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Arcanum High Resolution Patch Version 1.5 Release

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Drog Black Tooth, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. Dr Gast Literate

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    Maybe I should wait for it to continue my installation and tutorial fixes. Unless it will take you too long.

    Hey, did you know that the actual v.09 UAP is not compatible with french version, aka the french disks version ? (Gog version is ok)
    I had to extract the files from the .exe, for those (dinosaurs) who only have disks.
     
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  2. Drog Black Tooth Self-Ejected

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    The UAP is English only, it refuses to install on non-English versions on purpose.
     
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  3. Dr Gast Literate

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    - So, is it wrong to exctract the files to put them with disks version ? Does it cause bugs ? Do I have to tell people not to do it ?

    - When do you think you could update the high-res patch with UI localization ?
     
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  4. Drog Black Tooth Self-Ejected

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    You never noticed that it contains several hundred English language dialog and mes files?

    It's all ready, I'll upload it to the same link as the OP once I'm sober. Tomorrow maybe?
     
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  5. Dr Gast Literate

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    I know UAP is not for playing in french, but we have a french translation for it (UAP).
    - installing french disk version
    - installing uap (exctracted)
    - installing french uap translation
    When i tried, and played a bit, it looked ok.

    Maybe I misunderstood something...
    Otherwise, did I have to tell french people, when they want to use our french translation, that they have to to use UAP with english and GoG version ONLY ?

    Sorry for all these questions ; if I wrote a tutorial, this is because I think this game is hard to install properly. And language does not help.

    Great. It's the break time !
     
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  6. Drog Black Tooth Self-Ejected

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    Dr Gast, how was your French UAP translation made? What did you base it off?
     
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  7. Melcar Arcane

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    The plot thickens.
     
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  8. Dr Gast Literate

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  9. Drog Black Tooth Self-Ejected

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    Did you preserve all the UAP fixes in dialogs?
     
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  11. Althorion Learned

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    Do you still work on it (and therefore require testing and screenshots), or is the project dropped? I have a free weekend, so it’s either this or Battle Brothers.
     
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  12. Drog Black Tooth Self-Ejected

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    Sure, why not, report bugs if you can find any. This version is p stable.

    Consider it a challenge.
     
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  13. Drog Black Tooth Self-Ejected

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    Updated the patch with support for German, French and Russian UI graphics. The download link is the same.

    There are no other changes, so no need to re-download if you're running the English version of the game.
     
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  14. Drog Black Tooth Self-Ejected

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    Not sure how many people are using this, but it'd be cool to update the official high resolution patch page with some good looking 1080p screenshots, preferably in PNG.

    Just sayin'.
     
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  15. Drog Black Tooth Self-Ejected

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    GOG version + Official French Language Pack + High Resolution Patch 1.5 set to French:
    (As you can see the new size 18 font supports French just fine)
    [​IMG]
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    [​IMG]
     
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  16. Dr Gast Literate

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    Hello,
    High-Res patch 1.5 installed, it works for me with w7 64bits.

    1)
    I dont' see many difference between patch 1.5 set to french (2) or english (0). These UI things where in french already with the hand-crafted "french pack" ; that i shared here.
    The ONLY different things i could find (english --> french) :
    [​IMG]

    Is that what you expected ?

    2)
    Also, can you please explain Graphic & Advanced Settings ? Imagine that I am a child (because of the language and technicality).

    Windowed = 0 // 0 = fullscreen mode, 1 = windowed mode ok
    Renderer = 1 // 0 = software, 1 = hardware ok (-no3d ; ready for w7 & older.)
    DoubleBuffer = 1 // 0 = disabled, 1 = enabled (unless windowed) ok (-doublebuffer ; ready for w7 & older.)
    DDrawWrapper = 0 // 1 = install DDrawCompat wrapper replace 0 with 1. for w8 & 10 ?
    ShowFPS = 0 // 0 = no change, 1 = always enabled ok

    //Advanced:
    ScrollFPS = 60 // original: 35, max: 255 ?
    ScrollDist = 30 // original: 10, infinite: 0 Range where you can click around the main character ?
    PreloadLimit = 60 // original: 30 tiles, max: 255 What's the point ?
    BroadcastLimit = 20 // original: 10 tiles, max 255 What is it exactly ?
    Logos = 1 // 0 = skip Sierra/Troika logos ok
    Intro = 1 // 0 = skip the main menu intro clip ok


    3)
    Arcanun won't launch and crash when set to windowed mode. Tried with doublebuffer disabled, still crashing.

    4)
    Is it right to run -install.bat each time i make a change, without uninstalling it before ?
     
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  17. Drog Black Tooth Self-Ejected

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    Dr Gast
    You ask too many questions, and I've already written about all of these things, either here in this thread or the ReadMe file supplied with the patch.

    Sorry, I'm not really good at this customer service thing.
     
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  18. Dr Gast Literate

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    I read the whole readme...

    ok.

    But I couldn't find all the answers.
    Wich term is used for that ? "Range where you can click around the main character"

    Note that part 3 is not a question.
    Part 4, mmmh just to be sure, but silly question, my bad.

    Come on mate, it's hard with technic & english at the same time. I am the guy who have to explain the whole thing to other frenchies, less talented than me !
     
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  19. Drog Black Tooth Self-Ejected

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    Dr Gast,

    The Language var in the High Resolution Patch affects the graphics that add bordering. There's about 40 files patched in total, but only 6-7 of them are language dependent. The French files include the character sheet background, Tarant map, Wheel Clan map, Stringy Pete's Cove map, Qintarra map and The Place of Lost Voices map.

    The PreloadLimit var controls how far away from the player (in tiles) an object has to be for the engine to turn it "off". Basically outside this range the AI, scripts, animations etc are disabled. The original value was 30 tiles, which is not enough at high resolutions (especially with the infinite scrolling distance), so I've bumped it up to 60. Higher values (especially 150 or more) would incur heavy performance hits.

    BroadcastLimit controls how far away from the player (in tiles) a party member has to be to not listen to the player's commands anymore.

    The windowed mode is using old disabled Troika's code, so its compatibility might not be very high, but it works fine for me on Windows 10.
     
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  20. Dr Gast Literate

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    Oh right ! I need to play more to see that.

    Understood.

    OK.

    Thank you very much.
     
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  21. nikolokolus Arcane

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    I noticed a huge performance boost on Widows 10 -- finally able to play with hardware rendering, and no crashes for several hours (which wasn't the case with 1.4).

    Thanks!
     
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  22. Melcar Arcane

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    Does not work on Wine. Fail, horrible game, Drog is the worst, etc...
     
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  23. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    Damn I totally need to play this again. I thought Multiverse was a buggy mess.

    I'm going to try Dwarf Mage again! Probably one of the most gimped builds ever lol.
     
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  24. Hines Learned

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    You're a legend, Drog. Thanks for the release!
     
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  25. Drog Black Tooth Self-Ejected

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    It does work on Wine, one of the testers played it on Lubuntu.

    You're doing something wrong.
     
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