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Old 10-18-04, 05:24 AM   #1
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Soul Calibur won't fit my screen - how to fix?

I have a large RP 4:3 HDTV and my Xbox is set up to support all modes of hi-def and this has never caused a problem before, but with this one game the xbox tries to display it in widescreen and puts bars on the top and bottom, but then also gives me bars on the sides and the image is 4:3 but inside a black box... pointless. How do I fix this?
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Old 10-18-04, 07:59 AM   #2
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Very odd. What brand TV do you have?
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Old 10-18-04, 08:07 AM   #3
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I can't recall offhand, but I think if you run it at 1080i it is 'enhanced for widescreen tv's' but it cannot do a full 16:9 picture, so instead it window boxes it on 4:3 tv's, or on 16:9 tv's it will just show bars on the sides.
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Old 10-18-04, 08:24 AM   #4
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Is this Soul Calibur 2.
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Old 10-18-04, 08:43 AM   #5
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Is this Soul Calibur 2.
I am guessing, yes, since Trigger said it was on the Xbox, and SC1 wasn't.
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Old 10-18-04, 09:14 AM   #6
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I think this is normal for SC2. It has no wide screen mode but is 720p I think. So yeah nothing wrong with your TV it was the way they made it.

Don't run the game in 720p turn it off and then see if it will full the screen.
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Old 10-18-04, 11:40 AM   #7
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yeah, you need to disable 720p. it's pretty lame.
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Old 10-18-04, 11:43 AM   #8
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Yep, it's "normal" for SC2. I noticed the same thing when I played SC2 on my Sony 4:3 in 720 or 1080.
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Old 10-18-04, 01:12 PM   #9
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I am guessing, yes, since Trigger said it was on the Xbox, and SC1 wasn't.
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Old 10-18-04, 04:54 PM   #10
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That's lame... thanks for telling me about it. Does it look crappy if you turn off the 720? They should really put a warning on the box.
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Old 10-18-04, 05:15 PM   #11
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The difference between 480p and 720p with Soul Calibur II is not that dramatic. It will run in widescreen at 480p.
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The difference between 480p and 720p with Soul Calibur II is not that dramatic. It will run in widescreen at 480p.
it's just annoying to switch just for the one game to get it widescreen.

if they weren't going to do it properly, they shouldn't have even included it.
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it's just annoying to switch just for the one game to get it widescreen.

if they weren't going to do it properly, they shouldn't have even included it.
That's how I feel.
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Old 10-19-04, 08:11 AM   #14
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I was kind of bummed when it didn't go 16x9 in 720p mode. It still looks fantastic though.
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