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by Reimar
Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Soft/Hardware Problems
Topic: Who is the correct FOV
Replies: 2
Views: 607

Re: Who is the correct FOV

After launch the latests version of XWA Hacker we can change the resolution and FOV's all people know what resolution must use, but no much people know who FOV is the correct. Assuming no bugs in the game, there is no "correct", it is purely a matter of preference. XWAHacker by default on its own i...
by Reimar
Sat May 30, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: Soft/Hardware Problems
Topic: XWA Craft Pack 1.2 Campaign doesn't work
Replies: 8
Views: 1057

Re: XWA Craft Pack 1.2 Campaign doesn't work

Someone else reported this issue (keyboard input not working in hangar) before. But I am not sure if it was here or on the GOG forums, and I don't remember how it was resolved (but I am fairly sure it was resolved). So try searching around if you haven't figured it out. I don't think those are the r...
by Reimar
Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Soft/Hardware Problems
Topic: Strange crash
Replies: 18
Views: 2942

Re: Strange crash

I won't have time to investigate these kind of crashes. Lately it's been mostly Jeremya who has looked into such problem. This applies doubly if you use the new ddraw dlls - which I suspect you do since it was never possible to launch fullscreen games with resolutions wider than 2000 pixels on Windo...
by Reimar
Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Soft/Hardware Problems
Topic: XWAHacker GUI available
Replies: 23
Views: 7267

Re: XWAHacker GUI available

I'll see if I find time to add it, but I think it's not quite the right solution especially considering that with the GUI you currently can't apply patches on the versions many people have. I think I'd rather just add a warning when people enter two resolutions with the same width that the game migh...
by Reimar
Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Soft/Hardware Problems
Topic: XvT BOP Disc Swapping Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Re: XvT BOP Disc Swapping Issue

First: I slightly misremembered, I have no patch to disable the CD check completely. That isn't much of an issue as CD images work fairly well, plus you need them anyway for the music. Without using the command-line: make a copy of xvtfixedclear.bat, open it in an editor, change the "-m 1" to "-p 65...
by Reimar
Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Soft/Hardware Problems
Topic: XvT BOP Disc Swapping Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Re: XvT BOP Disc Swapping Issue

xwahacker tool (the non-gui version) has support for disabling the disc swapping request and the CD check in general for BoP. I have not publicly advertised that feature before, but GOG probably used it on their releases so I'd expect it should be ok for me to mention. It means you have to figure ou...
by Reimar
Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Soft/Hardware Problems
Topic: XWAHacker GUI available
Replies: 23
Views: 7267

Re: XWAHacker GUI available

If you compare interpolation between pixel values, then your viewer most likely simply uses a different algorithm. All GPUs only support nearest or linear interpolation as modes. With the Directx 11 renderer adding bicubic would be possible, but it would be a shader-based implementation and too expe...
by Reimar
Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: Soft/Hardware Problems
Topic: XWAHacker GUI available
Replies: 23
Views: 7267

Re: XWAHacker GUI available

I can tell you that 32bitmode.bat (and corresponding GUI option) set the framebuffer to use 32 bits/pixel. Most likely that means that 32 bit textures would be rendered at full quality, however I at least do not know the full render process to be sure there are no other steps involved that might los...
by Reimar
Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Soft/Hardware Problems
Topic: 3D models during briefings cause crash on launch
Replies: 9
Views: 2442

Re: 3D models during briefings cause crash on launch

Those modifications seem to be around the checks to 5000 points limit. Did you check/figure out why they don't work properly?
Just so I know if it's a complete waste of time if I try and have a look at it.
by Reimar
Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Soft/Hardware Problems
Topic: XWAHacker GUI available
Replies: 23
Views: 7267

Re: XWAHacker GUI available

I re-uploaded with a new GUI version that only disables the option part so you can still edit the resolutions.
However I'd kind of like this binary or a description of the conflicts so it can be handled properly.
by Reimar
Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Soft/Hardware Problems
Topic: XWAHacker GUI available
Replies: 23
Views: 7267

Re: XWAHacker GUI available

Note that the error message only appears if one of the modifications interferes directly with one of the patches in XWAHacker, which means that doing anything risks breaking it in a way that can't be repaired (well, I could skip the check for patches you can't change via the GUI, but that is a bit m...
by Reimar
Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: Soft/Hardware Problems
Topic: XWAHacker GUI available
Replies: 23
Views: 7267

Re: XWAHacker GUI available

Assertion should be fixed, I uploaded fixed versions with the same file names.
by Reimar
Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Soft/Hardware Problems
Topic: Keyboard not working in hanger or in skirmish
Replies: 4
Views: 919

