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  1. Version 3.5

    37,256 downloads

    The tool removes black bars from the in-game cutscenes, cinematic cameras, shops and a number of other areas at 21:9 and wider resolutions. Since version 2.0 it also removes pillarboxing from the photo mode. Since version 3.0, it allows for custom FOV adjustment. Launch the game first, then the tool. The password for the archive is pcgw As expected from a trainer based on CE components, this tool does get falsely flagged by some anti-virus software as a trojan, while the rest correctly mark it as a "hacktool". Use the tool provided here at own risk and ideally avoid playing RDR
    12 points
  2. The events of the last year have been very tough for the entire world, but none have suffered more than the average PC gamer. Over the past 12 months we have seen PC gaming components like GPUs like the GeForce RTX 3070 rise exponentially in price due to the surge of cryptocurrency mining and price scalping, and this trend shows no sign of slowing down. Unfortunately our analysis shows that PC gaming will become completely unviable by 2022, with the price of a single average gaming GPU to exceed that of the US median annual salary in 2023. Once a PC gamer's components start to fail, it'll beco
    11 points
  3. Today more than ever, (fast) storage space is expensive. One thing that always makes me mad is the insane amount of unused Localizations, game modes (often dead/closed multiplayer modes) that are installed by default - this is literally dead content. Wasted storage. Wasted money. Now back in ye old days, it used to be a gigabyte at best. Not the end of the world, and not exactly worth the time investment. But old habits die hard, and I'm still doing it today. With games becoming larger and larger, storage has become an issue that can thankfully be alleviated. I'm going to list a few
    10 points
  4. Version 2.1

    10,770 downloads

    The tools allow for support of any display aspect ratio and real-time FOV adjustment in Death Stranding. The gameplay and engine-rendered cutscenes will properly fill the screen, while the state of the pre-rendered cutscenes will depend on the used solution. Option 1: A trainer automatically detecting any resolution and allowing to make the zoomed pre-rendered cutscenes 16:9. Left alignment of the pre-rendered cutscenes is a known issue. The tool also allows to adjust FOV at any aspect ratio. Unpack the archive - the password is pcgw Launch the game, followed by the traine
    9 points
  5. Version 1.0

    5,149 downloads

    The tool adjusts the field of view of the game to address the decrease affecting 21:9 and wider resolutions, vertically matching each scene to that of 16:9. It also removes the black bars from the menu screens and the cutscenes (prominent at 32:9 and wider). Lastly, it allows to manually modify the field of view in real time. Download the archive and unpack it using the password pcgw Launch the game, followed by the tool. Press the keys as instructed to remove the black bars, fix the FOV, or adjust it in real time. All trainers containing C
    8 points
  6. Version 2.1

    2,310 downloads

    The tools for Microsoft Store/Game Pass, Steam, GOG, and potentially other game versions remove black bars from the game at 48:9 and wider, also correcting the vertical field of view at 21:9 and wider to match that of 16:9. Unpack the archives with software like 7zip or PeaZip using the password pcgw Launch the game and set Panini Projection to off in Advanced Display settings. Launch the trainer and press the button as instructed. All trainers containing CE components may trigger some anti-virus software. You can buy me a coffee or become a patron.
    8 points
  7. Version 0.9.9

    18,758 downloads

    The tool removes black bars from the game at 21:9, 32:9, 48:9 and other wide resolutions. Download and unpack the archive using software like 7zip or PeaZip. The password is pcgw Launch the game Launch the tool Press the "Enable" key While in the game, briefly switch to the Borderless or Fullscreen mode. Use the tool to manually adjust the UI size at 32:9 and wider resolutions. Known issues: Stretched loading screens and rare FMVs. Minor UI display and alignment issues. Use the UI adjustment keys if necessary.
    7 points
  8. Version 1.0.0

    1,999 downloads

    Features: Removes the pillarboxing (black bars) which appear on ultrawide monitors Installation: Unpack the archive Copy all files into two game folders "\FINAL FANTASY XIII\" "\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
    6 points
  9. Version 6.1

