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I'm playing the game on a widescreen monitor (as I assume most people are these days), and the game is stretched to fill the entire screen, regardless of the "black bars" setting in the AGS config menu. Promotional screenshots appear to show the 4:3 aspect ratio rather than 16:9... am I mistaken? Wondering if I may be overlooking a setting somewhere.
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codefenix: I'm playing the game on a widescreen monitor (as I assume most people are these days), and the game is stretched to fill the entire screen, regardless of the "black bars" setting in the AGS config menu. Promotional screenshots appear to show the 4:3 aspect ratio rather than 16:9... am I mistaken? Wondering if I may be overlooking a setting somewhere.
Sorry for such a late reply! The AGS engine is indeed notoriously unfriendly to widescren monitors. If the "black bars" checkbox does nothing, I would suggest having it unchecked and instead find a setting in your graphics card control panel to retain the aspect ratio instead of stretching the viewport.
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Krusbert: The AGS engine is indeed notoriously unfriendly to widescren monitors.
That's unfortunate, as widescreen monitors are the norm nowadays, but understandable I suppose considering the age of AGS. Oh well, I'll leave well enough alone. Thanks for the reply.