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valkyrieca: A little confused on the Scient's 2.1 patch. Is there an installer somewhere that I am missing in the files? Or am I just directly overwriting the SMAC files in the GOG directory with what is in what I downloaded.
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Links: It's right there in the page I posted:
https://github.com/DrazharLn/scient-unofficial-smacx-patch/releases/download/v2.1/SMACX_UP_v2.1_Installer.exe
Thanks for that, I think it applied properly, cant see any version number in game though. Appreciate it!
Just a warning, these patches may trigger antivirus software
(DrWeb engine for example detects trojan injectors in Scient and Yitzi's patches)
Post edited June 14, 2020 by Sten_MkIIs
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Sten_MkIIs: Just a warning, these patches may trigger antivirus software
(DrWeb engine for example detects trojan injectors in Scient and Yitzi's patches)
Thank you for the warning. But...is there a good valid reason why these should be detected that way? It seems to me that simple game patches of the type these are, how they work and what they purport to do for the game, should never be flagged by anti-virus software. Seems very odd to me.
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Sten_MkIIs: Just a warning, these patches may trigger antivirus software
(DrWeb engine for example detects trojan injectors in Scient and Yitzi's patches)
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jigglywiggly: Thank you for the warning. But...is there a good valid reason why these should be detected that way? It seems to me that simple game patches of the type these are, how they work and what they purport to do for the game, should never be flagged by anti-virus software. Seems very odd to me.
Probably, it's patcher code in .exe file that sets off alarm.
I checked loose files of unofficial pathes (github) with same DrWeb scanner - they are clean.
Post edited August 06, 2020 by Sten_MkIIs
I think some antivirus software take a "better safe than sorry" approach and are very likely to flag as a threat .exe files that are not too common. We have had cases in which a newly released installer by GOG gave a false positive. They must have a database fed by their users' analysis, since over time these files become "trusted".
Echoing what someone said above, Thinker AI should definitely be on the front page, as the first choice. It includes all the fixes + an amazing AI mod + some graphical fixes.

Also, OpenSMACX is a project to reverse engineer the code. It'll hopefully eventually replace the executable completely, allowing much better modding.
Post edited February 08, 2021 by Bluddy
Yeah would be nice to have Thinker mentioned on the front page. The other mods before it had their merits but nothing else really even came close to revamping the AI to the extent this mod did. To some degree it can be said the results provided by OpenSMACX were already put to good use in modding new features for Thinker. You can also visit the reddit page here for any active discussions: https://old.reddit.com/r/alphacentauri/
Post edited April 23, 2021 by induktio