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WidescreenGamingForum: run your PC games in widescreen

Have an older PC game that doesn't support your widescreen monitor? Even if no widescreen resolutions are available from the in-game settings, there may be a way to force the game to run widescreen. Search by game title at the WidescreenGamingForum Wiki.

Here are a couple examples of games I configured to play at 1440x900:
  • Age of Mythology: right-click the shortcut icon, and click Properties. In the Target field, append this to the end: xres=1440 yres=900

  • Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast: right-click the shortcut icon, and click Run as administrator. This will create \GameData\base\jk2config.cfg. Open it with Notepad and make these changes:
    • seta r_mode "-1"
    • seta r_customwidth "1440"
    • seta r_customheight "900"
    • at the bottom of the file, add seta cg_fov "90"


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