Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-14-2012, 04:05 PM   #1
Baseband Member
SEGA 90's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 38
Default Changing windows xp to portrait mode.

Recently, I installed MAME on my computer. MAME is a arcade emulator. It runs like PAC Man donkey kong and stuff like that.
Well, I have a older VGA monitor and I can turn it on its side. I really want o turn it to portrait mode. Thank you in advance. Also I have windows xp home edition service pack 1 installed on it.

SEGA 90 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2012, 08:49 PM   #2
Site Team
iPwn's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 3,908
Default Re: Changing windows xp to portrait mode.

First, we don't support pirated software on these forums so I'm not going to try and troubleshoot the MAME software. If it's your entire display that is 'sideways', then that is most likely a screen rotation function of your Graphics Controller/Driver. Some graphics controllers (I think older NVIDIA?) will allow you to rotate the screen by simply holding CTRL and pressing a directional arrow. Other controllers such as Intel's onboard HD controller, require you to right-click on the desktop and select the Graphics options menu item and then go from there. A larger number though actually require you to get into the Controller software suite and then find the screen/display rotation settings. If it's limited to this one program though, there's not a lot options for changing view options outside of the program itself.
Me: You'd think as the dominant species we wouldn't be so effing stupid.
J: We're just intelligent enough to be completely effing stupid.
iPwn is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:59 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0