Pillarbox 4:3 on OS 9?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Nermal, May 24, 2012.

  1. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    #1
    Hi,

    I'm running OS 9.2.2 on my Blue and White, and have a 16:10 display connected, which works fine at native resolution. However, some older games force 640x480, and they get stretched horizontally to fill the screen.

    Is it possible to force a 4:3 aspect so that everything is the correct shape? It does depend on the game, but in many cases I'd prefer to have black pillars on the sides instead of everything being stretched.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Does your display not have that feature? My displays have a menu that let me change them to 4:3 and put black on the edges.
     
  3. Nermal thread starter Moderator

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    I had never even thought to look at the settings on the display itself :)

    Thanks for the suggestion, I'll take a look once I get home.
     
  4. Nermal thread starter Moderator

    Nermal

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    Well, there doesn't seem to be an option... although it's hard to say for sure because this display (an AOC) has the worst UI imaginable :(
     

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