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12-20-2003 09:44 PM  13 years agoPost 1
Indrid

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one thing that i have really grown accustomed to is the aspect ratio of newer screens. my laptop comes packed with a 16:10 WXGA screen, my HDTV has a 16:9 1920x1200 screen. i dont know who plays video games here, but they are really starting to catch onto the new format. even half life/CS supports it.

if the game does not have an "option" for it, you just have to manually enter the resolution in the .ini or .cfg file. i did this for generals, homeworld 2, and a few others. it really looks beautiful and lets you avoid that "stretched" look. all the games run great on the laptop too, its just too bad that my machine only gets an hour to the battery


Half Life: Counterstrike (widescreen mode native support)

Command & Conquer Generals: Zero hour (hacked .cfg file, manually entered resolution)

Half life 2 Beta (just like half life, has native widescreen support)

Homeworld 2 (fixed shortcut, added -w 1440 -h 900 to make it run widescreen)

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12-20-2003 11:55 PM  13 years agoPost 2
G.Man

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ok half life I like... but the rest are for gamers only...

and monitors have been widescreen since.....

Don't Email me as I wont reply - PM Only (spam countermeasures)

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12-21-2003 12:43 AM  13 years agoPost 3
Sar

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That's pretty sweet, I'll have to get a widescreen for my next monitor.. As soon as a. This one blows up, b. they quit making square monitors

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12-21-2003 01:10 AM  13 years agoPost 4
camss69

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I'm running my Xbox through my 57" widescreen, xbox has built in HD support, it looks really good, since so many games are on xbox now, I've quit playing on the PC. It costs to much for the pc to keep up with the latest and greatest, with xbox any game that comes out I know I've already got the hardware to support it. I'm really impressed with the graphics quality on the xbox, and I love the xbox live.

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12-21-2003 01:50 AM  13 years agoPost 5
Chuck Bole

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cs

hi my sons play that all the time he added you to his friends list
he goes by [C.JFF]Relentles
chuck

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12-21-2003 02:50 AM  13 years agoPost 6
camss69

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I've got GR Island Thunder, Moto GP2, Midtown Madness 3, ESPN Football, and Project Gotham 2.

My gamertag is GIXER7

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12-21-2003 03:03 AM  13 years agoPost 7
Spitfire_mk5

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all these games and nobody mentioned this one orthis one i'm Fury_Tempest_3D in the first, which is alot better then CS IMO and its free!!!! and Spitfire_mk5 in the other.

and i don't like widescreen monitors, i would rather just run 2 regular one

also the truly next generation games are being buit with 64 bit processor support.

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12-21-2003 04:28 AM  13 years agoPost 8
Spitfire_mk5

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flat panels aren't that good for games, they update a bit too slow, you better off with 3 highquality CRT's (or 5, or a projector )

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12-21-2003 04:33 AM  13 years agoPost 9
Sid

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i am [C.JFF]Relentles in CS

the other day at school we hooked a XBOX to the project in class and played Need For Speed: Underground and it rocks.

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12-21-2003 07:13 AM  13 years agoPost 10
Indrid

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while a CRT is nice its BULKY... i will glady take the lighter LCD. mine is 25ms response time. i think my video card slows down before the monitor does

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12-21-2003 11:46 AM  13 years agoPost 11
Dexter

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I use a ceiling mounted projector giving me a 210 inch screen (Native 16:9). For games I only use a PS2, and the results are fantastic. The downside is that the room has to be pretty dark in order for the screen to be bright enough.

The whole system including the Dolby 5.1/6.1 pro logic sounds cost less than a decent bigscreen TV, and now I would never have anything else. You do need a large room pretty much devoted to the home cinema, and flying indoor electric helis...

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12-21-2003 12:11 PM  13 years agoPost 12
Drunk Monk

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I run a 17" AOC LCD and 17" crappy crt and the LCD is plenty fast enough for games, cheap too


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12-21-2003 04:33 PM  13 years agoPost 13
camss69

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I was talking to a guy on xbox live the other day who also uses a projector. He said he had to get a line doubler to get HD quality out of it... Right now I'm at 57" on the big screen but if I go any bigger than that I think I would need a bigger room. I'm only about 10 feet back from the screen now, and would have nowhere to put a projector.. It does sound like a good cheaper alternative though if you have the space.

But I do agree that LCD's are not good for games........ yet........

I do still use my PC for Flight simulators, and want to get an LCD to have as a second screen so I can have my gauges up on the LCD and the flying bit up on the other.....

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12-21-2003 05:28 PM  13 years agoPost 14
Indrid

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the way i see it you will either be going LCD or projection (front projection, rear projection is nice but if you use it for lots of gaming you will eventually burn an image into your pretty HDTV screen... trust me i have one ) for your everyday tasks. LCD for compactness and projection for the full out type of people.

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08-25-2004 04:21 PM  13 years agoPost 15
Sid

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the reaosn why LCD's are not good for game is that the response rate is still to slow, but they are geeting better!

America's Army is an awesome game, but you need time on some of the missions.

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