Help getting the game to run full screen.

#1blizakiPosted 9/17/2011 3:16:56 AM
I bought this from steam yesterday. It runs fine save for 1 problem.

Its not full screen resolution even though i've got it selected. it's a small screen in the middle of my monitor with black all around. It's incredibly annoying.

It has 3 options for the same resolution in the graphics menu. All 3 of them do the same thing, and thats give me a small game screen with a black border around it. The screen is probably takes up half the area a full screen would.
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#2cogadhPosted 9/17/2011 6:46:30 AM
Sounds like the problem is not in the game, but in your video card or its drivers. It would help if you could provide some system specs, especially OS and video card make/model/driver version.
#3blizaki(Topic Creator)Posted 9/17/2011 8:40:15 AM
i7 intel 8 core processor

8g ram

ati mobility radeon 5870

this computer runs every other game on max settins at 60fps. there should not be a hardware issue.
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#4DamionDLPosted 9/17/2011 10:21:57 AM
I had the same problem, until I actually got in game. It was a small screen all the way through character creation but became full screen when I got in game. I just thought I'd share and maybe you hadn't gotten that far, if you have, I'm sorry that I can't help you.
#5blizaki(Topic Creator)Posted 9/17/2011 10:26:07 AM
no it didnt help. i'm well past that.
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#6snoognz123Posted 9/18/2011 12:12:31 AM
I had the same deal going. There are a lot of different fixes on the Steam forums for the game. Here is a simple easy to follow fix to get fullscreen. There is also a widescreen thing as mentioned in the post but be aware that it involves using a cracked .exe file and it's not advisable to do that with Steam as it can get you banned.

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23456929&postcount=4
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#7SlashmanSGPosted 9/18/2011 12:52:02 PM
I heard Steam's cool with you using the widescreen fix, don't know personally though.
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#8cogadhPosted 9/19/2011 1:04:10 PM

niknaks1475 posted...
i7 intel 8 core processor

8g ram

ati mobility radeon 5870

this computer runs every other game on max settins at 60fps. there should not be a hardware issue.


Its not that the hardware is an issue as in it lacks the power to run the game, however it does sound like you have your video card drivers configured so that the scaling options are restricting the game to only run at it's original res without scaling it up to fill your screen. You might want to check that in the Catalyst control panel.