HowTo: Freespace 2 in 1024x768
  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Cego
    Posts: 579 from 2006/5/28
    From: Germany
    As you have already noticed the Powerbook G4 can only display its native resolution of 1440x960.

    So games running at a much lower resolution would end up appearing as a small box on the screen.
    Now i found a way to play Freespace 2 in a higher resolution of 1024x768.

    1. Download unshield from aminet and copy it to c:

    http://aminet.net/util/arc/unshield05-mos.lha

    2. Put your Freespace 2 CD1 into your cd drive.

    3. Open up a shell and cd to the desired destination drawer and type in

    Code:
    unshield -j -g "High Res Files" x /Freespace2_1/DATA1.CAB


    4. Now you will have to copy the file "sparky_hi_fs2.vp" to your Freespace2/data directory.

    5. At last you will have to edit freespace2.ini file in the main directory and replace videocard=OpenGL (640x480) with videocard=OpenGL (1024x768)

    Now Freespace2 should start at a higher resolution. Have Fun!

    [ Edited by Cego 12.08.2013 - 14:09 ]
    Powerbook G4@1,67GHz, 2GB DDR2 Ram, Radeon 9700, 60GB SSD, MorphOS 3.7
    PowerMac Dual G5 @2.3GHz, 4GB DDR Ram, Radeon 9600XT, 2x250GB HD, MorphOS 3.7, MacOS X Leopard 10.5.8
  • »12.08.13 - 13:36
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Cego
    Posts: 579 from 2006/5/28
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    [ Edited by Cego 12.08.2013 - 13:43 ]
    Powerbook G4@1,67GHz, 2GB DDR2 Ram, Radeon 9700, 60GB SSD, MorphOS 3.7
    PowerMac Dual G5 @2.3GHz, 4GB DDR Ram, Radeon 9600XT, 2x250GB HD, MorphOS 3.7, MacOS X Leopard 10.5.8
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 9731 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > 4. Now you will have to copy the file "sparky_hi_fs2.vp" to your Freespace2/data directory.
    > 5. At last you will have to edit freespace2.ini file in the main directory and replace
    > videocard=OpenGL (640x480) with videocard=OpenGL (1024x768)

    Just for the record, this part has also been covered 7 years ago by the news item and comments to be found there:

    https://morph.zone/modules/news/article_storyid_1107.html
  • »12.08.13 - 14:15
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Cego
    Posts: 579 from 2006/5/28
    From: Germany
    yeah, but the point here is the actual description of how to do that :)

    that news item gave me the idea to figure that out and make this how to.
    Powerbook G4@1,67GHz, 2GB DDR2 Ram, Radeon 9700, 60GB SSD, MorphOS 3.7
    PowerMac Dual G5 @2.3GHz, 4GB DDR Ram, Radeon 9600XT, 2x250GB HD, MorphOS 3.7, MacOS X Leopard 10.5.8
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 9731 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > the point here is the actual description of how to do that :) that news
    > item gave me the idea to figure that out and make this how to.

    In one of the comments, kiero said he would upload a script that was able to extract the high resolution data. I guess this never happened then.
  • »12.08.13 - 14:42
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Cego
    Posts: 579 from 2006/5/28
    From: Germany
    yeah, i couldnt find that script anywhere, so i had to do it on my own and share it with the community. i think a few people, who'd also love to play freespace 2 on their PB G4 might benefit from it.
    Powerbook G4@1,67GHz, 2GB DDR2 Ram, Radeon 9700, 60GB SSD, MorphOS 3.7
    PowerMac Dual G5 @2.3GHz, 4GB DDR Ram, Radeon 9600XT, 2x250GB HD, MorphOS 3.7, MacOS X Leopard 10.5.8
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    asrael22
    Posts: 344 from 2014/6/11
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    Just a heads up, as it's already 5 years old.
    It still works.



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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    Korni
    Posts: 358 from 2006/2/23
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    Now you can set a custom resolution on a powerbook too.
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