BlackSite: Area 51

Blacksite is a fairly run of the mill FPS game by Midway - its about aliens , i think.

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Support summary
Screen change: 

Widescreen Method: 
  • .ini edit
Widescreen HUD: 
  • Proper

Ultra/Super-Wide Method: 
  • .ini edit
Ultra/Super-Wide HUD: 
  • Optimized

Multi-monitor Method: 
  • .ini edit
Multi-monitor HUD: 
  • Hinderance

4k UHD Method: 
4k UHD HUD: 

Rendered cut-scenes: 
  • Vert-
FMV cut-scenes: 
  • Anamorphic
Game information
Game status:
Release Date:
Monday, 12 November, 2007

Tested Version: 

Play styles: 


Developer feedback: 

Steam ID's: 
Comparison Screenshots
  • 4:3 Screenshot
    BlackSite: Area 51
  • 16:10 Screenshot
    BlackSite: Area 51
  • 16:9 Screenshot
    BlackSite: Area 51
  • Ultra-Wide (21:9) Screenshot
    BlackSite: Area 51
  • Super-Wide (32:9) Screenshot
    BlackSite: Area 51
  • Eyefinity / Surround Screenshot
    BlackSite: Area 51
Solutions & Issues
Baseline (Widescreen) Solution & Issues

The game is Vert- out of the box.
GeneralAdmission has released a fix for Hor+ gameplay in all common widescreen & surround aspect ratios.

The archive contains fixes for 16:10, 15:9, 16:9, 21:9, 3x5:4, and 3x16:10 aspect ratios. Instructions are included in the readme file.

Also, I found the camera shake caused by taking damage to be highly annoying, as every single bullet impact would jerk the camera in a different direction. This rapidly diminished the fun factor, so I disabled the camera shake and added that to the FOV fix. Download this if you hate the shake:

Backup C:\Program Files\Midway Games\BlackSite\A52Game\Content\Tweaks\Coalesced.ini and replace it with the fixed one pertaining to your desired FOV.

Fix available from the PC Gaming Wiki Community Files (search there)

Ultra/Super-Wide (21:9/32:9) Specific Solution & Issues

Same method. The fix contains now files for 21:9 Resolution - see Attachment.

Eyefinity / Surround Specific Solution & Issues

Same method. The fix contains files for 15:4 and Wide TripleHead.

4k UHD Specific Solution & Issues

Stereoscopic-3D Solution & Issues

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Submitted by czarman on 25 August, 2016 - 09:21
Updated by skipclarke on 3 February, 2020 - 19:35