any hope someone will make a patch?

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any hope someone will make a patch?

Post by falcon » Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:00 pm

so yeah as we all know the original Kabuto had serious flaws (kabuto's kids not attacking on their own, allied aiming problems, collision detection just to name a very few)

and since the "patch 1.5" was cancelled (though I guess everyone saw that coming ^^) is there any chance someone else will make a patch - for real - that fixes all those issues?

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Post by Threnke » Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:13 pm

Have you tried the 1.497 BETA Patch yet?

There was another version, 1.498, that would bring a lot of new stuff but developer gave it up due to the small size of the comunity.

The chances of a new patch to be released are equal to zero.

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Post by falcon » Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:04 pm

sure but I don't think anyone bought into the "patch 1.5" bluff anyway
(we all knew it'd never see the day that was obvious from the start ^^ )

patch 1.497 is suppose to be buggy as hell (graphical glitches etc.) so that too's useless

edit> also the download link doesn't work anyway (I figured but tried outa curiosity)

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Post by Tig » Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:40 pm

We are all using that patch. It is required to connect to the server and play online.

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Post by falcon » Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:57 pm

but 1.497 is buggy right? even the graphics got glitches & all that

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Post by Threnke » Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:25 am

falcon wrote:but 1.497 is buggy right? even the graphics got glitches & all that
The game is way stabler with patch 1.497 than the official 1.4, the only thing wrong you may realize is the terrain being invisible, turning landscape bumpmapping off fixes it.

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Post by falcon » Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:20 am

[quote=Threnke]the only thing wrong you may realize is the terrain being invisible[/quote]

is that always so or only with some machines (or some OS') ?

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Post by Threnke » Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:33 am

This always happens on amd and intel graphic cards if you're using a nvidia card you can use landscape bumpmapping with no problems

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Post by Tig » Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:35 pm

falcon wrote:
Threnke wrote:the only thing wrong you may realize is the terrain being invisible
is that always so or only with some machines (or some OS') ?
I *sometimes* get a bug on maps where it is raining. The terrain and texture models all turn black. This is fixed with either the bumpmap settings or a reboot.

But yeah, the BETA patch is a big improvement over the 1.4 patch.

It truly is an old game after all :)

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Post by falcon » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:03 pm

[quote="Threnke"]This always happens on amd and intel graphic cards if you're using a nvidia card you can use landscape bumpmapping with no problems[/quote]

I've a 4 year old card but it's gtx560 so shouldn't have any probs then? :)

[quote="White_Tiger"]
But yeah, the BETA patch is a big improvement over the 1.4 patch.

It truly is an old game after all :)[/quote]

what was left for the final 1.5 patch to fix? (assuming they ever intended to make it, I dunno)

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Post by Tig » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:24 pm

http://www.giantswd.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1888

This is the topic about the final version. All things that needed work are listed there.

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Post by falcon » Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:13 pm

I think I saw that topic before but I'm not sure its reliable (it says "1.5 is in active development" ^^ lol ) thats why I asked

anyway is there any working link to 1.497?

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Post by Threnke » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:17 pm

falcon wrote:what was left for the final 1.5 patch to fix? (assuming they ever intended to make it, I dunno)
Well, if a 1.5 patch was to be released, it will probably fix the bugs that were left by 1.497, like the invisible terrain and party house buildings not disappearing after destroyed (my memory isn't that good so I can't list them all) plus new features.

The download link is working for me.

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Post by falcon » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:50 pm

ok my bad, have to click on image to download nvm thx :)

anyway since the developers cancelled it for some reason will they at least release the code to someone else who's willing - for real this time - to pick up where they left off & finish the patch?

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Post by Threnke » Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:35 am

Maybe, if someone who knows the paths of h4x is insterested, he will need to ask Tasiin

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