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  1. 10 points
    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 interesting examples, then propose a solution and finally suggest a way to integrate it to PCGW's structure. I'll also list a couple of issues with my proposal, potential flaws and uses cases etc. If you have a better idea or any suggestion to make this a thing, you're more than welcome. Please note that all the numbers given are taken from Steam, but GoG, Uplay, EGS & Origin are guilty of the very same thing. Uplay's even worse, as always. Any constructive feedback would be much appreciated - I never suggested a feature before, but this one has been on the back of my mind for at least a year. I feel like it could be very useful to many folks out there. So, let's get to it. Those are easy ones to "clean-up" (more on that later): Batman Arkham Origins. Had a multiplayer mode, servers are down. Delete one folder and the install size goes from 27.06Gb to 18.1Gb. 9Gb (33%) saved Final Fantasy XIII. Well documented, check the PCGW entry for it, you can remove ~20Gb if you don't want the Japanese audio. 57.6Gb to 37.7Gb. 19.9Gb (52%) saved (!!!) Doom 2016. Do you really play the MP or Snapmap modes? That's ~15Gb (11Gb if you only delete the MP) saved. From 69.68Gb to 54.68Gb. 15Gb (21.5%) saved Here's the problem. I can manually delete all localizations, "deluxe edition content", Readme/Support and redists safely from most MT_Framework, UE3 and Ubi games just fine because they use the same naming conventions. All I have to do is search in the root folder for any file with the _ita. suffix for instance and delete it - but that's because I know what I'm doing and I'm willing to take the time to locate and delete those files. Listing that would massively bloat any page of course, and not many users would do it anyways. The best way I can think of to implement a reliable and simple method to delete files that we're absolutely sure are safe to delete goes something like this: Add a "debloatable" boolean to the Other Information infobox, If True, how much can be shaved-off at best. Users like myself could build a database of games we know we can "shave" (much like SK/ReShade compat, with a dedicated page) The end user would download a batch file, hosted here and verified by members based on a template which would include one option for each localization, and a "clean-up" option (remove Readme, Deluxe content, redists if safe) So for instance, I can flag all the localization for Resident Evil 6 and write them down in the dedicated page. I don't have any experience making modular batch files like that however, so someone else would have to make a template. I can then edit that batch to point it to all the files we want to delete. The end user launches the batch file, delete all locales but the one he's/she's using and boom. That's money saved right there. I know there are programs that are much better than Win Explorer's Search feature - if we can feed such a program with a config file it should do the trick too. We'd still need to build a database though. I do realize that I make it sound much easier than it may be, or that it may sound overkill if we're talking about a Gb at best. But for extreme cases like Doom 2016, Far Cry 3/4, FF XIII, the Arkham series, The Evil Within - huge games basically, it would be very helpful and hey, I'm already doing it anyways so might as well share it. There's also games like Battlefront 2 (2005) where you can cut the install size in half. It's about 5Gb (vanilla) if memory serves, about 2-3Gb when cleaned. With that said, if anything I hope that this thread at least brings more attention to this issue. Last but not least, to everyone: Happy holidays! I hope you're all doing well, and ready for more PCGW grunt work for this year to come. "Keep on keeping on".
  2. 9 points

    Version 2.1

    6,551 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 trainer Press the desired keys - ideally from the main menu and before any cutscenes Go to Graphics Settings and select your resolution under 21:9 Option 2: The known ultrawide solution made into patchers limited to common wide resolutions and keeping the pre-rendered cutscenes zoomed. Tested the latest Steam version at 1920x1080, 2560x1080, 3440x1440, 3840x1080 and 5760x1080 (HUD is spanned). I may have been the first to discover the common sense aspect ratio change solution (as seen on the WSGF Discord), but I am certainly not the one who published the bytes first (looks like it was FasterThanFTL). As such, I am not taking any credit for the patchers but you can buy me a coffee for the trainer based on many hours of 100% unique research, calculations and code.
  3. 8 points

    Version 1.4

    1,902 downloads

    The tools for Microsoft Store/Game Pass, Steam, GOG, and potentially other game versions remove black bars from the game at 21:9 and wider. Now with interaction icons fixed for 32:9 and 48:9. Unpack the archives with software like 7zip or PeaZip using the password pcgw Make sure the game executables are without modifications from prior fixes. Launch the game and remain in the main menu. Launch the trainer and press the button as instructed, then load a level. Keep in mind that properly enabling or disabling the fix may not be possible without reloading into a level. You can buy me a coffee or become a patron. Helifax made proper 32:9 icons possible and can be supported via PayPal - tavyhome@gmail.com
  4. 5 points
    Andytizer

    Taxonomy is a waste of time

    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 'Adventure games that support controller' or 'Horror games that support LAN'. Additionally, taxonomy will have benefits for our SEO and lays the foundation for a new 'Introduction' section I'm going to be working on next. I respect that you feel it's a waste of time, however it's something we are going ahead it and I reserve the right to waste my own time 🙂. I would suggest turning off your watchlist for the next few weeks because there are going to be a lot of changes to every single article, taxonomy is just the beginning.
  5. 4 points
    Rose

