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Bloodlines Patch Plans

The next unofficial patch for Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines will offer "the biggest content restoration in one go ever," as hard as that is to imagine after so many of these patches over the years. This seems worth noting since folks might be picking up the game since it's on sale at Direct2Drive for under five bucks. Word is: "Acleacius, please don't start playing 6.5 because 6.6 will be released soon and this one has the biggest content restoration in one go ever, so I really need to get some good feedback!" Thanks, yes, Acleacius.

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19. Re: Bloodlines Patch Plans Nov 3, 2009, 09:20 Wesp5
 
For everyone interested, most missing quest sequences and items have already been restored in the versions up to 6.5. What I did for 6.6 was looking through all the game files for unused character textures and scenery models. So don't expect a lot of gameplay changes but rather more original Troika models and stuff to improve the atmosphere of this classic! As for why I do this, IMHO Bloodlines is one of the best games ever and fixing and restoring lost content is such a lot of fun :)!  
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18. Re: Bloodlines Patch Plans Nov 3, 2009, 04:28 Acleacius
 
Damn, this is hard waiting <taps foot 1000 times just while posting this message>

I was all ready to start my new 6.5 game, my Malk female was dressed to kill (skinned as Goth Heather) and Wesp had to go start talking about 6.6, how wude!
 
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17. Re: Bloodlines Patch Plans Nov 2, 2009, 11:29 Prez
 
I' going to replay it once the new patch is out. It's awesome how much support this game has gotten post release. UNOFFICIAL and UNPAID support no less. Many thanks for the dedication!  
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16. Re: Bloodlines Patch Plans Nov 2, 2009, 09:49 Acleacius
 
Yes, improvements have been made, you are best to read the Readme. Here is an example.
Patched engine.dll and shaderapidx9.dll files are included to repair
the coronas-gone-after-reloading and blurry-or-missing-textures-with
-more-than-2-GB-memory bugs, also the downloadable vampire.dll file.

Most often unless you have a computer that will just not run it, i.e. too old of hardware and some laptops. All you need to do is brief search in the Tech Support forum, if you have no luck then make a post, most are glad to help.
 
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15. Re: Bloodlines Patch Plans Nov 2, 2009, 08:39 Bludd
 
I love this game, but last time I tried to play it I had a lot of problems.

Do these patches just modify the content or do they improve the engine as well? My guess is they don't, but I'd love it if they did.
 
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14. Re: Bloodlines Patch Plans Nov 2, 2009, 07:34 Acleacius
 
It's come to my attention that the link I provided Blue was page 20 for me, since I was logged on and get 50 posts per page, instead of the a non logged in visitor who would see it as about page 32.  
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13. Re: Bloodlines Patch Plans Nov 2, 2009, 06:44 /FÂ\ SLI
 
Damn..looks like the five dollar sale for Bloodlines on Direct2Drive...is over.

 
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12. Re: Bloodlines Patch Plans Nov 2, 2009, 05:50 Acleacius
 
This is not a personal email to me, Wesp responded to my question. I was getting a late start testing version 6.5 and it's the Official Bloodlines forum in the Bloodlines Unofficial Patch thread at Gamespy, page 20 of 21.

Bloodlines is one of my favorite games, have been helping with the Unofficial Patch (originally by DanUpright), since Bloodlines released. Dan was the one who help the Programmers at Trokia find and fix the game breaking bug at Society of Leopold. We were all at Dilapidation the original Official forums helping test, where Leonard and team often posted as they did on other Bloodlines forums.

Wesp took it over after about 6 months iirc, which means he has been working on it about 4.5 years now (Damn thanks, Wesp! Cheers ).

The Unofficial Patch by Wesp, now has a Sleek Installer and does install the Official 1.2 version patch, iirc (been so long since I installed). You can choose between the just bug fixes, the Basic version or you can choose to have the In game Content Restored, the Plus version. Most choose the Plus version since it fixes bugs and tries to Restore all the content from the Installed game, as close as possible to what was intended by Troika.

Troika tried to stay as much as possible within the The Masquerade, The World of Darkness fans and community have helped immensely in making suggestions to help restore this content for a even better Bloodlines.

This all means one thing Bloodlines has a birthday coming on the 15th of November, 5 years! Cake

Please take time to read this EXTENSIVE list of fixes. I couldn't find it posted in it's complete form, so I uploaded it to Filefront.

Official Forums, Tech Support and Unofficial Patch for Bloodlines thread thread.


Here is a link to a Bloodlines sound track to tide you over! Hot Italian treats make good appetizers, right?

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11. Re: Bloodlines Patch Plans Nov 2, 2009, 02:41 osage no onna
 
Blue, was this message to Acleacius a personal e-mail, or could you link us to the post?

Last post on this page.
 
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10. Re: Bloodlines Patch Plans Nov 2, 2009, 02:02 spindoctor
 
I don't think you need to apply the official 1.2 patch anymore. The custom patch takes care of that.  
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9. Re: Bloodlines Patch Plans Nov 2, 2009, 00:05 Creston
 
Ok folks I'm about to install this, what exactly should I get?

- The game.
- The latest official patch (1.2)
- Whichever is the latest patch version of this unofficial patch. If he's restoring that much content, might not hurt to wait for 6.6.

Install in that order, and you're good to go.

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8. Re: Bloodlines Patch Plans Nov 2, 2009, 00:02 jdreyer
 
This must be the most patched game ever
Actually, that accolade probably goes to Falcon 4.0.

 
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7. Re: Bloodlines Patch Plans Nov 1, 2009, 23:59 skyguy
 
Well, I think you're going to have to wait for 6.6 to be released.

Blue, was this message to Acleacius a personal e-mail, or could you link us to the post? Was it sent by Wesp?
 
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6. Re: Bloodlines Patch Plans Nov 1, 2009, 23:23 Narf2029
 
Ugh I just started a new game the other day lol. Haven't updated since 5.9 though so I suppose soon is as good a time as any.  
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5. Re: Bloodlines Patch Plans Nov 1, 2009, 22:19 The Half Elf
 
Ok folks I'm about to install this, what exactly should I get?  
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4. Re: Bloodlines Patch Plans Nov 1, 2009, 15:02 Fuzzmatang
 
This is the unofficial one and not the "true" one right?

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3. Re: Bloodlines Patch Plans Nov 1, 2009, 14:18 BadPennyz
 
This must be the most patched game ever. more patches then borderlands has guns.  
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2. Re: Bloodlines Patch Plans Nov 1, 2009, 14:07 Eldaron Imotholin
 
How obsessed can you be about a game to STILL be patching it after zillion of patches you've made for it already?

Seriously, if he isn't in a mental institution already.. he should be.
 
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1. Re: Bloodlines Patch Plans Nov 1, 2009, 13:09 wtf_man
 
Uhh... what content restoration?

Quests that the original team cut out before launch?
Graphics update?
Or just more bug fixes to the quests available? (which seems fairly fixed as of 6.4)
 
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