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Windows 7: CounterStrike:Source Resolution problem

02 Sep 2009   #21
billybest

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

He said he is more comfortable with playing at a lower resolution. Most likely because he has been playing with it for a long time.

I have played Counter-Strike 1.6 competitively, and many people worry about resolution. I have yet to see a top competitive CS/CSS player use a resolution larger than 1024x768. I use the lower resolutions too just because I seem to register better (although it might be "just in my head.") and I can maintain constant 100fps on any resolution.

Now to answer the OP's question: Do you have an NVIDIA or ATI graphic card? If you do have a NVIDIA card, you can go into your NVIDIA Control Panel. Then on the left side click "Adjust desktop size and position." Then select one of the options:

Use NVIDIA scaling: This MIGHT remove the black bars (never tested this)
Use NVIDIA scaling with fixed-aspect ratio: This will add black bars in order to maintain proper aspect-ratio
Use my displays' built-in scaling: This removes black bars and stretches your screen to match your monitor
Do not scale: This SHOULD be the same as above

NOTE: I only found these to work in XP. In Windows 7, it seems to automatically go to "Use my display's built-in scaling," and has black bars by default. You can give it a try to see if it works. I don't think the NVIDIA drivers are perfected for Windows 7, hence why the scaling options seem to be glitchy.

ANOTHER NOTE: I play with the black bars. I think all or most of the "top caliber" gamers play with black bars if they have a widescreen monitor. I THINK the stretched screen (4:3 resolution on a 16:10 monitor) makes the left and right sensitivity slower than the up and down sensitivity when moving with the mouse. I would recommend playing with the black bars (only when playing CS/CSS of course if you want to use the 800x600 resolution.)


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02 Sep 2009   #22
matt332

Windows7
 
 

"This is where the black bars come into play.
Rather than stretching the low res image across the whole screen, it shows the image in its native resolution by covering the rest of the screen with black bars, thus everything still stays perfectly sharp and clear. This is practically the same as playing the game at that lower resolution but in windowed mode, only in windowed mode you also see the rest of windows interface around the game window, whereas with black bars you only see the game."


is there any way to fix this? so it would just stretch?



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02 Sep 2009   #23
matt332

Windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matt332 View Post

ive looked into this and found a few solutions with the flat panel scaling
although i dont have this in my nvidia control panel under display

PLEASE HELP!!
this is all i have http://img2.imageshack.us/i/adjustdesktopsize.jpg/
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02 Sep 2009   #24
billybest

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matt332 View Post
something which may help im not sure my graphics driver cd doesnt work on windows 7 it just says this is not an xfx official product or something along the lines of that, and im not sure if its that :?
I would recommend using the latest official NVIDIA drivers. They are usually more updated and work better. They can be found here: Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7

and make sure you uninstall your previous drivers properly using Driver Sweeper (better to be safe):
DOWNLOAD: http://phyxion.net/Download-document/14-Installer
INSTRUCTIONS: Phyxion.net | How to use | Driver Sweeper | Products | Products

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02 Sep 2009   #25
billybest

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matt332 View Post
this is all i have Imageshack - adjustdesktopsize
It is probably like that because you have the XFX Drivers. Try the NVIDIA drivers from my previous post.
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02 Sep 2009   #26
icoola77

Windows 7 Home Basic 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matt332 View Post

something which may help im not sure my graphics driver cd doesnt work on windows 7 it just says this is not an xfx official product or something along the lines of that, and im not sure if its that :?
The drivers on the cd that you got with the graphics card are outdated and probaby incompatible with Windows 7.
You need to download the latest nvidia drivers for windows 7, from NVIDIA's site

NVIDIA DRIVERS 190.62 WHQL 32bit

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02 Sep 2009   #27
matt332

Windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billybest View Post
I would recommend using the latest official NVIDIA drivers. They are usually more updated and work better. They can be found here: Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7

and make sure you uninstall your previous drivers properly using Driver Sweeper (better to be safe):
DOWNLOAD: http://phyxion.net/Download-document/14-Installer
INSTRUCTIONS: Phyxion.net | How to use | Driver Sweeper | Products | Products

Sorry if I'm not allowed to post links. Remove them if I'm not allowed!
what should i be removing nvidia chipset? im not sure
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02 Sep 2009   #28
billybest

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matt332 View Post
what should i be removing nvidia chipset? im not sure
Remove PhysX and Graphics? (all of the NVIDIA except chipset). Don't remove the chipset! That's one of your motherboard drivers.
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02 Sep 2009   #29
matt332

Windows7
 
 

just realised had to reinstall it
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02 Sep 2009   #30
matt332

Windows7
 
 

i have deleted all nvidia drivers other than chipset i run install and it says i am running a 34 bit uninstaller on a 64bit os yet when it goes into the installer it says i am running windows7 64bit installed on the wrong OS WTFFFFF

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