    The Sinking City: the ways of outrage

    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 from any further action". With statements like "Further proof that France doesn't need to exist anymore" aimed at the publisher, Steam users began to purchase the game and review bomb, never going beyond the two hours refund threshold, while making claims about the version of the game being old, having no DLC or support, or the publisher stealing from the developer. PC Gamer and Polygon echoed some of the statements, relying on the top rated reviews which were "mostly negative" at the time, starting around 25% approval. - PC Gamer SteamDB immediately sided with the developer by quoting their statement on the app page in an unprecedented manner, while ResetEra also followed suit, with the OP of the dedicated thread stating "It also apparently lacks DLC". On our end, there were users who edited the article and inserted all the same unverified claims, while violating the style guidelines at the same time. I had the latest version of the Necronomicon Edition on Epic Games Store and decided to check for some of the claims by comparing my files to those of a friend who had the Steam version. As it turned out, the important files of the Epic version were created in October 2019, around the time the game received its last update, while the current Steam version was built in June 2020, just prior to the game becoming unavailable on Epic, with a GOG Galaxy integration file placed in preparation for release, and also just prior to Frogwares releasing the game on Origin and other platforms. This questioned the idea of the build being old. Now with the Frogwares' discouraging statement removed from the store page, legitimately interested users purchasing the game and looking into it, it was found and confirmed by multiple users that the standard and only offered edition of the game by Nacon is newer than the Necronomicon Edition on Epic, and on par with the Deluxe Edition offered by Frogwares on Origin and Gamesplanet, containing all the bonus missions in the game's existence and costing only $16 compared to the $65 of the Frogwares release. At the same time, the average user score was getting better, climbing up to 48%, or Mixed, as of this writing. Many still remained bitter and unwilling to accept being wrong, with PC Gamer and Polygon never correcting the articles, the current top-rated Steam review being negative, containing insults and saying "No DLC.", with /r/gaming and /r/TheSinkingCity quickly taking down links to the Steam thread discussing the presence of DLC in the game. Sometimes the truth is hard to find or seen as the biggest enemy in the comfort of existing beliefs, and maybe that is when PCGamingWiki comes into the picture to give you the latest technical facts and details. We just have to stay vigilant, never speculate, and always double check. Here's to it!
  6. 4 points

    Version 1.1

    777 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 components may trigger some anti-virus software. Tested the latest Game Pass version at 5120x1440 and 11520x1080. You can buy me a coffee here.
  7. 4 points

    Version 1.0.0

    1,830 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 Ratio) but in-game & cinematics everything will be using correct Aspect Ratio! I can only test it in 32:9 and it works perfect! I can't test Surround/Eyfinity resolutions but it should work fine, I expect! Cheers, Helifax
  8. 4 points
    Aemony

    Option to stay logged in on Wiki

    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 🙂
  9. 4 points
    Literally made an account to tell you guys you got me and fuck you lol.
  10. 4 points
    OMG thankyou!.. 8160x1600 perfectly!
  11. 4 points
    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 instructed Start Doom Eternal Enjoy the game in 7680 x 1440 🥂 First Photo @ 7680 x 1440 w/out Helifax patch Second photo @ 7680 x 1440 with Helifax patch -Mad Hatter 🍭
  12. 3 points

    Version 1.1

    5,357 downloads

    A total overhaul of the old Flawless Widescreen script for GTA V that has been dysfunctional for many months if not longer. As before, it allows for fine-tuning of FOV per each view - first person, in-vehicle, ADS, and third person. It also allows to remove the pillarboxing at cutscenes at 21:9 and wider, although having the latter enabled may cause some confirmation prompts to disappear at 32:9 and wider until disabled. Download and install Flawless Widescreen. Download this script and unpack the archive. Put its contents in the main Flawless Widescreen folder (usually \Program Files (x86)\Flawless Widescreen\). Launch Flawless Widescreen, select Grand Theft Auto V (updated) and set everything to preference. Tested the latest game version at 2560x1080, 3440x1440, 3840x1080, and 5760x1080. You can buy me a coffee.
  13. 3 points

    Version 1.0.0

    587 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 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
  14. 3 points

    Version 6.0

    938 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-cheat-enabled mode. Tested the Xbox / Microsoft store version at 2560x1080 (all games), 3840x1080 (Halo CE, 3, ODST, 4) and 5760x1080 (all games). You can buy me a coffee here.
  15. 3 points

    Version 1.1

    470 downloads

    The game features FMVs and rendered cutscenes that get pillarboxed at 21:9 and wider resolutions. This patcher removes the black bars from the rendered cutscenes and has no effect on the FMVs as there is no way to hack a pre-recorded video to add more content. Simply unpack the archive and patch the main game exe. Tested the latest Steam version at 2560x1080 and briefly at 5760x1080 in both DX modes. You can buy me a coffee or support me on patreon.
  16. 3 points

