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Old 01-31-2012, 08:21 PM   #1
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Default Need Help, HUD & text too small in 1280x1024

I just finally got this game, and installed it to play. I want to obviously play in the best resolution, but the the HUD and on screen text is so small in 1280x1024 I can barely even see it.

How can I fix this, or increase the size/scaling of the HUD so its actually visible as it is in lower resolutions?

I hope someone can help, I was hoping at least there would be some sort of console command or edit to a cfg file to fix this, but I have been searching for hours and find nothing, which led me here..

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Old 02-16-2012, 04:49 PM   #2
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Default Re: Need Help, HUD & text too small in 1280x1024

I am also playing at that resolution and I have no issues.
Which hud you have problems with exactly ?
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:26 PM   #3
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I am also playing at that resolution and I have no issues.
Which hud you have problems with exactly ?
Thanks for your reply. Maybe it's just me, but HUD display text is so small I cant read it without squinting my eyes (and I have great vision)

To answer you question more specifically, the Ammo count in the bottom corner of the screen, any message text that pops up (like captions when characters speak to me) and the radar on the top corner of the screen. they do not scale up, leaving them tiny. I included a link to a screenshot I took below for example.

screenshot here: http://i.imgur.com/fclaW.jpg
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:50 AM   #4
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Default Re: Need Help, HUD & text too small in 1280x1024

You probably have a small monitor.
A high resolution doesn't mean that the screen is big, I know I have 1280x1024 on a 17".

The Hud can be modified in game.
I can make you a modification when my new monitor arrives, as it has a higher resolution I can scale the hud for the higher res.

Alternatively, I can guide you trough where to find the files, how to edit them (with a text editor).
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:45 AM   #5
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Default Re: Need Help, HUD & text too small in 1280x1024

Thanks for clearing that up, I though it could be modified, I just don't know which files or commands to use. I've done a little modding in my time, but I have never modified a HUD before.

Yes I am perfectly willing to try it out myself, just point me in the right direction, and I will give it a try

NOTE: I don't think my monitor is the issue, I use a 19 inch LCD monitor. Compared to the old smaller, lower resolution CRT monitors that were the household standard when this game was released years ago; I'd like to think it's that they never anticipated many people would use a resolution higher than something like 800x600 when they made the game... I'd guess the game is not scaling the HUD properly, to take advantage of the extra pixel space in higher resolutions; making the hud appear smaller the higher the resolution selected.

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Old 02-17-2012, 03:55 PM   #6
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Default Re: Need Help, HUD & text too small in 1280x1024

Here is a listing that can help you with the ui commands.
http://ritualistic.com/games/ef2/gdk...lasses_cl.html

The .urc files are located in:
base\locpak1.pk3\ui\
base\locpak1.pk3\loc\Deu\ui\ and base\locpak1.pk3\loc\Eng\ui\

You might be interested in:
weaphudDisruptor.urc
weaphudFed.urc
weaphudIdryll.urc
weaphudPhaser.urc
weaphudPlasma.urc
texthud.urc
headtexthud.urc
healthhud.urc
radarhud.urc

The command that prevents huds to scale is:
noresize
or
noresize 1
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:55 PM   #7
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Ow, forgott to mention, pk3 files you can open with tools like 7-Zip or any else free archiving tool that can handle ZIP-Archives.
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