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Unofficial patches

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  1. ElDewrito - Unofficial Fix for RTX GPUs

    What is this?
    This is an older build of the 0.6.0.0 update which - due to this patch - is compatible with RTX GPUs.
    This does come with a few drawbacks which are discussed in the Known Issues section.
    How to Install
    Ensure that the ElDewrito Mod is fully updated to 0.6.1. Go to the Game's Directory and replace the current mthdew.dll with this one. Known Issues
    Cannot use the Report Players functionality due to the feature not being implemented when this patch was made. Audio Latency and Cutoff is still present in this patch - A workaround is to enable Aggressive Audio Discarding in the Mod's Audio Settings. File Checksums
    MD5:
    1e7409c20719a446be3979b804c656a2 SHA1:
    251f5034da40fbd2cc73e7d52d0624a70bbfcbea SHA256:
    cab8a3ff70884add0a9b1b37e3f3279ea874501cdba7ff691dd7445d07c3863e VirusTotal Scan: Click Here

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  2. The Suffering Series AiO Patch

    This is All-in-One unofficial patch for The Suffering: Prison Is Hell and The Suffering: Ties That Bind, which provides all improvements and bugfixes
    for the games in one convenient package.
    Included patches/fixes:
    Common:
    Fixed the bug with game interpreting available hard disk space value incorrectly, preventing users from saving the game and the config file from being updated if they have more than 2 TB of free space on their hard drive. Widescreen support; all supported resolutions are selectable, FOV is adjusted according to the screen's aspect ratio, HUD and in-game FMVs are adjusted as well so they don't stretch with wide aspect ratios. Resolutions available in fullscreen mode are also available in windowed mode. Game's own threads are bound to run on the CPU's first core, this reduces the probability of 'black texture bug' occurrence. Game will now use the audio device selected in Riot Engine Configuration dialog instead of always using default device. Hardware accelerated DirectSound buffers are no longer explicitly requested and the default limit of sound buffers has been increased to prevent sound dropouts on typical modern PC. EAX option has been disabled in Riot Engine Configuration in Sound tab (EAX effects are not implemented). Added frame rate limiter which defaults to limiting the game to run at 59 FPS to workaround bugs that occur at higher frame-rates and provides better mouse response when monitor runs at 60 Hz and VSync is enabled. Game will set monitor's refresh rate to 60 Hz when in fullscreen mode. Ability to tweak mouse sensitivity value if using in-game sensitivity slider doesn't achieve desired effect. Removed bad DirectX check, game will launch without error or DirectPlay pop-up dialog on Windows 8+ if DirectPlay isn't present (which is the default). Made game's message loop more conventional (PeekMessage called without message filtering) to workaround the bug in Windows' Desktop Window Manager, which causes oddities in windowed mode; window being declared unresponsive and replaced with a ghost window after 5 seconds when it loses focus. It even happens that the DWM tries to replace the game window with a ghost window during normal gameplay. Use GetMessage in the message loop for the Riot Engine Configuration dialog rather than PeekMessage, this normalizes CPU usage of said dialog. Embedded manifest in executables:
    -Marked as compatible with all existing Windows versions.
    -Marked as high-DPI aware.
    -Marked as UAC (User Account Control) aware.
    -Requests version 6.00 of Common Controls Library to enable visual styles in Riot Engine Configuration dialog. Registry settings are written to HKEY_CURRENT_USER instead of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. User files are redirected to Documents folder, in "My Games\The Suffering [TTB]". Removed all calls to RegFlushKey (not needed). Removed the call to OutputDebugString that was needlessly made every frame. Reordered icons in the .exe's resource so the Torque icon is the main one instead of the Riot Engine logo. Prison Is Hell specific:
    Selecting anything but the first entry in the Display Driver drop-down list in Riot Engine Configuration dialog will no longer result in the empty Display Mode list, so the game can now be made to run on any monitor, not just the primary one. Fixed the bug with gamma setting not being applied at game startup. Textures now appear clearer when looked at from the distance. Don't grab keyboard exclusively when in fullscreen; Win key works and Alt-Tab behaves normally on modern Windows versions. Added window caption. Disabled screenshot feature (F10 key) since it crashes. Ties That Bind specific:
    Registry settings are stored in a separate value called SettingsDX106 rather than SettingsDX105, which is used by the first game since the binary structures between the games aren't 100% compatible between each other. Fixed the bug with some sounds being delayed when 3D sound buffers are enabled. Added file (Common\System\System.odu) that turns off censorship of Creeper's famous part of dialog (for English version only). Installation
    To install, simply extract contents of each game's folder into your own, overwriting original files.
    Important: When applying the patch to The Suffering: Ties That Bind, copy the Common folder only if you have the English version of the game.
    Known issues
    Common:
    On wide resolutions, aspect ratio correction causes right side of the screen that should be blank to appear garbled when viewing Archives pages. Prison Is Hell specific:
    Field of view calculation causes inventory icons to be rendered at wrong place and often appears invisible.

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  3. Half-Life WON Resolution FOV MP3 Patch

