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  1. 4 points
    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 please accept my Steam friend invitation as I'll be sending the gift cards through there. If you feel like there's a notable member who go missed out and deserves recognition, in the shuffle please contact me on Discord and also add me on Steam. Technically the website was founded slightly later in the year, but I've brought this forward because Steam Gift Cards are best spent at the Steam Winer Sale, which is due to start today. Merry Christmas! And thank all of you for bearing with my absence over the last year. I would like to let everyone know that I have returned to active admin duties and will be overseeing PCGamingWiki's development going forward. We are things in the pipeline, including hiring a new server admin, creation of a new screenshot comparison tool, an improved blog format (coming soon), more community features and articles. And one of the major projects I hope to achieve in 2019 will also be a wiki article overhaul. Exciting stuff ahead. Here's to another year of fixing PC games!
  2. 3 points
    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. 3 points

    Version 1.3.0

    3,040 downloads

    TL;DR This mod fixes various mouse and keyboard related input issues in NieR: Automata. Its features include raw mouse input for camera and aim movement, an entirely new crosshair aiming mode, non-standard bindings for dash/evade, pod auto-fire and more. Quick start guide: Extract the file xinput1_3.dll and NAIOM-GUI.exe to your main game folder. For example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\NieRAutomata" Start NAIOM-GUI.exe and set the bindings and other settings as desired Start the game like you would normally, for example directly through Steam Features The NieR: Automata Input Overhaul Mod (NAIOM) aims to solve all keyboard and mouse related issues in the game. As many other rough PC ports, NieR was primarily designed with a controller in mind and internally maps keyboard and mouse input to gamepad controls. This leads to various issue, including negative and positive mouse acceleration, as well as weird controls in certain perspectives, e.g. when aiming in side-scrolling mode. Its features include: Raw mouse input without any acceleration or smoothing Precise sensitivity configuration (calibrated for KovaaK's SensitivityMatcher) Fixed camera movement in third-person perspective New (optional) crosshair aiming mode for side-scrolling and top-down perspective New (optional) mouse cursors for menu and hacking (made by DevianArt user JulioDRai) Completely rebindable standard actions to any key or button combination including additional mouse buttons Non-standard keybindings, such as a dedicated dash/evade and pod fire toggle Full compatibility with FAR mod Instructions Supported Versions This mod is designed for the official version of NieR: Automata on Steam and might not work when used with otherwise modified executables. Install The mod does not make any permanent changes to the game or to Windows and can easily be removed. Extract the file xinput1_3.dll and NAIOM-GUI.exe to your main game folder. For example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\NieRAutomata" Start NAIOM-GUI.exe and set the bindings and other settings as desired Start the game like you would normally, for example directly through Steam Note that even though the GUI is for configuration only and does not have to be running for the mod to work, it can be used together with the 'Reload Config' binding to adjust options of the fly. Update Perform a regular installation and just overwrite any existing files Note that an update retains all configured options unless they have actually been changed or removed in the new version. Uninstall Rename or remove the xinput1_3.dll from the folder of the game. Known Issues In the third-person view the camera might sometimes judder when it is near obstacles, such as walls. This has only partially to do with the mod, since the issue also occurs without it, but might just be more noticeable with it enabled Using the bindings of the mod does currently not change the ingame button prompts When using the new aiming mode the crosshair does currently also activate in situations where the aiming direction is fixed, e.g. in the side-scrolling flying mode The non-standard item switch bindings currently do not work as described in the tooltip when certain items are equipped The mod is currently not entirely compatible with the GeForce Experience overlay, which may not be controllable with the mouse in certain situations. However, the actual functionality can still be accessed by using the corresponding hotkeys The crosshair does currently not work in the hacking minigame and the standard mouse cursor will be shown instead Additional Information Antivirus Software Since this mod consists of an executable DLL file that uses "hacking techniques" such as injection and hooking, it could be classified as malicious by antivirus software. In that case, it might be necessary to add an exception rule to the scanner. If you lack the trust in random people on the internet -- and I would not blame you -- feel free to use a meta online virus scanner like VirusTotal to verify the file. GUI Requirements The GUI requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.1 to work; which should already be installed on most systems. If you are having problems starting the program, you can download the required version either through a recommended Windows update (Windows 7 and later) or at Microsoft here. Loading Other Fixes/Mods/Injectors To increase the compatibility with other mods or injectors that are using a wrapper DLL, this fix offers two methods for remote loading of additional files. Note that there might still be compatibility issues between the different fixes, mods or injectors that have nothing to do