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stretching resolutions
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How do I stretch a 4:3 resolution over my entire monitor? Doing it through options only makes it occupy half the screen.

How do I stretch a 4:3 resolution over my entire monitor? Doing it through options only makes it occupy half the screen.
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-w WIDTH -h HEIGHT
in launch options for example -w 1024 -h 768

-w WIDTH -h HEIGHT
in launch options for example -w 1024 -h 768
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if I do that, it just creates black bars on the sides of the screen, unless there's something else I needed to put in settings

if I do that, it just creates black bars on the sides of the screen, unless there's something else I needed to put in settings
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try -noborder

try -noborder
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Tip of the Hats
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Have to adjust scaling options in your video card drivers.

Have to adjust scaling options in your video card drivers.
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#6
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I totally thought you were talking about not sticking to your new year's resolutions or something...

I totally thought you were talking about not sticking to your new year's resolutions or something...
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ninja edit: fixed

ninja edit: fixed
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I know this is 2 years old, but I'm trying to play 4:3 stretched 1024 x 768 in tf2 (640 x 480 in cs). Changed my desktop res to 1024 x 768 and still both games have the black bars on the side. I probably sound really stupid saying this, can anyone help?

I know this is 2 years old, but I'm trying to play 4:3 stretched 1024 x 768 in tf2 (640 x 480 in cs). Changed my desktop res to 1024 x 768 and still both games have the black bars on the side. I probably sound really stupid saying this, can anyone help?
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#9
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https://gyazo.com/6d89d6fc7bdcfd4cf69ec831138e3d5d

https://gyazo.com/6d89d6fc7bdcfd4cf69ec831138e3d5d
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I had that on before, it only stretches on desktop though :(

I had that on before, it only stretches on desktop though :(
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MaclinI had that on before, it only stretches on desktop though :(

these options worked for me to stretch it other wise games stayed with blackbars

http://i.imgur.com/ssUDM57.png?1

[quote=Maclin]I had that on before, it only stretches on desktop though :([/quote]

these options worked for me to stretch it other wise games stayed with blackbars

[img]http://i.imgur.com/ssUDM57.png?1[/img]
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If you have nvidia you go into the control panel while your in game and go to "adjust desktop size and position". Change your scaling to full-screen and click "override scaling modes set by games". Now save and go back to your game and it should be stretched. If you have Intel graphics its the same process but with your Intel graphics control panel.

If you have nvidia you go into the control panel while your in game and go to "adjust desktop size and position". Change your scaling to full-screen and click "override scaling modes set by games". Now save and go back to your game and it should be stretched. If you have Intel graphics its the same process but with your Intel graphics control panel.
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manngoIf you have nvidia you go into the control panel while your in game and go to "adjust desktop size and position". Change your scaling to full-screen and click "override scaling modes set by games". Now save and go back to your game and it should be stretched. If you have Intel graphics its the same process but with your Intel graphics control panel.

what to do if i have intel hd graphics?
edit: omg im so stupid i didnt read whole text sry

[quote=manngo]If you have nvidia you go into the control panel while your in game and go to "adjust desktop size and position". Change your scaling to full-screen and click "override scaling modes set by games". Now save and go back to your game and it should be stretched. If you have Intel graphics its the same process but with your Intel graphics control panel.[/quote]
what to do if i have intel hd graphics?
edit: omg im so stupid i didnt read whole text sry
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Rotten_Mindwhat to do if i have intel hd graphics?

https://puu.sh/sApLa/a237db7b27.png

[quote=Rotten_Mind]
what to do if i have intel hd graphics?[/quote]

[img]https://puu.sh/sApLa/a237db7b27.png[/img]
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pazerRotten_Mindwhat to do if i have intel hd graphics?
https://puu.sh/sApLa/a237db7b27.png

lol, there's no button

[quote=pazer][quote=Rotten_Mind]
what to do if i have intel hd graphics?[/quote]

[img]https://puu.sh/sApLa/a237db7b27.png[/img][/quote]
lol, there's no button
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Rotten_MindpazerRotten_Mindwhat to do if i have intel hd graphics?
https://puu.sh/sApLa/a237db7b27.png
lol, there's no button

This works for me on windows 8.1. basically for some backwards reason you don't get scaling options unless you use a 4:3 monitor res but you can just change it to 4:3, turn on scaling, go back to the native screen res and it will still enable scaling for any 4:3 game like TF2

Go here

http://puu.sh/sAKe1/1598b1acf5.png

change to 1024x768 or whatever 4:3 option the slider will give you. You'll now have a monitor res that's 4:3. Select Keep Changes if a window pops up

http://puu.sh/sAKhx/eda846de4d.png

Click the Advanced Settings and change the scaling to Scale Full Screen. Now your monitor will scale the 4:3 res so you should already see the scaling happening if you did things correctly up to this point

http://puu.sh/sAKkd/649c76ee25.png

Now close Advanced Settings and change back to your native resolution

http://puu.sh/sAKtJ/b3bfdbc77b.png

Now you can enjoy scaling in videogames. If you want to disable it again you'll have to go through the same steps (change monitor res to a 4:3 res, open advanced options, disable/enable scaling, change monitor res back to original res)

