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Tips and tricks for playing SFD on a TV

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Tips and tricks for playing SFD on a TV

Post by OREO » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:30 pm

I like to play SFD on a big TV when playing local multiplayer, but I always notice how bad the game looks compared to my laptop screen or monitor. The outlines of blocks and fighters seem thinner, pixels are more noticeable, the colors are neon-ish, and at times it can be difficult to find the right resolution settings for full screen. Overall it looks sharper on a PC because that’s where it was meant to be played on.

If you happen to know anything that makes SFD better on a TV please share. Here’s a few tips if you’re using an HDMI cable to mirror your laptop to a TV:

1) Some TVs don’t fit your laptops whole resolution by default (in general not just for SFD). To fix this, go to menu (on semi new Samsung TV), picture, picture options, size, then select “screen fit”.

2) If you’d like to play on a tv and own a Nintendo switch, you can use two joycons as a single remote using a program named “Joy-to-key”. Here’s a link for reference if you plan on using this method.

3) Iam not sure if this really helps in SFD because sometimes the game recommends a better resolution setting, but if you need to know the resolution of the screen your using, you can use this website.

Hope this helped ;)
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Post by Gurt » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:40 am

SFD only supports up to around 1920x1080 resolution (no 2K, 4K, Super HD, etc..). So you might have a better time selecting 1920x1080 resolution if your TV has a native resolution of 1920x1080 with screen fit. I imagine you will get the best result selecting a resolution in SFD that is a multiple of 2 of your TV's resolution.

If you have trouble dragging SFD to another monitor (maybe the game crashes due to the graphics card adapter in XNA resetting itself when dragging between monitors) you can select the starting monitor in the config.ini file using the MONITOR=0 key-value pairs.
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Post by OREO » Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:07 am

Gurt wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:40 am
SFD only supports up to around 1920x1080 resolution (no 2K, 4K, Super HD, etc..).
I don’t mean to sound so demanding but, since you mentioned that there will be no more major updates to SFD, do you think you can make an update that allows a better display for bigger screens?
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Post by RickAvory » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:34 pm

Also would recommend a steam controller and big picture mode! Steam controllers are really nice because the wireless retriever sets itself up on its own. All you need is batteries for the controller and the receiver plugged in directly into the PC or the extender
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