glo_brain Dec 28, 2012 @ 5:00pm
I cannot get a resolution above 1280 by 720 to work.
I am using Windows XP Media Center Edition. I have an ATI Radeon HD 5450 vid card with a Sony HD TV screen as a monitor... No TV out is being used, only an HDMI to HDMI cable with no special setup involved. Fresh drivers for the HD 5450 have been installed. I have attempted to override the video settings in the SeriousSam3.ini file and in a user.cfg file I created. Neither worked so the settings were put back to the way they were installed.

My display properties/Settings are set to:

Display: 1. Plug and Play Monitor on ATI Radeon HD 5450
Screen resolution: 1280 by 720 pixels (the maximum allowable)

In the Catalyst Control Center my settings are:
Display Manager/Display Properties: Desktop area 1920 x 1080

Everything displays at the latter settings with no problems.

I get a random error sometimes that states something about a TV out being activated, yet there is no such setting. I don't have problems with any other software displaying at the correct (1920 x 1080) resolution.
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ChrisW Dec 28, 2012 @ 5:23pm 
Your card is nowhere near powerful enough to play games at 1920x1080 resolution. You need a high-end graphics card to do that. The supported resolutions of your TV depends on it's EDID information. Most TVs have very limited support for resolutions. You should post your Sam3.log file so we can see any errors you are getting.
glo_brain Dec 28, 2012 @ 5:51pm 
Yeah, but I have no issues with any other games or software running at 1920x1080. Here is the log info:

-------- START OF LOG --------

16:39:00 LOG: Core version: $Version: distro_Sam3_PC; SeriousSam3-Windows-Final; 174448 2012-12-17 10:38:19 @builder05; Win32-Static-Final-Default$
16:39:00 LOG: Command: $
16:39:00 LOG: Initializing timer.
16:39:00 LOG: Timestamp: 2012/12/28 16:38:59
16:39:00 LOG: Binary name: Sam3.exe
16:39:00 LOG: Binary soft path: Bin/
16:39:00 LOG: Binary hard path: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Serious Sam 3\Bin\
16:39:00 LOG: Application directory: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Serious Sam 3\
16:39:00 LOG: * OS...
16:39:00 LOG: Name: Windows XP
16:39:00 LOG: Kernel: WinNT (32-bit)
16:39:00 LOG: Version: 5.1, build 2600
16:39:00 LOG: Misc: Service Pack 3
16:39:00 LOG:
16:39:00 LOG: * CPU...
16:39:00 LOG: Vendor: GenuineIntel
16:39:00 LOG: Name: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz
16:39:00 LOG: Type: 0, Family: 6, Model: 15, Stepping: 6
16:39:00 LOG: Clock: 2.39 GHz
16:39:00 LOG: Cores: 2
16:39:00 LOG: CMOV: Yes
16:39:00 LOG: SSE: Yes
16:39:00 LOG:
16:39:00 LOG: * Memory...
16:39:00 LOG: Total physical memory: 3069 MB
16:39:00 LOG: Free physical memory: 2090 MB
16:39:00 LOG:
16:39:00 LOG: Loaded "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Serious Sam 3\Bin\ScriptLua.dll".
16:39:00 LOG: Loaded "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Serious Sam 3\Bin\GameEnv_Steam.dll".
16:39:00 INF: GameEnv API: Steam
16:39:00 INF: Encoded user ID = 8a09bc97:6b48705b
16:39:00 LOG: Created thread 224(ResourceLoader).
16:39:00 LOG: Loading cvars from "$C:/Program Files/Steam/userdata/119460594/41070/local/SeriousSam3.ini".
16:39:00 LOG: Trying to set display mode 1920x1200(fullscreen)...
16:39:00 INF:
16:39:00 INF: * Desktop settings...
16:39:00 INF: Color depth: 32-bit
16:39:00 INF: Desktop resolution: 1280 x 720
16:39:00 INF: Virtual screen: 1280 x 720
16:39:00 INF: Monitors attached: 1
16:39:00 LOG: Loaded "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Serious Sam 3\Bin\GfxD3D.dll".
glo_brain Dec 28, 2012 @ 5:52pm 
16:39:00 LOG: Loaded "D3D9.dll".
16:39:00 LOG: Loaded "D3DCompiler_43.dll".
16:39:00 LOG: Loaded "D3DX9_43.dll".
16:39:00 ERR: Cannot set requested display mode 1920x1200: GfxAPI error:
16:39:00 ERR: Direct3D error: Cannot create rendering device!
16:39:00 ERR:
16:39:00 INF: (display mode already stopped)
16:39:00 INF: Trying fallback modes...
