I like to play old games which naturally come in low resolutions like 1024x768. Playing them full-screen produces bad results because a 1920x1080 screen doesn't do any good to graphics designed for 1024x768. The problem is that I dislike playing them in windowed mode because of the icons, taskbar etc., and some of them have problems running in windowed mode or don't run altogether. So, I'd like to know if there is a way to either:
Reserve a portion of my existing monitor in the required lower resolution and the area around it is not considered "monitor area" by the operating system. (Essentially my monitor will be an area of smaller resolution in my existing monitor)
(If the above is impossible) play in window mode but whenever the game window is active everyting around it blacks-out.
Thanks in advance for any answers!