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Moving the mininmal resolution to 1280x800
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Authored by Langbart on Oct 4 2021, 10:35 AM.
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Surveys like the feedback.wildfiregames.com or the Steam survey show a negligible percentage of 1024x768 display users, switching to a larger minimum resolution would allow for more customization in the GUI.

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Langbart created this revision.Oct 4 2021, 10:35 AM
Owners added subscribers: Restricted Owners Package, Restricted Owners Package, Restricted Owners Package.Oct 4 2021, 10:35 AM

Build failure - The Moirai have given mortals hearts that can endure.

Link to build: https://jenkins.wildfiregames.com/job/macos-differential/5039/display/redirect

marder added a subscriber: marder.Oct 4 2021, 10:55 AM
Freagarach published this revision for review.Oct 9 2021, 7:02 AM

Small discussion on IRC 0ad-dev (4/Oct/21), increasing width to 1280 meets little resistance, increasing width to 800 meets some opposition who would rather see 720 or 768. Below 768 we would have even less vertical space e.g. for displaying control groups, I would be against it and would take either 800 or 768.

  • 1280x768 or 1280x800 seem to be suitable candidates.

The most important part is the increased width, which would allow a larger minimap, and increasing the width of the summary screen columns, which are too small for some translations (see #6025 - Summary page problem with long words (15/Feb/21)).

One thing worth noting is that while the "official" min resolution at the moment is 1024x768 the game actually requires in some places already more than 1600x800

See the structure tree for example.

We need horizontal scrolling. ;)

Horizontal scrolling is a must for sure, but some things should just be presented on one screen and the current minimum resolution severely hampers that, unfortunately. I also wonder how well the game would run anyway on a rig that can only produce a resolution of 1024x768.

Stan added a subscriber: Stan.Oct 21 2021, 10:30 AM

Horizontal scrolling is a must for sure, but some things should just be presented on one screen and the current minimum resolution severely hampers that, unfortunately. I also wonder how well the game would run anyway on a rig that can only produce a resolution of 1024x768.

Well as well as any that can run the game in windowed more or only has 4:3 screens at home ;)