Description

This mod allows you to run the game in resolutions in the range of 1280x720-1920x1200. All Tzar version supported.

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Tzar - Burden of the Crown HD Patch (1280x720 - 1920x1080) ver. 2.4
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Guest
Guest

Great job!

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RedR2D2
RedR2D2

It works, but with unplayable grafic bugs.

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OLDodin Author
OLDodin

Run game from TzarRunner.exe

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st_moon
st_moon

Does this work? Screenshots?

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inguinha
inguinha

Yes it works, you just have to set your resolution and run the correct launcher.

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OLDodin Author
OLDodin

Update description. I added some screenshots

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st_moon
st_moon

Ok, I have just tried. It works, but the scrolling doesn't work properly on the right side. I have tried using scroll keys as you suggested, but it still happens. Also, the game doesn't work using TzarRunner.exe, it works running Tzar.exe though.

Screenshot: Pasteboard.co

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OLDodin Author
OLDodin

The problem in the screenshot due to the launch of the game from Tzar.exe

What is the problem with using TzarRunner.exe ?

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st_moon
st_moon

It does nothing.

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OLDodin Author
OLDodin

1) TzarRunner.exe - must be in the same folder as Tzar.exe.
Don't run exe file from "resolutions" folder.

2) Check antivirus. May be it block start TzarRunner.exe file

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st_moon
st_moon

Got it working now. The scrolling issue is gone, but for some weird reason, the game performance is bad, it lags a lot. Any fix for that?

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OLDodin Author
OLDodin

Unfortunately not. It looks like your processor is too weak to play 20 years old game with this modification.

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st_moon
st_moon

Then this is very CPU intensive, because default resolution works fine, even in turbo mode. Does it work smooth for you? What's your CPU?

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OLDodin Author
OLDodin

Tested on fx6300, ryzen 2600x, i5 4200m.

Game has software render on CPU and TzarRunner.exe force redraw entire screen. I do not have the source codes of the game have to look for workarounds.

Try this file (reduced redraw to 25fps)
Yadi.sk

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st_moon
st_moon

I didn't see any difference, it runs the same.

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OLDodin Author
OLDodin

Get more information
1) Resolution
2) CPU core speed (Mhz)
3) Game gets really laggy in some situation or always
4) After press F12 lags are dissapere
5) Windows version

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st_moon
st_moon

1) 1280x720
2) 2.50 GHz
3) Always
4) F12 fixes the lag, but the scrolling issue happens again
5) Windows 7

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OLDodin Author
OLDodin

I make possible optimizations. Reload mod and reset resolution using TzarSettings.exe

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st_moon
st_moon

It runs a lot better now. Sometimes I can see minor graphical glitches, but it's not a big deal. Good job!

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st_moon
st_moon

I have found another issue. In the game creation menu, these controls stopped working.

Screenshot: Pasteboard.co

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OLDodin Author
OLDodin

Press F12, select what you want and press F12 again

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st_moon
st_moon

Thanks, it worked.

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inguinha
inguinha

Unfortunately I'm experiencing the same, the game gets really laggy :/
I'm using a Core2Duo, I know that it is old but I was not expecting problems running a game this old.

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OLDodin Author
OLDodin

Get more information
1) Resolution
2) CPU core speed (Mhz)
3) Game gets really laggy in some situation or always
4) After press F12 lags are dissapere
5) Windows version

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Guest
Guest

Mine lags a bit too,

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inguinha
inguinha

1) My resolution is 1280x800;
2) My processor is a Core 2 Duo P8600 2.4 GHz;
3) In my case it gets generally laggy, from scrolling to moving units, everything becomes slower;
4) Yes when I press F12 to disable the mod the lag disappears, but the graphics glitch on the right side of the screen;
5) Iโ€™m running Windows 10 build 1809.

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OLDodin Author
OLDodin

I make possible optimizations. Reload mod and reset resolution using TzarSettings.exe

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inguinha
inguinha

Wow! It runs much better now!

I cannot find any software that is able to display Tzar's framerate, so I cannot be technical, but playing the game I can't seem to notice any substantial lag anymore, the game feels great to play and looks so much better in native resolution HD.

This is some pretty amazing work! Thank you so much!

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Guest
Guest

This is amazing!
Would it be possible to support other resolutions, like 1280x800?
Thank you so much!

