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Unofficial patches for Thief and other PC games

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by spekkio, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. Unreal Learned

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    I played Anachronox this year, and one of the problems I noticed was the incorrect transparency and lack of fog. It was mentioned in one of the threads linked here, but I didn't see a solution there. However, I did eventually find something that fixed it: QindieGL

    Perhaps other wrappers might work, but this seemed to run without any problems.

    Also, I should have mentioned this before - my Sin patches aren't specifically only for the Steam version. I did post them on the Steam forums, but that also included another version for the retail/GOG releases of the game, and as well as patches for the expansion pack, Wages of Sin, too. The patches for Valve games are still Steam-only, though.

    Anyway, here's an example of the sort of thing I mean about Anachronox:

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    OpenGL

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    QindieGL
     
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  2. Astral Rag Arcane

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    The Remaster is actually good now if you play it in Retro mode, or whatever it's called.
     
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  3. Don Peste Arcane

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    Tried Syndicate DeBloom for Syndicate (2012) and it works fine. Turns out the game is not that bad, specially after experiencing a decade of decline.
     
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  4. Astral Rag Arcane

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    Is there a DePopamole mod too?
     
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  5. gondor Learned

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  7. gondor Learned

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    my understanding is, that in May 2018 the unofficial version "Bugs Fix 1.6.0.0105" (v.33) got included in the official patch. Since then, the unofficial patch development continued while there was no official patch anymore. So, the latest AoD version is the official patched (May 2018) + latest unofficial patch ("Bugs Fix 1.6.0.0119" (v.30)) from 11 January 2019.
     
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  8. flyingjohn Arcane

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    Here's a mod from steamcommunity.com:

    PS3 Button Prompts for Xbox Controllers

    Steps:
    1. Download this file:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oGXSEN ... sp=sharing

    2. Locate your Yakuza 0 game folder

    3. Proceed to go into this folder:
    Yakuza 0\media\data\2dpar

    4. Back up the file:
    sprite_c.par

    5. copy/move the file you downloaded on step one to this folder and replace the one already in it.
    And you're done.

    #Spekkiopatch

    The hashtag should make it easier for spekkio to find patches if my post gets moved.
     
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  9. Don Peste Arcane

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  10. Astral Rag Arcane

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    Discworld Noir can finally be played on modern OS.

    Install the game, the installer works fine on W10.
    Paste contents of the zip in install folder, overwrite existing files.
    Double click tin3_dxd.exe to launch te game.

    Change the desktop resolution to a 4:3 resolution if the game is stretched.
     
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  11. Astral Rag Arcane

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    Apparently some slack-jawed, popamole-loving moderator unstickied this thread again.

    :decline:
     
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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Ban Unfunitron
     
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  13. spekkio Arcane

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    Guys, stop that.

    It's just the Mods adjusting to current, popamole-loving 'Dex demographic. I don't think there are that many current unsers playing something else than the AAA newshit.

    Understandable decission from business POV.

    :incline:
     
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  14. Astral Rag Arcane

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    It is true, my sources tell me EA and Ubisoft are paying the Kodex top dollar to bury threads like this.
     
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  16. newtmonkey Arcane

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    Some general tools that can help get old games working on modern OS:

    IntegerScaler
    http://tanalin.com/en/projects/integer-scaler/
    This will scale a game running in a window into an integer scaled borderless fullscreen window. Best use for this is playing 2D isometric classics like Baldur's Gate, Fallout, Jagged Alliance 2 at the intended (native) resolution scaled up with perfect clarity and without any artifacts or distortion.

    DxWnd
    https://sourceforge.net/projects/dxwnd/
    Intercepts system calls to make win32 programs run in a window, to support better compatibility, to enhance video modes, etc. Useful for running old windows games.
    You can also use it to force games to run in a window, for use in combination with IntegerScaler.

    InstallShield replacement
    http://toastytech.com/files/setup.html
    A lot of games will run on modern Windows OS, but the installer is 16-bit and is therefore not compatible. I know someone mentioned an installer wrapper in this thread, but here's another option. In most cases you would copy the contents of the CD (or CD image) to your HD, replace the installer with this one, and then run it. This is how I got Warlords III DLR and MechCommander Gold to install without a hitch on Win 10 (bonus: you can use all three of these applications to run both of these games in a window and scaled up to a beautiful 1280x960 borderless FS window and get them looking crisp and clean).
     
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  17. Morgoth Arcane

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    NewDark has been updated to v1.27:

    TFix and T2Fix patches have been updated accordingly:

    https://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=134733
    https://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=149669
     
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  18. gondor Learned

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  19. moredread Literate

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    But isn't that place on the screenshot supposed to be closed? Makes sense having it darkened.
     
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  20. Unreal Learned

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    That's what I thought at first, but the same problem occurs everywhere a transparent texture is used, with effects that are very obviously wrong. Also, that window is so dark that there would be no point in having a fully modelled interior if it were intentional. Supposedly the problem only appeared on video cards after the game's release.
     
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  21. gondor Learned

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