    This is unofficial patch for retail, pre-Steam, aka. WON version of Half-Life, which main feature is allowing user to set any resolution supported by the system when running in OpenGL or Direct3D mode. Field of view is also adjusted correctly for wide displays. The patch also fixes the error about the game requiring at least 16 MB of physical memory that occurs on some systems. As a bonus, the fix for incorrect MP3 files being played in expansion packs is included when using the undocumented MP3 playback feature in Half-Life v1.1.1.0.
    UPDATE 11/9/2018 (v1.1):
    Fixed an issue with MP3 support being disabled and .asi plugins not being loaded if computer doesn't have an optical drive. Don't ignore request for start of MP3 playback if the last track number that is/was playing is the same. The patch includes patched files for the following games/patch versions:
    Half-Life v1.0.1.6 Half-Life v1.1.1.0 Blue-Shift v1.0.0.1 Installation
    Select the game/patch version that you have currently installed by navigating to the appropriate folder in this archive, then extract the contents of the folder to your game's installation directory.
    You may have to disable DPI scaling in Half-Life shortcut's properties in the Compatibility tab to prevent issues like game window going outside of the monitor if your display scaling is set above 100%.
    Useful command line arguments
    Here are some interesting command line arguments that I found while digging through Half-Life's executable. These can be added to Half-Life shortcut's properties in the Target field after hl.exe, see https://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Glossary:Command_line_arguments
    -noextracds - Prevent redundant switches to resolution 800x600 under certain circumstances before finally setting user selected resolution (highly recommended).
    -lw - Forces the engine to start with horizontal menu resolution set to . Example: -lw 1920
    -lh - Forces the engine to start with vertical menu resolution set to . Example: -lh 1080
    -notopmost - Doesn't mark the game's windows as topmost in fullscreen mode.
    The game defaults to running in 16-bit color mode. One of these can be passed to improve picture quality:
    -32bpp - instructs the game to run in 32-bit color mode (highly recommended unless your PC is ancient).
    -24bpp - instructs the game to run in 24-bit color mode.
    MP3 playback feature
    Ability to play MP3 files as a substitute for playing soundtrack from CD first appeared with patch 1.1.0.9. It's an undocumented feature that only became official with Steam version of Half-Life. Refer to the following list to see how to name MP3 files after ripping them from Half-Life CD:
    Half-Life01.mp3 Prospero01.mp3 Half-Life12.mp3 Half-Life07.mp3 Half-Life10.mp3 Suspense01.mp3 Suspense03.mp3 Half-Life09.mp3 Half-Life02.mp3 Half-Life13.mp3 Half-Life04.mp3 Half-Life15.mp3 Half-Life14.mp3 Half-Life16.mp3 Suspense02.mp3 Half-Life03.mp3 Half-Life08.mp3 Prospero02.mp3 Half-Life05.mp3 Prospero04.mp3 Half-Life11.mp3 Half-Life06.mp3 Prospero03.mp3 Half-Life17.mp3 Prospero05.mp3 Suspense05.mp3 Suspense07.mp3 Important: The MP3 decoder used in the old version of Half-Life doesn't understand ID3v2 tags commonly added by CD ripping software and such MP3s won't be played. Make sure your ripping software offers ability to use ID3v1 tags instead. They may also be omitted entirely.
    Half-Life
    \Half-Life\valve\media
    Half-Life: Opposing Force
    \Half-Life\gearbox\media
    Half-Life: Blue Shift
    \Half-Life\bshift_unlocked\media (use Blue Shift: Unlocked v1.1 to convert your BS installation to HL mod)
    Known issues
    FOV patch for Half-Life v1.0.1.6 and Blue-Shift causes the left and right sides of the screen to not black out when the game triggers that effect.

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  4. Drakan: Order of the Flame AiO Patch

