[Wine] Scale "up" low resolution programs to fit screen?

perryh at pluto.rain.com perryh at pluto.rain.com
Wed Aug 10 10:17:00 CDT 2011

James McKenzie <jjmckenzie51 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 1:54 PM, doh123 <wineforum-user at winehq.org>
> wrote:
> >> ... is there a way to have Wine scale up, for example, a
> >> 640x480 virtual desktop to fit my high resolution display?
> >>
> >> In other words, the program will fill the screen, albeit
> >> looking more pixellated.
> >
> > Wine will not scale it. ?You need to configure your X server
> > to run fullscreen at that resolution, so that it will still
> > run 640x480 (or whatever) in fullscreen mode.
> Also, you have to make sure that your video system will handle
> such scaling.  Some systems will not scale 4x3 images onto a
> 16x9 screen very well, if at all.

If the scaling does not work well, one possible fix would be to set
X to, say, 1600x900 and continue to use a 640x480 virtual desktop.
This should produce a correct aspect ratio, and a larger image than
if X were running at the display's native resolution.

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