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Wizardry 8 2.0.0.6 GOG

Problems setting vide resolution

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MasinAD Sunday 26 May 2013 at 23:22
MasinADAnonymous

Hi there,


I'm new here, so I don't know which information you need.


I just purchased Wizardry 8 from GOG, version 2.0.0.6 (obviously a special GOG version as the latest patch version was 1.2.6). As there's no install script, I chose to install it manually. I use Ubuntu 12.04.2.


3DSetup.exe, used to configure video and audio settings, offers only resolutions 640x480 and 800x600 (each 16bpp). If I manually edit 3DVideo.cfg to


OpenGL
1280
1024
24
DirectSound3D Software Emulation

Citat


and start Wizardry 8, it complains: "Video device does not support video resolution".


I installed mfc40 and vcrun6, I tried msvcr8 and different versions of Wine, all without success.


Best regards,

Masin

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petch Monday 27 May 2013 at 0:12
petch
Developer


Hi MasinAD,

I just purchased Wizardry 8 from GOG, version 2.0.0.6 (obviously a special GOG version as the latest patch version was 1.2.6).

Quote from MasinAD

2.0.0.6 is their installer's version, not game's version.


As there's no install script,[...]

Quote from MasinAD

Wrong: http://www.playonlinux.com/en/app-1710-GOGcom__Wizardry_8.html

it's a beta script so you have to enable "Testing" to see it.

3DSetup.exe, used to configure video and audio settings, offers only resolutions 640x480 and 800x600 (each 16bpp). If I manually edit 3DVideo.cfg to

OpenGL
1280
1024
24
DirectSound3D Software Emulation

Citat


and start Wizardry 8, it complains: "Video device does not support video resolution".

Quote from MasinAD

What makes you think this game supports other resolutions?


MasinAD Monday 27 May 2013 at 15:47
MasinADAnonymous

Hi petch!




2.0.0.6 is their installer's version, not game's version.

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Ok, that explains it.


Wrong: http://www.playonlinux.com/en/app-1710-GOGcom__Wizardry_8.html



it's a beta script so you have to enable "Testing" to see it.

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I didn't see that one, thanks.


What makes you think this game supports other resolutions?

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This comment.


I'd be content with 800x600 if there's a way to switch tasks without corrupting my window layouts due to different resolutions of application and desktop.


Best regards,

Masin

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MasinAD Monday 27 May 2013 at 15:58
MasinADAnonymous


What makes you think this game supports other resolutions?


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This comment.

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And this article.

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MasinAD Monday 27 May 2013 at 16:05
MasinADAnonymous


What makes you think this game supports other resolutions?


Quote from MasinAD


This comment.

Quote from MasinAD



And this article.

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And this article, section 'Technical Stuff' at the end of the page.

petch Monday 27 May 2013 at 19:48
petch
Developer

None mentions the GOG version though.
Could be that they didn't ship the OpenGL renderer and you're looking at software rendering resolutions or something...
Do you have the same restrictions if you select DirectX or 3dfx/Glide?

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MasinAD Monday 27 May 2013 at 21:26
MasinADAnonymous

None mentions the GOG version though.
Could be that they didn't ship the OpenGL renderer and you're looking at software rendering resolutions or something...
Do you have the same restrictions if you select DirectX or 3dfx/Glide?

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Yes. Whatever I select, I can only choose between 640x480 and 800x600. See screenshots.

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petch Monday 27 May 2013 at 22:16
petch
Developer

http://www.gog.com/forum/wizardry_series/wizardry_8_resolution
"I went into my Wizardry 8 folder and manually deleted all the nGlide/3Dfx stuff and now every resolution is available and works like a charm!"
Does that work for you?
MasinAD Tuesday 28 May 2013 at 15:32
MasinADAnonymous

http://www.gog.com/forum/wizardry_series/wizardry_8_resolution
"I went into my Wizardry 8 folder and manually deleted all the nGlide/3Dfx stuff and now every resolution is available and works like a charm!"
Does that work for you?

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Wonderful! That worked. And now that you found that, I believe I remember having done something like that a decade ago. Can't tell if it was for Wiz 8, but that's something I'll surely forget in a few years again.


Here, take a look at this screenshot. That's how it's supposed to look! Thanks a lot. :-)


I just wonder, why the GOG forums didn't turn up when using Google. I didn't even know they existed.


Best regards,

Masin

Xodetaetl Tuesday 28 May 2013 at 23:26
XodetaetlAnonymous

Hi MasinAD,
GoG's version of Wiz 8 doesn't use 3DSetup.exe for the display settings, but nglide_config.exe.

The Glide setup has more options and most notably the option to maintain the 4:3 aspect ratio. Without this option, the image is stretched on wide screen resolutions.