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Bert Pieke

Wide View Aspect Ratio

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Question for FSX users with wide screen monitors.In degrees, how much additional horizontal view is obtained when using FSX in wide screen mode? That is, using a 16:9 (10?) monitor and with WideAspect=True mode?I believe the FSX zoom view is defaulted to 100%. If the standard view is, let's say, 50 degrees, would wide screen be 55, 60, 70 degrees?Regards,Richard

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According to a thread in the hardware forum, the view is equivalent to a zoom of 60% on a regular screen.All I can say is that it looks a lot more "real" on a 1680x1050 22 inch monitor. Much better situational awareness when approaching final as well, since you can see what is at your 10 o'clock without panning.

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I tried WideAspect=True using my Matrox TH2GO but reverted back to WideAspect=False (with the view fully zoomed) out as I prefer it that way.

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I'm with Bert, except with a Samsung 19". I run 1680 x 1050, w/a=true.I honestly didn't notice any difference - but wasn't really looking for field of vision - more "are my gauges round?". I use TrackIR and - to a great degree - this makes field of vision a non-issue.

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Thanks for the information. Actually, I would like to "see" more of the front left and right quarter views while the screen view is looking forward.Richard

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>I tried WideAspect=True using my Matrox TH2GO but reverted>back to WideAspect=False (with the view fully zoomed) out as I>prefer it that way.But saying that, I've just finished a flight from Sequoia Ranch, California using the Acceleration P-51D and GEX textures and ASX weather. Flying over those hills and moutains with WideViewAspect=True. Wow! What a flight! Just a pity you can't post wide screen shots here...but then again I'm not a great screen shot taker anyway.

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Sure you can :-), look below for an example.Suggest using Fsscreen for multiple shots or just use the Print Screen key for singles. open up in a simple screen editor, like Irfanview, and resample to half the resolution... and post !

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