Hey all, I've just been playing the game Armed Assault, and was fiddling with the options and noticed that in the resolution settings there were many more aspect ratios than is usual.
I'm used to seeing 4;3, and 16;9 and thats about it. However, in the options of ArmA there is a 5;4, and several others that I cant remember. Thinking "Ooo, whats this?" I set my display mode to 5;4 and noticed that my display seemed to 'become different', but I couldn't pick out what it was that was different. It seemed that I was able to see more than I used to in 4;3 (running at 1280 x 1024).
What I'm wondering is this, whats the difference between 5;4, and 4;3, and how come many games / programs dont make mention of these aspect ratios. Also, how does Windows work out your aspect ratio, and can you modify it? I may be asking stupid questions here, but my knowledge of aspect ratios is almost non-existant.
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