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Help with screen resolution, ruined my desktop display by starting up the game


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Hey, I decided to start up the game again today after a long hiatus. After sitting through over 30gb of patches I finally got to play, but once I started the game things started to go wrong. I've been using a 1920x1080 resolution since I got my computer and I used to play BDO like this, nothing has changed with my computer since last time.

However when I started up the game it resized my entire screen to a little rectangle in the middle with massive black bars around, at first I thought I just had to change the in-game resolution (the only resolution that worked was the maximum of 3840x2160, but my game ran at 4fps like that, but at a smooth 60 using 1920 (which is why I've stuck with 1920 even though my monitor can use 3840.)

So I closed the game down and guess what, my entire desktop is now stuck in the little square BDO resized it to

I've had to change my monitor resolution to 3840x2160 now to even have a full screen on my desktop, however this has made all my files and apps incredibly small and I do not like it, I've tried using the windows 10 resize tool but it only resizes some apps while others remain almost too tiny to read. 

I CANNOT change my resolution back to a comfortable 1920 as my screen returns to the tiny square in the middle of the screen when I do. I'm genuinely upset about this as I can't play BDO like this, and also the entire user experience of my computer is now severely hindered due to me trying to start up the game.

I never had this issue earlier while playing the game actively, and I don't understand what have happend.

Does anyone know anything that could help me solve this situation, if anything I would just like to get my comfortable screen resolution back and just leave the game behind for good if that's what I have to do.

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Open a file called "GameOption.txt" in your BDO Doc folder, usually under

 

C:\Users\<Insert OS User name here>\Documents\Black Desert

 

Then modify:

windowed = 0
width = 3240
height = 1920

 

to what ever values you deem fit, then after saving the change, right click properties and hit "Read Only" then apply and see if that helps.

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I had a similar issue with my optimus laptop. Regardless of what I told the game to do, or what I set my desktop resolution at, the game would do it's own thing, even changing (as it sounds like it has done on yours) my desktop resolution to max (1920x1080 in my case) but keeping not only the game but the desktop in the 1280x720 I was asking the game to run in. Ridiculous!

This only happened to me in Windows 10, under Windows 8 I could swap as I wished, although I was never able to get it to do proper fullscreen. I finally found a way of getting what I wanted by opening up the Intel graphics properties, selecting the 1280x720 I wanted to run at (under display) and checking both Scale Full Screen  and most importantly OVERRIDE APPLICATION SETTINGS. Without the override, Black Desert seems able to change your settings as it desires. Running the game in either full screen or full windowed (set this on the launcher btw) then finally filled my screen.

Today however, something happened that I did not expect. I launched the game having forgotten to change up my desktop resolution first, and it actually still ran at 1280x720  full screen without me having to do anything. It worked properly and as expected for the first time since I have had the game. Thankyou Black Desert! Don't know if it's luck or whether a genuine fix has been attempted.

Make sure you set your desktop resolution as you want and set it to scale full screen in your graphics card properties, and if it has an override application setting, check this at least for when you are going to play Black Desert. For some reason, I did not have to do this today, hopefully you won't either.

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Thanks a lot guys, I've sorted the problem now. Changing resolution and "forcing" the correct on onto the game have solved my issue. I'm still a bit confused as to why it's happend and why BDO is the only game that's ever done this, but for now I'm just happy that it's all sorted

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