    1,294 downloads

    The tools for Steam and Microsoft Store versions of Halo: Reach, Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, ODST, and Halo 4 remove black bars at cutscenes in real time for ultrawide, superwide and triple monitor resolutions. The password for the archives is pcgw Play the game in the Anti-Cheat Disabled mode for this to work. Launch the game first, then the tool. The tool is a trainer based on CE components that may trigger some anti-virus software. Making it into a patcher would be inconvenient, as it would likely require replacing files before each launch in the anti-
    6 points
  10. Koroush announced recently that TweakGuides, one of the best sources of PC game tweaks, is sadly going to be shutting down. Koroush has graciously allowed third parties to mirror the TweakGuides website under the Creative Commons Attribution International (CC BY 4.0) license. PCGamingWiki articles contain multiple references to TweakGuides, and we have decided to mirror and preserve the content so that our links are not broken when the main site goes offline. You can find the mirror at tweakguides.pcgamingwiki.com and all the Wiki's internal links have been updated to the new addres
    6 points
  11. Version 2.1

    8,205 downloads

    The tool removes black bars from cutscenes and allows to manually control the game FOV in real time. Unpack the archive with software like 7zip or PeaZip - the password is pcgw Launch the game first, followed by the tool. All trainers based on CE components may trigger some anti-virus software. Tested the latest Origin version at 2560x1080 and 5760x1080. You can buy me a coffee or become a patron.
    5 points
  12. Actually having a 'Cinematic camera perspective' is quite a valuable piece of information - it tells you that the player has no control over the camera. Some players may prefer games with fixed camera angles, some cannot stand them. I don't think adding genre, camera perspectives etc can in any way hurt the 'fix PC games' project of ours, it can only help. I've always maintained that the addition of additional information is always going to be helpful for lots of reasons - for rich, descriptive lists of games that no one else has. Like 'Singleplayer games with microtransactions' or 'Adve
    5 points
  13. Version 1.0

    4,776 downloads

    The small patcher removes the side black bars from the in-engine cutscenes and corrects the issue of reduced field of view when starting a new game. Simply unpack the archive and follow the instructions of the tool to patch the game. Tested the latest Epic Games Store version at 2560x1080, briefly at at 3840x1080 and 5760x1080. You can buy me a coffee or become a patron.
    4 points
  14. Version 3.5.95.0

    293,203 downloads

    Official installation files for Microsoft Games for Windows - LIVE. This package contains the last version of the Marketplace client (3.5.67.0) and the last version of the Redistributable (3.5.95.0). Uninstall the Microsoft Games for Windows Marketplace client and the Microsoft Games for Windows - LIVE Redistributable (if either is installed), then extract all files and run gfwlivesetup.exe. This package contains the following official downloads packaged together for convenience: gfwlivesetup.exe gfwlclient.msi xliveredist.msi (renamed from XLiveUpdate.msi to xliveredist.msi to e
    4 points
  15. Aemony

    Who is user Expack3?

    Expack3 is a staff member, as can be seen on https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/PCGamingWiki:Staff In regards to the Essential improvements section, per the Editing Guide, it's meant for, well, "essential" improvements that we can assume is of a noteworthy addition to most players: From https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/PCGamingWiki:Editing_guide/Essential_improvements Other non-essential mods goes below the Other information section: From https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/PCGamingWiki:Editing_guide/Other_information The gist of Expack3's undo's is t
    4 points
  16. It all began with the recent release of The Sinking City on Steam. Some users quickly noticed the lack of achievements compared to the previous version available for a few hours of January 5. As the discussions began, some also noted the lack of cloud saves and DLC to purchase. Shortly after, the developer of the game made a post on the store page news feed to recommend against buying this version published by Nacon despite the publisher having been allowed to resume selling the game after a court ruling deeming the Frogwares' publishing contract termination "unlawful" and ordering "to refrain
    4 points
  17. Version 1.1

    1,087 downloads

    The tool removes black bars from the game in real time at 32:9 and wider resolutions. Compared to the great existing WSGF solution by Helifax, it is compatible with the Game Pass / Microsoft Store version of the game, automatically sets its resolution based on that of the desktop and has no aspect ratio limitations. Unpack the archive with software like 7zip - the password is pcgw Run the game, followed by the tool Press the Enable key as shown Set the fullscreen mode to Borderless and the in-game resolution to any of the available options All tools based on CE co
    4 points
  18. It doesn't make a lot of sense to me to see a game with subtitles set to n/a for when all of the dialogue is text-based. Say I'm hearing impaired or I want to play a game at work but remain aware of the real world around me, or have any other reason to not want to hear any dialogue - I may use the wiki to look for games that have subtitles. If we had a list for such games, I would naturally sort to highlight the ones set to true, not something as obscure as n/a. You may convince me otherwise, but the real question is whether it would be as apparent to a newcomer. Besides, by dictiona
    4 points
  19. Version 1.0.0

