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Hello everyone first time poster here, just found this site by accident, what a fantastic and helpful site! thumps up.

So here goes.
I can't find any entry for an old favorite of mine; Darkstone (stamped as a "diablo clone" back in 1999) from Delphine Software. It's one of those games thats saved even today by its great 3D engine (don't know the name sorry) giving the player full control over camera unlike blizzards masterpieces.

The problem with this old game - as you might have guessed - is firstly the aspect ratio of 4:3 but the resolution in general, the game is stuck with the 640x480 resolution it's born with. The gameplay is not ruined by any means be course of this constraint, but if anyone could spare a few minutes and look into the possibilities of enhancing the game it would be greatly appreciated.

I might be asking the impossible here(not a programmer by any stretch), and if nothing can be done, at least i have put the question out there.

regards --Mow_neo

btw. If you need info or indeed the whole game ISO, visit "darkstone database" (google it) most of the stuff from the community is over there as well.
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What resolution do you need?

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mow_neo
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Any resolution thats fits 16:9 would be great, 1920x1080 if its possible :)
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mow_neo wrote:Any resolution thats fits 16:9 would be great, 1920x1080 if its possible :)

Fix 1920x1080 for Darkstone v.1.0.5B - Darkstone.exe (mirror link)
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Wow that was fast(!)
Initial impressions are fantastic, the game is looking much sharper and better proportioned then before, big thanks!

This does indeed - as you are aware of - come with a few odd behaviors, most noticeably the enormous black area when calling up the inventory screen as show below:

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This gives you 320 pixels worth of screen real estate + the tiny inventory part, it does look funny though :D

Black landmass or not I can certainly adjust, however i might have overstepped my resolution boundaries here, as some text is very small to my eyes at least.
Be course of this, and be course of the short time it took for you to respond with a working 1080p version of the .exe file, I'm no too ashamed to ask if you have a version with 1280x720 resolution also? this seems like a good middle ground for improving quality and maintaining the correct aspect ratio, - without going overboard.

If not, thats also okay.

regards --mow_neo
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I have the same problem and want to know if there is any way to make it work at 1360x768

Thank you very much in advance.
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Diem wrote:I have the same problem and want to know if there is any way to make it work at 1360x768

Thank you very much in advance.

Fix for inventory requires a lot of fixes in the code, it will take a lot of time.
1360x768 - Darkstone.exe (mirror link)
1280x720 - Darkstone.exe (mirror link)
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Perfect is just what I needed, thank you very much!
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Yeah Finally a solution for Darkstone. Thanks jackfuste!

Can you do this for 1280x1024 ?

It would be great - thanks :twothumb:
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Subscribing to Eraser's request for a 1280x1024 version. I don't care about the inventory bug. Thank you :)
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