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Personally I hate that lack of information in videogame profiles. We know almost every actual release is compatible, but when it comes to much older games...
There's always http://www.wsgf.org/
I don't really care either way, but I do believe that (in most cases) more information is better.
If however they want to and don't have the information handy, they could always hire me to test all the games for widescreen compatibility.
Not really a problem for me at all...

I usually go by --> Old Game != Wide Screen.

Anything else is a bonus.
While more information is usually a good thing, I think it's a question of priorities. I don't see why widescreen support is more important than surround sound support or any other kind of compatibility.

4:3 games aren't a problem if you have a proper widescreen setup, they'll just get black bars at the sides. If you don't have a proper set up then the game will get stretched but that's still compatible, it's just not ideal (but it's down to an inadequacy of your setup).

Also what amok said, it's easiest to just assume no widescreen support.
Post edited March 08, 2013 by SirPrimalform
+1 for the no widescreen assumption and having a proper widescreen setup. Unless a game is from the last 5-8 years, odds are it does not have widescreen support. The older a game is, the more unlikely it becomes until it is a certainty it won't. Whether or not a game does have that support shouldn't really matter if you have scaling set up correctly on your monitor in the first place.

That being said, there is no reason GOG couldn't include this extra info, I just don't see it as something of any significant priority.
Post edited March 08, 2013 by cogadh
More information is cool but widescreen support is not a big selling point for me. For older games, I'm usually happy with a column box or centered timing.
Should GOG include information about multi monitor support? dolby surround support? joypad support? mouse support?

There is too much info to include on a game page. You may search for that on your own, if that's important for you :-)

Somebody already posted a website that stores that info.
Another piece of information might be more appropriate: max resolution. In most cases that will also tell you if the game can use widescreen.
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tejozaszaszas: Personally I hate that lack of information in videogame profiles. We know almost every actual release is compatible, but when it comes to much older games...
Widescreen resolutions did not become prevalent until 2007, although there were some exceptions prior to that, they are uncommon. You can pretty much assume most "good old games" do not support widescreen resolutions out of the box. You can however consult wide screen gaming forum as somebody else mentioned for info on how to tweak many older games to display widescreen with varying degrees of quality, stretching, etc.

I think pretty much anything from 2007 forward is going to support widescreen with the exception of some indies perhaps.