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21:9 Aspect Ratio PC Games info

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by AWPC, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. AWPC

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    I will not be updating this anymore as I sold my 21:9 monitor now & bought a 40" 16:9 4K Phillips instead so someone else will have to update this going forward.

    Thought I would start this thread as 21:9 Ultra Wide is becoming popular but many PC games have issues with it:

    I am talking about 2560x1080 when I comment or post info as that is my resolution on my LG 34" UM65 2560x1080 @ 60Hz.

    2560x1080 @ 21:9 = 64:27 or 2.37037
    Go to this page for a handy tool to calculate your FOV:
    http://www.wsgf.org/fovcalc.php

    The following games I personally tested have native ingame 21:9 support this means you do not need to do anything for them to look at the correct aspect ratio other than select the resolution in the game menu. However FOV is subjective to me they looked just fine & I am very picky but some have minor HUD stretching few games stretch the FOV to match the aspect ratio so its down to personal preference if you want 21:9 with minor HUD stretching or a 16:9 aspect ratio like 1920x1080 with black pillow boxes either side of the image. There is no perfect solution as GPU scaling will just fill the screen with a distorted image.

    Most of these games however have menus, ingame cutscenes, pre-rendered videos + cutscenes rendered @ 16:9 aspect ratio only so the screen may change shape at times when these are playing. You cannot alter this unless you want stretched content as they were only created @ 16:9.

    Alan Wake
    Alan Wakes American Nightmare
    Aliens Colonial Marines
    Alien: Isolation (native 21:9 ingame only cutscenes are 16:9)
    Batman Arkham Asylum GOTY + Original
    Batman Arkham City GOTY + Original
    Batman Arkham Origins
    Battlefield 3
    Battlefield 4
    Brothers A Tale of 2 Sons
    Crysis 3
    Castlevania Lords Of Shadows Ultimate Edition
    Dead Space 1
    Dead Space 2
    Dead Space 3
    Deadfall Adventures
    Dear Esther
    Devil May Cry 5
    Dirt 3 Complete Edition (Steamworks)
    Elite Dangerous
    Fallout 3 (you need to edit the ini files as launcher is hard coded): http://www.wsgf.org/dr/fallout-3
    Fallout New Vegas (you need to edit the ini files as launcher is hard coded): http://www.wsgf.org/dr/fallout-new-vegas/en
    Gauntlet (2014) 2560x1080 is native otherwise you need to edit the config file for 3440x1440
    GTA V - Native 21:9. Cutscenes are 1920x1080 16:9 as expected.
    Half Life 2: Update
    Half Life 2 + Episodes 1+2
    Hard Reset
    Hard Reset EX
    Lego Indiana Jones 1 + 2
    Lego Batman 1 + 2
    Lego Batman 3 (maintitlescreen cutscene has wrong aspect ratio otherwise all ingame cutscenes & the maingame content are native 21:9)
    Lego Movie Videogame
    Lords Of The Fallen
    Max Payne 3 (some cutscenes are not full screen this is by design)
    Metro Last Light
    Metro Last Light Redux (some minor hud elements are stretched 16:9 only)
    Metro 2033 Redux (some minor hud elements are stretched 16:9 only)
    Middle Earth Shadow Of Mordor (16:9 cutscenes)
    Need For Speed The Run
    Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2010
    Portal 2
    Prince of Persia 2008 (looks amazing as it has native 21:9 support although main menu is 16:9)
    Ryse Son of Rome (some prendered cutscenes are 16:9 but ingame cutscenes are 21:9)
    Shadow Warrior 2013
    Tomb Raider 2013
    Wolfenstein The New Order
    Wolfenstein The Old Blood

    The following can be made to work with 21:9 but require mods or 3rd part programs like Flawless Widescreen or Widescreenfixer to force the aspect ratio:
    http://www.flawlesswidescreen.org/
    https://www.widescreenfixer.org/

    Dark Souls 2 DX9 version (play offline only to avoid VAC ban as the memory hack is detected as such & bannable if Steam is in online mode)
    Dark Souls 1 (http://3dsurroundgaming.com/WSF.html)
    Call of Duty Advanced Warfare SP only - needs Widescreen Fixer for 21:9 in SP only if you try it in MP you will probably get a VAC ban!
    Call of Duty Ghosts SP only - needs Flawlesswindescreen for 21:9 in SP only if you try it in MP you will probably get a VAC ban!
    COD MW3
    Castlevania LOS2
    NFS Rivals
    Ori And The Blind Forest
    Resident Evil 4,5,6
    Silent Hill 3
    Dead Rising 2
    Dead Rising 2 OTR
    Bioshock1
    Bioshock2
    Dead Rising 3
    Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition
    The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter
    The Evil Within
    Splinter Cell Conviction (my working 21:9 solution is here:) http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showpost.php?p=26562363&postcount=17

    The following require config file mods only but have issues with missing video or incorrect aspect ratio/FOV:

    Star Wars Force Unleashed1


    The following only work 16:9 @ 1920x1080 anything higher is stretched & looks ugly/ridiculous:

    Alice Madness Returns - Has builtin protection against mem hacks altering FOV/Aspect Ratio so cannot support 21:9 as it crashes constantly with any mem hacks or mods. There is a solution to this now though read about it here:
    http://www.wsgf.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=27461
    Batman Akham Origins Blackgate HD
    Castlevania Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate HD
    Castle Of Illusion HD
    Deadlight
    Lifeless Planet (this will support 21:9 when the Unity Engine 4 update is released in the next few months)
    Limbo
    Monkey Island 1 + 2
    Never Alone (videos support 21:9 ingame is 16:9 pillowboxed. I emailed the devs to see if they can fix it as this game engine supports 21:9!)
    Resident Evil HD Remaster
    Star Wars Force Unleashed 2 (ingame supports 2560x1080 @ 21:9 but all videos are missing all you get is a blackscreen).


