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Unofficial patches for Thief and other PC games

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

  1. Harpsichord Arcane

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    So I'm gonna say yes.
     
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  2. Unkillable Cat Prestigious Gentleman LEST WE FORGET Patron

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    Codex 2014 Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy
    ...that reply doesn't tell me a damn thing. Guess I'll have to find out myself some day.
     
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  3. Harpsichord Arcane

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    It should at least tell you that they'll sell you the game with the expansion and at version 2.0.12, and not the initial release. That's what the torrent for the GOG version says...
     
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  4. Darth Slaughter Arcane Patron

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    Divinity: Original Sin
    That's the gog installer version, which has nothing to do with the game version. The "plus" may indicate it's the fullest version of the game, which also means nothing, only that the game comes with the expansion. There's no info about the unofficial patches.
     
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  5. gondor Learned

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    gog.com seems to track this thread: exactly now on sale
    http://www.gog.com/promo/fall_sale_bullfrog_bundle_121115
     
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  6. spekkio Arcane

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    BROs, tested RE - HD Remake, and:

    1) Resolution Lag Patch is a must.

    As wisefags claim, originally the game uses 1920x1440 internal res. By using this patch you can change it to any value you want, preferably 4:3 (other ratios can fuck up some effects). So, anything from here will do:
    Code:
    640x480
    800x600
    1024x768
    1152x864
    1280x960
    1400x1050
    1600x1200
    2048x1536
    3200x2400
    4000x3000
    6400x4800
    
    I went with 1400x1050 since my native res is 1680x1050. OFC, The lower the internal res value, the worse the 3d models look.
    Game looks like this:

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    2) Using the Original GC Font mod is a good idea. Comparison (orignal -> GC font).

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    3) Using the Widescreen option is IMO pointless. It's not a proper Hor+, but Ver-. Changing the FOV in the game with pre-rendered backgrounds wasn't probably possible in any other way (except re-making the backgrounds from scratch), but whatever. Compare (widescreen -> original):

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    3) Using Fluffy Mod Manager is advised, since it has built-in "skip doors animation" cheat (also other things like changing costumes on the fly, etc.).

    That is all.

    :obviously:
     
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  7. spekkio Arcane

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    BROs, update to the previous... :roll:

    4) Using x360ce is p. much obligatory if you have gamepad other than the Xbawks one (DirectInput only, no XInput). My good old DualShock2 + adapter wasn't working properly by default (analog pad worked, d-pad didn't), I had to use x360ce.

    [​IMG]

    5) There's something wrong with some of the audio tracks - Crapcom screwed sth up when making the HD version (newshit consoles and PC). There's a fix of course:

    Bunny's BGM Fix

    Anyway, using the GC version via Dolphin looks much more convenient. :lol:
     
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  8. gondor Learned

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  9. gondor Learned

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    Galactic Civilizations 2: community based-update patch http://forums.galciv2.com/457944, maybe or maybe not added to the recent gog.com release (www.gog.com/forum/galactic_civilizations_series/community_guideupdate) -> seems updated, but in a broken way (interestingly, while the CU update pack is Stardock endorsed, Gaunathor created a purer version forums.galciv3.com/438296/ and Altaran sites.google.com/site/mabusraeen too )


    Master of Magic: "Caster of Magic" 1.0, Seravy's excessive continuation of Kyrub's fantastic (but dormant) Insecticide fix-patch 1.4n http://realmsbeyond.net/forums/showthread.php?tid=7751&pid=571853#pid571853
    Master of Magic: "Plight", fixed texts and mouse-overs ("HELP.LBX") http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=391983

    Sim Theme Park: Sim Theme Park compatibility patch (Vista - 10) https://www.reddit.com/r/lowendgaming/comments/3ocayb/sim_theme_park_compatibility_patch_vista_10/
     
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    Unofficial Max Pack 95 Restoration Project Pack for Carmageddon: both Steam and Gog are shamelessly selling a suboptimal non-Win95 garbage version of Carmageddon. The Steam version doesn't even come with all the executables that are on a physical copy... Gog did attempt to create a win95 patch but it's a bit hit and miss.


    For the Optimal Carma Experience™ you best download this fanmade patch: http://qtz.toshiba-3.com/uMaxPack95RPP.zip

    I'm currently playing Carma on a laptop and it runs great and it's perfectly stable, the only crashes occurred when I alt-tabbed out of the game.

    Be sure to check out ddraw.ini, here you can switch between a pure software renderer and opengl mode, I prefer to use the latter since it gives me the best performance but YMMV. And don't worry, opengl does not turn the game into a blurry mess like the original glide mode does.

    The patch also comes with some optional tweaks. The IPX feature didn't play nice with my OS so I don't recommend checking that, see edit at end of post for LAN play.

    Btw, you can't change Carma95's sound volume from within the game, you can however alt-tab to Windows, open the Windows sound mixer and lower the game's volume there, Carma will probably crash at this point because it cannot into alt-tabbing but it will remember the new sound volume.


