Question about which looks nicer for game resolution...

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Post » Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:17 pm

I'm thinking of changing the display resolution for my Construct thingy, since I'm a fan of widescreen, and wondering what everyone else thought. Think of this topic as, "Should I go with THIS hat? Or THIS hat?"

Since apparently, I can't allow for custom resolutions for my game, no matter HOW badly I wanted it, I'll have to settle for a set resolution. If you wanna know why I can't have custom resolutions, it's because modal layout objects that are linked to a layout with effects glitch up when the resolution size is changed. ANYTHING with an effect displayed on a modal layout becomes stretchy and glitched up, but everything else turned out fine. Still, it's an impossibility, so I'll have to settle on a set window size.

Here's the CURRENT display, the default resolution:
[url:29nm3t32]http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j42/Dreamer_Kisai/OtherDisplays-CurrentDisplayGamepla.jpg[/url:29nm3t32]
[url:29nm3t32]http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j42/Dreamer_Kisai/OtherDisplays-CurrentDisplayPauseMe.jpg[/url:29nm3t32]
[url:29nm3t32]http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j42/Dreamer_Kisai/OtherDisplays-CurrentDisplayMessage.jpg[/url:29nm3t32]

But then I experimented with OTHER resolutions, and for one, I tried out the PSP ratio. I have NO idea what ratio the PSP's at, but I can tell you it's NOT the standard 16:9 widescreen ratio.

This required me to reposition all the graphics, resize the layouts, and modal layouts for this so that it the whole application could be displayed properly.
[url:29nm3t32]http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j42/Dreamer_Kisai/OtherDisplays-PSPRatioGameplay.jpg[/url:29nm3t32]
[url:29nm3t32]http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j42/Dreamer_Kisai/OtherDisplays-PSPRatioPauseMenu.jpg[/url:29nm3t32]
[url:29nm3t32]http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j42/Dreamer_Kisai/OtherDisplays-PSPRatioMessageBox.jpg[/url:29nm3t32]

But THIS is the resolution I'm thinking of building my game around:
[url:29nm3t32]http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j42/Dreamer_Kisai/OtherDisplays-MyWidescreen.jpg[/url:29nm3t32]

What do you all think? I'm really considering going with the last one, and sort of want a custom resolution regardless. The PSP ratio is nice, but I sorta want a more traditional, and accurately 16:9 widescreen ratio.
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Post » Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:36 pm

[quote="Kisai":3ac9ae6m]modal layout objects that are linked to a layout with effects glitch up when the resolution size is changed.[/quote:3ac9ae6m]
Did you report this as a bug? Manually changing the resolution would be the correct solution.
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Post » Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:48 pm

I could swear I did. I'm not sure if this glitch is still in 99.94 or whatever, since that's more broken than 98, despite it's neat new features, so I can't say if this glitch is in the current version of Construct.
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Post » Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:29 pm

I've been having trouble with resolution scaling as well, check out this thread viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4428 and try the .cap I posted, that should scale to fit the screen while maintaining aspect ratio, and as far as I can tell it works fine with effects as well. Give it a go anyway. I'm working on trying to get it working with scrolling and stuff, which I harder than you'd think it would be.
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