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BillSeurer: With some trepidation I download the "already patched saboteur.exe" from above

(i.e., Saboteur_Fix.7z (mega.nz/#!gA1mBZLR!qr7lUxuaNJr_-Ietgw9ARxZ_4j7_TRUp6UFdaNcf95M) - already patched Saboteur.exe)

It was the exact same size (in bytes) as my existing saboteur.exe from GOG. I then scanned the patched one with two different security programs and they didn't find anything. Then I used CompareIt to compare the two files. As mentioned above there is just the one byte difference.

So crossing my fingers I ran it and ... it works! It runs really well on my 12 core system.
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PraetorianWolfie: I can confirm that the patched Saboteur.exe and the original Saboteur.exe differ at only one byte value. I just checked myself with HxD.

The value is at address 0x9F56D0 in the file and the value of the byte is changed from 0x76 to 0xEB.

And I can also confirm that this works for me as well with all cores of my CPU enabled.
CPU: Core i7 5930K,
OS: Windows 10 x64 (build 1703, all updates), NVidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB.

It's such a relief too, since I had set my BIOS to disable 2 out of the 6 cores of my CPU in order to run this game, a few months ago, and I had forgot I was still using my PC with that configuration.

Thank you to own3mall and I guess, JackFuste.

Ideally JackFuste would get in touch with GOG to explain how he resolved this.

I think a lot of people will be skeptical to try an unofficial patch that is distributed from mega.nz, and it's really a shame, because this time, this fix actually works!

Edit: I guess one could try to just do the switch of the byte as I explain above. You really need a hex editor like HxD and you should be good to go!
Do I need to rename the patch file? How do i use it? Thanks in advance!
Hello

I've just found this thread using Google.

I own the Origin version of The Saboteur, but I've been unable to play it since I upgraded to a new machine. Seems this patch could be the solution, but could anyone please confirm me if this "fixed" executable can also be used over the Origin version of the game?

Also, I remember that back in the day I had to play in a 4:3 resolution even on my widescreen monitor, because the ingame map would go nuts when opened while playing on a widescreen resolution. Seems the GOG version of The Saboteur has this issue fixed too. Is there any way of porting this 'fix' to the Origin installation? Maybe just replacing the .exe file?

The game is great, but a bit too pricey here on GOG to spend the money twice for a game that I already own, and just for two bugfixes...

Regards

L
Post edited May 28, 2018 by lokkenjp
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PraetorianWolfie: I can confirm that the patched Saboteur.exe and the original Saboteur.exe differ at only one byte value. I just checked myself with HxD.

The value is at address 0x9F56D0 in the file and the value of the byte is changed from 0x76 to 0xEB.

And I can also confirm that this works for me as well with all cores of my CPU enabled.
CPU: Core i7 5930K,
OS: Windows 10 x64 (build 1703, all updates), NVidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB.

It's such a relief too, since I had set my BIOS to disable 2 out of the 6 cores of my CPU in order to run this game, a few months ago, and I had forgot I was still using my PC with that configuration.

Thank you to own3mall and I guess, JackFuste.

Ideally JackFuste would get in touch with GOG to explain how he resolved this.

I think a lot of people will be skeptical to try an unofficial patch that is distributed from mega.nz, and it's really a shame, because this time, this fix actually works!

Edit: I guess one could try to just do the switch of the byte as I explain above. You really need a hex editor like HxD and you should be good to go!
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Cy: Do I need to rename the patch file? How do i use it? Thanks in advance!
If you downloaded the file that does the swap, you just need to run it. If you downloaded the executable, you need to put it in the game directory.

Unfortunately, I seem to be one of the people for whom this fix does not work. :-(
Woooooow Thanks a lot for the link !! No answers on EA forum and i found my solution on Gog forum O_o

" Saboteur_Fix.7z (mega.nz/#!gA1mBZLR!qr7lUxuaNJr_-Ietgw9ARxZ_4j7_TRUp6UFdaNcf95M) "

Usually, i don't download file like this but when you purchase a game and it won't work on your new computer : it's frustating.

I have the Origin version and this fix WORKS !!!

Ouah !! Merci pour le lien. :D Aucune infos sur le forum EA et je trouve la solution sur le forum de GOG.

