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Heroes Community > Library of Enlightenment > Thread: More screen resolution problems
Thread: More screen resolution problems
Ranger_Gelu
Ranger_Gelu


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posted January 30, 2018 02:10 AM

More screen resolution problems

So now I have the HoMM Complete + HD Mod and I thought that I would have some great time, but... I think I now have a personal agenda with this thing... The reason is that the screen resolution problem is still there. I try to adjust the screen resolution but it somehow decreases the gaming screen while increasing the spaces on the sides of the actual game screen. Is this how screen resolution should even work?

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Alyx182008
Alyx182008

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posted January 30, 2018 07:09 AM

Ranger_Gelu said:
So now I have the HoMM Complete + HD Mod and I thought that I would have some great time, but... I think I now have a personal agenda with this thing... The reason is that the screen resolution problem is still there. I try to adjust the screen resolution but it somehow decreases the gaming screen while increasing the spaces on the sides of the actual game screen. Is this how screen resolution should even work?


By spaces on the sides do you mean black bars on the sides? This happens when you have a widescreen monitor and launch a game that wasn't made for widescreen. With HD mod you can fix this by selecting your screen's resolution from HD_Launcher.exe, or a resolution that has the same ratio. For instance, if you have a FullHD monitor, you can select 1920x1080 (the native resolution) or 1280x720.

An important thing to note, is that selecting higher resolutions for Heroes 3 will make objects appear smaller on your screen. This is because of how the game was made back in those days. The game's sprite graphics (the individual objects on screen) are made with a fixed amount of pixels in them, no matter the resolution. So when you increase the game's resolution, the only thing that does is that it's able to display more pixels and cram more objects on screen, but at the same time they'll appear smaller.
Modern games work differently because they use 3D models and not sprites for their graphics.

I hope I was clear enough.

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Promising
Famous Hero
posted January 30, 2018 07:12 AM

Yes, it is normal behaviour. HD mod increase fields of view on the map, i5 doesn't magically increase graphic resolutions. All graphics are still 800x600 with some filters that allow to look and the menu adventure map from the 'larger distance'.
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Ranger_Gelu
Ranger_Gelu


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posted January 31, 2018 02:05 AM

When I launch 800 x 600 resolution, it's the black bars, but when I try to increase it, it becomes some sort of brownish. You know, like that brown cover in the game.

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Alyx182008
Alyx182008

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posted January 31, 2018 06:32 AM

Ranger_Gelu said:
When I launch 800 x 600 resolution, it's the black bars, but when I try to increase it, it becomes some sort of brownish. You know, like that brown cover in the game.


In main menu that's normal. When you start up a game the entire screen should fill out with the game. Also, depending on what resolution you use, you might discover that when playing small maps, you can see the entire map at once without needing to scroll.

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Ranger_Gelu
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posted January 31, 2018 08:04 AM



In main menu that's normal. When you start up a game the entire screen should fill out with the game. Also, depending on what resolution you use, you might discover that when playing small maps, you can see the entire map at once without needing to scroll.


Do you do that? If you do then which resolution do you use?

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Promising
Famous Hero
posted January 31, 2018 08:34 AM
Edited by avatar at 08:41, 31 Jan 2018.

You must use trial and error method: check all combinations of resolutions and filters and choose the best for your monitor and personal comfort.
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Ranger_Gelu
Ranger_Gelu


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posted January 31, 2018 09:04 AM

Ah, alright. I will. By the way, do you know how to upload fotos to your posts?

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Alyx182008
Alyx182008

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posted January 31, 2018 10:43 AM

Ranger_Gelu said:
Ah, alright. I will. By the way, do you know how to upload fotos to your posts?


You need to upload your photos to a service like Imgur first. Then when composing your posts, you have a button on the left to insert an image. It will ask for the URL for your image and you need to insert the direct link to the image (the one that ends with the file extension e.g. jpg, png, gif etc.)


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Ranger_Gelu
Ranger_Gelu


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posted January 31, 2018 11:10 AM



You need to upload your photos to a service like Imgur first. Then when composing your posts, you have a button on the left to insert an image. It will ask for the URL for your image and you need to insert the direct link to the image (the one that ends with the file extension e.g. jpg, png, gif etc.)




Do you use the HD+ feature or does it make little to no difference?

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Promising
Famous Hero
posted January 31, 2018 11:17 AM
Edited by avatar at 11:18, 31 Jan 2018.

HD+ features are not supported with era. But in SoD/HotA there are some usefull features in hd+.
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Alyx182008
Alyx182008

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posted January 31, 2018 11:18 AM

Ranger_Gelu said:

Do you use the HD+ feature or does it make little to no difference?


I mainly play Era/WoG these days, which isn't compatible with HD+, so basically no, I don't use HD+. Best thing to do is to go here and see what that feature brings and if you want it or not.

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Ranger_Gelu
Ranger_Gelu


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posted January 31, 2018 01:02 PM

Alyx182008 said:
Ranger_Gelu said:

Do you use the HD+ feature or does it make little to no difference?


I mainly play Era/WoG these days, which isn't compatible with HD+, so basically no, I don't use HD+. Best thing to do is to go here and see what that feature brings and if you want it or not.


Does that affect the graphics if I use HD+? on Complete?

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Promising
Famous Hero
posted January 31, 2018 01:07 PM

Did you read given link about hd+ features? There's something about graphics?
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Ranger_Gelu
Ranger_Gelu


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posted January 31, 2018 01:22 PM

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Did you read given link about hd+ features? There's something about graphics?


So it changes the original setting but you're not allowed to use it in offline tournaments?

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