Deus Ex Widescreen Utility *June 2012: MAJOR NEW RELEASE V2.2*

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  1. WaitingForNehalem

    WaitingForNehalem Platinum Member

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    This is a widescreen utility I wrote for Deus Ex and Deus Ex: Invisible War.
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    Change Log


    2.2.0

    Instructions are clearer

    GUI is more refined

    Assumptions are no longer made in the .ini files

    Auto-"HUD size" detection works again

    Finally fixed a spelling error :D

    2.2.0 BETA

    Works with international versions

    Modifies files in place, no longer replacing them

    Automatically detects resolution

    Keeps all user modifications

    2.0.0

    Adjustable FOV

    Adjustable HUD size for Deus Ex: Invisible War

    Supports Eyefinity/Nvidia Surround

    Supports any aspect ratio

    No longer need to modify directory permissions

    GUI improvements

    Recommends FOV and HUD values based on aspect ratio

    1.2.0.0

    You no longer need to input your aspect ratio

    Your last directory is no longer remembered so files won't be stored in your AppData folder, which makes it more portable

    Icon and GUI have been improved

    1.1.0.0

    Now you only need to locate the root directory

    The last directory opened is now remembered the next time you run the program

    1.0.0.2


    GUI enhancements

    1.0.0.1


    Now when opening a directory or file, the instructions reflect your selection.

    Added a message when opening the user.ini, "The Read Only option must be unchecked for the user.ini of both games".

    Download 2.2.0
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    Game Front: http://www.gamefront.com/files/21901354/Deus_Ex_Widescreen_Utility_2_2_0_zip


     
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  3. thilanliyan

    thilanliyan Diamond Member

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    Cool. Would this work with the Steam version?
     
  4. manimal

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    Nice! will test out when the kids give me 10 seconds to breathe/./
     
  5. WaitingForNehalem

    WaitingForNehalem Platinum Member

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    yep
     
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    Awesome, I bought these but never got the chance to play them, now I will.
     
  7. leeland

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    anyone have a link to the latest patch for this game and any texture updates?
     
  8. WaitingForNehalem

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    Update Released

    1.0.0.1 Changes

    Now when opening a directory or file, the instructions reflect your selection.

    Added a message when opening the user.ini, "The Read Only option must be unchecked for the user.ini of both games".
     
  9. aclim

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    nice! just got em off steam. Thanks
     
  10. WaitingForNehalem

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    Update Released
     
  11. postmortemIA

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    if you give it root directory of installation, .ini file can be located without user input
     
  12. Schadenfroh

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    Good work, would help you test it, but I do not have Deus Ex installed.
     
  13. WaitingForNehalem

    WaitingForNehalem Platinum Member

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    The Invisble War user.ini is located in My Documents, at least for the Steam version. Also, the reason I let the user specify the files instead of having defined file paths in the program is if the user decided to install either game on a flashdrive. I wanted the program to work no matter where the game was installed.
     
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  14. Schadenfroh

    Schadenfroh Elite Member

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    Might be a good idea to check the default install locations automatically when the application starts up and populate the two text boxes if they are found. I did something similar with GNag to find the base directories of the applications.
     
  15. WaitingForNehalem

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    I could add a "Retail", "Steam", and "Custom" option. The "Custom" option would unlock the text boxes. Should I even bother adding a custom option? Where else would somebody have the files? :hmm: Although I already have it there...
     
  16. Schadenfroh

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    No need to add a combo box for that, just brute force it (check all of them (steam, retail, etc.) to see if files exist in those default paths), no performance hit with that small of an operation :)
     
  17. WaitingForNehalem

    WaitingForNehalem Platinum Member

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    There are too many possible locations. Deus Ex GOTY defaulted to C:\ when I was installing it. I think I'll just add a steam radiobutton and if the user has a retail copy, I'll let them specify where it is.
     
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  19. WaitingForNehalem

    WaitingForNehalem Platinum Member

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    Mine does Invisible War as well which requires quite a lengthy process to make it widescreen involving hex editing. I have not seen that program though.
     
  20. Schadenfroh

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    Yeh, IW was a pain when I went through adding WS support to my install when I played through it six months ago, I can vouch that having a program do it for me in one button press is MUCH better than dealing with hex editors.
     
  21. thedosbox

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    People still play Invisible War? :p

    My bad, didn't spot the IW radio button. The kentie.net program is still useful for DX1 as it fixes the speed problem on modern CPU's, and configures settings to maximize IQ.
     
  22. Schadenfroh

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    Hard core users will install the new OpenGL renderer for their maximum IQ benefits;)
     
  23. thedosbox

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    The last time I looked, the OpenGL renderer doesn't ensure 32-bit color is used, nor that detail textures are enabled by default. That can be fixed by hand of course, but it's hardly a "all-in-one" solution.
     
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    YAAAAYYYY!!
    Winsauce.
     
  25. WaitingForNehalem

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    Update Released!
     
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    Final Update Released!