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Auto vs Forced Review

OK, I reviewed all the remaining titles. More titles required Force 16:9 that I had hoped. Please provide commentary below if there is anything further to say here. I don't think there is though, so I plan to purge this discussion out in a few days if there is no further feedback Kolano (talk) 14:42, 2 December 2015 (CET)

Force 4:3

These titles have a native widescreen option but, instead of changing FoV/Viewport, add black bars to the screen to "unstretch" it; requiring Force 4:3.

This seemed fishy to me, as I'm not clear how you'd get widescreen rendering with "Force 4:3". More or less you don't. To state what's going on here more clearly. Enabling the in game widescreen option of these titles doesn't make them widescreen. Instead it shrinks the image to be 4:3 if displayed on a 16:9 display. For that to work correctly, you actually need to set things to be "Force 16:9". So though these titles have "widescreen" options, they are forced to be 4:3. I'm guessing we should just purge these from our widescreen list, but please provide feedback. Kolano (talk) 09:32, 2 December 2015 (CET)

Widescreen notes have been purged from these titles. Kolano (talk) 11:52, 2 December 2015 (CET)
    • Reply: As for the in-game widescreen option for battalion wars; only black bars are added to the menus and cut-scenes. In game levels are displayed in widescreen see:


Auto + Force 16:9

These titles provide two widescreen options, "Anamorphic" and "16:9". "Anamorphic" works fine with "Auto" AR, but "16:9" works only with "Force 4:3".

I think this should mean that we use the "Force 16:9" recommendation for them, since it presumably works with both modes but auto only works with the one. Kolano (talk) 04:53, 2 December 2015 (CET)

I've updated these titles to indicate "Force 16:9". Kolano (talk) 11:46, 2 December 2015 (CET)

We should investigate those games further before setting force. For example, the menus of those games may still be rendered in 4:3 even with widescreen enabled (like Zelda Wind Waker with AR code). Using Auto in that case would seamlessly switch between 4:3 and 16:9 when needed, while in Force mode the menus would be stretched... - Jhonn (talk) 16:50, 2 December 2015 (CET)
OK, got around to trying these tonight. First off we had been confused on the particular settings, I revised things to align with the actual settings. "Anamorphic" works fine with Auto AR, the "16:9" does not. "16:9" option is weird and seems to more or less output a 16:9 image on a 4:3 display. It outputs incorrectly /w Force 16:9, being stretched to thin. It outputs correctly with Force 4:3, but has black bars on all 4 sides on a widescreen display, so it's not useful. With /w auto it depends on the order you enable things, if "16:9" is activated first it outputs like Force 4:3, but if you enable "Anamorphic" first and then "16:9" it outputs like Force 16:9. I'm going to swap them back to recommending Auto, and leave a note providing details of each in game settings, since I don't think we want a third template just for these two. Kolano (talk) 07:03, 3 December 2015 (CET)
I agree that we shouldn't create yet another widescreen option template for this special situation. I have two ideas that can sort these out: Add bullet beneath Widescreen Auto template explaining that there is another option exist, but the option highlighted in current template is preferred. There are just two games so why not? Second idea is to include both templates. They need to be rewritten first though so they don't look very similar and thinking the template was repeated by accident. Lucario (talk) 13:58, 22 December 2015 (CET)
NVM, overlooked that these games already have sentences continued after template. :/ Bullet or two templates then they'll become less overlooked. Lucario (talk) 14:06, 22 December 2015 (CET)

Inconsistent Widescreen

Just a heads up, I asked JMC47 and he tested various of those games. Something he said that I think it's important to note somewhere is that "a lot of these games won't change into widescreen until something using a widescreen viewport shows up (3D graphics, usually. Such as the character models in Soul Calibur II's menus.)". Jhonn (talk) 05:30, 29 November 2015 (CET)

Yes, many of these titles provide widescreen output inconsistently. This usually seems related to the underlying assets not being suited for 16:9 display. I'm not clear we should worry about this. Kolano (talk) 10:16, 2 December 2015 (CET)

Should boil down the above to some notes to include in the templates description. Kolano (talk) 21:04, 9 December 2016 (CET)