3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 17, 2010 6:02 AM by DavidC1

    Intel HD Graphics Widescreen Games issues

    RSoxNo1

      I purchased the following Toshiba laptop at Best Buy last week:

      http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshiba+-+Satellite+Laptop+/+Intel%26%23174%3B+Core%26%23153%3B+i3+Processor+/+16%22+Display+/+4GB+Memory+/+500GB+Hard+Drive+-+Slate/9988697.p?id=1218205766312&skuId=9988697

       

      This is the listing for the graphics card:

      • Intel® HD graphics
        With 64-1696MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory for lush images. Dolby Advanced Audio with Harman/Kardon stereo speakers. HDMI port for easy connection to a high-definition monitor or TV.

       

      My issue is with two games: Zoo Tycoon 2 and Roller Coaster Tycoon 3.  Both games only operate in a 4:3 aspect ratio instead of the 16:9 aspect ratio.  Both the desktop and in game resolutions are set to 1366x768 for Zoo Tycoon and a comparable 16:9 aspect ratio for Roller Coaster Tycoon.  However in the games there are black bars on the left and right of the screen due to it displaying in 4:3 mode.

       

      Is there a way to fix this?  Additionally, when opening Zoo Tycoon 2, I receive a warning that the color scheme has been changed to Basic, and that "Protection Stub" has stopped working.  Any suggestions on this?  I've tried running them in various compatibility modes as well (XP Service Pack 2 and Vista Service Pack 2).