Old Games forced to go Widescreen

Discussion in 'Microsoft Surface Help' started by GaijinSoup, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. GaijinSoup

    GaijinSoup New Member

    Jan 15, 2014
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    I have been playing old games on my desktop PC running windows 7 for years and when I play the games they have always played in the correct aspect ratio - with the black bars on the side to make the screen more like a square. When I first tried to play them on my Surface pro 2, they ran in the correct aspect ratio, but after playing it a few times, the surface pro begins to start stretching the image into widescreen - even though I didn't change the screen resolution on my tablet. And not just the game that I got done playing, but it starts to force all of my games to run at widescreen.

    The only thing that I can think of that after playing a game, it leaves the desktop in the game's resolution that I have to manually go change - is it possible that windows is somehow thinking that I am trying to tell it to run the program in the resolution that I am switching it back to?

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    I tried restoring my surface, which corrected the problem for a couple times of playing, but the problem returned.

    I have already tried opening it in compatibility mode, as well as the checking the boxes for "run in 640 x 480 screen resolution" and "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings"

    I also tried running it as administrator (not that I have any idea what that option does...)

    Any help would be greatly appreciated :cool2:

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