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Features:

Removes the pillarboxing (black bars) which appear on ultrawide monitors

Installation:

  • Unpack the archive
  • Copy all files into two game folders
  1. "\FINAL FANTASY XIII\"
  2. "\FINAL FANTASY XIII\white_data\prog\win\bin\"

Hotkeys:

F5 - FOV +
F6 - FOV -
F7 - Default FOV

 

In the Settings.ini file, you can change the following settings 

[RESOLUTION]
Fullscreen = 0

forces full-screen mode

Width = 0
Height = 0

forces the screen resolution

[FOV_MAIN]
Additional_degrees = 0.000

FOV value in degrees that will be added to current FOV;
doesn't affect to battles and cutscenes

[FOV_BATTLE]
Multiplier = 1.000

multiplier for FOV value used in battles

[FOV_CUTSCENE]
Multiplier = 1.000

multiplier for FOV value used in cutscenes




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This patch is awesome. Do you think it would be possible to apply a similar patch to Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns ?

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Thank you for the patch, it's been only 5 years, well worth replaying the game. Hope for XIII-2 patch as well, I like it much more!

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thank you so much for this fix! i also hope for XIII-2 and lightning returns patch as well. you are a life saver! and pls pls also patch the other 2 games thank you so much!

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Hi. Followed directions as exactly. Do I need to install any other programs along with the ultrawide fix? The black pillarboxed bars are still present. Thanks! [I use a 2560 x 1080p ultrawide monitor maybe that's why it will not work?]

*Update* Tried it on my roommate's pc and they use a 3440 x 1440p ultrawide monitor and it worked perfectly. 

 

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Hello! I'm unable to get this patch to work. I have placed the contents from the zip file in both of the mentioned game folders. I also have edited the settings.ini with my desired resolution (5120x1440), and I was unable to get any result. The first time I had opened the game with this patch, it crashed on the title screen before showing the game's logo. The second time opening, the patch had no effect. Please let me know if there is anything I am doing wrong. Thanks!

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On 3/20/2021 at 10:37 PM, justin_shoe said:

Hi. Followed directions as exactly. Do I need to install any other programs along with the ultrawide fix? The black pillarboxed bars are still present. Thanks! [I use a 2560 x 1080p ultrawide monitor maybe that's why it will not work?]

*Update* Tried it on my roommate's pc and they use a 3440 x 1440p ultrawide monitor and it worked perfectly. 

 

2560x1080 resolution is definitely not the reason why it doesn't work. It works fine for me.

Maybe there is some problem with the loader.

Try this version with a different loader - ffXIIIASI.zip

  • Unpack the archive
  • Copy all files into two game folders
  1. "\FINAL FANTASY XIII\"
  2. "\FINAL FANTASY XIII\white_data\prog\win\bin\"
  • Set the resolution in both files
  1. "\FINAL FANTASY XIII\Settings.ini"
  2. "\FINAL FANTASY XIII\white_data\prog\win\bin\Settings.ini"

ffiii.jpg

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7 hours ago, killer-m said:

2560x1080 resolution is definitely not the reason why it doesn't work. It works fine for me.

Maybe there is some problem with the loader.

Try this version with a different loader - ffXIIIASI.zip

  • Unpack the archive
  • Copy all files into two game folders
  1. "\FINAL FANTASY XIII\"
  2. "\FINAL FANTASY XIII\white_data\prog\win\bin\"
  • Set the resolution in both files
  1. "\FINAL FANTASY XIII\Settings.ini"
  2. "\FINAL FANTASY XIII\white_data\prog\win\bin\Settings.ini"

ffiii.jpg

Hi thanks for the feedback!

Unfortunately it didn't work for me. Here's what I attempted at.

- Copied and pasted both in:

  1. "\FINAL FANTASY XIII\"
  2. "\FINAL FANTASY XIII\white_data\prog\win\bin\"

Result: No success

 

- Left files but changed resolution to width = 2560 and height = 1080

Result: No success

 

- Changed Fullscreen = 1 -> Fullscreen = 0 *w/ width and height untouched*

Result: No success

 

- Unplugged multi monitor and attempted just the ultrawide monitor

Result No Success

 

Possibility:

- I do have my game on my "D" drive while Steam is on my "C" drive. I might have to try changing it to all on "D" drive later to see if it works. 

If there's anything else that might be helpful I definitely appreciate it so much! Thanks for taking the time out of your day to troubleshoot with me @killer-m

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Hey all,

just created an account to tell @justin_shoe that I had the exact same problem with the fix not working.

For me the only way I could make it work was to deinstall the reshade mod. It was this mod here: https://www.nexusmods.com/finalfantasy13/mods/22?tab=files Both are overwriting the game.exe and the reshade stuff seems to be dominant and deactiving the ultrawide fix. Maybe that's the issue for you as well.

@killer-m Do you see a way to fix this issue? Anyway thanks for this fix. It really is awesome!

 

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8 minutes ago, fredkonkret said:

Hey all,

just created an account to tell @justin_shoe that I had the exact same problem with the fix not working.

For me the only way I could make it work was to deinstall the reshade mod. Both are overwriting the game.exe and the reshade stuff seems to be dominant and deactiving the ultrawide fix. Maybe that's the issue for you as well.

@killer-m Do you see a way to fix this issue? Anyway thanks for this fix. It really is awesome!

 

One point I tried the patch by itself but it still didn't work for me. *This was before the alternative file btw* only thing I can think of which I haven't got around to yet was installing the game on the same drive as my operating system. This could solve it but yeah. when I get to it I'll post my update here as to whether that method works or not.

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On 3/25/2021 at 9:50 PM, justin_shoe said:

 

If there's anything else that might be helpful I definitely appreciate it so much! 

Try hardcoded 2560x1080 - ffxiiiHC.rar password - pcgw

Copy ffxiiiimg.exe to "\FINAL FANTASY XIII\white_data\prog\win\bin\"

Hotkeys and Settings.ini are not available in this case.

To get a custom resolution, you need to change the bytes at these offsets

22E3568 00 0A 00 00
22E356C 38 04 00 00

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7 hours ago, killer-m said:

Try hardcoded 2560x1080 - ffxiiiHC.rar password - pcgw

Copy ffxiiiimg.exe to "\FINAL FANTASY XIII\white_data\prog\win\bin\"

Hotkeys and Settings.ini are not available in this case.

To get a custom resolution, you need to change the bytes at these offsets

22E3568 00 0A 00 00
22E356C 38 04 00 00

@killer-m Thank you so much! I'm happy to update you and anyone else who comes across this that your fix worked! Not promoting, but just wanted to share my test gameplay with it on for the first couple minutes of the game. Thank you so much for taking your time and you've made another FFXiii player happy in the community 🙂 !

 

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The only thing that works for me is the Hardcoded. Only thing is it mandatory fullscreen. So if you playing within a 16:9 monitor you have to actually set  windows to 2560x1080.

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Thanks so much for this, looks amazing. Would kill/pay to see the same for the other two games if possible.
Any idea what to set the FOV value to for 21:9? I'm no good with this stuff. Thanks again.

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