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Themole2114 Feb 1, 2013 @ 5:02am
Changing resolution in GLQuake
I don't know how to change the resolution to 1920x1080 in GLQuake. I know that you have to type -width or whatever but I don't know where to type it. Can someone help me?
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Johnny Law Feb 1, 2013 @ 7:43am 
-width and -height options on the command line when you start Quake. Ideally you'd also take care of some other things like your HUD size/shape and FOV... see the "Widescreen" section of this guide:

Also see the first few sections about the config file, console, and command line if you're not familiar with that stuff.

If you're using the version of GLQuake that comes with Steam, it's kind of old/crashy (as the guide describes). Version 0.98 is available in various places like here: http://www.quaketerminus.com/nqexes/glquake098alpha.zip (throw away the opengl32.dll file from that and just use glquake.exe) ... or you could get a modern Quake engine like QuakeSpasm and much of this stuff would be easier.


Edit: here's a quick and dirty recommendation if you want to use GLQuake 0.98. Try this set of command-line options for glquake.exe:

-width 1920 -height 1280 -conwidth 864 -conheight 486 +fov 106

(If you use the GLQuake 0.95 that comes from Steam, only width/height work, the rest of that stuff for HUD and FOV will not work.)
Last edited by Johnny Law; Feb 1, 2013 @ 12:47pm
mushis Feb 25, 2013 @ 7:51am 
Johnny Law's answer is accurate.

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negke Feb 25, 2013 @ 2:27pm 
Don't forget to also add -bpp 32 along the width and height parameters to enable 32bit colors instead of the default 16bit.
InL pa1ner Jul 11, 2013 @ 2:29pm 
Thanks so much for help!!
thanks for the info guys!
Nimryl Jul 14, 2013 @ 6:42pm 
the -width -height commandlines seem to crash my glquake... odd... -bpp works fine tho. ;s
the low resolution brings back memories anyway. :)
Last edited by Nimryl; Jul 14, 2013 @ 6:46pm
Johnny Law Jul 15, 2013 @ 12:01am 
If you feel like experimenting some time, try version 0.98 linked above.
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