    Unofficial Max Pack 95: 640x480, nearest, opengl:
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    EDIT: Use this wrapper if you want to play over a LAN.

    Unpack in main Carma directory ( for Steam version this is: steamapps\common\Carmageddon1\CARMA\)

    Run directplay-win32.reg or directplay-win64.reg depending on your operating system.

    Launch ipxconfig.exe, these settings work for me:
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    (optional: you can set your Broadcast port to any number, make sure your other computers match the number as well)

    The host should now be able to start a "New Network Game" from the game's main menu:
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    :happytrollboy:

    edit:

    Adding this handy infographic on how to patch and mod Carmageddon 1 and II

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  12. spekkio Arcane

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    Shit's been updated. :obviously:

    Added stuff & things:
    - fixes for Two Wordls, WH40000 Chaos Gate, Syndicate 1-2, Elite, FFE, Tyrian 2000, Daggerfall, GalCiv2, MoM, Theme Park World, Spacebase DF-9, XIII (gondor),
    - advanced options for DK2, WinCarma Update (Astral Rag),
    - iortcw & enlarged UL corner fix for RTCW (tormund),
    - FastMod for Silent Storm (laclongquan),
    - gaypad tips, RE1 HD (spekkio-kun).
     
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  13. MotherMachinae Arcane

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    Link to the Sacred 2 Gold patches, it's the only working link for v0150 because community is so dumb they force xmass theme and not check if everything work. That's not trv German behavior folksdeutche...:roll:
     
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  14. gondor Learned

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    The Clue! (1994) source code released already 2000 to the community who ported and fixed the game since then, latest release 2015

    Jazz Jack Rabbit 2 : Community patch/continuation JJ2+ http://www.jazz2online.com/jcf/showthread.php?t=19489

    MVP 2005 Baseball modding community refuses to let the game die and keeps on updating since 10 year to the actual leagues/rosters, currently they work on MVP 2016 Baseball

    Gothic 2: DirectX 11 graphic engine replacement (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1456102-D3D11-Renderer-für-Gothic-2-(alpha)-18)

    Hotline Miami, Windows xP compatiblity patch (http://www.pcgamer.com/hotline-miami-2-gets-windows-xp-support-via-unofficial-patch/ )

    final Fantasy 8, bad texture/UV fix (http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?P...96fjt3q5mbj55&topic=16327.msg231671#msg231671)

    Master of Magic 1.5: Unofficial Patch subset of Seravy's "Caster of Magic" mod, as continuation of Kyrub's "Insecticide Patch" http://realmsbeyond.net/forums/showthread.php?tid=7954
     
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  15. Astral Rag Arcane

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    Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed aka Need for Speed: Porsche 2000 aka Need for Speed: Porsche
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    I tested this on a W7 x64 desktop and on a W10 x64 laptop with Intel hd5500 graphixxx

    Install game
    Download and execute PU Official EA 3.5 nocd Patch (5.43mb)
    Right click Porsche.exe and set compatibility to XP (service pack 2)
    Download dgVoodoo 2 unpack it and place dgVoodooSetup.exe and the files from the MS (= DirectX not glide)folder in your main NFSP folder
    Run dgVoodoo 2 and check out the General and DirectX tabs

    The game should work fine now but the LAN option will be grayed out, this is because NFSP uses ye olde IPX protocol.

    To unlock LAN:
    Download and unpack this IPXWrapper
    Run directplay-win32.reg or directplay-win64.reg
    Copy the DLL files to the main NFSP folder


    Edit: Tried to get some LAN games going (actual LAN not Hamachi or some such) but weird latency issues made the game unplayable.

    Carmageddon 1 works perfect with this wrapper.
     
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  16. Tical Arcane

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    Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast

    JK2MV (unites all 3 game versions and communities into one, plus bug fixes)
     
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  17. gondor Learned

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    more ultima series patches, also gog.com compatible http://www.ultimaaiera.com/ultima1/portable-ultima-patches/ http://www.pixsoriginadventures.co.uk/category/ultima-patcher/

    ultima 6: nitpicker's delight fixes gameplay inconsitencies http://ungesundes-halbwissen.de/wp/ultima-vi-original/english-patch-nitpickers-delight/ (he/she made also many translation patches)

    Ultima: Escape from Mt. Drash, semi-ultima game, PC port based on original BASIC source code http://www.peroxide.dk/projects_old.shtml
     
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  18. Tical Arcane

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  20. agris Arcane Patron

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    I've collected the files needed to play the Steam version of Silent Storm that supports v-sync and corrects all the bugs in the steam release and includes (optionally) all the common mods. I've also provided two hacked versions of the steam .exe to support widescreen 1920x1200 or 1920x1080, but I've included instructions on how you can change it to ANY resolution, including 4k and older ones like 1680x1050.

    Note that all widescreen resolutions cut off the bottom of the main menu text (see image below) but doesn't impact the game or gameplay screens.

    Download here.

