New Monitor--New Resolution

davesnow

Crabby Old Geezer
I just got a new curved Monitor with a 3440 x 1440 resolution. However, Trainz does not suppodt this resolution. What setting should I set my Trainz to so that the picture doesn't looked squeezed down?

Thanks

Dave
 
^Yeah, I already got them through a PM. Now back to my OP. Anyone got any ideas for me?
I have a curved monitor with 3840 x 1600. Trainz is running windowed and the boundaries of the window are adapted to the boundaries of the monitor.

I am wishing you a lot of pleasure with the new monitor :)

Regards
Swordfish
 
As I am concerned, Trainz runs flawlessly @2560x1440 (max supported resolution). Most monitors have a setting (under different names, depends on the manufacturer) to display input ratio "as is", i.e. if signal is 16:9, the monitor will display input at 16:9, whatever its native resolution (21:9 in your case). The only glitch is that it must be done/undone every time you launch Trainz.
 
Hi,
My monitor is 1920x1080, but using the nVidia display drivers it's possible to simulate higher resolutions. Check to see if your graphics card driver supports the resolution of your new monitor, and then look into the settings to see if you can upscale the trainz resolution to match your display. My system has an RTX 2060, and for some games it defaults to a lower resolution than the native monitor, then upscales it. This is supposed to give a more rapid response for the graphics, unfortunately it doesn't seem to upscale the text used - so I need a better pair of glasses!

3440 x 1440 :- half scale is 1770 x 720 - this isn't any of the "standard" Trainz plus resolution, so I suspect that you'll be running in a windowed mode regardless (or stretching the display sideways).

Hope that helps,

Colin
 
Just untick 'Full Screen' under the General tab Settings from the launcher window and it will run a full size window at 3440 x 1440 which displays and runs perfectly so long as you have a powerful enough GPU - or at least it has for me for the last three years, firstly with a RTX 3060Ti and more recently a RTX 4070

Set the taskbar to autohide and the only thing you'll see it the top menubar.

Once played on widescreen, there was no going back for me :)
 
Just untick 'Full Screen' under the General tab Settings from the launcher window and it will run a full size window at 3440 x 1440 which displays and runs perfectly so long as you have a powerful enough GPU - or at least it has for me for the last three years, firstly with a RTX 3060Ti and more recently a RTX 4070

Set the taskbar to autohide and the only thing you'll see it the top menubar.

Once played on widescreen, there was no going back for me :)
This worked perfectly!! Thank you!!
 
I have run it a little across two monitors, and it works great, except my monitors are slightly different, so there is a slight boundary effect. They are both 1920x1080, but one is 25' and the other 27" I believe.
 
Just untick 'Full Screen' under the General tab Settings from the launcher window and it will run a full size window at 3440 x 1440 which displays and runs perfectly so long as you have a powerful enough GPU - or at least it has for me for the last three years, firstly with a RTX 3060Ti and more recently a RTX 4070

Set the taskbar to autohide and the only thing you'll see it the top menubar.

Once played on widescreen, there was no going back for me :)
@2995Valliant > I did this also, now I'm getting the full use of my ultrawide 21:9 monitor ! Same res as @davesnow's unit, also using a RTX3060

Thanks man ! 🍻


Rico
 
I have run it a little across two monitors, and it works great, except my monitors are slightly different, so there is a slight boundary effect. They are both 1920x1080, but one is 25' and the other 27" I believe.
Incredible, what a cool Screen that is large enough to see Trainz. Very creative. ;)
 
Sorry for bumping this thread, but I wanted to weigh in on settings. I've been using an Alienware AW3418DW which is a 34"x 14" curved monitor on a computer running Windows 11 for a couple of years now and love it.

If you're running Windows right click on the screen and select Display Settings, then Display Resolution settings. I selected 3440x1440 (Recommended) which is the highest for my monitor. Next click on Advance Display. This will tell you the refresh rate for your monitor.

N3V suggest this: In the Trainz Settings menu 'check on' the Full Screen and pick the 2560x1440: xx Hz where xx matches the monitor refresh rate spec of the monitor e.g., 50,60,80,100Hz. Next 'uncheck' Full Screen. Trainz opens at 2560x1440 but you can resize it to any size you want by dragging the left and right edges. I expand it to full screen by dragging the edges when in play mode. When I want to see multiple windows at the same time, I hover the curser over the window resizing 'square' in the upper right middle and select the multiple windows set up you wane and click the desired position. Then open what you want in the 2nd and/or 3rd window and repeat the window selection placing it in the next desired position. I will often open Google Maps and Trainz in Surveyor mode at the same time.

You do this for each build version of Trainz you have installed.
 
Sorry for bumping this thread, but I wanted to weigh in on settings. I've been using an Alienware AW3418DW which is a 34"x 14" curved monitor on a computer running Windows 11 for a couple of years now and love it.

If you're running Windows right click on the screen and select Display Settings, then Display Resolution settings. I selected 3440x1440 (Recommended) which is the highest for my monitor. Next click on Advance Display. This will tell you the refresh rate for your monitor.

N3V suggest this: In the Trainz Settings menu 'check on' the Full Screen and pick the 2560x1440: xx Hz where xx matches the monitor refresh rate spec of the monitor e.g., 50,60,80,100Hz. Next 'uncheck' Full Screen. Trainz opens at 2560x1440 but you can resize it to any size you want by dragging the left and right edges. I expand it to full screen by dragging the edges when in play mode. When I want to see multiple windows at the same time, I hover the curser over the window resizing 'square' in the upper right middle and select the multiple windows set up you wane and click the desired position. Then open what you want in the 2nd and/or 3rd window and repeat the window selection placing it in the next desired position. I will often open Google Maps and Trainz in Surveyor mode at the same time.

You do this for each build version of Trainz you have installed.
I have the same monitor and it's awesome and did exactly the same thing. I have two displays that allow me to keep my browser open on the other display while I have Trainz maximized.

Sadly, I have a scratch on it I can't remove. I did a stupid thing and dropped something I carried over the monitor and it went down the front of the display as I lost my balance and landed on the floor. I didn't break the display though! The gouge isn't dead center and not really that visible but I know it's there. I should've asked for help but I'm too independent sometimes for my own good. I was warned about carrying things above my head but I didn't listen.
 
I have the same monitor and it's awesome and did exactly the same thing. I have two displays that allow me to keep my browser open on the other display while I have Trainz maximized.

Sadly, I have a scratch on it I can't remove. I did a stupid thing and dropped something I carried over the monitor and it went down the front of the display as I lost my balance and landed on the floor. I didn't break the display though! The gouge isn't dead center and not really that visible but I know it's there. I should've asked for help but I'm too independent sometimes for my own good. I was warned about carrying things above my head but I didn't listen.
Thanx to Lord you didn't break any human items. Bones, or especially your Skull.

It happens when least expect it 🤕
 
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