    This is All in One unofficial patch for Drakan: Order of the Flame and the editing tools, combining fixes from all previously developed unofficial patches and adding a lot of my own improvements, including better widescreen support, making the multiplayer component fully functional on modern operating systems and over modern internet and generally making the game more stable. Official 445 Patch must be installed before applying this patch.
    Changes compared to vanilla Drakan:
    Fixed black menu background bug. Prevented crash after selecting difficulty or pressing ESC while on the difficulty selection screen. Fixed crash after exiting Alwarren. Removed special camera rotation mode from 'left' special combo (left-forward-attack). Removed special camera rotation mode from 'back' special combo (forward-backward-attack). Added 2 active 'hitting intervals' for 'left' special attack. Removed 'stuck in block' bug. Increased amount of allocated memory for one of rendering routines (increases FPS a bit in more complex levels). Removed part of problematic code that has to do with lens flare effects that causes crash during gameplay when there are lots of lightning effects, but you should still disable Lens Flare Effects under Graphics options, they cause quite significant lag spikes. Level of detail (LOD) value is set to zero -> fully detailed in-game objects regardless of camera distance, small performance decrease, original LOD feature wasn't exactly doing miracles neither when it comes to excessive polygon counts in certain player-created levels. This is also an easy fix for a crash which occurs when 'fov' command is used to set higher FOV than 93 due to original LOD calculation being tied to FOV. Added code that adjusts FOV based on your selected resolution's aspect ratio, so you see more things at once and actually utilize extra horizontal space if you have a wide monitor. Session creation failed error will no longer occur if running server on anything newer than Windows XP or under WINE (Linux) or when setting up listen server AFTER playing a multiplayer game on someone else's server (assuming ports server intends to use aren't in use by some other program). Fixed crash that occurs if Giant grabs you just after your death. Note that I only added an extra safeguard that prevents the crash, but doesn't fix the actual bug. Should the situation occur, the screen won't start fading to black like it normally would and the game won't end, but you can reload the last save and move on like nothing happened. Fixed ice effect not showing up on Arokh after being frozen by an enemy and game crashing the moment he is supposed to blow into pieces. This bug only occurred when bump mapping was enabled. Increased Max Fog Distance that can be set under Graphics options up to 200% (same as 'foghack' cheat), also overriding Max Fog Depth setting defined by level designer. Dedicated server stores graphics settings (the ones in Windows registry) separately. Useful because dedicated server window size is defined by game resolution setting and can't be resized. Minimizing the game when in fullscreen mode and connected to online game will no longer cause disconnect after 30 seconds. Same applies to minimized non-dedicated server, clients will no longer drop. NAT fix - server has been patched so that it no longer responds back to the client using the UDP port that was used on the client side to establish connection, but rather the port visible on the server side as the originating source of the first packet sent by client. This eliminates the most notorious 30s disconnect bug. Fixed crash that occurs when game contacts running machine that has no server running (no more crashing in multiplayer menu or while running server if contacting master server fails). Added some common resolutions for use in windowed mode. Fixed crash due to stack buffer overrun that occurs when entering Graphics menu on machines whose graphics hardware exposes a large number of resolutions. Default value of MasterServerList variable in Drakan.cfg has been changed to "master.qtracker.com:27900,gsm.qtracker.com:27900" since GameSpy is gone. Improvements in Second Edition of the AiO Patch:
    Fixed game server crashing under certain circumstances (Windows version, installed updates, ...) when player connected to the server due to small assembly level detail I have overlooked when implementing NAT fix. Game settings that get stored in registry are now stored under local user's registry key instead of system-wide key (HKEY_CURRENT_USER instead of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE). Removed all calls to RegFlushKey API. Fixed some codepaths not closing registry key handle after use. Fixed Texture Filtering drop-down list in Riot Engine Options not indicating Trilinear Filter was selected. UPDATE 12/1/2015: Added proxy DLL with following features:
    Automatically applies compatibility fixes required for the game to work properly on Windows 8+. Fixes game not remembering windowed/fullscreen setting if changed in-game. Populates windowed mode resolution list with the ones detected in the system. Adds borderless windowed mode, when window is in that mode, it will also minimize when it looses focus. Enables resizing of dedicated server window. Makes the game able to get the server list from Qtracker. UPDATE 6/15/2016:
    Ported relevant engine fixes over to Level Editor's Engine.exe. Changed borderless window settings to off by default, they're kinda hacky. Borderless windowed mode code now places the window on correct monitor if you move it from the primary monitor and afterward set the correct resolution. Added option to set whether borderless window minimizes when it loses focus. Added option to make borderless window topmost. Added Direct3D resolution limit remover, the game can now run through the old Direct3D API at resolutions above 2048 pixels, if the hardware supports it. Added mini AiO Patch for the demo version. UPDATE 6/20/2016:
    Fixed Direct3D resolution limit remover so it doesn't crash the game anymore on some Windows versions. Fixed the bug with quick-save not saving the correct music track ID to the save file under certain circumstance. Restored engine's original LOD feature, crash-free, with LOD factor configurable by the user. Skip FOV calculations unless the aspect ratio is actually greater than 4:3. Added compatibility database with some additional fixes for the game and the Level Editor. UPDATE 7/1/2016:
    2 forgotten fixes for the Level Editor 3D Viewer. UPDATE 7/2/2016:
    Respect Max Fog Depth property of the level, permanent 'foghack' is now optional setting, upper limit is still 60 (200%), vanilla Drakan has this at 30 (100%). Min Fog Depth lower limit decreased from 12 (40%) to 5 (16%). Added FOV multiplier setting. Level Editor: Fixed memory leak caused by original patch that fixed 3D view crash. UPDATE 7/8/2016:
    Restored mipmapping feature, lost with a patch that addressed black menu bug. Increased maximum texture size limit to 1024x1024 (was 256x256). Made executables Large Address Aware, maybe it proves beneficial in the future. UPDATE 7/12/2016:
    Level Editor Texture View Options dialog updated to accept maximum view size of 1024. Level Editor now releases handles to the 3D Viewer process and its thread. Added registry config with correct settings for running the editor through WINE. UPDATE 7/17/2016:
    Level Editor: Fixed crashes and bugs that were caused by recursive calls to SendMessage API (SendNotifyMessage FTW!). UPDATE 7/23/2016:
    Level Editor: Fixed 2 memory leaks (messaging problem), one occurred when communicating STOMP time (STOP button), the other when painting in 3D window. Level Editor: Changed default Level Properties regarding fog depth to be consistent with new engine limits. Level Editor: Changed default value of Fog Limit in Calculate Layer Visibility window to be consistent with new engine limits. UPDATE 7/31/2016:
    Added updated Modeler. UPDATE 8/11/2016:
    Level Editor: Fixed some stupid regression that caused 3D view to error when selecting models. UPDATE 8/14/2016:
    Level Editor: Minor changes to used message sending APIs where STOMP time is involved, resolves memory leak when recording key frame. UPDATE 10/13/2016:
    Updated most of the levels' visibility data, with exception of Ruined Village and Volcano (Max Fog Distance at 200% is effective now). Tweaked ballista and dragon NPCs to detect player sooner to compensate for larger viewing distance. UPDATE 11/13/2016:
    Implemented technically more correct fix for players being disconnected from multiplayer server when the game is minimized in fullscreen mode. Controller Sensitivity slider under Options->Controls now allows minimum value of 0.1 (previous minimum was 0.6). UPDATE 12/21/2016:
    Level Editor: 3D engine will idle unless the user is interacting with it instead of hogging the CPU while not doing anything. If game window doesn't have the focus, it will run at 15 FPS and sleep when the limit is reached to reduce CPU usage. Made game and Level Editor 3D engine's message loops more conventional (PeekMessage called without message filtering). Removed DisableProcessWindowsGhosting hack, not needed anymore due to above fix, game will never appear frozen unless it's actually frozen. UPDATE 12/24/2016:
    Level Editor 3D engine: Added option Timeout that specifies how much time passes with no activity before PeekMessage function is redirected to GetMessage. Embedded manifest in executables that enables Visual Styles which makes editing tools look more faithful to Windows theme settings. UPDATE 2/2/2017:
    Fixed the glitch with some things not being initialized on the level transition if the game was minimized and in fullscreen mode. Added dedicated server launcher which automatically restarts it if it crashes. UPDATE 2/8/2017:
    Reverted fix from previous update due to severe stability issues. Fixed text corruption when multi-sample anti-aliasing is forced via graphics drivers (set Text Adjustment to Shifted in Graphics menu). Allow 2048x2048 textures. Taken care of some stupidities in dinput.dll, including doing things in DllMain that shouldn't be there. Added compatibility database install/uninstall script for easier (de)installation. UPDATE 2/16/2017:
    Fixed some visual anomalies caused by new texel alignment code (scrollbar blur and vertical line through the map). UPDATE 3/4/2017:
    Fixed some layer visibility glitches in Alwarren. Minor code fixes. UPDATE 3/8/2017:
    Fixed another visibility glitch in Alwarren. UPDATE 5/10/2017:
    Fixed regression from one of previous updates that caused dedicated server window to not refresh. Added option to specify refresh rate. UPDATE 5/31/2017:
    Fixed some layer visibility glitches in Wartok Canyons (3 were also present in original level file, last one slipped in after visibility data update). 445SP1 Patch features intended for usage of special attack animations in NoWhere level are now activated only for specified levels (see 445SP1 section in Arokh.ini). 445SP1 Patch code for attack intervals was previously overwriting some unrelated code, this has been reverted. UPDATE 6/5/2017:
    Corrected HTTP GET request to have standard compliant line endings (server browser works again!). Corrected issue with HTTP GET request not containing slash if URL lacked one. UPDATE 6/7/2017:
    Game will no longer display "This is not the correct version of Drakan for this territory!" message and quit if system locale is set to Japanese. UPDATE 6/18/2017:
