4K resolution!

  • #1, by patrikspacekThursday, 28. December 2017, 02:28 10 months ago
    VS developers, can you add support of 4K resolution?  I think it shouldnt be a problem and its a small update.

    4K is a standard today and I have images I would like to try asap...

    thanks!

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  • #2, by AFRLmeThursday, 28. December 2017, 13:22 10 months ago
    Hmm you can set custom resolutions via the explorer tool.

    https://i.gyazo.com/a29185dd110468b32e6ab1540f686ea0.png

    I don't recommend it though. Your game default will be 4K & will be scaled down from that, which means a lot of wasted system resources for everyone not using a 4k monitor. Also 2D is very system resource intensive.

    Also 4K is not standard. 4K is a niche area. Check out steam stats, you will find that the most common resolution used by everyone is 1920x1080, followed by 1366x768 or something similar for laptop users.

    http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/

    1920x1080 (1080p) = 76.41%
    3840x2160 (4k) = 0.42%

    Just because something is possible, doesn't mean you should bother with it. 1080p is already very demanding when it comes to 2D. If you want to create a 2D game in 4K then you will need to optimize the shit out of it or it will run like garbage on your average target consumers machine.

    The sad fact of the matter is that most people don't have up to $4000 to create or buy custom pc with the capabilities of running games all games on ultra settings or on 4K screens. I believe it's mostly only pc enthusiasts with more money than sense that can afford to chuck so much money into building intel machines with dual sli 1080ti or titan x gpu & 60 odd GB of RAM & so on.

    Just look at the stats on steam of what the average user is using. It's quite surprising.

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  • #3, by NigecThursday, 28. December 2017, 17:04 10 months ago
    Unless they mean the editor? I know some of the 3D software I use looks sh*te on 4k monitors

    doesn't bother me, I'm one of the 76% grin

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  • #4, by AFRLmeThursday, 28. December 2017, 21:11 10 months ago
    Pretty sure the editor is supposed to work on 4k monitors - at least if you change the dpi option thing in the properties for the vs editor executable file.

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  • #5, by SimonSThursday, 28. December 2017, 23:14 10 months ago
    The editor and the player are fully compatible with high-dpi monitors, I use one myself. The option for 4k resolution is not yet in the game resolution drop down, but it's supported.

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  • #6, by redsparkFriday, 29. December 2017, 17:46 10 months ago
    The editor works fine on my 4K monitor but I would not make a 4K game, yet.

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  • #7, by joemidTuesday, 02. January, 18:11 10 months ago
    The editor and the player are fully compatible with high-dpi monitors, I use one myself. The option for 4k resolution is not yet in the game resolution drop down, but it's supported.
    Whoa- amazing!

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  • #8, by patrikspacekFriday, 05. January, 15:07 10 months ago
    I dont know guys,

    if I imported my 3840 pixels × 2160 pixels background....  and hit play, it wont have 2160 pixel height. it will be 1080 pixels height and my background will be like a zoomed in.

    so I need to make it as standard in option

    is there any step by step solution? 

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  • #9, by AFRLmeFriday, 05. January, 15:47 10 months ago
    Whatever your default game resolution is determines how much of the scene background gets drawn on the current viewport. The engine automatically scales up/down the default resolution to fit the desktop resolution.

    I really don't why you are trying to make a 4K 2D game though. It's going to require a lot of system resources to run smoothly.

    As we already mentioned before, you can set a custom game default resolution via the explorer tool. You can access that with ctrl+e or find it via the editor menu.

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  • #10, by sebastianFriday, 05. January, 16:00 10 months ago
    I dont know guys,

    if I imported my 3840 pixels × 2160 pixels background....  and hit play, it wont have 2160 pixel height. it will be 1080 pixels height and my background will be like a zoomed in.

    so I need to make it as standard in option

    is there any step by step solution? 

    change your game settings to have also a 4k resolution then. As this is not available in the dropdown, you have to go into the explorer (cmd + e / ctrl + e) and open eGame > GameWindowResolution and edit the X + Y parameters to have 4K.

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  • #11, by patrikspacekFriday, 05. January, 16:17 10 months ago
    Sebastian:   Thanks a lot!  I will try it.

    AFRLme:   Doesnt matter why... I wanna do it for many test performance reasons and quality testing on big screens.

    VS team:   I still think, you should add this 4K option to the new version. Thanks
                        
    I will also check if there is a way to have VS games on Xbox and PS platforms. VS website have Xbox and PS icons, but there is no any word about how to do it. Even Wiki doesnt say anything about it and any of licenses is mentioning Xbox or PS platforms...

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