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  • View distance in 4:3 graphics

    So, I have an old monitor that works in 4:3 format, but I am forced to play Dota 2 in 16:9 aspect ratio, because in 4:3 the field of view is very limited.
    Just compare the screens:


    I don`t know if its a glitch, but nevertheless, it makes 4:3 mode unplayable, due to simply not being able to see whats happening around you. Please increase view distance in 4:3 aspect ratio!

  • #2
    The game is optimized for 16:9 aspect ratio. It is really hard to find a good 4:3, 5:4 screen today. I'm sorry to tell this, but live with it or buy a 16:9 screen.
    System #1 Spec for Bug Reporting:_____System #2 Spec for Bug Reporting:
    CPU: Intel Core Duo T2300______________á.CPU: Intel I7-3770K
    GPU: ATI Mobility X1600________________á_GPU: Nvidia GTX-670
    RAM: DDR2 667 2GB__________________iiáááRAM: DDR3 1600 16GB
    OS: Win7 Ultimate 32bit___________________Win7 Ultimate 64bit
    Res: 720p_______________________________.Res: 1080p

    Net: 25Mbit/1,5Mbit


    • #3
      Originally posted by Ixtli View Post
      I don`t know if its a glitch, but nevertheless, it makes 4:3 mode unplayable, due to simply not being able to see whats happening around you. Please increase view distance in 4:3 aspect ratio!
      Tell me how? It'S IMPOSSIBLE to give the same view distance in difference aspect ratios.
      If you think I've closed or deleted a post unjustified, feel free to PM me and I'll explain it to you/discuss it with you further.


      • #4
        Simply zoom it out a bit? Also I realise that same view distance is impossible, but something to make it playable is perfectly within reach.
        Last edited by Ixtli; 01-20-2013, 11:02 AM.


        • #5
          didnt read it properly the first time.

          personally i dont find it to be a problem. CRT 16:9 > LCD 16:9 since it provides a smooth framerate as opposed to non-3D LCD's that only support 60Hz
          Last edited by Big_Fish; 01-21-2013, 11:19 AM.


          • #6
            Its not about smoothness, its about how much can you see on your screen in 4:3 mode. Simply put, 4:3 screen is much smaller, and you can't make out whats happening around you as you can in 16:9.


            • #7
              just choose a widescreen resolution on your CRT and quit stating the obvious, im just saying that crt has its advantages


              • #8
                But I don`t have the CRT, I have an LCD monitor, its just its native resolution is 1280x1024. Still 4:3. Still have to play in widescreen mode, but why shouldn`t I be able to play it normally? Give logical explanation to this and I'll quit complaining.