16:39:00 LOG: Trying to set display mode 1280x720(fullscreen)...
16:39:00 LOG: Loaded "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Serious Sam 3\Bin\GfxD3D.dll".
16:39:00 LOG: Loaded "D3D9.dll".
16:39:00 LOG: Loaded "D3DCompiler_43.dll".
16:39:00 LOG: Loaded "D3DX9_43.dll".
16:39:01 LOG: Loaded "ATIADLXX.DLL".
16:39:01 INF:
16:39:01 INF: Gfx API: Direct3D
16:39:01 INF: Resolution: 1280 x 720
16:39:01 INF: Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
16:39:01 INF: Driver: ati2dvag.dll (0x68F9)
16:39:01 INF: Renderer: ATI Radeon HD 5450
16:39:01 INF: Version: 6.14.10.7270
16:39:01 INF: Video memory size: 1024 MB
16:39:01 INF: Available for textures: 1130 MB
16:39:01 INF: Active GPU(s): 1
16:39:01 LOG: Processing file Content/SeriousSam3/Config/CheckDriver.lua
16:39:01 INF: Driver version: 7270 (required: 7213)
16:39:01 LOG: Loaded "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Serious Sam 3\Bin\SfxXAD.dll".
16:39:01 LOG: Loaded "X3DAudio1_7.dll".
16:39:01 INF:
16:39:01 INF: Sfx API: XAudio2
16:39:01 INF: Device: SigmaTel Audio
16:39:01 INF: Mixer frequency: 44100 Hz
16:39:01 INF: Mixer voices: 2
16:39:01 INF: Max sound sources: 20
16:39:01 INF: Max total volume: 3
16:39:01 INF: Speaker config: stereo
16:39:01 INF: Environment FX: enabled
16:39:01 INF: Current environment: Padded cell
16:39:01 INF:
16:39:01 LOG: Loaded "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Serious Sam 3\Bin\SeriousSam3_Project.dll".
16:39:01 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/All_01.gro: 6414 files, signature: OFFICIAL
16:39:01 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/All_02.gro: 5133 files, signature: OFFICIAL
16:39:01 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/All_145562.gro: 2565 files, signature: OFFICIAL
16:39:01 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/All_147686.gro: 835 files, signature: OFFICIAL
16:39:01 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/All_150406.gro: 627 files, signature: OFFICIAL
16:39:01 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/All_170136.gro: 703 files, signature: OFFICIAL
16:39:01 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/All_174448.gro: 95 files, signature: OFFICIAL
16:39:01 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/CachedShaders_PC.gro: 4277 files, signature: OFFICIAL
16:39:01 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/DLC_Sam3Extended.gro: 1161 files, signature: OFFICIAL
16:39:01 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/DLC_Sam3Extended_174448.gro: 37 files, signature: OFFICIAL
glo_brain Dec 28, 2012 @ 5:53pm 
16:39:01 LOG: Loading translation tables from Content/SeriousSam3/Locales/enu/.
16:39:01 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/Locales/enu/translation.tbl
16:39:01 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/Locales/enu/translation_All.tbl
16:39:02 LOG: Content/SeriousSam3/Locales/enu/translation_DLC_Sam3Extended.tbl
16:39:02 LOG: Loaded "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Serious Sam 3\Bin\CodecAudio_Vorbis.dll".
16:39:02 LOG: Module 'Bin/CodecAudio_Vorbis.module' loaded in '0.00' seconds.
16:39:02 LOG: Loaded "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Serious Sam 3\Bin\CodecVideo_Null.dll".
16:39:02 LOG: Module 'Bin/CodecVideo_Null.module' loaded in '0.00' seconds.
16:39:02 LOG: Loaded "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Serious Sam 3\Bin\Input.dll".
16:39:02 LOG: Loaded "xinput1_3.dll".
16:39:02 LOG: Module 'Bin/Input.module' loaded in '0.01' seconds.
16:39:02 LOG: Loaded "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Serious Sam 3\Bin\Game.dll".
16:39:02 LOG: Module 'Bin/Game.module' loaded in '0.00' seconds.
16:39:02 LOG: Loaded "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Serious Sam 3\Bin\ProcRender.dll".
16:39:02 LOG: Loaded "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Serious Sam 3\Bin\Shaders.dll".
16:39:02 LOG: Module 'Bin/Shaders.module' loaded in '0.01' seconds.
16:39:02 LOG: Module 'Bin/ProcRender.module' loaded in '0.01' seconds.
16:39:02 LOG: Module 'Bin/Shaders.module' loaded in '0.00' seconds.
