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Real Widescreen Support on W3Arena

Published Sat May 28, 2016 by Pad
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On modern systems with 16:9 widescreen monitors the Warcraft 3 game-scene is stretched natively from 4:3 to 16:9, resulting in disproportional figures.

With our latest update, the game scenes will not be stretched anymore. Proportions are correct and the field of view increases for an amazing Warcraft experience. It may look unfamiliar at first, but play a few games!

You are able to switch between the native 4:3 and the new 16:9 ratio in the launcher. More changes to come. Stay tuned!


Comment #1Sat May 28, 2016 20:19 pm
THANKS ADMINS W3aA YOUR BETTER!btw why opengl no work 16:9?
Comment #2Sat May 28, 2016 21:39 pm
I get a fatal error aswell everytime I try to start with opengl and the new 16:9 widescreen :(
Comment #3Sat May 28, 2016 21:42 pm
OpenGL is not yet supported. You have to set it to the classic (4:3) mode if you use OpenGL
Comment #4Sat May 28, 2016 22:00 pm
Pad opengl support its very important,but Patch 1.27 is much more important! 1)new api d3d9=no problem new systems(7/8/9),and no hackers!( p.s. You've done a lot of work, thank you for this!
Comment #5Sat May 28, 2016 22:17 pm
pretty huge disadvantage for small screen users no? Looks like some hack
Comment #6Sat May 28, 2016 22:25 pm
Please unban me from server!
Comment #7Sat May 28, 2016 22:34 pm
Does this work on 21:9?
Comment #8Sat May 28, 2016 22:57 pm
@ #5 16:9 is state of the art and the most common resolution these days. You can also use this resolution with your small monitor if you dont care about the disorted objects.
Comment #9Sat May 28, 2016 23:08 pm
HELP!I have fatal erro,when in start .What doing?
Comment #10Sun May 29, 2016 00:01 am
THANKS SO MUCH! this patch is better than 1.27a by a hundred times
Comment #11Sun May 29, 2016 00:18 am
OpenGL is now also supported for widescreen.
Comment #12Sun May 29, 2016 00:25 am
best admins w3a,you have done a lot more than the Blizzard in the past 10 years
Comment #13Sun May 29, 2016 05:05 am
any news on changes and/or ladder reset?
Comment #14Sun May 29, 2016 08:38 am
great work pad!
Comment #15Sun May 29, 2016 08:52 am
fow patch 1.27 and can do reset. I think at the moment little sense to do reset
Comment #16Sun May 29, 2016 10:14 am
working really well now!
Comment #17Sun May 29, 2016 10:24 am
im afraid im going to have to say this was a step backwards..
Comment #18Sun May 29, 2016 10:29 am
A step backwards? Are you kidding? 16:9 is so much better and you simply stop wasting parts of your screen when playing Warcraft thanks to this update. It sure looks unfamiliar in the first few games, but you'll get used to it really quickly.
Comment #19Sun May 29, 2016 10:32 am
cant log in to bnet. you have same problem?
Comment #20Sun May 29, 2016 11:46 am
I also like and appreciate your work pretty much! Great Feature, and also the idea to keep it optional. I tried some games 16:9 yesterday, and still it feels a Little bit weird. I give it some more tries. Thank you for your great contribution to wc3!
Comment #21Sun May 29, 2016 12:32 pm
very nice feature guys! great work!
Comment #22Sun May 29, 2016 13:40 pm
okay. what about patch 1.27 on w3arena???
Comment #23Sun May 29, 2016 14:20 pm
1.27a will not happen on w3a
Comment #24Sun May 29, 2016 14:26 pm
Afterthis.. ladies and gentlemen..,let me explain it to you in simple way. Do you the difference btw fullhd and 4k? Welcome to reality... and if you still dont know what i mean, hospital therapy is rdy for ur head
Comment #25Sun May 29, 2016 14:50 pm
who made the news image?
Comment #26Sun May 29, 2016 15:01 pm
#23 HELP!I have fatal error ,when in start .What doing?
Comment #27Sun May 29, 2016 15:48 pm
@Sweet: 8) @Camper: Have you tried to close Wc3, start the launcher again and choose 4:3?
Comment #28Sun May 29, 2016 16:46 pm
add 1.27 too.
Comment #29Sun May 29, 2016 17:47 pm
# 27 no, thx
Comment #30Sun May 29, 2016 17:47 pm
Nothing happens after click on "Join the battle"... :(
Comment #31Sun May 29, 2016 18:46 pm
it somehow looks like the game is just zoomed out imo. im gonna stick to playing in 4:3
Comment #32Sun May 29, 2016 19:01 pm
Thank you for your continous work and support for this game!
Comment #33Sun May 29, 2016 20:00 pm
Very nice feature, I wanted this since sc2 beta.
Comment #34Sun May 29, 2016 20:01 pm
Ok, after playing several games on 16:9 and then going back to 4:3 due to watching of a replay, I definatly can state that this 16:9 Feature is awesome once getting used to it. well done gentlemen!
Comment #35Sun May 29, 2016 23:38 pm
@HighTac # 27 Yes ,initially helped ,but after turning off the computer does not go in,even after closing wc3, occurs fatal error
Comment #36Sun May 29, 2016 23:43 pm
@HighTac what doing?
Comment #37Sun May 29, 2016 23:48 pm
Getting used to it after 3 games. Love it!
Comment #38Sun May 29, 2016 23:53 pm
@Camper: Can't provide any technical assistance, sorry. You got to open a forum thread. Do you have a version switcher to switch between 1.26 and 1.27?
Comment #39Mon May 30, 2016 00:02 am
@HighTac i dont have switcher,but my war3 version 1.26,thanks for the help
Comment #40Mon May 30, 2016 01:39 am
@Pad can you make an option so that the UI panels on the bottom of wc3 (minimap, command buttons, inventory etc) stay in the center as they would in 4:3 and filling the extra space on the sides with w/e instead of stretching them out?
Comment #41Mon May 30, 2016 02:46 am
Amazing feature but a couple things: 1.) The only problem is it blacks out the screen completely if you're a Windows 10 user who had issues adjusting the brightness (/gamma, see problem here: Unless there's some other fix, you had to add .dll's to the WC3 folder to allow adjusting brightness, and now it just blacks out the screen. Is there some other Windows 10 brightness fix besides the .dll's that wouldn't black it out? Patch 1.27 fixed these brightness issues but according to Pad, 1.27a isn't coming to w3a (understandably since it's temporary). 2.) Can you send this to Blizzard? :D lol. it would be pretty jarring to get used to this and go back and play on BNet for 4s RT and stuff. This is basically a "No BNet and No WC3 except on W3arena" nuclear option atm, no?
Comment #42Mon May 30, 2016 03:36 am
@HighTac - well done
Comment #43Tue May 31, 2016 10:58 am
now how about fixing the streched ui ?
Comment #44Tue May 31, 2016 10:59 am
that involves the streched mouse pointer with the awkward horizontal mouse movement.
Comment #45Tue May 31, 2016 12:30 pm
Great feature, THX!
Comment #46Fri Sep 23, 2016 17:33 pm
I cant see the "Ingame Timer" anymore (when i go over the clock in the top of the screen). Very annoying to get the boots at 19:00 BUT IT LOOKS AWESOME!
Comment #47Mon Apr 03, 2017 19:57 pm
THANKS ADMINS W3aA YOUR BETTER!btw why opengl no work 16:9?
Comment #48Fri Apr 14, 2017 22:21 pm
21:9 ratio for ultrawide screen please :(
Comment #49Sun Apr 23, 2017 15:31 pm
ok ok ..tks..

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