Emulator Issues #2316
Widescreen Hack only "hacks" from 4:3 to 16:9
Currently, the "Widescreen Hack" option in the D3D plugin only works
correctly when playing a native 4:3 aspect ratio game on a 16:9 aspect
ratio display. The hack simply stretches the game aspect ratio from 4:3 to
16:9 regardless of the aspect ratio of the current window. When using the
hack, this causes 4:3 games to have an image that is too skinny on 16:10
displays. It is also completely non-functional on native 16:9 games.
It should be modified to be called "Aspect Ratio Hack". It should adjust
from the games native aspect ratio, either 4:3 or 16:9, this is already
detected correctly when using the "Auto" aspect ratio, so this isn't a
problem. And the aspect ratio should be "hacked" to that of the display,
4:3, 5:4, 16:9, 16:10, or anything.
#6 Updated by Billiard26 over 10 years ago
Yes, I understand widescreen is 16:9. I'm suggesting the hack be renamed "Aspect
Ratio Hack" and modified to work for all aspect ratios. The whole point of the hack
is to play games on an aspect ratio they were not designed for, why not make it
support more than just 16:9.