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  1. The events of the last year have been very tough for the entire world, but none have suffered more than the average PC gamer. Over the past 12 months we have seen PC gaming components like GPUs like the GeForce RTX 3070 rise exponentially in price due to the surge of cryptocurrency mining and price scalping, and this trend shows no sign of slowing down. Unfortunately our analysis shows that PC gaming will become completely unviable by 2022, with the price of a single average gaming GPU to exceed that of the US median annual salary in 2023. Once a PC gamer's components start to fail, it'll beco
    11 points
  2. Today more than ever, (fast) storage space is expensive. One thing that always makes me mad is the insane amount of unused Localizations, game modes (often dead/closed multiplayer modes) that are installed by default - this is literally dead content. Wasted storage. Wasted money. Now back in ye old days, it used to be a gigabyte at best. Not the end of the world, and not exactly worth the time investment. But old habits die hard, and I'm still doing it today. With games becoming larger and larger, storage has become an issue that can thankfully be alleviated. I'm going to list a few
    10 points
  3. Version 1.0

    4,229 downloads

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

    2,256 downloads

    The tools for Microsoft Store/Game Pass, Steam, GOG, and potentially other game versions remove black bars from the game at 48:9 and wider, also correcting the vertical field of view at 21:9 and wider to match that of 16:9. Unpack the archives with software like 7zip or PeaZip using the password pcgw Launch the game and set Panini Projection to off in Advanced Display settings. Launch the trainer and press the button as instructed. All trainers containing CE components may trigger some anti-virus software. You can buy me a coffee or become a patron.
    8 points
  5. Version 1.0.0

    1,445 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
    5 points
  6. Version 3.5.95.0

    238,838 downloads

    Official installation files for Microsoft Games for Windows - LIVE. This package contains the last version of the Marketplace client (3.5.67.0) and the last version of the Redistributable (3.5.95.0). Uninstall the Microsoft Games for Windows Marketplace client and the Microsoft Games for Windows - LIVE Redistributable (if either is installed), then extract all files and run gfwlivesetup.exe. This package contains the following official downloads packaged together for convenience: gfwlivesetup.exe gfwlclient.msi xliveredist.msi (renamed from XLiveUpdate.msi to xliveredist.msi to e
    4 points
  7. It all began with the recent release of The Sinking City on Steam. Some users quickly noticed the lack of achievements compared to the previous version available for a few hours of January 5. As the discussions began, some also noted the lack of cloud saves and DLC to purchase. Shortly after, the developer of the game made a post on the store page news feed to recommend against buying this version published by Nacon despite the publisher having been allowed to resume selling the game after a court ruling deeming the Frogwares' publishing contract termination "unlawful" and ordering "to refrain
    4 points
  8. Version 3.5

    33,778 downloads

    The tool removes black bars from the in-game cutscenes, cinematic cameras, shops and a number of other areas at 21:9 and wider resolutions. Since version 2.0 it also removes pillarboxing from the photo mode. Since version 3.0, it allows for custom FOV adjustment. Launch the game first, then the tool. The password for the archive is pcgw As expected from a trainer based on CE components, this tool does get falsely flagged by some anti-virus software as a trojan, while the rest correctly mark it as a "hacktool". Use the tool provided here at own risk and ideally avoid playing RDR
    3 points
  9. Version v1.1.0

    49 downloads

    TL;DR The Max Payne 3 - FOV Fix allows changing the base FOV (field of view) of Max Payne 3 without breaking cutscenes or bullet/kill cams. Download Sources: PC Gaming Wiki Nexusmods Quick Start Guide: Extract all files to the game’s installation folder (e.g. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Max Payne 3\Max Payne 3\"). Start the MaxPayne3FovFixGUI.exe to configure the mod (might require .NET runtime 3.1.0). Start the game as usual (e.g. through Steam). Features Set base FOV for aiming and looking around Preserves n
    3 points
  10. Version 1.0.0

    75 downloads

    Restores almost everything except the custom tev properties for objects like the floating solars in Power Plant plus the high quality Xbox audio soundtracks. Google Drive mirror: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Cik6HMj7xil2YVcqlYcapQH_dhkwW3Fo?usp=sharing Xbox FMVs (must be renamed XD at the end of the name): https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Sonic_Heroes#FMV_.28Full_Motion_Video.29
    3 points
  11. Aemony

    Who is user Expack3?

