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#107681 - 10/19/16 08:16 PM Can't full screen MESS 159 or MAME 177 for Atari  
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Hello,

I've been following Simply Austin to setup most of my system. However, I hit a snag with my Atari ROMs (2600,5200,7800) in that when loaded with mame or mess will not full screen. I have a 1080p monitor and I get bars on the sides and top/bottom. I've tried numerous things suggested on other sites, but no luck. I am also using rocket launcher to kick off the emulator and have also tried various parameters there too. My goal is to keep the aspect ratio, but scale vertically to remove the top/bottom bars. Can someone please suggest a few things to try. Thank you!

#107682 - 10/19/16 08:18 PM Re: Can't full screen MESS 159 or MAME 177 for Atari [Re: Near76]  
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There should not be top/bottom bars on those systems unless you are using a vertical monitor.

#107683 - 10/19/16 08:32 PM Re: Can't full screen MESS 159 or MAME 177 for Atari [Re: Near76]  
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for a most 2600 games (eg. Pitfall) there are, but they're part of the game / system...

a lot of those systems didn't use the whole screen space, they had border areas, MAME reproduces that.

there are even entire demoscenes around doing effects in the border areas.


#107684 - 10/19/16 08:34 PM Re: Can't full screen MESS 159 or MAME 177 for Atari [Re: Near76]  
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I agree, but for some reason there are. All of my other ROMs full screen just fine. It is a normal IPS monitor, so not a vertical. Could something be making it think it is a vertical somewhere?

#107685 - 10/19/16 08:38 PM Re: Can't full screen MESS 159 or MAME 177 for Atari [Re: Haze]  
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It is literally for every game. I'm not sure this is what I am encountering, but thanks!

#107686 - 10/19/16 08:46 PM Re: Can't full screen MESS 159 or MAME 177 for Atari [Re: Near76]  
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What else should I try?

#107687 - 10/19/16 09:05 PM Re: Can't full screen MESS 159 or MAME 177 for Atari [Re: Near76]  
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Another thing is that when I try to stretch it horizontally, it still leaves bars on the side, but they are noticeably smaller than when in 4:3.

#107688 - 10/19/16 09:26 PM Re: Can't full screen MESS 159 or MAME 177 for Atari [Re: R. Belmont]  
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Originally Posted By R. Belmont
There should not be top/bottom bars on those systems unless you are using a vertical monitor.


How would I know if it thinks I have a vertical monitor configured?

#107690 - 10/20/16 12:12 AM Re: Can't full screen MESS 159 or MAME 177 for Atari [Re: Near76]  
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You should not stretch it horizontally, the games will be too wide then.

#107691 - 10/20/16 02:22 AM Re: Can't full screen MESS 159 or MAME 177 for Atari [Re: Near76]  
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Agree. I'm just trying to get the top and bottom bars off of the screen. Anyone have any ideas about what might be going on?

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