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Old 12-19-2011, 02:33 AM   #1
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Default DotA 2 Screen Resolution


I feel like I am at a disadvantage with a 19" monitor that supports 4:3 resolution. I mean I can use the 16:9 or 16:10 ratio but the game doesnt fill up the whole screen. Does it really matter or is it time for a new monitor?

OR, should I use my 26" 1080p HDTV as my monitor (it supports 16:9 @ 1920x1080.)

Decide which one I should play in...

Heres the 4:3 screen.


Heres what I'd have to do to play in 16:9.
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:02 AM   #2
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I'd get a wide-screen monitor. Only people trapped in the 90's still use fullscreen.
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:16 AM   #3
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@zFang
what is your monitor model and brand?
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:20 AM   #4
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People still use fullscreen monitors?
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:52 AM   #5
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what is a fullscreen monitor? is that CRT?
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:43 AM   #6
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Default Re: DotA 2 Screen Resolution

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what is a fullscreen monitor? is that CRT?
fullscreen .. bullshit
correct it to : 4:3 / 5:4 - such as 1280x960 or 1280x1024

fullscreen is an application mode. It has NOTHING to do with resolution ratio.

And yes in Dota2 16:9 gives you the most visible area!
such as 1280x720 and 1920x1080
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:46 AM   #7
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1280x1024
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:05 AM   #8
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just buy new monitor and leave crt !!
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:36 AM   #9
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A new monitor costs maybe 60 euros for a decent 1920x1080 native resolution
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:48 AM   #10
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fullscreen .. bullshit
correct it to : 4:3 / 5:4 - such as 1280x960 or 1280x1024

fullscreen is an application mode. It has NOTHING to do with resolution ratio.

And yes in Dota2 16:9 gives you the most visible area!
such as 1280x720 and 1920x1080
this!
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:16 AM   #11
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fullscreen .. bullshit
correct it to : 4:3 / 5:4 - such as 1280x960 or 1280x1024

fullscreen is an application mode. It has NOTHING to do with resolution ratio.

And yes in Dota2 16:9 gives you the most visible area!
such as 1280x720 and 1920x1080
how is 16:9 bigger than 16:10 ?
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:57 AM   #12
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@zFang
what is your monitor model and brand?
It's an hpvs17 (i guess its a 17") but its not a crt lol, its an lcd one.
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:58 AM   #13
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16:10 does display more pixels then 16:9 but it gives you a smaller fov
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:11 AM   #14
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I added images and some other information, go to my first post!
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:06 PM   #15
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full screen ftw
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:24 PM   #16
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if your video card can handle 1920x1080 resolution, then use your 26" HDTV.
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:11 PM   #17
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Mine is 19" and everything is working fine
Wide screen ^
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