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Cannot get this game working with 1.5patch + crack + mods

Discussion in 'Technical Help' started by Natace, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. Natace

    Natace Landlubber

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    Hi, I registered here since I've had quite a bit of trouble trying to get this game running when patching it...
    Anyway, you'll be pleased to know that my system is not 10 years old and running some crappy ati 9000 or geforcemx440, i'm running an XFX 8800GTX 768mb, Quad core Q6600, 2gb 6400 DDR2 corsair ram, etc etc etc. Oh...and i'm running in XP.

    This is what I have done since getting the game just yesterday:

    1. Installed the game, played it unpatched with crack, it worked, but the resolution was harsh on my eyes, it was all blurry and not too pleasant to look at. I didn't do alot, but the game ran pretty darn silky smooth as expected.

    2. I then downloaded the 1.42 patch from filefront and installed it, got a crack for it as well and it worked.

    3. I then downloaded the "playlogic mod" from filefront which apparently added a bunch of ships from the build mod 14a from POTC.

    4. I also got a small texture mod from filefront as well to fix a ships textures up.

    5. I then downloaded what I thought was the 1.5 patch, and installed it, even though it said 1.43.....go figure

    6. I got a 1.5 no cd and the game didn't work, it exited with an engine.exe error which I figured was due to incompatability issues.

    7. Having found the proper 1.5 patch, I downloaded it.

    8. I uninstalled the game and deleted all remaining files. Followed by a reinstall of the game.

    9. I patched it to 1.42, followed by the 1.5 patch.

    10. I copied the playlogic mod files and the fix to the game directory and installed the 1.5 nocd crack, but I got the same damn problem (I did have information from the log file, but just uninstalled and reinstalled right at this point).

    11. Tried just installing the 1.5 from vanilla version of game, and applying crack that was linked on this website (it was a rapidshare link).

    12. The game worked.


    So having written all that and just tested not installing any mods, I notice that the game works fine...
    How do I install mods to 1.5 without having the game crash on me?
    What mods are best used for version 1.5 that adds more ships etc that doesn't involve me downloading 600mb worth in files (for example, that mega pack..does it have a lite version?)

    Last but not least, is there a way to get 1280x1024 as a resolution because this 1152x864 resolution is killing my eyes, as will 1024x768 and 800x600.
    I tried tweaking the engine.ini file, but the resolution resets to 1152x864 which is a real pity...I've tried making the file a read only but it doesn't matter, even though in the file it stays at 1280x1024, the game is at 1152x864.

    Thanks in advanced, I would muchly appreciate any help given <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

    EDIT:
    Just installed that supermod and i'll see how that goes, however, any information on that resolution would be great, I can't seem to add the game to the nvidia control panel to force antialiasing or anything either, so if anyone has help on that, it'd be muchly appreciated as well.

    EDIT:
    Using the supermod, it works fine, have been playing the game and enjoying it, except, I don't know how to change an officers role ><
     
  2. LordDrow

    LordDrow Pirate Geek Extraordinaire Staff Member Storm Modeller Storm Modder

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    Okay, as you have discovered, not all mods are compatible for AoP. The reason the whole shebang didn't work together is because some of those mods likely had files in them from older versions of the game and overwrote them when unzipped.

    Currently the most complete and functional mod is Supermod, which includes the 1.5 update and NoCD patch in it.

    Any other mods you would want to add would come from these boards to the best of my knowledge and should indicate if they are supermod or vanilla install compatible.

    There are some other things being worked on for AoP, but personally I'm working on Secrets of Far Seas Mod translations and impatiently waiting for City of Abandoned Ships to come out.

    Hope some of my diatribe helps out, Mate!

    Cap'n Drow
     
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    <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/hi.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":gday" border="0" alt="hi.gif" /> There are 2 installations working, well sort of!
    First is the Org. game, than 1.5 on top. When installing the org. game,don't run it. follow up with 1.5!
    This way you get no starforce!
    2nd is the org.game (don't run), follow with the Supermod, again playable!!
    I added the russian update with the english translation on top of the Supermod, but can't
    get out of jail!!
    I've not tried the rus. update on top of 1.5 yet! I find that the org.game with the 1.5 patch the most stable!
    The supermod has lots of problems with seabattles, so saving is a must!!! <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/whippa.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":whipa" border="0" alt="whippa.gif" />
     
  4. LordDrow

    LordDrow Pirate Geek Extraordinaire Staff Member Storm Modeller Storm Modder

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    If you can't get out of the jail, it sounds like you are running the Secrets of Far Seas mod, Nosie. To get out, speak with your cell mates, then when you get to the spiral staircase, run up the stairs, make a left at the first exit from the spiral and out the door you can see green hills through. Do NOT stop to fight off the soldiers or you WILL die.

