So i just wanted to point out an issue I've been having with Intel's Windows 10 4600HD graphics drivers. While running any game fullscreen at my native 1920x1080, exerything works just fine but the moment I attempt to run an older game such as The Elder Scrolls Morrowind or Just Cause, I get two big black bars on either side of the screen as those games run 1024x768 (4:3, and not native 16:9). In previous versions of windows, this would not be an issue because to solve it, I would take the following steps:
- Open Intel's HD Control Panel
- Lower the screen res to any 4:3 setting
- Select FULLSCREEN SCALING (instead of maintain aspect ratio) and then press apply/ok
- Then go back to my native 16:9 1920x1080 res
- Now any older game I attempt to run fullscreen 1024x768 is stretched without black bars
This worked fix worked for Windows 7, 8, 8.1
Now after upgrading to Windows 10 yesterday, I came across the same problem. Which I thought would be no big deal. However the drivers are bugged and arent allowing me to use this same fix as before.
Im able to get to the 3rd step in my fix (setting scaling to fullscreen on a 4:3 res), but this setting automatically changes back to "maintain aspect ratio" the moment i change back to my native 16:9 1920x1080.
What seems to be happening is the second I go back to 1080p, the Intel control pannel makes ALL resoloution settings revert to "maintain aspect raito" opposed to saving my change that makes any older 4:3 res
stretch fullscreen. As a result, all older games that don't support 1080p are having these really annoying black bands on either side of the screen.. If anyone can please provide a hotfix or some kind of information on this topic that would be helpful. I've personally seen maybe two or three complaints about this online in forums and youtube comments but still no answers.
I've also tried:
- Downloading and installing the latest Windows 10supported Intel Graphics Driver from my laptop manufacturer's website
- Uninstalling the driver and allowing windows to install the very latest from windows update
- Playing the game after changing my desktop res to the same as in game. (this works but I shouldn't have to do this every time I want to play an older game fullscreen stretched. I never had to in previous versions of windows)
Please help! Any information would be much appreciated.