    2,302 downloads

    Flawless Widescreen plugin for fixing wrong aspect ratio in 32:9 and Surround/Eyefinity resolutions. - Go to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Flawless Widescreen\" and unpack the content of this archive. (If it asks about overwriting some folders, accept - it will add new files and not overwrite any existing ones.) - Start FWS and select the plugin (under Helifax section). - Enable the plugin. - Play the game. Known Issues: The MAIN MENU will be stretched (incorrect Aspect R
    4 points
  20. It's a known limitation of the current SSO functionality of the wiki system. Our sysadmin is aware of the issue, however to fix it I believe he needs to rework it or something like that, something he have yet have had time to do. But yeah, we're all basically affected and it will be solved eventually 🙂
    4 points
  21. 4 points
  22. OMG thankyou!.. 8160x1600 perfectly!
    4 points
  23. Hello All (Especially those wanting Eyefinity / Surround) , This Patch worked great!!! I use Triple Monitor 7680 x 1440 and had to do the following: Launch Game (without Flawless Widescreen running) as normal Once inside game got to setting ("K" key for quick access) Inside setting go to the video tab Under Display Menu, go to first field "Window Mode" and select "Borderless Window" from the options (Fullscreen / Windowed) Apply Changes ("F" key for quick access) and Exit Game Now Start "Flawless Widescreen" and have program running as Helifax inst
    4 points
  24. Version 1.0.0

    3,471 downloads

    Features: HOR+ FOV All supported screen resolutions are visible in the game menu Black bars removed from cut-scenes Installation: Unpack the archive Copy all files to the game folder "Stranglehold\Binaries\" Hotkeys: F5 - FOV + F6 - FOV - F7 - Default FOV In the Settings.ini file, you can change the following settings [FOV] Additional_FOV = 0.000 FOV value in degrees that will be added to current FOV
    4 points
  25. Blade Runner, the iconic Westwood Studios adventure game, is now available on GOG.com - 22 years after its original release on Windows, Mac and Linux. We never thought that this game would see a release due to the legal limbo it remained in. However thanks to a deal between Alcon Interactive Group and GOG.com, we now have the game in its very first digital distribution release. This port of the game is possible thanks to recent developments in ScummVM which allows the game to be played on modern operating systems. The game is currently on 10% discount during the Winter Sale, whi
    4 points
  26. Welcome to PCGamingWiki's very first 'Progress report'! I thought it would be fun to put together an article where we provide information on updates and major changes to our website. Because so much has happened over the last year, we'll use this first article in the series to bring everyone up to speed over our work in 2019. Server administrator In January 2019 we welcomed Snuxoll to our ranks as our new paid server administrator. This is the first time we have hired outside the community rather than having a volunteer step up, and the decision to pick Snuxoll cou
    4 points
  27. Version 1.1.1

    9,151 downloads

    Install Flawless Widescreen Unpack the archive included here and copy the folders to the main Flawless Widescreen folder in Program Files Launch Flawless Widescreen and make sure the fix is enabled, which will remove the black bars and allow for FOV adjustment through the UI or hotkeys
    4 points
  28. In my opinion the news section should be more focused on what this Wiki is like fixing games, compatibility issues and that kind of stuff. For example in the past few weeks new versions of nGlide, dgVoodoo and DosBox has been released, I think stuff like that deserves some attention, since these and other tools are very important for many games and you wont see mainstream media cover this stuff. Another example is Microsoft shutting down their games servers that were used on Windows 7 which is now causing serious issues for W7 users like some random games not starting and rundll.exe
    4 points
  29. tinyBuild's stance on this is so backwards it's obvious they DNDTR (Did Not Do The Research). Games with DRM have their soundtracks pirated online via YouTube, with the uploaders using in-game - nowadays lossless - recordings if there's no official soundtrack. They also seem blind to the fact deluxe-edition soundtracks - even on Steam - are literally a bunch of files that anyone can upload. In other words, DRM-free upon download completion. Why offer DRM-free builds of a game when people know they'll never be updated for fear of enabling piracy. Also, they apparently are unaware
    4 points
  30. This is a big thank you to the community who make PCGamingWiki work - the editors! Who can believe that we are 6 years old now? We are giving away Steam Gift Cards to members who have provide great contributions to PCGamingWiki over the last 2 years (since we last did a big anniversary celebration). The following will receive a £25 Steam Gift Card: Aemony Blackbird Expack3 Garrett (£50) Jigen123 Marioysikax mirh Pridit Silent SirYodaJedi Suicide machine ThatOneReaper Vetle If you are on the list pleas
    4 points
  31. Version 2.1

