Can't run Carmageddon at native resolution.

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Can't run Carmageddon at native resolution.

Postby Jez2k » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:52 am

I have nGlide and the GoG version of Carmageddon installed.
I configured nGlide to run at my monitor's native resolution.

When I load Carmageddon via the Hardware shortcut, I get the 3Dfx animation, the game loads and it is indeed better as the game uses the entire screen (well, almost, as my monitor is 5:4 and I have thin bars at the top and bottom during gameplay, but this doesn't matter so much).

Although the picture was an improvement, it still seemed a little blurry, so I pressed PrtSc and pasted it into Paint Shop Pro. It turns out the game was running at 640x480 and not my monitor's native resolution of 1280x1024.

I tried editing the dosboxCARMA3dfx.conf file by changing the "fullresolution" and "output" settings, but nothing seems to make any difference.

What am I missing?

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Re: Can't run Carmageddon at native resolution.

Postby Zeus » Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:12 pm

Did you use nglide_config.exe from \DOSBOX folder?

dosboxCARMA3dfx.conf? Is your game installer the latest (2.0.0.63)?

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Re: Can't run Carmageddon at native resolution.

Postby Jez2k » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:59 pm

I have the latest version.

There is no nglide_config.exe in that folder.

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Re: Can't run Carmageddon at native resolution.

Postby Jez2k » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:16 pm

Oops, I just updated it. Didn't seem that long ago since I downloaded it!

So it works fine now, but I've had to replace the music with silent ogg files because turning the music to 0 has no effect (this seems very common with old games running under Windows 7 for some reason). But this workaround doesn't work on the latest version because it asks for the Carmageddon CD, even though the filenames are the same.

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Re: Can't run Carmageddon at native resolution.

Postby Zeus » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:38 am

Use these. 1 second of silence is enough to bypass a CD-check.
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Re: Can't run Carmageddon at native resolution.

Postby Jez2k » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:18 am

Thanks very much!

The only problem I have now is ranking in saving games. After reloading the game, sometimes the rank is lower than when I last saved, so I have to climb my way back up. Also, I don't know if this is related, but sometimes when I finish a race by wasting all others or completing all laps, sometimes I don't get a rank increase.

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Re: Can't run Carmageddon at native resolution.

Postby Zeus » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:59 pm

Well, whatever it is, it's not something I could fix.


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