    Expack3 is a staff member, as can be seen on https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/PCGamingWiki:Staff In regards to the Essential improvements section, per the Editing Guide, it's meant for, well, "essential" improvements that we can assume is of a noteworthy addition to most players: From https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/PCGamingWiki:Editing_guide/Essential_improvements Other non-essential mods goes below the Other information section: From https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/PCGamingWiki:Editing_guide/Other_information The gist of Expack3's undo's is t
    3 points
  12. Version 1.0

    3,925 downloads

    The small patcher and trainer for Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance remove black bars appearing in the game at 21:9 and wider resolutions. For the Microsoft Store version, Download and unpack the applicable archive using the password pcgw Launch the game, followed by the tool. Press the button as shown to toggle the black bars off and on. For Steam, Unpack the Shipping exe found in /CotH/Binaries/Win64/ with Steamless (like this). Download the applicable archive from here and patch the unpacked file renamed to match the original. Simply pa
    3 points
  13. Had the same problem as well. It's really unfortunate. Until some workaround is created, I'll have to play the game windowed in 1280x1024 for that extra viewing distance.
    3 points
  14. {{Audio |separate volume = |separate volume notes = |surround sound = |surround sound notes = |subtitles = |subtitles notes = |closed captions = |closed captions notes = |mute on focus lost = |mute on focus lost notes = |eax support = |eax support notes = |red book cd audio = |red book cd audio notes = |general midi audio = |general midi audio notes = }} General MIDI row/parameters has now been added to the Audio template.
    3 points
  15. Version 6.1

    1,126 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-
    2 points
  16. Version 1.0.0

    18 downloads

    Replace the files in the game's system folder with those contained in the archive Change the resolution in the game.ini file % USERPROFILE% \ Documents \ Lemony Snicket \ game.ini Example: FullscreenViewportX= 1920 FullscreenViewportY= 1080 The FOV value is set automatically (and accordingly) for every resolution, multi-monitor setup or aspect ratio.
    2 points
  17. The website is too bright and it needs a "dark mode" to make it more comfortable for us. I made a very simple example in GIMP. The white parts are changed to value 95, the availability box to 90 and background is set to 80. Even this minor change makes it more comfortable to look at, while it doesn't impact the overall design. This would be a good enough start, but others may like even darker mode.
    2 points
  18. Thank you for the detailed explanation Aemony, that's all I needed to hear, I'll revert the changes now.
    2 points
  19. I agree we should rename it, but at the same time we should update all pages for games with DS4 support, which is a lot. Especially that we would need to change template option names. Is there a bot for doing such things? The problem is, we have three popular Playstation controllers: DS4 v1, DS4 v2, Dualsense. Game can any of them while not supporting the rest. I think the best structure would be: Playstation controllers (true/false) (can be expanded/collapsed to see information below) Dualshock 4 controllers (true/false + notes about supported versions of controller, wi
    2 points
  20. I think it would be nice to already start adding information about support for Dualsense controller. Some games with general dinput support should work with Dualsense, and we can already see games like Rocket League or Days Gone (according to developers blog) supporting Dualsense natively. I would expect Dualsense to be supported in more and more games while slowly replacing DS4 on market. It is better to start adding information about Dualsense support now, than wait few years and then keep updating games with Dualsense native support.
    2 points
  21. I'm thinking...change the name from "DualShock 4" to "PlayStation Controllers" as we're slowly seeing more games with Native DualSense support alongside DualShock 4.
    2 points
  22. Hey guys, i am new here. I am wondering about why some games never get a PC release. I know that companies like Sony or Nintendo want to encourage users to purchase their consoles. Therefore, they make high-quality exclusive games. And that's perfectly understandable! Of course, they want to maximize profits. I am not trying to say they should do something that is not in line with their business model. But why would a third party company ever decide not to release their games on PC? Of course, there are some third party exclusives that only ever appear on a specific con
    2 points
  23. Any progress on this? Getting logged out every time I come back to the site is pretty annoying with a slower connection.
    2 points
  24. See if unpacking the file with Steamless helps. Adapt the first steps of this guide.
    2 points
  25. Version 1.0.3

    845 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
    2 points
  26. Version 0.9.9

    16,535 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.
    2 points
  27. Crashing here too, even after enabling post the 'Press any button' screen. Not during loading, not during start up, just randomly while playing the mission 😟
    2 points
  28. Can confirm the crashes, seems quite random during gameplay. I've been enabling the tool when at camp. Really helpful tool shame the new update causes issues. πŸ€”
    2 points
  29. Version 2.0.0

    1,954 downloads

    Aspect Ratio Patcher: Removes the pillarboxing on widescreen resolutions. Note: Some 21:9 resolutions are not exactly 21:9. You can enter your exact screen resolutions and it will set the correct aspect ratio for you. FOV Trainer: Overwrites the in-game FOV value. Your desired FOV value is saved on exit. (RE7TrainerSettings.ini) Archive Password = "pcgw"
    2 points
  30. Warning! There is a virus in this file called "Contebrew.A!ml"
    2 points
  31. Version 1.3.0