Re: Keyboard not working in hanger or in skirmish

It seems very unlikely, but just in case:
The error description matches 100% what happens under Linux/WINE.
You can try xwahacker to apply the fix for that, just in case it helps...
by Reimar
Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Soft/Hardware Problems
Topic: XWAHacker GUI available
Replies: 23
Views: 7267

Re: XWAHacker GUI available

Ok, so the patch you proposed hacks the GetDriveType check. That is what I had thought about doing and seems reasonable and safe, so I added it. A new version 2.5 with it is uploaded. I also uploaded a 0.25 of the GUI with hopefully better description texts. I decided not to include or reference the...
by Reimar
Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Soft/Hardware Problems
Topic: XWAHacker GUI available
Replies: 23
Views: 7267

Re: XWAHacker GUI available

I'll think it over, but I don't like including more patches. I'd definitely like to understand what effect it has exactly first. There is a simple workaround: Open explorer and click on your disk drive. Now you should no longer get these messages. This is probably the same effect that makes it work ...
by Reimar
Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:06 am
Forum: Soft/Hardware Problems
Topic: XWAHacker GUI available
Replies: 23
Views: 7267

Re: XWAHacker GUI available

That second dialog box isn't created by the game but by Windows behind its back. I think that means that your registry entries incorrectly point to your CD drive instead of installation path, which might cause other issues. Assuming I am right, I think your suggested patch is a bad idea as it would ...
by Reimar
Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: Soft/Hardware Problems
Topic: XWAHacker GUI available
Replies: 23
Views: 7267

Re: XWAHacker GUI available

Thanks, I'l think about better descriptions. I originally though obscure is better than scary complicated ;) . I'd prefer if a readme just wasn't needed for a GUI to be honest. Though the options part is intended mostly for people who want to play around with it or do exactly what they are told by s...
by Reimar
Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Soft/Hardware Problems
Topic: flightscreen is not a valid bmp file
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: flightscreen is not a valid bmp file

It might be easier to create a small tool to fix it rather than try to patch the binary.
Or convince your favourite image editor to handle these kind of broken files, I suspect they are not that uncommon.
by Reimar
Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Soft/Hardware Problems
Topic: flightscreen is not a valid bmp file
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: flightscreen is not a valid bmp file

Ok, it's indeed the alignment issue. GIMP for example can open then though, they are just distorted. Opening them as RAW files in any image editor should also allow you to see that all the data is there in principle. What basically needs to be done is to write (width modulo 4) extra bytes at the end...
by Reimar
Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Soft/Hardware Problems
Topic: XWA Custom & Widescreen Resolutions
Replies: 72
Views: 42028

Re: XWA Custom & Widescreen Resolutions

As an answer from me personally: Unfortunately writing tutorials and making things simple is about as much in my skillset as programming is in yours I expect. I was kind of hoping for someone else to polish it. Nevertheless I just uploaded a GUI version of XWAHacker to sourceforge, you could check i...
by Reimar
Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Soft/Hardware Problems
Topic: XWAHacker GUI available
Replies: 23
Views: 7267

XWAHacker GUI available

Hello, You can now get a GUI for xwahacker: http://sourceforge.net/projects/xwahack ... p/download The usual applies: it's barely tested, all kind of things might go wrong, best make at backup etc... End of important part. I apologize for its massive size, but for those of you downloading files here...
by Reimar
Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Soft/Hardware Problems
Topic: flightscreen is not a valid bmp file
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: flightscreen is not a valid bmp file

Do you have a sample bmp at hand? Is this in 16 bit or 32 bit mode? My first theory was that it has to do with the alignment requirements of bmp (line start must be aligned to a multiple of 4 bytes which the game designers probably wouldn't have thought of), however for your resolution that shouldn'...
by Reimar
Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: Soft/Hardware Problems
Topic: Map screen messed up when using custom resolutions
Replies: 7
Views: 720

Re: Map screen messed up when using custom resolutions

Tell me if there's anything I should do from xwahacker side (info, fixes, hacking more parts of the engine), but it sounds like you'll try to look into it from the ddraw.dll side.
by Reimar
Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Soft/Hardware Problems
Topic: Map screen messed up when using custom resolutions
Replies: 7
Views: 720

Re: Map screen messed up when using custom resolutions

There might be yet another scale factor like for the HUD hidden somewhere... That might be possible to confirm by figuring out how exactly it gets "messed up" at different resolutions. Also, if possible it would help if this happens in general or possibly only with the new ddraw dll (though I realiz...
by Reimar
Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Soft/Hardware Problems
Topic: Starfield Issues
Replies: 11
Views: 1157

Re: Starfield Issues

Also, which was the resolution that didn't work for you?