Final Fantasy XIII is locked at 720p on PC - but Dark Souls modder Durante is working on it | PCGamesN

Final Fantasy XIII is locked at 720p on PC - but Dark Souls modder Durante is working on it

Final Fantasy XIII at Durante-enabled high res.

If you can judge a PC port by its graphics menu, Final Fantasy XIII hasn’t got off to a good start. Its game settings page looks like it was designed in the same year as the PlayStation 1 memory card menu, and offers about as much in the way of visual options.

Early reports on Steam suggest that the JRPG’s resolution is capped at 720p, with no means to change it - either in the game or in its launcher. Thankfully, Dark Souls tinkerer Durante is on the job.

Durante is the man behind Dark Souls’ terribly popular DSFix tool. Evidently drawn by smell of saddened PC gamers, he tentatively entered the discussion about Final Fantasy XIII’s resolution early yesterday morning.

“The effort required to do something like this varies massively with how the game was written,” he told NeoGaffers as he pondered a possible fix.

“I really can't say if this would be a two-days-fix or a two-years-fix (and thus, in practice, no fix at all) or anything in between until I get at least two hours to look at what it does,” he wrote. “And yes, I like using the number two if I need an arbitrary quantity.”

Durante left the game’s files to unpack and took a shower. Four and a half hours later, a pre-alpha fix emerged.

The new resolution plug-in suffers from a few teething issues: namely scaling problems that can leave the output “less sharp than it should be”, crashes when taking screenshots with GeDoSaTo, and a resolution limit of 3840x2160.

But it works. You can buy Final Fantasy XIII on Steam for £10.99, if you were particularly hot on the cinematics in Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Were you?

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Chaz Avatar
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3 Years ago

Why hasn't someone hired this guy yet?

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Jezcentral Avatar
536
3 Years ago

Affordability, I should think.

He probably earns far too much doing his day job.

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Chaz Avatar
159
3 Years ago

He's worth giving a blank cheque to in my opinion. Think of all the free marketing you'd get if you just said "yeah we hired Durante to take care of our PC port, now who wants to touch me?"

And I'd touch you, oh god would I touch you...

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Oktober Storm Avatar
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3 Years ago

Durante is a goddamn people's hero!

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Belimawr Avatar
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3 Years ago

if this is running at 720p they must have ported the 360 version to save time, it seems quite odd they would lock it to 720 when it had 1080p support on the PS3.

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nu1mlock Avatar
770
3 Years ago

I would assume that it is because the Xbox 360 use DirectX and that would make it easier to port it over to PC. That's no excuse for not putting any effort into the port though.

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nimrod123 Avatar
15
3 Years ago

a 15 USD port kinda is a reason.

if it was 60USD then i can see losing your shit.

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nu1mlock Avatar
770
3 Years ago

Well, the port is still bad (not saying the game is, just the port itself) and it has been out for 5 years. If it wouldn't had been $15, there would have been something extremely wrong with them.

Now it's at a fair price due to being released 5 years ago, but still a bad port.

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