Originally Posted by mikecoscia
I have been playing around with it and read your site. So if I want 1366x768 I need to use the Gefen's DVI-Detective to bypass the Sharps EDID OR I can just wait for Nvidia to fix the problem with new drivers. The 2 pixel overscan doesn't bother me it is the screen savers and other apps that run at different rez. They tend to be blurry and aligned wrong.
So if I write the monitor.inf file I will have an option to set the rez in games to 1368x768? I am just a little nervous writing anything as I do not want to damage a $5,000 display. That RefreshForce looked pretty simple that 1c3d0g posted, anyone have experinces with that?
If you want 1366x768 then yes you can either go the Gefen route OR use PowerStrip to create the custom resolution. You don't need to have PowerStrip running all the time to generate the proper resolution--all you need to do is:
1. Install/run PowerStrip
2. Feed it the proper parameters for 1366x768 and have PowerStrip load the new resolution into the registry
4. Choose 1366x768 from your list of available resolutions
5. Open up PowerStrip and disable it from loading at launch.
6. Exit PowerStrip
As far as creating a custom monitor driver, I just used PowerStrip to do that. Alternatively there is one which you can download off of my website.
Originally Posted by Jeryd
When playing games you can only play games in the res supplied by the games. So I play HL2 at 1280X768 and I have to manually switch the monitor to that res and stretch it. That is the only way to work around the res changes. or until game producers make games that run in 1368(66)X768. My games that I am playing now are World of warcraft, HH2 and guildwars all in 1280x768 stretched they all look great too. If you dont stretch the image you will always have black bars with 1280x768 in dot by dot.
The problem is our monitor does not change resolutions automatically, we have to change it manually. Its a pain sometimes but I can live with it. Even if you write the edid yourself you will have to change the res on your monitor anytime your apps change the res.
That is partially true--most games do not ship with native widescreen support, however there are most certainly ways to get your favorite video games to run widescreen resolutions