    Fixed critical bug in Wartok Canyons since 5/31/2017 update, the floor with pushable stone to open wall door wasn't rendered. UPDATE 6/19/2017:
    Added a backup copy of NPCs.odb file (Drakan\Common\NPC\NPCs.odb.bak). UPDATE 6/24/2017:
    Level Editor 3D engine: Removed Timeout option, it's not needed anymore. Level Editor 3D engine: Hopefully no more hangs caused by dinput.dll. Fixed the remaining layer visibility glitches in Alwarren (hopefully that's everything). UPDATE 7/3/2017:
    Layer visibility optimizations in Grotto and Wartok Canyons. UPDATE 7/31/2017:
    Fixed a lot of layer visibility bugs in Ruined Village. UPDATE 8/3/2017:
    Minor layer visibility fixes in Volcano. UPDATE 8/4/2017:
    Another 2 missed layer glitches in Ruined Village were fixed. UPDATE 9/2/2017:
    ReceiveCallback functions now handle socket errors so they won't crash the engine anymore, eg. it was possible to crash the server by sending it an oversized query packet. The crash that could occur when leaving Join Game menu may be gone as well. Replaced some duplicate memory management code in server query command processing functions with a call to common routine. When combining multiple query commands, responses will be broken down in multiple packets only when the size of the previous one is approaching the maximum. Added small routine to determine whether to tag the current query response packet with \queryid\#.# and/or \final\, previously this was under control of each query command processing function. Sending a query string that begins with \secure\ command won't crash the server anymore. \echo\ query command now responds with whatever was put as the second parameter. Allow specifying server region code in the Arokh.ini file. UPDATE 9/3/2017:
    Game server will now notify master servers when it's shutting down. Added master.333networks.com as one of the default master servers. Added DirectSound DLL overrides in Drakan_Wine_Settings.reg. UPDATE 9/22/2017:
    Server browser now uses GameSpy protocol by default to get the server list. Added more detailed status messages to the server browser, the original "Master Server Contacted" was very misleading. Fixed the bug when refreshing server list could randomly corrupt process' internal state, among other things causing inability to connect to any server and the game process deadlocking on exit. Resolved the problem with game temporarily freezing when multiplayer session ends and no players are connected. UPDATE 9/25/2017:
    Just another minor layer fix in Ruined Village. UPDATE 2/17/2018:
    Level Editor 3D engine: Empty DebugLog.txt will no longer be created. Level Editor 3D engine: Sounds will no longer be muted when window loses focus. Implemented per-user settings; config, saves and other data will be saved to user's Documents folder, in "My Games\Drakan". Added option to turn on/off redirection of user data to user's Documents folder. Screenshots will go to Screenshots subfolder and the old screenshots won't be overwritten. Added option to disable the usage of performance counter for timing. Game will no longer force-create registry key with A3D settings for old Aureal sound cards. Reverted change from previous update that caused "No Servers Listed" message in server browser remain on screen permanently. Deleting last user defined server from server browser will now delete servers.txt file from disk (only if the list is COMPLETELY empty), previously the file remained on disk with 1 server in it if the GUI was showing total of 0 servers. Replaced PeekMessage call with GetMessage in a message loop for Riot Engine Options dialog, taking care of excessive CPU utilization. Changed main loop to process all pending window messages before running a frame instead of just one per frame. Increased default limit of concurrent playing sounds from 20 to 64 (no more sound cutoffs without a DirectSound wrapper). Added missing trigger that turns off EAX Cave sound effect when leaving the cave in Ruined Village where 2 Scavengers attack an Orc. Game will now use the audio device selected in Riot Engine Options dialog instead of always using default device. It's now possible to select which monitor to use for fullscreen mode in Riot Engine Options dialog. Added FPS limiter. Restored compatibility with Windows 9x family of operating systems. Removed now redundant compatibility database from the archive, you may remove "Drakan SDB" entry from programs list or using Compatibility Administrator if you've installed it. UPDATE 3/30/2018:
    Fixed regression introduced in previous update that causes dedicated server to get stuck in infinite loop on level change if its window is minimized. Screenshots made while in 32-bit display mode will no longer be black under certain circumstances due to engine's indifference regarding display buffer format. Removed incomplete crash fix for lens flare issue. UPDATE 4/20/2018:
    Added missing exports to hook dinput.dll that might be expected by 3rd-party software. UPDATE 4/24/2018:
    Fixed the item duplication bug that occurred when placing an item taking 2 horizontal slots at the far lower right side of the inventory. Fixed the 'sword block flying' glitch. UPDATE 5/1/2018:
    Corrected the behavior of CPU feature detection function. UPDATE 5/5/2018:
    Increased Controller Sensitivity minimum value to 0.3 (lower values reset at startup). UPDATE 5/8/2018:
    Level Editor 3D engine: Inverted camera Y axis. Loading the game the first time after level transition is now faster if the save is from the same level and is not loaded via Load Game menu. Game will now load the Auto Save after level transition if the player hits any key on death fadeout screen and hasn't saved manually since. UPDATE 5/13/2018:
    Fixed the bug in the server browser that could result in invalid servers being added to the server list. UPDATE 5/19/2018:
    Now almost fully compatible with dgVoodoo2's fast video memory access. Lens flare effects should now render under most circumstances, they're also smooth under dgVoodoo2 (turn on Fast video memory access in the latter!). UPDATE 5/20/2018:
    Crashes related to lens flare effects rendering are gone for good! UPDATE 5/21/2018:
    Now it really works properly with dgVoodoo2's fast video memory access. UPDATE 6/4/2018:
    Level Editor 3D engine: Allow system supported resolutions. Level Editor 3D engine: Added option to turn off window message based execution blocking during inactivity for cases when it causes problems. Added option to enable DSBCAPS_GLOBALFOCUS flag for DirectSound buffers. Copy Drakan.cfg from install folder to user's personal Drakan folder if (s)he doesn't have config file already. Prevent Windows from scaling game window at high DPI settings because it breaks the mouse (and is generally recommended for these types of games). Don't call SetWindowPos on fullscreen window, it's redundant and can permanently mess up other applications' window sizes and positions. Enabled enhanced GDI scaling at high DPI settings by default for the editing tools (supported on Windows 10 version 1703 and above). UPDATE 6/17/2018:
    Disabled mplayer.com button in Multiplayer menu since the service is long gone. Dedicated server launcher now recognizes /abovenormal and /high parameters to set process priority of Drakan.exe (put them before anything else). Drakan dedicated server now inherits priority of its launcher process (DrakanServer.exe) also if it's higher than normal (if applicable). Moved SetErrorMode call to dinput.dll to allow dedicated server to be invoked by other means while keeping crash dialog disabled. Added VBScript script for dedicated server invocation. UPDATE 8/2/2018:
    Minor code fixes. UPDATE 8/6/2018:
    No longer required to specify levels in Arokh.ini 445SP1 section in Level#=levelfile.lvl format, just normally one per line. Automatically append file extension for the levels in 445SP1 section if missing. Fixed the issue from the previous update with MDL_SWITCH flag being accidentally reset. Fixed the inventory glitch which allowed items with width greater than 1 slot to be placed outside its boundaries. UPDATE 8/8/2018:
    Don't allow quick weapon switching when Rynn is in middle of attack or stunned. Don't allow opening inventory when Rynn is stunned. UPDATE 8/18/2018:
    Editing tools now remember 9 recently opened files (increased from 4 for Level Editor and from 6 for Modeler). Level Editor: Memory warning that always showed when setting number of undo levels above 4 now only appears on machines with low amount of installed physical memory. Level Editor: Default setting for undo levels has been increased to 20 (initial setting will still be 4 on machines with 64 MB or less memory.) Level Editor: Fixed the issue with message boxes related to undo setting popping up continuously if user closed the Level Properties dialog while undo number text box had keyboard focus. Level Editor: Level Properties dialog now allows setting number of undo levels up to 100 (previous maximum was 16). Level Editor: Now remembers number of undo levels across sessions. UPDATE 8/20/2018:
    Allow loading 32-bit textures from texture databases as they're known to be handled properly by the Riot Engine. UPDATE 8/21/2018:
    Fixed crash that can occur after failed DirectDraw surface creation during level load due to not all arguments being passed to debug error printing function. UPDATE 8/22/2018:
    Reverted quick weapon switch block when stunned and added stow weapon block while mid-attack. UPDATE 8/24/2018:
    Shortened the code dealing with lens flares. UPDATE 8/29/2018:
    Updated lens flare visibility checking code to be able to read 32-bit floating point depth values. Added option to force usage of 32-bit depth mask. UPDATE 9/2/2018:
    Level Editor: Added support for importing 32-bit textures (24-bit and 32.bit *.bmp files are no longer converted to 16-bit). Level Editor: Fixed the bug that caused pixel color values to be lower in the output image when exporting 16-bit textures. Level Editor: Fixed broken 32 -> 16-bit texture conversion code. Fixed a recent regression that caused lens flare visibility to be calculated incorrectly. UPDATE 9/4/2018:
    Fixed another odd case of lens flares not working due to working with incorrect depth mask. UPDATE 10/28/2018:
    Level Editor: Reduced "Brush Size" slider sensitivity in "Sculpt Tool" options dialog on the "Drawing" tab. Level Editor: Added Mechanist's DEM (Digital Elevation Model) importer, extending functionality of "File->Import->Heights from Bitmap..." option. Fixed broken alpha map of Texture24 in System.txd. Fixed layer visibility bug in Alwarren in the area with Barrier Crystal 5 that slipped in when layer visibility data was updated; it made the water that puts out the flames to remain invisible. Modified FPS limiter to accept values in decimal notation for more precise frame limiting. UPDATE 10/31/2018:
    Level Editor 3D engine: Fixed hang that happens under certain circumstances when viewing certain models. Level Editor 3D engine: Process all messages in message queue before running a frame, like Drakan.exe. Level Editor 3D engine: Fixed broken execution blocking on inactivity (main thread is halted only when renderer is inactive), we're also calling timeEndPeriod(1) in such scenario! Round down MaxFPS value if performance counter is disabled. UPDATE 12/28/2018:
    Skip enumeration of audio devices when starting dedicated server. Skip DirectMusic initialization when starting dedicated server.

