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Solved: 6 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago Forcing resolution on Steam version?

Hey,

I just bought Penumbra Black Plague off of steam. Whenever I start the game up I get an incompatible signal message on my monitor. How can I set the resolution without using the actual options menu in the game?


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06-05-2009, 10:50 PM
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Solved: 6 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago RE: Forcing resolution on Steam version?

Go to main folder of Black Plague (where ever you installed your game).
Open up a file called 'settings' (it's CFG File) by double clicking on it. (If it asks where to open, just use WordPad or something similar!)

Search the following line from the file:
<Screen Width="xxxx" Height="xxxx"

Replace the X's (it's numbers in the file) with the resolution you want and save the file.

Start the game and you should have the resolution you want.

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06-05-2009, 10:58 PM
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Solved: 6 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago RE: Forcing resolution on Steam version?

(06-05-2009, 10:58 PM)Scraper Wrote: Go to main folder of Black Plague (where ever you installed your game).
Open up a file called 'settings' (it's CFG File) by double clicking on it. (If it asks where to open, just use WordPad or something similar!)

Search the following line from the file:
<Screen Width="xxxx" Height="xxxx"

Replace the X's (it's numbers in the file) with the resolution you want and save the file.

Start the game and you should have the resolution you want.

Thanks for the quick reply. I don't have a file called settings.cfg. I do however have a default_settings.cfg. I have edited the screen width and height line in there to several different resolutions. The result is, upon startup, i get a 800x600 screen that has the word load with part of the d cut of in the bottom right corner. This stays until I alt+tab of ctrl+alt+delete, and then I hear typing sounds. If I re-maximize the game I get the incompatible signal message from my monitor again. I also tried adding a -window command to a shortcut and in steam, as well as -h xxx -w xxx where the x's are the resolution. Let me know if you think of anything else.

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06-05-2009, 11:08 PM
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Solved: 6 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago RE: Forcing resolution on Steam version?

Yeah, it's the same file. Smile:

Hmm... Sounds like the game is kinda working, but still something goes wrong.
That was all I can say to this matter, so you'll have to wait for someone else.

But if you wish, you can try you're luck by updating you're game to the latest patch and see if that works...

06-05-2009, 11:27 PM
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Solved: 6 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago RE: Forcing resolution on Steam version?

I just got the game on Steam and have attempted this solution. I think it ignores whatever is in that file because I changed the fullscreen also and it changed nothing in-game, I'm really not sure why it ignores the file but I'm going to continue to experiment with it and hope it works.
06-06-2009, 02:51 AM
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Solved: 6 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago RE: Forcing resolution on Steam version?

The correct way to do this is to go to:

"My Documents/Penumbra/Black Plague" and then open settings.cfg there (for Overture the folder is "My Documents/Penumbra Overture/Episode 1/").

Then do as Scraper said.


(The files Scraper reffered to are the default settings)
06-06-2009, 10:30 AM
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Solved: 6 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks ago RE: Forcing resolution on Steam version?

Bah, I'm always in a wrong path. xD

06-06-2009, 11:07 AM
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