Okay, I guess I have found the source of our "problem".
The XWA release of GOG has indeed been locked to a resolution at 800 x 600. HOW TO UNLOCK THE RESOLUTION:
Get XWA Hacker
, read the readme, drop the XWA Hacker files into the game's root folder, run the noforce800mode.bat
. You should now be able to use any of the preset resolutions from the options menu. HOW TO ADD WIDESCREEN RESOLUTIONS:
Run the changeres.bat
, select the resolution select one of the preset resolutions and enter your desired vertical and horizontal resolution data. Your new resolution will replace the preset resolution you have just selected, be sure to select that one in the options menu. Keep in mind that the text in the menu won't reflect the changes you have made (e.g. if you have edited 800x600 to 1920x1080 it will still say 800x600 in the options).
ABOUT THE CUSTOM RENDERER:
Also provided is a new renderer
by JeremyaFr to fix several problems. This new renderer is being discussed in the forums of the XWA Upgrade project.
in the XWA root folder allows you to change some settings such as Antialiasing and Anisotropic Filtering (which are enabled by default). If you remove the files of the renderer from the XWA root folder (ddraw.cfg
) you can use original rendering method. Try this at your own risk.
If you keep using renderer you should update to the latest version since it fixes the messed up briefings: http://www.xwaupgrade.com/phpBB3008/viewtopic.php?p=147818#p147818
The GOG installer should be updated to include this small but important fix. EDIT: The installer has been updated! EDIT 2:
Removed the part about removing the renderer to fix the resolution lock, these issues are indeed not related to each other. Sorry guys! EDIT 3:
Added information about how to unlock the resolutions.
Everytime I try to do ANYTHING to Xwingalliance.exe either with XWA hacker or BE Hexeditor it will not launch. Please help