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OLDodin Author
OLDodin

Update mod. I added this screen resolution

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inguinha
inguinha

This is absolutely amazing, I've been dreaming of something like this for years!

Could you, by any chance, add support for 1280x800 or explain how to do it (I imagine that it is much more complex than I think, but maybe worth a shot)?

I would really love to play this classic in my native resolution, I would be willing to make a donation, if you are accepting.

Thank you so much for this amazing work!

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OLDodin Author
OLDodin

Update mod. I added this screen resolution

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Guest
Guest

I did everything according to the instructions. However, the game still starts in a small window.

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OLDodin Author
OLDodin

Get more information
1) Resolution
2) Display resolution
2) Window?? Game uses fullscreen video mode

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Guest
Guest

hola yo tengo el problema de que me sale un error de que no encuentra el DATA/LAYOUT pero esta en la carpeta de resoluciones y tambien dentro de la de 1920x1080 que es la que estoy poniendo y me da el mismo error, eh probado a sacar las carpetas que hay dentro de la carpeta de " resoluciones " a una carpeta atras donde esta el Tzar.exe y tampoco no hay manera de resolver el problema del DATA/LAYOUT porfavor ayudaaaaa

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myDOOMmakemeQUAKE
myDOOMmakemeQUAKE

THE SAME HERE :(

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OLDodin Author
OLDodin

1) Check file exist by path "tzardir/DATA/LAYOUT.INI"
2) TzarSettings.exe work well? (may be antivirus is blocking copy files)
3) Attach your tzar.ini and problem screenshot

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myDOOMmakemeQUAKE
myDOOMmakemeQUAKE

Yes...seems like the settings does not work well. Shuld be this. I will try it. Thank you for the replies! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘Œ

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OLDodin Author
OLDodin

Use 2.0 version. Added support for old game version (1.00, 1.01 1.01a)

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OLDodin Author
OLDodin

1) Check file exist by path "tzardir/DATA/LAYOUT.INI"
2) TzarSettings.exe work well? (may be antivirus is blocking copy files)
3) Attach your tzar.ini and problem screenshot

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optimus0
optimus0

THANKS
i cannot said it enough times.

i do have a little issue tough:
using 1920x180 i get... a...small "flickering" like.. effect on buildings
like they are "moving", like a beat. (is dificcult to describe)
any ways, it works fine in 1280x720 and looks awesome, SO THANKS.

THANKS. :)

PDA: for those on w10 run TzarRunner.exe as admin

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Guest
Guest

Hi, I have a problem. Basically when I run the game it works smoothly but there is one annoying issue: the game runs in a small square/window. I try to explain this better: the game runs in fullscreen but the game itself is in a small colorful square (in the center) surrounded by black screen. Anything I could do to solve that?

P.S. I always had this issue hence I've searched a patch or anything to solve and I ended up here. I've downloaded and followed the instruction, I've tried different resolution but the dimension of the colored window didn't change at all

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OLDodin Author
OLDodin

Game without fix runs correctly?

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ImKookiE
ImKookiE

Hi guys!

2019 still playing this game.
When i have a lot of units fighting the game starts laggins/breaking. Does it happen to you?

My pc:
i7-6700k
16GB RAM
NVIDIA GTX 1080
Windows 10

Any solution? Thanks

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OLDodin Author
OLDodin

Try lower resolution

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Guest
Guest

I get the following error :

Error switching to 1920x108054b19416 video mode!Switch and try again.

I run the game from TzarRunner. When i run from Tzar.exe game runs only in a small box.

I bought the game from Steam.

My PC is running in 1920x1080 144hz
i7 4770k
GTX 1060
Windows 10

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OLDodin Author
OLDodin

Game without fix runs correctly?

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Guest
Guest

Im having the same issue. The game in vanilla works perfect.

W10
AMD A10 7800K
NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti
Screen 1920x1080

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OLDodin Author
OLDodin

1) Use 2.0 version or
2) How fix - "Error switching to **** video mode!"
Disable any compatibility modes for tzar.exe. Then activate "reduced color mode" checkbox and select "16-bit color"

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OLDodin Author
OLDodin

1) Use 2.0 version or
2) How fix - "Error switching to **** video mode!"
Disable any compatibility modes for tzar.exe. Then activate "reduced color mode" checkbox and select "16-bit color"

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