Sunday, January 15, 2012


Since I've posted a tasty picture with FUEL (2009) in preamble, it would be fair to explain what needs to be done in order to play this game in "fullscreen" freeview 3D.

Even though we created the custom 8:9 desktop resolution, this game refuses to use it. Therefore, a workaround is needed and, in this specific case, the registry is the answer. Here are the steps  (Windows 7 - might as well work on other versions), please read carefully:

1. Execute "GameSetup.exe" (in the game installation folder or use shortcut) and choose your graphic preferences, including the resolution you want to split for crosseye (e.g. 1920x1080 splits to 960x1080). This part is mandatory because every time you will execute this setup again, the custom resolution will be cancelled and you will need to repeat the workaround. Also, note that 3D modes need more resources than normal and you might need to give up some eye-candy for a smooth 3D gameplay.

2. Open the registry editor (regedit), find "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\FUEL" and look for the "VideoResolution" value. We need to edit that value. You will see a pretty strange number there, even in decimal representation. As example, for the 1920x1080 resolution, the decimal value is 70780800. It doesn't really matter how this value was created, but how do we modify it to fit our need. So, if you want to change the resolution to the 8:9  -  960x1080, here's the calculation:

                            1920x1080 <--> 70780800
                   (1920-960)x1080 <--> 70780800-960
                             960x1080 <--> 70779840

Now, take this decimal value 70779840 and replace the old 70780800 in decimal base and hit "OK".

3. Start the game (every time from now on) with "SecuLauncher.exe" (it's in the game installation folder). If you use the STEAM launcher or "GameSetup.exe", you will need to do it all again. So it would be best to make a desktop shortcut for "SecuLauncher.exe" and use it instead of your old shortcut.

               Cross your eyes. If it looks like this, congratulations! This game looks absolutely fabulous in 3D:

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