640x480 is the size most suitable for a windowed game, stretching that over fullscreen is fine and will look fine. 1024 is wayyy to big for a casual game, a hwa game is gonna lag on a weak card at that res. 800 is what you'd use for a game that you want to be big. 800x600 at fullscreen is what i think world of goo runs at. it may even be 640x480.
[quote="Madster":2cdxausy]I live in the third world and everyone has 1024x768 here now
I'd say it's safe to go with it. On the other hand, most boxes here can't handle a 1024x768 directx window smoothly even if it's doing very simple stuff, due to CRAPPY INTEL VIDEO CARDS (ahem).[/quote:2cdxausy]
Come on guys... jeez...
My PC from 8 years ago can run a 1024x768 DX game... upgrade or something! A GeForce 9400GT is like $50...
I used to run 1024x768 on my Pentium 166 with 32Mb of RAM and a 1Gb Hard Drive... fuck.