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Uru: Complete Chronicles patch beta 1.1.4

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:05 pm
by Chogon
I have recently been able to recreate the environment to build the Uru:Complete Chronicles executables! I have created an update beta patch that I would like to open up beta testing to all that have purchased Uru:Complete Chronicles.
If you have comments, questions or bugs, please post in this thread.

The beta patch is at https://account.mystonline.com/download/UruCCBeta.zip

Thanks!
Chogon

NOTE: If you are running the Steam or GOG.com version of Uru:CC, you will either need to stop auto updates or copy the UruCC directory from the Steam or GOG.com library into a different directory (recommended).

Here is the contents of the readme.txt file:
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This is a beta patch 1.1.4 for Uru: Complete Chronicles executables. Use at your own risk.

=== A quick glance what is in this patch ===
1) Version displayed in the title of the game window (if in windowed mode)
2) Win10 Cursor fix (from Adam Johnson and Joseph Davies)
3) HD resolution support (16:9 and 16:10 aspect ratio resolutions).
4) DirectMusic disabled

=== Installing this patch ===
Before you start, be sure to back up your Uru directory. Theoretically, you should only need to back up UruExplore.exe and UruSetup.exe.
After unzipping the patch, copy the files into your Uru directory.
Then run UruSetup.exe or UruExplore.exe
Enjoy!



=== More detail of the updates===
1) Version displayed in the title of the game window --
The version is now displayed in the game window title (when in windowed mode) and this patch should display "UruExplore 1.1.4 beta" The UruExplore.exe file Properties, Details should show the correct Product version and the File description more accurate.
2) Win10 Cursor fix --
This is the fix that was created by Adam Johnson and Joseph Davies that fixes the right-mouse camera pan in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. This fix will also work if you have UruExplore.exe in compatibility mode (such as WindowsXP - which fixes a reported crash in Teledahn)
3) HD resolution support --
In UruSetup.exe, under the Graphics tab, the resolutions selectable in Screen Resolutions should now include HD (ie. 16:9 and 16x10) resolutions. If the resolution is an HD resolution the aspect ratio will be displayed with the resolution. Such as "1280x720 (16:9)"
4) DirectMusic disabled --
Microsoft has long since deprecated DirectMusic. Uru: Complete Chronicles only uses it marginally and works fine without it. The reason for disabling DirectMusic is because in some system configurations it would cause crashes.


=== Known issues ===
1) For all scopes and telescope, the vignette or scope viewing screen does not cover the entire screen in HD resolutions.
2) UHD resolutions (21:9 and above) will not be supported... the camera system becomes too warped and is not playable.
3) In HD resolutions, when in first person, the sides of the game screen becomes warped or stretched. It is not as pronounced as UHD but is quite noticiable.

Re: Uru: Complete Chronicles patch beta 1.1.4

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:59 pm
by Sirius
Wow, supporting HD resolutions is great news ! A lot of us still play Complete Chronicles regularly, so this is a real blessing. I hope you will figure out the camera warping bug too, as it's a bit too noticeable in my opinion. I think Adam and Joseph have a fix for that too. But still, great work ! :D

Re: Uru: Complete Chronicles patch beta 1.1.4

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:13 am
by Jamie Marchant
Cool, I may try that later.

Re: Uru: Complete Chronicles patch beta 1.1.4

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:41 am
by Chogon
Sirius wrote: I hope you will figure out the camera warping bug too, as it's a bit too noticeable in my opinion. I think Adam and Joseph have a fix for that too.

Yes they do. Adam and Joseph were early testers of this patch and have sent me their fix and I should be able to retro fit it into the UruCC sources. There still needs to be more updates to this beta (especially for the short scope vignettes).

Thanks,
Chogon

Re: Uru: Complete Chronicles patch beta 1.1.4

PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:48 pm
by AdamJohnso
This is a great start, and I'm certain the final release will address all of the little problems**. The way this kind of thing works is generally in fixing one thing you break at least two or three others. 8-)

** EDITED: apparently the original word I used was censored. I am unfamiliar with any offensive uses for that particular word, but the replacement phrase made no sense, so I have changed the word such that my post makes sense.

Re: Uru: Complete Chronicles patch beta 1.1.4

PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:21 am
by Sirius
That's really cool then ! Thanks to everyone involved for these fixes ! :D