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Re: Beyond Divinity On Vista? Any Vista Patch Plan #343691
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Re: Beyond Divinity On Vista? Any Vista Patch Plan [Re: janggut] #359016
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Starforce! Now I remember why I never bought BD, I'd been wondering that for months. After Starforce (on Prince of Persia: Warrior Within, I believe) fried my PC, it's something I always make sure before buying a game. Any chance of a DD+BD+D:ED collector's edition coming out without any starforce taint? Seriously, I'm still scared to take anything with starforce anywhere near my PC \:D

Re: Beyond Divinity On Vista? Any Vista Patch Plan [Re: swordscythe] #359017
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The 1.49 patch removes the Starforce copy protection; just install BD, delete the copy protection files (IIRC protect.dll and a Starforce folder) without rebooting and install the patch.

Re: Beyond Divinity On Vista? Any Vista Patch Plan [Re: Raze] #373682
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Has the "more then 2GB" slow performance been solved (64 bit vista user here)


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Re: Beyond Divinity On Vista? Any Vista Patch Plan [Re: Morbo] #373916
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Not as far as I know. I hope to be able to build a new computer in the next couple months, so I'll see if this performance hit happens with more than 3072MB of RAM in 64bit Win7 RC, in addition to 64bit Vista...

30-40 FPS in XP x86; 10 - 20 FPS in Vista x64

Re: Beyond Divinity On Vista? Any Vista Patch Plan [Re: Raze] #458310
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I feel like I got entirely ripped off purchasing beyond divinity with a modern pc. I made sure to leave 1 star review on gog.com http://www.gog.com/gamecard/beyond_divinity#reviews=1 sort by most recent first.

Re: Beyond Divinity On Vista? Any Vista Patch Plan [Re: darkened] #458558
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So this game is unplayable if you have vista 64 bit?

That's somewhat of a shame. What about this anthology thing? Does it update BD to run better?

Re: Beyond Divinity On Vista? Any Vista Patch Plan [Re: Dundalis] #458559
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The disk version / original download version of the game can be be run in Vista/7, though should be run in win9x compatibility mode to avoid a rare bug that can corrupt equipment. There is a workaround for the performance problem, if encountered.

There were Vista/7 compatibility fixes in the most recent update to BD (in the anthology, GOG update, etc), as well as support added for higher resolutions and widescreen aspect ratios. I think the performance problem with more than 3GB RAM should be fixed; I had no problems with a 64 bit Win7 system with 6GB RAM, anyway.

So far there have been two reports of poor performance in BD. One was due to an anti-virus program, and the other reported by someone who gave no further feedback and AFAIK never checked if the amount of RAM Windows could see had any impact on the performance, and just assumed that was the case.

Re: Beyond Divinity On Vista? Any Vista Patch Plan [Re: Raze] #458563
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Originally Posted By: Raze

The disk version / original download version of the game can be be run in Vista/7, though should be run in win9x compatibility mode to avoid a rare bug that can corrupt equipment. There is a workaround for the performance problem, if encountered.

There were Vista/7 compatibility fixes in the most recent update to BD (in the anthology, GOG update, etc), as well as support added for higher resolutions and widescreen aspect ratios. I think the performance problem with more than 3GB RAM should be fixed; I had no problems with a 64 bit Win7 system with 6GB RAM, anyway.

So far there have been two reports of poor performance in BD. One was due to an anti-virus program, and the other reported by someone who gave no further feedback and AFAIK never checked if the amount of RAM Windows could see had any impact on the performance, and just assumed that was the case.

Ok so where do I get the updated version of BD? I'm playing DD atm, and Ive already got D2:DKS so I have no reason to get the anthology. Is it only from gog the standalone updated version? Or if I buy a disk version is there a patch to update it? If it's the same as DD in that gog has exclusive the updated version does BD have the same issues with the update that DD does? As that was the main reason I avoided gog version of DD and got the disk version.

Re: Beyond Divinity On Vista? Any Vista Patch Plan [Re: Dundalis] #458565
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Currently the updated version of BD is available from GOG and the Larian Vault, and should be available soon from Steam. There are at least a couple other digital distributors who have the original download version, which is the same as the latest disk version. There may be a patch; the original digital distributions were handled by the publisher, Focus, who may need to be involved in any updates.

There were no problems with the source code for BD, so none of the fixes or changes in the disk version patches were lost.

Re: Beyond Divinity On Vista? Any Vista Patch Plan [Re: Raze] #458574
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Originally Posted By: Raze

Currently the updated version of BD is available from GOG and the Larian Vault, and should be available soon from Steam. There are at least a couple other digital distributors who have the original download version, which is the same as the latest disk version. There may be a patch; the original digital distributions were handled by the publisher, Focus, who may need to be involved in any updates.

There were no problems with the source code for BD, so none of the fixes or changes in the disk version patches were lost.

Ok thanks. Last question does the save game and item editor for DD work with BD? Or is there ones for that game?

Re: Beyond Divinity On Vista? Any Vista Patch Plan [Re: Dundalis] #458575
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There were no item or save editors made for BD, and the DD ones are not compatible. There are some manual ways to cheat, though.

Actiontrip.com's Beyond Divinity Cheats - starting a new game with stronger characters

armory trick in act 1

Hex editing - gold, experience, stat/skill points (not re-checked in the most recent version)

Teleporting anywhere (via hex editor)

Re: Beyond Divinity On Vista? Any Vista Patch Plan [Re: Raze] #458945
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Originally Posted By: Raze

There were no item or save editors made for BD, and the DD ones are not compatible. There are some manual ways to cheat, though.

Actiontrip.com's Beyond Divinity Cheats - starting a new game with stronger characters

armory trick in act 1

Hex editing - gold, experience, stat/skill points (not re-checked in the most recent version)

Teleporting anywhere (via hex editor)

Thanks for that, finshed Div Divinity and got BD from Steam. It looks like your hex editor instructions don't work in the new version, or I can't find matching strings when looking for skills for the two main characters. I can find the right "base #", above "deathknight #", but there isn't a string 6 rows above the 'b' with anything separated by 4 "00". There's 7 strings of numbers followed by 5 strings of "00".

Also scrolling down from the first "deathknight #" I cannot find another "deathknight #", they either have red or black or some other word before or after. The last one looks like "deathknight act4 #".

Re: Beyond Divinity On Vista? Any Vista Patch Plan [Re: Dundalis] #458946
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I meant to check that, but then forgot about it. I'll write it down this time, but it will be at least a couple days before I'll have time to look at it.

Re: Beyond Divinity On Vista? Any Vista Patch Plan [Re: Raze] #459797
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Originally Posted By: Raze

I meant to check that, but then forgot about it. I'll write it down this time, but it will be at least a couple days before I'll have time to look at it.

Any luck figuring the new version out?

Re: Beyond Divinity On Vista? Any Vista Patch Plan [Re: Dundalis] #459799
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Yes for a quick edit to boost free stat points to test something (the value was a couple rows down and a few bytes over from v1.47/1.49), no on anything thorough. Over the next few days I'll see if I can burn a couple DVDs to free up some hard drive space, re-install BD and recheck everything (the actual checking shouldn't take terribly long, but I still have some Christmas stuff to do, etc).

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