Here’s the deal- on some applications I’m given the correct screen resolution for my monitor. On some of the others, however, I’m not even given the choice, I’m given some goofball sizes of 1024 x 750, or 800 x 450.
Who the hell wants to run a game at that resolution? I don’t. I want my normally fine 1280 x 1024, but some of these apps don’t want to even give me that choice.
What irks me more is that I’ve run these games previously at 1280 x 1024 and everything worked fine. Now, not even the choice.
What’s going on here? I’ve got the correct driver for the monitor, and everything seems up to date, but a couple of times now the thing still thinks I can only run one set of resolutions.
The more I think of it, the more I remember something like this happening with my old computer, and even the old operating system as well. How the heck I got it to work back then I never know, but I can’t now.
Win XP, fully updated and patched. Games would include Half-life, Madden Football 2001, and Roller Coaster Tycoon. It’s not limited to those three specifically, a couple of others tried doing that same nonsense with me and after a couple of goes it kind of ‘snapped’ back into shape and started working again.
What’s going on here?