of it if you have been messing around with scaling.

    Set scaling factor to whatever you like - it will not cause any issues at all. I use 125 or 150% on 13" rMBP as I find 200% just too big but then I find the "best for retina" setting on OSX too big as well.

    In earlier versions of Windows 10 there was a problem with blurry fonts especially on older bits of the OS like task scheduler etc. There were workarounds (see http://www.tenforums.com/general-su...lurry-text-windows-post331965.html#post331965) but the latest version of Windows 10 works fine for me - perfectly sharp without needing any messing around.

    I've not played these but I also have a 2013 rMBP and play quite a lot of games on it. Mostly cRPGs - DOS, PoE, Wasteland 2 etc.

    They work well after a fashion. Set the resolution to 1280*800 (the 2013 rMBP doesn't have dedicated graphics and most games are unplayable at the native 2560*1200 resolution). This is the resolution in the game settings and has nothing to do with whatever scaling factor you have set for the OS.

    Turn all the other graphics settings to medium or low (especially shadows) and be prepared for it to get very hot and noisy. Pillars of Eternity was terrible for this but at the moment I'm playing the Divinity Original Sin 2 beta and it works fine - quite nice and smooth and possible to play on your lap without burning yourself. It seems many newer games work better than older ones - I guess they are written more efficiently.

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