    11,436 downloads

    A basic FOV changer for Medal of Honor (2010).
    2 points
  32. Open \patches\main.patch in a text editor and change the hotkeys #bind [PRESSED:VK_F5] β†’ #bind [PRESSED:VK_F1] #bind [PRESSED:VK_F6] β†’ #bind [PRESSED:VK_F2] #bind [PRESSED:VK_F7] β†’ #bind [PRESSED:VK_F3]
    2 points
  33. https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/PCGamingWiki:Editing_guide/Article_state See "Unplayable" state. That's for games that could not be played at all, e.g. when it requires internet connection and servers have been shut down. Example: https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Fable_Fortune Another thing is if game is just unavailable for new users and original owners can still play it.
    2 points
  34. It's because the "Localization" header is created automatically by a template, so it doesn't have an "edit" quick link. Click "edit" besides the "Audio" header instead to be able to edit the localization section.
    2 points
  35. Similar to CD Audio Red Book: it would be beneficial to add "MIDI" into https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Template:Audio. Users playing MIDI-backed games under Wine in Linux may not notice anything unusual. So sharing this knowledge will help them to extend their gaming experience significantly.
    2 points
  36. 155 downloads

    Permanently unlock TimeSplitters 2 easter egg inside Homefront: The Revolution using this file. Download the file Timesplitters.ups Navigate to https://www.marcrobledo.com/RomPatcher.js/ In ROM file, select Homefront2_Release.exe which is in the Bin64 folder, normally in Steam\steamapps\common\Homefront_The_Revolution\Bin64\ In Patch file, select Timesplitters.ups Click Apply patch Download the file (your browser may warn that this file isn't safe, download at your own discretion) Paste the file into the previous \Bin64\ folder Run the game
    2 points
  37. 😩 What muddies this whole situation is that the game is not easily accessible any longer and so cannot be easily confirmed either, and because it's from a time where games often had regional distributors it's entirely possible that one or more distributors across the world had compressed audio to keep the game unto a single disc instead of two (this is pure hypothetical here from me). And just because it is possible to connect an issue to a certain pirated release does not mean that release itself is the origin of that particular issue, and warrants a removal. Hence, mud everywh
    2 points
  38. There were multiple other issues with the edits, such as the length and format of the section title ("tested in 2021" right in the title?) or the style being very informal, featuring constructions and words like "basically", "worked for me.", "was the easiest", "That's all", "If you have problems" and so forth. We are open to valuable additions by anyone but it's important to understand that the wiki is not a personal blog to share your feelings or address the reader directly. Please read through the rules.
    2 points
  39. 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: Deliveran
    2 points
  40. @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 my
    2 points
  41. ominous onion

    DSOAL

    Version 1.31a (OpenAL Soft 1.20.1)

    6,563 downloads

    Updated with OpenAL Soft 1.20.1 Original Links =========== https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/65094 https://github.com/kcat/dsoal About ===== This project is for a DirectSound DLL replacement. It implements the DirectSound interfaces by translating the calls to OpenAL, and fools applications into thinking there is a hardware accelerated sound device. EAX is also implemented (up to version 4) by using OpenAL's EFX extension, allowing for environmental reverb with sound obstruction and occlusion effects. Ultimately, this enables Direc
    2 points
  42. Hey there. Specific modern applications can keep old installers and similar programs from running. An example are 32-Bit Setups not starting. Usually they can be found running but not progressing in the Task Manager. (As is the case here). It is extremely likely that another process is causing this hang-up because the Setup is "waiting for it". Here is what you can do: On Windows 10 the Task Manager has a feature called "Analyze Wait Chain" on the "Details" tab to find out what program the hanging process is waiting for. So open it up, move to the Details tab and rightclick
    2 points
  43. 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 ass
    2 points
  44. 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 - Β£10: AlRayes_BRN Baronsmoki Cptmold Jigen123 Marioysikax Mastan Nccvoyager Rose ShadowStealer76 SirYodaJedi For our Moderators - Β£25: Aemony Blackbird Expack3 Garr
    2 points
  45. Version 1.0

    118 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.
    2 points
  46. Version 1.0.1

    247 downloads

    Cheat Engine script allowing to override the FOV in Aquanox: Deep Descent, which may be particulary useful for people playing with Ultra-widescreen monitors or Triple-screen setups.
    2 points
  47. Greetings, πŸ˜ƒ Let me just say hello to everyone since I just made an account here. I think PC Gaming Wiki is a great idea as installing and playing old PC games can be such a pain and I've got lots of games that I brought back from the dead thanks to this site! I also like to contribute when I can about games that aren't listed here or have no additional information. There are a few things I'd like to know first though, like what's the policy on copyprotection and how to circumvent it in cases that need it (Safedisc, Starforce, ect.). NFS Most Wanted 2005 won't work on recen
    2 points
  48. 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 all
    2 points
  49. I, too, didn't play minecraft up until this June. My last experience with it was in 2010 with its alpha build where you could just place and mine blocks. For me, Java is the ultimate experience and the easiest to set up for multiplayer. I play in my local LAN with my brother, both running Windows 10 machines and Java x64bit edition. Because I wanted to have something more of a multiplayer experience, I didn't rely on the native server, but went for an external dedicated server named SpigotMC. It's one of the many forks of craftbukkit, which is an external framework for hosting minecraft.
    2 points
  50. Version v1.0

    141,977 downloads

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