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Old 01-03-2019, 01:37 PM
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Lossless Scaling software

https://store.steampowered.com/app/993090/

i read about this on reddit today, immediately though about the DF games and their resolution limitations and wondered this this is some kind of solution.

the app is only a few dollars so thought i would give it a shot.

i don't have all the df games installed but gave it a go with df2 - 640*480 scaled by 3 in the app to give 1920*1440, it functions, but i'm kind of looking for someone's opinion who plays df a lot. i mean i have a super wide monitor so i'm not sure i have this right because you are supposed to go for full screen, but im stretching the image, although it feels much better because the mouse sensitivity matches your desktop somewhat.

i'm super intrigued by this but i don't have the right games installed at the moment, i dont even know what res BHD goes upto, but this could be cool stuff for anyone that plays Nova games on a regular basis


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for info this software basically stretches out your game display by a factor of 2 or 3 or 4 for example, in theory you might do this normally by reducing your resolution and playing full screen, but the driver makes this fuzzy. this soft makes it sharp by using 4x as many pixels if you use half your screen res (or the game is old and resolution limited) buit the image is sharp, not fuzzy, nvidea and amd are able to implement this into drivers but never have from what i understand. apart from making old games properly sharp and full screen, it would allow you for example to run a new game at a low resolution on an old PC, with a sharp picture.
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Old 01-03-2019, 04:51 PM
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TY Steve, i might give it a go. As said for $5 it is worth a try

Oh and BHD max is 1280x1024
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:22 PM
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Read about this on reddit as well, I bought it to give it a try next time I play some DF . Ill let you know if I see any difference.
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:38 AM
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I tried this with DF1 the other weekend and tbh, while I didn't really know what I was doing it didn't seem to do much . Maybe I had something wrong?
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:29 AM
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i'm kinda thinking it should give a better experience which games that dont support the higher resolutions of today's screens. like for df2, if i make it full screen then the mouse sensitivity is crazy, but at least this app can make it full screen by making it double the res. maybe df1 and 2 are just different because of the voxels, and the gam,e doesn;t look any 'better', like what it is helping other games to do... rather than blurring the image while stretching, the image remains clean as it uses 4x the pixels exactly if you double the res.

do you play df1 windowed or full screen, and what res is screen?

I'll have a closer look when i get a chance

thanks for looking guys
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Old 01-12-2019, 01:33 PM
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I play it full screen usually in 640x480 or 800x600
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