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Heya,

Interested in playing sacred gold once again, playing sacred 2 at the moment still I prefer sacred 1, had more magic about it. Sacred 2 is too colorful for my taste.

Thanks in advance,

Sew

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God I wish there was. Every few months I return to Sacred 1, and I always do some online searches first to see if anyone made a widescreen/resolution mod for it. But I don't think it's possible, as most posts I've read say it's got a hard-coded resolution that can't be changed by a mod.

 

I agree about the fantasy charm of Sacred 1 over part 2, but FYI, there is a texture mod for Sacred 2 that makes it less colorful: Wardust's Serious Textures.

 

I deleted your duplicate topic that you made.

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Heya,

Interested in playing sacred gold once again, playing sacred 2 at the moment still I prefer sacred 1, had more magic about it. Sacred 2 is too colorful for my taste.

Thanks in advance,

Sew

Welcome to DarkMatters Sew!

I was actually going through some old school videos on youtube of game play from Sacred... you and Flix hit it for me by mentionning it's very classical "fantasy" feel...

its too bad the game cant go widescreen...that would surely end up with a current reboot^^

 

:)

 

gogo

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God I wish there was. Every few months I return to Sacred 1, and I always do some online searches first to see if anyone made a widescreen/resolution mod for it. But I don't think it's possible, as most posts I've read say it's got a hard-coded resolution that can't be changed by a mod.

 

I agree about the fantasy charm of Sacred 1 over part 2, but FYI, there is a texture mod for Sacred 2 that makes it less colorful: Wardust's Serious Textures.

 

I deleted your duplicate topic that you made.

Thanks for deleting the other post. I didn't want to spam just wanted to get quick reply. Sorry about that. Would have deleted it as soon as I would any answer.

Good to know. I will check this patch.

Thanks god there is something like that. I had to use sweet fx to decrease the colors intensity.

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Heya,

Interested in playing sacred gold once again, playing sacred 2 at the moment still I prefer sacred 1, had more magic about it. Sacred 2 is too colorful for my taste.

Thanks in advance,

Sew

Welcome to DarkMatters Sew!

I was actually going through some old school videos on youtube of game play from Sacred... you and Flix hit it for me by mentionning it's very classical "fantasy" feel...

its too bad the game cant go widescreen...that would surely end up with a current reboot^^

 

:)

 

gogo

Thanks for the warm welcome.

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Hello,
there is a way. I'm not the author of the utility, nor the original poster, so I'll mention their names. Anyways, some guy posted this on the Steam forums, so I'll just repost the info here.

MisterMan 25 Jun @ 12:31am
Sacred sort of full HD possible
Hi after a lot of googling and configuring I finally found something that worked.
http://dege.freeweb.hu/dgVoodoo2.html

1. Unzip it
2. Copy the .dll files from dgVoodoo2_52\MS into your Sacred folder
3. Run the dgVoodooSetup and set the desired resolution in the direct X tab

It is only sort of full hd because only the 3d models are affected


Some images from user Tiago Rocha:
Max zoom in at 1920x1080: http://img283.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=978520920_001_122_510lo.jpg
Max zoom in at 1920x1080 with forced 4xAA: http://img153.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=978523828_002_122_566lo.jpg
Zoomed out with 4xAA: http://img146.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=978351452_20160627020059_1_122_349lo.jpg
His settings: http://I.imgur.com/EksALe0.png

I'm using a 5 yr old laptop with even older LCD with 1680x1050 native resolution, but this also works for me. Some of my screenshots at 8xAA:
http://imgur.com/a/WR6zK

PS: well, either I sux with this, or it won't let me post links in my first post. whatever :)

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Hello,

there is a way. I'm not the author of the utility, nor the original poster, so I'll mention their names. Anyways, some guy posted this on the Steam forums, so I'll just repost the info here.

MisterMan 25 Jun @ 12:31am

Sacred sort of full HD possible

Hi after a lot of googling and configuring I finally found something that worked.

http://dege.freeweb.hu/dgVoodoo2.html

 

1. Unzip it

2. Copy the .dll files from dgVoodoo2_52\MS into your Sacred folder

3. Run the dgVoodooSetup and set the desired resolution in the direct X tab

 

It is only sort of full hd because only the 3d models are affected

 

Some images from user Tiago Rocha:

Max zoom in at 1920x1080: http://img283.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=978520920_001_122_510lo.jpg

Max zoom in at 1920x1080 with forced 4xAA: http://img153.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=978523828_002_122_566lo.jpg

Zoomed out with 4xAA: http://img146.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=978351452_20160627020059_1_122_349lo.jpg

His settings: http://I.imgur.com/EksALe0.png

 

I'm using a 5 yr old laptop with even older LCD with 1680x1050 native resolution, but this also works for me. Some of my screenshots at 8xAA:

http://imgur.com/a/WR6zK

 

PS: well, either I sux with this, or it won't let me post links in my first post. whatever :)

HI Psojed! The non linking is only for the first few posts, kind of like anti bot defense :P I activated the links in your post :bounce:

Thanks for that detailed first post, and welcome to Darkmatters!

 

:)

 

gogo

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Interesting. Though, in all the screenshots the resolution looks stretched horizontally, as if the proportions weren't preserved. Not true widescreen.

 

I can definitely see an improvement in the 3D models, though it's really the 2D art (ground textures especially) and the interface that suffers from low resolution and needs improving. Still, I'll give it a shot. Thanks for sharing this info Psojed and welcome to DarkMatters!

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Yes, the proportions were not preserved. I guess since everything in the game was made for 4:3 resolution, you would either need to have black bars on the sides in widescreen, or use some 4:3 resolution like 1600x1200. Luckily, my monitor has a nice feature called "4:3 in Wide", which does exactly that. I push a button and the stretched widescreen changes to 4:3 with black bars and it looks as it should look like. I can't capture it on a screenshot, but I could make a photo :)

And I guess the 2D textures would need some upscaling.

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Actually ive been having some really good results with this in 1080p. Especially in the latest beta.

Sadly though once I got my resistance glow It all went a bit buggy. Saying that its coming along and its a nice wrapper. Soon.

If anyone knows a workaround please give me a shout.

 

http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/447367629494054900/E386EC0530EBFAB4161D618D1DDE38A2B8D1C427/

 

I need to dial the aa back 8x is to much.

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I'm back for more!

 

So I started fiddling with Sacred once more. And after some testing, I was able to beat the game's stubborn windowed mode and got a nice standard Window going, which can be resized, moved and functions like any other standard Window. Also, I finally can alt-tab out of the game and it doesn't stop working!

So to do this, I actually had to leave the game set into Fullscreen mode (Via config.exe), then I used dgVoodoo2 to force the game into a window, and it actually works.

 

DgVoodoo has an option to set the resolution to biggest possible window while keeping the aspect ratio 4:3. Due to my screen resolution I made some quick screenshots at 1280x960, but feel free to test it out at your desktop resolutions. Also, the new version comes with an option to force different types of texture filtering, but I have yet to see any difference: https://imgur.com/a/V0aIT

PS: guess the anti-bot defense is still against me :D

Edited by Psojed
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