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  5. Silent Hill 3 PC Fix by Steam006

    Changelog:
    1.2:
    The options menu can now be used without having to restart the game to fix the resolution
    Fixed incorrect FOV being used
    Fixed sliding screen transitions on certain resolutions
    Fixed DX8 on Windows 10 1809
    New DLLInjector.exe used should help with false positives
    Features:
    Allow custom window resolutions
    Allow custom rendering resolutions
    Window mode
    Borderless mode (In window mode)
    Window positioning (Useful for borderless mode)
    Fullscreen fix for DirectX 8 on Windows 10
    Use the correct FOV and enable manual control (page up and page down)
    Use the original FOV in cutscenes
    Enable DEP (Data Execution Prevention) on sh3.exe
    Set processor affinity to only use a single core
    Disable the game's safe mode
    Fix the options menu
    Depth of Field Resolution fix
    Shadow Resolution fix
    Inventory Background Resolution fix
    Status Screen Resolution fix
    Disable borders in cutscenes
    Modify the fog effect
    Random 30 FPS limit fix
    Unlock Silent Hill 2 Easter eggs
    Up to 8x multisampling
    Force VSync in fullscreen mode
    Wallhack (F1)
    Disable DirectX Fog (F2)
    Gamma control (F3 and F4)
    All of these can be configured in Silent_Hill_3_PC_Fix.ini.
    Install:
    1. Copy all the files to your Silent Hill 3 install folder.
    2. Configure Silent_Hill_3_PC_Fix.ini.
    3. Start the game with DLLInjector.exe.