    Cap'n Drow
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=285161:date=Oct 19 2008, 02:09 AM:name=Cap'n_Drow)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Cap'n_Drow @ Oct 19 2008, 02:09 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=285161"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->If you can't get out of the jail, it sounds like you are running the Secrets of Far Seas mod, Nosie. To get out, speak with your cell mates, then when you get to the spiral staircase, run up the stairs, make a left at the first exit from the spiral and out the door you can see green hills through. Do NOT stop to fight off the soldiers or you WILL die.

    Cap'n Drow<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/hi.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":gday" border="0" alt="hi.gif" /> Thank you Cap'n! Can't remember the spiral staircase, but will check that out and see! <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/me.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":onya" border="0" alt="me.gif" />
    I been running to the door with a guard in the way, but just standing there not reacting and the door with
    the locked sign! The Cellmate talks and dies, next I'm out with the Cellmate in front of me! All a bit strange!
    Will report soon on my progress?! <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />
     
  6. LordDrow

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    Yep, thats secrets of far seas. Okay, here is the basics of what you do. Your celmate is pulling a fast one on the guard. He just faked having a spell to get the guard to open the cel. You guys busted out together. Next step is leave your buddy and head down the hall that leads through the 3 gates. When you get to the 3rd gate, and officer will appear to challenge you.

    The combat keys are very different in this mod. Left mouse/C key is a basic swing. X key is a thrust, V is an overhand chop. The order of attack speed/damage potential are Thrust - Very fast but low damage, Swing - Medium speed and medium damage, Chop - Very slow but high damage and will bypass a block. The space and right mouse are your blocks.

    Also each attack uses a different amount of stamina, which is your blue bar on your char portrait.

    There is a LOT more strategy to the combat system in this game than previous versions.

    Once you have defeated the officer, continue down the hall until you reach the door.

    SAVE YOUR GAME!

    Once you step through the door, the door locks behind you and wasting time in the next section is a sure-fire way to die.

    DON'T mess with the box at the bottom of the stairs, just ignore it and book up the stairs.

    Take the first left out of the stairs and bear to the left, beelining for the door that you can see green stuff through. That is your only exit from a prison FULL of folks that HATE you.

    Once you've successfully run out the door, follow the foot path at high speed until you transition to the next area.

    SAVE AGAIN!

    From here it is a matter of getting to town and talking to one of two gentlemen in the bar.

    Once you step into the bar there will be a few fellows at the two tables to your right. Facing them the guy at the righthand table will take you straight to Hispaniola on his ship, for every penny you have.

    The gent on the left will take you to meet his captain, whom you can promptly (with difficulty) take over his ship and sail off with it.

    Your choice there.

    If you need any other hints on how to proceed from here, give me a shout.

    I should have a new update to the translation later this week or next.

    Enjoy!

    Cap'n Drow
     
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    <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/hi.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":gday" border="0" alt="hi.gif" /> I must be running the wrong version?
    Version 0.1.0201 with 07 patch, english trans.
    Here it goes: talk to cellmate, out the cell, running down corridor,
    guard just standing there (no reaction at all), running past him to
    the door, door locked! Now thinking that there has to be something
    wrong with the guard thingy hence the door stays locked!
    Tried the russian mod over the supermod and over update 1.5 and get the
    same result! <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/modding.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":modding" border="0" alt="modding.gif" />
    [attachment=2096:door.jpg]
     
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    Yeah, you are running an out of date and broken version.

    Go to this thread to keep an eye on what I have done based on Thomas and other folks work --> <a href="http://forum.piratesahoy.net//index.php?showtopic=12325" target="_blank">http://forum.piratesahoy.net//index.php?showtopic=12325</a>

    You want to make sure you start with a 100% stock install of AoP. Don't install Supermod or the official update.

    Then install the Russian language version of SoFS. Should be version 0.8.0225, there is a link to the BGTeam site (the development team) site where you can download it from, and once I have a chance I'll be tossing everything up on the main FTP as well.

    Finally un-rar/unzip the updated english translation right over the top of your freshly created russian version.

    It should start up automatically in english after that, but if not let me know and I'll do what I can to help you out.

    Cap'n Drow

    PS Remember to visit the thread where I am maintaining my updates for the mod -> <a href="http://forum.piratesahoy.net//index.php?showtopic=12325" target="_blank">http://forum.piratesahoy.net//index.php?showtopic=12325</a>
     
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    <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/hi.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":gday" border="0" alt="hi.gif" /> Thanks Cap'n! I realised having the wrong one and found the correct version, downloaded and will soon start again!
    Again thanks for your help!! <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="xD:" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" />
     
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    <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/hi.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":gday" border="0" alt="hi.gif" /> Got it going! no problem so far!
    Played to where I got my ship!! Big improvement over the
    Org. game and the Supermod and no crash so far!! <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="xD:" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />
     
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    Excellent. There are a couple of minor bugs that have been run into and hopefully tonight or tomorrow I'll have an update.

    Cap'n Drow
     

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