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Windows 7: Can't play games on fullscreen

08 Aug 2009   #41
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Could this option only be available if you connect via DVI and not VGA?


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08 Aug 2009   #42
17mayis

windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Glyde62 View Post
Found a fix if you using Nvidia,Go to Nvidia Control Panel and under Adjust Desktop Size and Position select Use Nvidia Scaling.
thanx alot man that helped me and full screen now +rep
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08 Aug 2009   #43
Glyde62

 
 

Glad i could help u out
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09 Aug 2009   #44
SanityKills

Windows 7/XP
 
 

Same problem here. I do not have the option for nVidia scaling because a CRT is being detected as opposed to my Dell FPW2405 24" LCD. The probable cause of this is because I am running through a VGA KVM switch. Of course, I never had this issue with Windows XP on my 8800 nVidia card.

Windows 7 does not allow the driver installation of my Dell monitor. It keeps noting that the Generic driver is the best driver.

I can't very well bypass my KVM switch which would defeat the purpose of having the KVM in the first place.

Any ideas?
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02 Oct 2009   #45
naast

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

I'm experiencing the same problem (on a laptop, and using a ATI Mobility Radeon 4500 series)
I have the latest drivers (if this can help)

There is a solution for Nvidia owners, but I didn't find any for ATI users.

(Sorry for bringing this thread back to life)

EDIT: I have this problem with games, but also with my desktop's resolution. It has to be 1440*900 to use the whole screen. If I put anything smaller, black bars appear on the sides.

PS: I'm French so excuse my English.
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02 Oct 2009   #46
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

naast, welcome to the forums.

Assuming you have the CCC (Catalyst Control Center) installed try this,

TR Forums • View topic - ATI aspect ratio scaling fix: Windows 7 + Catalyst 9.8
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02 Oct 2009   #47
naast

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Quote:
naast, welcome to the forums.
Thanks

And thanks for the quick answer. That solved my problem, and I think I would have never found this alone!
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05 Oct 2009   #48
pat30724

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I can say its working like a charm!

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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 W7 (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 W7 RTM and Catalyst 9.8 drivers.
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20 Oct 2009   #49
jaloppi

win 7
 
 

- 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!

im going nuts, Im in catalyst control centre trying to find graphics at the top left and theres nothing, using catalyst 9.8 on my laptop
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21 Oct 2009   #50
pat30724

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

its really there. I have set it my self..
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