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Videogame Screen Resolution

Postby Artist » Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:09 pm

Hi guys, some of you may know that I am a videogame developer on my free time.

Recently I've been producing a more or less "casual" game. I was just wondering what kind of screen resolutions do people usually use for computers on a daily basis.

My first thoughts are that it should be somewhere around 1024 x 768, but now a days with the new advanced monitors and widescreen standards, I'm not sure if that's what I should do.

If everyone can share what screen resolutions they use, or any suggestions, that would help me a lot. Thanks.
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Re: Videogame Screen Resolution

Postby imortal12233 » Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:34 pm

My laptop is apparently 1366x768.
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Re: Videogame Screen Resolution

Postby Zetsurin » Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:41 pm

I use 1600x900

Although before I upgraded my hardware and monitor I used 1280x1024 for like 3 years
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Re: Videogame Screen Resolution

Postby Empharion » Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:10 am

I use 1920*1200, though you should really program your game so that resolution is part of height/width calculation.

(Dunno what language you're using so can't help you there.)
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Re: Videogame Screen Resolution

Postby Artist » Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:28 am

Doing C++ with OpenGL, most likely going to use the SFML as well.

It seems like the height should at most be somewhere around 768 where as the width can be extended from the typical 1024. 1366 X 768 is a 16:9 basic standard HD screen ratio right? That should be the smallest 16:9 ratio out there. Maybe that's a good place to start? I definitely want to do this under widescreen than a fullscreen, since widescreens are so much more common now.
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Re: Videogame Screen Resolution

Postby Spears » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:05 am

1680x1050
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Re: Videogame Screen Resolution

Postby fargone » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:55 pm

I have an old monitor that is not wide screen - 1280 x 1064
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Re: Videogame Screen Resolution

Postby exemplar » Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:34 pm

Some of the resolutions I've seen.
1280x800 (16:10)
1680x1050 (16:10)
1920x1080 (16:9)

1366x768 would be HDTV 720p resolution, and 1920x1080 would be HDTV 1080p resolution if that matters.
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Re: Videogame Screen Resolution

Postby Artist » Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:35 pm

Hm, yeah I've been asking around elsewhere as well, it seems like the 16:10 resolutions have been the most common rather than the HD wide screen of 16:9, and the lowest res form of that would be 1280 X 800, and that seems to fit on most of the monitors out there. Maybe that's where I'll start.

My own monitor is the 1680 X 1050 22 inch Acer (like 160 dollars right now, really good deal), 16:10 ratio as well, which is a good one IMO. Not too wide to the point where you have to shake your head to see things in focus, and not too tall where you have to move your eyes up and down all the time when reading.
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