Posted 19 July 2007 - 05:23 PM
We had an unfortunate accident last night, and broke our monitor. After checking out three different stores, it was obvious that the widescreens were the new thing. (Between three stores, at least 50 widescreens; maybe 7, tops, "regular".) Anyway, my question:
I followed all the instructions on set-up: changed the settings to 1440 x 900 and 60Hz, and installed the monitor driver. My wife has a small collection of simple $20 video games, like Polar Bowler and Scrabble. The games are stretching to take up the entire screen, and hence, the image is distorting. I'm sure that you know what I mean; circles are now ovals, squares are now rectangles. Is there a way to make these games "full screen" without the distortion? Just like when you watch a regular TV show on a widescreen TV; with the vertical black bars on the sides? These games can be played in windowed mode, but on none of them are you able to re-size the window,so you are stuck with a window that is rather small.
I don't know what information may be relevant, but here's a start: HP Pavilion Desktop with Windows XP Home SP2; new monitor is an LG L196WTQ; and I'm not sure myself, but is this the graphics driver?: Intel® 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family.
Thank you to all who take the time to reply.