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  6. Powerslave EX fix

    The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update introduced a bug into Powerslave EX which broke mouse control. The executable included in this archive provides a fix.

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  7. FlatOut v1.1 Patch for Steam & GOG

    The Steam and GOG versions of FlatOut are the v1.0 version. This is the v1.1 patch for FlatOut that works with the digital releases of the game: Steam & GOG.
     
    Originally posted by Clya900, the patch was missing 2 files are now included in this download, patch1.bfs, and patch.ini. Without these files, the game would fail to load, and shows a Runtime error. The game now has been tested on the Steam version, and works perfectly fine, however the GOG is untested, but should work just as well.
     
    Original patch notes below:
     
    FlatOut PC patch v1.1
    2004-Dec-10
     
    To install the patch:
    Copy the Flatout.exe, patch1.bfs and patch.ini files to the root of the install folder (by default this is c:\program files\empire interactive\flatout) and run the game.
     
     
    The following items have been fixed or improved:
    * Fix for the nVidia 66.93 drivers. The game no longer crashes when a race is started. The game has also been tested up to the 67.03 drivers with no problems found.
    * Engine fire burns aligned to the car's coordinates, e.g. when the car is upside down, flames go down.
    * Tuning menu: BHP meter and colors randomly switch when changing profile.
    * Flip back and forth to statistics screen and the BHP grows bug.
    * Force feedback slows game in some cases.
    * 5.1 sound support is not working on some setups.
    * Disconnects when returning to the lobby in multiplayer games.
    * When the game briefly minimizes before starting a multiplayer game, sometimes gives a blue screen (this is quite rare, but it does happen sometimes)
    * Only 2 players can play if NetLimiter is installed.
    * Bug with public ip detection, if the commandline network options are used.
    * Enabled a switch to allow the player to turn off ragdoll in single player (located in the Options Menu).
    * Enabled multiplayer destruction derby.

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  8. Syndicate Plus patch for FreeSynd

    Syndicate Plus patch for FreeSynd
     
    This replacement file allows FreeSynd to work with Syndicate Plus. FreeSynd is a cross-platform, re-implementation of the game that allows for playing it natively in Windows/Linux (i.e. without DOSBox) as long as you have the game's original data files. Note that FreeSynd doesn't currently support playing the expansion pack ("Plus") missions. Even with this patch, you will be able to play only the game's original missions. Also, FreeSynd might eventually be updated to support Syndicate Plus, in which case this patch will probably no longer be necessary. The current v0.7.5 does not.
     
    FreeSynd setup instructions (if you already have it set up, skip to Step 5):
     
    1. Go to https://sourceforge.net/projects/freesynd/files/
     
    2. Do NOT click on the green button to download the "latest" version, since that button will download an old version. Instead, navigate the folder structure below and download the actual latest version (currently, v0.7.5).
     
    3. Extract it anywhere.
     
    4. Copy all files in the "SYNDICAT\DATA" folder of your Syndicate Plus installation to FreeSynd's "bin\data" folder. If you don't have a "SYNDICAT\DATA" folder, the files may be in "SYND\DATA" or just "DATA". The folder should have 439 files. If you have a DATADISK\DATA" folder, that's NOT what you want, as those are the expansion pack data files (again, FreeSynd currently supports only the original game's missions, not the expansion pack's missions).
     
    5. Copy SOUND-0.DAT from this archive to FreeSynd's "bin\data" folder, overwriting the one that you just copied there.
     
    6. Open bin\freesynd.ini and change "fullscreen" to "true". If you don't, the game will be in an unresizable 640x400 window that'll probably be far too small for most users.
     
    7. Run bin\freesynd.exe.
     
    Note: It's also possible to point FreeSynd to your existing Syndicate Plus installation instead of copying its data files in Step 4. You can do that by opening freesynd.ini, removing the '#' from the "data_dir" line and setting the path to the data files ("." and ".." accepted). You will then still have to copy SOUND-0.DAT over your original Syndicate Plus files, which may or may not affect the game when run in DOSBox instead of FreeSynd.

    41 downloads

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  9. PoliceStationCrashPatch.zip

    GOG version patch for a bug that crashes the game in the police station.

    45 downloads

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  10. Bloodline - Sui's Fix

    A basic fix for the awful window handling in Bloodline (2004/2005 Czech video game), which essentially was bugging out explorer.exe. Also added added an ability to override aspect ratio for camera.

    26 downloads

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  11. Silent Hill Homecoming PC Fix by Steam006

    Changelog 1.3:
    Fixed quicksave
    Added option to use checkpoints as savepoints
     
    Features:
    Allow 60 FPS
    Window mode (Recommended, makes the game not crash when using alt-tab) (The game will will appear to be in fullscreen mode if the resolution matches)
    Patch hard-coded 720p resolution values
    Patch shadow resolution
    Up to 8x multisampling
    Force VSync in fullscreen mode
    Disable DirectX fog (F1)
    Wireframe mode (F2)
    Wallhack (F3)
    Controllable map and item size (F4 and F5)
    Controllable sensitivity (F6 and F7)
    Controllable gamma (F8 and F9)
    Speedhack (F10)
    Quick save (F11)
    Use checkpoints as savepoints
    Controllable FOV (Page up and Page down)
    Invert controls
    Fix for a common crash
    Enable DEP (Data Execution Prevention) on SilentHill.exe
    Allow the game to use 4GB of RAM
    Use XInput 1.4 if available
    Set custom save file path
     
    Install:
    1. Start the game normally and set the resolution of your monitor in the options menu. Exit the game.
    2. Copy all the files to "steamapps\common\Silent Hill Homecoming\Bin"
    3. Configure the width and height and other options in Silent_Hill_Homecoming_PC_Fix.ini
    4. Start the game with Silent_Hill_Homecoming_PC_Fix.exe.

