The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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rzarectz Mar 13, 2014 @ 9:33pm
How do I play at 1080p on a 1200p monitor with no stretch (with black bars)
Hi there, could anyone let me know how I can force the game to play at 1080p without stretching out out on my 1200p monitor? There's no option to do it in the settings, its stretches automatically..

Thanks in advance!
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Incunabulum Mar 13, 2014 @ 10:32pm 
I think you're going to have to play in windowed mode.

Or you can play with the desktop resizing options (if your computer has them). This will suck since you'll have to change them for Skyrim and then back for other stuff.
akasexacutioner Mar 13, 2014 @ 10:40pm 
when the hell did they come out with a 1200p monitor?
The Shadow of Death Mar 13, 2014 @ 11:46pm 
Originally posted by akasexacutioner:
when the hell did they come out with a 1200p monitor?
It's a pretty standard resolution format and been around for around as long, or longer than 1920x1080. 16:10 is a pretty standard widescreen ratio (1920x1200 in this case).
akasexacutioner Mar 14, 2014 @ 12:11am 
Originally posted by The Shadow of Death:
Originally posted by akasexacutioner:
when the hell did they come out with a 1200p monitor?
It's a pretty standard resolution format and been around for around as long, or longer than 1920x1080. 16:10 is a pretty standard widescreen ratio (1920x1200 in this case).
monitors come in 720p and 1080p
resolutions come in 2000 but a monitor, as far as i know, has never been classified as a 1200p monitor, the 720 and 1080 are high def monitors 1080 being the highest that there has ever been, is the 1200 a 3D monitor? i thought those only came in 1080p as well though so show me a link to a 1200p monitor, not just some random screen resolution, because i can run my 1080p widescreen in 680 x 800 resolution, does that mean i have a 800p monitor :/
Gropax Mar 14, 2014 @ 12:20am 
Originally posted by akasexacutioner:
monitors come in 720p and 1080p
resolutions come in 2000 but a monitor, as far as i know, has never been classified as a 1200p monitor, the 720 and 1080 are high def monitors 1080 being the highest that there has ever been, is the 1200 a 3D monitor? i thought those only came in 1080p as well though so show me a link to a 1200p monitor, not just some random screen resolution, because i can run my 1080p widescreen in 680 x 800 resolution, does that mean i have a 800p monitor :/

1080p 720p are LCD HD TVs monitors can be higher i have a 1920x1200p laptop and to get your monitor to do higher then 1080 you will need to find the 1080 line in the skyrimpref.ini and change it to 1200.

and here is a link to a 1920x1200 monitor and P means Progressive scan. there is an I for interlaced video.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001781

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1080p

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interlaced_video

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressive_scan
Last edited by Gropax; Mar 14, 2014 @ 12:26am
akasexacutioner Mar 14, 2014 @ 12:47am 
Originally posted by Gropax:
Originally posted by akasexacutioner:
monitors come in 720p and 1080p
resolutions come in 2000 but a monitor, as far as i know, has never been classified as a 1200p monitor, the 720 and 1080 are high def monitors 1080 being the highest that there has ever been, is the 1200 a 3D monitor? i thought those only came in 1080p as well though so show me a link to a 1200p monitor, not just some random screen resolution, because i can run my 1080p widescreen in 680 x 800 resolution, does that mean i have a 800p monitor :/

1080p 720p are LCD HD TVs monitors can be higher i have a 1920x1200p laptop and to get your monitor to do higher then 1080 you will need to find the 1080 line in the skyrimpref.ini and change it to 1200.

and here is a link to a 1920x1200 monitor and P means Progressive scan. there is an I for interlaced video.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001781

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1080p

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interlaced_video

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressive_scan

ok your first link didnt show me anything at all, just a sales page that mentioned nothing about 1200p
and your other links are wiki, im not 12, i dont look at moronic crap that anyone can edit at anytime, even if they are anywhere near valid, unless they are related to an actual link beyond wiki im not even wasting my time on that crap

and searching for a 1200p monitor just brings up a lot of crap about 1080p with a bunch of 1200 resolution questions, i was also at best buy earlier just lookin at random crap because somehow i walked in and i wasnt slammed with salesmen, and all i ever saw on any of the comps/tvs was 720 and 1080p

you can have a 720p monitor with a 1200 resolution

so my question still stands, when the hell did they come out with 1200p
Gropax Mar 14, 2014 @ 12:55am 
ok P is for Progressive scan Monitors all LCD COMPUTER Monitors are Progressive scan all CRT TV sets are Interlaced video. with the advent of LCD televisions they started a marketing ploy to get you to buy new TVs by puting a P after them because some first gen HDTVs were still I versions. now you know. and they came out with 1200p about 6 years ago before 1080p was the TV standard all 16:10 are 1200 all 16:9 are 1080.
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akasexacutioner Mar 14, 2014 @ 1:42am 
Originally posted by Gropax:
ok P is for Progressive scan Monitors all LCD COMPUTER Monitors are Progressive scan all CRT TV sets are Interlaced video. with the advent of LCD televisions they started a marketing ploy to get you to buy new TVs by puting a P after them because some first gen HDTVs were still I versions. now you know. and they came out with 1200p about 6 years ago before 1080p was the TV standard all 16:10 are 1200 all 16:9 are 1080.