with the loading process. File method: The mod will load another xinput1_3.dll automatically if it has the name xinput1_3_Remote.dll. Just rename the DLL you want to load accordingly. Using this method will lead to an error if the renamed DLL is not itself a xinput1_3.dll. Folder method: The mod will also automatically load all DLLs regardless of their names in a xinput1_3_Remote sub-directory. Just create a corresponding folder in the install directory of the mod. This is the only way to load multiple (conflicting) files. Input Bindings The GUI allows the binding of an action to an arbitrary combination of keys and buttons on the keyboard, the mouse or an XInput compatible controller. The system purposefully does not restrict conflicts, so multiple actions can be bound to the same key. Key Names: In case of the keyboard there might be a discrepancy between the key that was pressed and the one that is displayed. This is because the names are automatically translated based on the keyboard layout by using a Windows function. However, the mod always uses the physical keys as they were used during the creation of the binding, independent of the name that is displayed. Modifiers: Modifier bindings can be created by just using the corresponding key combinations. If you bind one action to Space and another another to LCTRL + Space and a third one to LALT + LCTRL + Space, only one of them will be triggered when Space is down, depending on the state of LCTRL and LALT. The system is not restricted to the usual modifier keys ALT, CTRL or SHIFT. Any key or button pressed before another acts as a modifier for the next one. Note that the order of the keys or buttons is only relevant during the binding process to distinguish bindings with the same modifiers. In the above example, Space could be held down and the other actions triggered by pressing LCTRL or LALT afterwards. Acknowledgments I would like to thank Kaibz for his continuous testing during the pre-release development of the mod. Without his detailed feedback and suggestions, creating the mod would have taken even longer than it already did. I also would like to thank DevianArt user JulioDRai for creating the awesome custom cursor package that is used by this mod. Contact And Support If you like this mod and want to support the development or show your appreciation with a donation, you can find more information on my website. There you can also find out more about other mods that I have done and means to contact me if you have a question, want to provide feedback, bug reports and suggestions. Version History v1.3: Added (optional) custom mouse cursors for menu and hacking Added dedicated binding for opening the after clearance debug menu Fixed regular fire binding behavior when being held down Fixed hacking while remote controlling an enemy Fixed an issue with "sticky keys" after exiting a menu or dialog Fixed mouse button control in menus that occurred after hacking an enemy Fixed crash that occurred on certain systems when exiting the game v1.2: Added pattern based game version compatibility check Overhauled crosshair aiming mode to use the (hidden) mouse cursor for controlling the aim Increased crosshair aiming precision Reduced input lag of crosshair Fixed crosshair alignment in certain perspectives Fixed aiming in hacking mode Fixed a loading error that occurred on certain system configurations Fixed a bug that prevented certain clothing items to be equipped properly when pod petting was disabled Fixed a bug that prevented the mod from being loaded at all if the Steam controller mode was enabled v1.1: The dedicated dodge binding now has the same distance and duration as the double tap version v1.0: Initial public release
  4. 2 points
    Proposal: Restructure articles with 'Overview' to replace Key Points, Essential Improvements, General Information Key points was designed to be a way to add statements that would be quantitatively verifiable and individually moderated easily. It occupies the top of the article and is the first thing visitors read when viewing an article - it implies that this is the headline top information. However it currently suffers from an issue where people fill out lines for the sake of having a line, and includes information that is far from ‘key’ eg {{++}} Game uses 7.1 audio. Or to include {{--}} negative points just to 'balance' out the top of the article, where it is not warranted. Secondly I would like to push PCGW to contain more Wikipedia-like information that is qualitative, with a focus on technical and quality of life information. Back in 2012, I was afraid we wouldn’t have the policies and manpower to correctly moderate large blocks of text. However I think we are in a good position to do this now with a healthy active moderation team. This would also vastly improve its 'SEO' quality and push PCGamingWiki articles from average slot of 11th space on Google to possibly the front page. This will attract visitors and editors and make the entire site more useful. Here's a draft General section example (no 2nd level header), that would go at the top of the page: General information - instead of a long rambling list of everything, we move this under the Infobox. Rename to "Support Resources". Remove things like wikis, official websites - this section should be for things like 'authoritative threads', forums, etc. where users can expect to find answers to technical questions about the game.
  5. 2 points
    Actually, your request has prompted us to start cataloguing all the DirectX 12 games we already have on the wiki: https://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/List_of_Graphics_APIs If you want to help, just follow the instructions on the page, and create a wiki page if a game on the Wikipedia list isn't on the site. (If you need help creating a wiki page, reach out to us either in this thread or, for more immediate help, on Discord.)
  6. 2 points
    Suicide machine

