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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:02 pm 
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Other than the 4:3 resolutions (640x480, 800x600 etc), what are the most used 16:9 resolutions? I'd like to create a GUI dialog to pick an specific (low) resolution.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:11 pm 
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Off the top of my head: 1366×768 on laptops, 1280×720 and 1920×1080 (although the former doesn't see much use on computers)... other than that not sure which resolutions are considered "common". Steam's hardware survey is your best guess (click "Primary Display Resolution" in the list at the bottom to expand the full list).

You really shouldn't assume certain resolutions will be available though (nor specific ratios, for that matter, it could be just about anything). Also most people will frown upon if you ever go fullscreen and change the resolution, or if you can't alt+tab out of it without the program minimizing in the case of multimonitor systems.

PS: wtf 640×480 usage just went up.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 3:50 pm 
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People often have to slightly adjust their resolution for TV display overscan and stuff like that (e.g. the nVidia control panel has settings to adjust this). It's not uncommon to find "unique" resolutions because of that.

It's best to support arbitrary resolutions if you can, even if it's only via some .ini file or something. There are methods to detect the resolution in use, or maintain the current resolution when going fullscreen too, which I think are preferred to explicitly having to set it.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:25 pm 
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Yup. I'm creating shortcuts for the most used resolutions, plus an option to type a custom X,Y.
You know, I'm using Allegro. Is there a problem of trying to set an unsupported resolution (meaning while Allegro tries to change it) ?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:43 pm 
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From the steam hardware survey, the top 6 are:
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1920 x 1080   34.04%
1366 x 768   27.08%
1600 x 900   7.34%
1280 x 1024   5.24%
1440 x 900   5.03%
1680 x 1050   4.63%

Only 1280x1024 is a 4:3 ratio on that list.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:49 am 
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Dwedit wrote:
From the steam hardware survey, the top 6 are:
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1920 x 1080   34.04%
1366 x 768   27.08%
1600 x 900   7.34%
1280 x 1024   5.24%
1440 x 900   5.03%
1680 x 1050   4.63%

Only 1280x1024 is a 4:3 ratio on that list.


Actually, 1280x1024 is 5:4 :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 6:14 am 
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Hmm... The non-standard monitors. :) I have one here that's squared. It's kinda old, so I don't remember the resolution.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:23 pm 
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1280x1024 LCD monitors were pretty much the standard on desktop PCs during the period after CRTs died out and before widescreen took over.


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