Deadlock 1 GOG MP Patch

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Deadlock 1 GOG MP Patch

Post by Tggtt » Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:54 pm

Disclaimer: No Warranty. Use at your own risk.

Since you have been asking for it, I have been trying to create a patch for the Deadlock 1 GOG version that allows multiplayer games.
This is my best result so far, unfortunately it's lacking background sound and music, I still do not know how to solve it without resulting on a very unstable version (that crashes before someone is able to play).
I have created it about two months ago, I was only considering posting it after I fixed the sound issue, but I couldn't yet, then I posted it as is. The audio from videos work.

The patch file is attached, you need BSPATCH to apply it to DEADLOCK.EXE.

How to apply:
Get yourself bspatch (usually comes with bsdiff).
Windows version.
Run bspatch using cmd or other console/terminal tool like this:

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bspatch deadlock.exe deadlockpatched.exe  deadlockmppatchfor20011.zip
Hint: extract bspatch.exe from the Windows version zip to Deadlock's folder then run a cmd.exe at that path.

Then run deadlockpatched.exe when you want to play with MP enabled. Please post here if it works.
It should work with other computers running the same patched version and with Deadlock 1.31 (CD version with update).

Side notes:
GOG disabled multiplayer because it cannot be run on Windows Vista or 7, the latest windows that should run it natively is Windows XP 32 bit. I have tested it on Windows XP 32 bit and Windows 2000 successfully.
It might work on other windows when using modem or serial connections.

I have asked them if they would help me on this patch or release a non-supported version and they said it's against their rules. Still I thank their time for answering me.
Attachments
deadlockmppatchfor20011.zip
File Patch for Deadlock 1 GOG version 2.0.11.
Unlocks Multiplayer but lacks sound.
Not a real zip, renamed for the forum, you need bspatch to apply.
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Re: Deadlock 1 GOG MP Patch

Post by Zirind » Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:51 pm

Hey, this is causing the game to crash for me every time I try to zoom into a territory. I'm on Windows 7, I was trying to experiment with this IPX Wrapper.

Edit: After some tinkering, I've found that whenever closing the game with this patch, it opens again immediately. Be it crash or on purpose. But only once. Also, if you run it in compatibility mode for Win 95 or Win 98, it restores the music and allows you to zoom into territories, but there's a big patch at the top of each territory that is black for some reason.

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Re: Deadlock 1 GOG MP Patch

Post by Tggtt » Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:09 pm

Thank you very much for your feedback Zirind, specially about the sound, I didn't know that.

However I am not sure if I will be able to fix it for Windows 7 at all :(
The guys from GoG have removed the feature because it seems to crash on Windows 7, which is probably what you have experienced...

Fortunately, you can still run it using a virtual machine with Windows XP or 2000. TCP connection also works on these OSes, so IPX is not even necessary.
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Re: Deadlock 1 GOG MP Patch

Post by Zirind » Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:13 pm

I figured it was something like that. Thanks for the quick response.

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