    Sound and Windows 10

    ZZZzzZZZzzzZZzzzzzzz Just let Windows 7 die in peace with it having pretty much a killdate set up... since it's pretty much the only way Microsoft can "convince" people nowadays. Even if it's all true, difference is really not that "huge" and making a note "upgrade to Windows 10" is not a solution, either.
  7. 2 points
    After a long search, multiple high quality applicants and several interviews later, we have finally hired a new server administrator. Please give a warm welcome to snuxoll, who will be managing our servers from here on out. Going forward we have several projects in the mix, and snuxoll will be implementing new SSO system for wikis/forum in place using Keycloak which we will be testing later this month. Thank you for all the applicants that applied. However due to the quantity and quality of applicants who applied, I'm afraid that not everyone was able to be replied to. And also a heartfelt thank you to Max, the previous server administrator, who has provided many years of server administration as well as content, and is moving on to bigger and better things. Here's to another year of fixing PC games!
  8. 2 points
    Farmer

    Powerslave EX fix

    Version 1

    552 downloads

    The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update introduced a bug into Powerslave EX which broke mouse control. The executable included in this archive provides a fix.
  9. 2 points

    Version v1.1

    167,433 downloads

    This fixes the following issues with Gothic and Gothic II on Windows 8 and later: Window border visible in fullscreen mode Low frame rate in fullscreen mode Extract anywhere and run install.bat to apply these fixes. Any previous versions are automatically replaced if present. This works by applying the following compatibility fixes to Gothic.exe, Gothic2.exe and GothicMod.exe: ForceSimpleWindow (hides window border) DXPrimaryEmulation -DisableMaxWindowedMode (fixes frame rate isssues) This fix does not remove Gothic's default frame rate cap; refer to its page for a separate fix for that issue. This fix will also work with Gothic Multiplayer (other mods that change the executable might not be affected).
  10. 1 point
    Osprey

    Tomb Raider Mouse Helper (for TR1-5)

    It's a false positive, yeah. I just ran Malwarebytes on it to be sure, though. Still, to give you and others peace of mind and, especially, to help prevent it from being quarantined, I've just uploaded a new version (1.2) that doesn't get flagged as suspicious by Windows Defender (and some other AV engines).
  11. 1 point

    Version 1.0.2.100

    1,784 downloads

    This tiny patch will unlock the 21:9 aspect ratio in the game menu, allowing to select ultrawide and many other resolutions under "???" for extra FOV. Option 1: Download globalgamemanagers and paste it over the original file in \OuterWilds_Data\ found in the game folder. Option 2: Download the patcher (ow.exe) and use it to patch the original file in that folder.
  12. 1 point

    Version June 19

    133 downloads

    Unpack the archive and put the exe in \Octopath_Traveler\Binaries\Win64\ within the game folder, replacing the original. Launch the game and make sure your 21:9 resolution is selected. Tested with the latest Steam version, at 2560x1080.
  13. 1 point
    I have remade this patch using the clean, DRM-free GOG version executables, if anyone wishes to play at higher frame-rates without DRM data, here is the patch: http://www.mediafire.com/file/9307hi3nkyhrdke/FPS_Fixes.7z/file Also, to the uploader, if you could update your upload with these files it would be very appreciated to me.
  14. 1 point

