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22-Nov-2007, 05:58 PM #1
Question Solved: How to force a game's resolution?
Hi guys, it's very simple

I am playing a game with minimum resolution of 1028 x 768 16bit 85Hz
I can play well most of the time but oftentimes I get lag; one of the possibilities of solving this is to upgrade the hardware; I can't afford this, so I have to limit myself to modifying the software.

I would like to play the game in lower resolution as to make up for the lag, but how can I force the game to run in a resolution of 640 x 480 for instance when the option is not available?
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23-Nov-2007, 01:37 AM #2
What game?
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23-Nov-2007, 07:12 AM #3
i think it's -res 640x480 in the command line of the game icon.
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23-Nov-2007, 07:58 AM #4
No unfortunately it didn't work. I have to put that in the "Target" line not the "Start in" line, isn't it? I always get an error message saying it didn't find the file if i place any entry in the "Start in" line.
I also tried to insert -w640 -h480 but no use. Maybe is there a software?
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23-Nov-2007, 08:07 AM #5
What game is it?

Some games I have played have .cfg files and normally you can open these with notepad and insert the resolution in there.
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23-Nov-2007, 07:00 PM #6
the game is Avencast; there are a number of .cfg files but I doubt any of them is what I'm looking for since they seem to be related to the game's buildup.
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25-Nov-2007, 09:22 AM #7
any clues?
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25-Nov-2007, 09:40 AM #8
Here you go:

"/win" run in a window
"/trackfps" display frame rate, polygon count, polygon rate (kps)
"/record [fileName]" record a session
"/nointro" disable intro movie
"/resolution [w h]" force resolution (overrides menu selection)
"/videodriver [n]" 1 to force secondary video card (overrides menu selection)
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25-Nov-2007, 05:00 PM #9
i was close
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26-Nov-2007, 06:32 PM #11
tried it but nope didn't work, so I guess the game just doesn't accept such low resolutions. Thanks anyway though, the info you've provided is very useful
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