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[Demo] Can't change Graphic Resolution.

posted by MIK0 on - last edited - Viewed by 2.1K users

As object. The game starts at 1024x768 and there's no way to make it run at above resolution (even at lower). Found the option but when clicked nothing happen.

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  • I got this problem too. And, the 1280x1024 resolution is found twice. I get :

    |> 800x600
    |> 1024x768
    |> 1280x1024
    |> 1280x1024

    And I can't choose any of the other resolution than 1024x768.

  • Could you tell us what kind of video cards you have, and which resolutions are listed when you change the resolution in Windows?

  • @Emily said: Could you tell us what kind of video cards you have, and which resolutions are listed when you change the resolution in Windows?

    Sure.
    Asus Geforce 9800GT Ultimate (a former GTS).
    Resolution: 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x960, 1280x1024.
    Also I had a custom resolution made using NVIDIA Control Panel at 1280x960 that I used to solve the -never solved issue- in Sam&Max Season One that doesn't consider ratio different than 4:3 (and I have a 19" LCD, native resolution 1280x1024 that is 5:4) and prevent you to choose the above resolution if the next one is not avaible (in my case I couldn't select 1280x960 that was near the one I needed).

  • For my case :
    nVidia GeForce 9500 GT (from Gainward). I can choose 800x600, 1024x768 and 1280x1024 in Windows.
    Sam & Max recognizes all of them and works well (Season 2 only, the first season can't set more than 1024x768).

  • [quote=Mwyann;118380]the first season can't set more than 1024x768.[/quote]
    You can use 1280x960 using the nvidia control panel to create a custom resolution. It enable you to use that resolution that is the closest to 1280x1024 that I assume is the native resolution of your monitor. You'll play with very small black band at the top and the bottom of the screen that make it very similar to the resolution yoi wanted.

  • @MIK0 said: As object. The game starts at 1024x768 and there's no way to make it run at above resolution (even at lower). Found the option but when clicked nothing happen.

    The list of resolutions is populated by what your graphics card / monitor tell the game should work. You've tried clicking on all of the resolutions and it refuses to change?

  • [quote='[TTG] Yare;118394']The list of resolutions is populated by what your graphics card / monitor tell the game should work. You've tried clicking on all of the resolutions and it refuses to change?[/quote]
    Exactly, like it hadn't get the click.

  • Personally, I even used the keyboard shortcuts (up:down and then enter/space), and it didn't change a thing.

    Even in the Reg editor I couldn't find any data about this (but I did found the "language", that permitted me to choose "english" back, as I prefer to have english subtitles)

  • [quote=Mwyann;118401]Personally, I even used the keyboard shortcuts (up:down and then enter/space), and it didn't change a thing.[/quote]
    I tried it too. No results. I have to say that I don't expecially lilke the ui of the option menu. The will to make all look like a Wallace invention it uselessy heavy.

    [quote]Even in the Reg editor I couldn't find any data about this (but I did found the "language", that permitted me to choose "english" back, as I prefer to have english subtitles)[/quote]

    In Document and Settings//Telltale Games/Demo/ there's a prefs.prop file that contain the settings. But it's binary and I don't know what do what (and however it's not my place to solve this).

    It's interesting the things about changing the language, I found it an important defect that it can't be choose in the option menu (instead of doing all that makeup useless ui).

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    OMA

    PC gamers, unlike console gamers, like to tweak every little bit of the game (and sometimes it's really needed to configure some things). You keep on making great games, but you keep on failing in the configuration part of the games. Like:

    - Sam & Max Season 1 didn't accept 5:4 resolutions like 1280x1024
    - Sam & Max Season 2 didn't accept 16:9-ish resolutions like 1360x768
    - Strong Bad still didn't list the 1360x768 resolution
    - The new W & G demo finally takes 1360x768 (thanks!), but it has other resolution changing issues reported by several people, plus you can't change music volume and can't change language settings from the game (you can tinker with the system registry, but the only "easy" way to change languages is reinstalling the game, which is ultra-cumbersome). It would be good to have a really easy way to change subtitle languages, like in a DVD movie (sometimes I like switching back and forth between the original text and the translation)

    I think you should stop changing the user's system resolution when the game starts. It should play at whatever resolution the user has, which is almost always the resolution the user wants to play at (usually the screen's native resolution). This should fix most issues with screen resolutions that keep popping up with every new of your releases. Of course, the resolution should be still changeable inside the game, but should be optional, not forcing a resolution change as soon as you start the game.

    I hope you take this as constructive criticism. Your games are cool, but maybe the user interface for configuring things could be done a bit better. It's mostly my only complaint, which says a lot about the quality of your games.

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