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What’s your preferred monitor resolution for WitP:AE? - 3/14/2017 12:54:35 PM   
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My monitor natively runs at 1920 x 1080 which is great for the 3D games, but sure does turn this game into fine print text. It’s almost too hard to read even using the –altFont switch.

I am curious to know what everyone’s preferred playing resolution is.

Or, if anyone has any tips to help the text to be more readable at higher resolutions.


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RE: What’s your preferred monitor resolution for WitP:AE? - 3/14/2017 1:08:55 PM   
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2560 x 1600 in a window

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RE: What’s your preferred monitor resolution for WitP:AE? - 3/14/2017 1:28:58 PM   
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You don’t really need high resolution.
You just want the text to be readable the way you like and I like to have nice round range rings.

I use full screen at 1680 x 1050 on a widescreen monitor.

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RE: What’s your preferred monitor resolution for WitP:AE? - 3/14/2017 1:30:53 PM   
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The game looks better in higher resolutions

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RE: What’s your preferred monitor resolution for WitP:AE? - 3/14/2017 1:33:08 PM   
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1200 x 800 on 15.6" laptop screen.

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RE: What’s your preferred monitor resolution for WitP:AE? - 3/14/2017 1:37:58 PM   
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2530 x 1525 in a window.

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RE: What’s your preferred monitor resolution for WitP:AE? - 3/14/2017 3:14:18 PM   
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1920x1080 on a 27 inch monitor. The game looks great.

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RE: What’s your preferred monitor resolution for WitP:AE? - 3/14/2017 3:29:18 PM   
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2560 X 1080 windowed with second screen showing Tidal.com for background music :)

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RE: What’s your preferred monitor resolution for WitP:AE? - 3/14/2017 3:48:48 PM   
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1920x1080 on a 27 inch monitor. The game looks great.


Same for me. No issues and a nice wide map.


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RE: What’s your preferred monitor resolution for WitP:AE? - 3/14/2017 6:37:01 PM   
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3000 x 1500 on a 4k display.

"C:\Matrix Games\War in the Pacific Admiral's Edition\War in the Pacific Admiral Edition.exe" -skipVideo -wd –cpu2 –multiaudio -pxf3000 -pyf1500 -altFont -dd_sw

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RE: What’s your preferred monitor resolution for WitP:AE? - 3/14/2017 6:42:20 PM   
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I have a 4k monitor, that's a strange resolution. is that full screen or windowed?

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RE: What’s your preferred monitor resolution for WitP:AE? - 3/14/2017 6:43:10 PM   
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I have a 4k monitor, that's a strange resolution. is that full screen or windowed?


I have a 4k monitor, that's a strange resolution. is that full screen or windowed?

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RE: What’s your preferred monitor resolution for WitP:AE? - 3/14/2017 6:44:54 PM   
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3000 x 1500 on a 4k display.

"C:\Matrix Games\War in the Pacific Admiral's Edition\War in the Pacific Admiral Edition.exe" -skipVideo -wd –cpu2 –multiaudio -pxf3000 -pyf1500 -altFont -dd_sw


I have a 4k monitor, that's a strange resolution. is that full screen or windowed?

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RE: What’s your preferred monitor resolution for WitP:AE? - 3/14/2017 7:40:26 PM   
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1280 x 1024 full screen with -altFont switch on 27 monitor. Range circles are nice and round.

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RE: What’s your preferred monitor resolution for WitP:AE? - 3/14/2017 8:38:17 PM   
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1024 x 768 on a 27" monitor.

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RE: What’s your preferred monitor resolution for WitP:AE? - 3/15/2017 12:55:37 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: cdcool

quote:

I have a 4k monitor, that's a strange resolution. is that full screen or windowed?


I have a 4k monitor, that's a strange resolution. is that full screen or windowed?

Windowed. WitP:AE uses an old DirectX version that cannot handle the full 3840 x 2160 of a 4k display. 3k by 1500 is about as big as I have gotten it to go without display bugs. It gives me space to see manuals, spreadsheets, etc. as well.

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RE: What’s your preferred monitor resolution for WitP:AE? - 3/15/2017 1:01:27 AM   
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1850x1050 windowed on my 17.3" laptop. If I'm home, I extend it to my 46" LCD tv...

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RE: What’s your preferred monitor resolution for WitP:AE? - 3/15/2017 4:53:32 AM   
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2560x1440 on a Dell 25". Crisp and clear.

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RE: What’s your preferred monitor resolution for WitP:AE? - 3/15/2017 10:54:33 AM   
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- 1920 x 1080 on my 23" (native resolution 2560 x 1440)
- 1600 x 900 on my 14" laptop (which is native resolution)

Game and overview of areas gets better with higher resolution, but the icons and especially the font gets too small at some point. I recommend "-altFont" regardless of resolution which helps readability a bit.

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RE: What’s your preferred monitor resolution for WitP:AE? - 3/15/2017 11:20:48 AM   
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1024 x 768 on a 27" monitor.

I'm blind as a bat!



Was mistaken.

Its actually 1280 x 760

Every time I try higher res the icons turn into tiny pips too small to discern.

It is nice to see a much larger area of the map at higher res, but what is the point if nothing on the map is legible?



