Dishonored > General Discussions > Topic Details
MattDeckard Oct 14, 2012 @ 5:42am
Unable to change Resolution
I seem to have an unusual problem (can't find anything similar via searching at least).

The game defaults my resolution to 1600x900, which puts some pretty distracting black bars on my 1920x1080 screen. When i try to adjust the resolution to my native (or anything else for that matter). the game CTDs. Here's a few things i've tried that haven't worked:

-Setting resx and resy in the engine.ini
-Run as admin and in compatibility for xp sp3
-Resintalled the game to my C: drive
-set the -w and -h in the launch options
-run -windowed in launch (still CTDs when i try to change the res)
-Reinstalled Nvidia driver w/ Clean install

I'd be very grateful for any other suggestions.

Edit:
Forgot to add computer specs:
intel i5-2500k
Nvidia GTX 580
8GB Ram
Last edited by MattDeckard; Oct 14, 2012 @ 5:51am
Showing 1-6 of 6 comments
< >
foxracinginc Oct 14, 2012 @ 5:52am 
I have a similar setup, but no problems with resolution changes on my end. Try nVidia drivers v301.42 - works flawlessly for me. Maybe reinstall/update DirectX as well...

Core i7 @ 3GHz
nVidia GTX570 SLI
6GB Triple Channel DDR3
nVidia ForceWare v301.42
brainiac1530 Oct 28, 2012 @ 9:28pm 
I had a similar problem. Hopefully my solution works for you.

When first loaded, the game launched to a black screen. I have a 25:16 widescreen monitor with a native resolution of 1440x900. The game launched under 1600x900. Since it launched to a black screen, I could not fix it in game. Additionally, there seems to be no external configuration tool.

If something similar happens to you (this is in Windows Vista, so some translation may be required), open "regedit" and go to hkey_current_user/software/arkane/dishonored and edit "ResX" and "ResY" to a supported resolution . Keep in mind that these are hexadecimal values, so crunch those numbers.

Further analysis has shown that the 1600x900 resolution does in fact work for the desktop, and presumably anything else. I have no idea why the game, my driver, or whatever would not support it in this specific situation. I'm running a Radeon HD 5500 series card with the latest Catalyst driver.
UndoneBahamut Apr 16, 2013 @ 9:45am 
I'm now having the exact same issue with the DLC. How has this not been fixed?

EDIT: I tried the Vista fix on my copy of Windows 7 and it totally worked, thanks so much!
Last edited by UndoneBahamut; Apr 16, 2013 @ 9:47am
Exo Jul 22, 2013 @ 1:37pm 
did this get resolved? i get letterbox regardless of resolution. help needed
TheRavenHD Jul 22, 2013 @ 6:19pm 
Originally posted by Exo:
did this get resolved? i get letterbox regardless of resolution. help needed

Is this throughout the game or just the first part/cutscenes? Cuz theres bars at the start no matter what res your at but then it returns to full screen
Exo Jul 23, 2013 @ 3:10pm 
Originally posted by TheRavenHD:
Originally posted by Exo:
did this get resolved? i get letterbox regardless of resolution. help needed

Is this throughout the game or just the first part/cutscenes? Cuz theres bars at the start no matter what res your at but then it returns to full screen

It is throughout the game. Not just in the cutscenes. hell, in cutscenes the borders gets even thicker. I've tried every resolution available, tried going to windowed mode and back. This is the only game i have with this odd behaviour
Showing 1-6 of 6 comments
< >
Per page: 15 30 50
Date Posted: Oct 14, 2012 @ 5:42am
Posts: 6