Topic: Is playing in 16:9 instead of 4:3 considered cheating?  (Read 390 times)

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Lunatic_Reimu

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Is playing in 16:9 instead of 4:3 considered cheating?
« on: April 04, 2019, 11:49:50 am »
Hello,
something that's been bugging me, so I'd appreciate some input and opinions.

Since the first time I booted up Touhou 5 years ago, it always booted by default into 16:9 for me. I always thought this was the normal way the game plays until seeing everyone's runs on Youtube with the black bars on the side (being in 4:3) and it got me thinking. Needless to say, after all this time, I got used to it like this, and I don't even see it as stretched, if anything, when trying it out on 4:3 I'm seeing everything too squished. I really prefer having my screen full rather than the black bars on the sides.

I know there are disadvantages to playing in 16:9 like your movement horizontally will seem faster than vertically, and patterns that are meant to be circular look slightly oval instead, but I got used to it and doesn't bother me in the slightest. I just want to know if it is considered as cheating by playing in 16:9 instead?

Thanks in advance for any advice and input :)

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Re: Is playing in 16:9 instead of 4:3 considered cheating?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2019, 06:09:37 pm »
I'm not sure what the official ruling would be, but in my opinion, I see no problem with playing the games in 16:9 if that's what you prefer.

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Re: Is playing in 16:9 instead of 4:3 considered cheating?
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2019, 06:21:51 pm »
Doesn't give you an advantage so no

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Re: Is playing in 16:9 instead of 4:3 considered cheating?
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2019, 07:01:08 pm »
Right, I don't believe you're cheating, not by any reasonable definition of the word. Don't lose sleep over this.
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Lunatic_Reimu

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Re: Is playing in 16:9 instead of 4:3 considered cheating?
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2019, 07:36:34 pm »
Whew, thanks for all the positive replies, puts my mind more at ease hearing it from other members. I strictly play no bombs, and it takes a hell of a lot of effort (and multiple attempts) to hit a Lunatic 1cc, so I wouldn't want my run to be invalid due to it being in 16:9 instead of 4:3 which is why I'm asking to confirm. I might decide to upload these to Youtube someday, think I'll get any hate for it being in 16:9?

Right, I don't believe you're cheating, not by any reasonable definition of the word. Don't lose sleep over this.

Haha believe me I've already lost 2 days' worth wrecking my head on it before deciding to come ask here :P

Thanks for all the help and quick replies, really appreciate it :)

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Re: Is playing in 16:9 instead of 4:3 considered cheating?
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2019, 03:24:00 am »
Nevermind, I misread the post.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2019, 07:41:09 am by Agent of the BSoD »
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Re: Is playing in 16:9 instead of 4:3 considered cheating?
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2019, 06:47:20 am »
Eh? The window is 640x480, 4:3.

EDIT: ahhh i see
« Last Edit: April 05, 2019, 07:48:44 am by Drake »

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Re: Is playing in 16:9 instead of 4:3 considered cheating?
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2019, 07:32:23 am »
Eh? The window is 640x480, 4:3.
Ah, my bad. I misread the post and thought they were talking about the PC-98 games. Ignore me. :V
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