Freeware Files: Widescreen Mania! Make the Most of your Monitor's Real Estate!

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FRAGaLOT

I was hoping for older games would be supported. Games that don't even HAVE a widescreen mode, like Homeworld, just give me black borders on the left and right side.  Is there away to update old games like this to use my entire screen?

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allc0re

I just uninstalled MaxTo and installed WinSplit. Does all that I used MaxTo for and more. Plus it's freeware and more light-weight! YAY

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Comic Book Guy

I downloaded Edgeless2, and was going to install it, and my virus scanner went crazy, then I got hit with Antivirus Pro.  So, the OP may be right that there's a problem with the installer. 

 

Comic Book Guy

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Comic Book Guy

Damn it, my reply was supposed to be a reply to another post.

 

Comic Book Guy

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BRKKAB

http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/46a7b832b72c0fdff35bd844f7c7e85fe1ba24d5ef1b571e7abcfda00caef95f-1259001874

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TheMurph

"What does this mean in practice? Essentially, that you shouldn’t leap to conclusions about a product’s capabilities based on a VirusTotal report."

--ESET blog post

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BRKKAB

Run it through virustotal and jotti. If you don't believe me run it through both websites. I also, scanned the folder with Prevx 3.0 after scanning with virustotal. Prevx also found malware and removedit. I also use Norton Internet Security 2010. It doesn't catch everything.

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JohnP

I do not see most of these issues with Win7. Win7 also has a bunch of these window aligners and of course there is the alt-tab and the taskbar previews. As for games, most of them have a widescreen resolution...

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mesiah

the wide screen fixer isn't meant to add wide screen functionality to games, its meant to fix the poor wide screen implementation on current games. When going from 4:3 to 16:9/10 there are two methods you could employ. You could keep the same horizontal field of view and crop the top and bottom, which would give you less vertical visibility. Or, you could keep the vertical field of view the same and expand the horizontal. The second method gives you a wider field of view without losing any vertical visibility. Unfortunately, most games use the first method, which in effect, punishes you for using a wide screen monitor. I have a feeling game designers are looking at it the other way around though, they don't want to punish people with traditional 4:3 displays by not allowing them to see as much horizontally as wide screen users do. Which makes sense, seeing that horizontal field of view is generally more important than vertical. One way or the other someone has to get the short end of the stick, but at this point I would say to give it to the 4:3 users, since most computers capable of running a modern game are equipped with a wide screen display.

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Tekzel

Extra space on the side of my monitor when viewing web pages? I have 2x 22in widescreens, one in landscape for applications that benefit from that layout and one in portrait for document editing, web browsing, reading PDFs etc.

The best of both worlds and I can't imagine using a single widescreen display ever again.

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K0BALT

..... So, I downloaded this... is this something I need to keep minimized during gaming? Or can I make a setting and close it out?... I'm using it for MW2 and the previous CoD's.... along with top games like Red Faction:G, Crysis(s), L4D, Far Cry2, Mirror's, GTA4, Pure, Grid, Tom Clancy's, Half Life, Fallout......

 

BTW, Im running at 1920x1200 on a Sceptre 24" 1080P Widescreen with a EVGA GTX295 Co-Op and a EVGA 8800GT for dedicated PhysX.

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DOOMHAMMA

Just to point something out here. If you are running 1920x1200, then its not 1080P. 1920x1080 is. You are above 1080p technically :p

 At any rate, I am interested in the same program for when I am playing MW2.

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Asevening

True, but TVs are usually 1366x768 and they're classified as 720p.  I believe it goes in tiers so anything below 1920x1080 is still 720p and above 1920x1080 is 1080p.

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praetor_alpha

"...and above 1920x1080 is 1080p"

I think you might have irked a few folks running 30"ers at 2560x1600 by calling it 1080p.

I say 1920x1200 kicks 1080p in the ass.

also, Widescreen gaming forum: http://www.widescreengamingforum.com They keep track of most all games and their widescreen support, so you may not even have to use said tool.

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BRKKAB

Edgeless2 is MALWARE . Don't use it. I downloaded it and ran it through ww.virustotal.com and it came up as malware from 23 out of 41 virus scanners. Not good.

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TheMurph

Comes up clean in:

Norton, Microsoft, McAfee, F-Prot, and Clamwin.  I'm just not seeing the "malware" here.

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