Original War

Original War

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Wrong game resolution
By Gravitr
This guide is probably outdated.

If you are experiencing wrong resolution ingame, although you set your resolution in OW Launcher, there are few possibilities whats gone wrong. These are the most common issues:
   
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[Image] The gamescreen is out of bounds
1) Disable scaling of high DPI (by Nicos - from comments below)
Right click OwarFull.exe located in your Original War directory (Steam/steamapps/common/Original War), go to Compatibility tab and check the "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" checkbox.
2) Wrong monitor resolution
You are setting resolution of the whole monitor, but not of the displayed screen.
What does it mean? Let's say I have a Full HD monitor 1920x1080, but my screen resolution is set to 1600x900. That means, if I set OW resolution to original 1920x1080, my game screen will came out of the monitor. The correct one is 1600x900. If you are not sure what resolution do you use, check it in your OS.
3) Incorrect launching options
Your game launching options has a wrong resolution params. Check it in Steam > Library > Right click Original War > Properties > Set Launching Options. These options overrides launcher ones, so if you are not sure what to insert here, just leave this box empty. All launching parameters can be found at http://wiki.owsupport.com/index.php?title=Parameters.
4) Zoomed in displaying
Your monitor displaying is zoomed in. I'm not completly sure about this one, if solutions above doesn't working for you, try to play with this (unzooming / setting lower resolution).
Still problems?
If you are still stuck, don't hesitate to contact the community at OWSupport[www.owsupport.com],OWN[original-war.net], or here on Steam.

Best luck!
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2 Comments
luisdlc Jun 29, 2017 @ 10:11am 
Upon first run I had two issues, the first one is solved by Steps 3 - 4 (And as Nicos says)
But a message kept popping up abut the resolution not set as the recommended.

The parameter 'SameRes' (Step 2) Solves this BUT with this on the cut-scenes are reduced to a fraction of the screen.

The pop up messages appears because at the moment of the Cut-Scenes, the game switches out of the selected resolution, and this triggers the message.

I would recommend indeed leaving the Parameters box blank and just tolerate the pop ups knowing that it is due to this adjustment the game performs.
Nicos Apr 7, 2016 @ 12:50pm 
Hello

I had the same problem but the solutions have not solved.

I used the properties of the file OwarFull.exe in the Original War folder. Right click on the file / Properties / Compatibility

Check * Disable scaling of high resolutions for display.

This seems to work. But I still have to play many hours to confirm ! :steamhappy:


* My OS is in French, it is a translation