View Full Version : A question about screen size and a old game.

02-01-2010, 02:57 PM
So, yesterday, I installed one my favourite game of all time, Diablo 1, again. After installing I noticed a rather large problem. This game was made in 1997 and I don't think they expected people to be playing it in 2010.

Anyway, I'm guessing there weren't any wide-screen monitors back then.

What happens is the game is like, squished, and being an old game there is no options to change the resolution or aspect ratios. I can't see the bottom and top of the game.

My monitor is.. ViewSonic VX1940w Monitor, 19" LCD, 1680x1050, DVI, Black


02-01-2010, 03:25 PM
You don't say what version of Windows you use.

Right click the shortcut to the game. Properties, Compatibility and change things from there like the window size.

02-01-2010, 04:05 PM
Oh sorry, XP. The only option there for screen size is Run in 640 x 480 screen resolution, which unfortunately doesn't fix it.

02-01-2010, 04:31 PM
Diablo 1
What happens is the game is squished

Run it through DOSbox or play Diablo 2.

02-01-2010, 06:05 PM
Run it through DOSbox or play Diablo 2.
Does Diablo run in Dos?

Why not get a copy of windows 95 and run it in virtual PC that way you can set the screen in the guest system to whatever you want without faffing around with your real machines settings?

02-01-2010, 06:36 PM
Did you try compatibility mode Win98 or 95?

03-01-2010, 07:19 AM
Some monitors have a setting to display the input at its actual ratio (4:3 in this case), rather than stretch it to fill the screen. My monitor has this setting.

05-01-2010, 07:51 AM
If you have an nVidia card you can change the way smaller resolutions are displayed, so you can have it stretched (4:3 or widescreen) or in a small box in the centre.

05-01-2010, 09:10 AM
If it isnt here then 99% of the time there is no hack