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NVIDIA Image Scaling

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  • NVIDIA Image Scaling (NIS)​


    "...NVIDIA Image Scaling is a driver-based spatial upscaler and sharpener for GeForce GPUs for all games. [...] It is available for all Directx 9, 10, 11, 12, Vulkan and OpenGL games..."

    Why Use Image Scaling​

    For many of us, the Star Wars Galaxies user interface and especially fonts are too small to read on some modern displays. In some cases usable lower full-screen resolutions are not available. Many of us also play in borderless windowed mode.


    • NVIDIA Geforce GPU
    • Latest drivers
    • NVIDIA Control Panel

    How to enable NVIDIA Image Scaling​

    First, note your current (native) resolution using the NVIDIA Control Panel.


    Second, check your NVIDIA Image Scaling setting.


    Proceed to enable Image Scaling if not already enable.

    Select your preferred Sharpening. This is will make the game less blurry when you're playing at lower resolutions on a higher resolution display. Press OK and afterwards APPLY for this change to take effect. Reboot may be required.


    Review the new (scaled) resolutions now available using NVIDIA Image Scaling. You should be able to see new 85%, 77%, 67% and 50% scaled resolutions in addition to all the native resolutions.


    I play Star Wars Galaxies in full-screen!​

    If you play in full-screen mode, nothing more is required other than changing the resolution of Star Wars Galaxies. In my case, I scaled down from native 3440x1440 to 2924x1224 (85)% which makes the game appear 15% larger.


    I play Star Wars Galaxies in bordeless windowed mode!​

    If you play in windowed mode, you first need to change your Windows resolution to your preferred scaled resolution. The game's resolution needs to match the resolution of Windows or it will not scale as desired.

    First, change your Windows resolution.

    Using NVIDIA Control Panel, change your resolution to your preferred scaled resolution. In my case that is 2924x1224 instead of my native resolution of 3440x1440 which makes the monitor's resolution seem 15% lower but makes the game appear 15% larger.


    Second, change Star Wars Galaxies to use the same scaled resolution.


    Done. Play the game!​

    If you had issues, one common mistake is to forget to APPLY or SAVE.

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