16:39:02 LOG: Skipped assigning to prj_strMultiplayerSessionName because the saved version (0) is different than the current version (2).
16:39:02 LOG: Alienware LightFX is not installed.
16:39:02 LOG: Module 'Bin/SeriousSam3_Project.module' loaded in '0.93' seconds.
16:39:02 LOG: Processing file Content/SeriousSam3/Config/autoexec.cfg
16:39:02 LOG: Processing file Content/SeriousSam3/Config/user.cfg
16:39:02 LOG: Created thread 4476(GameDataJobs).
16:39:02 LOG: cvarShowDiffs()
16:39:02 LOG: crm_bAllowRendering = 0 (1)
16:39:02 LOG: crm_bPrebakedDynamicLights = 1 (0)
16:39:02 LOG: crm_bReceiveShadows = 0 (1)
16:39:02 LOG: crm_fDensityBias = 0.60000004 (1)
16:39:02 LOG: crm_fDistanceBias = 0.7 (1)
16:39:02 LOG: crm_iRenderDepthPrepass = 0 (2)
16:39:02 LOG: dcl_ctMaxNewTrianglesPerFrame = 1536 (2048)
16:39:02 LOG: dcl_ctMaxTrianglesPerGroup = 2048 (4096)
16:39:02 LOG: efx_bAmbientOcclusion = 0 (1)
16:39:02 LOG: efx_bBloom = 0 (1)
16:39:02 LOG: efx_bDepthOfField = 0 (1)
16:39:02 LOG: efx_bDistanceCue = 0 (1)
16:39:02 LOG: efx_bGaussianBlur = 0 (1)
16:39:02 LOG: efx_bLightStreaks = 0 (1)
16:39:02 LOG: efx_bMotionBlur = 0 (1)
16:39:02 LOG: efx_iLensFlareQuality = 1 (3)
16:39:02 LOG: efx_iMaxRippleSources = 0 (10)
16:39:02 LOG: efx_iOcclusionQuality = 0 (1)
16:39:02 LOG: efx_iStreaksQuality = 1 (2)
16:39:02 LOG: gam_bAllowArmorItems = 1 (-1)
16:39:02 LOG: gam_bAllowHealthItems = 1 (-1)
16:39:02 LOG: gam_bAllowJoinInProgress = 0 (-1)
16:39:02 LOG: gam_bAllowPowerupItems = 1 (-1)
16:39:02 LOG: gam_bAllowSeriousBombItems = 1 (-1)
16:39:02 LOG: gam_bAmmoStays = 1 (-1)
16:39:02 LOG: gam_bArmorStays = 1 (-1)
16:39:02 LOG: gam_bAutoCycleMaps = 0 (-1)
16:39:02 LOG: gam_bCustomizedDifficulty = 0 (-1)
16:39:02 LOG: gam_bExtraMPEnemies = 1 (-1)
16:39:02 LOG: gam_bFriendlyFire = 0 (-1)
16:39:02 LOG: gam_bHealthStays = 1 (-1)
16:39:02 LOG: gam_bInfiniteAmmo = 0 (-1)
16:39:02 LOG: gam_bPowerupsStay = 1 (-1)
16:39:02 LOG: gam_bRankedMatch = 0 (-1)
16:39:02 LOG: gam_bRespawnInPlace = 1 (-1)
16:39:02 LOG: gam_bWeaponsStay = 1 (-1)
16:39:02 LOG: gam_ctFragsLimit = 20 (-1)
16:39:02 LOG: gam_ctGoalsLimit = 10 (-1)
16:39:02 LOG: gam_ctMaxPlayers = 1 (-1)
16:39:02 LOG: gam_ctMinPlayers = 1 (-1)
16:39:02 LOG: gam_ctPrivateSlots = 0 (-1)
16:39:02 LOG: gam_ctRoundLimit = 10 (-1)
16:39:02 LOG: gam_ctTimeLimit = 10 (-1)
16:39:02 LOG: gam_gdDifficulty = 3 (0)
16:39:02 LOG: gam_iExtraEnemyDamagePerPlayer = 0 (-1)
16:39:02 LOG: gam_iExtraEnemyStrength = 0 (-1)
16:39:02 LOG: gam_iExtraEnemyStrengthPerPlayer = 0 (-1)
16:39:02 LOG: gam_iInvulnerableAfterSpawning = 0 (-1)
16:39:02 LOG: gfx_bLastGoodFullScreen = 1 (0)
16:39:02 LOG: gfx_iAntiAliasingSamples = 1 (4)