    892 downloads

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  12. Silent Hill Homecoming PC Fix by Steam006

    Changelog 1.2:
    Added option to invert control input
    Added speedhack
    Added quicksave (WIP)
    Changed the map and item size patch
    Fixed bugs
     
    Features:
    Allow 60 FPS
    Window mode (Recommended, makes the game not crash when using alt-tab) (The game will will appear to be in fullscreen mode if the resolution matches)
    Patch hard-coded 720p resolution values
    Patch shadow resolution
    Up to 8x multisampling
    Force VSync in fullscreen mode
    Disable DirectX fog (F1)
    Wireframe mode (F2)
    Wallhack (F3)
    Controllable map and item size (F4 and F5)
    Controllable sensitivity (F6 and F7)
    Controllable gamma (F8 and F9)
    Speedhack (F10)
    Quick save (F11) (WIP)
    Controllable FOV (Page up and Page down)
    Invert controls
    Fix for a common crash
    Enable DEP (Data Execution Prevention) on SilentHill.exe
    Allow the game to use 4GB of RAM
    Use XInput 1.4 if available
    Set custom save file path
     
    Install:
    1. Start the game normally and set the resolution of your monitor in the options menu. Exit the game.
    2. Copy all the files to "steamapps\common\Silent Hill Homecoming\Bin"
    3. Configure the width and height and other options in Silent_Hill_Homecoming_PC_Fix.ini
    4. Start the game with Silent_Hill_Homecoming_PC_Fix.exe.

    74 downloads

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  13. fairyfix.zip

    Patch for Fairy/Pixie-related terrain and crashing issues in Dungeon Siege. If a Fairy or Pixie restores a character's health or mana, the player may subsequently encounter missing terrain, and game crashes. The file disables the abilities of both creatures. Extract fairyfix.dsres to <path-to-game>\Resources
     
    This is a prevention, not a cure; it won't fix the problem after it happens. To fix an existing problem, follow the instructions here.
     
    Found here: http://ds.gemsite.org/web/index.php/patch/GET/detail-5

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  14. Yakuza 0 LOD Mod

    A patch that allows you to maximize Yakuza 0's LOD distance, and eliminates the issue where pedestrians have low quality models on 'Ultra' settings. I did not create this program, an anonymous modder from 4chan has; all I did was rename the ZIP file and remove PPF-o-Matic in the off chance bundling third party applications violates the rules.

    424 downloads

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  15. Silent Hill Homecoming PC Fix by Steam006

    Changelog 1.1:
    Added option to patch shadows to be at least the resolution you have specified
    Added option to use a custom sensitivity level (Enabled by default, F6 and F7)
    Added option to use a custom gamma level (Enabled by default, F8 and F9)
    Added option to enable or disable upgrading XInput to 1.4 (Enabled by default)
    Added option for using a custom save file path
    Fixed some false positives by antivirus programs
     
    Features:
    Allow 60 FPS
    Window mode (Recommended, makes the game not crash when using alt-tab) (The game will will appear to be in fullscreen mode if the resolution matches)
    Patch hard-coded 720p resolution values
    Patch the resolution of the map and items
    Patch shadow resolution
    Up to 8x multisampling
    Force VSync in fullscreen mode
    Disable DirectX fog (F1)
    Wireframe mode (F2)
    Wallhack (F3)
    Controllable map and item size (F4 and F5)
    Controllable sensitivity (F6 and F7)
    Controllable gamma (F8 and F9)
    Controllable FOV (Page up and Page down)
    Fix for a common crash
    Enable DEP (Data Execution Prevention) on SilentHill.exe
    Allow the game to use 4GB of RAM
    Use XInput 1.4 if available
    Set custom save file path
     
    Install:
    1. Start the game normally and set the resolution of your monitor in the options menu. Exit the game.
    2. Copy all the files to "steamapps\common\Silent Hill Homecoming\Bin"
    3. Configure the width and height and other options in Silent_Hill_Homecoming_PC_Fix.ini
    4. Start the game with Silent_Hill_Homecoming_PC_Fix.exe.

    702 downloads

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  16. CRC2005 Fixed Shaders

    This fix is already shipped in a Steam version - you only need it if you use a non-Steam version of the game!
     
    This package contains fixed shaders for CRC2005. Original shaders started showing severe artifacts on more modern graphics cards, and an existing fix involved modifying EXE. Moreover, this fix resulted in drastic performance drops. Fixed shaders correct the issue without any performance drops or visual compromises.

    119 downloads

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  17. Silent Hill 3 PC Fix by Steam006

    Features:
    Allow custom window resolutions
    Allow custom rendering resolutions
    Window mode
    Borderless mode (In window mode)
    Window positioning (Useful for borderless mode)
    Fullscreen fix for DirectX 8 on Windows 10
    Use the correct FOV and enable manual control (page up and page down)
    Use the original FOV in cutscenes
    Enable DEP (Data Execution Prevention) on sh3.exe
    Set processor affinity to only use a single core
    Disable the game's safe mode
    Fix the options menu
    Depth of Field Resolution fix
    Shadow Resolution fix
    Inventory Background Resolution fix
    Status Screen Resolution fix
    Disable borders in cutscenes
    Modify the fog effect
    Random 30 FPS limit fix
    Unlock Silent Hill 2 Easter eggs
    Up to 8x multisampling
    Force VSync in fullscreen mode
    Wallhack (F1)
    Disable DirectX Fog (F2)
    Gamma control (F3 and F4)
     
    All of these can be configured in Silent_Hill_3_PC_Fix.ini.
     
