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Hey guys,

that patch will just not run for me.
I extracted it, set the darkfix.exe to compatibilty mode with Win95 but it won't even start anything.

Did I miss an important step?

I am experiencing the performance issues in the GOG version so am really looking forward to a solution to this.

regards

Stordyr
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stordyr_gaming: Hey guys,

that patch will just not run for me.
I extracted it, set the darkfix.exe to compatibilty mode with Win95 but it won't even start anything.

Did I miss an important step?

I am experiencing the performance issues in the GOG version so am really looking forward to a solution to this.

regards

Stordyr
-> If your game is not installed on your C: drive you have to edit the DARK.FIX file and change the first two lines in order to match with your installation folder (e.g. C:. -> D:.)

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Mesenzio: Same here, it looks like the mouse cursor gets reset to the bottom right corner constantly.
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jp3: Is there a fix to this mouse cursor issue? I am experiencing the same issue ...
-> Try Darkfix.exe / Compatibility / Run in 640x480
OR
-> Lower the desktop resolution to less than 1920x1080 and start the game
OR
-> Lower the DPI scaling of Windows 10 to 100% (this seems to be the main issue for many older games!)

All solutions worked for me ;-)
Post edited May 29, 2019 by Ertman81
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rebb: Is there a way to make DarkFix less invasive ?

Whenever some kind of error occurs, it becomes impossible to just close the application because DarkFix is force-grabbing application focus, even when opening up the Task Manager ..

The only way to recover from some error ( that isn't even visible because DarkFix has of course grabbed focus ) is to log out and back in as a user, which ends up closing every other application that might have been open.

It would be nice if DarkFix would be more lenient in this regard.
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PiesOfNorth: As pointed out in an earlier post, the way the darkfix steals your application focus, preventing you from minimizing, is pretty irritating and I wish something could be done about it.
Yeah I had that same problem. I've not found a way to make it take the alt+tab without locking me up, but I did figure a way to at least recover my windows session without logging out or hard resetting:

I ended up writing an autohotkey script that remaps one keyboard key (I used the "Break" key) to run taskkill.exe /IM darkfix.exe

the code is:

Break::
Run taskkill.exe /IM darkfix.exe
Return

this needs to be put into a text file with .ahk extension (and you need autohotkey installed obviously).

I should point out I actually use nircmd instead of the windows native "taskkill", but it's the same deal (except smoother).

Also, I actually came here to add my lament: the patch seems to work fine for the most part, but SOMETIMES it's incredibly difficult to not die from half a second of getting shot at. I assume this means the game runs at inconsistent speeds for me, using darkfix.exe.. I did not use any compatibility options for the first 5-10 hours, but Ive tried a few now, and they are basically the same.
My suspicion is, if I recall correctly, the difficulty sort of auto-adjusts upwards the more kills/missions you have flown. I guess the only reason I didn't notice it being impossibly hard due to speed is, because they weren't shooting that accurately before.
But now I'm like 150 kills in - and they kill me in 2 seconds flat.. unplayable.. :(
Post edited 2 hours ago by sydneyfife