Author Topic: Adjusting screen size.  (Read 6161 times)

Offline ajshn

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Adjusting screen size.
« on: August 10, 2014, 02:50:47 PM »
Due to having two monitors, i don't play the sims in fullscreen mode. I am posting here wondering if there is a way to make my game take up the entire screen, without rendering my other monitor useless. This is how my game looks right now:
If i make the screen size bigger, its gets too big for the monitor and the in game text looks all weird. Is there anyway to change this?

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Re: Adjusting screen size.
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2014, 05:12:46 PM »
Hi Ajshn,

Have you tried putting a check mark in the Enable Fullscreen box?

Go to Options (...) Select the monitor tab, which is the Graphics Settings and look under Screen Settings.

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Offline ajshn

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Re: Adjusting screen size.
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2014, 08:01:16 PM »
If i enable fullscreen mode i cannot use my second monitor.

Offline KhaineGB

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Re: Adjusting screen size.
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2014, 08:13:30 PM »
What do you actually need the second monitor for while playing anyway?

I have 2 on my desktop and I just run the game in full screen, then alt+tab if I need to use the other monitor.

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Re: Adjusting screen size.
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2014, 08:17:33 PM »
Multitasking, I normally have a video open while playing, or i'm reading something on a webpage. I just don't like sitting there waiting while a sim sleeps, goes to work/school, or just doing something that doesn't require my to tell them what to do.

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Re: Adjusting screen size.
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2014, 08:32:50 PM »
That's what speed 3 or 4 is for. Slap that on and it's usually over in pretty much no time at all.

Besides, I can use my second monitor to watch video's while playing Sims 3 full-screen. I just have to pause, alt+tab to the monitor to select a new video when it's done, and then go back to the game.

That works absolutely fine.

Also, to answer the question, no there isn't a way to fix it. You either have to have 2 monitors of the same resolution and stretch the game across both (a lot of people with high-end rigs use 3 monitor setups in this manner), or run the game in a window, without it filling the screen like your screenshot shows... or run it full-screen.

When playing on my desktop, I use my primary monitor at 1920x1080 and the secondary at 1600x900 and either use it to look up tips (which requires pausing and then alt+tab), or watching netflix.

 

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