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Windows Crysis supports only 1 resolution..

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by DarkLord7854, 21 Jul 2008.

  1. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 New Member

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    For some reason, Crysis will only run at 1 single resolution (720p), and it can't even go fullscreen without screwing up the mouse. I can't seem to set it to do any other resolution.

    It's a little frustrating, anyone know of a solution to this?

    Thanks
     
  2. mansueto

    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    There's no way to set a custom resolution? I know you are able to do so with some games such as team fortress 2
     
  3. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 New Member

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    Yea, s'what I thought, but not that I've found yet :S
     
  4. Paynus

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    you can specify whatever custom resolution you want in the .cfg file.
    r_Height=
    r_Width=
     
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    DarkLord7854 New Member

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    Ah.. Which cfg file?
     
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    DarkLord7854 New Member

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    Managed to find the CFG.. Changed the res correctly, set it to fullscreen... andddddd.... it just displays in 1280x720.. with lots of black room all around it and completely throws off the mouse because it thinks it's in the middle of screen, but displays in the top left corner.. Well I suppose this reinforces the fact that this game is, indeed, crap. Shame I can't return it.
     
  7. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    What resolution are you trying to play at? 1080p?
    Mine works fine at both. Are you connecting by one of those HDMI - DVI cables or VGA?
     
  8. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 New Member

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    I'm running through HD component, and yes, 1080p.

    Every single game I've played (CoD4, Assassin's Creed, AoE3, etc) all run just fine at 1080p, except Crysis.. where it only has 1 resolution mode: 1280x720. I don't get it. I've just tried reinstalling and re-applying all the patches, and it still refuses to give me more then 1280x720 argh
     
  9. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    Have you tried using VGA? I have a feeling it will be your graphics card. A friend of mine had a similar problem when he was connecting through HDMI. I'm guessing that the card simply wasn't able to determine the screens size properly so just defaulted to 720. Also, if your trying to set the resolution manually, bear in mind that it might not be exactly what you think. For example, my screen is 32 inch, 720p, however the resolution is 1360px 768px, not 720px. Causing the game to revert back to default.

    I know it works though, so it's probably not entirely the games fault.
     
  10. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 New Member

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    Using VGA would cut the resolution to a max of 720p. HD component runs fine for everything else at 1080p, it's seriously only Crysis that gives me problem.. I don't get why it doesn't even give me lower resolutions like 1024x768. This is frustrating :(
     
  11. Paynus

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    I'm gonna go with a driver issue on this one. Which driver are you using?
     
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    The latest non-beta one 175.19
     
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    DarkLord7854 New Member

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    Interesting.. Bf2142 won't work anymore, just starts to load and crashes.. Argh. >.<
     
  14. bigc90210

    bigc90210 Teh C

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    im pretty sure you can set custom screen res' through editing the short and adding parameters after the file location, my monitor doesnt like 4:3 resolutions so im forever adding them to set games (such as LOTR BFME2) to widescreen
     
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    Well, I tried doing that, but all it does is fill in the area of the screen with black, and keeps the actual image at 1280x720 in the top left corner of the screen, but it think it's displaying it in the center, so mouse and menu coordination is completely off.. :S
     
  16. Smegwarrior

    Smegwarrior Fighting the war on smeg

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    When you have HDMI you cannot get 1080p from anything else, it is to do with the HDMI licensing standard that says if HDMI is used in a product it can only output 1080p through HDMI.

    Using component or any other output you are limited to 1080i, seeing as the i in 1080i means interlaced and monitors use progressive scan your card defaults to the next lowest resolution which is 720p.

    If they have not set the control tags (software tags, probably in the firmware, maybe in the game software though) that prevent this you might be able to use a HDMI to DVI adapter and then a DVI to VGA adapter.

    If they have set the control tags then it will refuse to output anything through HDMI unless it detects a HDMI compliant device.

    This is supposed to prevent piracy by preventing you from getting an analog signal at the full 1080p resolution and using that to copy movies, we know it won't work as pirates will just use a PC to remove copy protection and copy movies but the manufacturers don't care as it means they can force people to upgrade.
     
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    Ah.. The TV has HDMI input yes, but the card(s) don't, I just have dual DVI ports and the standard video-out with the HD-component adapter that came with the card :S

    So basically I'm stuffed since I don't have an HDMI port on my card(s)?

    Very informative post though, thanks :)
     
  18. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    I play crysis on my 40" tv at 1920*1080 over VGA, have you tried that at all DarkLord?

    Sam
     
  19. DarkLord7854

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    VGA only does 720p max
     
  20. teamtd11

    teamtd11 *Custom User Title*

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    HDMI is dvi but with audio? all you need is a DVI to HDMI lead?
     
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