Thursday, August 23, 2012

Dark Souls PC Internal Resolution Fix

Apparently a guy named Durante on Neogaf was able to implement a resolution fix for Dark Souls.  This is fantastic news as being locked down to a 1024x720 resolution was one of the main reasons why PC gamers were so angry about such a low quality port (locked framerate at 30 and GFWL were other reasons).

You can find that fix at this Neogaf thread below.

Here are a few screenshots from the discussion thread.

Updated with a video that I recorded below.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Possible Team Fortress 2 Black Screen on Startup Fix

So maybe about a week I was frustrated with Team Fortress 2 as it crashed every time I started the game.  I only wanted to play the Man Vs Machine mode which was introduced a few days ago.  So I did what most people on the forums would tell you to do and re-install the game or verify your cache files.  But those weren't working.   People also suggested to re-install graphics drivers but that also worked to no avail.   The solution to my problem was so weird that i didn't even think of it as a possible solution.   So what worked?

Turn off Fraps.

I thought it was weird too that TF2 would react harshly with Fraps running but this was the fix, that let me play the game for the first time in a long time.  So if you are having problems getting TF2 to run than maybe this is what is happening to you as well.   Version 3.5.6 was the version of Fraps I was running when i encountered this problem.

Monday, August 13, 2012

DARKSIDERS Ending (Enhanced)

So I wanted to work on some more video editing techniques and with Darksiders 2 on the horizon I figured I would use the first Darksiders ending as a testbed.  Usually I work on most effects within After Effects but this time I started to mess around with Photoshop's video editing to use some of the plugin/fliters available there.   So within photoshop I used a few smoothing filters and the initial render wasn't terrible but I decided to run that render within After Effects and work with a toon filter to improve the shadowing and add a drawn look to the video which came out pretty well and you can see the results below.  Still a few things I would like to improve upon but I'll save it for the next project.