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#4561875 - 03/30/21 05:12 PM Patch for owners of the GoG release of EAW  
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The patch can be used if you have either a GoG version of EAW 1.28 or the EAW 1.2 which replaced it recently.
It updates the GoG installation to their 1.28 version and adds two special versions of the OAW selector.

April 6th 2021:
I have just replaced the link because the previous version was giving problems with interdiction missions.
Some more theatres are included too.
wink

Use the following link to download the installer.
https://www.mediafire.com/file/pi8kyofxefiotw3/OAW-GoG128Apr5.exe/file

Make a copy of your GoG EAW folder and run the "OAW-GoG128Apr5.exe" in the copy.
Allow it to overwrite files.

If you run the "OAW2021Basic.exe" you should see this:

[Linked Image]

There are 17 theatres to select from, and that is the main point of the exercise smile

If the "OAW2021Basic.exe" crashes when you try to run it it will be because the runtime files are missing.
If that happens then there is a folder named "OAW runtime set-up" which was added to the GoG EAW folder when you ran the "OAW-GoG128Apr5.exe".
In that folder there is a "setup.exe" file.
Running it will allow you to install the runtime files and solve the problem smile

The "OAW2021Full.exe" is a more complex version that allows you to make additional selections. You can still use it to load theatres, but you can also use it to select other things, such as gunsights.


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#4561878 - 03/30/21 05:18 PM Re: Patch for owners of the Gog release of EAW [Re: MrJelly]  
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Nice one Jel.

I will have some additions for this before too long.

#4561889 - 03/30/21 06:55 PM Re: Patch for owners of the GoG release of EAW [Re: MrJelly]  
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#4561933 - 03/31/21 01:40 AM Re: Patch for owners of the GoG release of EAW [Re: MrJelly]  
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When you said Patch for GoG users, I was looking for a real patch, but your not offering that....just another front-end. What delight! ;(

#4561946 - 03/31/21 06:31 AM Re: Patch for owners of the GoG release of EAW [Re: MrJelly]  
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Utter rot frown

GoG owners get 1 theatre and 1 planeset.

It is a patch because the users must have a GoG EAW installation to add it to.
You prefer to make snarky comments whilst choosing to ignore that it gives them thirteen theatres in which there are ten planesets.
The fact that it includes a file-manager so that they can easily select a theatre is a necessity.
The only versions of EAW that do not need a front end are the recent 160 versions that I wrote.

How do you propose to modify the exe that GoG released in order to make what you imagine to be a real patch?



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#4561950 - 03/31/21 07:27 AM Re: Patch for owners of the GoG release of EAW [Re: MrJelly]  
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There are many old games, Mark, with 'front-ends' and 'launchers' which enable access to extra settings and material, including some highly-regarded ones available on GOG, such as FreeSpace 2 and Il-2 1946. These might not be as common with more modern games, but that is more likely because the latter tend not to be as moddable. EAW is particularly suited to front-ends because it loads so rapidly, anyway. One can select one's desired Theatre or planeset, or whatever is available, and be in the air in a matter of seconds. It provides an enormous extra choice not otherwise available at the price of not more than a few milliseconds.

#4561952 - 03/31/21 07:30 AM Re: Patch for owners of the GoG release of EAW [Re: MrJelly]  
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okay. Have you arranged to get there hacks or programming to the 1.2 exe made public, so the game can move on into the future?
If not, perhaps ask them?

IDK man..... that seems like a good course of action.

#4561954 - 03/31/21 09:54 AM Re: Patch for owners of the GoG release of EAW [Re: SkyHigh]  
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Originally Posted by SkyHigh
EAW is particularly suited to front-ends


EAW was built to allow modding. However, the only way to run the mods in 1.2, 1.28, 1.28c, and the FXExe was to put the files in the root folder.
Given that, then it can be done either manually, by copying files and pasting them into the root folder, or by using a front end. In the case of the former this is impossible in cases where there are 100s of files, especially when it comes to removing the copies from the root folder in order to load something else.
So the only credible alternative is a front-end, and that is what we have been using for over 20 years.
A front end is essential in order to manage mods in 1.2, 1.28, 1.28c, and the FXExe


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#4561955 - 03/31/21 09:58 AM Re: Patch for owners of the GoG release of EAW [Re: MarkEAW]  
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Originally Posted by MarkEAW
okay. Have you arranged to get there hacks or programming to the 1.2 exe made public, so the game can move on into the future?
If not, perhaps ask them?

IDK man..... that seems like a good course of action.


Why don't you ask them yourself?


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#4561957 - 03/31/21 10:37 AM Re: Patch for owners of the GoG release of EAW [Re: MrJelly]  
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IDK, I should, your right.

I figured you have the source code and what not already and can probably place those changes into other code-group exe's.

#4561960 - 03/31/21 10:56 AM Re: Patch for owners of the GoG release of EAW [Re: MrJelly]  
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#4561965 - 03/31/21 11:25 AM Re: Patch for owners of the GoG release of EAW [Re: MrJelly]  
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Thanks Rotton. I'll put you down as credit for that on my help site.

Alright, MrJelly.

EDIT:
So this link DL patches a previous OAW installation?

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#4561966 - 03/31/21 11:51 AM Re: Patch for owners of the GoG release of EAW [Re: MarkEAW]  
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Originally Posted by MarkEAW
IDK, I should, your right.

I figured you have the source code and what not already and can probably place those changes into other code-group exe's.


I have a gut feeling that they are not using the ancient C source code that we have. I think that they are hacking the exes using other software that we do not have.


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#4561968 - 03/31/21 11:54 AM Re: Patch for owners of the GoG release of EAW [Re: MarkEAW]  
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Originally Posted by MarkEAW

So this link DL patches a previous OAW installation?


Yes, it has our 128c "Cockpits.CDF" and "3D.CDF" files added. It is not a big d/l so I did not want to patch a patch wink


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#4561975 - 03/31/21 12:30 PM Re: Patch for owners of the GoG release of EAW [Re: MrJelly]  
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I don't think those eaw.exe by GoG work without a directdraw wrapper present. I tested it without the gog wrapper and it would not run in a code-group 128 installation.
Not that it matters in this case with the OAW program, but I thought I'd bring it up, now.

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Originally Posted by MarkEAW
I don't think those eaw.exe by GoG work without a directdraw wrapper present. .



You have missed the whole point frown

The persons using the patch have already bought and installed either the GoG 1.28 or the GoG 1.2 set-up.
They are patching a copy of their GoG EAW folder so all the GoG files are there already, including the wrappers.


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#4561986 - 03/31/21 01:04 PM Re: Patch for owners of the GoG release of EAW [Re: MrJelly]  
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eh, my fault. I posted in wrong thread, but I tired to indicate it. My statement was too far off topic......but I got what you where posting about.

#4561998 - 03/31/21 02:26 PM Re: Patch for owners of the GoG release of EAW [Re: MrJelly]  
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#4562002 - 03/31/21 02:46 PM Re: Patch for owners of the GoG release of EAW [Re: MrJelly]  
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In testing we realised that the 1.28 version did not have the cockpit CPT files and cockpit graphics files for the now flyable bombers.


Did you include the vcg files too? Otherwise the needles won't line up.


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#4562092 - 04/01/21 08:33 AM Re: Patch for owners of the GoG release of EAW [Re: MrJelly]  
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The needles seem to be working OK AFAICS


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