How come Call of Duty 4 on my computer will not run any higher than 1024×768?

by on April 11, 2010

Q: I upgrading to windows 7 and now when I play Call of Duty 4 – Modern Warfare it has black bars on the sides of the screen. It is only running at 1024×768 pixels even though my monitor is setup to use 1200×800 and no matter what settings I tweak I cannot get it to use 120×800. How can I fix this?


One Response to “How come Call of Duty 4 on my computer will not run any higher than 1024×768?”
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    This is probably due to a limitation of supported screen ratios. Most monitors are either 4:3 (standard) or 16:9 (widescreen). This means, for example, that for every 4 pixels across, there are 3 down. Most games are designed to look good at either of these screen ratios. Unsupported ratios if forced usually look very distorted, stuff looks stretched, etc.

    In short, you’re likely out of luck.