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[BETA] Hud Scaling Mod for Unreal/Unreal Gold.

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[BETA] Hud Scaling Mod for Unreal/Unreal Gold.

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Heyo! FunSize here, a long time lurker here to announce something I believe the game has needed. HUD Scaling. This improves visibility on monitors that are higher resolution than when the game was initially released. Since the elements and text are tiny on modern screens, I have taken steps to rectify this. I'm posting an early beta of this mod here to gauge community response and gain feedback.

The Engine doesn't actually support text scaling, so a lot of the fonts have been changed to accommodate bigger screens. (Don't worry, they still feel like Unreal.). Here's a few screens of the mod in action:
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Features:
-Scales the HUD of the original Unreal to readable sizes on modern displays
-Supports every default Unreal HUD Option (Changing the Hud mode in the settings changes the HUD mode in the mod)
-Quality of life improvements on the HUD (Saying a message is above the health bar for instance.)

Upcoming Features:
-User defined scaling amounts. (Currently the HUD is only available as a 3x scaling)
-Other options (will be off by default to maintain vanilla look/feel) such as crosshair that changes color based on health, independent crosshair scaling (in case you don't want something huge in the middle of your screen.)

How to use:
1. Extract the zip into your Unreal/System directory.
2. Add the "3X hud scaling" mutator to the game.
3. Play!

Known Issues/Bugs:
-Scaling can't be done on multiplayer servers as it is a mutator currently
-Text placement can be wonky on other hud modes (slightly cut off)
-Applying the mutator to a multiplayer server currently would scale EVERYONE's HUD (I will make user-set scaling in the future)
-Ammo counter numbers are still original size (working on a font for that)

Otherwise, the mod's in a working state that lets you play through the singleplayer or bot matches with a bigger HUD. I look forward to your guys' feedback on how I can improve this mod and fix it to be as vanilla as possible while being legible on modern screens.

And now finally, a download link:
https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ajf6OOTP8JWjg_90eag ... g?e=hBNxpB

That's all from me for now, have fun y'all!
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Re: [BETA] Hud Scaling Mod for Unreal/Unreal Gold.

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Fantastic work! This really improves the game at modern resolutions. Unfortunately, it seems to cause me to black screen during the introduction to Return to Na Pali.
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Re: [BETA] Hud Scaling Mod for Unreal/Unreal Gold.

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Registered to say thank you for this, helps a ton when playing at 3440x14400!
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Re: [BETA] Hud Scaling Mod for Unreal/Unreal Gold.

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Any news?
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Re: [BETA] Hud Scaling Mod for Unreal/Unreal Gold.

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really awesome mod, very useful for playing in 1080p or higher :)

The only thing I wasn't all too fond of is the font used for the bigger sized text, I know uwindowfonts.utx has some bigger sized fonts, maybe you should look into those for appropriate big fonts?
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Re: [BETA] Hud Scaling Mod for Unreal/Unreal Gold.

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Sorry y'all, been a gone while with life. Unfortunately about the bigger fonts, the only ones that exist are the Green Text, which doesn't have the entire alphabet and symbols, and the red text has the same limitations. And as for na-pali, I'll see what I can do. I plan to have another update out for this soon.
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Re: [BETA] Hud Scaling Mod for Unreal/Unreal Gold.

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Alright guys! Here's a quick fix build, well quick fix for me at least. I overhauled and re-programmed a lot of everything. The crosshairs can now be scaled indepenently of the Hud, meaning you can have big hud but small crosshair. There is configuration in user.ini to make it so you can choose custom crosshair colors, scaling, and such. The mod now works on Return to Na-Pali, meaning you can use the CAR all you want. Pretty pink Crosshair time! NOTE: The Hud fonts still aren't "unreal", but until I can find some better fonts that work properly it's all I've really got. The fonts available in the base game are missing characters or just aren't big enough. You can go ahead and grab the new version here:
https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ajf6OOTP8JWjhI49X6F ... g?e=EA7rBa
Note: By default this adds stuff to the bottom of User.ini. I don't have a settings menu (yet hopefully) so as of right now you need to go into your User.ini to change scaling settings/Colors.
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Re: [BETA] Hud Scaling Mod for Unreal/Unreal Gold.

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"HudScale=2
useScale=True"

But it doens't seem to be working :/
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Re: [BETA] Hud Scaling Mod for Unreal/Unreal Gold.

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Got this result (2560x1440)
Using this: https://www.moddb.com/mods/unreal-direc ... cbu-and-dx (Unreal 227i)

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Re: [BETA] Hud Scaling Mod for Unreal/Unreal Gold.

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After a new map loading it seems working BUT there are still some misalignment issues (I'm using the D3D11 renderer):

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Re: [BETA] Hud Scaling Mod for Unreal/Unreal Gold.

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Well, it's working right with the "zero" HUD preset of Unreal.
The misalignment happens with the other presets.

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Re: [BETA] Hud Scaling Mod for Unreal/Unreal Gold.

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Thanks for the feedback, I'll see if I can get the alignment working on the other presets, could have sworn they worked properly the last time I tested them.
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Re: [BETA] Hud Scaling Mod for Unreal/Unreal Gold.

Post by SolivaN »

Thanks for you work dude, there's another way to solve this with Peixoto's patches. But I don't like to depend of external APPs. And didn't work for me because Peixoto's way need to set Unreal resolution to 960x540, but I don't see this res on my game.

Source: https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=53121

So thanks for you work dude.
I hope that you can fix the fonts problem soon.


See ya!
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Re: [BETA] Hud Scaling Mod for Unreal/Unreal Gold.

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Thanks for the feedback, I'll see if I can get the alignment working on the other presets, could have sworn they worked properly the last time I tested them.
Any news?
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