Run ten-year old games in native widescreen? Don't mind if I do, mysterious stranger!
By Tim Colwill on September 27, 2012 at 11:09 am
Out of nowhere, unofficial patches for System Shock 2 and Thief 2 have popped up, on French gaming forum Ariane4ever. The patches bring the games forward literally a decade into the future, allowing them to be easily played on current hardware and upscaled to proper resolutions.
Uploaded by a mysterious user by the name of “Le Corbeau” — “The Raven” — the patches come in both a standalone form for people who already own the games, and in a demo form for those who want to see what the games will look like patched up to this standard. Nobody on the forum itself seems to know who the Raven is, he literally appeared out of nowhere, dropped a massive patch that fixes two classic games, and disappeared again into the night. What a hero.
Source: Kotaku (Thanks, jambo)