Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth gets widescreen support via a mod | PCGamesN

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth gets widescreen support via a mod

Call of Cthulhu

One of the most jarring things about revisiting old games is having to play the thing in a window within your monitor, black bars making up the space in between. It feels like a waste of space and takes a lot of willpower to get past it, with the image never quite looking right whatever you do. 

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I recently grabbed Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth in a Steam sale for a few quid, having heard good things about the cult classic. However, I just couldn't get past how it looked on my modern monitor.

I might revisit now, though, as someone has created an unofficial fix for this problem, adding full widescreen support to the game, from the in-game action all the way to the UI and menu screens. It won't fix the textures, which look like they've been pulled from some cross-dimensional abyss, but it will make them at least display properly.

The fix comes from ThirteenAG, who has performed similar magic on other games such as Onimusha 3 and Peter Jackson's King Kong. Click that link back there for a look and links to download. 

Here are the full patch notes:

  • Fixed 3D scaling
  • Fixed HUD  scaling
  • Fixed text scaling
  • Fixed inventory  screen
  • Fixed FMVs  scaling

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0V3RKILL Avatar
1 Year ago

I hear this when I see this tittle

WhiteCrow Avatar
1 Year ago

Absolutely loved this game. It's definitely a hidden gem. Thanks for the information, I had no idea someone had modded this.

Silentius Avatar
1 Year ago

The first half of this game was brilliant. It totally captured the Lovecraft vibe of hidden mystery and unseen dread. The chase scene through the Innsmouth hotel was a personal highlight. In the second half, however, it became a generic (and rather buggy) monster hunt. It would be sweet if some ambitious developer were to acquire the rights for a remake/sequel.