How to fix the Guardians of the Galaxy Ultrawide cutscenes issue on PC

Ali Hashmi
Ali Hashmi
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Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy is a third-person action-adventure title from Eidos Montreal and published by Square Enix. It features characters based on the comic book series, with Star-lord as the playable protagonist. Players give commands to their fellow guardians and upgrade their characters as they progress through the story. The game is also available on PC, but there are a few missing features. If you want to fix the Guardians of the Galaxy Ultrawide cutscenes issue, here is how you can do that.

Despite some minor technical limitations, the game is a success on Steam, with a Very Positive rating from Steam users. If you’re also having issues with the controller in-game, make sure to check out our guide for that as well.

Fixing the Guardians of the Galaxy Ultrawide cutscenes

If you are playing the game on an ultrawide monitor, you’ve probably noticed how the implementation isn’t perfect when it comes to cutscenes. The usual black bars appear, and it can be a bit annoying. Thankfully, if you have been following our previous guides related to ultrawide fixes, this is easily fixable. Thank you OnkelJupp from Reddit, for providing these instructions.

Required Downloads

To get this working properly, you need to download the following

Download and install HxD

  • First, you need to download and install the HexEditor (HxD)

Locating the executable

  • Open Steam
  • Right-click on Guardians of the Galaxy in your library
  • Select Manage, and finally Browse local files
Browse local files
  • Here, open the Guardians of the Galaxy folder, followed by Bin
  • The executable you’re looking for is GOTG.exe (make a copy of that, just in case)

Launch and use HxD

Now, launch HxD

  • Drag the GOTG.exe into it, and you will see a bunch of hex values pop up
  • Press CTRL+R, and then select Hex-Values
  • After this click on Search Direction “All”
  • For this guide, we will be targeting 2560×1080. You can view the hex values for other popular resolutions below. (You can find even more values here)
    • CD CC CC 3F for 1440×900
    • 00 00 A0 3F for 1280×1024
    • 26 B4 17 40 for 2560×1080
    • 8E E3 18 40 for 3440×1440
    • 39 8E 63 40 for 3840×1080
    • 9A 99 19 40 for 3840×1600
    • 00 00 A0 3F for 4120×1024
    • 39 8E 63 40 for 5160×1440
    • AE 47 A1 40 for 5292×1050
    • AB AA AA 40 for 7680×1440
  • In the search Window, you want to enter 39 8E E3 3F and replace it with 26 B4 17 40 for 2560×1080 (replace it with the value from the values above)
  • Click on Replace All
You can change hex values in HxD very easilly, and fix the Guardians of the Galaxy Ultrawide cutscenes issue
Changing Hex-values in HxD
  • Save (Ctrl + S), and exit HxD

Comparison Screenshots

After you are done with the process above, your cutscenes will look like this.

This is how the game looks without the fix applied
Guardians of the Galaxy cutscenes with black bars at Ultrawide
This is how the games' cutscenes look after you have followed the steps
Guardians of the Galaxy cutscenes without black bars at Ultrawide

Now, keep in mind, that you will have to do this every time there is an update. If your executable was corrupted during this process, you can simply verify the files through Steam, and redownload it. That also works, if you want to go back to pillar boxed cutscenes.

We hope this guide was helpful, and you were able to fix the Guardians of the Galaxy Ultrawide cutscenes issues. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments below.

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