That's some damn impressive work! I couldn't even run the GoG version. Although I recently played CDVersion on Win7 x64 just fine. Actually I hope to continue my save game with this version.
Now I have win8 and Septerra complained it's not in registry bla bla. And 1.02 version was the one I had. 1.04 starts fine, with compatibility even plays movies, but than I have a fiickering main menu, which is half the horizontal size and half the vertical size. But it is copied into two horizontally. So basically - upper half of the screen = dual pink main menu flickering epilepsy festival.
Your patch made it work. Just amazing. Although I hope I wont get any other problems, since I CAN NOT use cpuidle at any version since I have the trouble with the mouse lagg as ppl above. I had Razer Deathadder at max dpi, and any value of cpuidle won't work. Let's not worry for now I guess, maybe I won't need it :) I have a quad core and not the fastest one, perchaps that's the reason.
EDIT: Scratch that, with no CPUidle at all it still lags like hell :( Game is completely unplayable. Save works but characters just walks in slomo in place (not actually moving, just showing run animation)
EDIT2: The movies that were transcoded have visually worse quality. In other words, are less sharp.
EDIT3: New game also broken. After canclelling all cutscenes I can't play even with slowmo, game is laggy but responsive. Although Maya won't move, and camera seems to be centered on her Uncle xD
Whether it is windows 8 (unlikely?) or something else, I guess I won't complete my third playthrough. Still your patch is good for those that can run the game itself. Never expected to see any :)
FINAL EDIT. 4
OK, this get's better and better.
Game bearly laggs or does not lagg when I alt tab, make all the black (?) gone (refresh screen) and go back into the game.
Also some smart ass put the game by default on High priority.
Changing the game from High to Normall, even with cpuidle = no lagg and the game works without all the errors mentioned above. (edit 7 or 8 - process priority doesn't matter, it's the black bars)
I CONSIDER THIS A FIX.
The thing stops lagging as soon as the black bars disapear (game comes back scaled in center, but on sides you see windows, no black bars. On loading game/area bars are back, but they do not couse lags anymore.
Right clicking portraits in combat couse a temporary game freeze (game unfreezes and you see all bars are loaded, so it may just bee graphics freeze in fact) - edit(I lied) indeed it is. Sounds are still played.
And I can also report invisible after-battle summary and item pickups. But it's either this patch or nothing. I will pass for a while I guess. Maybe someome will tell me how to use windowed mode and it'll fix that lol
Possibly all would work in windowed mode? Just no idea how to turn it on.
Post edited July 22, 2012 by Crusader_bin