Originally Posted by Onegai:
So there seems to be this problem with the PC version of Biohazard 4 (aka Resident Evil 4) on the PC. I didn’t actually even pick up on it until a friend brought it to my attention. He moaned that when he tried to play it on his laptop (don’t ask me why), it wouldn’t go 16:9 so he ended up with horizontal and vertical black lines down the screen. So I closed my porn, got off my lazy butt, dug up RE4, installed it and started it up. Seemed my friend was right. The setup program didn’t allow me to switch aspect ratios or set the resolution nearly high enough. But this problem is easily solvable with these steps:
1. Open [wherever you installed it]\Capcom\Biohazard 4\SetupTool.ini with notepad (Yes, I usually resort to editing the setup file first! Much easier than stuffing about on the net for an hour, heh.)
2. The first lines look like this:
;===== Used by Game =====
;Mode : 0=FullScreen ,1=Window ,Other=Window
;Type : 0=Wide ,1=Normal ,Other=Normal
; Normal : 800×600 ,1024×768 ,1280×1024 ,1600×1200
; Wide : 1280×800 ,1440×900 ,1680×1050 ,1920×1200
Change the following values to what is written below:
SizeX=[Your desktop’s width. 1366 is compatible with most laptops and widescreens]
SizeY=[Your desktop’s height.]
3. Save and exit.
4. Play the game.
NOTE: Each time you change and save the settings with the game’s setup utility, this will be undone so get your settings right first. Also, don’t use modes that aren’t compatible with your hardware (If you’ve a 16:9 screen then 1366×768 will more than likely work). Don’t modify anything you’re unsure of. Don’t try to set it to widescreen (Type=0) because it prolly won’t work even if your screen is a widescreen (it crashed on me). If the game crashes, launch the setup and set it back to default.
Feel free to post a question regarding this fix. I’ll answer it as soon as I can.
It seems there are still many questions regarding Biohard/Resident Evil 4. So I’ve decided to add a step-by-step guide here:
1. First locate the “SetupTool.ini” file:
2. Edit the file by adding your custom resolutions (and save it):
3. Now make sure to run the Game.exe file and NOT the Launcher.exe file as I think the launcher is prolly responsible for it reverting.
4. If you are using a shortcut, right-click the shortcut and select “Properties”. Then change the target to “game.exe”and press Ok.
If you are having trouble still, you need to disable all permissions when editing the SetupTool.ini file otherwise saving will fail. I’ll add a post about permissions at some point.
Also note that you need to set the resolution to match YOUR display, not mine. So if you have a native resolution of 1280×720, thebn setting it to 1366×768 will crash it or cause it to revert.