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RE: What’s your preferred monitor resolution for WitP:AE? - 4/5/2017 11:13:04 PM   
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How do I change resolution in this game ? :S

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RE: What’s your preferred monitor resolution for WitP:AE? - 4/6/2017 12:49:37 AM   
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I'm on a 25" needing to go to a 29" to be able to see hex boundaries. I better put a 32" on 'layaway' while I'm at it ... not too far behind that 29" ....


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RE: What’s your preferred monitor resolution for WitP:AE? - 4/6/2017 5:12:40 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Sovjetski

How do I change resolution in this game ? :S

Change your shortcut's target:

"C:\Matrix Games\War in the Pacific Admiral's Edition\War in the Pacific Admiral Edition.exe" -skipVideo -wd –cpu2 –multiaudio -pxf1080 -pyf1080 -altFont -dd_sw

the -pxf and -pyf allow non-standard resolutions, just change the numbers to what you want. Make sure you are patched though. I spent about a day trying to get those to work only to discover the version that you download when you buy is VERY old and has to be patched before any of those switches work.

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RE: What’s your preferred monitor resolution for WitP:AE? - 4/6/2017 5:30:55 AM   
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" -skipVideo -wd –cpu2 –multiaudio -pxf1080 -pyf1080 -altFont -dd_sw


thx alot!

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RE: What’s your preferred monitor resolution for WitP:AE? - 5/20/2017 8:58:31 AM   
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ORIGINAL: InfiniteMonkey

Change your shortcut's target:
the -pxf and -pyf allow non-standard resolutions,



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RE: What’s your preferred monitor resolution for WitP:AE? - 5/20/2017 1:49:22 PM   
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I still think scaling option in the Intel Graphic on your pc will determine whether your can get stretched full screen. Usually the mid price 1980 x 1080 resolution pc will have this option. Those 1080 x 760 ones in cheaper pcs won't have this option .

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RE: What’s your preferred monitor resolution for WitP:AE? - 5/20/2017 2:41:41 PM   
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1920 x 1018 on a 1920 x 1080 monitor, in windowed mode. The shortcut is also set to run the game window "Maximized" so it goes to the top of the screen automatically when started.

The game then takes up the entire width of the screen and almost all of the height. It leaves just enough room at the bottom for the Windows Taskbar, allowing me to switch back and forth between AE and various other applications just by clicking on their icons.

For me, this is the easiest way to process orders because I can so easily switch to Tracker, Intel Monkey, text editor, spreadsheet, etc. It also makes it a snap to write an AAR in a text editor (for later pasting in the forum) while doing orders.

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RE: What’s your preferred monitor resolution for WitP:AE? - 5/20/2017 3:21:50 PM   
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witpqs- could you please give me your switches? I just tried that and ended up with a smallish, non-adjustable, square window.

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RE: What’s your preferred monitor resolution for WitP:AE? - 5/20/2017 3:44:57 PM   
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witpqs- could you please give me your switches? I just tried that and ended up with a smallish, non-adjustable, square window.

WitP:AE is not dynamically resizable. You set the size you want it to be in the -pxf1080 -pyf1080 switches and that is the size it opens at. In order to change size, you have to quit the app, change the sizes, and restart the app.

"-pxf1080" sets the width (x) to 1080 pixels. To make it as witpqs describes, you would use -pxf1920 in place of -pxf1080 in the switches I listed.

"-pyf1080" sets the height (y) to 1080 pixels. To make it as witpqs describes, you would use -pyf1018 in place of -pyf1080 in the switches I listed.

So change your shortcut's target:

"C:\Matrix Games\War in the Pacific Admiral's Edition\War in the Pacific Admiral Edition.exe" -skipVideo -wd –cpu2 –multiaudio -pxf1920 -pyf1018 -altFont -dd_sw

I actually have several shortcuts that vary the size of the window. When I am taking screenshots, or doing a lot of writing where I do not want to see a massive witp window, I run in 1080 x 1080. My big screen (on a 4k display) is this:

"C:\Matrix Games\War in the Pacific Admiral's Edition\War in the Pacific Admiral Edition.exe" -skipVideo -wd –cpu2 –multiaudio -pxf3000 -pyf1500 -altFont -dd_sw

If I want to run in portrait mode:

"C:\Matrix Games\War in the Pacific Admiral's Edition\War in the Pacific Admiral Edition.exe" -skipVideo -wd –cpu2 –multiaudio -pxf1080 -pyf1400 -altFont -dd_sw

etc.
etc.

Pick the resolutions you want and fill in the numbers. Also, in windowed mode, get used to using "Win-plus", "Win-minus" and "Win-Esc" keys to use Windows Magnifier to magnify the area around the cursor. The "win" key is between the Ctrl and Alt. If you hold it and press the plus key, it starts magnifier (or if magnifier is already started it increases magnification). If you hold the Win key and press the Esc key, it cancels magnifier. This gives you the best of both worlds: Lots of map to see plus the ability to magnify areas that are harder to see. Example screenshot of magnifier in actions:




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RE: What’s your preferred monitor resolution for WitP:AE? - 5/20/2017 3:51:24 PM   
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Here it is after I press Win-+ several times:




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