View Full Version : Settings to make DotA 2 "lower" aspect ratio screens display 16:10 camera

12-01-2011, 09:52 AM
If you haven't noticed/heard of it yet, width screens 16:10/16:9 screens have much bigger field of the vision in DotA 2 compared to 4:3, 4:5 aspect ratio screens. What it means is that 16:10/16:9 screen users have quite an advantage in the game because they see much bigger area. What you can do is to customize DotA 2 with border less window and putting a 16:10 height and width in Launch Options to view the same camera display and ultimately seeing more.
To calculate desired height and width values you use this simple formula:

widht(w)= The width of your screen (check max resolution)
leght(l)= The width of your screen divided by 1.6

using 4:5(labeled under 4:3 screen in DotA 2) with max resolution of 1440x1080 as an example

Now you just need to put these said values, -noborder and -window to make the window border less in Launch option as displayed bellow.
-w 1440 -l 900 -noborder -window

Ask any question or guidance if you want. The size of models will greatly decrease but at least with 1440x1080 it's totally playable and greatly improves the camera and field of the view.

12-06-2011, 05:25 PM
if i understood corectly there will be added black borders top/bottom on 4:3 monitor
so having 16:9 as me may i add also borders on top/bottom to make viruatl format of 20:10 for example ?
doing that will i wider area of view ?

11-16-2013, 10:20 AM
i tried to play in 1080p instead of 1920*1440 on my CRT , well , that works but the text is very small etc :s need to text again tho..

11-19-2013, 01:05 AM
I have set 2560x1600 (1920x1200 native 26") resolution to my desktop and play with 1920x1080 res borderless window Dota2 and its so good!
Yeah you might have hard time to read some tiny text like ping and fps.
But I can see everything so much more clearly when you see everything at once!

12-07-2013, 03:04 PM
I have problem i use 16:10 and resolution 1680x1050 and my hud has bad spacer it should look like this: 20827 ,but it looks like this: 20828. REd lines circle the spacer