I noticed some people are having issues with this game in full screen for 1080p including myself. I've created something that reconfigures the default system and reverts it back after use for full screen at 60Hz. It should work with windows 7 32bit/64bit but I'm unsure of 32bit or
anything other than W7. If it fixes it for you or you are experiencing issues with it, please comment. I don't have a 32-bit machine or Windows other than 7 laying around so someone else will need to test it for me then inform me through here. You just run the program first and boot up the game.
Latest file (ver 1.02):Version 1.02 (does not work with XP, see below):https://sourceforge.net/projects/forcefix/files/ForceFix_1.02..zip/downloadVersion 1.01.0.30 (updated to work with .NET 3.0 Windows XP but uses old layout):https://sourceforge.net/projects/forcefix/files/ForceFix_1.01.0.30.zip/download
Microsoft .Net framework 4 or laterhttp://www.microsoft.com/en-au/download/details.aspx?id=17718
DirectX Runtimes June 2010 or laterhttp://www.microsoft.com/en-au/download/details.aspx?id=8109
Microsoft Visual C++ packages (install all of them)http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2019667
If you're using windows 7, best to have SP1 and only download security updates - general updates slows down the system and in general, doesn't help much with system stability after SP1 (Just my own experiences).http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5842
Have the latest stable drivers for your devices including Harddrive, GPU, Sound, and Motherboard.
Alternative Solutions - Windowed Borderless Gaming[westechsolutions.net]
(a very useful tool if you tend to alt+tab often) - GeDoSaTo[blog.metaclassofnil.com]
(a bit hard to use and some anti-virus doesn't like it, but it has the benefits of integrated SweetFX and the ability to play some other games at different resolutions)
Questions and Answers:
Q: Why does this program need admin privileges?
A: It accesses 1 system file for DirectX default output and does not access anything else. If you are paranoid, there's Malwarebytes(free and highly recognized) and AVG/AVAST/Microsoft Security Essentials (these might create false positives). I use Kaspersky and Malwarebytes.
Q: I've tried this program and it doesn't work?
A: Are you sure the problem isn't your computer/monitor? Assuming your computer meets the requirements, did you use something like driver sweeper or registry cleaners in the past? If you did, there's your problem. I'd recommend doing a clean install of windows, install all updated drivers and have all packages in the "IDEAL CONDITIONS" installed - choose your own anti-virus, just make sure you get good ones.
Q: This is a clean install with all ideal conditions and it still doesn't work. Why?
A: I'll have no idea at this point and I'm assuming you've tried playing in windowed mode with the same results even with a high end system. I'll probably say you should try running CPU, Memory, GPU, and Harddisk testers to check for faults. There are plenty of these tools available like Prime95, 3DMark, CrystalDiskInfo/SeaTools/Data Lifeguard, and etc. Google is your friend. You might want to check your monitor and cables then test their capabilites through your graphics control panel - ATI CCC or NV CPL. Things you should test is setting your desktop to 1080p 24hz to see if it's working to begin with. If your monitor displays vibrating/noisy/distorted/blank images, you'll know you have hardware issues. It is also possible of the resource management and you'll need to restart your computer; simply turning off and on the computer should refresh the memory.
Q: Why is version 1.02 file much larger than 1.01 like 90kb vs 20kb?
A: Added a new feature and most of all, the Icons which is about 70KB (total) that I embedded into the .exe; the program without icons is about 20KB. Just remember this is in the Kilobyte range so it's not much to begin with. Also with C#, the icon file that the .exe is separate to the one you see in the taskbar/window frame so there are two icon files but I compressed them as much as I could. Old file (ver 1.01):https://sourceforge.net/projects/forcefix/files/ForceFix_1.01.0.30.zip/download[UPDATE 11 FEB 2014]
-Added new tab for custom refresh rate
-Added Icons (my first time ever trying to make an art file and using GIMP)
[UPDATE 5 JUL 2014]
- Edited to work with windows XP and .NET 3.0
[UPDATE 18 JAN 2014]
- Added 4 options of refresh rates.
- Added option for user to keep the modification after the program has closed so the program doesn't need to be run in the background.
- Might not work for some 64-bit users because of readjusted directories but it seems to be working on mine. If it's not working but version 0.03 was, let me know so I can re-fix the directories.
[UPDATE] Checked compiling configurations and it should work on 32 bit, fixed the logic to ignore directories and settings that were in 64bit but not in 32 bit that would otherewise crash the application.
[UPDATE 15 JAN 2014]
I've added an alternative download location so you shouldn't need to be registered.
-Added 32bit support