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Old 03-15-2010, 05:02 PM   #1
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Default New Wide Screen mod: the next definitive SH3 step!

Hi mates,

Almost two 2 days ago i openned a thread here saying as I'm lost in wonder after test a new mod from a older community modder - Seeadler.

Few days ago I find some comments from him in a thread here:
http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/show...=160861&page=3

Then i contact him and asked about the mod, it's stage, etc. He told me that it is yet in beta, that it have some gliches and that he is out of time for now and that he is now interested in others games (including Sh5). After I insist a bit and encourage him that Sh3 deserves a good WS solution he send me a beta copy and i then start to work on some stuff to increment/adjust the mod as it is.

Well, the result could not be better. Seeadler have done a very good work and even that the mod is not finished it's totally playable with infinite possibilities for new and really "major" GUIs (now we have a entire WS space to put things, maps, working TDC, etc). I guess that you get my point...

Below a link with some quickly tease movies that I made one day ago showing the above. Try to see in order and note the possibilities and how it's already absolutelly playable as it is now.

Over the first WS mod attempt (by the way my mod) this one have all the things corrected:

-Works with WIn7 (and also in XP!)
-Works probably for any graphic card (confirmed for Ati and Nvidia)
-Sun halo OK!!!
-All 2d are also not streched! (the first mod at minimum shall need a huge effort here and probably never could be done totally).
-All sub guns/Peri/Uzo/Bino absolutelly corrected (aim/marks/ratio aspect, etc)
- And as a bonus: an entirelly new area for we put what we want on 2d views like Peri, TDC, maps, etc. The limit is just our imagination.

So, GUI modders you have now a new world to explore and make Sh3 much, much better than before. A guy that looked at that movies said me "I just saw what SH6 must be!"

And to finish Seeadler just reafirmed to me few minutes ago that it's yet in development and that this week he will look at the code again to make it yet better!

God bless you Seeadler!

Tease movies link:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/tmlzun...WSmod_tease.7z

Cheers to all this big community! Sh3 for long!

Rubini.

EDITED:
Seeadler just officialy release the WS d3d.dll here:
http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/showthread.php?t=165352

So, the official work on the GUI started too!
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:04 PM   #2
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Good luck and every success mate
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:06 PM   #3
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Pretty sweet. Any chance of uploading the video to the 'tubes though?
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Good luck and every success mate
Thanks ...but please guys: watch the movies!
(is just a 97M file, decompress with 7z)
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:14 PM   #5
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Hey mate! Long time no see! Well, do you mean that OLC/ACM will finally work with WS? Switching DT resolution in order to play unstretched 4:3 res on a 16:10 monitor can become quite a chore after a while!
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Hey mate! Long time no see! Well, do you mean that OLC/ACM will finally work with WS? Switching DT resolution in order to play unstretched 4:3 res on a 16:10 monitor can become quite a chore after a while!
It work with any Sh3 installation, any combination of mods, and even with FM new interiors! Just awesome!

And nice to "see" you too after so long time, no?
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:35 PM   #7
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This is most welcome news.
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:39 PM   #8
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It work with any Sh3 installation, any combination of mods, and even with FM new interiors! Just awesome!

And nice to "see" you too after so long time, no?
That's indeed awesome! But now we need a hi-res UI in different resolutions, right?!
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:40 PM   #9
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Will this WS work for window mode as well, I like to run in window mode cause in full screen the game wont let me go to desktop, Alt tab or Alt-Ctrl-Del wont even work unless i get rid of the hi res mod which i dont.. SH4 i can play in WS in window mode - perfect, SH3 i have to use the 1024x768 window not perfect. I know SH3 window is lock at 1024x768 so i presume it wont work. Worth a try asking anyways. And if it still dont work with this mod well I will just have to harden up and play in full WS.

Will take a look at your vids now.
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:42 PM   #10
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Is it only for wide-screen? So it is not a mod for people with normal ratio monitors?
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:07 PM   #11
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This sounds great! Especially since I have a 32" 1920x1080 monitor I use and would like to take full advantage of it. The impatient side of me begs to ask if you have any ETA on when this lovely mod might be available? Thanks.
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:18 PM   #12
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so what res will the game be run at?? 1024x640? 1680x1050? Just wondering.
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:18 PM   #13
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I just watched the vids. Absolutely breathtaking! I can't wait.

(I hope my resolution is supported - 1280x800)
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:27 PM   #14
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That's indeed awesome! But now we need a hi-res UI in different resolutions, right?!
This is yet under investigation/development by Seeadler. I hope that he achieve to make it really scalable (2d stuff) as it make with resolutions!

In the end if we don't achieve to make it 2d scalable we can work on a minimum WS resolution for the new GUIs (I guess that is 1360x768 - 768 is the magic number here, will make the things a lot more easy) which could be then played with any WS monitor using default resolutions or forcing it using the GC drivers. Will be not practical to make GUIs for each possible WS resolution if this limitation stay.

In time: with this mod you don't need the High resolution anymore. It's use a user given resolution, so will work with any WS monitor. And it yet have the same alt+tab limitation present on highresolution mod but i guess that Seeadler will fix this too.
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Is it only for wide-screen? So it is not a mod for people with normal ratio monitors?
Well, sorry but it obviously is. But...will anyone here yet have 4:3 monitors as the time passes? And i can asure you: after you played Sh3 in WS mod you will never more want to go back to 4:3. It's just like a new game!
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