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#2957247 - 02/12/10 06:29 PM How to set up for widescreen?  
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I used to know all this stuff but forgot,,how can I get it to use 1920x1080


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#2967112 - 02/26/10 11:06 PM Re: How to set up for widescreen? [Re: Warbirds]  
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I'm not aware of any workaround for widescreen monitors. I would like to run it in 1920 x 1200 which is my screens native resolution. The highest setting in the config is 1600 x 1200 I think which stretches weird on the widescreen.


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#2967526 - 02/27/10 05:21 PM Re: How to set up for widescreen? [Re: Conrad B]  
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I was running widescreen a couple years ago but forgot how,,,it was running at 1080p


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#2973522 - 03/09/10 11:54 PM Re: How to set up for widescreen? [Re: Warbirds]  
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I recently re-installed this puppy just for old-times' sake and managed to get it to run in Widescreen resolutions - but there's a catch...
  1. Open your Registry Editor
  2. Navigate to:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microprose\B17\General
  3. Double-Click on the "DisplayMode" entry in the right-hand window
  4. Change it to something like:
    • 1920x1080 32bpp 60Hz
  5. Click OK, and then close your Registry Editor


As mentioned above, the only caveat is the fact that the game has a lot of issues when rendering the top & bottom portions of the screen when the display ratio isn't 4:3 (Widescreens are usually 16:10 or 16:9). This means that when you are in-game you can't mouse up to the top or bottom of the screen to move around the compartments/crew at all. You can of course still use the keyboard shortcuts to do this.

I haven't found a workaround - mainly because I'm pretty sure the only way to completely resolve the issue is to hex-edit the game code. My 24" 1920 x 1080 LCD doesn't scale 1600 x 1200 very well so I'm sort-of still in the process of finding the 'sweet spot'.


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#2973765 - 03/10/10 09:43 AM Re: How to set up for widescreen? [Re: No457_Squog]  
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Still interested here.Look forward to your findings.


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#2974177 - 03/10/10 09:40 PM Re: How to set up for widescreen? [Re: Chucky]  
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I've been having some luck with 1280x960 - seems to scale alright on my 24".


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