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Offline Wesp5

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Unofficial Patch 9.4 released!
« on: September 01, 2015, 04:33:42 PM »
Get it as usual from The Patches Scrolls:
http://www.patches-scrolls.de/patch/4647/7/72004
which now includes the latest version with some minor improvements!

BE SURE TO START THE GAME FROM THE SHORTCUT THE PATCH CREATES AND ALWAYS START A NEW GAME AFTER UPGRADING!

v9.4                                                     06.10.2015
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+Restored museum entrance and downtown area, thanks to EntenSchreck.
+Opened pier after murder is gone, thanks atrblizzard and Psycho-A.
+Fixed aura for crying woman in SM and improved library quest again.
+Made LaCroix give you the museum keys and Blood Theft always work.
+Added random thunder sounds to waterfront and removed tutorial key.
+Created plus default cfg and corrected basic one, thanks Psycho-A.
+Fixed warrens snatching sound and turned Ocean House sprinkler off.
+Cleaned SM apartment and fixed Vandal gesture, thanks to Psycho-A.
+Added twelve original musical compositions, thanks to Rik Schaffer.
+Restored lockpick sound, warehouse music and Last Round barkeeper.
+Added guard outside Empire hotel and made new maps fit screenshots.
+Improved details for all new maps and the SDK, thanks to Psycho-A.
+Corrected occult item heal rate and descriptions in plus and basic.
+Restored Blood Hunt newspaper and fixed bus stops and poles there.
+Moved finding out about the Gargoyle XPs to avoid preferring sides.
+Added subtitles for Malkavian whispers and radio, thanks Psycho-A.
+Fixed some Presence dialogue options and Vandal's background music.
+Restored flamethrower lethality and fixed some interface graphics.
Corrected Milligan not leaving his apartment in case you were loud.
Removed Tourette gun from model and made her give it in basic too.
Fixed many particle, material and subtitle errors, thanks Psycho-A.
Added script to run Bloodlines and mods under Wine, thanks to SCO.
Corrected Johansen's Empire hotel name and weapons and keys sounds.
Updated SweetFX and more presets, thanks Psycho-A and Citizenkane.
Corrected pier streetlights on three maps and removed police tapes.
Fixed some Johansen, Lily, Dema, Boris and Copper dialogue issues.
Improved game mod loader to fix disappearing shadows, thanks Behar.
Corrected Malkavian ghouls sounds and restored basic wallet scale.

« Last Edit: October 07, 2015, 09:23:31 PM by Wesp5 »

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Re: Unofficial Patch 9.4 released!
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2015, 01:03:28 AM »
Gratz and thanks for all the hard work on this great patch, it looks like a great list!    :vampsmile:

Trust me, most of the names I have been called you can't translate in any language...they're not even real words as much as a succession of violent images.

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Re: Unofficial Patch 9.4 released!
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2015, 10:33:22 AM »
Hi, thank you for still updating this awesome game!

I installed v9.4 on clean Bloodlines installation (Steam version) and it shows as 9.3 Plus in the Bloodlines main menu options.. Not a big deal cuz I know it is 9.4 but still wanted to llet you know.

Thanks again!  :smile:

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Re: Unofficial Patch 9.4 released!
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2015, 11:24:26 AM »
I installed v9.4 on clean Bloodlines installation (Steam version) and it shows as 9.3 Plus in the Bloodlines main menu

Oops, I only updated the number for the basic patch. Fixed! As there is a possible game breaker later on I will try to release a hotfix as soon as possible and include this in it...

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Re: Unofficial Patch 9.4 released!
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2015, 12:15:23 PM »
Words simply cannot described how i'm feeling right now  :clap:  :dancecut:  :clap:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3ALwKeSEYs


What will awaits me at the Santa Monica Pier?

I can enter through the museum's front door now?

There will be Bloodhunt article on the newspaper?

So many question!!

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Re: Unofficial Patch 9.4 released!
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2015, 03:48:52 PM »
What will awaits me at the Santa Monica Pier?

Not much yet ;), but other modders might use this later...

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I can enter through the museum's front door now?

Yes, if you get the keys. If not, choose a different answer!

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There will be Bloodhunt article on the newspaper?

Something like it and another newspaper at the museum.

Can I ask anyone who is getting this patch to run on their system to post their OS (Win7/8/10) and game version (Steam, retail, D2D) here? It seems some people can't get version 9.4 to run under Windows 10...