16:39:02 LOG: gfx_iFXAA = 0 (1)
16:39:02 LOG: gfx_pixLastGoodResHeight = 720 (480)
16:39:02 LOG: gfx_pixLastGoodResWidth = 1280 (640)
16:39:02 LOG: gfx_pixLastGoodWinHeight = 720 (480)
16:39:02 LOG: gfx_pixLastGoodWinWidth = 1280 (640)
16:39:02 LOG: gfx_pixResHeight = 1200 (0)
16:39:02 LOG: gfx_pixResWidth = 1920 (0)
16:39:02 LOG: gfx_pixWinHeight = 720 (480)
16:39:02 LOG: gfx_pixWinWidth = 1280 (640)
16:39:02 LOG: men_iMaxGlows = 0 (3)
16:39:02 LOG: prj_bSkippableIntroScene = 1 (0)
16:39:02 LOG: prj_ctMaxCorpsesCoop = 6 (8)
16:39:02 LOG: prj_ctMaxDebrisCoop = 40 (20)
16:39:02 LOG: prj_ctMaxMovingDebris = 40 (50)
16:39:02 LOG: prj_ctMaxMovingDebrisCoop = 15 (20)
16:39:02 LOG: prj_fDebrisScreenSizeRatioCullCoop = 0.02 (0.015)
16:39:02 LOG: prj_iCPUSpeed = 1 (2)
16:39:02 LOG: prj_iFlashlightType = 1 (2)
16:39:02 LOG: prj_iGPUMemory = 3 (2)
16:39:02 LOG: prj_iGPUSpeed = 0 (2)
16:39:02 LOG: prj_strLastAutoDetectSetup = "gfx_iPixelProgramVersion=40,gfx_ctConcurrentGPUs=1,sys_iGPUVendorID=4098,sys_iCPUFamily=6,sys_iCPUMHz=2394,sys_iGPUDeviceID=26873,sys_strCPUVendor=GenuineIntel,gfx_ulVideoMemoryMB=1024," ("")
16:39:02 LOG: prt_fParticleBias = 0.60000004 (1)
16:39:02 LOG: ren_bAmbientShadows = 0 (1)
16:39:02 LOG: ren_bDynamicFastLights = 0 (1)
16:39:02 LOG: ren_bHeatShimmer = 0 (1)
16:39:02 LOG: ren_bMirrorFastLights = 0 (1)
16:39:02 LOG: ren_bMirrorReflections = 0 (1)
16:39:02 LOG: ren_bPrebakedDynamicLights = 1 (0)
16:39:02 LOG: ren_fLODBias = 2 (1)
16:39:02 LOG: ren_fMax3DRenderingMPix = 0.5 (0)
16:39:02 LOG: ren_fMirrorQuality = 0.25 (0.5)
16:39:02 LOG: ren_iMirrorLevelBias = -1 (0)
16:39:02 LOG: sfx_iMaxActiveSounds = 20 (25)
16:39:02 LOG: sha_bAllowRefractions = 0 (1)
16:39:02 LOG: sha_bAllowZoomBlurring = 0 (1)
16:39:02 LOG: sha_bEdgeSmoothing = 0 (1)
16:39:02 LOG: sha_bShadowTrilinearDithering = 0 (1)
16:39:02 LOG: sha_fFilledHighlightingDistance = 0 (30)
16:39:02 LOG: sha_fShadowTrilinearSpan = 0 (0.25)
16:39:02 LOG: sha_iMaxShockwaves = 0 (8)
16:39:02 LOG: sha_iParallaxMappingMethod = 0 (2)
16:39:02 LOG: shb_bShadowBlurring = 0 (1)
16:39:02 LOG: shb_fNearShadowDistance = 3 (4)
16:39:02 LOG: shb_iShadowAntialiasing = 0 (1)
16:39:02 LOG: shb_pixMaxShadowSize = 512 (1536)
16:39:02 LOG: snd_fVoiceCommVolume = 0.7 (1)
16:39:02 LOG: tex_iAnisotropy = 1 (4)
16:39:02 LOG: tex_iFiltering = 21 (22)
16:39:02 LOG: tex_pixMaxSize = 4096 (2048)
16:39:02 LOG: Processing file Content/SeriousSam3/Config/AutoDetect.lua
16:39:02 INF: AutoDetect: Hardware values unchanged, nothing to do.
16:39:05 LOG: Created thread 1912(SyncWorkshop).
16:39:06 LOG: Steam workshop sync operation finished in 1.04 seconds.
