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swambast
09-27-2004, 01:12 PM
For 22" monitors, what is your preferred resolution setting? I am looking to use something that minimizes the screen distortion, and thought I'd see what others might suggest. Thanks!

swambast
09-27-2004, 01:12 PM
For 22" monitors, what is your preferred resolution setting? I am looking to use something that minimizes the screen distortion, and thought I'd see what others might suggest. Thanks!

THE_Bu11dog
09-27-2004, 02:02 PM
I would use 1024X768 with the highest refresh rate the monitor will handle.

LeChuck59
09-27-2004, 02:09 PM
I have a SyncMaster1100DF which I keep at 16x12 @ 85hz all the time. 12x10 is also a fine option if your graphics card can't handle 16x12 in most games. 10x7 is a bit low for my tastes. It's not so much the drop in resolution, it's the loss of digital space. I work with a Wacom tablet in various image editing suites and 16x12 gives me plenty of room.

Really though, so long as your graphics card and monitor can handle the resolution at a refresh rate suitable to your eyes, go with whatever resolution you want. Unlike LCDs, CRTs have no ideal or native resolution.

DayGlow
09-27-2004, 02:57 PM
when I moved up to a 21" monitor I found 1600x1200 the best rez for games if my vid card can handle it. 1024x768 looks rougher because the pixels are physcially larger with a bigger display.

Spartaristos
09-27-2004, 03:27 PM
my 22"monitor Mitsubishi Diamond Pro 270 play wonderfull the il2 at 1600x1200 @ 85hz with my clockable 9700 pro

crazyivan1970
09-27-2004, 04:03 PM
21" Sony here, I use 1280x960x32 @85hz for AEP, Could go higher...but will have to give up AA and AF... hehe
and 1600x1200x32 @85hz for COD and others FPS

Longjocks
09-27-2004, 04:38 PM
I was always running 1024x768 with no FSAA on a 17" and it looked fine. Now I run it at 1280x960 on a 19"... I think with 85hz refresh rate (but I believe my monitor can do 100hz at that res). Although I don't 'need' it, I run with 2xFSAA and 2xAA to make it look that little bit crisper. This is with a GeForce 4 Ti4600.

bird_brain
09-27-2004, 04:41 PM
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I have a Viewsonic P220f 22" Flat Screen CRT.
I have found 1280 x 960 the best for keeping resolution up on excellent settings.

ednew
09-27-2004, 05:30 PM
Mitsubishi dimondpro 2070, 1280x960 100hz, perfect aa4x af4x. Its playable at 16x12 85hz in excellant with aax2 afx2, but I really like perfect now that I can run it without it looking like a slideshow.

Willey
09-27-2004, 06:21 PM
My 2800+, 1GB 333, 9800 doesn't do 1600x1200 well... well, it really suxx at that res in any game even with AA off. I suspect I'd need a 256MB card then. Up to 1280x960 it's fine, but 1600 is a 30+% fps hit. But in FB, that helps with those damn tiny dots :mischief:, they aren't rendered always anyway, but I don't want to have them too small when they're really there http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

BaldieJr
09-27-2004, 09:54 PM
It must be hard to see on those little monitors.

swambast
09-28-2004, 07:22 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Cool, thanks everyone for the responses. It seems like most appear to be using 1280x960. Wouldn't 1280x1024 provide less distortion than 1280x960?

P.S. To Bird Brain,
I also have a Viewsonic P225fb, and was curious why you selected 1280x960 over 1280x1024?

Jumoschwanz
09-28-2004, 08:43 AM
It is really up to the specification of the monitor as to what resolution is best. But you want to go as high as you can. I have two AOC monitors I have used online the last three years. A 17" and a 19". The 17 will only go up to 1280x960 max then it crashes. The 19" is higher quality and as soon as I found out I could run it at 1600x1200 I never went back. I have run this res on this monitor with GF2ultra, gf3ti500, radeon9700pro and 9800pro. They all worked great. for refresh rate I run 72hz. Any higher refresh rate seems uneccessary.

I still have two rigs I can run the game online with. The AMD1333mhz athlon with the GF3ti500 and the low res monitor, and an xp3200/nforce2 with the high res 19"er.

With the higher resolution there is a very noticable advantage on spotting targets online. You can see the dots easier from farther away it seems. Also less eyestrain with the finer resolution for me.

So run as high a resolution as you can run with a 72hz refresh rate. And if you spend the money on a new monitor make sure it can easily run the max resolution your software can generate. It is a great upgrade value moving to a couple inch bigger monitor with high resolution capability. A world of difference.S!


Jumoschwanz

ZG77_Nagual
09-28-2004, 09:29 AM
I gotta have a miniumum of 85hz refresh rate - preferably 100 so I run aep at 1152x864 with aa and af of course. I have a 22 inch nec. I also vastly prefer higher frame rates - it starts looking jumpy to be much below 40

Slick750
09-28-2004, 10:25 AM
22 incher with a radeon 9800pro...I use 1600x1200 2X AA 2X AN or 1280x960 4X AA 4X AN (Exellent settings)

ddsflyer
09-28-2004, 04:28 PM
If you have the graphics and CPU horsepower use nothing less than 1200x1600x32. Anything else on a monitor that large looks too grainy or pixillated.

bird_brain
09-28-2004, 08:41 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by swambast:
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Cool, thanks everyone for the responses. It seems like most appear to be using 1280x960. Wouldn't 1280x1024 provide less distortion than 1280x960?

P.S. To Bird Brain,
I also have a Viewsonic P225fb, and was curious why you selected 1280x960 over 1280x1024? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
At 1280x1024, I got a strange stretch of text in the center of the screen when using word processing files. I think it is because it is a flat screen and the distortion is intentional for a curved screen. Switched to 1280x960 and everything is perfect when I am doing something other than flying FB ( http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif)

swambast
09-30-2004, 09:01 AM
The only thing about 1600x1200 is everything's too small for me, and too hard to see. But damn, it does look gorgeous!!! I think due to my refresh rates of 120@1280x960 and 100@1280x1024 that I might stick with one of these. Then, I can top it off with a little spice of 2x AA, AF on my shiny new BFG Geforce 6800 GT OC...

I guess between the two resolutions, I would really like to 1280x960 but it irks me that the screen becomes distorted and warped into more of a smaller box. Even after adjusting the monitor, it just seems the picture doesn't have the same symmetry as 1280x1024. I'm not sure why...

bird_brain
09-30-2004, 11:45 AM
Somehow an extra 32 pixels at the top & bottom of the screen didn't make much difference to me. I guess there is some distortion, but I am used to it. It is also the only 1280 resolution supported by the stock scaling of the sim. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

swambast
10-01-2004, 08:13 AM
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It is also the only 1280 resolution supported by the stock scaling of the sim.

Really? I didn't know that. I'll have to try this indeed, and see if I notice any difference. What refresh rate are you running?

bird_brain
10-01-2004, 06:21 PM
85 mhz I think. I am at work now.

I know you can change the resolution in one of the .ini files, but I never bothered since it looks great to me already. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif