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 grabbedCall 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