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Post by Ace Antilles » Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:18 pm

XWAU Craft Pack v1.6: Patch v1.0

We have released a new installer Patch but please DO NOT all rush to download it!
This patch is for fresh NEW XWAU users only! So PLEASE READ this information first.

This installer is designed to be used directly after installing the XWAU Craft Pack v1.6 installer for the first time.
It is NOT meant to be used later after you have installed many separate individual Craft installers.
Think of it as a Day One patch. Even though it's over a year late ;)
This of course can be used by anyone doing a fresh reinstall too.

Once installed the Patch will update the DDraw and Hook files that have changed between March 16th 2019 and August 18th 2020.
This will make your game ready to play and then you can install any "NEW" separate individual Craft installers.

This Patch contains the file ddraw.dll from JérémyaFr. This file is NOT compatible with the Effects from Blue Max release as that ddraw contains different information. Any Effects releases must be installed AFTER this Patch is used or you may experience game crashes.
If you do install this patch over an older Effects release then that Ddraw file will be placed in the Backup folder.

The reason for this Patch now is to try and help out the many new users we are getting and that experience some problems.
We hope that this may help prevent a few incompatibilities from the time V1.6 was released until today.
This list is probably the best way to install the XWA UPGRADE files:

1 - XWAU Craft Pack v1.6
2 - XWAU Craft Pack v1.6: Patch v1.0
3 - Individual NEW Ship Installers.
Please only install the ones marked NEW. That is all you will need.
4 - Crew Quarters Upgrade
5 - Super Backdrops Patch
6 - Effects by Blue Max
7 - Rebel Dynamic Cockpits
8 - Tie Fighter Dynamic Cockpits
9 - Known issues and fixes.
Check the forum post for any bug fixes or known issues
10 - XWA Hooks Setup
If you wish you can then check for any recent updated Hook files.

We realise that installing all these files can be a little complicated and cause a few problems.
The XWAU is now very advanced and far more complex than it used to be.
We are speedily working on a way to enjoy it all without jumping through so many hoops.
Please be patient with us, none of us get paid to do this, it's a fun hobby. We will have more updates coming very soon for you. :)
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Post by Talaris » Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:48 pm

Quick question, I noticed Jeremy’s latest ddraw file 1.3.11 was updated August 18th, but this patch has changes until August 14th. Does that mean the latest ddraw isn’t included as of today?

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Post by Ace Antilles » Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:23 am

Yes it includes ddraw file 1.3.11. The Hook files were updated until August 14th 2020
As I said though the Patch does not need to be installed if you have a working game or installed the Effects from Blue Max.
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Post by Talaris » Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:18 am

Thanks for confirming!

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Post by rogue518 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:15 pm

Ace.. read it thoroughly, at work... will install it when I get home.... :D

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Post by Ace Antilles » Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:38 pm

rogue518 wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:15 pm
Ace.. read it thoroughly, at work... will install it when I get home.... :D

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I hope you are joking! lol :irre:
The idea is NOT to install it!!!
You only use it when you are doing a new installation.
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Post by rogue518 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:22 pm

I do have (2) installations of Xwing Alliance on my computer... ;) I will just add the XWAUCP Craft v1.6 patch to my XWAUCP v1.6 version.... or just re-install if I screw it up. Like I said I read it thoroughly. My XWAUCP v.6 is vanilla anyway.

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Post by Ace Antilles » Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:37 pm

rogue518 wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:22 pm
I do have (2) installations of Xwing Alliance on my computer... ;) I will just add the XWAUCP Craft v1.6 patch to my XWAUCP v1.6 version.... or just re-install if I screw it up. Like I said I read it thoroughly. My XWAUCP v.6 is vanilla anyway.

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That's cool. I wasn't panicking or anything....
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Post by rogue518 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:57 pm

Lol... Ace... that now caught me off guard.... :lachtot:

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Post by Prime » Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:03 pm

Apart from the main craft pack and patch, are there dependencies between the other components, or can they all be chosen or not chosen independently? For example do the dynamic cockpits require the Effects by Blue Max or the new individual ship installers?

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Post by Vince T » Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:10 pm

The individual components are independent from one another, they only require the main patch
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