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Windows 7: Game problems with games running in squares

29 Jul 2010   #1
Jirxcs

windows 7
 
 
Game problems with games running in squares

Ok. A few of my games always run in squares even though i have a widescreen laptop. It is a new Hp with 1366x768 resolution. When I run Starcraft it runs in a box with black lines on the two sides. Also when I run Spore it does the same thing. I don't know how to fix it and make it run full screen.


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29 Jul 2010   #2
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Do your games have video settings you can change? The Sims 2 is the same way unless you change the video settings to a widescreen resolution.
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30 Jul 2010   #3
Jirxcs

windows 7
 
 

I have changed the settings in Spore but it still plays in a box for some reason and starcraft doesn't have any video settings.
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30 Jul 2010   #4
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Those games were designed to be played on a 4:3 aspect ratio screen, so they might not have that capability. I'm afraid that I can't think of a way to stretch the picture, so its one of those annoyances we have to deal with in life. Sorry I couldn't help you fix the problem.
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30 Jul 2010   #5
Jirxcs

windows 7
 
 

That's ok. Thank you for your advice. At least I know that there is no way to change it.
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