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Hello All,

There are so many helpful gamers around I thought I'd see if anyone can help me with my Arcanum issue.

Two related issues: Aspect ratio & glitching at the games opening menu.

My native resolution is 1920x1080. I've installed Drog's UAP and Hi Res patch. I have tried several different resolutions with said patch, but the game screen never scales. I will play any game regardless of graphics. But playing this only using a 1/3 of the screen is just silly. Here is my caveat!! = Apparently my laptop routes the Nvidia graphics through Intel graphics properties(?) So to Fix Scaling, I have to use the Intel menu. My options with the Nvidia control panel are limited. And with the Intel menu, I have no fix scaling option at 1920x1080.

So when I leave my computer resolution as normal, the game looks fine, just 4:3. When I try different 16:9 resolutions with my graphics properties, matching those I set with the high res patch, the game screen looks like a Jackson Pollock. And I have yet to see the game go WIDE!! Under any circumstance.

Hopefully I'm missing something obvious. I've scoured forums but have not seen anyone mention my specific little problem. I really want to play this tasty game, so I come to you with hat in hand. Thanks for your time.

Spex: Windows 8aaaaate / i7 / geforce 770M / bla bla bla
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wizzyendor123: So when I leave my computer resolution as normal, the game looks fine, just 4:3. When I try different 16:9 resolutions with my graphics properties, matching those I set with the high res patch, the game screen looks like a Jackson Pollock. And I have yet to see the game go WIDE!! Under any circumstance.
No replies after 4 days...

Well, don't give up. I've never seen a problem like you're having, but then I don't suppose too many people have tried to play Arcanum on Windows 8 yet.
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wizzyendor123: So when I leave my computer resolution as normal, the game looks fine, just 4:3. When I try different 16:9 resolutions with my graphics properties, matching those I set with the high res patch, the game screen looks like a Jackson Pollock. And I have yet to see the game go WIDE!! Under any circumstance.
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UniversalWolf: No replies after 4 days...

Well, don't give up. I've never seen a problem like you're having, but then I don't suppose too many people have tried to play Arcanum on Windows 8 yet.
Haha I appreciate your reply good sir. I'm fine for now, the backlog is strong. But I will sweeten the pot. If anyone can help me achieve widescreen, I shall gift them the $5.99 game of their choice!
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wizzyendor123: Haha I appreciate your reply good sir. I'm fine for now, the backlog is strong. But I will sweeten the pot. If anyone can help me achieve widescreen, I shall gift them the $5.99 game of their choice!
No need for bribery! At least for me, heh.

Have you tried asking on the forums over at Terra Arcanum? You might be able to get more info there. There are still a fair number of hard-core Arcanum fans posting regularly.

http://www.terra-arcanum.com/
wizzyendor123, have you done the usual avoid installing in program files/x86 or giving admin rights to the exe?

Also, I don't recall how the widescreen mod worked but if there's an ini file involved try setting it to read-only.

I just noticed you're on Windows 8 so try disable desktop composition and visual themes.