    Version 0.9.9

    13,612 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. The window mode switching requirement is also undesirable, hence the version number! Tested the latest Epic version at 2560x1080, briefly at 3840x1080, 5760x1080, 5120x2160 and 7680x1080 on a single monitor. You can buy me a coffee here.
  17. 3 points
    Thanks for mentioning this -- I've moved the warnings section to be shown below the seriesbox. The change will be visible on pages after they've been purged. The warnings section is a fully automated section that dynamically changes its contents based on the rest of the page. Any additions should preferably match that, and be designed around automatic population so that they're added to all other articles as well were such a warning is applicable. What editors can do, however, is exploit the fact that the warnings are added to the very bottom of the infobox by, well, merely adding new bullets that they want to appear as part of the warnings list below the infobox. This, however, isn't technically supported nor established, so no guarantees are given -- such an approach might very well break in the future.
  18. 3 points
    Odie5533

    Proposal: Achievements support

    I would like to propose that the existence of achievements for a game be somehow catalogued. It can vary by platform like when Steam has achievements but Origin or Xbox does not. I think PCGamingWiki is the most suitable source for cataloguing this information.
  19. 3 points

    Version 1.0

    266 downloads

    The simple patcher removes the zoom limitations affecting ultrawide and wider resolutions. Compared to the manual solution, it does not depend on any specific aspect ratio. There is no reliable fix for the windowboxing at the cutscenes yet and I've had better results in the demo. Tested the latest full GOG version at 2560x1080 and 5760x1080. You can buy me a coffee here.
  20. 3 points
    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 VR, and it even has a multiplayer fork called TES3MP. The implications of support for modern Gamebryo engine games are very interesting and could eventually see new VR implementations with crossplatform support. Perhaps one day support could extend to Creation Engine games like Fallout 4 and Fallout 76 and have them run on the macOS and Linux operating systems. Until more progress is made on development, you can check out some of the very interesting videos creating by developer cc9cii showing off the new BSA support: Fallout: New Vegas map running in OpenMW Skyrim map running in OpenMW Fallout 3 map running in OpenMW
  21. 3 points
    Antrad

