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Any way I can make Dink look decent on a widescreen?

March 4th, 03:11 PM
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Paul
Peasant Male United States
 
I've been tempted to get into Dink again, either playing a dmoding, but one thing is stopping me: My monitor (which is actually a used TV...) has two options displaying content, 1:1 and Stretch. So either I can have a tiny box in the middle of the screen, or I can have everything stretched all to hell. Some monitors have a "zoom" mode, but unfortunately mine doesn't.

Given this, does anyone know of a hack or something I can use to get this looking decent? Like if I could use 1:1 mode but force to to double the size somehow. Or is like FreeDink and better on this? I assume Dink HD is an option, but I found that fairly unsatisfactory in general.
March 4th, 05:41 PM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
I'm not absolutely certain whether there's some trick to work around this or not, but I'm fairly sure you're just gonna have to get used to either a very stretched fullscreen, or the tiny box in the middle of the screen. I've been playing in windowed mode for years now, and from what I've gathered so have most others, due to how ugly the fullscreen mode looks on modern monitors. It feels weird at first playing it in a tiny window, but you do get used to it overtime.
March 4th, 05:47 PM
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LeprochaUn
Peasant Male Japan xbox steam bloop
Responsible for making things not look like ass 
Yeah, I've always played on windowed.
March 4th, 06:19 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
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March 5th, 04:58 AM
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Beuc
Peasant Male France
 
FreeDink maintains 1:1 aspect ratio, yes
(screen is centered with black bars on the side)
March 24th, 11:50 PM
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paul
Peasant Male United States
 
Wow I kind of forgot about windowed mode. That might be a good option. It's not possible to run DinkEdit windowed, though... or is it?

I've had some trouble with freedink compatibility in the past, but guess I should give that another look too.
March 25th, 01:43 AM
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yeoldetoast
Peasant Female Australia steam
discord.gg/Ukugfbh 
DinkEdit has been able to run in Windowed mode for over ten years now.
March 25th, 01:55 AM
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baphomet
Peasant Male Germany
Tanke och tal!!! Ro! Ro in sinnets land!!! 
Ever hooked your computer up to a flat screen TV to play dunk? Its pretty bad.or on mine that is.😵
March 25th, 10:50 PM
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Paul
Peasant Male United States
 
Funnily enough, that's exactly what I'm doing. I got a hand-me-down TV, and my old monitor was pretty crap... so yeah.

It's pretty decent for modern games and other types of programs, but for this it's less than ideal.
March 26th, 12:19 AM
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baphomet
Peasant Male Germany
Tanke och tal!!! Ro! Ro in sinnets land!!! 
It's too pixaly and crap.
March 31st, 10:46 AM
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Beuc
Peasant Male France
 
Hey paul,

Given the countless hours I spent making sure that even the hackish palette tricks from Lyna's Story still work in 2017, let me know about any compatibility issue that might remain

You can switch from fullscreen/window with Alt+Enter in FreeDink and FreeDinkedit.

Incidentally latest development snapshot is here:
http://www.beuc.net/tmp/freedink-109.0-bin.zip
April 2nd, 09:25 AM
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yeoldetoast
Peasant Female Australia steam
discord.gg/Ukugfbh 
I was looking for a thing today so I could play the Dink 1.01 demo in a window instead of fullscreen and I stumbled upon DxWnd. It appears some lovely person has already submitted a Dink Smallwood profile which makes it all very straightforward. This program actually makes it so that Dink 1.01 runs better in windowed mode than 1.08 does. If you set the filtering to "full bilinear" it ends up looking better than Dink "HD" as well.
April 2nd, 11:49 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
haha