    3,491 downloads

    These solutions for 2560x1080, 3440x1440, 32:9, 5:4 and 16:10 resolutions will remove black bars from the game. Pre-rendered cutscenes, subtitles and some of the UI elements will be stretched. Unpack the applicable archive with software like 7zip - the password is pcgw if required. If using the trainer, make sure the game is launched before it. After applying the fixes with the hotkeys, change the display mode to fullscreen or borderless and apply. If using the patcher with the Steam version, unpack the game executable with Steamless first, rename it back, then patch.
    3 points
  32. Version v1.0

    159,327 downloads

    TL;DR The DirectInputFpxFix fixes an input related FPS drop/slowdown problem that occurs in FEAR, its expansions, Condemned: Criminal Origins and other games. It is easy to install and does not require manual disabling of HID devices. Quick start guide: Extract the file dinput8.dll to the folder containing the executable of the game. For example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FEAR Ultimate Shooter Edition" Start the game like you would normally, for example directly through Steam or GOG Galaxy. Features The DirectInputFpsFix fixes a bug that causes the FPS to severe
    3 points
  33. Version v1.1.0

    268 downloads

    TL;DR The Max Payne 3 - FOV Fix allows changing the base FOV (field of view) of Max Payne 3 without breaking cutscenes or bullet/kill cams. Download Sources: PC Gaming Wiki Nexusmods Quick Start Guide: Extract all files to the game’s installation folder (e.g. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Max Payne 3\Max Payne 3\"). Start the MaxPayne3FovFixGUI.exe to configure the mod (might require .NET runtime 3.1.0). Start the game as usual (e.g. through Steam). Features Set base FOV for aiming and looking around Preserves n
    3 points
  34. Version 3.0.1

    13,821 downloads

    The trainers for Microsoft, Epic, Steam and GOG game versions remove black bars from real-time rendered cutscenes, menu and dialogue screens, and correct the field of view and hands model scaling at ultrawide and wider resolutions. Use software like PeaZip or 7zip to unpack the archives. The password is pcgw Run the game first, followed by the trainer, and press the button as instructed. Some delay is possible. The mod does not address the stretching of pre-rendered cutscenes. In order to force unsupported resolutions, edit GameUserSettings.ini and set th
    3 points
  35. Version 1.0

    4,619 downloads

    The small patcher and trainer for Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance remove black bars appearing in the game at 21:9 and wider resolutions. For the Microsoft Store version, Download and unpack the applicable archive using the password pcgw Launch the game, followed by the tool. Press the button as shown to toggle the black bars off and on. For Steam, Unpack the Shipping exe found in /CotH/Binaries/Win64/ with Steamless (like this). Download the applicable archive from here and patch the unpacked file renamed to match the original. Simply pa
    3 points
  36. Had the same problem as well. It's really unfortunate. Until some workaround is created, I'll have to play the game windowed in 1280x1024 for that extra viewing distance.
    3 points
  37. infogram

    Creative ALchemy

    @camm I made a generic patcher for Alchemy a while back, only posted it on one forum though so it was probably pretty easy to miss... Reposted here: https://www.mediafire.com/file/387vesqfe7o91f4/GenericALchemyDerestrictor-1.0.zip/file Only tested with the 1.45.20 version, but it uses signature searching rather than offsets so should work with other versions too. (hopefully this is fine to post here, seeing as the Glossary:Sound_card page links to similar patches too)
    3 points
  38. Version 20190708

