My PC runs at a 1440x900 resolution. In the Dark Souls options page, I do not see that resolution listed.

I tried picking the next resolution down, but it creates black lines at the top and bottom of my game.

How can I play with a full resolution?

  • That is an odd resolution... By PC do you mean laptop of some kind? Unfortunately though if you do not see your resolution in the list then you are going to have to deal with black bars :/ – James Aug 24 '12 at 16:37
  • @James It's a pretty common resolution, just a 16:10 ratio. – JBurace Aug 24 '12 at 16:54
  • Guess I am just not used to seeing <1080 resolutions unless its on a laptop of some kind. – James Aug 24 '12 at 16:57

A player named Durante has created a mod that will allow you to set a higher/custom resolution. You can download it from here, and follow the instructions in the readme file.

This mod works by intercepting calls to D3D9.dll (Direct3D), changing the resolution in the call, and passing it on to the real D3D9.dll.

  • Unfortunately from what I've read, this switches the game to be powered from GPU to now being powered from CPU. My CPU isn't powerful to run this. – JBurace Aug 24 '12 at 16:54
  • Where are you getting that information? I haven't seen anything like that. – SaintWacko Aug 24 '12 at 18:45
  • Hm, that's odd. I haven't seen that anywhere else. You might go ahead and try that fix and see if it works for you. If it doesn't, just remove the fix again, and no harm done. – SaintWacko Aug 24 '12 at 19:24
  • I tried the patch, but it drops my framerate a lot (like under 15) so I don't think that's going to work. – JBurace Aug 24 '12 at 20:22

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