How To Make Undertail Full Screen
How to maximize the game to full screen: launch options
If you go to the properties of any game shortcut, you will see the launch options (for this, right-click on the shortcuts and select the Corresponding item in the drop-down window). In the “Label” column, in the “Object” line, you will find addresses that indicate the location of the executable file in the root directory of the game. Few people know, but there are a number of commands that can be written after the address. All of them are written with a space after a hyphen. The list of supported commands may vary depending on the game. In order to stretch the game to full screen, try the following options:
- -fullscreen. sets options for fullscreen mode.
- -w 1920.h 1080. sets the size of the window in height and width. In this case, the values are for FullHD resolution. You can change the values specifically for your monitor, where.w is the width, and.h is the height, respectively.
- There is also a command to run the game in windowed mode. It is often used for the initial launch in order to avoid some compatibility problems, and later manually set the resolution in the settings. If after the address you see the text.window, then you need to remove it. Perhaps this is what prevents the application from expanding to full screen.
The exact same options tend to work for games installed on Steam. Only in the properties of the shortcut you will not find the “Object” field. To set launch parameters, you need to go to your library in the program. Select the game you want, right-click on it and go to properties. There you will see the item “Set launch parameters “. Click on it and write the above commands in exactly the same way. Don’t forget the hyphen at the beginning and a space between commands. You can specify several parameters at the same time.
How to make a full screen in the game: hotkeys
Hotkeys (hot keys) are keys or a combination of keys, when pressed, a certain action occurs. And we’re not talking about the same in-game controls right now. In many games, hotkeys are protected at the software level, which allow you to change the format of the displayed window with an image.
Nowadays, many developers neglect this functionality, because modern hardware very rarely has problems with compatibility with games. Probably, in the future, users will also experience technical problems with old games, which are relevant in our time 🙂 The most common combination in games of the nineties and zero is Alt Enter. Works even in some modern games.
Stretch the game to full screen: in-game settings
Modern games offer gamers a wide range of customization options. You can customize anything from controls to graphics. In older games, the functionality is not so rich, but they also have display options. In general, the process is very simple: you need to find the “Screen Mode” item and put a tick in front of it. Very often this setting is placed in a separate category, where the user customizes the interface. So if you have NOT found this item in the section with graphic setup, do not be discouraged and view the entire menu that is offered to the player. Sometimes you can find the screen display mode in the launcher (when the program responsible for loading the application appears before starting the game). Some developers build separate settings into launchers, which are NOT duplicated in the game itself.
As a last resort, you can put the display mode “Windowed without frames”. In this case, the game screen will maximize. In windowed mode, performance is, of course, lower than in full-size mode, but the difference is not that big and usually does NOT exceed 5-10%, so the FPS loss will not be great. NOT all older games have this feature. Check the information on the developers website: perhaps the project is generally capable of working only in windowed mode with low resolution (yes, there are such projects as well).
How to expand the game screen: compatibility
You can also see the Compatibility column in the properties of the game’s shortcut. It also affects the type of application launch and is intended for older games.
Check the box next to “Run this program in compatibility mode for” and try different versions of the operating systems that are offered to you. It is also advisable to check the box next to “Run this program as administrator”. You can also use the Compatibility Troubleshooter, which is essentially the same as the Internet Connection Troubleshooter, but as you can imagine, this thing rarely helps. But you better not pass by and try all the options, right?
How to expand the game to full screen and play it full
Older games are poorly compatible with current operating systems. We show several ways to expand the application to full screen.
All modern games at the very first start are set in the settings to the maximum possible resolution that the monitor supports. However, cases of incorrect operation of a game application are not rare. This problem is especially common when trying to launch an old game created 10-20 years ago. At that time, monitors had very low resolution by modern standards. And all the software was written for hardware and software, which was relevant at that time. If you want to play the first parts of Doom, Mortal Kombat, Need for speed or other Legendary games, then get ready for the fact that in 90% of cases you will encounter windowed mode, which will NOT be able to stretch. There are many solutions to this problem, and they vary from case to case. We tell you about the most popular methods on how to make a game in full screen.
Open the game in full screen: map settings
First of all, it is recommended to install the latest drivers on the card: very often you can find fixes in patches related to the compatibility of old applications. To do this, you can use the Snappy Driver Installer or DriverPack Solution. But updates do not always correct the situation. You should also check the option to display the desktop. To do this, open the Nvidia Control Panel. Usually in the system tray (small icons at the bottom right of the desktop) there is a corresponding icon. If it is not there, then try right-clicking on the desktop and find this item in the drop-down menu. If you DO NOT find it there, then try looking in the control panel. In the program window, select the item “Adjust the size and position of the desktop.” Turn on the item “Full screen“. Remember to confirm your changes and close the control panel. After that, the game window should expand to full size.
For AMD cardholders, the process looks similar. You need to go to the Catalyst Control Center application and find the same setting there.
How to make a full screen in the game: resolution
Not only the game window display mode can stretch the image. The resolution you choose may interfere with full screen mode. Modern games support large types of resolution (from 4K and higher), but in older projects this is a problem. Try to set a lower resolution in the graphics settings and select “Full screen“. If the game refuses to start at all, then set the screen resolution in the operating system itself. To do this, right-click on any area of the desktop and select “Display Settings”. Then just change the resolution from high to lower and confirm the changes.
A similar way is through the Nvidia Control Panel or Catalyst Control Center. These options are also present there. And as a last resort, try to set the minimum Possible resolution in the properties of the shortcut (see screenshot in the paragraph on compatibility).
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