    Taxonomy is a waste of time

    It says on the home page "PCGamingWiki aims to list fixes and workarounds for every single PC game." How is writing that Escape From Monkey Island uses "cinematic camera perspective" help anyone ? In my opinion everything not related to getting the games fixed or improved is a waste of people's time and spreads the project and community thin. Even if it is done with a bot it just makes it harder to keep track of all the constant changes on your watchlist. This site is slowly creeping into Moby Games territory adding stuff like this, the ratings or whatever comes next.
  22. 3 points
    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 being employed. We want people to know whether the game includes solid DLC or expansion packs that deliver solid content post-release, or whether their game features real money gambling mechanics, or keeps their best content behind paywalls or premium subscriptions. Microtransaction categories and definitions Central to our project is the definition of each microtransaction category. We have got in contact with the creators of Microtransaction.Zone (a fantastic website which has sadly not updated since 2018) and they have kindly given some advice to adapt their microtransaction tags to our new categories on PCGamingWiki. These new Microtransaction categories are: Loot box - A variation of microtransaction where the player purchases a loot box where there is a chance to receive varying qualities of in-game item, similar to gambling. Cosmetic - Cosmetic microtransactions are any paid additional content that are designed to be cosmetic and does not substantially affect gameplay, such as skins, hats, decorative items etc. Unlock - Purchase of microtransaction content that affects gameplay and is not solely cosmetic. 'Unlocks' are normally chunks of a game that have been already developed and have been 'locked', and can be 'unlocked' with a purchase. This commonly includes individual characters, maps, levels, weapons, armors, etc. Boost - Allows player to pay to accelerate progress in a game, whether it is faster speed, levelling, level skipping, boosting % chance to find rare items, etc. Currency - Being able to purchase in-game currency whether it's gold, gems, tokens, crafting materials, credits, V-Bucks, etc. which in turn are used to buy other microtransactions, or can be traded for account credit. Infinite cap - Game has microtransactions that can be purchased over and over again without any limit. This is in contrast to finite cap games that have a limit. Pay-to-skip - The game's 'main' rewards can be achieved or grinded for without payment, but payment unlocks those rewards faster or instantaneously. This list is a first draft and we welcome feedback on definitions on how these will be implemented. We have also added the following Monetization categories: Ad-supported DLC Expansion pack Freeware Free-to-play Player trading Subscription New categories will appear in the Infobox Microtransaction/monetization categorisation is part of the Taxonomy project. Editors can simply add the tags by adding this code to the {{Infobox_game}} template at the top of the game article using this code: |taxonomy = {{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/monetization | ad-supported, dlc, expansion pack, freeware, free-to-play, player trading, subscription | ref= }} {{Infobox game/row/taxonomy/microtransactions | boost, cosmetic, currency, finite cap, infinite cap, loot box, pay-to-skip, unlock | ref= }} You can find up to date code and definitions on the Taxonomy project page, with detailed instructions on how to implement the new categories. You might notice that at the moment these categories barely contain any games. We need new editors and help from the PC gaming community to help us to sort and categorise each game article. You don't need an account to edit, but if you create an account and login, you can browse and edit our website without any ads. Microtransaction section We have also added a new text area under the Availability to precisely list and explain how each microtransaction affects the game. This valuable area will explain exactly how each game uses microtransactions and provides an opportunity to warn players of any particularly problematic microtransactions. Example of new Microtransactions header in game Apex Legends See these examples which represent a first draft: Apex Legends Destiny 2 World of Warcraft A new set of instructions is listed in the Editing_guide/Microtransactions, which contains a detailed guide. Each bullet point should match the Infobox category. The code for this area and also reproduced here: ===Microtransactions=== *'''[[Currency (microtransaction)|Currency]]''': Begin with this row to explain how real money is directly exchange for in-game currency, and also how it is earned in-game. Try not to mention other currencies unless necessary. *'''[[Loot box (microtransaction)|Loot box]]''': What drops from the loot box *'''[[Cosmetic (microtransaction)]Cosmetic]''': *'''[[Unlock (microtransaction)|Unlock]]''': *'''[[Boost (microtransaction)|Boost]]''': *'''[[Pay-to-skip (microtransaction)|Pay-to-skip]]''': Emphaisize that despite Boosts existing, all important content can be acquired through grinding on the base subscription/free tier. *'''[[Infinite cap (microtransaction)|Infinite cap]]''' / *'''[[Finite cap (microtransaction)|Finite cap]]''': We need editors Our project is quite ambitious and we are making new changes that needs more manpower, and we are looking for new editors to help categorise all these microtransactions and help our fellow PC gamers. Furthermore, this is a brand new section and we are really looking for feedback on the categories, names, definitions, suggesting new categories, layout and more! If you have a suggestion please leave a comment on this post, or hop onto our Discord onto the #projects channel for more immediate feedback. Let's fix PC gaming!
  23. 3 points
    Crysis: Remastered has been leaked on the Crytek website, which has now been taken down. However the screenshots are preserved in this tweet: The game also seems like it will release on the Nintendo Switch, as well as the PS4 and Xbox One. This is surprising considering that in 2007, the original Crysis was the benchmark for high fidelity graphics on PC. Will you be picking up this remastered edition?
  24. 3 points
    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 remastered version of Crysis, it is very unlikely to have those same performance issues.
  25. 3 points
    Or introduce new level of graphics that no videocard could handle on maxed out settings. IIRC with Crysys was something like this: Devs: — We made game so that it will be actual for future years, set Normal for current top hardware. Gamers: — We set Ultra, your game has performance problems, wtf.
  26. 3 points
    We have a big announcement. For the past few years, we have been trying to find ways of improving our user experience, learning from where our friends in the PC gaming space have succeeded and failed. At the end of the day, we are just gamers. Our wiki platform has simply grown far too complex and confusing to our staff and editors to use, and our templates are now impossible to understand or even modify. Therefore after eight long years, we have made the momentous decision to shut down PCGamingWiki. In its place, we have decided to go back to our gamer roots and the days of yore with a classic, and more importantly much easier to use, web forum. We are excited to announce that we are relaunching as PCGamingForum, a brand new forum that will continue our goal of helping users find PC game fixes. Our unique approach will succeed where all others have failed with our unique forum policies: To prevent out of date information being posted and 'necroposting', all threads will be locked after 2 weeks. Once a user has found a solution, simply reply to the thread 'Nvm I fixed it' and the thread will be automatically locked. Other users can also respond with their solutions - if you come across a game that works for you, just reply saying 'No problem here, it worked for me'. If you don't have a solution simply use one of our stock responses: 'Don't know, sorry', 'Format and reinstall your OS' or 'Have you tried Googling it'. If no one has told the opening poster to update their drivers, please remind them to update their drivers. We encourage our users to share their fixes privately, simply write: "If you want the fix PM me". When describing a problem, please do not list system specifications, these take up too much space and can be intimidating for new users. Fixes can come in any form - video tutorials made in Windows Movie Maker, links to compromised phpBB forums, Google Translated foreign language websites, archive.org mirrors, etc. anything goes! If a link to a fix is dead you should still link it, you never know if the website might come back online in the future. We should really learn to be more patient. To incentivize the publication of fixes, all file links must now be sent through AdF.ly link forwarders. All files must be in multipart .rar archives that are randomly password protected, and must be hosted on 1Fichier or MegaUpload. For more information about how your account will migrate to the new platform please check here for more information.
  27. 2 points
    Dave247

    Option to stay logged in on Wiki

    Currently the option to Remember Me when logging in only has it so you don't have to visit the login screen and type in your account details, but it doesn't seem to keep you logged in the next time you visit the wiki when you close the window or browser, making it somewhat annoying and easy to forget when editing a page that you weren't logged in. This doesn't affect the forums however and only the wiki itself it would seem, and I have tested it across multiple browsers (including the age old Internet Explorer) that I highly doubt it is just me. Is it a purposeful design decision, something that simply hasn't been implemented yet or is it really just a bug on my end?
  28. 2 points

