How to fix the Return to Monkey Island Ultrawide Black Bars Issue

Ali Hashmi
Ali Hashmi
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Return to Monkey Island

Return to Monkey Island is a return to the classic point and click series brought back by Terrible Toybox and Devolver Digital. It is one of the highest rated titles of the year so far and already has an Overwhelmingly Positive score on Steam. Its beautiful artwork paired with excellent writing brings an experience for modern players and fans of the series alike. While the PC version runs great for the most part, there are some limitations. If you want to fix the Return to Monkey Island Ultrawide Black Bars issue, here is how you can do that.

Fixing the Return to Monkey Island Ultrawide issue

Return to Monkey Island runs on ultrawide monitors, but like many other PC releases, the support for various resolutions is limited. Thankfully, Rose from the widescreen community has already released a fix for the problem. You can easily play this title at your desired resolution. Follow the steps below to install the patch.

  • Head over to the following Github link
  • Scroll down a bit, and download the latest zip of the patch under Assets by clicking. As of writing, it is version 1.0.1
You can download the patch from here to fix the Return to Monkey Island Ultrawide issue
Return to Monkey Island Patch on Github
  • This will download the zip file, which you need to extract using Winrar or 7zip
  • Extract the file into the following location inside the game’s directory

That’s all you need to do to install the patch. The next time you launch the game, you’ll be able to play it at your desired resolution.


You can see below how the game looks with the patch installed.

This is how the game looks after the patch has been applied
Return to Monkey Island Screenshot with the patch applied

This patch removes the black bars as much as possible due to the limitations of the static background assets used in the game.

All credits for the fix go to Rose, and you can consider supporting them at Patreon or BuyMeACoffee.

Check out our other ultrawide guides for recent releases like Soul Hackers 2Disney Dreamlight Valley, and Destroy All Humans 2.

We hope this guide was helpful and that you were able to fix the Return to Monkey Island Ultrawide issues on PC. Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.

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