    Version

    4 downloads

    Higher quality icon for Black Moon Chronicles, taken from the splash screen of the editor and upscaled twice with waifu2x. Comparison: https://community.pcgamingwiki.com/gallery/album/142-black-moon-chronicles-icon-comparison/
  15. 1 point
    This information is on the GOG.com Enhancement Project page.
  16. 1 point

    Version 1.0.0

    681 downloads

    Unofficial Settings configuration tool for Sonic Heroes. It's faster than the default launcher and comes with options for 720p, 1080p and 4K, in 16:9 widescreen, and comes with Xinput support pre-configured.
  17. 1 point
    Rumour is that Xbox games will have a single binary that runs on Xbox/PC, making this property even more important:
  18. 1 point
    Both play anywhere and game pass seem like properties for windows store. In turn, windows store may also intertwine/equal to UWP (of especial note if we consider it a separate OS platform), but it's OT for this thread imo.
  19. 1 point

    Version 1.01

    254 downloads

    The Dark Tide is arguably the most popular campaign mod for Star Wars: Dark Forces. These archives contain all known "official" content related to the mod. Episodes 1-4 are the main campaign, and require Dark Forces to run. DarkXL is also supported, although not required. Beyond the Ancient is the bonus material released after Episode 4. It contains scrapped content from Episode 5, and even has some playable levels. Twilight on Tatooine is a multiplayer map for Jedi Academy, and as such requires Jedi Academy to run. It is inspired by the second episode, and includes compositions from the mod intermixed with music from the classic trilogy and Shadows of the Empire. The soundtrack was unfortunately only released for the first two episodes. Nonetheless, it was released in General MIDI format, so I have converted it to Apple Lossless using an SC-55 soundfont and properly tagged it (I recommend dBpoweramp if you need FLACs). The original .mid files are also included, as well as the nice track from Twilight on Tatooine. Originally downloaded from df-21.net.
  20. 1 point
    Funkerwolf

    Sound and Windows 10

    Hello everyone again, after some time after the publication of the comparison tests for sound quality in Windows 7 and 10, this laptop returned to me again and I decided to conduct better tests that finally show a significant difference. Used soft: RightMark Audio Analyzer See for yourself:
  21. 1 point
    I'd get the 1070Ti. While you'll have to wait until the new drivers are released to use the "FreeSync" part of your FreeSync monitor, GeForce GPUs, in my experience, are more compatible with older games and various third-party plugins (i.e. dgVoodoo2, ENBSeries, etc.) than AMD/ATI's cards. (Furthermore, should you want to try out a game saddled with hardware PhysX/GameWorks features, you'll have plenty of computational power to throw at it.)
  22. 1 point

    Version 1.3

    1,181 downloads

    Changelog 1.3: Fixed quicksave Added option to use checkpoints as savepoints Features: Allow 60 FPS Window mode (Recommended, makes the game not crash when using alt-tab) (The game will will appear to be in fullscreen mode if the resolution matches) Patch hard-coded 720p resolution values Patch shadow resolution Up to 8x multisampling Force VSync in fullscreen mode Disable DirectX fog (F1) Wireframe mode (F2) Wallhack (F3) Controllable map and item size (F4 and F5) Controllable sensitivity (F6 and F7) Controllable gamma (F8 and F9) Speedhack (F10) Quick save (F11) Use checkpoints as savepoints Controllable FOV (Page up and Page down) Invert controls Fix for a common crash Enable DEP (Data Execution Prevention) on SilentHill.exe Allow the game to use 4GB of RAM Use XInput 1.4 if available Set custom save file path Install: 1. Start the game normally and set the resolution of your monitor in the options menu. Exit the game. 2. Copy all the files to "steamapps\common\Silent Hill Homecoming\Bin" 3. Configure the width and height and other options in Silent_Hill_Homecoming_PC_Fix.ini 4. Start the game with Silent_Hill_Homecoming_PC_Fix.exe.
  23. 1 point
  24. 1 point