    Version 1.0.2

    437 downloads

    This is a patcher for Yakuza 7 (Like a Dragon) that removes the letterboxing at non 16:9 resolutions. It is made using quickBMS to extract UI resource files and replace the letterboxing textures. To install: 1. Extract the contents of the zip to "steamapps\common\Yakuza Like a Dragon\runtime\media\data" 2. Run "letterbox_patch_efigs.bat" 3. A backup of the original files will be placed within a folder marked "backup". Known Issues: Due to the nature of how the game was made, you will see outside of the 16:9 window. You may see visual glitches and so on that would have been hidden otherwise. New patches for the game may break this. If it does, delete the backup folder and run the patcher again. Credits/Sources: QuickBMS (https://aluigi.altervista.org/quickbms.htm) for the unpacker/repacker. parc.bms (https://aluigi.altervista.org/bms/parc.bms) for the quickbms script. Kiwami 2 Letterbox Mod (https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1736864221) for pointing me in the right direction. Thanks to KingKrouch and Rose on the WSGF Discord for advice and testing.
  29. 2 points
    @cloudhaacker After doing some more testing, I've pretty much decided that just running it in full screen with the original config file is sufficient enough, as I'm still able to tab out and record via OBS by going back in, so that's that for me. In any case, I appreciate everyone who has contributed to this thread. I might make an update to the initial post later including the simplified explanation of this setup process, as it worked when simply installing the game and going through the process didn't, at least for me. I may even have time to make my own video doing this setup myself, seeing as, thanks to you all, it all makes sense. The "lighting issue" in question on the forum still is not fixed by this process, some shadows are still missing, though fog is reintroduced and some scenes appear to be lit differently. The audio drifting during cutscenes also remains unresolved.
  30. 2 points
    That would suggest the issue stems from modifications made to the file by you though, not the trainer. It makes no changes to the game files and restores the original code in the memory when you press F8 again. For some display modes or other variables, it may also require pressing alt+enter twice to have the game read from its original code again.
  31. 2 points
    I've had the idea that the infoboxes should somewhere contain information about a game's save system, since there are a lot of different ways games handle it: - Roguelikes (dying completely resets you, but you retain certain benefits) - Hardcore-modes where dying deletes your savegame, e.g. "Trial of Iron" mode in Pillars of Eternity 2 - Only at the start of each level, e.g. Freespace 2 - Only checkpoint / autosave, e.g. most modern shooters - Checkpoints that can be manually activated several times, e.g. Resident Evil typewriters or sleeping in Kingdom Come: Deliverance - Bonfire-system, e.g. Dark Souls (like above, but respawns all enemies) - Free, manual saving (and whether it also allows in combat + how many available save slots) - "Free" saving that still resets you to checkpoints, e.g. Tomb Raider: Legend - Manual saving, but at a cost, e.g. Kingdom Come: Deliverance (consumes alcohol) - Quicksaves - Special savegame shenanigans (e.g. message if you save too often in Metal Gear Solid 1, deleting your savegames if you die too often in Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, voluntary savegame deletion in Nier and Nier: Automata...) - Whether it allows to select individual chapters to replay, e.g. Syndicate (2012) and Condemned: Criminal Origins What do you think about this feature? For me personally, not being able to save freely is almost disqualifying for a game, so I always want to know such information. And it often changes even inside a franchise (e.g. FEAR 1 has manual saving, 2 and 3 only have checkpoints; Splinter Cell 1-4 allow manual saves and quicksaves, 5 and 6 only have checkpoints; Call of Juarez 1+2 has quicksaves, 3+4 only has checkpoints; etc.), so even if you like the previous installment you can't be sure if the next game works the same when you want to buy it. This information could be included in the infobox below the "save game location" info. It could just be simplified into a simple checkbox whether the game allows manual saves or not, and a "Notes" field with additional information (e.g. the things I listed above, how many save slots etc.). This way it wouldn't be cluttered, you just have a simple "Manual Saves?" checkbox next to the save location, and if there is any additional custom information, it can be written into the Notes field. What do you think about that?
  32. 2 points
    Look up reverse engineering software on YouTube to get started 😁 Contrary to the popular belief, it usually takes many hours of disassembling, and few games are properly fixed by searching for the well-known aspect ratio or Unreal Engine 4 FOV-related bytes. If they are, the solutions are usually available on day one because every advanced ultrawide user knows them by now. From the developer standpoint, it's easier than it is from mine because they already have all their functions defined and documented as classes and such, while to me every game is a black box with many lines of pure assembly code to dig through. String references can be of value in 1% of the cases but the rest is discovery, trial and error. I actually think the community can be too harsh on the developers, because although on their end enabling ultrawide may be as simple as two checkboxes and a number of FOV values to convert from horizontal to vertical, expanding the field of view means there is a lot more space to fill with assets, as previously explained by me here. Shooting a film, two constructed walls in a warehouse can be enough to create the illusion of being inside a house with four walls and a roof. Imagine expanding the field of view to the point of the warehouse being visible and zooming out for the viewer to see the construction. It's usually not as bad in games but even a small out-of-place item or a pop-in can be seen as a significant problem capable of ruining the immersion and causing outrage. As ultrawide users, we are used to those and we can tolerate them and often forgive them when using an unofficial mod. Moreover, as a modder I have no responsibility if something goes horribly wrong, as my livelihood does not depend on it. With that said, I think it's fine to put some pressure on developers and show them that there is a demand for wider resolutions. No posts about it would never push them to improve or care, and there are quite a few cases of developers - like those of Terminator: Resistance or Disco Elysium - listening and shipping ultrawide support in post-release updates.
  33. 2 points
    This is a post is a thank you to the community that makes PCGamingWiki happen. As in true PCGamingWiki style, we are giving out some presents right in the middle of our festive winter holiday. Spend wisely and I hope that you all have a good PC gaming winter break! Here's to 9 great years of fixing PC games. Dearest contributors - £10: AlRayes_BRN Baronsmoki Cptmold Jigen123 Marioysikax Mastan Nccvoyager Rose ShadowStealer76 SirYodaJedi For our Moderators - £25: Aemony Blackbird Expack3 Garrett Mirh Snuxoll Suicide machine Vetle Extra special bonus for Aemony, Rose and Snuxoll of £25 extra each. If you feel that anyone else deserves a reward please send me a message. To claim your reward, please add Andytizer on Steam and send a PM on Discord if you haven't received anything yet. Bear in mind if we are not already friends, then you will have to wait 3 days in order for Steam trading to be enabled.
  34. 2 points

