Fallout 4 widescreen lighting fix

Fallout 4 has just been released and I’ve been stuck fighting a lighting issue rather than raiders due to stretching the game to widescreen, a massive 3440×1440 due to having an LG ultra-wide monitor, the 34UM95. I’m not sure if this happens with smaller 21:9 widescreens notably 2560×1080, but the lighting has been confirmed to break with a resolution of 5760×1080.

This error typically only happens indoors where there’s a lot of shadows and lights within a small area, but it’s incredibly annoying as it takes up a good third of the screen.

I’m not even sure why Bethesda didn’t support ultra-wide monitors in the resolution selection but there are quite a few of us out there with larger unconventional monitors. To even get the game to run in fullscreen on my monitor I went into ‘Documents’ > ‘My Games’ > ‘Fallout 4’ and then edited the Fallout4Prefs.ini fields to this:

iSize H=1440
iSize W=3440

The above directory is on windows 7 and may differ if you have an alternate operating system.

Now to fix the lighting. If you’re using an ultra-widescreen monitor with Fallout 4 you’ll have go into the ‘Prefs’ file like above and set:

bComputeShaderDeferredTiledLighting=0

Here’s some screenshots of the lighting surface that appears amidst some lights:

Fallout 4 Lighting
Fig1. – The lighting surface error in Fallout 4.
Fallout 4 Lighting
Fig2. – The lighting inside a Concord building.
Fallout 4 Lighting
Fig3. – How the lighting should look instead of the above image.

There will still be a couple of bugs in the game such as the sniper scope image below, but the lighting one is the most noticeable.

Fallout 4 Lighting
Fig4. – The sniper scope screen.

Pokemon Gen 3 Team Randomizer

So I’ve recently been indulging myself in some heated online pokemon battles with a friend, which often includes a side bet or two if we manage to acquire streaks. She’s quite a bit better then me so I figured I would even the odds with a new game mode we can play that’s down to chance a little more then skill, where you can random any generation 3 pokemon which has literally any ability or moves of another pokemon.

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99 Designs Website Review

Designers – for the most part hate the term ‘spec work’, which if you are unaware is the creation of a design to be judged by the customer for the mere chance of getting paid after your hard work. This is the basis of the website ’99 Designs’, where you post a contest and designers have a stab at the brief you’ve posted to take away the prize. I recently gave it a go so read on for my evaluation.
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Mounting my Buttkickers to the Obutto Revolution

Now that my buttkickers have arrived and been tested it’s time to mount them onto my obutto r3volution for what some people call the ultimate 4D experience. No this won’t be a 4D cinema where water is shot from the ceiling when the characters on-screen get wet, although…..
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Introduction to Buttkickers, what are they?

I’m excited! I bought a pair of Buttkicker LFE’s today and a single amp for $1117 AUD which will be amazing on my Obutto Revolution cockpit which I bought late last year in 2014. However I haven’t had a chance to use it much yet as I’ve moved house 3 times since I bought it and moving the great thing is difficult, therefore I never set it up fully at any of the houses. This is going to change though because in 5 days i’m moving for the final time (This move was included in the first number) to hopefully stay there for 5 years or so and to actually get use out of my Obutto.
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Completely redesigned website!

Recently i’ve been learning HTML and CSS in an online course so I thought it might beneficial to redesign my entire website to learn the code faster and start my website again from scratch. The only down-side to this that I can see so far is the fact that all the links to my previous blogs are now broken and this may cause google to not display my site in the search engine again, especially the many blogs that i’ve written over the years.

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