Offline Psycho-A

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Re: Unofficial Patch 9.4 released!
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2015, 06:58:12 PM »
I'd like to tell that if someone can't run the patch under Win10, he can't run the clear game too, and it's general compatiblity problem. I'd tell more, Win10 rather brings more problems than benefits at all, while it's rather one big trojan and spyware than the normal OS :)

Wesp5:
Why still we needed to carry various dll copies (engine, client/server) with patch, when the loader recommended itself as the stable launch base both with original 1.2 dlls? Since all of their fixes are duplicated in the loader, they rather creates problems than brings the use...
« Last Edit: September 03, 2015, 07:07:30 PM by Psycho-A »

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Re: Unofficial Patch 9.4 released!
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2015, 07:10:41 PM »
Why still we needed to carry various dll copies (engine, client/server) with patch, when the loader recommended itself as the stable launch base both with original 1.2 dlls? Since all of their fixes are duplicated in the loader, they rather creates problems than brings the use...

For now I kept them as a backup, but I may delete them if 9.4 is stable. I still include the vampire.exe.12 too and I might need to add the Steam one for Windows 10 issues. The size differences of the latest patch are indeed due to Rik's new music and other sound files.

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Re: Unofficial Patch 9.4 released!
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2015, 10:39:20 PM »
For now I kept them as a backup, but I may delete them if 9.4 is stable. I still include the vampire.exe.12 too and I might need to add the Steam one for Windows 10 issues. The size differences of the latest patch are indeed due to Rik's new music and other sound files.
Hm, and will steam's exe work normally on non-steam game versions? As far I know, there are many problems of steam game versions (not existing in non-steam one, like in-game unexpected script issues and memory leaks) are connected to this exe that contains another protection, so this may bring them to non-steam game too... For me, it's better to use Troika's original 52 kb Vampire.exe (pre-SafeDisc) that not contains any kinds of injections, and it's better experienced with the mod loader. People tested it on my russian build on Win10 and everything is work fine. I don't remember how I got this file, but I can send it you, if needed.. This will also free  us from Steam.dll fix in the root since it not contains any Steam links inside.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2015, 10:43:14 PM by Psycho-A »

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Re: Unofficial Patch 9.4 released!
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2015, 01:26:14 AM »
Wasn't the SafeDisc-enabled executable the original one, and the SafeDisc-disabled the cracked one?
Any way, this patch brings A LOT of big changes to the table. I don't think they influence the game in a significant manner, but I do think they can be the base for something grand.

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Re: Unofficial Patch 9.4 released!
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2015, 09:40:52 AM »
Hm, and will steam's exe work normally on non-steam game versions?

No, this is why I only include them as backup. The nocd version I use works fine both for retail and Steam on Windows 7 and it did work for me on Windows 10 too! But since I included it with the patch some people claim it doesn't work.

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For me, it's better to use Troika's original 52 kb Vampire.exe (pre-SafeDisc) that not contains any kinds of injections, and it's better experienced with the mod loader.

It would be great if you could send this to me, even just as a backup! Please to do it as fast as possible.

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This will also free  us from Steam.dll fix in the root since it not contains any Steam links inside.

See above, the nocd version should do the same but it seems it does not always work on Windows 10...
« Last Edit: September 04, 2015, 09:53:12 AM by Wesp5 »

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Re: Unofficial Patch 9.4 released!
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2015, 04:07:25 PM »
I installed the latest UP and started to play, but at the character generation I noticed... shouldn't it have histories included? Maybe I didn't do the installation right?

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Re: Unofficial Patch 9.4 released!
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2015, 08:49:36 PM »
I installed the latest UP and started to play, but at the character generation I noticed... shouldn't it have histories included? Maybe I didn't do the installation right?

The histores are only available if you select the plus version of the patch as they were not included in the original game!

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Re: Unofficial Patch 9.4 released!
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2015, 09:18:56 PM »
I see, thanks.

Also, in SM, in the parking garage closed exit leading to the pier, there are used to be two policemen talking to each other. Now I didn't see any policemen, only heard their conversation. Why is that?

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Re: Unofficial Patch 9.4 released!
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2015, 10:11:51 PM »
Also, in SM, in the parking garage closed exit leading to the pier, there are used to be two policemen talking to each other. Now I didn't see any policemen, only heard their conversation. Why is that?

Again, this is like it was before I patched it. The basic versions sticks very close to the original game and as this wasn't really a bug, the police men are not visible, only in the plus version...