Do you play in 4:3 or 16:9

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Poll: What aspect ratio do you play your Dreamcast in?

Always in 4:3
14
47%
Always in 16:9
4
13%
Game dependant (changes between 16:9 & 4:3 on a widescreen TV)
11
37%
Other
1
3%
Total votes: 30

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Anonymouse
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Do you play in 4:3 or 16:9

Post#1 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:48 am

A general question. It might be useful for future DC home brew developers to know. I personally always play on a widescreen trinitron in 16:9. I’d be curious to know what others prefer.

A compromise for future home brew could be to design the graphics to be in the correct proportions at an aspect ratio of 14:9 which is in between 16:9 and 4:3. It won’t look overly screwed in either modes.
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Re: Do you play in 4:3 or 16:9

Post#2 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:54 am

I always play in the original aspect ratio as designed/intended, so 4:3, unless a game supports widescreen.

You always stretch the image?

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Re: Do you play in 4:3 or 16:9

Post#3 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:48 am

unless im playing a light gun game on a crt its widescreen

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Re: Do you play in 4:3 or 16:9

Post#4 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:50 am

I use the hex patch on 16/9 tv each time it works well.

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Re: Do you play in 4:3 or 16:9

Post#5 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:03 pm

I'm the same as DCGX and always play in the original aspect ratio.

I do the same for TV and Films, if it's being broadcast incorrectly stretched I will adjust my TV accordingly.

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Re: Do you play in 4:3 or 16:9

Post#6 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:41 pm

I have a crt so 4:3
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Re: Do you play in 4:3 or 16:9

Post#7 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:33 pm

B00BTUBE MASTER RACE

Although native 16:9 in retro/classic/aged games never did much for me, what, see a couple more hairs? And everything in-between gets squished skinnier more height

Obviously I've tried numerous times I don't get it lol unless see extraordinary example I pass

Until the HDMI era the seventh-generation of consoles I don't see 16:9 doing much to me face except ta miss 4:3

EDIT: PSO1 does dazzle me when I used to flatty LCD display but when acquired a CRT it's a no brainer 4:3>16:9

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Re: Do you play in 4:3 or 16:9

Post#8 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:18 pm

4:3 for me.
But I don't mind a game, with the option to change to 16:9 though.

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Re: Do you play in 4:3 or 16:9

Post#9 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:37 pm

4:3 on just about every display type (Crt TV, CRT Monitor, Modern LCD/LED display).
The ONLY exception to the rule is when hooked up to widscreen monitor AND playing a game with the inclusion of anamorphic widescreen support like TXR2 and Rayman 2.
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Re: Do you play in 4:3 or 16:9

Post#10 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:23 am

Anamorphic tis another big word for me lool since apparently means more than 16:9..?

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