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Old 08-20-2020, 08:13 PM   #1
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Default Does Wolfpack have widescreen monitor support?

I have been trying to get an answer to a simple question: Does Wolfpack support a widescreen 3440x1440 monitor? I haven't been able to get SH3 or SH5 to work on it, so I was hoping that Wolfpack would do so, but I don't want to lay out more money for stuff that doesn't work. Since widescreen monitor prices have fallen so much (now you can get my screen on Wallmart's website for only about $500), it makes sense that modern programs handle them, but after the bad experiences with SH, I am a bit nervous about it with Wolfpack.

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Old 08-21-2020, 04:48 AM   #2
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It definitely has widescreen support, playing it on 16:9 1920x1080 myself. People have also played it on larger resolutions. Some people reported getting bearing indicators being clipped off-screen in the periscope screen. Not sure if that is fixed already. Can't confirm your specific resolution.
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Old 08-21-2020, 08:35 AM   #3
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hi bigbear, the game should work on widescreen monitors, it does use the 16:9 aspect ratio. We've not seen any issues on the systems we use. Of course, we don't have every type and size of monitor to test it on, so if there is an element that gets cut off, let us know about it. In the past there was an instance where the lower chat box was cut off but that was addressed.

I've seen multiple posts on this everywhere, will post this response.

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Old 08-21-2020, 10:03 AM   #4
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hi bigbear, the game should work on widescreen monitors, it does use the 16:9 aspect ratio. We've not seen any issues on the systems we use. Of course, we don't have every type and size of monitor to test it on, so if there is an element that gets cut off, let us know about it. In the past there was an instance where the lower chat box was cut off but that was addressed.

I've seen multiple posts on this everywhere, will post this response.

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Neal, the problem is that 16/9 is not the same as 3440/1440. I am pretty sure that is why the SH games don't work on my monitor. As long as I can get my money back if it doesn't work, then maybe I shouldn't care, but I don't know how difficult it is to get it back from Steam.
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A Steam “refund” is guaranteed if you do not go beyond 2 hrs of gameplay.
That’s plenty of time to check if your widescreen preferences are compatible with Wolfpack.
Hopefully they are

Note: Steam does not refund cash, it will add back the value to your Steam account for any future purchase within the Steam platform.

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A Steam “refund” is guaranteed if you do not go beyond 2 hrs of gameplay.
That’s plenty of time to check if your widescreen preferences are compatible with Wolfpack.
Hopefully they are

Note: Steam does not refund cash, it will add back the value to your Steam account for any future purchase within the Steam platform.

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Thanks, Lost!

Now I just have to figure out whether the game is even worth getting! I have seen such mixed reviews which has delayed my purchase up to now. I guess my biggest gripe is that it doesn't have a campaign mode.
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Default Does Wolfpack have widescreen monitor support? Answer: NOT YET

A few days back, I posted a new thread asking if anyone knew if Wolfpack supports widescreen monitors, specifically 3440x1440. After trying it out, I prematurely stated that it does, at which point an admin of this site appended the title of my thread with the text "Answer: Yes".

Unfortunately, as I started to go through some of the training, I discovered that I was unable to move my cursor sufficiently in the conning tower to be able to access the navigation controls or the attack scope. That kind of makes the game unplayable -- at least as far as my (very) limited knowledge of the game is concerned.

So if you are purchasing the game with the idea that it works with widescreen monitors, you probably want to wait a bit. I will update this thread when that capability becomes available. Or if the developers would update this thread, that would be even better. I would have just used the earlier thread to make this point, but I am unable to change the title of that thread after the admin changed it, so rather than have the title of that thread mislead some people, I am creating this thread to make the correction.
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A few days back, I posted a new thread asking if anyone knew if Wolfpack supports widescreen monitors, specifically 3440x1440. After trying it out, I prematurely stated that it does, at which point an admin of this site appended the title of my thread with the text "Answer: Yes".

Unfortunately, as I started to go through some of the training, I discovered that I was unable to move my cursor sufficiently in the conning tower to be able to access the navigation controls or the attack scope. That kind of makes the game unplayable -- at least as far as my (very) limited knowledge of the game is concerned.

So if you are purchasing the game with the idea that it works with widescreen monitors, you probably want to wait a bit. I will update this thread when that capability becomes available. Or if the developers would update this thread, that would be even better. I would have just used the earlier thread to make this point, but I am unable to change the title of that thread after the admin changed it, so rather than have the title of that thread mislead some people, I am creating this thread to make the correction.
Merged this thread with your original. Update us when you are more familiar with the game.
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Old 08-26-2020, 12:36 PM   #9
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Merged this thread with your original. Update us when you are more familiar with the game.
Thanks for merging it.

Are you suggesting that my inability to move the cursor over the controls has to do with my knowledge of the game, Neal? Keep in mind that I can't really play the game until this is fixed, as I assume that using the conning tower is pretty critical when in battle. But since I don't have enough background in this genre, I am not really sure. So I won't know if it works until a developer tells me it is fixed or tells me some way it can work by doing something else in the game.

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Old 04-09-2021, 07:10 PM   #10
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Default Monitor support -- resolved

I finally got an answer about why it was that I was unable to move around the conning tower and access the controls. I thought that it was due to some parameters not being adequately set pertaining to my monitor resolution, but it was simply due to the fact that I was stuck on the ladder!

All I had to do was right-click after I make sure that I fully climb the ladder into the conning tower room. The thing confusing about the right-click on the ladder is that if you right-click it before you fully enter the room, the right-click acts as a shortcut to slide down the ladder back into the control room! So, once you fully get up into the room on the ladder, right-click and then you can control your movement keys to access the controls in the conning tower.

Simple as that! Now I can finally start to see what this cool game is about!
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