Got Dark Souls on PC? This Tweak Might Help with Resolution
From Software’s port of Dark Souls to PC could be called a fan’s dream come true, but as it turns out, it’s a dream that’s not all puppies and sex on beaches with celebrities. The port isn’t the prettiest, rendering the game at a fixed 1024×720 resolution, and that means it’s kinda ugly. Like Xbox/Playstation ugly.
However, the modding community is on the case. Over at Neogaf, user Durante has created a file that intercepts Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition’s DirectX 9 APIs to try to trick the game to render things at a higher resolution. So far, it seems like it might be working — but “might” is the operative word there.
If you hit this link, you can get the full details and download the file necessary to access the tweak. Full disclosure, however: Durante doesn’t vouch for the tweak. It may not work at all on your computer, it may not work for the whole game, and it may screw things up. So this is something you’ll have to use at your own risk. Might want to back things up ahead of trying it. Durante says it’s only been tested on a single machine and only for the first half-hour of Dark Souls. That said, work on the tweak is continuing, so it may improve over time. We’ll see.