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Any widescreen mods for impressions titles?

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by fizzelopeguss, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. fizzelopeguss Arcane

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    Pharaoh, zeus, emperor etc? These are some of my favourite games but 1024x768 max is hardly fucking ideal.
     
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    Man I loved Pharoah in its day. I still have the CDs somewhere. I tried playing it again about a year ago, and even with the button on my monitor to force it into 4:3 mode the game still looked low-res and crappy. A shame really.

    I've heard there's a way to tell your video card to make games centered right on the screen, with black bars surrounding it. So if you're playing a 1024x768 game on a 1680x1050 monitor, the game isn't stretched at all. I haven't found out how to do it, though.
     
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  4. fizzelopeguss Arcane

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    It'll be on your monitor OSD. Expansion mode/Aspect ratio etc.
     
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    Found that one, a single button changes from 16:10 to 4:3, but it doesn't keep a 1024x768 image in its proper proportions.
     
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  6. laclongquan Arcane

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    Why dont you ask that question at heavengames.com? They are a good and bustling community of impression tittles gamers.
     
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  7. fizzelopeguss Arcane

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    The expansion mode selection on my monitor it's Full>Aspect>Off. What you're after is "off" that'll keep the resolution pixel perfect in the center of the screen.

    Alternatively if you're on an Nvidia GPU, have a look at "Adjust desktop size and position"> In the scaling tab select "no scaling"

    This is my home and you're my bros (im lazy), plus i know some of you guys are modders and might know more than me.
     
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  8. Gorawala Educated

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    I had an extra fish around on that widescreen forum and found two similar threads using hex editing to do widescreen/larger res through the exe. Unfortunately they had no luck as the cityscape was not showing up leaving only the menus.

    tis a shame. Unless a miracle from the bros who were part of sierra come along and fix it. The great incline will happen before that :(
     
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  9. laclongquan Arcane

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    We are mostly a RPG bunch. The heavengames crowd is mostly Real Time strategy bunch, with Impression tittles counted as RT. You want to ask about RT builder games, ask there.
     
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  10. fizzelopeguss Arcane

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    i've had a good look around and found nothing that works. Gentlemen we are undone. :(
     
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    The option for this on my monitor is "Aspect: Fill/1:1/Stretch". Select 1:1 and all games are dispalyed at their original size/aspect in the center of the screen - i.e. 1:1 pixel mapping.
     
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    Found the option in my Nvidia settings to stop scaling. Can't believe I didn't know about it before. Thanks for the help.
     
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  14. fizzelopeguss Arcane

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    [​IMG]

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    Beautiful!
     
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    Ooo, very nice. I played the Ceasar game back in the day a little bit, I may have to check these games out again.
     
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