Widescreen Gaming Forum Portal. With our new widescreen monitor, older games look wierd. So here’s a site that is dedicated to fixing it. There is a “Master List”:http://www.widescreengamingforum.com/masterlist.php that shows you how to fix your games. A few hacks are noted here for my favorites:
h2. Call of Duty
The original one which I still like the best I have to say because the physics model is the most honest. There is a “INI”:http://www.widescreengamingforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1524 file change you have to make, but basically you go to c:\program files\Call of Duty\Main\config.cfg and change the parameters which sets the field of view, play the movie normally (r_mode) and set the exact height and width of your monitor. You can use the “FOVCalc”:http://www.widescreengamingforum.com/downloads.php to figure out the FOV.
bq. seta cg_fov “106.6”
bq. seta r_mode “-1”
bq. seta r_customheight “1200”
bq. seta r_customwidth “1920”
h2. Sim City 4
This is one game that can really use the extra resolution, there is something called “UniWS”:http://www.widescreengamingforum.com/downloads.php which is a universal Widescreen patcher, it actually works on just a few games like Sim City 4 and Tiger Woods 2005, but pretty useful. You set Sim City 4 to 800×600 before patching and it hacks away at the config.cfg file.