How to enable Ultrawide support in Scarlet Nexus on Windows 10

Bandai Namco at it again!

BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc. just released Scarlet Nexus, which is a new Role-playing game (RPG) that bears a unique style compared to most regular RPGs. It carries a dual story, which means it follows two characters in their adventure based on a future of technology and psychic abilities. It has an 80% rating by Metacritic and a rating of 9/10 on Steam. If you have played Scarlet Nexus, then you know that it has absolutely stunning visuals. And if you’re a sucker for visuals then you most probably have a monitor with an Ultrawide resolution. Despite the game not supporting Ultrawide resolutions in 2021, we have prepared a guide on enabling Ultrawide support in Scarlet Nexus.

Bandai Namco is particularly infamous about releasing bad PC ports, for example Dark Souls : Prepare To Die Edition, and should probably fully support PC gaming if they release a game on it. Many gamers were livid and spreading hate on the developers when they saw they could not properly play the game due to black bars on the sides of their monitors. Some people were also refunding the game. But there still is a way to have the game playing on your Ultrawide monitor; actually, two ways. Both of them require you to install Universal Unreal Engine 4 Unlocker (UUU).

Method #1

In most of the games without Ultrawide support, the community comes through, as it has for Scarlet Nexus as well. Reddit user X-Nergal-X has come up with a way to make the game run in an Ultrawide resolution. It involves changing some of the Hex values in the executable file of the game. Here’s how:

Find the executable file

  • Open File explorer and head into the folder where you installed the game. Chances are that if you went for the default installation of both the game and Steam, then the game is at the following path that you can enter into the URL bar of File explorer:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common
  • Once inside the Scarlet Nexus folder here go into the folder named Binaries and then Win64
  • Over here you will find the executable file named ScarletNexus-Win64-Shipping.exe.

Edit hex values

  • Download HxD, a hex editing software. Extract the zip file to open the installer.
  • Open the program and press Ctrl+O. Select the executable file that you found in the previous steps.
  • Now press Ctrl+R and head to the Hex-values tab
  • In Search for, enter 3B 8E E3 3F. In Replace with, enter 8E E3 18 40 if you’re monitor resolution is 3440x1440p or 26 B4 17 40 if it is 2560×1080.
HxD editor for enabling Ultrawide in Scarlet Nexus
  • Press Replace all.

Using Universal Unreal Engine 4 Unlocker

  • Open Universal Unreal Engine 4 Unlocker. To get started, run the UuuClient.exe. If you run the game as administrator, you have to run the UuuClient.exe also as administrator. After you’ve started the UuuClient.exe, click ‘Select’ to select the game process to inject the dll into.
  • When you’ve selected the game to inject the dll into, click the ‘Inject dll’ button.
  • That’s it! When the dll is injected successfully, you’ll get info on the screen when the camera is found, and the rest of the UuuClient GUI tabs are enabled.
  • Press ~ on your keyboard to bring up the console. If the console doesn’t open when pressing ~, please do the following:In the UuuClient, go to the Configuration tab. In there you can select the key to open the in-game console.
  • By default the key is ‘~’ or ‘Tilde’. Please select a key you don’t use in-game and which is available on your keyboard without using Shift.
  • Enter fov 110. You might have to change the value of FOV to something else based on your satisfaction by trial and error.

Method #2

If the above method did not work, then you can try this one. It is much simpler and smaller than the above one too. The settings can be changed directly from the Universal Unreal Engine 4 Unlocker.

  • Open UUU and after you have injected the dll as told in Method #1, just go to the Hotsampling tab and enter your Screen Width and Height into the fields given.
  • Then click Set and click H. center and V. center.
UUU for enabling Ultrawide in Scarlet Nexus
  • Next you can adjust the FOV settings as mentioned in the last two steps of Method #1.

That’s it

screenshot 1 after enabling Ultrawide in Scarlet Nexus
screenshot 2 after enabling Ultrawide in Scarlet Nexus

You have successfully enabled Ultrawide support in Scarlet Nexus. After you’re done, you can expect your game to look like one of the images shown above, based on what settings you chose in the Universal Unreal Engine 4 Unlocker software. It is still surprising to see that why is such a simple fix have to be done by the user when it could’ve been supported natively by the game developers. Let us know in the comments below if this guide helped you. You can check out our other guides related to Scarlet Nexus here:

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