Widescreen With Open Arena

This applies to all q3 based games.. but several times now someone has asked about widescreen support:

Here’s the scoop:

If Quake 3 doesn’t list your widescreen resolution you can try to set it manually like this:
r_mode -1 – custom resolutions on
r_customwidth 1280 – custom screen width
r_customheight 720 – custom screen height

Set a width and height matching the aspect ratio you have. Here are some examples of resolutions (Width x Height):

852×480 16:9 Widescreen
1280×720 16:9 Widescreen
1365×768 16:9 Widescreen
1440×900 16:10 Widescreen
1680×1050 16:10 Widescreen
1920×1200 16:10 Widescreen
320×240 4:3 Aspect ratio
2048×1535 4:3 Aspect ratio

About Shafe

Brian Shaffer is a veteran programmer, programming professionally since 1991. His first gaming computer was a Commodore Vic-20 in the 80s. Shafe founded The Beer Garden on October 23, 2004 and continues to run and maintain it along with several members of the gaming community.