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by UCyborg
Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Drakan (PC) Game Discussion & Technical Support
Topic: Widescreen hack and some other fixes aka AiO Patch
Replies: 343
Views: 126118

Re: Widescreen hack and some other fixes aka AiO Patch

Apparently I've overlooked a small, but important detail when implementing a server-side fix for a problem with sending data back to client through incorrectly assumed port. Server crashes when run on certain Windows versions when someone tries to connect. Will probably fix that and problems mention...
by UCyborg
Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Drakan (PC) Game Discussion & Technical Support
Topic: Widescreen hack and some other fixes aka AiO Patch
Replies: 343
Views: 126118

Re: Widescreen hack and some other fixes aka AiO Patch

I'm thinking about doing a small update. There seems to be the way to make the game's fullscreen mode work correctly on Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 out of the box without messing with compatibility tweaks. Might also patch it to not write its settings in registry system wide, which seems problematic unles...
by UCyborg
Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Drakan (PC) Game Discussion & Technical Support
Topic: Wonder is someone would be interested in making Drakan: Order of the flame Multiplayer tournament
Replies: 14
Views: 5744

Re: Wonder is someone would be interested in making Drakan: Order of the flame Multiplayer tournament

About patches, I think if you have some strange problems with a game that other people don't, chances are that unofficial patches won't change anything, as they fix just what it says in their ReadMe. For me at least, the game behaved pretty much consistently on pretty much any computer I've tried to...
by UCyborg
Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Drakan (PC) Game Discussion & Technical Support
Topic: Vykruta's Axe
Replies: 4
Views: 2820

Re: Vykruta's Axe

My guess is that certain weapons just aren't spawnable using cheat code. I can't get Vykruta's Axe using cheat code neither, even in Alwarren but eg. Sword of Flame and Mourn Bringer seem to be obtainable that way on any level. Arokhs Twin, do you have developer mode enabled? "gimme" doesn't work wi...
by UCyborg
Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Drakan (PC) Game Discussion & Technical Support
Topic: Drakan Gold Pack
Replies: 14
Views: 10808

Re: Drakan Gold Pack

There are still some issues that are bothering me. Game seems to have trouble with saving graphics settings if not run as admin. Because it's coded to save settings under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in registry, modern Windows versions redirect those to somewhere under HKEY_CURRENT_USER. It's called Registry...
by UCyborg
Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: Drakan (PC) Game Discussion & Technical Support
Topic: Widescreen hack and some other fixes aka AiO Patch
Replies: 343
Views: 126118

Re: Widescreen hack and some other fixes aka AiO Patch

I was going to put it on ModDB either way now that I'm finished with it and there likey won't be any further updates. Put it on this site whenever you can, I think the more places it's available at, the better. Yesterday, I also uploaded updated zip file on my Dropbox, I only changed Readme a bit. J...
by UCyborg
Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Drakan (PC) Game Discussion & Technical Support
Topic: Widescreen hack and some other fixes aka AiO Patch
Replies: 343
Views: 126118

Final version is out!

New and really final version is out! Here's the changelog: Reverted dragon skin reset patch, it didn't really work. Rewritten Session creation failed patch, previous one broke +ip command line parameter functionality. Dedicated server stores graphics settings (the ones in Windows registry) separatel...
by UCyborg
Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:31 am
Forum: Drakan (PC) Game Discussion & Technical Support
Topic: Drakan on a Windows 8.1 tablet
Replies: 9
Views: 7320

Re: Drakan on a Windows 8.1 tablet

Multiplayer (particularly server hosting) only works on ancient versions of Windows (XP and earlier) due to stupid way that programmers used to bind network socket to local machine. Wine doesn't emulate behavior of the function responsible for converting IP address string string to binary form. That...
by UCyborg
Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: Drakan (PC) Game Discussion & Technical Support
Topic: Widescreen hack and some other fixes aka AiO Patch
Replies: 343
Views: 126118

Re: Widescreen hack and some other fixes aka AiO Patch

Next version will be released in the following days. I've fixed 30sec disconnect bug caused by NAT. It turned out programmers assumed that server should send updates back to client using the port that was used on the client side to establish connection. NAT pretty much invalidates that assumption in...
by UCyborg
Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: Drakan (PC) Game Discussion & Technical Support
Topic: Drakan on a Windows 8.1 tablet
Replies: 9
Views: 7320

Re: Drakan on a Windows 8.1 tablet

Have you tried installing that database I attached? Having that installed shoud fix the border problem. Sometimes Windows fails to install those and reboot usually helps. You can also manually setup that database by downloading this . In installation wizard, make sure only Application Compatibility ...
by UCyborg
Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Drakan (PC) Game Discussion & Technical Support
Topic: Drakan on a Windows 8.1 tablet
Replies: 9
Views: 7320

Re: Drakan on a Windows 8.1 tablet

If you get the game installed and experience same issues as I did, that is window borders being visible in fullscreen, lots of lag, and not being able to change brightness/gamma in-game, I have a quick solution. Unzip the attached file and run Install.cmd as admin. This will install compatibility da...
by UCyborg
Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Drakan (PC) Game Discussion & Technical Support
Topic: Drakan on a Windows 8.1 tablet
Replies: 9
Views: 7320

Re: Drakan on a Windows 8.1 tablet

I got the game to run on Windows 8.1 pretty much OK, but it does involve some messing around. I haven't bothered installing using supplied installer as I simply don't like running these ancient installers on modern flavors of Windows. Anyway, since you can't seem to install it using installer anyway...
by UCyborg
Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Drakan (PC) Game Discussion & Technical Support
Topic: Gamespy services shutdown June 30th
Replies: 7
Views: 3396

Re: Gamespy services shutdown June 30th

gsm.qtracker.com is actually an alias for master2.qtracker.com. Anyway, the actual server behind those names was suggested here: http://www.qtracker.com/master-gamespy.php If you look at any game which requires modifying hosts file, you can see the IP address 65.112.87.186. Both gsm.qtracker.com and...
by UCyborg
Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: Drakan (PC) Game Discussion & Technical Support
Topic: Gamespy services shutdown June 30th
Replies: 7
Views: 3396

Re: Gamespy services shutdown June 30th

I think I figured out how Drakan retreives master server list. It was connecting to ign.com with default settings because the default address master.mplayer.com redirects to http://www.ign.com/ . Anyway it takes the list from: master ip/hostname:80/drakan/servers.txt So if we set MasterServerList to...