    Version 1.0

    72 downloads

    The small patcher removes the side black bars (pillarboxing) from the game. Follow the instructions within the patcher UI to apply it. Tested the latest Epic Games Store version at 2560x1080 and briefly at 3840x1080. Wider resolutions may be affected by camera issues. The solution will not work for the Microsoft Store / Game Pass game version. You can buy me a coffee or become a patron.
  35. 2 points
    Yes that's right, that Grand Theft Auto V game is now completely free on Epic Games Store, however you might have a little trouble grabbing it as the website is experiencing 'difficulties' probably due to the overwhelming popularity of the game. Remember to check out our wiki article for the latest issues and fixes for the game.
  36. 2 points

    Version 1.1

    597 downloads

    The two-part solution allows to remove the black bars from the gameplay at 21:9 and 32:9 resolutions. Download and unpack the archive corresponding to your aspect ratio Run the patcher and target the file as instructed. Copy all the contents of the included folder to the main game folder (\Blasphemous\) Expect some minor visual glitches. Make sure to store and share your save files right away if you run into anything game-breaking. Keep in mind that instances of softlocks have been reported before the mod existed, but I am open to investigating any major issues as long as I have your save files. Tested the latest GOG version at 2560x1080, 3440x1440 and 3840x1080 for a few hours. You can buy me a coffee here.
  37. 2 points
    Aemony

    Hello to the PCGW community

    Welcome to the community. You can find most things related to editing and the policies etc covered by the Editing Guide. In regards to copy protection bypasses we have a pretty strict policy that only allows the specific mention of some tools, those being Steamless, unSafeDisc, and XLiveless right now. For all other situations the rule of thumb is to basically mention that the copy protection needs to be bypassed without providing any links or instructions on how to do so. So for example, providing a link and instructions to a crack/patch that removes the copy protection is not allowed, but merely mentioning e.g. "a NO-CD patch is required" is fine.
  38. 2 points

    Version 1.1

    52 downloads

    The small patcher removes black bars from the game at all wide resolutions. Keep in mind that some of the textures simply do not have enough width to fill the screen, and the menu UI will become cropped the wider it gets from 21:9, although the game appears to be playable even at 48:9. Tested the latest GOG version at 2560x1080, 3440x1440, 3840x1080 and 5760x1080. You can buy me a coffee here.
  39. 2 points

    Version 1.1

    348 downloads

    The trainer displays the current FOV and allows to change it at all resolutions in real time. Unpack the archive with software like 7zip - the password is pcgw Launch the game, followed by the tool. Press the keys as instructed All trainers based on CE components may trigger some anti-virus software. Tested the latest full GOG version and the Steam demo. You can buy me a coffee here.
  40. 2 points
    this is a pic from the steam release, works perfectly fine 🙂
  41. 2 points
    dancsi38

    Silent Hill 3 PC Fix by Steam006

    for me, it doesn't work, now my Windows 10 even says that there is a virus or unwanted file in the dllinjector.exe. Without these files, SH3 load fine, so the problem is not with the game or my system
  42. 2 points
    k4sh

