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How can I rotate windows 90 degrees CW

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I have a MAME coffee table project and want to mount the monitor in a 90 degrees CCW (3:4 ratio) for realistic arcade simulation, My problem is I would also like to use the PC as normal for web browsing (good for TV guide). I have searched for an hour straight through Google and various forums. But have come up empty. I can only find novelty 180degree screen flippers and software specific rotation apps.

For those that don't understand what I'm asking, just turn your monitor over onto its left side (ie: the left hand side is now the base)
I need a way of rotating the desktop from a 4:3 ratio (normal) to a 3:4 ratio CW(clock wise).

Please help if you can, 120 points is a suitable reward for solving my dilemma. ;)

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by:wferguson
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I'm not that familiar with MAME setup, does the software communicate directly with the video card? If not, this might work: http://us.portrait.com 

-William

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by:Novahux
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It's not MAME that I want to rotate, it's windows.

I'm intentionally adding the "mame.exe -ror" param to force the 3:4 ratio.
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lostboy4480 earned 480 total points
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If you have a nVidia GFX card you can do it in display properties. Display Properties>settings>advanced>GeForce and here you should have an option called NVRotate.

This will allow you to rotate the screen to you needs.. I am sure there are simular programs for other cards.

Hope this helps
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by:Novahux
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mmm, that seems to work,

But I need to revert the desktop to 4:3 before launching mame, this is a pain if I have to go through display properties all the time.

Does anyone know a command line controll for flipping the screen with nVrotate.?

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by:Novahux
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ooops, I forgot to chage the 4:3 to 3:4 in the mame.ini file.

no I dont need the -ror argument. just mame /roms/rom.zip

Thanks lostboy.
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