    6,459 downloads

    Unpack the archive with software like 7zip, then patch the main game exe with the tool. This will remove the letterboxing (black bars) from the game, resulting in more vertical FOV than ever before. There will be some vertical stretching of the menu and subtitles. If you have the game on Steam, you will first need to adapt and follow the first steps of my DQB2 guide in order to apply the patcher. Such are the rules! Support with a donation.
    3 points
  39. OpenMW, the free open source engine, has announced implemention of the compressed BSA format to support the games Oblivion, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas and Skyrim. The modern BSA files can be loaded, but much work remains and we are still a long way off from being able to play through these games fully. It is incredible that so much progress had been made on this free open source engine and the possibilities are exciting. The engine, which was originally designed to re-implement and extend the 2002 Gamebryo engine for The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, has now been ported to Android, to
    3 points
  40. We are proud to announce that PCGamingWiki is launching a new microtransactions section in all of our PC game articles. Many PC gamers don't have a clue about what they are getting into before they install the latest 'free-to-play' game, 'game as a service' multiplayer shooter or new 'live service' singleplayer game. These games could contain manipulative loot boxes, hopelessly unfair grinds or game imbalancing pay-to-win unlocks. At PCGamingWiki, we want to provide absolutely clear information as to how each game is monetized and what microtransaction techniques are bein
    3 points
  41. Based on the teaser they released like half a year ago, in an essence, yes, as it will run on CryEngine 5.6 (see the teaser at the end of the below tech trailer). The primary performance issue of Crysis was always that they optimized the engine for a future that didn't happen, and so it doesn't scale well at all. They solved that issue partially in Warhead, but even more in Crysis 2, and the optimization was what allowed Crysis 1 to eventually arrive to Xbox 360 and PS3 (where it was running on the same engine as Crysis 2 if I remember it correctly). So with CryEngine 5.6 behind the
    3 points
  42. Jitterdoomer is now banned... not because of this comment though, although his behaviour did influence the final decision.
    3 points
  43. I would like to invite community to predict what major PC gaming changes will happen over the next decade, please comment below if you have any thoughts. My own predictions are rather dour, I can see the 'end of PC gaming' as we currently know it will happen at some point in the future, but will it happen in this decade or in 50 years from now? Current year 2020: Microsoft releases Xbox Series X and xCloud. Sony releases PlayStation 5. Future: Microsoft Xbox sales higher than Sony PlayStation spelling the beginning of the end of Sony’s gaming division. Xb
    3 points
  44. So this is the first step in broadening the scope of the wiki, which will only help PC gaming users and give more options. We already track multiplayer types, eg local co-op. Genres will help us do cool things like make a list of Puzzle games that support 4K and controller, or a list of First person shooters with high frame rate support, etc. Each article will end up being a balance that covers technical fixes as well information for the general user. At the end of the day the technical fixes side will be the main part of the site and I won't force anyone to moderate/edit the broader more
    3 points
  45. For years, Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding has been hinted to be receiving a PC release. Less than two weeks before the launch of the PlayStation 4 version, the official Kojima Productions Twitter account announced that a PC version of Death Stranding would be released in summer of 2020. Furthermore, 505 Games has announced that they would be publishing the PC version (unlike the PlayStation 4 version published Sony Interactive Entertainment) on their official Twitter account. They did not reveal which storefront the game would be releasing on. Will you be playing Death Stranding
    3 points
  46. Definitely, but I don't like the whole notation that backlashes are needed to cause change. tinyBuild should have just updated the games on GOG to avoid this shitshow to begin with.
    3 points
  47. This still rubs me the wrong way. We have posts from May 2019 that complain of this missing content, which probably means this content was missing even before this. Yet all of the sudden, Alex Nichiporchik cares about the GOG releases after major backlash... Its great that this content is coming, but it seems he is only doing it because of the backlash. If this backlash never happened, I'd imagine they would have done jack shit.
    3 points
  48. Tim Sweeney in 2016: Microsoft wants to monopolise games development on PC. We must fight it. Tim Sweeney in 2019: I want to monopolise games distribution on PC. You must buy it.
    3 points
  49. This is a great idea. Notes about VirtualStore redirection are now displayed for Windows paths pointing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, %WINDIR%, and <path-to-game>. Feel free to suggest any improvements to the wording or other path types that need notes.
    3 points
  50. Antrad

    CD audio tracks

    1) This Wiki lists a lot of technical aspects of games like DRM, graphics and sound API, physics middleware, etc... so listing that the game uses CD audio tracks for music and/or sound effects would make sense. 2) Some older games can have issues playing CD tracks on modern Windows, so you need to use a custom winmm.dll, then rip them to OGG format and then put everything in the game installation folder (some old games are re-realeased like this on digital platforms, for example Extreme G-2). This info would be useful on pages of games with that problem.
    3 points
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