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Socoder -> Question of the Day -> Screen Resolutions?

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Sun, 30 Dec 2007, 14:38
I use 1280x1024 on my desktop, and 800x600 on laptops.

Some things I found were:
Main article:

Awesome image page (link is an svg file):

PNG version of the svg(svg is the actual size):

This is absolutely brilliant for anything to do with screens and resolutions (colours indicate the different aspect ratios(bottom right))

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Sun, 30 Dec 2007, 16:35
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Sun, 30 Dec 2007, 17:00
My DS is running on a nice smooth 256x192. I wouldn't recommend is for desktop use though.

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Sun, 30 Dec 2007, 17:41
Thanks MadProff, that's very interesting. I tried wikipedia'ing it but didn't find a page as interesting as yours.

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Wed, 09 Jan 2008, 19:10
thanks for the info on aspect ratios Professor.

Wed, 09 Jan 2008, 19:58
power mousey

thank you Mad Professor.
what will you concoct or invent next?
Wed, 09 Jan 2008, 20:56
Slightly off topic, I want this res. Actually, I want the monitor, and the gfx hardware to run it
Thu, 10 Jan 2008, 00:31
power mousey

oh my gosh, Fluke

this is fantastic!

makes me wanna jump into
the magic monitor and actually be there.
Thu, 10 Jan 2008, 02:36
Wow, very nice!

I won't rest until I see one of my creations running on a screen like that

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Thu, 10 Jan 2008, 04:36
Ooh my gosh! That is so awesome!
I won't rest either until I see one of my MMOs (Nimdalin?) running on such a screen.

Hobo, you asked for a demo? I'll be releasing an alpha v. of my client within the end of next week like you've done with Omnircron if everything works out well.
Right now I'm just having a bit of a headache trying to figure out threading for Windows + XNA apps that requires a socket to be listening for data all the time. Apparently using events is a very bad idea for that.

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Thu, 10 Jan 2008, 06:15
Yeay, a demo! Good luck, I'm looking forward to it.

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Fri, 11 Jan 2008, 20:32
Evil Roy Ferguso
HoboBen, in most cases, it's probably a better idea to ask the computer itself what resolutions it supports. In Blitz, you can do this:

Just have your program look at all of the resolutions available, and present a list to the user based on which resolutions are acceptable (you might not want to support resolutions under 800x600, for example.)

If you're not using BlitzBasic, most other graphics APIs will present some way of doing this as well.

(Oh, I run at 1280x1024 on my desktop, and 1280x800 on my notebook. They're both LCD screens, and not running at the native resolution is just ridonkolous. Afr0, most LCD screens with a native resolution of 1280x1024 pixels are actually made with 5:4 physical dimensions -- so on these screens, ONLY 1280x1024 will be displayed with the 'correct' proportions. It's really hardly ever noticeable when they're 'wrong,' though.)
Sun, 20 Jan 2008, 16:55
That is a great monitor.

It's probably also great for editing film.

Wed, 23 Jan 2008, 12:45
1680x1050 this is my screens native res and the one i use.

Sat, 17 May 2008, 18:03

We use 1280x1024 on both our 19" LCDs (its the screen's native res).
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