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Unofficial patches for Thief and other PC games

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

  1. 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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  2. Astral Rag Arcane

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    Is there a DePopamole mod too?
     
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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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  6. 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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  7. Don Peste 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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  9. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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    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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  15. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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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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  17. moredread Novice

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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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  18. gondor Learned

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  19. spekkio Arcane

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    BROS, a small thread's decline / bump.

    The New Shit (tm):
    • 3 Tools (DxWnd, IntegerScaler & InstallShield) for running old games (newtmonkey)
    • Age of Decadence: Bugfix Mod (gondor)
    • Black & White 2 Redux (Don Peste)
    • Discworld Noir: Newshit OS Fix (Astral Rag)
    • Eye of the Beholder 3: The All-Seeing Eye 3 (Automapping Tool) (moleman)
    • Fallout 2: Unofficial Patch + Restoration Project (post-killap's) (gondor)
    • Gold Box Companion (Enhancement Tool) (moleman)
    • Myth 2 - Soulblighter: Running on newshit OS + other thingies (by index.php)
    • NieR - Automata: FAR FAQ; HD Texture Pack (DAT HD ASS!)
    • Prey 2017: List of recommended mods (RoSoDude)
    • QindieGL (OpenGL wrapper) (Unreal)
    • Quake: Mark V (Source Port) (Gragt)
    • Resident Evil HD Remaster: REupsacale Project (AI-upscaled textures) + List of Recommended Mods by mod's author; Real Time Graphics Mod (disabling of noise filter, fog, etc.)
    • Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster: Real Time Graphics Mod (disabling of noise filter, fog, etc.)
    • Silent Hill 2: Enhanced Edition
    • Sin - Wages of Sin: Unofficial Patch
    • Stalker - Call of Pripyat: OpenXRay (Engine Update / Source Port) (gondor)
    • VTM - Redemption: Neural Redemption (HD Texture Pack) (Don Peste)
    Thanks for reading the most prestiogious thread on the Dex. :obviously:

    BTW, main post now has 1124 lines.

    :negative:
     
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  20. gondor Learned

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    great work spekkio!

    I went over the list and have some updates:

    - Supreme commander / fA community updates are alive: http://www.faforever.com/
    - Diablo: there is a source port now: devilutionX https://github.com/diasurgical/devilutionX/releases
    - System shock went open source: the community source port Shockolate is here: https://github.com/Interrupt/systemshock/releases
    - cortex command went open source: the community source port project is here: https://github.com/cortex-command-community/Cortex-Command-Community-Project-Data
    - Septerra Core has now a reverse engineered executable by M-HT: new Windows build with fixes are to be expected (like with Albion) https://github.com/M-HT/SR/tree/master/games/Septerra Core
    - Anachronox: the transparency fix posted above could be added to the list
     
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  21. spekkio Arcane

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    Thanks, BRO gondor.

    Also:

    It was, as QindieGL (OpenGL wrapper).



    ~not qwinn
     
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  22. gondor Learned

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    one more update:

    Fallout 1: fallout-et-tu unoffical patch

    recently Lexx finished the "Fallout 2 engine to Fallout 1 game" mod. this by itself fixes many of the problems fallout 1 has.
    Additionally Killaps fixes were included as also Fallout FIXT was integrated, so this is better than fallout fixt alone. (also, Suidbek, the fallout fixt author will continue in future only on this branch)

    https://www.nma-fallout.com/threads/fallout-et-tu-alpha-release.218045/

    EDIT:

    also, Hell froze over and Drog Black Tooth updated after 10 years his Arcanum patch!
    http://terra-arcanum.com/drog/uap.html

    Currently at version 1.5.1. also, there seems to be crowdfunding campaign for version 2.0
     
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  23. Ninja Destroyer Arcane Patron

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    Speaking of Quake 2 engine, there is a nice patch for Kingpin.

    Patch

    Apart from custom resolutions option available, it has more interesting tweaks as well.

    FOV auto-adjustment
    Anisotropic filtering
    Anti-aliasing
    Improved dynamic lighting
    Improved lighting of see-through surfaces
    Improved shadows

    And more small improvements making it working and looking better on modern computers.

    It works for all available versions of the game, although I recommend using version 1.21 for best experience.

    https://www.moddb.com/games/kingpin/downloads/kingpin-v121-patch-for-windows
     
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  24. gondor Learned

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  25. JaMpocalypse Literate

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    A Russian guy has made some patches / wrappers for some old games .
    Veroks's Official Blog

    The patches / wrappers he has made so far are:

    -Freelancer
    -Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen
    -Cossacks / American Conquest
    -Disciples I & II
    -Heroes of Might and Magic I-IV / Heroes Chronicles
    -Need for Speed V - Porsche
    -Railroad Tycoon II
    -Need for Speed II - Second Edition
     
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