Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Rallisport (Widescreen Hi-def support for PC)

Rallisport was released for PC in 2002 by Microsoft Studio and developed by Digital Illusions CE. The game was also released for the Xbox gaming console.  The difference between the Xbox and PC version is that it supports higher resolutions.  However the highest resolution given is 1600x1200 4:3. Now that is much better then the Xbox version of the game however in this era of gaming people prefer to play in higher resolutions and be able to play in 16:9 widescreen.

So here today I have a tutorial that will show you how to play in HD Widescreen.  Now of course this is the same method as WSGF has explained (http://www.wsgf.org/) however they don't explain how you can use resolutions higher then 1920x1080.  Today I want to show you how to use higher resolutions as well.

So the first thing you need is a Hex Editor and any will do fine however I prefer HxD which you can find at: http://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd/ and I'll be using for this tutorial.  The next thing you will need is a no cd crack cause doing this this will not work with the original game exe.  I cannot share with you links to the no cd hack cause I do not condone piracy and recommend people to own the physical product.  You can buy the product on ebay at: Rallisport for PC on Ebay.

Okay so the first thing your going to want to do is go to your Rallisport Challenge folder and rename the Rallisport Challenge.exe to Rallisport Challenge.bak.  The reason for doing this is so that if you run across any problems with the no cd crack you can always resort back to the original.  Okay so after you have renamed the original executable to .bak were going to want to move the no cd crack to the folder.  You can usually find the Rallisport Challenge folder in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\RalliSport Challenge"unless you have it installed some where else.  

After you have done that your going to want to open HxD or any other hex editor you have and look for the no cd patch you just installed (Rallisport Challenge.exe) and open it.  Then were going to need to look for 0028cd30 which is on the left side of the screen shown in the screenshot below.

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The next part you want to do is edit the numbers under columns 01, 02, 09 and 0A as show in the screenshot below.

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Alright so for 01 and 02 it will be your width for example 640x480, 640 is your width.  Under 09 and 0A your going to want to changed your height for example 640x480, 480 is the height.  Use the screenshot below for reference.  Screenshot was taken from WSGF Hex Values but was edited to easily understand this tutorial.

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So if you want to use 1920x1080 the hex value should be (1980) 80 07 and (1080) 38 04.  So it should look like the screenshot below.  If you want to use this resolution just click file in the upper left and save.

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Now of course I mentioned earlier you could use higher resolutions so the highest this monitor can handle is 3200x1800 so again in the same column 0028cd30 under 01, 02, 09 and 0A were going to replace the number with the following as seen in the screenshot below. When complete click file and save.

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Okay so now that you have saved you can now play your game using the resolution you have put into the Hex Editor.  The first thing your going to want to do is select the graphics options and change the resolution.  Now for an example I used the 3200x1800 resolution in the hex editor and in the game I can now select 3200x1800 to use as my default res as seen in the screenshot below.

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Okay so that is all for this tutorial most of you by now will probably have a screen that supports 1980x1080 screen.  If you don't look back at the hex values screenshot and look for the best resolution that is supported by your screen.  Please keep coming back for some more tweaks and fixes for your favorite games.  If you'd like to find hi-res fixes for other games that may have not appeared on this page visit http://www.wsgf.org/.

Now I'll leave some screenshots for you guys to enjoy in 3200x1800 res.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Street Racing Syndicate (Widescreen Support Fix, PC)

Street Racing Syndicate is a classic arcade racer developed by Eutechnyx and published by KISS ltd, Funbox Media Ltd for Steam.  The game was also published by Namco for physical release.

For the longest time I tried to figure out how to add widescreen support and it was a no go.  But last night I spent countless hours figuring out how to do it.  Mind you even though it adds widescreen support its upscaled which means its playing at a res of 1600x1800 stretched in a 1680x1050 resolution.  A lot of people hate upscaling but without any total support for widescreen its not totally bad thing and it at least looks better then in its original resolution.

Also before doing this please make sure the in game resolution of 1600x1200 is selected.

So what you need in order for this to work is a program called GeDoSaTo.  Essentially the software is used for something called downsampling which allows for games to be played at a higher resolution then what your screen supports.  But it can also be used for reasons like this.  So first your going to want to download GeDoSaTo from the following link:


Your obviously going to need the game as well so I have this for Steam but if you have a physical version this may also work with that as well.  You can get it for Steam at the following link.


Alright so the first thing your going to want to do is obviously install Street Racing Syndicate and of course GeDoSaTo.

After that is all done go to GeDoSaTo and open it and it should look like this:

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After you have done that your going to want to click on Whitelist.  What this does is allow the software to work with the game.  So what your going to want to do is to type the text you see highlight in purple in the screenshot below. I believe this will only work if the list is in alphabetical order but you can try without it if you want.

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One you have done the step above click save and close that window.  The next step your going to want to edit settings.  So click the Edit Settings at the main GeDoSaTo Window.

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Alright a new window should open and it should look like this

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The next thing your going to want to do is press the + sign at the bottom.  A new window should open your going to want to type here SRS and make sure its exactly like that cause it reads from the Whitelist menu and will directly set the settings for game.  One you have typed in SRS click create and a new window should open and it should look like this.

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Next what your going to want to do is copy the following text in the window.


renderResolution 1600x1200@60

maintainAspectRatio false

presentInterval 1

scalingType lanczos

forceFullscreenMode true

forceAnisoLevel N=16

aaQuality 4

aaType smaa

ssaoType MSSAO

ssaoStrength 3

ssaoScale 2

ssaoBlurType gaussian

enableDoF true

dofType bokeh

enablePostprocessing true

postProcessingType durante

enableBloom true

After you copy and pasted the text in the settings editor it should look exactly like you see in the picture below.

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Now were not exactly finished here some people may have problems running the game with the following settings. So there is a few lines you might want to edit or remove.  The current settings is what will look best and they work well with my shotty old Geforce 480 GTX.  With that being said it probably will work with older cards as well but here is what you want to edit if the game isn't running well for you.

scalingType bilinear (instead of lanczos)

Removing the following graphical features will also help seen in the picture below.

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Alright so were almost complete but one more thing right now the game is set to load with your current desktop resolution automatically.  If you'd like to set it to a resolution higher for whatever reason you can use the following text.  Remember that you do not need the following unless you are perhaps using a resolution that is not supported by your monitor.
presentWidth 0 (example 1920)
presentHeight 0 (example 1080)
presentHz 60 (example 59 or 60)

Alright so now that this is complete how about some before and after screenshots.

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(1600x1200 4:3 games highest resolution)

(1920x1080 16:9 our custom resolution)

Alright so there you have it the game now supports widescreen.  So remember that this isn't true widescreen this is upscaled which means the game is stretched to the resolution of your desktop.  A lot of people would say upscaling sucks but a lot of people would prefer playing games without borders and now you can.