Playtime wrote:For people complaining about black bars. Set static size to "no", continue with the rest of the guide.
May or may not cause other effects, such as an odd scaling making the "size" of the window behave odd in relation to your cursor and screen position.
This is hard to word. When using no static size, the window is the same size in the background, even though it's scaled to the res you set...
So say your window is 800*600, and you use the borderless tool to go to 1920*1440. It will zoom the 800*600 into that resolution. But the window itself is the same size.
Which makes your cursor feel extremely accelerated. Since it's move the same distance across the same window... But it APPEARS that it's moving further across your screen, since the window you visually see, is the larger one.
With no static size set, you can manually adjust the size of the window beforehand to the size you want. Which if you set a random anything to the res you want. Let's say a notepad window, using the borderless tool. You can drag your D2 window out to the same size (notepad is a reference size) then once at the correct size, press your hotkey on the borderless tool to set D2 to borderless.
This will now do the same thing I tried to explain above, but now the windows are the same size. Thus far removing that problem entirely.
It's an unusual fix, and a little annoying to do all the time. But it works well enough.
Primarch wrote:Lol why not just play in full screen if you want it stretched. The entire point of contention is maintaining 4:3 aspect ratio. Sure, I would love to have the detail/effects available in this guide in full-screen on my widescreen monitor but, given the resolution of the base game, I have to sacrifice a little screen space (black bars) in doing so. Unless there is some miracle way to adjust this, I don’t believe that’s possible man.
aerial wrote:Set 4:3 aspect in borderless tool, there is link to calculator. https://calculateaspectratio.com/ (set 4:3 while calculating res you want).
Resize window in borderless tool from 1024x768 to for example 1000x750 (18 pixels less height so it wont cover taskbar).
You can also use different borderless tool if thats giving you trouble, there is plenty of such apps ppl use for various video games.
BrecMadak wrote:aerial wrote:have you tried turning it off, does it make it worse?
It gets a bit worse, makes aliasing more prominent. Didn't have an influence on how the lightening works.