Hi Folks. Before I get into gory details, I should say that I've read the stickies and the FAQ's, I've done the hacks, I've config-ed the files, and I'm still having issues. So please don't point me to a custom resolution setting procedure. I may be wrong, but I *think* I'm beyond that...
What I have is a HtPC running XP pro SP2 using an Nvidia 7600GT. I'm using the "tv-out" converted to component video running up to a 42" HD monitor. I've got the latest drivers for the card and I've used the "sony trick" to get it to remember my desktop resolution settings. I'm currently running my desktop at 1232 x 692 and it takes up about 99% of my 42" screen. Videos and dvd's look great. My problem is running games. So far I've tried Doom3, Quake4, and Madden 06. I believe each has built-in support for widescreen, hi-res gaming.
My issue is, when I try to run the game, the biggest I can run them at is 800 x 600 at full screen. This is using the "medium quality" video setting in the game. If I try to run at anything larger (1024 x 768) I get an error msg and the game reverts to 640 x 480. If I set the game to run at non-fullscreen, I can run at much bigger screen sizes, but then they run inside windows and look funny (I can't stretch them to take up the entire screen, I can see my desktop in the background). I have an email in to Nvidia's tech support. Could it be the component video? Do I need to use the DVI output? Do I have a setting incorrect somewhere?
Any help anyone can provide would be appreciated. Thanks!