Wizardry 8

Wizardry 8

harakiri Sep 27, 2013 @ 4:44pm
Get your Widescreen Support here
Wiz8 is one of my all time favorite RPG round based games. It aged good, the only minor gripe is that it doesnt really support widescreen (the game is stretched from 4:3 aspect) - you can play with black borders (left+right) - but who wants to play such a great game with such a limitation?

This is the normal 4:3 aspect:

http://i.imgur.com/tK1VIjc.jpg

This happends when you play in a 16:10 resolution, its stretched:

http://i.imgur.com/jX1pDWV.jpg

Anyway, i took a deeper look into the binary and its graphic engine and i might have stumbled on the right thing:

http://i.imgur.com/taWmt7G.jpg

its my first draft, havent tested much yet, its still alpha. The GUI will obviously still stretch but the 3D world now has widescreen.

=p

EDIT: First public alpha release

Comparison: http://i.imgur.com/2BznVE9.jpg


EDIT2: Here is a new version which should resolve the conflict introduced by the cosmic forge mod. - if you just use vanilla wiz8 just use the first version.

http://community.pcgamingwiki.com/files/file/541-wizardry-8-extender-for-widescreen-support/

Follow the readme.txt in the archive for installation instructions.

EDIT3: If Chrome auto blocks downloading the above file, use Internet Explorer (Start | Run | type IEXPLORE | Enter).
Last edited by harakiri; Jan 23, 2018 @ 11:24am
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Thick McRunFast Sep 27, 2013 @ 5:54pm 
Very interesting. Thank you for your efforts and please keep us informed.
RASH Sep 28, 2013 @ 3:31am 
subscribed to discussion :)
Zanderat Nov 16, 2013 @ 7:40am 
Any updates?
anonynamja Nov 22, 2013 @ 8:41am 
I'm interested in this mod as well
harakiri Nov 24, 2013 @ 2:31am 
I did finish it, but there was basically no interest so i never made the final steps to make a releasable format.

http://i.imgur.com/2BznVE9.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Pok4glg.jpg
Last edited by harakiri; Nov 24, 2013 @ 2:34am
Sammy Nov 25, 2013 @ 3:13am 
Originally posted by harakiri:
I did finish it, but there was basically no interest so i never made the final steps to make a releasable format.

http://i.imgur.com/2BznVE9.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Pok4glg.jpg
Trust me, there will be interest in this. You should post it on RPG Codex or something, Steam subforums for older games like this are always quiet.

PLEASE look into releasing this, I'd love to replay Wiz8 in widescreen without stretching
harakiri Nov 25, 2013 @ 10:40am 
i did post it to rpg codex wizardry thread (http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/wizardry-8-enhancements.79581/page-16) - same deal - there is really no interest (i was puzzled about this too) - if there would be more demand i would put some more effort into it to release it
Rastrelly Nov 25, 2013 @ 11:13am 
There is some serious but silent demand on adequate widescreen for good old Wizardry 8 ;)
Sammy Nov 25, 2013 @ 11:02pm 
Originally posted by harakiri:
i did post it to rpg codex wizardry thread (http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/wizardry-8-enhancements.79581/page-16) - same deal - there is really no interest (i was puzzled about this too) - if there would be more demand i would put some more effort into it to release it
Please? Just because there's no-one posting on the net it doesn't mean that there's not people who would use it if it existed.

At the very least you could upload it here: http://www.wsgf.org/dr/wizardry-8
So people who went looking for WS solution for Wiz8 would find it.
I would love for proper widescreen support, if it helps get the ball rolling here.
otg.Solm Nov 27, 2013 @ 12:48pm 
Interested!
Boilpoint Nov 27, 2013 @ 11:47pm 
I agree with the sentiments of some others on here, I think alot of people would be interested and download this. Make a thread over on GOG aswell, you might get some good constructive feedback there, perhaps even a sticky.
Solarist Dec 2, 2013 @ 10:10pm 
Add me to the list of folks interested in seeing this released!
Guard Dog of Hell Dec 3, 2013 @ 10:52am 
Same here.

Also, I take it that the game doesn't enjoy alt-tabbing? It disables any form of keyboard input when you alt-tab back.
Zanderat Dec 4, 2013 @ 12:32pm 
I am very much interested in this mod.
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