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Hello, I'm trying to install the widescreen patch for 1260 x 768, but when I click on Pharaoh, it tells me that the file smackw32.dll is missing from my computer.

I'm not very savvy with editing files, so any help would be nice.
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CapitalT93: Hello, I'm trying to install the widescreen patch for 1260 x 768, but when I click on Pharaoh, it tells me that the file smackw32.dll is missing from my computer.

I'm not very savvy with editing files, so any help would be nice.
You've probably not moved the modified EXE to the location where the game has been installed, so it's trying to load something that doesn't exist.

If this isn't the case, reply back.
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CapitalT93: Hello, I'm trying to install the widescreen patch for 1260 x 768, but when I click on Pharaoh, it tells me that the file smackw32.dll is missing from my computer.

I'm not very savvy with editing files, so any help would be nice.
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Shukaku: You've probably not moved the modified EXE to the location where the game has been installed, so it's trying to load something that doesn't exist.

If this isn't the case, reply back.
I think I figured it out. I didn't extract it to the correct game files. I have two locations for GOG games, which is what messed me up.
I just wanted to come back in and say I am not sure if there was a patch or maybe its a user/system problem, but all my animations seem to be working (guy with bow practicing outside hunting lodge, shopkeeper waiving arms around outside of bazaar etc.) in 1080p on the official GOG upload from their site. Everything seems to work great only problem is the not so bad black box under map. You must select the 1024x768 resolution in game! Simply copy and paste your desired resolution from the CLEOPATRA.7z WSGF NOT REGULAR PHARAOH!
Post edited April 21, 2015 by filthimoney
Old thread, but I just want to draw people's attention to an updated version of the Pharaoh widescreen hack (the 1080p version works far better with no glitchy graphics): http://www.wsgf.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=14149&p=165662#p165662

It has a better method of selecting the right resolution, and also boat animations no longer push out from the side when they touch the edge (like in jackfuste's version), so anyone who wants the widescreen hack should use the version I've linked instead. :)
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Shukaku: Old thread, but I just want to draw people's attention to an updated version of the Pharaoh widescreen hack (the 1080p version works far better with no glitchy graphics): http://www.wsgf.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=14149&p=165662#p165662

It has a better method of selecting the right resolution, and also boat animations no longer push out from the side when they touch the edge (like in jackfuste's version), so anyone who wants the widescreen hack should use the version I've linked instead. :)
And there's even another version for people who have the french version, or the GOG version with the french translation patch installed (that you may find here) :D
Post edited August 17, 2016 by Splatsch
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Shukaku: Old thread, but I just want to draw people's attention to an updated version of the Pharaoh widescreen hack (the 1080p version works far better with no glitchy graphics): http://www.wsgf.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=14149&p=165662#p165662

It has a better method of selecting the right resolution, and also boat animations no longer push out from the side when they touch the edge (like in jackfuste's version), so anyone who wants the widescreen hack should use the version I've linked instead. :)
Thanks for the info!! I just tried this in 2017 and it is working great so far.
One tip: It seems like the utility did not really write a file unless I ran it as administrator. After I did that, all was well.

Has an even better solution cropped up since?
Does anyone have the original modded Pharaoh.exe file uploaded by crudelios? His (www.wsgf.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=14149&start=320) link no longer works (The dropbox file can no longer be found). Any help would be greatly appreciated!
I've downloaded the cleopatra.7z and the cleopatra.2.1.7z files, and when I extract them with 7Zip, I get a message from the unpacker that there was an error and I might need to check disk space or passwords.

Then I find a file in my install directory called cleopatra. The only thing in it is a folder called "1920_1440" that contains a pharaoh.exe. I'm presuming that the name of the folder is a resolution, and that the pharaoh.exe file is modified to that resolution.

I don't see any other resolutions or folders.

I was trying for the 1600x900 resolution.

This may all be jumping the gun, because the game keeps freezing even before I've applied a widescreen mod.
Well, I found a Pharaoh Resizer file here: http://www.wsgf.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=14149&start=330

It looks like it lets me save a 1600x900 modification to pharaoh.exe, but when I click on it, the screen goes black, then the black portion of the screen steps down in two steps until it disappears altogether and the icon is removed from my task bar -- so I'm guessing it's crashing.

It's the same thing HOMM3 did until I found an HD launcher for it.
Post edited April 03, 2017 by tcwill00
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Jayded: This isn't working for me, when I change the exe to 1920x1080 exe, the game runs & looks great but the tools panel is all screwed up & unclickable. Any ideas?
Same here. Also, other (lower resolution) .exe files does not work at all, the game is either crushing or shows a black screen.
Post edited June 17, 2017 by mixoff
I've installed the game on Mac using wineskin, then applied the patched widescreen exe (1440x900, I'm on 15" mid-2015 retina). The game runs and the resolution is set properly but I observe annoying visual artefacts when scrolling the screen (flickering and twitching). Does anybody have some clues how to fix that?
I'm trying to download the latest version of the Pharaoh Resizer from crudelios but i all the links are dead. Does anyone have link for the latest version that works? Please?

Thank you in advance.
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Ferrolho: I'm trying to download the latest version of the Pharaoh Resizer from crudelios but i all the links are dead. Does anyone have link for the latest version that works? Please?

Thank you in advance.
It can be found on Mod DB:
http://www.moddb.com/mods/pharaoh-resizer-full-hd-enfr/downloads/pharaoh-resizer-custom-resolution
Post edited September 05, 2017 by Shukaku
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Ferrolho: I'm trying to download the latest version of the Pharaoh Resizer from crudelios but i all the links are dead. Does anyone have link for the latest version that works? Please?

Thank you in advance.
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Shukaku: It can be found on Mod DB:
http://www.moddb.com/mods/pharaoh-resizer-full-hd-enfr/downloads/pharaoh-resizer-custom-resolution
Thank you very much for helping. Downloading it right away.