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gothkrieger
07-10-2012, 05:37 PM
I was running the game at 1280 x 720 for quite some time and thought I would give it a try at 1600 x 900 (next resolution setting that displays properly without distortion of image) for a while.

While the higher resolution made identifying the aircraft easier (at near distances) the “dot” sized aircraft at distance were very difficult to see initially and very easy to lose sight of against backgrounds. I have gone back to the 1280 x 720 for that reason.

Now I am wondering at what resolution most people are playing at? What I am really trying to determine is if most people play at a lower resolution for playability reasons (seeing planes at distance, etc.) or they are playing at higher resolution for the ease of identifying aircraft type at close range etc. and putting up with the down side of higher resolution (spotting at distance, etc.)

Thanks, Goth

thefruitbat
07-10-2012, 07:24 PM
1920 * 1200.

I don't really have a problem spotting dots online, i know if i ran a lower res it would be even easier, but it looks fugly at lower res, and i actually think its more useful to be able to see LOD's correctly at the 0-3km range than dots at 20 km instead of 10.....

plus i don't care if i get shot down once in a while for the extra eye candy, its a game after all.

Sillius_Sodus
07-11-2012, 06:23 PM
What size monitor are you using? I used to have a 19" CRT and found that 1280X1024 looked best. Now I have a 22" LCD and am running 1680X1050 and everything looks great.

Aviar
07-11-2012, 11:25 PM
I play at 1920x1200, which is the native resolution of my monitor. On an LCD, your picture will always look best using the native resolution.

Aviar

Bearcat99
07-12-2012, 02:07 AM
When I used a CRT I ran with 1280x960.. it is the same ratio as 1024x768 but gives you a better look which for me on a CRT was the ideal.. On a LCD/LED I use whatevber the native resof my monitor is.. my first LCD monitor was 1920x1200 .. I now run at 1920x1080 .. This chart s quite handy for such things..

http://file.walagata.com/w/bearcat/750px-Vector_Video_Standards2.svg.png

Tully__
07-12-2012, 05:01 PM
I'm running 1280x960 windowed on a 1900x1080 LCD. No special reason 'cept it allows me to watch teamspeak while I fly without having to worry about TS overlay messing up.

ytareh
07-12-2012, 09:48 PM
Youre NOT imagining it OP!The game (for me ) is unplayable above 1024x768 if you want to be competitive online and spot enemy dots far away.Ive ran it at up to 2560x1600 and it sure is pretty .But I couldnt see planes taking off a few hundred metres beneath me while loitering over an enemy base(offline not vulching!)

gothkrieger
07-19-2012, 06:01 AM
Youre NOT imagining it OP!The game (for me ) is unplayable above 1024x768 if you want to be competitive online and spot enemy dots far away.Ive ran it at up to 2560x1600 and it sure is pretty .But I couldnt see planes taking off a few hundred metres beneath me while loitering over an enemy base(offline not vulching!)

Yes, that is the real issue at hand for me.
I can go all the way up to 1920 x 1080 (native resolution of monitor) but at that resolution my vid card is over worked (older puter) I have been testing at 1600 x 900, not bad, not great. Easier to identify what type of plane you are closing with but the dot range sighting is not great. The 1280 x 720 better for keeping track of planes but harder to determine what they are. I fly mostly full real settings.
If there was a resolution between the 2 above I would give that a try but there is none.

I have adjusted the DPI setting from 96 DPI to 120 DPI. Not sure but it seems that it may have improved the sighting at distance issue. The verdict is still out.

Hey Fruitbat my man, greetings again. I have never seen a plane a 10km range under any circumstances. I am sure that was tongue in cheek. LOL

gothkrieger
07-19-2012, 06:12 AM
When I used a CRT I ran with 1280x960.. it is the same ratio as 1024x768 but gives you a better look which for me on a CRT was the ideal.. On a LCD/LED I use whatevber the native resof my monitor is.. my first LCD monitor was 1920x1200 .. I now run at 1920x1080 .. This chart s quite handy for such things..

http://file.walagata.com/w/bearcat/750px-Vector_Video_Standards2.svg.png

Love this table, very informative.
I noticed on the 16.9 line there is an intersect at the 1920 x 1080 and the 1280 x 720 settings This might be an older table as I have a 1600 x 900 setting in between and I am sure it is proportional with no height to width distortion.

Tully__
07-19-2012, 07:03 AM
...I noticed on the 16.9 line there is an intersect at the 1920 x 1080 and the 1280 x 720 settings This might be an older table as I have a 1600 x 900 setting in between and I am sure it is proportional with no height to width distortion.
Yep, that's a 16:9 aspect ratio as well :)


... I have never seen a plane a 10km range under any circumstances. I am sure that was tongue in cheek. LOL
That would depend on the DOT variable of the mp_dotrange setting. Default single player settings are 14km, however many online servers run it at less than 10km. I've experimented and it can be set to distances at least as high as 21km. With that setting it's possible to see dots to 19km, maybe a little more on some monitors at the game's original native resolution of 1024x768. The dots fade in like the icons do (if you use icons) so you have to be a bit closer than the max range setting before there's enough contrast to pick them out against the sky.

DKoor
07-26-2012, 07:34 PM
What size monitor are you using? I used to have a 19" CRT and found that 1280X1024 looked best. Now I have a 22" LCD and am running 1680X1050 and everything looks great.
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