Most games simply aren't designed with today's widescreen aspect ratios in mine (16:10 is most common for desktop displays, and 16:9 for home cinema displays). Although more and more developers are factoring in widescreen gamers when designing their games, one look at our Widescreen Games Database will show you things are moving along slow, in terms of native widescreen resolutions.
The first thing you should do before attempting to play a game in widescreen is visit our database. Is the game listed there? Even though widescreen resolutions aren't often supported officially, there are many ways to get a game to run in your native widescreen resolution. Sometimes this requires a registry edit; sometimes you need to change the command line a bit...
How to configure your PC for widescreen gaming
Posted on Friday, Dec 08 2006 @ 09:10 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Widescreen Gaming explains how you need to set up your video card for widescreen gaming: