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Windows 7: CounterStrike:Source Resolution problem

27 Oct 2009   #51


anyone still having this problem, just open Launch options on CounterStrike:Source and put in -freq 75 hit ok,

restart game and it will be fixed, enjoy

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27 Oct 2009   #52

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

I am running CSS and HL2DM without any problem.
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27 Oct 2009   #53

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

This thread seems helpful for this problem

Can't play games on fullscreen

If you have a ATI driver;

As some of you who may noticed (those who
have widescreen panels and are into retro-gaming or play games at anything other than your desktop resolution), there's a bug in the ATI drivers for Windows 7 (maybe Vista, don't know) that disables scaling and doesn't let you pick any scaling options. Thus we're stuck into Flattenedville any time the resolution is not widescreen.

Here's the fix:

- Set your resolution to anything below your usual resolution.
- Hit the CCC
- Top left, click "Graphics", and "Desktops & Displays" on the pulldown menu.
- For your desired display, click the little black triangle in the bottom part of the screen, on the LITTLE picture, not the BIG one, and click "Configure".
- The scaling options will now be selectable, check the "Enable GPU scaling" box and select "Maintain aspect ratio". Hit Apply.
- Set your old resolution back. Even though the forementioned scaling controls are greyed out and you can actually see "Scale image to full panel size" grey-selected, don't worry.
- Go play your games!

Tested under Windows 7 RTM and Catalyst 9.8 drivers.
Unfortunatley this didn't work for me but hopefully it might help someone.

It's too bad about this "black bars" games problem. I've had no other problems with W7 other than this.
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31 Oct 2009   #54

windows 7 home premium 64bit

thanks alot, this worked for me. Altohugh i didnot have the "enable gpu scaling box)
i was ableto choose from 3 different choices (aspect ratio, full screen, and centered)
I picked the full screen and then changed back to my old resolution. It worked like a charm. I use a crappy ati radeon 32000 512m for anyone that wants to know.
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15 Nov 2009   #55

Windows 7
Playing games in Windows 7 at full screen widescreen.

How do I do this? I right clicked on the executable but did not find any "shortcut TAB". What am I missing?
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24 Nov 2009   #56

Windows 7

hey i have same problem my normal resolution is 1680x1050 and on counter strike source on vista it said resolution 1024x768 Normal(4:3) and this was just right for me. when playing cs:s the size was perfect but when i upgraded to windows 7 my resolution messed up and i had big black bars on the side. also everything went smaller
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24 Nov 2009   #57


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matt332 View Post
anyone still having this problem, just open Launch options on CounterStrike:Source and put in -freq 75 hit ok,

restart game and it will be fixed, enjoy
im afraid its not always good to do that, as you may cause damage to some monitors this way.
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22 Oct 2011   #58

window 7 premium 32 bit
cs source problem

can anyone help me with my problem, how come i cant see the character of cs but i can see the maps, all i can see is graphic stirpes, i already plyed cs b4 but unlike this new version i cant see my char and the others..
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