[Wine] Playing at custom resolution

D.Cent wineforum-user at winehq.org
Sun Mar 20 10:02:20 CDT 2011

I've got a display with a native resolution of 1920x1080. However, I usually play games at 1280x720 because I often like to create screencasts of the games I play (and my PC is not fast enough for capturing 1920x1080).

Now I noticed that wine does not provide the resolution I want, which means that this resolution does never appear in any game. If I set the resolution with commandline parameters (e.g. in games like CSS or Bioshock), the games always change the resolution to 1280x1024 automatically at startup.

However, if I enable the virtual wine desktop at 1280x720, all games provide this resolution. The problem is, that I want to play in fullscreen mode instead of in a window which is not as big as my display. So here are my questions:

-Is it possible to go into fullscreen mode with the wine virtual desktop?
-Can I add resolutions to any wine config so all games will provide the custom resolution of 1280x720 as a native resolution?

Thanks in advance!

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