I recently re-installed this puppy just for old-times' sake and managed to get it to run in Widescreen resolutions - but there's a catch...
- Open your Registry Editor
- Navigate to:
- Double-Click on the "DisplayMode" entry in the right-hand window
- Change it to something like:
- Click OK, and then close your Registry Editor
As mentioned above, the only caveat is the fact that the game has a lot of issues when rendering the top & bottom portions of the screen when the display ratio isn't 4:3 (Widescreens are usually 16:10 or 16:9). This means that when you are in-game you can't mouse up to the top or bottom of the screen to move around the compartments/crew at all. You can of course still use the keyboard shortcuts to do this.
I haven't found a workaround - mainly because I'm pretty sure the only way to completely resolve the issue is to hex-edit the game code. My 24" 1920 x 1080 LCD doesn't scale 1600 x 1200 very well so I'm sort-of still in the process of finding the 'sweet spot'.