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    readme (open)

    1. Apply S2 Steam Patch
    2. replace the d3d9.dll with the one from d3d9_vsync-forWidescreenSteam
    3. replace game.exe in the Silent Storm folder with either the game.exe.1200 or game.exe.1080 files

    To play in 1920x1200/1080, select 1024x768 from the in-game video options. V-sync and widescreen will now work.


    To change the resolution that 1024x768 displays, open the included game.exe in a hex editor, such as hex workshop, and go to position 00128DF3

    Depending on which .exe you've opened (.1200 or .1080), change 80070000BE3804 (1920x1080) or 80070000BEB004 (1920x1200) to any other resolution. You will be replacing the 8007 (1920) with the new horizontal resolution and the 3804 or B004 block (1080 or 1200) with the new vertical resolution.

    Common values:

    3840: 000F
    2560: 000A
    2160: 7008
    1440: A005
    1920: 8007
    1680 9006
    1600: 4006
    1366: 5605
    1280: 0005
    1200: B004
    1080: 3804
    1050: 1A04
    1024: 0004
    900: 8403
    800: 2003
    768: 0003
    720: D002



    edit: should also work on the GOG version, but parts of or the entirety of the steam patch are redundant. Shouldn't impact the game, but has only been tested on the steam version.
     
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  21. agris Arcane Patron

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    This is for MechCommander Gold. It adds widescreen resolutions and removes the check for a CD on some resolutions

    Select the resolution you want to play at by using the correct .exe. My favorite is 768x480, which is the 'native' widescreen for MCG since it's a VGA game and it preserves the detail of the world. I've added .exe's that play in common 16:10, 16:9 and 4:3 resolution. Only the 16:10 resolutions have the cd check removed, sorry 16:9 plebs. I have included instructions on how to hex edit the MCX.exe in the 'no cd' folder to play in whatever resolution you want.

    Note that few/no windows desktops will support a 768x480 or 960x600 resolution out of the box and you'll have to add them via the Nvidia / ATI control panel or if you're on ATI, registry editing. I use an ATI card and they make it a pita, maybe I'll post a how-to on that later.

    Download here.

    native widescreen (open)
    768x480

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    instructions (open)

    Replace your MCX.exe with one of the included MCX.exe.RESOLUTION to play at a given resolution. The included MCX.exe is the regular MechCommander Gold exe with cd protection removed.

    To change the game to a different resolution, open the included MCX.exe in a hexeditor (such as Hex Workshop) and search for this string

    E0010000688002

    E001 is 480, 8002 is 640, replace as needed. The first instance in the file will change the game resolution, but all three instances have been replaced for the custom resolution .exe's. If this fucks something up, go back and replace the last two with the default resolution.

    Custom 16:10 Resolutions
    ----------------------
    640x400 (8002 x 9001) (perfect pixel scaling for native 1280 x 800)
    720x450 (D002 x C201) (perfect pixel scaling for native 1440 x 900)
    768x480 (0003 x E001)
    800x500 (2003 x F401)
    960x600 (C003 x 5802) (perfect pixel scaling for native 1920 x 1200)
    1280x800 (0005 x 2003)
     
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  22. Astral Rag Arcane

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    Quake 3 UI enhanced

    Just place the uie folder in your main Quake 3 Arena folder, create a shortcut to Quake3.exe and add +set fs_game uie to the target line. You can also add it to Steam Launch Options if you own the game on Steam.

    Steam version is 1.32, you can download 1.32c if you like, 1.32c is just an exe file you have to copy/ paste over you Steam Quake3.exe.


    Some basic Q3A info to refresh your memory or to get interested noobs started:

    -Tweak the q3config.cfg file located in the baseq3 folder. You can also just use my cfg if you want, it's configured for max graphixx, 1920x1080 res and 144fps. You can change the maximum framerate by editing the com_maxfps line, most people use com_maxfps 125. (inb4 someone tells me that "going above 125 might break the game's PhysX!!!" :roll: )

    Don't touch the in-game gfx options afterwards because doing so will mess up the game's resolution again, other options can be changed.

    -Optional: use your GPU's control panel to force AA and AF.

    If you use my cfg you'll be able to toggle the UI by pressing J

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    -You can easily create Listen, Dedicated and LAN servers. Use the "connect <server ip here>" console command to join your own dedicated server, if the server is on the same PC you can also type "connect local".

    You can use VLAN software like Tunngle if you want to play with friends and your connection gives you grief. Said friends have to use the connect <host ip's here> command.


    Some of my favourite custom DM maps:

    A Dark Secret
    Sinister Purpose
    Achromatic
    Aerowalk
    Battleforged
    Blood Run
    Corrosion
    Devilish
    Gothic Rage
    Grindill 2.0
    Hektik
    Meatball Grinder
    Evolution
    Solitude
    Windsong Keep
    Rustgrad
     
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  23. Hoaxmetal Arcane

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    Been using this, the game looks great.
     
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  25. Astral Rag Arcane

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    Tex Murphy: Overseer

    This should remedy the transparency problems.
     
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