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Khuzdbuzd
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Resolution Not Saved

Post by Khuzdbuzd » 10 Oct 2019, 19:04

Hello,

After downloading and installing the most recent nightly (October 2019) the resolution I've given in the Openmw launcher (1920X1080) is no longer saved upon launching the game, and keeps reverting to a higher resolution after getting to the main menu. The gamma is also adjusted to a much higher setting once the game is running.

I can change the resolution and gamma in game but they will not be saved after exiting.

I've googled this issue before and answers always seem to end up the same: run all your .exe's as administrator, disable or enable dpi-scaling, edit this ini, edit this settings file, go to documents/my games and edit the settings.cfg file and set it to read only.
None of these solutions work and sometimes even seem to aggravate the situation, i.e. a resolution ending up at 1440p or 2160p.

I want my resolution to be at 1920X1080 and I'm guessing that somewhere the issue is probably monitor related. However, having seen other people try to get this issue resolved as well there never seems to be a clear answer. Maybe we can get this thing resolved once and for all.

I've noticed my openmw.log file telling me:
Changed setting: [Video] resolution x = 3840
Changed setting: [Video] resolution y = 2160

but there's no extra information on why it's doing that.

Please let me know what information I can provide to figure out what's actually going on here.

Thank you for any help you can give!

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lysol
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Re: Resolution Not Saved

Post by lysol » 23 Nov 2019, 13:18

Hello and sorry that you haven't received any replies yet.

I take it you run windows? Sounds like some kind of writing permissions issue. Running as an admin is wrong though, and it should never be required. So don't do that. Settings should not be read-only either.

Are you running in borderless window, or simply windowed mode?
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Khuzdbuzd
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Re: Resolution Not Saved

Post by Khuzdbuzd » 23 Nov 2019, 14:41

Hello lysol,

Thanks for your reply.

I've disabled all 'run as admin' settings on the corresponding .exe's as you suggested. I've also disabled read-only on the settings.cfg file in my documents. There's been no change. I run full screen, window border is off.

My temporary solution is to simply upscale the in-game text in the settings file and keep running the resolution openmw keeps reverting back to.

Thanks for your help so far!

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AnyOldName3
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Re: Resolution Not Saved

Post by AnyOldName3 » 23 Nov 2019, 15:52

We might be doing something atypical like querying the maximum resolution and using that if fullscreen is on. Are you using a monitor with the same resolution as it keeps choosing, or do you have a GPU driver option like virtual/dynamic super resolution turned on?
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Khuzdbuzd
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Re: Resolution Not Saved

Post by Khuzdbuzd » 23 Nov 2019, 16:56

Hey,

Yeah, the resolution it keeps going back to is the resolution I'm currently using on the monitor (3840 X 2160). Scaling is set to 150%. DSR is off.

Thanks!

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AnyOldName3
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Re: Resolution Not Saved

Post by AnyOldName3 » 23 Nov 2019, 19:04

Unless you're having performance problems, it's better to run at your native resolution and scale the UI. OpenMW's performance doesn't get much worse as resolution increases, and it looks better if you don't upscale things.

We should probably change things so you can use a non-native resolution in fullscreen, though, so we need to check if there's a bug open for that.
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