High Resolution Might and Magic 6 7 8 with dgVoodoo 2

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Re: High Resolution Might and Magic 6 7 8 with dgVoodoo 2

Postby GrayFace » Aug 18 2018, 2:23

Installing dgVoodoo on my 2.1 patch only slows the game down, unless you disable native HD mode of my patch.
Of course black bars are there, it's a 640*480 game, it would be stretched otherwise.
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Re: High Resolution Might and Magic 6 7 8 with dgVoodoo 2

Postby Cravez » Sep 5 2018, 9:13

Sorry only saw your reply now. On tomchen1989's OP on this he has screenshots of this running in 1440x1080 with no black bars in the screenshots? I'm trying to get the same thing.

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Re: High Resolution Might and Magic 6 7 8 with dgVoodoo 2

Postby GrayFace » Sep 6 2018, 0:28

1440x1080 should be without black bars and 1920x1080 with them. If that's not the case, please attach a screenshot.
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Re: High Resolution Might and Magic 6 7 8 with dgVoodoo 2

Postby Cravez » Sep 6 2018, 8:37

Yup I did in my first post, attached again:
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Re: High Resolution Might and Magic 6 7 8 with dgVoodoo 2

Postby GrayFace » Sep 9 2018, 2:26

I'm talking about a screenshot of black bars in my patch on a 4:3 resolution. Or do you want the patch to change resolution for some reason?
I'll add non-proportional stretching, as it would indeed be useful for 5:4 monitors, because they're too close to 4:3.
Also, if you want to use dgVoodoo, you can add "SupportTrueColor=0" to patch ini.
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Re: High Resolution Might and Magic 6 7 8 with dgVoodoo 2

Postby Cravez » Sep 10 2018, 21:07

I've tried running the game in native 720x480 but it still had black bars, albeit smaller. When I ran the game natively in 800x600, the black bars were gone but there was no high defintion quality.

Where can I find the patch ini to add "SupportTrueColor=0"? I don't see one tied to your MM8 patch I downloaded.

I don't know if I'm doing a particular step wrong, I followed all the steps here - https://www.celestialheavens.com/forum/10/16657, and then followed the steps on the first page of this thread for dgVoodoo2.

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Re: High Resolution Might and Magic 6 7 8 with dgVoodoo 2

Postby blacktrance » Oct 6 2018, 18:59

This used to work for me, but after not playing for a while, I came back to the game (the 6 + 7 + 8 merged version, if it matters) and the game's internal resolution is stuck at the default and doesn't change. DgVoodoo is clearly having some effect - when I change the resolution, the size of the mouse cursor changes, and the black bars on the sides appear or disappear (depending on what I have it set to). But the actual game looks the same. Is it possible that a Windows update messed things up?

Edit: Never mind, it magically started working! I set the resolution to the maximum available one and it actually changed how the game looked, and then I changed it back to one with black bars (and the normal aspect ratio) and it was still good. Baffling, but at least it works now.
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Re: High Resolution Might and Magic 6 7 8 with dgVoodoo 2

Postby J8tattoo » Feb 19 2019, 2:44

Happy to report it does work with Might and Magic 9 - Writ of Fate (GOG).
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Re: High Resolution Might and Magic 6 7 8 with dgVoodoo 2

Postby EstelRandir » Mar 1 2019, 4:51

How are you getting MM9 to run with dgVoodoo2? I added the directory, then ran mm9.exe and dgVoodoo2 does not appear in the video / display driver options in game. I am using the original version.
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Re: High Resolution Might and Magic 6 7 8 with dgVoodoo 2

Postby Cravez » Mar 11 2019, 23:19

Coming back to this as I originally gave up but gave the instructions another go again and don't really mind at this stage about the black bars. However after trying all the instructions when I run the game (MM678 merge btw) in full screen the game seems very low resolution, laggy and the music skips a lot. If I press F4 to go windowed it looks great, no lag, no music skipping etc.... but the window is extremely small.

Screenshot here - https://i.imgur.com/PwLWtWQ.jpg

can anyone advise?

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Re: High Resolution Might and Magic 6 7 8 with dgVoodoo 2

Postby J8tattoo » Mar 12 2019, 7:41

EstelRandir wrote:How are you getting MM9 to run with dgVoodoo2? I added the directory, then ran mm9.exe and dgVoodoo2 does not appear in the video / display driver options in game. I am using the original version.


Quite late sorry :( Hope these help
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Re: High Resolution Might and Magic 6 7 8 with dgVoodoo 2

Postby Cravez » Mar 21 2019, 10:27

Cravez wrote:Coming back to this as I originally gave up but gave the instructions another go again and don't really mind at this stage about the black bars. However after trying all the instructions when I run the game (MM678 merge btw) in full screen the game seems very low resolution, laggy and the music skips a lot. If I press F4 to go windowed it looks great, no lag, no music skipping etc.... but the window is extremely small.

Screenshot here - https://i.imgur.com/PwLWtWQ.jpg

can anyone advise?


Anyone able to help with this one?

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Re: High Resolution Might and Magic 6 7 8 with dgVoodoo 2

Postby Anubis » Mar 21 2019, 10:47

I want to say GrayFace's 2.2 patch did something with the graphics that is similar to what DGVoodoo would have done, making this no longer necessary to improve one's graphics. Not 100% sure about that though, you'd have to ask him and clarify.

Btw, I found out that if you have his 2.2 patch installed and you want DGVoodoo to work, you have to edit the MM6.ini file and add in SupportTrueColor=0

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Re: High Resolution Might and Magic 6 7 8 with dgVoodoo 2

Postby Cravez » Mar 21 2019, 12:11

Anubis wrote:Btw, I found out that if you have his 2.2 patch installed and you want DGVoodoo to work, you have to edit the MM6.ini file and add in SupportTrueColor=0


This screenshot was before I installed the Grayface 2.2 patch but I think you might be onto something with the MM6.ini file, thing is I don't have that file. I followed instructions on the MM6/7/8 merge and I installed GOG version of MM8 so I only have the MM8.ini file?

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Re: High Resolution Might and Magic 6 7 8 with dgVoodoo 2

Postby Anubis » Mar 23 2019, 16:03

Sorry, my mistake. I meant to say MM8.ini and add "SupportTrueColor=0" inside that. I believe you also had to do it for his 2.1 patch as well.

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Re: High Resolution Might and Magic 6 7 8 with dgVoodoo 2

Postby dominatorek1 » Apr 27 2019, 5:23

Can you send me dgvoodoo config with 1920x1080 beacuse its not working.


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