How to fix the Dungeons and Dragons Dark Alliance Ultrawide Issue on PC

Ali Hashmi
Ali Hashmi
4 Min Read
Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance

Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance is the spiritual successor to the Baldur’s Gate Dark Alliance series. It’s developed by Tuque Games and published by Koch Media for multiple platforms. It features online elements and allows players to play with their friends in co-op. The launch reception has been a bit mixed, from both critics, and players. While the performance is fine for the most part, and the game supports AMD’s new FSR tech, there are a few limitations. If you want to fix the Dungeons and Dragons Dark Alliance Ultrawide Issue, here is how you can do that.

Players interested in trying out the title through a subscription service can get it on Xbox Game Pass. The game currently has a mixed rating on Steam, and that is mostly due to the quality of the title. Many multiplayer games are released in an unfavorable state, and generally tend to become better after some time if the proper support from developers, and publisher is provided.

Fixing the Dungeons and Dragons Dark Alliance Ultrawide Issue

Even though the game technically has ultrawide support, it isn’t perfect. There are black bars on the side, which make the game look weird on wider resolutions or multi-monitor setups. To fix this, you can use the patch created by PCGamingWiki user Rose. They have previously released other patches for ultrawide issues as well, and continue to be a great asset to the PC gaming community. To install this, follow the steps below.

Windows Store (Game Pass version)

For the Windows Store version, the steps are easier.

  • Download the patch from the following link (Microsoft Store version, when prompted)
  • Unzip it using compression software like Winrar or 7zip (the password is pcgw)
  • Launch the game, and then the tool (Dark Alliance – Microsoft Store.exe)
  • Press F9 to enable, or disable the patch

That’s all you need to do for the MS Store version of the game.

Steam

For Steam, things get a bit tricky, as you will need to use Steamless to first unpack the executable. If you are uncomfortable with that, you will have to keep playing with the black bars. Another thing to keep in mind is that you will need to do this every time the game is updated.

  • Head over to the following location, where the game is installed
/CotH/Binaries/Win64/
  • Here, you will need to unpack the game’s executable (Shipping.exe) by following the steps here
  • Now, download the patch from the following link (Other Stores versions, when prompted)
  • Patch the unpacked file, and rename it to match the original

Here are some comparison shots provided by the author.

This is how the game looks, with black borders
Before the patch
This is how the game looks after applying the Dungeons and Dragons Dark Alliance Ultrawide patch, removing black borders
After the patch

If you also want to enable HDR in the game, make sure you check out our guide for that as well. We hope that the game keeps getting enough updates to improve its current state.

We hope this guide was helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments below.

Share this Article
Gaming enthusiast, massive soulsborne fan, and a passionate writer. Always on the lookout for interesting games with unique mechanics and design. He loves to write informative guides for newer and ongoing releases.
1 Comment
  • select target file to patch doesnt find the unpacked exe. it only finds the packaged one and wont patch that.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.