In the immersive recreation of Baghdad in Assassin’s Creed Mirage, every corner holds a tale waiting to be unveiled. Therefore, playing the game on an ultrawide monitor is what most players will opt for. But here lies a caveat: While the game itself offers ultrawide support, allowing you to explore Baghdad with a wider field of view, the same is not true for cutscenes. So, if you have been wondering how to enable Ultrawide Cutscenes in Assassin’s Creed Mirage, you have landed on the right page. Keep reading as we discuss a method that will let you enjoy the cutscenes in ultra-wide glory!
Cutscenes—those cinematic moments—are often crucial for storytelling. But in Assassin’s Creed: Mirage, cutscenes often come with black bars on the sides when played on ultrawide displays, which can be a bit disappointing. But fear not, for there’s a way to enable ultrawide cutscenes and enjoy the game to its fullest.
Assassin’s Creed (AC) Mirage: How to enable Ultrawide Cutscenes
Now, let’s get to the workaround. Thanks to the resourceful gaming community, there’s a workaround to enable ultrawide cutscenes in Assassin’s Creed Mirage. Just follow these steps carefully to make the most out of your ultrawide monitor:
Install HxD: HxD is a popular hex editor that allows you to modify binary files. Download and install it if you haven’t already.
Press Control O: After installing the hex editor, open it. Now, press Ctrl+O. This will open the program’s open dialogue.
Choose the game’s .exe file: Now, navigate to the location where Assassin’s Creed Mirage is installed, and select the game’s executable file. It’s named either “ACMirage.exe” or “ACMirage_plus.exe” for Ubisoft+ users.
Press Control R: After you have added the ACMirage.exe to the hex editor, press Ctrl+R. This will open the Replace feature.
Access to Hex Values: Ensure that you’re working with hex values (located at the top of the dialogue, not text strings).
Search for the 39 8E E3 3F hex values: This is the hex code that needs to be changed to enable ultrawide cutscenes.
Change it with the values of your resolution: Now, replace the existing hex code with the values corresponding to the resolution of your ultrawide monitor. Here is a list of the hex codes for all resolutions:
2560×1080 = 26 B4 17 40
3440×1440 = 8E E3 18 40
3840×1080 = 39 8E 63 40
3840×1440 = AB AA 2A 40
3840×1600 = 9A 99 19 40
5120×1440 = 39 8E 63 40
5120×2160 = 26 B4 17 40
6880×2880 = 8E E3 18 40
7680×2160 = 39 8E 63 40
For example: If your monitor’s resolution is 3840×1440, you will have to replace the “39 8E E3 3F” hex value with “AB AA 2A 40”.
Activate Search Direction “All”: Ensure that you’re searching for all instances of the hex code.
Press “Change everything”: This will modify the values in the binary file. You should see that it changes 22 values.
Save the file: Go to the top left corner of the hex editor and click on “Save.” Save the modified file in the same location where the original game executable is, replacing the old one.
Change the in-game Resolution and Aspect Ratio: Launch Assassin’s Creed Mirage and navigate to the in-game settings. Change the resolution and aspect ratio to match your ultrawide monitor’s settings. After this, roll a cutscene and it should now be occupying the whole screen without any black bars. You can also try switching display modes from the in-game Display settings. Try Fullscreen and Borderless modes to see which one works for you.
Running into errors?
After making changes to the hex values, if you run into any error, just verify and repair the files, most preferably through Ubisoft Connect and it should run fine after that. You can also try switching display modes from the in-game display settings. Try Fullscreen and Borderless modes to see which one works for you.
And there you have it. With those hex values and this guide to help you change them, you should now be able to follow up on the story through the cutscenes without getting thrown off by the black sidebars on your ultrawide monitor! Now, if you found this guide helpful, make sure to visit DigiStatement regularly for more gaming reads like this! Read more: Assassin’s Creed (AC) Mirage: How to Skip Intro
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