Tim IRL Mar 6, 2013 @ 6:46am
I hate it when games don't launch with desktop resolution.
When you install a new game for the first time and launch it, it always irks me if it doesn't launch at desktop resolution. Apart from having to manually change it, often times it also resizes and repositions any other open windows I have once I exit the game.

Cmon developers!
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[dirrty]gsharp Mar 6, 2013 @ 7:34am 
Originally posted by TinyTim:
When you install a new game for the first time and launch it, it always irks me if it doesn't launch at desktop resolution. Apart from having to manually change it, often times it also resizes and repositions any other open windows I have once I exit the game.

Cmon developers!

This still happens? Name this game so we can taunt it properly.
Jade Mar 6, 2013 @ 9:33am 
Ugh I hate it too. Especially when it's an older game and launches at something like 640x480.



Originally posted by dirrtygsharp:

This still happens? Name this game so we can taunt it properly.

Name a game where it doesn't happen. 99% of my games launch at some other than my monitor's native resolution.
[dirrty]gsharp Mar 6, 2013 @ 11:19am 
Originally posted by Jade:
Ugh I hate it too. Especially when it's an older game and launches at something like 640x480.

Originally posted by dirrtygsharp:

This still happens? Name this game so we can taunt it properly.

Name a game where it doesn't happen. 99% of my games launch at some other than my monitor's native resolution.

EDIT: Removed an earlier smartass reply.

The last time it happened to me was with Far Cry...the original.

Older games where 1920x1200 wasn't around yet also have that problem. When some games from certain publishers try to auto-detect optimal graphics settings might opt for a lower resolution because they: A) don't recognize a graphics card; or B) don't think a graphics card can handle the higher res with all the eye-candy enabled.
Last edited by [dirrty]gsharp; Mar 6, 2013 @ 1:25pm
Mivo Mar 6, 2013 @ 1:17pm 
Tiny Tim as in ukulele? Wow, not seeing many people who remember him. :)

On topic: Most newer games seem to determine the desktop resolution correctly. Older games usually don't, unfortunately.
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