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Woodruff
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Screen Resolution

Post by Woodruff » March 18th, 2018, 8:37 pm

I'm not sure if this is necessarily a bug, as it's possible it is on purpose.

I am using Windows 10 Home.

I just downloaded 1.13.11 and have found that if I change the screen resolution within the game preferences, I cannot have it be full-screen (it forces to a window). Full screen apparently requires that it match my video settings for Windows.

Ok, no big deal...I'll just expand the screen once I get it to the resolution I want. Unfortunately, changing the screen resolution also changes the size of the Wesnoth game screen. And if I stretch that screen out, it changes the resolution.

So as far as I can tell, there is not much use to having a screen resolution option. With my vision, I pretty much cannot play Wesnoth in this situation, as the screen resolution makes it unbearably difficult to see. Yet also because of my vision, I need my screen resolution to be set where it is for Windows for the work that I do on my computer.

Now, I'm not at all sure this was introduced in this version. Previous to this download, I was using 1.12.6, and the screen resolution worked there as you would expect.

So...was this an intentional "fix" or is it actually a bug that is either known or that I should more formally submit?

jyrkive
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Re: Screen Resolution

Post by jyrkive » March 19th, 2018, 6:13 am

The recommended way to make things larger in Windows is to increase DPI scaling instead of lowering screen resolution. It works with all programs, including Wesnoth.

And yes, the inability to change screen resolution in fullscreen mode is known, and it's not really a bug. Just a... limitation of the way Wesnoth uses to implement fullscreen mode.

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