I can reach 16:9 but when I put 1920x1200 (8:5 or 16:10) into the res, I still end up with black borders on the top and bottom of the screen.
Maybe I'm missing a setting or it's just impossible to reach 16:10. Any one the wiser?
Your monitor isn't 16:10 ratio, it's 16:9. For every 16 pixels across there are 9 pixels vertical, so if you try to fit in 10 pixels on a 9 pixel line you end up with black bars. Just use 1600x900.
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That explains it. I was bothered by it because my HDTV displays it correctly at 16:9. Thank you. I think I'll get used to the black bars. I did the Stretch and while it looks ok, I can imagine it being an issue with other games.
I think the same. I also have identical setup to yours (16:10 monitor 1920x1200, 42" plasma at 16:9), and on the monitor, I prefer black bars than vertically stretched. Some don't mind though.
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