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Update #101: Update 2.02 is Live

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BAdler, it is a GOG manual patch issue, since it won't patch old files that don't match certain specifications. They don't overwrite the file. Galaxy just overwrites everything it seems.

 

Generally the manual patching is a GOG side issue, Obsidian can't do much about it.

 

I suggest contacting GOG about this issue or use GOG Galaxy to patch games like Pillars, that have continuous patching in progress vs old games that are already patch complete.


Edited by Ymarsakar, 01 October 2015 - 10:18 AM.


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Thanks, Ymarsakar. I will inform GOG that people are having this issue.


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I manually patch my GOG version of Pillars and I haven't seen any missing file errors - at least for now...

 

Am I doing something wrong? :)



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@BAdler

 

Is it likely that you will upgrade to unity5 someday or

improve the rendering system of the characters?

I think they are the reason that the performance is

tanking sometimes or am I wrong?

 

Patch 2.02 is great in every other aspect thank you for that !



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Does anyone know anything about the 2.02 version for Mac on GOG? it's getting a bit ridiculous that it still doesn't seem to be out...



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I manually patch my GOG version of Pillars and I haven't seen any missing file errors - at least for now...

 

Am I doing something wrong? :)

I guess you won’t have any problem as long as you don’t install mods on your game.

 

I wouldn’t be surprised if all the people having problem with "manual" patches have modded their game at some point prior to trying to install the patches.



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I manually patch my GOG version of Pillars and I haven't seen any missing file errors - at least for now...

 

Am I doing something wrong? :)

I guess you won’t have any problem as long as you don’t install mods on your game.

 

I wouldn’t be surprised if all the people having problem with "manual" patches have modded their game at some point prior to trying to install the patches.

 

Wrong. No mods or console use or anything and my patch installation had missing files problem.



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I wouldn’t be surprised if all the people having problem with "manual" patches have modded their game at some point prior to trying to install the patches.

Wrong. No mods or console use or anything and my patch installation had missing files problem.

If you’re using the Linux version, please open a thread about this in the "Technical Support" subforum and I’ll try to help you find what got wrong.
If you’re on Windows or Mac OS I won’t be able to help, I know nothing about these.

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I wouldn’t be surprised if all the people having problem with "manual" patches have modded their game at some point prior to trying to install the patches.

Wrong. No mods or console use or anything and my patch installation had missing files problem.

 

If you’re using the Linux version, please open a thread about this in the "Technical Support" subforum and I’ll try to help you find what got wrong.
If you’re on Windows or Mac OS I won’t be able to help, I know nothing about these.

 

 

Windows.



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I wouldn’t be surprised if all the people having problem with "manual" patches have modded their game at some point prior to trying to install the patches.

 

 

Nope, I've never modded it and the manual patch made my game unplayable for a while, even after I fixed the initial problem with the missing file.  I was also on Windows. Ending up uninstalling everything and reinstalling with Galaxy which seemed to fix everything.  Given how often the game is updating and the amount of problems that seem to be related to the manual patching, I'd recommend Galaxy at least for this game, even if I don't plan on using it for any of my other GOG games.

 

Something weird I noticed is that even with the manual patch the game seemed to be looking for Galaxy files even though at that point I had never installed Galaxy.


Edited by MunoValente, 02 October 2015 - 09:29 AM.


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Looks like a bug tracker would be a good addition to the GOG website…

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I manually patch my GOG version of Pillars and I haven't seen any missing file errors - at least for now...

 

Am I doing something wrong? :)

I guess you won’t have any problem as long as you don’t install mods on your game.

 

I wouldn’t be surprised if all the people having problem with "manual" patches have modded their game at some point prior to trying to install the patches.

 

 

I didn't have any mods and I got the draining file error.



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I can use White March patch 2 with no problem.

But the manual install of patch 2.02 for the main game causes all kinds of errors and then I can not boot the game and it crashes with a player error.

 

It appears based on the log it is looking to patch from version 2.4.0.9 (GoG) which was just version 2.0 not 2.01.

I was not able to play White March until I installed 2.4.1.10 (GoG) which is version 2.01

So I can not use now 2.5.0.11 (GoG) which is version 2.02 because it wants to patch from 2.4.0.9 (GoG)

 

The issue with Galaxy is that it basically installs about 6gb which is half the game and on restrictive bandwidth and slower net speed this can take a while.

And there is very little dialog in GoG forums officially about these manual install issues so I am not sure what to do except wait it out.

 

As it is I can not update to 2.02.  At least manually that is.

 

On a side note the installation manually is still extraordinarily slow.  I have to install from safe mode for it to install at a normal speed.


Edited by sapientNode, 03 October 2015 - 10:50 AM.


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It seemed to me that the main thing with GOG installs is you can't skip any - you have to install each patch (in order) or the next one will not work - they are labeled fairly well to see which one does what but I still find this very different than the IE games for instance where all you had to do was install the latest patch (which already included those that came before).

 

It's been stated (by a dev) in this thread that when it comes to the 2 current patches (if you have WM installed) it should not matter which order you install those.

 

I'm still wondering when the latest patch will be up for DVD users - going on Vacation Monday and that's what's installed on my laptop. :(



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At least my problem it is most likely a mistake on gogs side since ive had a similar problem with the witcher 3 after i manually patched it

and like Poe it fixed itself when i used galaxy

So it is safe to say that gog users should probably use galaxy until gog sorts that stuff out



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And download 6gb with every new 200mb patch?

Nah.


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And we are still waiting to resolve this issue.

Is this thing a soft hand to force us into using Galaxy?

As stated above downloading 6gb to patch 200mb or less is not ok for me.

I do not have ultra high speed net and my bandwidth can be limited.

 

The patches up to 2.02 worked as soon as I figured them out.

But once I got to 2.01 to 2.02 it went all bad.

 

I am not able to patch the main game from 2.01 to 2.02 without an absurd amount of errors and then massive crashing.

 

As I have said before they need to make a single patch with all the changes that checks if the expansion is installed and then installs what is needed.

Also the forced patching order also makes no sense because each patch should be cumulative and have within it the former patches files.

 

Perhaps they have to do this way because they cant touch the files or they are not tracking with each iteration what is being patched.

Or perhaps Obsidian is not giving them a detailed list of what files are changed in each patch.  If they had a list of changes they could incorporate them all in one patch and we could potentially patch from a version 1.06 to 2.02.  In addition a simple check for White March expansion would alleviate this issue with having to manual patch 2 separate patches.

 

And the Galaxy system seems totally inefficient since it is downloading about 1/2 of the total game just to patch it up one minor iteration.

I imagine they are quite competent coders and some legal or communication issue between Obsidian and GoG is occurring.

 

Because this is a slopfest


Edited by sapientNode, 05 October 2015 - 12:22 PM.


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The way I see it, the gogs patching system as is today is not professional.

I don't know if it's gog or obsidian to blame. I fear it's obsidian's fault since they are the ones that compile and distribute to Gog all files/patches.

All needed files to patch from any version to any other version, expansion or not in one file. That's the correct way to do it.

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All needed files to patch from any version to any other version, expansion or not in one file. That's the correct way to do it.


This would end up in a *huge* patch. It would work on any version, and could patch it to any other version, but in the end the patch itself would be bigger than the whole game.

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Well, if that happens then you would have to agree that the game shipped in a ****ty state. Patches are not the norm, they are the exception. If we end up patching the whole game then I would not buy anything else from such a company.

That's not the case with pillars however, all patches so far were small. My only complaint is about how patching is done.





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