The Postmortem is, of course, primarily a Blood site, but I do not think I'd be wrong to say that amongst our many oddities and horror articles our second most area of coverage is video games. If we regard this statement as true, then it would logically follow that a great part of the Postmortem's affection belongs to old video games in particular.
Paging through my wisdom, I've realised that because I attract computer and game problems like moths to flame, I should probably pass on what information I have. Thus I will be using this thread as an area to dump various solutions to known issues with games or applications, with particular focus on older titles and their potential for widescreen solutions or bypasses.
I encourage those to contribute who can and wish to. Know of an old and sticky bug that you're a whiz at beating? Stick it here. Know of a superior incarnation of a game or widescreen solution for the game? Stick it here. Know of an essential modification to a game? Stick it here. Even a small informational tidbit is fine. Who knows, perhaps you'll assist some poor soul in the future.
Please try to follow this general scheme:
- Name the game (or application) you're offering a tip, mod, or solution for (duh)
- Name the operating system you've achieved success with
- Describe the nature of the issue and its solution
- Try to keep it as simple as possible and stick to layman's terms. Remember that some Posty members and guests are not as much of a nerd as you are
- "lol Dosbawks" is not an appropriate statement. For the purposes of this thread, we'll assume that people are keenly aware that the application exists. If an older title requires select Dosbox settings for a desired outcome or optimal performance, that is an acceptable entry
- Try not to include a modification that distorts an application or title too far beyond its original form. A mod that adds a larger inventory to Diablo II, or an Ella skin to Unreal Tournament III is fine, a mod that makes Painkiller use Super Mario Brothers' textures and implements its gameplay is not
That's all there is to it. Hopefully this thread can contain something of value for the future generations and lost souls. I do not expect much contribution, but I shall use it thoroughly in any case. Let's see if some value can come of this.
Yeah, I fucking stickied it.
This is the seventh time the list function has been used on Posty.