    Version v1.0

    55,968 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 severely drop after a few minutes of play. This problem is probably most widely known in regards to the game FEAR and often occurs in conjunction with the usage of Logitech devices. However, the problem also crops up in other games using the same engine, such as the FEAR expansions or Condemned: Criminal Origins and with non-Logitech hardware configurations. A similar problem has also been reported to occur in other titles, like Prototype. Although this issue can often be fixed by disabling most/all HID-Devices in the device manager, it is bothersome to do so and lately some people reported that that solution does not even work at all anymore, especially on machines running Windows 10. Instructions Supported Games The fix is agnostic towards the game that uses it and should therefore work with all versions of a supported game, including the Steam, GOG and retail versions. Confirmed:FEAR and its expansions Condemned: Criminal Origins [*]Supposedly: Prototype Kane & Lynch: Dead Men Feel free to provide feedback if the DLL works on other games as well. Install The fix does not make any permanent changes to the game or to Windows and can easily be removed. 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. *Note that for the FEAR expansions the fix also has to be installed into the corresponding sub-folder of the game Uninstall Rename or remove the dinput8.dll from the folder of the game. Known Issues There are currently no known issues with the fix. Additional Information Antivirus Software Since this mod consists of an executable DLL file that uses "hacking techniques" such as injection and hooking, it could be classified as malicious by antivirus software. In that case, it might be necessary to add an exception rule to the scanner. If you lack the trust in random people on the internet -- and I would not blame you -- feel free to use a meta online virus scanner like VirusTotal to verify the file. Loading Other Fixes/Mods/Injectors To increase the compatibility with other mods or injectors that are using a wrapper DLL, this fix offers two methods for remote loading of additional files. Note that there might still be compatibility issues between the different fixes, mods or injectors that have nothing to do with the loading process. File method: The mod will load another dinput8.dll automatically if it has the name dinput8.dll. Just rename the DLL you want to load accordingly. Using this method will lead to an error if the renamed DLL is not itself a dinput8.dll. Folder method: The mod will also automatically load all DLLs regardless of their names in a dinput8 sub-directory. Just create a corresponding folder in the install directory of the mod. This is the only way to load multiple (conflicting) files. How This Works The fix is implemented using a common technique known as DLL hooking. User input in games like FEAR can be realized via DirectInput, an API by Microsoft for interacting with HID-Devices. The library is ancient and should no longer be used today, because there are other ways to get mouse and keyboard input, especially for games. The FPS drops happen because the thread that runs DirectInput massively slows down after a while (as can be seen in tools like ProcessExplorer). If an application uses a library like DirectInput, it needs a so-called DLL (dynamic-link library) where the functionality of the library is stored. In many cases, especially for libraries provided by Microsoft, these DLLs usually reside in the Windows folder. However, there is an order of how an application searches for the DLLs it needs. Since the DLL of the fix gets copied into the main folder of the application and has the same name of a DLL needed by the game (the one of DirectInput), it gets loaded instead of the one in the Windows folder. This means that all calls to DirectInput go through the Hook-DLL and can either be directed to the original DLL in the Windows folder or changed as necessary. This also allows some insight in how exactly the library is used by the game. It turned out that some games not only unnecessarily register all HID-devices, they also call several functions every frame that usually only should be called once during initialization. The latter seems to apply only to devices that are not keyboards or mice. This eventually leads to circumstances where a lot of time is spent opening and closing device connections. The fix changes the DirectInput initialization in such a way that only keyboard and pointer devices get registered. Contact And Support If you like this mod and want to support the development or show your appreciation with a donation, you can find more information on my website. There you can also find out more about other mods that I have done and means to contact me if you have a question, want to provide feedback, bug reports and suggestions.
  25. 1 point
    Garrett

    Haptic feedback w/o controller support ?

    I have updated the input settings template to always show haptic feedback when it is set to true or hackable.
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