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Windows 7: Windows 7 ATI fullscreen problem

23 Apr 2010   #1
jedislayer5000

 
Windows 7 ATI fullscreen problem

i have researched this for hours and have not come up with any good results, i have an ati mobility radeon hd5650 graphics card with windows 7 and when i play some pc games two of them being star wars kotor 1 and 2 i get these black bars on the sides of the screen which didnt happen with windows vista.. ive tried going into the ccc control panel and changing the displays to "fullscreen" and ive changed my laptops native resolution (which is 1920 x 1080) and so far no success whatsoever... also i changed the resolution of the game from the game and 1280 x 1024 is the largest which has a little window inside my screen with the game in it, btw im playing on an acer aspire 8942g with 18.4" screen. any help would be greatly appreciated


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24 Apr 2010   #2
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Open CCC > Click GRAPHICS tab at top left > Select DESKTOPS & DISPLAYS > Right click the monitor at the bottom right and select configure > Select SCALE IMAGE TO FULL PANEL SIZE


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24 Apr 2010   #3
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jedislayer5000 View Post
when i play some pc games two of them being star wars kotor 1 and 2 i get these black bars on the sides of the screen
Have a look at this post - Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues, specifically #9 (Adjust your display settings) and see if these apply to your game(s)?

Good luck.
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25 Apr 2010   #4
jedislayer5000

 

thanks for the responses, i have already set it to fullscreen in ccc (pic) and the games that im trying to get fullscreen dont have any advanced graphics options like left 4 dead etc they just have 800 x 600, 1024 x 728, 1200 x 1024 resolutions all of which are a box in the middle of the screen and not being stretched
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27 Apr 2010   #5
jedislayer5000

 

bump. anyone have any answers?
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28 Apr 2010   #6
Techguystu

Microsoft windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Try updating your graphics card for better graphics n responce
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28 Apr 2010   #7
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jedislayer5000 View Post
they just have 800 x 600, 1024 x 728, 1200 x 1024 resolutions all of which are a box in the middle of the screen and not being stretched
Are you trying to run the game at 1920 x1080?

If you are, that's not going to work since the resolutions you posted are the only resolutions the game supports. Since your screen resolution (1920 x1080) is greater than the games highest resolution, the game will be "boxed".

You could try lowering your screen's resolution to match the game. Or... you could try and hack to games .ini file to include higher resolutions, but that will require a bit of research on your part.

Good luck.

What game is it by the way???
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29 Apr 2010   #8
jedislayer5000

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jedislayer5000 View Post
they just have 800 x 600, 1024 x 728, 1200 x 1024 resolutions all of which are a box in the middle of the screen and not being stretched
Are you trying to run the game at 1920 x1080?

If you are, that's not going to work since the resolutions you posted are the only resolutions the game supports. Since your screen resolution (1920 x1080) is greater than the games highest resolution, the game will be "boxed".

You could try lowering your screen's resolution to match the game. Or... you could try and hack to games .ini file to include higher resolutions, but that will require a bit of research on your part.

Good luck.

What game is it by the way???
the game is star wars kotor 1 and 2 and my laptop could somewhow magically with no tweaking whatsoever run it in full screen and it looked good. all my gfx everything is upgraded
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