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  • IWFreakIWFreak Member Posts: 251

    That is unfair. Especially the case with Ghostface. But it is all caused by an oversight in the game itself.

    Ghostface gets revealed if he is in the middle of the survivors' screen. Using Stretched makes it easier to get him in the middle, since you effectively have "a larger middle".

    But I will stand by my opinion, and that is that using Stretched is not cheating... It is exploiting.

    At the end it isn't really important what you call it. It isn't fun for the other side either way. I thought I would just provide my definition, cuz I see the 2 as totally different things.

  • RyuhiRyuhi Member Posts: 1,528

    Imagine if someone made a mod so killers could see in third person, or even just be able to dynamically adjust their FoV. It would become priority number 1 and extremely bannable, instead of being slowly addressed with non-comittal answers or measures over a few years.

  • IWFreakIWFreak Member Posts: 251

    And you are misusing my wording for your own benefit...

    I meant that Stretched is a hardware thing. Everyone already has the tools to change their aspect ratio, one way or another. May that be software, or by buying another monitor with another Aspect Ratio, like 4:3 or even 1:1.

    The example you provided is my definition of cheating, using 3rd party software to get an advantage others can't get/that is not intended, like insta repairing gens, going really fast, not being able to die, or knowing other people's location at all times.

    Exploiting, by my definition, is using the tools provided (in this case, the game itself), may it be intentional or not, to get an advantage.

    And yes, changing your aspect ratio can be done with software, but it changes NOTHING inside the game itself, besides the aspect ratio.

    Yes, this should be looked into and changed!

    No this is not cheating! At least by my definition...

  • dugmandugman Member Posts: 5,771

    The devs actually said a while back they consider using stretched res to see over objects to be cheating. And per Dowsey they warned the Fog Whisperers not to do it.

    Just because they haven't put in a fix to stop it doesn't mean they don't think it's cheating.

  • IWFreakIWFreak Member Posts: 251

    As I have only recently got a PS4 myself, and don't have DBD for it, I don't know much about it.

    As I said, buying a monitor or TV with a different aspect ratio than 16:9 is still possible, even for console. But I don't know how consoles handle such situations. Do they force the aspect ratio to 16:9, even in-game? Maybe the TV itself has settings for it?

    I don't know, so I am not gonna go into that. But as far as I know, it is still a possibility...

  • MdawguMdawgu Member Posts: 373

    Don't ban stretched res. That way we can see the folk with small PP syndrome.

  • PulsarPulsar Member Posts: 12,441
  • Colton147147Colton147147 Member Posts: 77

    Stretched resolution gives killers more of an advantage than survivors.

  • Steel_EyedSteel_Eyed Member Posts: 3,315

    I don’t know about a comparison but it is Shadowborn for free on killers. Advantaging Hillbilly, Oni, Nurse, Huntress etc

  • RainehDazeRainehDaze Member Posts: 1,292

    Pretty sure that consoles generally used to output a resolution and rescale for the display screen (or just output one resolution full stop and leave the screen to deal with it), that might have gotten better, but they've rarely been graceful at handling displays with incorrect aspect ratios even when a mix of SD and HD screens were commonplace.

    As for your definition of cheating: if, to get an advantage, you need to look up what setting to change outside the game itself, edit a configuration file, and change things to a completely nonstandard aspect ratio that doesn't match your hardware, purely for the in-game advantage this will give you... then it's an unfair advantage. It's not intended, your average random player won't know it exists or be able to tell what you're doing. It's also unfair because it's asymmetric in which side it's more advantageous for because of the camera styles.

  • BrokenSouIBrokenSouI Member Posts: 5,171

    Devs: stretched res is cheating. Report people if you have evidence


    You: It's not cheating !!!

    Yea ok guy.

  • SuzuKRSuzuKR Member Posts: 2,008
    edited January 18

    Why is this even a thread? It is literally not up for debate. None of your opinions are relevant on this matter.

    Not_Queen from BHVR has explicitly stated it is cheating, AND has told Fog Whisperers to not do it or risk a ban, but that they are not taking action for it currently because first, no way to catch it (outside of someone doing it on a stream or whatnot), and second, there are a lot bigger priorities.

  • dugmandugman Member Posts: 5,771

    FYI It wasn't Mandy, it was Not_Queen and she mentioned stretched res being cheating on Tru3ta1ent's stream, not here.

    Also you're forgetting the thing about the devs telling Fog Whisperers not to do it.


