How to set CORRECT widescreen resolution for Fallout 2

Discussion in 'Fallout General Modding' started by Magnus, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. miracle.flame

    miracle.flame First time out of the vault

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    Oct 26, 2013
    Yeah, obviously the difference from original is a dive into "terrible". You gotta love Fallout 2... and its heavy dithreing.
     
  2. Buxbaum666

    Buxbaum666 Heterostructured Nanorod oTO Orderite

    Dec 5, 2003
    There's not more aliasing, the aliased edges stay basically the same, they just stand out a little more because they're not as blurry as the rest.

    Areas with more contrast/hard edges are blurred less, which makes them stand out to me:
    smudge3.gif

    Might just be me, I generally dislike such enhancements and I usually prefer the look the game originally had.
     
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  3. Risewild

    Risewild Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Jun 14, 2014
    Not just you, my eyes are very sensitive to anything blurry and I couldn't even look at the screenshots properly in their full size because it just made my eyes bad.
     
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  4. miracle.flame

    miracle.flame First time out of the vault

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    Oct 26, 2013
    Very well, my intention was to receive better alternative on how to deal with the heavy dithering which is a very obvious and very well known issue of the vanilla graphics. My eyes and not mine only are very sensitive to color contrast as a result of grain or dithering and not real detail. The altered syntax of calculation I've come up with in the shader configuration is the best I've calculated not to smudge the details but rather soften the dithering only, meaning the dithering remains but the color contrast caused by the dithering is much softer and not that heavy. I admit the pictures posted here are by themselves blurry overall as the result of compression and whatnot but the kind of difference between before/after state should give you an idea what kind of difference to expect in game....
    if you bother to test it out, that is.

    But if the heavy dithering of vanilla graphics is something you wish to preserve unchanged there is no reason for discussion over enhancing this intention.
     
  5. Magnus

    Magnus Water Chip? Been There, Done That
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    Dec 6, 2007
    I am vomiting just looking at these screenshots, this is exactly the effect that I was trying to avoid.
    I appreciate the effort you put into it, but I can't play like that.

    See now, THIS is what I'm talking about. Even the addict in the corner agrees with me. Everything is crisp and clear, like God intended.

     
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  6. hexer

    hexer It's PJ! Modder

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    Dec 7, 2013
    I'm sticking with the upscaled 4:3 because I can't stand how the various UI screens are broken-looking when they're not covering the entire screen.
     
  7. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    I'm confused. What exactly looks broken? The only thing I never liked was that leather belt, but the alternate metal looks fine to me. The wide message log window can be reverted in the options, though here I also can't see why someone wouldn't want it.
     
  8. hexer

    hexer It's PJ! Modder

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    Dec 7, 2013
    When I open the Character, Options, Dialog or Pip Boy screens I can't get used to how they're not covering the entire screen anymore.
    It's a personal thing but after playing classic Fallouts for 20 years one way, it's hard to make a switch inside my head now.
     
  9. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    For dialog you can set in the options that everything around it is black. Thus, you'll only see that interface. All other screens fit pretty well, imo. Never noticed anything off.

    Besides, by default an alternative interface graphic is being used for the dialog screen (with borders, to make it look better without the black space). If you don't disable that, even in lower resolutions, you did not play "classic" Fallout for years already. :>
     
  10. hexer

    hexer It's PJ! Modder

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    Dec 7, 2013
    I played it on my 15 inch monitor but now I'm thinking of buying a new one.