Riven on Steam: Video Proportions

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Riven on Steam: Video Proportions

Postby Lord Chaos » Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:27 am

I wanted to play Riven again, but the version I have requires an old Mac with a DVD drive. So, I bought the Cyan bundle from Steam and downloaded Riven.

The game runs well but the game images are 4:3 spread out to fit my 16:10 display. I've reset the screen size in Windows to get a 4:3 image with black bars on the sides for the desktop, but as soon as I run Steam it takes over the screen and we're back at 16:10. I've looked at all the Steam options I can find but nothing rescales the display.

Is there some hidden trick in Steam needed to have Riven display at 4:3? Or do I have to buy an Ipad? :)

Thank you.
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Re: Riven on Steam: Video Proportions

Postby area51 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:41 am

You can give a try to RivenX : http://www.devklog.net/rivenx/ ;)
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Re: Riven on Steam: Video Proportions

Postby Lord Chaos » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:38 pm

I gave Riven X a try. It shows the initial screen with the proper ratio, but when I try to play it crashes. There seems to have been no development in over a year.
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Re: Riven on Steam: Video Proportions

Postby LuigiHann » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:10 pm

Depending on your graphics card, there should be a setting somewhere (in your graphics card settings specifically) that controls how to deal with displaying smaller resolutions in full screen. If possible, you want to find that setting and set it to "Maintain Aspect Ratio." That's what I do, although on my old computer I had a graphics card that didn't have that option and I was quite sad about that.
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Re: Riven on Steam: Video Proportions

Postby Jamie Marchant » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:34 am

LuigiHann , is correct, however the settings is normally only present on DVI/HDMI displays. If you are a stuck with VGA, there is not much you can do :(. I run my 16:9 monitor on VGA but it has a feature to pad lower 4:3 signals with black bars when displayed but my understanding is most monitors don't do this.
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