    RDR2 Centered HUD

    Thank you Rose. I found an easier and more reliable way to do this trick. You have to go to your "\Documents\Rockstar Games\Red Dead Redemption 2\Settings" folder. There, you'll see several files with .bin extension. One of these files contains the horizontal HUD location. Mine was named "400042567_19054853.bin". I don't know if the name may vary from computer to another. All of these files are in fact xml files and easy to edit with any notepad. I found the following key to contain the horizontal HUD location. <Item key="7014661855" type="rage__fwuiValueFloat"> <value value="0.328000" /> </Item> All you have to do is to modify the value to whatever you desire then set this file to be read only. Last step is important because it prevents the game from modifying this value. Once this value is modified never go back in game to the HUD location setting or it may reset the value in memory and it will revert the HUD location. This works really well for me.
  43. 2 points
    SirYodaJedi

    Taxonomy is a waste of time

    While I agree that the way we had series hindered pages in large franchises, I definitely would like something verbose like this at the bottom of the page to be able to quickly navigate between pages: https://tcrf.net/Category:LEGO_series It helps SEO, too.
  44. 2 points
    Pretty much what Mirh said. When I was a wee bit newbie just starting out with PCGW editing I also brought it up and was subsequently outvoted. But nowadays I would actually argue to leave it alone over moving it. It is often mentioned as one of the key enjoyments of PCGW, meaning it should be featured more prominently than stuffed away in a rarely seen section. As Mirh mentioned it is also for many games the one fix/improvement we provided. And another, for me critical, reason to retain it as is is that it also serves a triple-purpose in basically: provides a basic and understandable introduction to the sort of stuff we might cover for new visitors; are one of the easiest ways for users to follow and implement on their own; are also one of the easier ways for new contributors to “dip their toes” into the world of wiki editing. All around, while the subject matter itself might not be very “essential,” the section itself very much is IMHO.
  45. 2 points
    SnowRunner, the latest entry of the Spintires series, is launching April 28, 2020. The developers Saber Interactive have announced that they are offering a pool of €3000 or $3,252 per month to a select pool of modders: It remains to be seen exactly which mod creators will be selected, and how many modders will be splitting this €3000 per month, which could be quite a substantial figure over time. You can already see mods submitted by the closed beta tester on their mod.io site. Check out this Tesla Cybertruck that's already been added to the mod collection: Everything is detailed in Saber Interactive's announcement.
  46. 2 points

    Version 1.0.0

    1,199 downloads

    Complete DirectInput Force Feedback Driver for XInput - Masahiko Morii MSI pack including all versions ever released! Very rare to find nowadays. List of files xi.win7.x64.en.msi > Windows 7 x64/64bit English xi.win7.x86.en.msi > Windows 7 x86/32bit English xi.wlh.x64.en.msi > Windows Vista x64/64bit English xi.wlh.x86.en.msi > Windows Vista x86/32bit English xi.wnet.x64.en.msi > Windows XP x64/64bit English xi.wxp.x86.en.msi > Windows XP x86/32bit English xi.win7.x64.ja.msi > Windows 7 x64/64bit Japanese xi.win7.x86.ja.msi > Windows 7 x86/32bit Japanese xi.wlh.x64.ja.msi > Windows Vista x64/64bit Japanese xi.wlh.x86.ja.msi > Windows Vista x86/32bit Japanese xi.wnet.x64.ja.msi > Windows XP x64/64bit Japanese xi.wxp.x86.ja.msi > Windows XP x86/32bit Japanese
  47. 2 points
    After some past requests we have implemented ProtonDB links in all relevant PCGamingWiki articles. The new link now appears in the form of a ProtonDB icon in the bottom of the infobox where other partner links are placed. This is automatically added when a Steam App ID is added to any game article. Proton is a tool released by Valve Software that has been integrated with Steam Play to make playing Windows games on Linux easier to achieve. ProtonDB gather reports from other gamers as they test games with Proton on Linux and provide aggregate scores of how well games perform. Hopefully this link will encourage more reports to be submitted to ProtonDB to help Linux gamers get their games working. I have also spoken to buck, the developer for the site, who is looking into mutual linking from ProtonDB pages back to PCGamingWiki in the future.
  48. 2 points
    snuxoll

    Can't Download (Error code: EX7)

    Sorry, problem with the community software and our object store - I’ve put a workaround in place to get it going again.
  49. 2 points
    Reviews are a subjective thing, this site should focus on technical aspects of games. I am against.
  50. 2 points