    Install:
    1. Copy all the files to your Silent Hill 3 install folder.
    2. Configure Silent_Hill_3_PC_Fix.ini.
    3. Start the game with Silent_Hill_3_PC_Fix.exe

    3368 downloads

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  18. Advanced Camera Control

    original url - http://www.d3scene.com/forum/warcraft-3-hacks-bots-tools/78163-advanced-camera-control-1-1-a.html
     
    How to use :
     
    Press Enter in game and enter following commands in it :
     

    /distance value
    /aoa value
    /farz value
    /fov value
    /roll value
    /rotation value
    /zoffset value
    /default
    /smooth on
    /smooth off

     
    Explanation :
     
     
     
    /distance changes Camera Distance (Default : 1650)
    /aoa changes Angle of Attack (Default : 300)
    /farz changes Far Z (Default : 5000)
    /fov changes Field of View (Default : 70)
    /roll changes Camera Roll (Default : 0)
    /rotation changes Camera Rotation (Default : 90)
    /zoffset changes Camera Z Offset (Default : 0)
    /default Change all to their default value
    /smooth on Camera moves more smoothly
    /smooth off Set default camera smooth factor
     
    Other Commands :
     
    /command char changes just a single command to it's default value
    For example /aoa Sosha changes Angle of Attack to 300
     
    Installation :
     
    Copy ACC.mix to your warcraft3 folder
     
    Credits :
     
    YourName for hooking chat function

    87 downloads

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  19. Silent Hill Homecoming PC Fix by Steam006

    Features:



    Allow 60 FPS




    Window mode (Recommended)




    Patch hard-coded 720p resolution values




    Patch the r

    esolution of the map and items




    Up to 8x multisampling




    Force VSync in fullscreen mode




    Disable DirectX fog (F1)




    Wireframe mode (F2)




    Wallhack (F3)




    Controllable map and item size (F4 and F5)




    Controllable FOV (Page up and Page down)




    Fix for a common crash




    Enable DEP (Data Execution Prevention) on SilentHill.exe




    Allow the game to use 4GB of RAM




    Most of these can be configured in Silent_Hill_Homecoming_PC_Fix.ini


     


    Install:




    1. Start the game normally and set the resolution of your monitor in the options menu. Exit the game.




    2. Copy all the files to "steamapps\common\Silent Hill Homecoming\Bin"




    3. Configure the width and height in

    Silent_Hill_Homecoming_PC_Fix.ini.




    4. Start the game with Silent_Hill_Homecoming_PC_Fix.exe.


    2032 downloads

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  20. Jason's Freelancer Patch

    Jason's Freelancer Patch 1.20 by Jason Hood.
     
    Expands on the work of Louva-Deus and Buck Danny, providing many additional improvements and some new features (additional controls, including rolling and vertical strafing (warning: may be considered cheating on some servers); actual Stats displays for Powerplants, Engines, Scanners, Tractor Beams and Armor; widescreen support).
     
    Taken from: http://adoxa.altervista.org/freelancer/index.html

    91 downloads

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  21. Peixoto's patches

    Peixoto's patches.
     
    Widescreen and HD patches, fixes for bugs, glitches or poor performance on modern computers, better compatibility with today's gamepads and even some modding tools, amongst other things
     
    Supported games:
     
    American Mcgee's Alice
    Dark Earth
    Deus Ex
    Dino Crisis
    Heart of Darkness
    I Am Alive
    Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen
    Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
    Little Big Adventure
    Little Big Adventure Enhanced Edition
    Little Big Adventure 2
    Martian Gothic
    Mageslayer
    Onimusha Warlords
    Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
    Project Eden
    Resident Evil 1
    Resident Evil 2
    Sanitarium
    Shogo: Mobile Armor Division
    Slave Zero
    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
    Star Wars Episode I: Racer
    Star Wars Jedi Knight
    Star Wars Mysteries of the Sith
    Take No Prisoners
    Tomb Raider 2
    Tomb Raider 2 Gold
    Tomb Raider 3
    Tomb Raider 3 Gold
    Tomb Raider 4
    Tomb Raider 5
    Unreal Gold
     
    Taken from: http://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=53121 (2018-5-22)

    308 downloads

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  22. Grand Theft Auto I Launcher

    Grand Theft Auto I Launcher by GZWN.net
     
    Fix for crash on game startup.
     
    Taken from: http://gzwn.net/gta1launcher/

    155 downloads

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  23. Clive Barker's Undying widescreen fix

    This fixes the "stretching" in Clive Barker's Undying that occurs when selecting widescreen resolutions in-game.
     
     
     
    This is a fix not created by me, I do not claim it's mine and recognition should go to the creators of the actual fix.
     
    I'm simply trying to preserve it, and share it.

    88 downloads

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  24. F.E.A.R. shadow corruption fix

    F.E.A.R. shadow corruption fix by Guzz.
     
    Run ON_DisableVidMemVBs.reg before you start playing F.E.A.R. to fix shadow corruption.
    Run OFF_DisableVidMemVBs.reg after playing F.E.A.R. to disable the tweak. This is needed because this tweak has an extremely negative performance effect for other games.
     
    Taken from: https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/980370/geforce-drivers/f-e-a-r-shadows-are-still-broken/post/5129140/#5129140

    142 downloads

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  25. Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Window Mode Patcher

    Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Window Mode Patcher by jim2point0.
     
    Copy it to your AC4 install directory, launch it, type y and press ENTER. Patching will start.
    Pressing only enter will give you info about current mode.
     
    Patching again will revert all changes.
     
    Taken from: http://www.deadendthrills.com/forum/discussion/55/guide-assassin-s-creed-4-black-flag

    547 downloads

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