Dark Souls PC resolution issue modded out in 23 minutes - destructoid
Site Beta in Progress Plz pardon our dust   |   Feedback

Dark Souls PC resolution issue modded out in 23 minutes

9:30 AM on 08.24.2012

Jim Sterling

Former Reviews Editor


It's truly awe-inspiring how a good modder can show up a game's original developer in such a short space of time. Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition has caused concern over stunted PC resolution options -- a problem that a single gamer was able to fix within twenty-three minutes of the game's release. 

Dark Souls on PC had previously been locked to a 1024x768 resolution, while the studio also admitted it was unable to fix framerate problems that'd hit the console version of the game. Enter NeoGAF user Durante, who swanned in like Ace Rimmer and began working on a fix over the week. By the time the game was available to purchase, he needed less than half an hour to finish and release it. 

The mod dramatically improves Dark Souls PC's visuals, leading to a far less blurry experience. Durante has been quite frank in saying that it's not yet known how extensive the fix is and whether it covers the whole game, but it should be able to built upon from here. He's still tweaking and troubleshooting it. 

It's kind of pathetic how a single person was able to fix such glaring issues, unpaid, in spare time, while the people who were employed to port it either didn't know how or lazily left the issues untouched. It's both a testament to the excellence of PC modders, and a damning indictment of the professional industry's attitude toward the market. 

Durante's Mod [NeoGAF]


Get comment replies by email.     settings



Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our comment moderators

Can't see comments? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this. Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your security software's whitelist.


A destructoid history of:
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition
news ( 26 ) galleries ( 15 ) videos 

Phantom menace
Games for Windows Live is the final Boss
It's the usual Games for Windows Live for the time being
And yes, there's actually demand for such a thing
Learn to be best at videogames forever!
DSCfix sounds like a godsend
After much speculation, we finally have an answer
Corrected quote isn't much better
Wants his games to be 'satisfying,' not 'difficult'



. . .



Ads on destructoid may be purchased from:



Please contact Crave Online, thanks!


. . .

destructoid remembers with:
ModernMethod | Elephant

Uptime: 00:51:13 up 213 days, 21:55, 1 user, load average: 24.48, 24.79, 24.87 00:51:13 up 213 days, 21:55, 1 user, load average: 24.48, 24.79, 24.87



MORE FROM destructoid



Back to Top