ive yet to see a single article or anything other than someone on a forum classifying anything as 1200p
as of right now, i could make a tv or whatever be a 1600p no prob, but if all that is supported is a 1080p then there is no 1600p, it dont matter what i do to say otherwise, untill there is soft/hardware to actually run it, then its nonexsistant

edit: the " i " visions were classified as 720 and 1080i rather than the 720 or 1080p
Last edited by akasexacutioner; Mar 14, 2014 @ 1:44am
The Shadow of Death Mar 14, 2014 @ 2:59am 
Originally posted by akasexacutioner:
Originally posted by Gropax:
ok P is for Progressive scan Monitors all LCD COMPUTER Monitors are Progressive scan all CRT TV sets are Interlaced video. with the advent of LCD televisions they started a marketing ploy to get you to buy new TVs by puting a P after them because some first gen HDTVs were still I versions. now you know. and they came out with 1200p about 6 years ago before 1080p was the TV standard all 16:10 are 1200 all 16:9 are 1080.

ive yet to see a single article or anything other than someone on a forum classifying anything as 1200p
as of right now, i could make a tv or whatever be a 1600p no prob, but if all that is supported is a 1080p then there is no 1600p, it dont matter what i do to say otherwise, untill there is soft/hardware to actually run it, then its nonexsistant
The only reason 1920x1080 and 1280x720 are so common these days is because that was what was adopted as the 'HD' standard. TVs come in those resolutions (in fact, some TVs came in 1366x768, which is generally a Monitor resolution and were listed as 720p).

1920x1200 is a native (re: Physical pixel dimensions. 1920 wide, 1200 tall) resolution standard. You can't force any display to show more pixels than it can (IE: 1600 pixels on a 1080 monitor/TV, as you stated). You can RENDER graphics at higher resolutions, but they'll be downsampled to your native (or chosen, if it's below your native) resolution. The point of rendering at higher resolution than your display, incidentally, is to improve the graphics quality, at the cost of performance.

If you choose or have to, you can have graphics rendered at lower resolutions (IE: 1280x720 on a 1920x1080 display), but it will either be boxed in (IE: Black bars around it), or scaled up, depending on display options used.

Since you refuse to believe us, or wikipedia (people love to distrust it, but for the most part it CAN be trusted to be accurate most of the time), why not a hardware/software review site like Cnet?

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57390886-1/best-24-inch-monitors/

Here they're talking about the best 24 inch monitors, and they EXPLICITLY bring up the 16:10 standard, and mention 1920x1200 displays as a competitor to the 1920x1080 "HDTV" standard, indicating that some people prefer having the extra resolution.
Last edited by The Shadow of Death; Mar 14, 2014 @ 3:00am
»Dragoon« Mar 14, 2014 @ 4:05am 
Originally posted by rzarectz:
Hi there, could anyone let me know how I can force the game to play at 1080p without stretching out out on my 1200p monitor? There's no option to do it in the settings, its stretches automatically..

Thanks in advance!

There should be two ways, at least for me.
Browse your monitor menu for an option called or that sounds similar to Expansion (on my NEC display), Wide (on my LG display). There you should be able to control how the display handle resolutions small than your native display resolutions. Options should include aspect ratio, or full (aka strech).
Alternatively check your graphics card driver. In case of the Nvidia Control Panel you find the relevant option under "Adjust desktop size and position". Pick as scaling mode Aspect ratio or No Scaling. In case of 1920/1200 to 1080 in does not matter as you will have no stretching and instead black bars at the top and bottom.
Haz Mar 16, 2014 @ 10:54pm 
http://i.imgur.com/DrsnNCT.png

You need to set the scaling to "not scale" and also set it to scale on the GPU rather than the monitor. Then you will get black borders instead of the stretch. I also have a superior 1200p monitor
Nergui Mar 17, 2014 @ 12:04am 
I have an IPS 1200p monitor as well (mine is a Dell u2410). The extra vertical screen space and wide viewing angle are worth the extra money.
Brandybuck Mar 17, 2014 @ 12:24am 
What's the problem? I have a 1920x1200 monitor, and it displays Skyrim just fine without black bars. Does that resolution just not show up for you? I would rather have 1200 than 1080. More pixels!
Brandybuck Mar 17, 2014 @ 12:31am 
Skyrim is not a broadcast video, it is a computer game. It does not have television broadcast limitations. If you have a 1200 vertical resolution monitor, DO NOT play the game at 1080p, it's just silly. This isn't television.
»Dragoon« Mar 17, 2014 @ 12:31am 
I think Skyrim "zooms" in in 16:10 versus 16:9. 16:9 you see more on the sides.
Google for skyrim widescreen
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