i have a geforce fx 5500 my pc res is set at 1280 by 720 on my 17" lcd screen.ive installed the patch and still i have an in game screen size of like 8 by 6.ive looked for scaling options on my gfx card and cant find anything..so shall i assume that im out of luck with the in game screen size?
There should be a scaling option for that card... did you find the Nvidia Control Panel? From in there, you'll see a setting for "flat panel scaling" under the "Display" tab. Check this image here: http://tridef.com/support/images/nvidia-scaling.png
The best setting is the one that says "Use MVIDIA scaling with fixed-aspect ratio", as that will allow you to run 4:3 games (non-widescreen) with black bars on the sides so the image isn't distorted by being stretched out horizontally.
By the way, if the graphics scaling options are the culprit, then you should be able to see it in other games. Can you try running a different game in a resolution LOWER than 1280x720? If it shows up in a smaller window with black bars around, then you do indeed have a scaling problem. But if it still fills your screen, then there's something specific going on with Outcast.
Also, some displays have built-in scaling options. You may want to check if your 17" display has its own settings for scaling. Some prefer to use the display's settings, but I usually use the graphics card settings.
too funny that screen shot that you took.(which im very thankful for) lol i have every option except change flat panel scaling but i have a few different ones too.run display optimization wizard,move crt screen position, and manage custom resolution.Ya all my other games ive ever played never had that black huge picture frame around them.are you saying i should lower my res and see if it does anything. and im trying to see what my fpd1775w tft lcd screen options will have for me..thanks again