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Custom dpi setting in windows screws with resolution

Postby Cooper42 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:22 pm

I have a pc plugged into the tv running Vista (yes, I know; but it's the only copy of Windows I had I wasn't using and I wasn't gonna buy another).

It runs a custom dpi set through the relevant control panel option; because that's the easiest, if least elegant, way of having it useable from couch-distance.

Thing is, it properly screws with Defcon. Defcon recognises the TV resolution and tries to run at it fullscreen, but only 1/4 of the screen is visible on the tele.

If I set the resolution to something as small as 800x600, it still does not fit on the tv screen.

If I run 800x600 windowed it runs in a window taller than it is wide, and still doesn't fit on the screen...

Any suggestions as to how to force Defcon to render properly? Other than having to set the dpi to normal each time (which in Vista requires a restart)?
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