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4:3 When zooming in, even with widescreen patch

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I've managed to install and run NOLF with the widescreen patch on Windows 10 so that it runs smoothly and is once again a joy to play. However, whenever I zoom in in sniper-mode the ratio remains 4:3. 
Does anyone have an idea how to fix that?

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There is no fix for this problem afaik. 

Edited by TechnoStyle

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On 4/10/2018 at 5:58 PM, TechnoStyle said:

There is no fix for this problem afaik. 

Oh well, I guess it can't all be perfect 18 years later :)

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I wonder if it's just a black image with a circle cut out of it that's drawn onto the screen? If so, there must be a way to access the file and swap in an image that will fit the 16:9 area.

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Okay, so after literally an entire day of digging around, downloading converters and unpacking and re-packing rez files, I was able to figure out how to get the zoomed in scope to go over the entire screen. 

  1. Un-rez NOLFU003.REZ and go to the "ATTRIBUTES/LAYOUT.TXT" file. Look for "ScopeScale" and set it's value to 1.8.
  2. Extra step for nit-picky peeps: Step 1 will enlarge the scope sprite, but some of the circle will be cut off by the screen. If you still want a full circle on the screen, but don't want the edges cut off, you're going to have to unrez "NOLF2.REZ". Then navigate to "STATBAR/SPRTEX" and open "SCOPE1_FADE.dtx" inside of DEdit. Create a new project and import the dtx into it on the "Textures" tab. Export it as a tga and open it in Photoshop. From here, you'll have to scale it down. Make sure to also edit the alpha channel to be smaller as well. I used screenshots and smart objects to help me. 
  3. Extra still: Export the TGA from Photoshop, import into DEdit, and re-export as a 32-bit with 1 MIP channel. If you double-click your TGA, you should see the texture image and the alpha channel.
  4. Extra still: Re-Rez your NOLF2 and NOLFU003 directories into .REZ files and play the game!

Here are some screenshots of my process:

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Edited by JordanJS
Needed to add pictures

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I couldn't interest you in sharing your edited file? 

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