Habituellement, je ne télécharge pas d'executable mais bon, quand on achète un jeu et qu'il ne fonctionne pas :( c'est frustrant...
J'ai le jeu sur Origin et ça fonctionne.

i7-8700k OC 5.1Ghz (All cores)
1080Ti OC 2038Mhz
32 Gb RAM OC 3200Mhz
2To SSD
Windows 10 - 1803 - 17134.523
5760x1080
Post edited December 27, 2019 by DensetsuNoRyu
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McGuill: Woooooow Thanks a lot for the link !! No answers on EA forum and i found my solution on Gog forum O_o

" Saboteur_Fix.7z (mega.nz/#!gA1mBZLR!qr7lUxuaNJr_-Ietgw9ARxZ_4j7_TRUp6UFdaNcf95M) "

Usually, i don't download file like this but when you purchase a game that and it won't work on your new computer : it's frustating.

I have the Origin version and this fix WORKS !!!

i7-8700k OC (All cores activated)
1080Ti OC
32 Gb RAM
2To SSD
Windows 10 - 1803 - 17134.523
5760x1080
this fx works for me as well, thanks alot
guys is there something else i can do that wasn't suggested in this topic. Ive done jackfustes patch (whick btw is also automatically installed in a hotfix by gog) but my game still wont run, it just goes black and then back to the desktop, if theres any other ideas i would appreciate it
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browna0909: guys is there something else i can do that wasn't suggested in this topic. Ive done jackfustes patch (whick btw is also automatically installed in a hotfix by gog) but my game still wont run, it just goes black and then back to the desktop, if theres any other ideas i would appreciate it
Your issue may be different than the one that the patch/hotfix are meant to fix (quad core issue).

Check the pcgamingwiki page for several suggetioons.
https://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/The_Saboteur

You could try, for example, the suggestions to set windowed mode, skip the intro videos or setting compatibility to Windows XP

Make sure that you have installed the game in the suggested path (by the game's installer) or at least a path that does not have limited write permissions or non-latin characters in the path name. Just for good measure.
Looks like there is currently no way to launch this game on win10 64 (build 1803) / 4+ core systems. That is what PCGamingWiki says right next to the link to the related patch.
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igor1043k: Looks like there is currently no way to launch this game on win10 64 (build 1803) / 4+ core systems. That is what PCGamingWiki says right next to the link to the related patch.
I'm unsure what you mean.
People itt have mentioned that GOG now offers the patched version (it would be easy to check -- I have mine already patched manually, set and running for a few years now).
So, the game is perfectly playable for me on Win 10 x64 latest build all updates installed.
Okay, so I get that same problem many other people had (I bought the game on june but never tried to laucnh it before, but it's still the latest version of the game available on GOG). I tried the fix, but I still get that *EXPLETIVE REDACTED* message saying "the Saboteur is unable to continue due to an error initializing your graphics hardware".

PC gaming wiki says that I should force it to open the game in windowed mode, except it apparently requires modyfying the config.ini file. Which is nowhere to be found.

So does anybody knows how the hell I'm supposed to solve this ?
Post edited August 16, 2019 by purplefish
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purplefish: Okay, so I get that same problem many other people had (I bought the game on june but never tried to laucnh it before, but it's still the latest version of the game available on GOG). I tried the fix, but I still get that *EXPLETIVE REDACTED* message saying "the Saboteur is unable to continue due to an error initializing your graphics hardware".

PC gaming wiki says that I should force it to open the game in windowed mode, except it apparently requires modyfying the config.ini file. Which is nowhere to be found.

So does anybody knows how the hell I'm supposed to solve this ?
Maybe try the instructions from this youtube video?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhGjJQIXeew
If you dont have "My Games" folder in documents, create it.
If you cant find "The Saboteur™" folder in documents, create file "C:\Users\%username%\Documents\My Games\The Saboteur™\SaveGames\config.ini" and fill it with this text:

DisplayProfile 0
ScreenWidth 800
ScreenHeight 600
TextureQuality 3
SliceQuality 2
ClipRange 3
ObjectQuality 2
RainDensity 75
Shadows 0
RefreshRate 60
PostProcessing 0
VSync 0
Windowed 1
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browna0909: guys is there something else i can do that wasn't suggested in this topic. Ive done jackfustes patch (whick btw is also automatically installed in a hotfix by gog) but my game still wont run, it just goes black and then back to the desktop, if theres any other ideas i would appreciate it
I had this issue too and I found out it has something to do with Windows Defender's Ransomware protection blocking access to files and folders.

Under "Allow an app through Controlled folder access" click on "Add an allows app" and add Saboteur.exe.
nvm i solved my issue.
Post edited January 03, 2020 by Lugaro021
Still won't run for me on Win 10 x64