  • FlimflamFlimflam Member Posts: 93

    No it isn't fair. But bhvr seems unlikely to fix it so idk what to recommend.

  • MaTtRoSiTyMaTtRoSiTy Member Posts: 288

    Exactly.

    And anyone who says it looks better is just gaslighting those blessed with the gift of sight - clearly it looks awful and the more stretched the resolution, the worse it looks.

    It gives you a FOV advantage your opponents do not have unless they are running stretched too. So of course it is cheating, maybe low level cheating but still cheating

  • MrDardonMrDardon Member Posts: 3,225

    I actually saw a video of someone using altered FoV. Not stretched res, but actual increased Field of View on both sides. It looked... interesting.

  • GwintyGwinty Member Posts: 806
    edited January 18

    I read this and I take it to say: Did you ever play Ghostface against a streched-res user?

    It feels horrible. Yes, your mechanic is bugged and both sides suffer. But streched-res makes you able to reveal Ghostface from nearly anywhere. Not to mention as a M1 Killer he suffers very much from the ability that a strech-res user can look over walls, blocking every mind-game there is.


    Strech-res is cheating. Sadly I can not report it as I can only notice it as Ghostface and even then it could just be his wonky reveal mechanic.

  • edgarpoopedgarpoop Member Posts: 5,034

    Kind of pointless to discuss because this is almost a political discussion at this point. The people with the strongest opinions haven't actually used it, and the people like myself who have used it and have played competitively on native against 900x1080 users get ignored or get told we're wrong.

    It's an advantage but not nearly to the degree that people think. Do you think people with perfect vision over tiles in tournaments would also pre-drop every pallet? No. That would be stupid. Do you think people would use ESP on the survivor side in tournaments and get caught if they could just switch to 900x1080 res and see over everything? No. That would be stupid.

    Now, before people weaponize their poor reading comprehension, I have already stated that it's an advantage vs native. It increases your FOV. Ghostface is uniquely affected by it. It doesn't put your FOV on the moon whereas native puts your FOV on the ground. It doesn't delete Nurse fatigue (this is a genuinely dumb one).

    Most importantly, it's not the reason people are losing regular matches. Stop looking for excuses and make an effort to improve. You'll thank yourself.

  • Alphasoul05Alphasoul05 Member Posts: 475
    edited January 18

    It's really such a BHVR thing to say "It's an exploit but we won't ban for it" That's the kind of inaction I really expect from them with regards to any exploit or hacker.

    I don't think anyone can debate that it's called an exploit, that it gives an unfair advantage and isn't intended, and then go on to try to justify it when it's the definition of an exploit and should be bannable. Just scummy players trying to get an advantage in a game like DBD attempting to pretend it's not a big deal. Shocking.

  • AngyKillerAngyKiller Member Posts: 1,838

    I have already stated that it's an advantage vs native

    Which means it's cheating. People are exploiting an oversight to gain an advantage they are not meant to have. Thus; cheating. I don't get why people can't understand this basic concept. A 5 year old can understand what cheating is, so I don't uderstand all the morons on here using verbal acrobatics the Olympics would give them a gold medal for.

    Ok, that's not true; I know exactly why idiots are pretending cheating is not cheating; they want to act like they're as good as their cheating boosts them. They don't want to admit they suck, and that they're being carried by cheating. Hence the verbal acrobatics.


    But people can deflect all they want; Using stretched res to see things you're not supposed to see is cheating. Anyone saying otherwise is a cheater who uses it. End of story. Opposing viewpoints need not apply, because they are factually wrong.

  • SunsetSherbetSunsetSherbet Member Posts: 1,292
    edited January 18

    They could take action if they wanted. Tons of people stream with stretched res, thus literally proving they are cheating. Ban them. If it's cheating (which it is) and not allowed, then why not ban the people you can prove are using it? IE Comp players who stream. If you streamed with a cheat program, they'd ban you. It wouldn't stop it but it would remove some and also cause people to be afraid to do it since now actual people have been banned. Behavior just likes to take the "We tried nothing and we're all out of ideas!!!" path

  • Mr_KMr_K Member Posts: 7,308
    edited January 18

    <--------------stretch-------------->

    Because it looks better. 😉

  • TotemSeeker91TotemSeeker91 Member Posts: 717

    Uh... yes it does, u can see the Mickey coming from 10 lightyears away when you wouldn't have even known that he was there

  • TotemSeeker91TotemSeeker91 Member Posts: 717

    Well that is EASY bait to detect, but his post... the sad part is i can believe that there are some people who don't think it's a problem

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