    Version 1.2

    2,900 downloads

    Warcraft Mouse Helper v1.2 for Warcraft: Orcs & Humans (1994) by Blizzard Entertainment This Windows utility allows for better mouse control in Warcraft: Orcs & Humans when played in DOSBox under Windows. It runs in the background while you're playing and maps the game's built-in keyboard commands to the right and middle mouse buttons and the mouse wheel. This allows you to give context sensitive orders with the mouse buttons (like in more modern RTSes) instead of using keyboard commands or mousing over to the command bar. It also allows for clicking and dragging to select multiple units without having to hold down the Ctrl key. Finally, it allows for scrolling the map with both the mouse wheel and the WASD keys, as well as other minor convenience features. Features: * Left click and drag to draw selection boxes around multiple units without having to hold down the Ctrl key. * Right click to order units to attack or harvest/transport goods (or move, in most cases). (Can also be used when the town center is selected to build walls and cancel structure placement) * Middle click to order units to repair or explicitly move (without attacking or harvesting). (Can also be used when the town center is selected to build roads) * Middle click and hold to auto-select units and structures as you mouse over them (for quickly checking health). * Move the mouse wheel up/down/left/right to scroll around the map. (A horizontal scrolling mouse wheel and Windows Vista or later are required for scrolling left/right) * Hold Shift while scrolling down/up or use the 4th/5th mouse buttons to scroll left/right. (For mice without horizontal scrolling mouse wheels or pre-Vista machines) * Press WASD to scroll around the map (can be disabled). * Press Esc to open the game's Options menu (which, normally, requires pressing F10). * Press F6-F8 and F10-F12 a second time to toggle their functions off (rather than having to press a different key to). * Press Shift + F10 to show and hide this list. * Press Shift + F11 to toggle scrolling with WASD. * Press Shift + F12 to toggle auto-selecting units and structures while holding middle click. * Press and hold Backspace to delete characters until released (rather than needing to press it repeatedly). * Press Pause/Break to pause and un-pause the helper (disabling and re-enabling all above features). Instructions: Simply run WarcraftMouseHelper.exe and then run the game. (Optional) Create a shortcut that will run the helper and game together: 1. Click on the "Create shortcut" button on the helper's main window. 2. Drag and drop your existing shortcut onto the area at the top of the next window ..or.. Build a shortcut from scratch by selecting your DOSBox executable and, optionally, your DOSBox .conf file and game executable. (Both options will create a new shortcut that runs the helper, then DOSBox (+ the game), then exit the helper when DOSBox exits) Configuration: There are a few options that you can configure on first run, via the tray icon or via in-game hotkeys: * Whether to show the GUI window. Default: On. Applies only to running the helper by itself, not via shortcut. Toggle off to launch the helper silently to the tray. * Whether to exit when DOSBox exits. Default: On. Applies only to running the helper by itself, not via shortcut. Toggle off to leave the helper running. * Whether to enable scrolling the map with the WASD keys. Default: On. Hotkey: Shift+F11. Toggle off to have the WASD keys perform their normal command functions. * Whether to enable auto-selecting of units and structures while holding middle click. Default: On. Hotkey: Shift+F12. Toggle off if you accidentally trigger it while performing regular middle clicks. Notes: * Since right click is used for both move and harvest, peasants and peons that you try to move will automatically harvest nearby resources once they get to where you tried to move them. To avoid that, you may give an explicit move command with a middle click. * Since right click is used for both move and attack, moving a warrior to one of your own buildings or units will order him to attack it, so be careful about doing that (especially if giving orders on the minimap). To avoid that, you may give an explicit move command with a middle click. * If map scrolling is too fast or too slow, adjust "Key Scroll" in the game's Options. That applies to mouse wheel scrolling, too, since this helper simply maps the arrow keys to the mouse wheel. If it's still too fast or slow, adjust the "cycles" value in your DOSBox .conf file (ex. to 30000). * If anything doesn't work in fullscreen that works in windowed mode, try changing the "output" mode in your DOSBox .conf file. (ex. to "overlay"). Modification: This utility is simply a compiled AutoHotkey script. If you're not satisfied with the given mappings or functionality and would like to tweak them, the source script (WarcraftMouseHelper.ahk) is provided in the "src" folder. You will need to download AutoHotkey from www.autohotkey.com to compile it. In the folder where you installed/extracted AutoHotkey will be a "Compiler" folder. In there is Ahk2Exe.exe, which you can use to compile your modified WarcraftMouseHelper.ahk into a new WarcraftMouseHelper.exe. An icon for you to use is in the folder with WarcraftMouseHelper.ahk. You don't need to compile or worry about WarcraftMouseHelperFunctions.ahk (which mostly has code related to the GUI, not the game). It'll be included automatically when WarcraftMouseHelper.ahk is compiled. For help with using AutoHotkey, see the help file (AutoHotkey.chm) that comes with it. Other: If you like this utility, you may be interested in these related uploads: Dune II Mouse Helper: https://community.pcgamingwiki.com/files/file/955-dune-ii-mouse-helper/ Outlaws Mouse Helper: https://community.pcgamingwiki.com/files/file/970-outlaws-mouse-helper/ SkyNET Mouse Helper: https://community.pcgamingwiki.com/files/file/982-skynet-mouse-helper/ Tomb Raider Mouse Helper: https://community.pcgamingwiki.com/files/file/1237-tomb-raider-mouse-helper-for-tr1-5/ All (and any newer) uploads: https://community.pcgamingwiki.com/index.php?app=core&module=search&do=user_activity&search_app=downloads&mid=3342
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