It's been a few months since I got a boxed copy of Rome:Total War Gold Edition And everything worked fine with it, except it was slightly too wide.
Is there a way to fix this?
First of all welcome to TWC.
What do you mean by 'too wide'?
You can either change your resolution in-game through the options menu (it's suggested that you keep the same resolution for the campaign/strategy map as the battle map) or by editing the preferences.txt file (it will be there if you've launched the game once).
Personally, I play R:TW (mods) at 2560x1600 resolution on a Dell 3008WFP (30" screen). and it's OK. Some people consider some of the icons stretched but I put up with that.
I believe the screen size is measured from top left corner to bottom right corner.
Each monitor should specify the screen size somewhere in the specification. Also the monitor should have a 'native resolution' and that is what should be used.
The smaller monitor I've used in the past 24" and 27" had a natice resolution of 1920x1200 while my latest monitor (30") has a native resolution of 2560x1600.
What monitor are you trying to use? Are you trying to use a TV?
I had a 29" monitor but upgraded to a 32" Monitor. The same problem the game being to wide occurred with one of my games. I changed the in game screen resolution and it worked. I do not know if this is the solution for you as I just recently acquired Rome TW, but it may work.
Last edited by trustno1(2); October 21, 2011 at 12:00 PM.