Boot Camp, 17" MBP and non-widescreen games?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by majordude, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. majordude macrumors 68020

    majordude

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    I just installed BC 1.4 and have some older games I like to play. They are standard (non-widescreen).

    While booted into Windows, is there a way to have it center and put black bars on the sides instead of stretching the images and distorting them?
     
  2. mainomega macrumors 6502

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    my independent LCDs stretch only specific resolutions (ie. 1280x1024) and display other ones untouched (ei. 1440x900). I would play around and see if it does that
     
  3. Tracer macrumors 6502

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    Your best chance is to play the game in a Windowed Mode.

    Any older games in full-screen WILL stretch the picture.

    Tracer
     
  4. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Sometimes you can change settings. Do a search for the game. For example, you can modify the shortcut in battlefield 2/2142 to get widescreen support.
     
  5. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

    majordude

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    It must have to do with video drivers. I had an XP that it had the option to center and black bar standard mode screens. That was an nVidia I think.

    By the way, Madden 2008 (which supports wide screen modes now... 1680 x 1050 x 32) looks FREAKING AWESOME on my 17" MBP!!! :D
     

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