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Stretch screen mania with most games on Ultra-Wide 21:9

Discussion in 'Game Tweaks and Modifications' started by DSparil, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. DSparil

    DSparil Ancient Guru

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    So I have an LG Ultra-Wide monitor, and am very familiar with the Flawless Widescreen app to apply a resolution fix for games. The problem is, its game list is very short imo and dosen't cover most of what I play. I just picked up Castlevania: LoS Mirror of Fate on the cheap and guess what? Doesn't work with Flawless Widescreen. In game, the highest res I can go is standard HD 16:9 ratio @ 1920x1080 and I cannot adjust for 21:9. Everything is super stretched out and looks like crap, or I have to play in windowed mode.

    I know some guru's here have to have a fix or a workaround for this. I gotta get that 2560x1080 resolution going in these games. Is there a way to add custom games to Flawless Widescreen maybe? Castlevania LOS Mirror doesn't appear to have an adjustable .ini file in the Steam game files, so I don't what to do with this one. I love the monitor, but this is really annoying... :mad:
     
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    wsgf.org is a site where you can find ultrawide solutions for a lot of games(Games DB/Master games List). For this particular game the 21/9 solution is hexedit the exe (a drm free one).
     
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    DSparil Ancient Guru

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    Great source, thanks. So I've followed the fix for one particular game, and it required unpacking the .exe file and doing a hexedit on a couple things. I'm a bit new to all of this though, so can you or anyone tell me how to "repack" the stuff I just unpacked? I've made the necessary edits, but now the files are unpacked and the game will not run without the intact .exe file, not all unpacked into different files...
     
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    You do not unpack or repack nothing. Just open hexedit program (HxD.exe), then File - Open and choose the .exe you want to edit. Do your modifies then File - Save. That's all. The program will create also a backup of the original (unmodified) executable in case of something goes wrong.
     

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    ^Tried it following the hexedit fix on that website to a T, and now the game won't even launch. "Failed to start. Steam error code 51". I can't win with this crap!
     
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    Yeah, sadly some of these fixes do not work. For example, with Castlevania Mirror of Fate, the game will not launch once you Hexedit the .exe file. I spoke with the creator and he said the file has to be unpacked first with Steamless before doing the edit. I tried that route and guess what? When you go to launch the game, Steam just automatically re-downloads the original CMOF.exe file and runs the game from that.
     

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