If anyone is bothered by the "widescreen" cutting too much top and bottom, get a memory editor that can be used while in the game and set 7E46F5 to 0 everytime a widescreen pops up to remove the widescreen. This is a cheap fix so there could be problems. A better solution is to move the bars but I don't know what values are optimal. For anyone who's more advanced, the top bar position is at 68AEE0 and the bottom bar position is at 68AEE4, both float values.
This post has been edited by spaceeinstein on Sunday, Feb 21 2010, 20:04
Hello, first of all, thank you for what seems to be a great job on the widescreen fix. As people have posted before, there is a problem with Steam version of the game, it crashes when it loads if widescreen fix is being used. Is there any way to fix this? I bought the game and it would be a shame if I couldn't play it properly (I'm referring to the shooting, I'm not sure if I'd even beat the game). Someones advised to use an older gta-vc.exe. I assume you mean a crack, which I tried and it most definitely doesn't work.
I'm continuing the widescreen fix here so that I can work on my mod at the same time work on this. The next update will fix the FOV problem and multiple tweaks and fixes to the HUD and menu title texts. It will also support widescreen resolutions with ratio greater than 1.6 (16:10).
This post has been edited by spaceeinstein on Thursday, Aug 12 2010, 14:56
a friend noted on gtareactor that Vice City has problems with 16:10 resolutions (like widescreen monitors have). This showed in a difference between the crosshair and the actual hit point. See the screenshots below if you don't know what I'm talking about. From that on I worked on improving the display and fixed some minor stuff.
Fixes - HUD not stretched anymore - Crosshair match hit point - perspective adjusted
Install Extract into vice city directory. Enable the widescreen option in the display menu. Be sure to keep the file in the directory only if you're playing in widescreen. Otherwise it will affect 4:3 displays.
Thanks, can you do the same with GTA 3, or at least tell me how to make an ".asi" file that supports GTA 3? I'm sick of using the tool "FOV". I don't like to press hot buttons within the game to scale the image into the right position everytime. (especially the crosshair)
So, I'm not sure what the deal is but NOTHING changes my display at all. It stays square no matter what. VC camhack doesn't work, the asi fix doesn't work, the cleo fix doesn't work. I'm on an hdtv not that it should matter. Pretty annoying though.