Screeen resolution hacks

Widescreen on these older systems works by squishing everything horizontally, with the idea being that your widescreen TV will stretch it out. Look up anamorphic wide screen for a decent explanation of the idea.

If you play on a 4:3 CRT you should still see more, but everything is going to be squished.
So with that being said. I should probably not use the hack and use the original resolution for the best image (non squished) on my 4:3 CRT correct?
 

paul_met

Established Member
Question about these hacks. I am playing on a JVC CRT s-video. I currently am playing through SF3 S2 with the hack enabled. I noticed because of the hack I can not see the version number of the translation patch on the title screen. Do these patches do anything when playing on an old 4:3 CRT or am I just losing some screen because of it?
Thanks
The widescreen patch may not be compatible with the translated version of SF3 (scenario # 2). The patch is intended primarily for the original Japanese version of the game.
 
Hello paul_met, thank you for your excellent patches. I am trying to patch "The Story of Thor 2" in your patch readme it states.
- Attention! This hack is designed exclusively for the European version of the game (PAL). But you can convert PAL to NTSC version with a patch in the folder "PAL-to-NTSC". However, you need to change region of your PAL iso by self.
But when I open the archive "Story of Thor 2 - 4 in 1 Hack_(v1.1).7z" there is no such folder "PAL-to-NTSC" did you forget to include this patch? or am I missing somthing?
 

Knight0fDragon

Established Member
The widescreen patch may not be compatible with the translated version of SF3 (scenario # 2). The patch is intended primarily for the original Japanese version of the game.
It is compatible (ish). I am still using your first version of the patch, so I apologize for some of the questions given to you may be for that outdated version.

The problem is there are 2 different versions of Scenario 2, and you only support one of them (I think you support 1.003,) so I need to sit down one day and port it over to 2.000.


Question about these hacks. I am playing on a JVC CRT s-video. I currently am playing through SF3 S2 with the hack enabled. I noticed because of the hack I can not see the version number of the translation patch on the title screen. Do these patches do anything when playing on an old 4:3 CRT or am I just losing some screen because of it?
Thanks


You may have to give his new patch a try.

If you are using the wizard style patcher, you can take his files and drop it in Patcher/GS-9188/
 

paul_met

Established Member
Hello paul_met, thank you for your excellent patches. I am trying to patch "The Story of Thor 2" in your patch readme it states.

But when I open the archive "Story of Thor 2 - 4 in 1 Hack_(v1.1).7z" there is no such folder "PAL-to-NTSC" did you forget to include this patch? or am I missing somthing?
Download the latest patch from my site. The archive contains the NTSC directory - from there you need to grab the files.
 
Does anyone know what the Action Replay Widescreen code is for Sega Rally? Either the EU/PAL version or the Japanese NTSC-U version. Anyone know?
 
I have some trouble to run Grandia CD1 patched on Sega Saturn with Fenrir.
Patch I used:

I patched CD1 and replaced all files. Saved the changes with default cdimage settings. After the intro the game freezes. (the unpatched versions runs fine)
It looks like there are more than one version of Grandia:
Grandia (Japan) (Disc 1) (1M)
Grandia (Japan) (Disc 1) (2M)
Grandia (Japan) (Disc 2) (1M, 2M)
Grandia (Japan) (Disc 2) (3M)
Grandia (Japan) (Disc 2) (4M)

I used the first one.

I also patched Sega Touring Car Championship. The game is displayed in widescreen but the resolution is the same (352) and not 704x448i as stated on the page.

Thanks for the help.
 
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