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#1 BladeFireLight

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 01:01 AM

OK This one is clean. The functionality is no different then the original patch, it's just the installer that has been updated. It now triggers UAC, extracts the files into a temp dir. Then asks to install or uninstall the patch.
The uninstall will remove any of my previous patches.

Can an admin post this to the file section.

What this patch does:
It installs a Vista Compatibility "database" into the registry. This registry keys tell vista the signature of the main game executable. So when you start the game, Vista turns off Hardware Acceleration just for that one application.

UFO still suffers from an auto abort of every interception, making it impossible to shoot down UFO's. Making UFO basically unplayable. (unless you are in for a challenge)
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Posted 11 August 2008 - 04:38 AM

View PostBladeFireLight, on 10th August 2008, 8:01pm, said:

Can an admin post this to the file section?
Done, you can find the patch here. ;)

If you do an update in the future, just upload the patch to the forums here and an Admin will replace the file download without removing the page. It's a lot easier than starting over from scratch and also keeps the link intact (which is great if the file is linked to from off-site). We can change basically anything about the page as well, so no worries if the modifications are extensive. :blink:

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 03:02 PM

View PostBladeFireLight, on 10th August 2008, 9:01pm, said:

OK This one is clean. The functionality is no different then the original patch, it's just the installer that has been updated. It now triggers UAC, extracts the files into a temp dir. Then asks to install or uninstall the patch.
The uninstall will remove any of my previous patches.

Can an admin post this to the file section.

What this patch does:
It installs a Vista Compatibility "database" into the registry. This registry keys tell vista the signature of the main game executable. So when you start the game, Vista turns off Hardware Acceleration just for that one application.

UFO still suffers from an auto abort of every interception, making it impossible to shoot down UFO's. Making UFO basically unplayable. (unless you are in for a challenge)
-Blade FireLight

Blade,

Could you post the SDB file without the installer? I am trying to get  UFO CE to play nice with Windows 7.




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