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11 minutes ago, FingerCramp said:

Hmmm, pardon my ignorance on this issue....  but when I built this machine, I purposely bought the cheapest second-hand flat-screen monitor I could find, assuming that since I'm only using it to run ancient 8-bit graphics games such as Galaga and Ms. Pac Man, the crappiest resolution would work best.  Was my thinking wrong on this?  Should I be doing something differently, giving what I'm using this for?   Advice is appreciated.

 

I understand why you would choose lower resolution for games, although this resolution mostly runs with VGA cables which in turn are analog, better to buy a HDMI or DVI monitor purely for sharper details and (often overlooked) much better colors, also if you like launchbox/bigbox then you'll want a nicer representation of all the themes and artwork. 1080p monitors are basically cheap to get, highly recommended! 

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Ps If you still want to use this monitor with that resolution you could try to set the windows text DPI scaling to around 75%, I'm a bit dyscalculiated but it should be around that percentage when comparing 1920x1080 to 1360x768. I hope that would work for you as well. Still recommend 1080p though :)

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@Mr. RetroLust @neil9000  Thanks for your thoughts on this.  It's been so long since I built this thing I can't remember if I'm using a VGA cable or not.  I'll have to dig into it when I get a chance.

Appreciated,

-Mike

 

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1 minute ago, FingerCramp said:

@Mr. RetroLust @neil9000  Thanks for your thoughts on this.  It's been so long since I built this thing I can't remember if I'm using a VGA cable or not.  I'll have to dig into it when I get a chance.

Appreciated,

-Mike

 

Keep us up to date and good luck bro!

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On 8/16/2019 at 11:14 AM, Mr. RetroLust said:

Keep us up to date and good luck bro!

Ok so back to this machine, I exited Bigbox and attempted to change the screen resolution in Windows 10 (gawd I hate Windows) and most likely due to it being a VGA cable the 1920x1080 looks horrible - in Windows. But once I start up Bigbox and play games, all looks great, including the theme. So, I’m happy. :)  

Thanks again. 

-Mike

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