Thursday, February 28, 2019

Saito Games Fixes Update (Win 10)

First off if you haven't heard of Saito Games yet please check out they have some great games to check out.  Now that you have purchased your games you'll probably see a problem right away.  Instead of the game playing in fullscreen you see it in a window like the screenshot below.

To fix this you must have Windows Application Compatibility Toolkit you can get right here:  Make sure to check mark only the Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) and ignore the rest.  Click next until the software is completely installed.

Next find Windows Kits from the start button and open the 32bit version of the application compatibility toolkit.  After that right click New Database under Custom Database and select "Create New, Application Fix".  The next part you can do on your own make a file name for the game and the author of the title click next.  Next you'll see compatibility mode at the top of the window just click next until you see compatibility fixes in the same area.  In this window select "force display mode" and "force simple window".  Click next until you see you the "final" button below. 

Next you'll be at the program window just click "save" it has a floppy disk icon at the top.  Next click "file" and then "install".  Now the game should have the fixes installed and you'll see the game run in fullscreen like in the screenshot below ignore the framerate in the upper left.

Now next up is fixing the framerate of Hopmon and Mage Bros.  All of the games available on the site are pretty old titles and were meant to be run on older systems.  So the issues with some games is slow game play do to low framerate issues.  Now thankfully there is a fix for that and pretty much the update to this overall fix.  So if you find your game running slow all you have to do is install dgvoodoo2.  Grab dgvoodoo 2 from and install the latest version.

Next up open the compressed file its located in and drag the files from the "MS" folder to the root of the game that needs the fix.  Then in the root of that zip grab the dgvoodoo.cfg and the dgvoodooCPL.exe and again put it in the root of the game.  It should look like this:

Next up open the program and select the following features (Note: selecting 1920x1080 may not do anything but select it anyway cause it doesn't hurt)

Next select the DirectX tab cause we won't be using Glide.


Apply and done.

Next up is a screenshot of before using dgvoodoo2 the framerate is really slow as seen in the upper right its about 12.  It stays like that until you use the dgvoodoo2 fix.  


So with the dgvoodoo2 fix you can see the game now playing at a proper more playable framerate as seen in the upper right its at 60.

Well there you go your favorite games from Saito Games are now fully playable on Windows 10 and this may work with other versions of Windows as well.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Fences and Dgvoodoo2 fix

In this fix I show you how to disable the desktop auto layout and sorting.  The reason why we want to do this is so we can play older games in higher resolution.  From what I see is dgvoodoo2 can force a game to 1920x1080p.  But when double clicking the game it looks like it will start at 640x480 or other resolution and quickly change to the 1920x1080p resolution.  When this happens Fences made by Stardock will quickly auto layout and sort the desktop making your game go into a window mode or crash and go to the desktop.

This fix is really easy.  All you want to do is right click on a blank space on the desktop and go to configure Fences.  On the left hand side go to layout and sorting.  Change the setting to "Don't preserve my desktop layout".  By doing this your game should play through fine without any further issues. 

Now I made a video for Stardock support not knowing how to solve the issue.  Before doing this I had to disable Fences and the game would run fine.  So in the video it will show you what happens. 

Even though its for disabling fences the video here would show it works with choosing the "Don't preserve my desktop layout".

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Sega GT Update Fix (Windows 10)

I have decided to update this game with an amazing fix.  The last fix I did I found it worked but it didn't last to long.  This one here I so far have seen works to its full potential. 

So lets get started!

Now the last time I said you have to install it directly to the root of the C: drive.  Well we are going to do that but we have to make sure there is no subdirectory.  So you'll want to install into the follow drive/folder which is "C:\Sega GT".  That is it for that and the game should run and may have sound but you may also want to get this game running at a better resolution and perhaps that is 1920x1080p or if you have a 4k tv then a higher resolution.

So next up were going to want to install dgvoodoo2 to the Sega GT root directory.  You can download dgvoodoo2 from  Download the latest version which I believe is 2.55.4 older and newer versions will probably work as well.

So next up were going to setup dgvoodoo2 with Sega GT it should automatically be set to the Sega GT directory but if not follow the direction from the screenshot below.

Alright next up change all the settings as seen in this screenshot below.

First the General Tab

Next up were going straight to the DirectX tab ignore the Glide one cause were not using 3Dfx with the game.

That should be it for that.  Now next up we want to make sure the game runs to its full compatibility.  So we need to right click on SegaGT.exe and go to properties.   From there we click the compatibility tab and run this program in compatibility mode for Windows 98 / Windows Me.

Alright the next step is definitely up to you I believe the game runs at 30fps and there is no way to change that without doing anything trickery.  Of course I have the trick available for you right here.  

Before doing this make sure you make a back up of the original SegaGT.exe file if you don't know what you're doing you may damage the game. 

The following information comes from PCGamingWiki where you can find fixes for many games.
(This may not work for you so go to my hex edit below the screenshot and it may help you better)

Here is my hex edit for the SegaGT.exe file cause the one above didn't work for me and looked slightly different.  So if yours looks like mine then it should work for you.

Open your Hex editor and change the following:

Look for the following offsets 

A5F00 change 01 to 00
89220 change 4D01 to A600
89250 change 4D01 to A600
897B0 change 4D01 to A600

Look for hexadecimal change 0000F041 to 00007042.  Keep searching for 0000F041 and change them all to 00007042 until there is nothing left.  Save and exit.

That is all the game should now run with Sound and all the Videos which are just two intro videos.  With this hack there is only one issue and its kind of minor.  The menu's will look rather ugly however you'll be in there doing some setup and that and its completely functional.  The game however looks really good in 1920x1080p it will probably look even better on a 4k tv if of course you're a fan of them.

Now how about some screenshots: