yea soul im that dumb that i dont know about the stock res..
was the game even made for widescreen? if not why use it? just disable it..
set the res to something else..
some odd random games require some res to run in proper non window or fully functional manner
i personally see no need in wide screen for gaming.. now for movies thats a whole different ball of wax..
(you can set each application to use specific res and refresh .. etc)
im saying1680x1050 is not a standard game coding resolution.. just the first few you mentioned...
and heck.. 800x600 is almost all but gone.. lol