Sorry guys! First of all, congratulations for the patch, I've seen on youtube and it's great. I downloaded, I installed and I tried various resolutions, but I do not function well. In practice, the resolution does not change (thus always play with the black stripes on the sides), while the size of the MENU become giants, so much so that they overlap. Can you help?
Thanks in advance and sorry for my English, but I'm Italian and I'm using google translate! :)
Hi, I've made an EXPERIMENTAL patch to play Outcast in HI-RES, now You can play in 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x720, 1280x768. Also I have fixed the problem with the last jump at the Cyana Lighthouse, now You can reach that last platform without problems.
A WORD OF WARNING THOUGH, YOU MUST APPROACH THIS PATCH WITH AN OPEN MIND, THE GAME ISN'T SUPPOSED TO WORK AT THESE RESOLUTIONS, NOT AT ALL XD, AND THE PATCH HAS PROBLEMS
What do I mean with that?, well, that It's very complex to do a thing like this, in my opinion of course, extremely complex, so if You are looking for the perfect patch, You will feel dissapointed.
That doesn't mean that the patch isn't worked enough, far from it. It has taken me a lot, a lot lot XD, of hours and effort to make this possible, I've fixed a lot, and I mean a lot of things, and many of them have been a real challenge, but, even so, problems still exist and if You are looking for defects You will find them easily.
That is why I said with open mind, like an experiment... opps It crashed, well.. no worries, let's try again, that kind of thinking, BECAUSE IT CRASHES, I thought I fixed all the crashes but no... something is wrong somewhere, something little, something silent.. and with time it may produce a crash.... so... why have I uploaded the patch?.. Well, for two reasons, first because I think I can't go on with this any longer, I'm really tired of this XD, and second because I think there may be people who want to see outcast in these resolutions, I think It is very curious to see and although there are problems, maybe, It worth a look for someone, like an experiment.
I just wanted You to know that there are problems, but if You don't mind, please try the patch, just for curiosity
There is a clasic problem that came from the old 640x480 patch, and it's the loading screen when You travel... well, now It appears.... like a mosaic XD. The reason not to fix this is because to do that I should do an "ugly" thing in the patch, and I rather not, if I can avoid it, after all, it is a loading screen
Ok, now the good things
- The Cyana lighthouse problem is fixed now
- This patch should (XD) work better in 640x480 than the old 640x480 V4 patch. The reason for this is because I've fixed some problems that, although rare, existed in the V4 version, also as I said this patch has the Cyana lighthouse problem fixed.
As with the V4 patch there is two versions, one with the visor, and one without the visor. What I mean by visor is the green rectangle that appears in the screen while playing, just the rectangle, the onboard computer, the voice, the icons when You get objects, ammunition, all is the same, I have just made a version without the rectangle so the screen is more "clean"
You can see what I mean here:
___ VISOR: http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y175/zenger/PANEL_N.jpg
NO VISOR: http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y175/zenger/PANEL_OUT.jpg
In my PC, a Pentium D 2.8GHz:
800X600 WITHOUT DOF 25-30 FPS
800X600 WITH DOF 20-25 FPS
1024X768 WITHOUT DOF 15-20 FPS
1024X768 WITH DOF 12-15 FPS
1280X768 WITHOUT DOF 15-20 FPS
1280X768 WITH DOF 12-15 FPS
I'm curious to see the perfomance in better processors.
LINKS TO DOWNLOAD
Sometimes the link is unavailable for short periods of time. Sorry about that, I don't know why. Maybe that happens when the file has been downloaded a certain number of times. It it says temporarily unavailable please try again later:
NEW VERSION V3
(this patch allows to play up to 1280x1024)
OUTCAST HI-RES PATCH V3: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=H6CIR27L
OLD VERSION V2:
KERNEL V2: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=TDLUGODF
DATA V1: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=RG1OUTNB