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Setting screen resolution through configuration tool does not work. (properly, anyway.)

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Hey, this is probably already known, but I'm not going to scour 25 pages of topics to see if it's a duplicate.

 

[Description of the issue]
 
Screen resolution picker in Configuration tool does not work properly.
Neither does the in-game option.
 
ASSUMPTIONS: (made after playing around with it for too long)
 
Pillars of Eternity Configuration tool:
 
DOES set resolution for Obsidian Logo splash intro.
DOES NOT set actual screen resolution once arrived at Main Menu
DOES load appropriate art assets for selected resolution.
 
In-Game OPTIONS -> GRAPHICS:
 
DOES set actual screen resolution
DOES NOT load appropriate art assets.
DOES NOT retain appropriate art assets set in [Pillars of Eternity Configuration] tool after changing resolution.
 
 
[DETAILED list of steps to reproduce the issue AND what to look for]
 
-Be aware of the proper proportions for the background art on the main menu (see screenshots #1 & #2)
Attached File  1 -MM 1680x1050 proper.jpg   65.77KB   2 downloadsAttached File  2 -MM 1280x720 proper.jpg   71.72KB   2 downloads
 
1)Previously, have run game the game at native screen resolution (1680x1050 in my case).
 
2)From Steam, start the game.
In the Configuration tool, set resolution to 1280x720. Confirm [Windowed] is not checked.
Click [Play!]
 
-Notice how Obsidian Logo intro splash is played at 1280x720
-Notice how, upon arriving in the Main Menu, resolution has reverted to 1680x1050 (Check with your screen's OSD menu, or take a screenshot.)
-Notice how the background is improperly scaled - image does not fill the entire screen. (Screenshot #3)
Attached File  3 - MM 1680x1050 wrong.jpg   61.58KB   2 downloads
 
3)Click [Options], then [Graphics]. Set resolution to 1280x720. (Select [Yes] to save changes.) Exit options menu.
 
-Notice how resolution has been set to 1280x720.
-Notice how background is again, improperly scaled - image is too zoomed in. (Screenshot #4)
Attached File  4 -MM 1280x720 wrong.jpg   63.89KB   2 downloads
 
4)Exit Game
 
Same problem happens the other way around :
 
[WORKAROUND/FIX, CAN SKIP]
Start Game, in Configuration tool, confirm that resolution is (still) set to 1280x720.
Click [Play!]
 
-Notice how Obsidian Logo intro splash is played at 1280x720
-Notice how Main Menu background is properly scaled. (Screenshot #2, again)
 
Exit Game
[/WORKAROUND]
 
5)Start Game, in Configuration tool, set resolution to 1680x1050
Click [Play!]
 
-Notice how Obsidian Logo intro splash is played at 1680x1050
-Notice how Main Menu reverts to 1280x720
-Notice how Main Menu background is too zoomed in. (Screenshot #4 again, this time.)
 
6)Click [Options], then [Graphics]. Set resolution to 1680x1050. (Select [Yes] to save changes.) Exit options menu.
 
-Notice how resolution has been set to 1680x1050.
-Notice how background image in the main menu is improperly scaled. Too zoomed out, again. (See screenshot #3, again.)
 
(You can play around with more settings, but I haven't been able to get a properly scaled main menu after changing the resolution through the in-game options menu. No (easy) access to a 1920x1080 screen to test that one, though.)
 
[WORKAROUND/FIX, Can SKIP]
Exit Game,
Start Game, in Configuration tool, confirm that resolution is (still) set to 1680x1050.
Click [Play!]
 
-Notice how Obsidian Logo intro splash is played at 1680x1050
-Notice how Main Menu background is properly scaled. (Finishing up the doubling of screenshots, see screenshot #1.)
[/WORKAROUND]
 
 
 
[Expected behaviour]
 
Both the configuration tool and in-game options menu should set the actual screen resolution and load the proper art assets.
 
[Other Remarks]
 
WORKAROUND:
 
Start game, set desired resolution in-game, EXIT.
Start game, set desired resolution in Configuration tool, PLAY.
 
Unsure if the loading of (in)appropriate art assets is confined solely to Main Menu background, or if other parts of the game suffer as well. Have not tested in Windowed mode.






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