[quote=Rotten_Mind][quote=pazer][quote=Rotten_Mind]
what to do if i have intel hd graphics?[/quote]

[img]https://puu.sh/sApLa/a237db7b27.png[/img][/quote]
lol, there's no button[/quote]
This works for me on windows 8.1. basically for some backwards reason you don't get scaling options unless you use a 4:3 monitor res but you can just change it to 4:3, turn on scaling, go back to the native screen res and it will still enable scaling for any 4:3 game like TF2

Go here
[img]http://puu.sh/sAKe1/1598b1acf5.png[/img]

change to 1024x768 or whatever 4:3 option the slider will give you. You'll now have a monitor res that's 4:3. Select Keep Changes if a window pops up
[img]http://puu.sh/sAKhx/eda846de4d.png[/img]

Click the Advanced Settings and change the scaling to Scale Full Screen. Now your monitor will scale the 4:3 res so you should already see the scaling happening if you did things correctly up to this point
[img]http://puu.sh/sAKkd/649c76ee25.png[/img]

Now close Advanced Settings and change back to your native resolution
[img]http://puu.sh/sAKtJ/b3bfdbc77b.png[/img]

Now you can enjoy scaling in videogames. If you want to disable it again you'll have to go through the same steps (change monitor res to a 4:3 res, open advanced options, disable/enable scaling, change monitor res back to original res)
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#17
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how does one do this on AMD (catalyst)

how does one do this on AMD (catalyst)
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flatlinehow does one do this on AMD (catalyst)

I'm assuming it's the same process for tf2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JfaHdappaE

[quote=flatline]how does one do this on AMD (catalyst)[/quote]

I'm assuming it's the same process for tf2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JfaHdappaE
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This is super old, but can anyone recommend a third-party stretch program? I'm using a laptop (ASUS ROG G501) and do not have options to stretch aspect-ratio in my drivers.

This is super old, but can anyone recommend a third-party stretch program? I'm using a laptop (ASUS ROG G501) and do not have options to stretch aspect-ratio in my drivers.
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ppaleunThis is super old, but can anyone recommend a third-party stretch program? I'm using a laptop (ASUS ROG G501) and do not have options to stretch aspect-ratio in my drivers.

If you have an AMD or Nvidia, there's most likely a way to stretch your resolution. Judging by your specs, you have an nvidia gpu, just right click on the desktop, and you can find the nvidia control panel there

http://image.prntscr.com/image/f1cb8e40884141089f188cf6fb4402ea.png

[quote=ppaleun]This is super old, but can anyone recommend a third-party stretch program? I'm using a laptop (ASUS ROG G501) and do not have options to stretch aspect-ratio in my drivers.[/quote]

If you have an AMD or Nvidia, there's most likely a way to stretch your resolution. Judging by your specs, you have an nvidia gpu, just right click on the desktop, and you can find the nvidia control panel there [img]http://image.prntscr.com/image/f1cb8e40884141089f188cf6fb4402ea.png[/img]
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I have an nvidia gpu yes, but my nvidia control panel has no options for scaling as normally found (i have previously had nvidia gpu's)

I have an nvidia gpu yes, but my nvidia control panel has no options for scaling as normally found (i have previously had nvidia gpu's)
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try updating your drivers. what gfx card do you have

try updating your drivers. what gfx card do you have
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will do- ive got the 960m

will do- ive got the 960m
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i know this is old but.. here's my video tutorial for intel / laptops for you guys.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnHj8QnaEOw

i know this is old but.. here's my video tutorial for intel / laptops for you guys.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnHj8QnaEOw
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#25
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Actually, if you have Nvidia -m series GPU in your laptop, your drivers just don't have an option to stretch the resolution regardless of the version. I have no idea why, but even some of the very latest Nvidia mobile GPU drivers are still missing that very important feature. Since this thread was necro'd anyway, I'll post an actual solution to the problem.

- Download Hotkey Resolution Changer https://funk.eu/hrc/
- Make a hotkey to change your resolution to whatever you'll be using in game
- Set resolution from the launch options (e.g "-full -w 1024 -h 768")
- Launch the game, hit that key. Boom, it's working. If it doesn't, try setting your resolution to your actual desktop one and then change it back.

I wasted a couple of weeks looking for ways to stretch the game without having to use integated gpu, I hope it helps. I'm not sure how this program works, you don't usually even have to launch it again. It's been working for me for like 2 years (only had to redownload and use it once after some driver updates).

Actually, if you have Nvidia -m series GPU in your laptop, your drivers just don't have an option to stretch the resolution regardless of the version. I have no idea why, but even some of the very latest Nvidia mobile GPU drivers are still missing that very important feature. Since this thread was necro'd anyway, I'll post an actual solution to the problem.

- Download Hotkey Resolution Changer https://funk.eu/hrc/
- Make a hotkey to change your resolution to whatever you'll be using in game
- Set resolution from the launch options (e.g "-full -w 1024 -h 768")
- Launch the game, hit that key. Boom, it's working. If it doesn't, try setting your resolution to your actual desktop one and then change it back.

I wasted a couple of weeks looking for ways to stretch the game without having to use integated gpu, I hope it helps. I'm not sure how this program works, you don't usually even have to launch it again. It's been working for me for like 2 years (only had to redownload and use it once after some driver updates).
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