2010-09-08

Quake 3 Resolution Changer

Quake III Arena and ioquake3 might not allow you to set widescreen resolutions for within the game.
The workarounds you will find on the internet are either editing the config or starting the game process with some config params.

Here's a simpler solution when running on Windows (XP/Vista/7):


Installing and using the app

  • Extract the archive contents;
  • Find the directory where Quake 3 is installed and move "Quake3ScreenResolution.exe" in there;
  • Run "Quake3ScreenResolution.exe" and after choosing your prefered resolution and window mode, press "Create profile shortcut on Desktop".


Standard widescreen resolutions
16:9 aspect ratio 1024x576, 1152x648, 1280x720, 1600x900, 1920x1080 and 2560x1440
16:10 aspect ratio 1440x900, 1680x1050, 1920x1200, 2560x1600


See how the game looks like on widescreen 1680x1050:

23 comments:

  1. This works for my 1680x1050 display. Thanks :)

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  2. Glad to hear that:)
    And...actually it works on all resolutions.

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  3. Thank you so much, this is by far the easiest widescreen solution.

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  4. This works brilliant on my new Sony 46 hx800. Many thanks.

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  5. I beg you to make one for Call of Duty 1 (q3 engine also, I guess you just have to change a few lines). Please be our hero!:D

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  6. Call of Duty has 2 executables. CodSP.exe and CoDMP.exe. I don't know for sure, do you also have 2 shortcuts (or is multiplayer launched after loading the Single Player)?

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  7. 2 separate .exes each has it's own shortcut, if you want to play multiplayer you launch codmp.exe (you can switch from single to multi and vice versa tho from the menu)

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  8. Ok, I have modified the program to support Call of Duty.
    The game launch button only works for single player, but you can press the "Create profile shortcut on Desktop" button, and it will create 2 shortcuts (Single Player and Multiplayer) with the set resolution.

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  9. great! gotta try it where can I download?:)

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  10. my bad, it works thank you so much! the hud is streched but apart from that works very well!

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  11. I'm glad it works without even having to install the game, I don't have to start debugging it:)

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  12. Does this apply the proper fov per aspect ratio? ie at 16:9 the fov should be 106.26.

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  13. FOV has nothing to do with aspect ratio. It is a hack used to see more but with very ugly distortions. The hack is usually used for cheating, and PunkBuster is very restrictive about it.
    The game aspect ratio has to do with resolution only, and the game will look ok. See screenshot at 16:10 (1680x1050, scaled by Google hosting to 1600x1000).

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  14. Pls can someone upload it any other location can't download

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  15. Just click the picture.
    It's hosted by Google, anyone can download.

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  16. This is a nice idea, but the resolution is pushed into 4:3 AR for me. Dunno why, but as said, its a wonderful idea and thanks anyways! :)

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  17. hi, any chance of make this for urban terror 4.1 ?
    best regards

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  18. This does not seem to work with my steam version of the game :(

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  19. Did you try placing this app in the game folder and running it fromt here?

    What do you mean "does not seem to work"? Does it crash? Does it not start the game? Did you run this app from the game folder? etc?

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  20. I got the same problem for the steam version of the game. It doesn't crash, but it doesn't set the specific resolution either. I ran it from within the quake3 folder. I have to say, the steam version is f-ed up however. Thanks anyway. I hope i can get it to 1920x1200 soon. Can't wait to play q3 again.

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  21. To get it to run into steam, right click on his shortcut, go into properties.  Copy the parameters that he added after the \quake3.exe.  Right click on Quake 3 in your steam library, and go to Properties.  Then under the General tab click on the Set Launch Options button.  Add the parameters that you copied to the box that pops up.  

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  22. PersonOnTheInternet6 November 2012 07:56

    thanks works good but one problem is that non of the cut scenes seem to work, its just the sound and a black screen

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