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  1. 3 points

    Version 20190708

    650 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. Support with a donation.
  2. 3 points
    Andytizer

    Special K and PCGamingWiki linking

    Many thanks to @Aemony and Kaldaien for organising linking back from the Special K mod to PCGamingWiki, you can see this in action in Octopath Traveler version of the mod. I like to think PCGamingWiki is more in the 'Computer' section of the bookshop rather than 'Self-Help' section :D.
  3. 3 points
    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 dictionary definition subtitles do not have to accompany any voiced dialogue. One of the two Merriam-Webster definitions for subtitle is
  4. 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.
  5. 2 points
    I signed up for an account just to say "Thanks!!" for patching and adding support to Heavy Rain for Ultrawide screens. I'm running a 3840x1600 monitor and your 3440x1440 patch worked great!
  6. 2 points
    Antrad

    MobyGames

    In the area under the game cover art there are links to Wikipedia, SteamDB, Wine... and other stuff. I recommend to add MobyGames there too, since Wikipedia is a general online encyclopedia and MobyGame is basically an online encyclopedia for video games and people often already add the links to it in the general info section. Many old obscure and less known games don't have a Wikipedia page, but I have yet to find an old game without a MobyGames page.
  7. 2 points
    It's not a "love fest" for Valve, it's about the anti-consumer practices of Epic. Also you probably meant "complacent" which couldn't be further from the truth. But you're free to continue being obtuse.
  8. 2 points
    Epic isn't only paying for exclusivity, they are also taking a smaller share of revenue from game sales. Epic is providing a more lucrative store for developers. If Valve has an issue with this, they can adapt Epic's policies for the Steam store. Valve could pay off developers and publishers to not release games on the Epic Games Store, yet they have chosen not to compete in that regard.
  9. 2 points
    It's nothing personal. It's just business. Why are people getting worked up over which store a game initially appears in? We need some strong competition to the Steam store, and Epic is finally providing it.
  10. 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.
  11. 2 points

    Version v1.1

    169,503 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).
  12. 1 point

    Version 1.2.0

    140 downloads

    Changelog: 1.2: Added support for ELiTE cracked exe Bug fixes Features: Allow custom resolutions Allow 30 FPS in cutscenes Fullscreen fix for DirectX 8 on Windows 10 Increase the resolution of background screens Fix FOV (Automatic or manual) Fix map aspect ratio Disable system check Disable safe mode Disable cutscene borders Modify blur effect Patch CreateImageSurface (Enable this to improve the look of the game, but may cause some visual issues) Disable DirectX fog Wallhack (F1) Wireframe mode (F2) Invert X and Y axis (F3 and F4) Controllable gamma (F5, F6 and F7) Modify sensitivity (Page up and Page down) Use HKEY_CURRENT_USER instead of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Install: 1. Copy all the files to your Silent Hill 4 install folder. 2. Configure the width and height and other options in Silent_Hill_4_PC_Fix.ini. 3. Start the game with DLLInjector.exe. Credits: dns - Silent-Hill-4-Wide-Screen-Patch WidescreenFixesPack team
  13. 1 point
    There's nothing factual about that claim. It's based on a reddit post from a user that doesn't even understand the basics of Process Monitor, let alone common software behavior. Completely debunked here, here and here, among other places.
  14. 1 point
    I imagined this would be dead-on-arrival and that GOG would have to, on their own, implement support for running the various install commands of other platforms. But that they're actually "in talks" might suggest we might see some more complex integration than simply querying the web APIs of the platforms and executing the relevant protocol URI.
  15. 1 point
    Andytizer

    MobyGames

    MobyGames have declined my proposal of mutual linking - not citing any reasons. I don't really see much value in linking to them, they don't really provide any useful information for PC gamers - Wikipedia has much more useful information. I would prefer to dedicate resources to more compatible websites, e.g. I was looking at ProtonDB.
  16. 1 point

    Version 1.0.0

    9 downloads

    Fixes the vertical aspect for lower aspect ratios such as 4:3 and 1:1 resulting taller FOV than 16:9.
  17. 1 point
    Proposal to remove wikis from General information and the Editing guide. Wikis were included because generally speaking there was 'the one' wiki everyone used. However with the advent of massive wikifarms, a single game could have several wikis associated with it. Problems: Inconsistencies with 'community wiki' / 'official wiki' terminology - meaningless as all wikis are community wikis Wikis don't offer technical information If a wiki contains a good technical page, this could be linked to separately Proposed solution: Remove any game wikis from General information Time limit: 7 days (14th June 2019)
  18. 1 point
    a420zombie

    Outer Wilds resolutions unlocker

    Thank you so much! 😄 Have a wonderful day and thank you for making this!
  19. 1 point
    Andytizer

    Proposal: Metacritic or equivalent

    Individual reviewers might write reviews with a political stance, however aggregators like Metacritic and Opencritic normally contain a balance of different opinions. PCGamingWiki is politically neutral, however this shouldn't stop us from balancing this with new features and to make a better resource for PC gamers. For example Wikipedia PC game articles including a Reception section citing reviews or review aggregators doesn't necessarily compromise its neutrality. Users can choose to ignore review scores on this website if necessary. I am open to Metacritic, OpenCritic and any others. However Metacritic has a lot of old games where OpenCritic doesn't. I am also open to Steam reviews however the issue becomes how to keep these up to date. It also may stabilise due to changes being made to the Steam review system: https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/valve-takes-steps-against-steam-review-bombs/
  20. 1 point
    Because we don't currently have a good way to handle these sorts of supplementary features, I opted to create a new template that allows setting these properties and embeds the results in a {{ii}} bullet point, with the intention of the template being used just below the availability table. The reason why I opted for this and not the Notes section of the availability table was because I believe the field can otherwise become quite lengthy in text if there's other notes that needs to be mentioned there. That said, all that needs to be changed for the template to be compatible and used directly in the Notes field is the removal of the {{ii}} bullet point, and nothing else. Preview: Properties: Property:Microsoft Store Game Pass Property:Microsoft Store Play Anywhere Templates: Template:Microsoft Store features Template:Microsoft Store features/Documentation
  21. 1 point

    Version 1.3

    1,196 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.
  22. 1 point

    Version v1.0

    58,348 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.
  23. 1 point
    Beastman95

    dgVoodoo 2

    Version 2.54

    23,277 downloads

    Original file: http://dege.freeweb.hu/dgVoodoo2.html dgVoodoo 2 is a wrapper for old graphics API's for Windows Vista/7/8/10. This wrapper uses Direct3D 11 at GPU feature level 10.1 as wrapping output.
  24. 1 point
    Mirh

    OpenAL tools

    Version

    1,057 downloads

    Include: ALCapsViewer from Creative EnumerateWin from OpenAL SDK openal-info from OpenAL Soft
  25. 1 point
    Noenko

    Bulletstorm Xlive.dll

    Version

    71,278 downloads

    This enables Bulletstorm to be played in singleplayer without using GFWL (Games For Windows Live). Found by: Bizargh on steam.
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