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Old 11-29-2003, 07:49 PM   #1
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how do i change the default resolution for winex?


whenever i run a game with winex3.2, most of them run fine. but when they do, they default to the 640x480 resolution, which goes off the screen on my moniter. anyone?
 
Old 12-02-2003, 10:35 PM   #2
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I don't think there is a default resolution for WineX. Just reset the resolution manually in the game. Most games start with a default resolution, its usually the lowest resolution. So just go into the games options menu, and change the games resolution.l If you have to adjust your monitor for a few seconds, not big deal. Try reading the WineX docs for this problem
 
Old 12-03-2003, 10:48 AM   #3
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It's not a WineX problem. It's an XFree86 problem. The problem is that your monitor refresh rates aren't set properly for the lower resolutions. There are something called modelines in your XF86Config (or XF86Config-4) file. They determine how the output is sent to the monitor. They are unique for all models of monitors (as all models of monitors have slightly different refresh rates).

I really don't know of one particularly good tool for fixing this. Most distros come with an XFree86 adjustment program, but many times it won't work with the nVidia or ATI proprietary drivers without breaking something. The best permanent solution is to learn how modelines are calculated and manually edit your XF86Config file. The easiest solution is to change the resolution in your games to the default monitor resolution.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 03:31 PM   #4
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ya, but some games dont have a change res option, like starcraft. so i guess im stranded
 
Old 12-06-2003, 07:49 PM   #5
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Not necessarily,


I found the following website that will calculate Modelines for you (use at your own risk):

http://xtiming.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/xtiming.pl

You do have to know a lot about your monitor's specs though.

Have you tried using the automatic adjustment that is found on many modern monitors???
 
Old 12-07-2003, 09:56 AM   #6
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ill try that link, although i dont know my moniter specs, since i dont have the manual (no, i didnt throw it away ). but, maybe i could look at the xfree drivers for my moniter and see if that tells me anything. i use a multisync xv17+, btw.
 
  


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