Die by the Sword

Die by the Sword is a fantasy action-adventure game featuring an active combat system that gives direct control over the character's weapon arm with the mouse, controller or number pad.

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Support summary
Screen change: 

Widescreen Method: 
  • Hack
Widescreen HUD: 
  • Stretched

Ultra/Super-Wide Method: 
Ultra/Super-Wide HUD: 

Multi-monitor Method: 
Multi-monitor HUD: 

4k UHD Method: 
4k UHD HUD: 

Rendered cut-scenes: 
  • Hor+
FMV cut-scenes: 
  • Stretch
Game information
Game status:
Release Date:
Saturday, 28 February, 1998

Tested Version: 

Play styles: 


Developer feedback: 

Steam ID's: 
Comparison Screenshots
  • 4:3 Screenshot
    4:3 gameplay
  • 16:10 Screenshot
    16:10 gameplay
  • 16:9 Screenshot
    16:9 gameplay
  • Super-Wide (32:9) Screenshot
    Die by the Sword
  • Eyefinity / Surround Screenshot
    Die by the Sword
Solutions & Issues
Baseline (Widescreen) Solution & Issues
  1. Install Die by the Sword - Xtended (requires the Limb from Limb expansion). This adds widescreen support and fixes various issues.
  2. Run xLauncher.exe in the installation folder to choose your resolution and other settings; all normal resolutions are detected automatically.
  3. Launch the game through xLauncher.exe or directly with xwindie.exe (do not use the original WINDIE.EXE).

UI elements and FMV cut-scenes are stretched from 4:3 while gameplay and rendered cut-scenes are Hor+ with the correct aspect ratio.

Ultra/Super-Wide (21:9/32:9) Specific Solution & Issues

Eyefinity / Surround Specific Solution & Issues

4k UHD Specific Solution & Issues

Stereoscopic-3D Solution & Issues

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Submitted by Garrett on 11 May, 2013 - 10:30
Updated by Anonymous on 3 August, 2013 - 09:31