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04-08-15, 12:25 PM   #3
ladubois
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But even the WoD loading screens are square, including the ones with a file name that includes "wide" at the end. Surely the attached image isn't meant to be square. Incidentally, monitors weren't actually square 10 years ago. Squarer, surely, but 800x600 to 1024x768 was what most of my old CRT monitors were, as I recall.

EDIT: I just tried experimentally resizing one of the widescreen images to the resolution I play at (1920x1080), and it actually does indeed look just like it does in the game. I was expecting there to be terrible stretching and loss of detail, but I guess that's actually just what the game does. I still think the files being square has something to do with the format - maybe not necessarily of the .blp itself, but of something involved in the coding of the game, at least - more than simply the game's age (though such limitations in coding might be directly linked to its age).
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Last edited by ladubois : 04-08-15 at 12:41 PM.
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