I am trying to play Command & Conquer: Generals on a laptop with a native resolution of 1600×900 but the game doesn’t appear to support any custom or widescreen resolutions. All of the resolutions in game appear to have an aspect ratio of 4:3, leaving large black bars down either side of the screen.
How do you run Command & Conquer: Generals in a custom widescreen resolution?
In order to set a custom resolution, simply perform the following steps;
- Start the game for the first time
- Change the resolution from the default 800×600
- Exit the game
- Inside your My Documents folder, you will find a
Command and Conquer Generals Datafolder
- Inside this folder you will find a file called
Options.ini, edit this file
- Find the line that says
Resolution =and change the value from whatever it is to whatever you want
For example, for a resolution of 1600×900, you will want to set the
Resolution = line to
Resolution = 1600 900.