Aspect RatioΒΆ

The original Sierra games were meant to be rendered with a 4:3 aspect ratio, despite their 320x200 resolution which is a 16:10 aspect ratio with square pixels. So viewing these old games’ resources in SCICompanion, things may look squished.


Laura Bow running in DOSBox, rendered with square pixels.


Laura Bow running in DOSBox with aspect=true, rendered with non-square pixels as it would have originally looked.

You can tell SCICompanion to use the original 4:3 aspect ratio in the Tools->Preferences dialog.


SCICompanion showing Laura Bow resources with the standard aspect ratio (top), and the original Sierra aspect ratio (bottom).