16:39:24 LOG: Started loading world "Content/SeriousSam3/Levels/Menu/Intro.wld"
16:39:25 LOG: Finished loading world. (process memory: 723 MB)
16:39:25 LOG: Timestamp: 2012/12/28 16:39:25
16:39:25 INF: Started simulation on 'Content/SeriousSam3/Levels/Menu/Intro.wld' in 0.56 seconds.
16:39:25 LOG: Created thread 5332(WorkerThreadPool).
16:39:25 TRC: 2 sound channels reinitialized.
16:39:25 LOG: Created HDR render-target of 928x528.
16:39:29 LOG: Started loading world "Content/SeriousSam3/Levels/Menu/MenuLevel.wld"
16:39:29 LOG: Created HDR render-target of 1280x720.
16:39:29 LOG: Finished loading world. (process memory: 725 MB)
16:39:29 LOG: Timestamp: 2012/12/28 16:39:29
16:39:29 INF: Started simulation on 'Content/SeriousSam3/Levels/Menu/MenuLevel.wld' in 0.09 seconds.
glo_brain Dec 28, 2012 @ 5:53pm 
16:39:29 LOG: Created HDR render-target of 928x528.
16:39:29 LOG: Created HDR render-target of 1280x720.
16:39:40 ERR: Code guard was activated due to application malfunction. Please report.
16:39:42 LOG: Created HDR render-target of 824x464.
16:39:42 LOG: Created HDR render-target of 1280x720.

(Those last two entries are repeated a hundred times or so...)
glo_brain Dec 28, 2012 @ 5:54pm 
16:39:52 LOG: Created HDR render-target of 824x464.
16:39:52 LOG: Created HDR render-target of 1280x720.
16:39:54 LOG: Created HDR render-target of 928x528.
16:39:55 LOG: Created HDR render-target of 1280x720.
16:40:03 LOG: Timestamp: 2012/12/28 16:40:03
16:40:03 LOG: Loading '$C:/Program Files/Steam/userdata/119460594/41070/local/SeriousSam3/SavedGames/0000000033_Save.sav'.
16:40:03 LOG: resFreeUnusedProxies() released '54' and reverted 0 proxy objects in 0.00 seconds.
16:40:03 LOG: resFreeUnusedStock() released 1292 files in 0.09 seconds.
16:40:03 LOG: Started loading world "$C:/Program Files/Steam/userdata/119460594/41070/local/SeriousSam3/SavedGames/0000000033_Save.sav"
16:40:03 LOG: Created HDR render-target of 928x528.
16:40:33 LOG: Finished loading world. (process memory: 1090 MB)
16:40:37 LOG: resFreeUnusedProxies() released '17' and reverted 0 proxy objects in 0.00 seconds.
16:40:37 LOG: resFreeUnusedStock() released 64 files in 0.02 seconds.
16:40:37 TRC: 2 sound channels reinitialized.
16:40:42 LOG: Timestamp: 2012/12/28 16:40:42
16:40:42 LOG: Stopping simulation.
16:40:42 LOG: Timestamp: 2012/12/28 16:40:42
16:40:42 LOG: Stopping world 'Content/SeriousSam3/Levels/01_BFE/03_IbnTulun/03_IbnTulun.wld'.
16:40:42 LOG: Player profile saved with size 2.68kB(96.00kB) at 2012/12/28 16:40:42.
16:40:42 LOG: resFreeUnusedProxies() released '2' and reverted 0 proxy objects in 0.09 seconds.
16:40:42 LOG: World deleted in 0.34(0.26)sec.
16:40:42 LOG: resFreeUnusedProxies() released '0' and reverted 0 proxy objects in 0.00 seconds.
16:40:43 LOG: resFreeUnusedStock() released 2673 files in 0.46 seconds.
16:40:43 LOG: World stopped in 0.81sec.
16:40:43 LOG: resFreeUnusedProxies() released '17' and reverted 0 proxy objects in 0.00 seconds.
16:40:43 LOG: resFreeUnusedStock() released 0 files in 0.00 seconds.
16:40:43 LOG: Created HDR render-target of 1280x720.
16:41:06 ERR: [Direct3D] Device lost - waiting for reset.
16:41:06 TRC: [Direct3D] Device lost - waiting for reset.
ChrisW Dec 28, 2012 @ 6:21pm 
Your log states you are trying to change to 1920x1200, not 1920x1080. Your TV is not likely to support 1920x1200.
glo_brain Dec 28, 2012 @ 7:37pm 
Nah... Still no worky.
[TGPN]CryptoBait-RubyCoin Dec 29, 2012 @ 8:59am 
It's not uncommon to run into resolution problems like this on TV's
glo_brain Dec 29, 2012 @ 10:12am 
It's a bummer, that's for sure...
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