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Window not stretching to fit screen at lower resolutions.

  1. #11


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Thanks for the advice sygnus, but I actually just solved the issue.

    Turns out the problem was DPI. My laptop defaults at 250% DPI to compensate for the large resolution. Some programs apparently are only set to run at 100% and so don't compensate for it.

    All I have to do is turn down the DPI when I want to play certain games and it fills the screen perfectly.

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  2. #12


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    I see it's solved. DPI hmmm...

    You can also try to disable DPI only for the particular game/program through compatibility mode:

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    That way you won't need to disable and restore 250% DPI, if it looks good for the rest.

    Also, if your main (on cpu) graphics is Intel, you can enable scaling/stretching in the graphics options:

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    Applies to lower than native resolutions.
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  3. #13


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Wyatt View Post
    Thanks for the advice sygnus, but I actually just solved the issue.

    Turns out the problem was DPI. My laptop defaults at 250% DPI to compensate for the large resolution. Some programs apparently are only set to run at 100% and so don't compensate for it.

    All I have to do is turn down the DPI when I want to play certain games and it fills the screen perfectly.
    Yeah I should have mentioned DPI as I saw that in another post I was reading regarding high res screens. Anyway glad you got your issue resolved.

    Looks like this is something I'll have to add to my gaming guide here: Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues.

    Peace
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  4. #14


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Unfortunately, this still doesn't work on Dragon Age.
    The other games are fixed, but the issue still persists on just that one.
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  5. #15


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Did you look through the like I provided for DA:I? I though I saw a tweak you could try through the game's command console.

    On a side note, this is one gorgeous looking game. I can only imagine what it looks like on a high res monitor. And I'm not even running it in DX11, but AMD's Mantle instead, and the game runs and looks absolutely amazing.

    Anyway hope you get your issue sorted.

    Peace
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  6. #16


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    I've found some pretty simple work arounds actually.

    There is apparently an option that I never gave much thought to in Dragon Age itself that allows you to change the resolution it renders at without modifying the actual screen resolution. I forgot exactly what it was called, but its very useful for this.

    Alternatively I found that decreasing the computer's resolution along with the DPI setting also gets the game to properly use fullscreen at any resolution I want.

    Obviously, the game will look muddier, since its not native resolution, but I can still play it well enough to enjoy it.
    It doesn't have to be perfect, that's why I have a desktop. I just wanted to be able to play it on the go, since its such a huge game.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 179
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center


    On some games/programs , you must use 100% scaling and low res, e.g. 720p to get rid of the black boxes around since those programs don't support scaling.
    I mentioned this 4 days ago. Sorry if I didn't elaborate but 100 % scaling is 96 DPI and 720p is 1280 x 720 resolution. That's what you have to do when running low res games on high settings.
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