lucom, on 17 December 2012 - 12:44 AM, said:
I have a suggestion regarding the screen resolution settings.
It would be great to choose the render resoltion independant of the screen resolution.
For example: I'd choose something like 960x540 as render resolution but would display this on my TV whitch only supports the default resolution 1920x1080.
Many people with low end systems would benefit from this. One could still maintain the correct aspect ratio on any screen. Additionally it would be great if one could select a method for the upscaling of the rendered image (e.g. no interpolation, linear, etc.)
sp614x, on 17 December 2012 - 09:27 AM, said:
What you describe is playing in a window.
Resize the window to desired size and keep the display resolution.
Managing aspect ratios and stretching/resizing can be configured in the graphics card control panel or monitor setup. The graphics card can usually scale smoother than the monitor.
Consider, if you will, an OS that only lets me choose a few, limited choices of screen size.
I can play full screen, but only if I want one of a few preset sizes. None of which I want.
What I want is full screen, 854x480.
But note that at that resolution, full screen would be "taller" -- native aspect ratio of 1.6. (4:3 is 1.333; 16:9 is 1.7778). So it would be 854 x 534 display, only using 854x480 of that.
Making minecraft taller without making it wider results in seeing less of the stuff to the side, and more detail in front.
Making minecraft wider without making it taller results in seeing more stuff off to the side at ever increasing slants.
lucom, on 17 December 2012 - 10:00 AM, said:
Not really: I'd like to play in full screen, not in a window. Additionally the whole screen should be used without having black bars on the borders of the screen and without losing the aspect ratio. But not every graphics card / monitor setup supports such resizing correctly. Especially TV monitors seem to have issues with that.
You are asking for contradictions, or I am misunderstanding you.
If you want to use the whole screen, and keep aspect ratio, then you need a monitor that is 16:9. Any other physical screen ratio will require something to distort or be black.