    This website is supposed to be a place to put all this info but most of it is out of date I cannot even register to contribute! & sadly PC gamers who own 21:9 are not updating it very often so its a nightmare if your game does not support 21:9. Several Unreal Engine games do not display 21:9 ingame even though they should so its up to PC gamers to update this thread here on OCUK if you find any useful info to share. I have only talked about games I own there are many more obviously & if you have the time go to this website & share with others!
    http://www.wsgf.org/mgl?title_op=starts&game_name=0
    http://www.wsgf.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=95
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2015
  2. Martini1991

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    Resi 5 and 6 work 2560x1080 native.
    Although their UI gets a little messed up.

    I didn't know there were mods to fix dead rising though, so that's good!.

    Although anything that only works 16:9 I tend to stream to Laptop on the 27".
     
  3. PCM2

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    This thread is a good idea!

    Some games to add that work - Dirt 3, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4. Also Battlefield Hardline Beta. On these Battlefield titles the only issue is that at the end of the round the chat window isn't displayed entirely. The game itself and all elements within the game work fine.

    Mass Effect 3 works in the game itself but the menu system gets cropped as shown in my article entitled "The 21:9 (2560 x 1080) Experience".
     
  4. AWPC

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    Or 1920x1080 @ 16:9 with pillow boxes is same size display as a 27" 16:9.
     
  5. slinky malinky

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    Half Life 1 & 2 has native support for 2560 x 1080.
     
  6. zoomee

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    Would be interesting to know what FOV settings peeps use for BF4? Got mine set to 80 but then again I havn't done any testing at all with the standard setting.
     
  7. Martini1991

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    Not on 29" 21:9's it's not, which is what the Asus is.

    And black bars look minging :p
     
  8. Rofflay

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    BF4 default fov at 70 = 90 as it works different than say source engine because 85 is more like 110fov in other games. You can tell this easily by looking at objects going distant. To be honest i think 70-80 looks about right. There are tons of people running about though playing it at 90 and cannot even notice it lmao...
     
  9. AWPC

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    Upgrade to 34" mate size matters ;)
     
  10. AWPC

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    Gears Of War 1 has native ingame 21:9 support. But all menus/cutscenes are forced 16:9 aspect ratio.
     
  11. Martini1991

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    I really, really want to, but I'll be going 3440x1440 when I do.
     
  12. Mr crowley

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    battlefield 3, bioshock infinite, borderlands 2, crysis 2, dishonored, dungeon defenders,f1 2013, fallout new vegas with very messed up ui, far cry 3, far cry blood dragon, kingdoms of amalur needs a config file change, shadow warrior,civilization 5, skyrim with messed up ui, tomb raider 2013 and trine 2.
    All of these games work with 2560x1080
    edit: also final fantasy 14
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2014
  13. AWPC

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    Ghostbusters The Video Game (2009) has native 21:9 support although menus & some hud elements are 16:9 only or rendered offscreen.

    All ingame engine & pre-rendered movies are true 21:9 from what I can see so it fills the screen & aspect ratio looks correct.
     
  14. N19h7m4r3

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    XCOM Enemy Within support 3440x1440 on the Mac.

    Ran and look great, no stretching so it looks like it supports 21:9 really well.
     
  15. Martini1991

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    GTA 4 DLC working flawless at 2560x1080.
     
  16. N19h7m4r3

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  17. AWPC

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    Managed to fix Splinter Cell Conviction :D ;): (Uplay only version)

    1: Goto C:\ProgramData\Ubisoft\Conviction
    2: Edit the following part of ConvictionUserPC.ini

    [Engine.Display]
    AdapterNumber=0
    DisableShaderOptims=True
    UseTripleBuffering=False
    ForceGpuCount=0
    MaxFPS=120
    EyefinityMode=0
    ForceMultiMon=True
    MinTripleDispRatio=2.3


    Old default values:
    EyefinityMode=2
    ForceMultiMon=False
    MinTripleDispRatio=3.9

    MinTripleDispRatio must = less than your aspect ratio so for me my aspect ratio is 21:9 which = 2.3

    FMV's are slightly stretched now but at least the main game fills the screen otherwise you have to play with large black pillowboxes either side which look dumb @ 2560x1080. You can also re-encode these bink video files with the free Rad Video Tools so they are not stretched anymore just resize & re-encode them to fit your display with black borders some are actually 2.3 aspect ratio already but some are stretched badly.

    If you own the Steam version the path is:
    Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction\src\system\ConvictionUserPC.ini

    Screenshots here:
    http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showpost.php?p=26562702&postcount=579
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2014
  18. dubs

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    Noticed you've got Fallout 3 and New Vegas listed as having native support in the menus.

    Can't find these options anywhere, stuck with 1920/1080 max, doesn't list the aspect ratio under the optin menu either.?

    Any help
     
  19. AWPC

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    Follow these guide's you have to manually edit the ini file then it works ok. Its native support but the launcher is hard coded to not allow some settings. Also I found the default FOV is fine with 21:9 but some people say it distorts certain artwork I cannot see that its all personal preference really 75 FOV looks ok @ 21:9 but some people insist it needs to be changed:

    http://www.wsgf.org/dr/fallout-3
    http://www.wsgf.org/dr/fallout-new-vegas/en

    You can edit the default ini files in the main game folders then it will show up in the launcher!
     
  20. dubs

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    Cheers.