I personally never understood the move to 16:9 for personal computing. I have a 4K TV in the living room for movies...
This weekend I will rotate the one on the right into portrait (thus 3:4) and play some TATE schmups.
Nice man. That sounds like a great set-up. I also briefly considered going to a 38" curved ultrawide with more modern tech (insane refresh rates, etc.), but ultimately felt that two smaller monitors would be more manageable and better suited for my uses. I also noticed a trend, that as I was getting bigger & wider displays, I'd have to keep moving them further back on the desk, meaning more eye-strain (for me). Although I discovered a HiDPI utility for macOS that helped a lot with that. I don't like the way Windows does scaling very much.hedgesparrow wrote: ↑Wed Mar 23, 2022 5:16 pm Nice! I always invest in decent panels, I have two IPS panels which have great colour either side of a gaming TN panel which supports 144 Hz. Going 120+ fps in a FPS really makes turning much smoother. Of course, I'm playing Diablo II right now so it's stuck at 25 FPS .
I have my left IPS panel rotated potrait for the web browser. Like you say it's often a lot better reading websites, the only problem is most photos are landscape and some websites assume a landscape monitor. Perhaps 3:4 is a good compromise!
Bwahahaha. I feel you. PC gaming is definitely where it's at. The only console I own these days is a Wii U. It's the last console (as far as I know) where the physical games are actually full games, and are able to be backed up as such. I'm big on actually owning my media.hedgesparrow wrote: ↑Wed Mar 23, 2022 6:09 pm Consoles? *spit*
Hehe, just kidding but I'm a PC gamer at heart. Been playing FPS games since Doom. Forced myself to use a mouse for Quake and Quake World (online) .
Ahhh, so that's where the mysterious 1024x768 came from in your ddraw.ini.fearedbliss wrote: ↑Wed Mar 23, 2022 6:28 pm If I'm playing Diablo, then I always play in cnc-ddraw's window mode with a fixed size of 1024x768 (This happens to be a good size for me given the distance between me and the screen, and the remaining monitor space that I can use for other tasks, although usually it's just the game on this screen and my Framework Laptop on Linux is the other machine I'll have on the side that serves as my "and do everything else on this computer cause I want my privacy" thing lol.
PS: The Framework laptop has a 3:2 display. It essentially feels like a 4:3 and I believe they made it that way for the coders to have better verticality.