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War2Combat 4.4.3 released! warlat,resBug,uPNP,GoG server,+CD-keys compatibility 1877  46

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War2Combat 4.4.3 released! warlat,resBug,uPNP,GoG server,+CD-keys compatibility
« on: March 30, 2019, 01:00:00 PM »
Upd:
Updated Combat to 4.4.3:
    - One more fix for DEP
    - Some small installer improvements


Upd:
Updated Combat 4.4.1 to 4.4.2:
    - For CD-keys management compatibility, Warcraft II version changed from classic 2.0.2.1 to GoG 2.0.2.1
    now combat not requires to manage any CD-keys after being installed by GoG. It just uses GoG's cd-keys, together with GoG.
   GoG's KeyChanger added to combat.
    at the same time, install.exe have been renamed to install.mpq. (Also by GoG 2.0.2.1)
    - ddraw_test2 removed and replaced to ddraw_Aqrit by FunkyFr3sh (aka fois)
    That's sufficiently improved version based on test2.
    - ddraw_test4 removed and replaced to ddraw_CnC by FunkyFr3sh (aka fois).
    That supports OpenGL rendering with lots filters.


Previous post:
So, here's it:
    - Updated War2Ppatcher for 2.0.2.1 supporting warlat and resBug fix.
    - Updated War2PLoader for 2.0.2.1, removed antihack, removed autoupdate as attached to server.war2.ru

Added cd key changer autostart during installation. Path still should be fixed.

Get new versions from downloads secton!
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Re: War2Combat 4.4.1 released! warlat, resBug, uPNP, GoG server
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2019, 02:26:26 PM »
Nice!!
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Re: War2Combat 4.4.1 released! warlat, resBug, uPNP, GoG server
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2019, 02:34:36 PM »
I only see 4.4 in downloads? Wheres 4.41
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Re: War2Combat 4.4.1 released! warlat, resBug, uPNP, GoG server
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2019, 02:36:29 PM »
Still need to change the CD key utility so when it saves file you don't have to select a new location. I think the is the most confusing part.
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Re: War2Combat 4.4.1 released! warlat, resBug, uPNP, GoG server
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2019, 02:39:36 PM »
I only see 4.4 in downloads? Wheres 4.41
It's it. I replaced it on ftp. I have no place to keep all versions there.

Still need to change the CD key utility so when it saves file you don't have to select a new location. I think the is the most confusing part.
CDkey changer autostarts during installation now. The problem is still to change path to proper. Still no solution for that.

Please, try that version as i didn't test it
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Re: War2Combat 4.4.1 released! warlat, resBug, uPNP, GoG server
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2019, 02:46:38 PM »
Can you create a seperate Pop Up disclaimer that comes when you finish the installation? That sayor shows how to save the cd key.
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Re: War2Combat 4.4.1 released! warlat, resBug, uPNP, GoG server
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2019, 03:12:03 PM »
Can you create a seperate Pop Up disclaimer that comes when you finish the installation? That sayor shows how to save the cd key.
Let me try to do something....
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Re: War2Combat 4.4.2 released! warlat,resBug,uPNP,GoG server,+CD-keys compatibility
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2019, 01:50:06 AM »
Updated Combat 4.4.1 to 4.4.2:
    - For CD-keys management compatibility, Warcraft II version changed from classic 2.0.2.1 to GoG 2.0.2.1
    now combat not requires to manage any CD-keys after being installed by GoG. It just uses GoG's cd-keys, together with GoG.
   GoG's KeyChanger added to combat.
    at the same time, install.exe have been renamed to install.mpq. (Also by GoG 2.0.2.1)
    - ddraw_test2 removed and replaced to ddraw_Aqrit by FunkyFr3sh (aka fois)
    That's sufficiently improved version based on test2.
    - ddraw_test4 removed and replaced to ddraw_CnC by FunkyFr3sh (aka fois).
    That supports OpenGL rendering with lots filters.

Let's test ddraws by fois together!
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Re: War2Combat 4.4.2 released! warlat,resBug,uPNP,GoG server,+CD-keys compatibility
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2019, 07:36:31 AM »
Nice!

There is still the problem with DEP, warcraft 2 is crashing if DEP is enabled. The war2 loader thing didn't use virtualprotect correctly if i remember right.

A user on gog found another problem in storm.dll where virtualprotect also wasn't used correctly, can you add that fix too?

You need to change 2 bytes in storm.dll: https://www.gog.com/forum/diablo/game_crashes_at_start/post27



Edit:
I actually just tested this and I can confirm it does work! I enabled DEP, started the game -> crash... Changed the 2 bytes, started the game -> no crash :)
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Re: War2Combat 4.4.2 released! warlat,resBug,uPNP,GoG server,+CD-keys compatibility
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2019, 12:29:55 PM »
AVG antivirus HATES 4.4

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Re: War2Combat 4.4.2 released! warlat,resBug,uPNP,GoG server,+CD-keys compatibility
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2019, 01:57:29 PM »
So when you release these new versions every other day, does that mean I have to uninstall the previous version and download new one?
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Re: War2Combat 4.4.2 released! warlat,resBug,uPNP,GoG server,+CD-keys compatibility
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2019, 02:49:01 PM »
nope. You can use the old versions no problem
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Re: War2Combat 4.4.2 released! warlat,resBug,uPNP,GoG server,+CD-keys compatibility
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2019, 01:17:32 AM »
The main goal for this last version on combat 4.4.2:
If you installed GoG war2 before, you typed proper working cd-key for it, and that means Combat 4.4.2 will use the same GoG's cd-key. No any reconfigurations requred anymore.
Designed to make migration War2GoG -> War2Combat transparent.

(At the same time if you never played GoG, but installed Combat, it will write it's unlegal blocked cd-key 6696-*, so you have to change it manually to play GoG, even if you install GoG after Combat. Combat also includes GoG's: C:\War2Combat\KeyChanger.exe to do that eigther using Combat or GoG.)

UPD: how it works:
classic war2bne keeps it's cd-keys in mpq-archives. GoG team made dirty hack on their .exe, and gog war2 now keeps it's cd-keys in the registry.
Combat follows the GoG client, so Combat since 4.4.2 also works with cdkey from the registry. And that means when you change the cd-key by gog's changer, cd-key will be changed for both gog and combat 4.4.2.
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Re: War2Combat 4.4.2 released! warlat,resBug,uPNP,GoG server,+CD-keys compatibility
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2019, 01:27:16 AM »
So when you release these new versions every other day, does that mean I have to uninstall the previous version and download new one?
Of course you should download and install new one!
About to uninstall or not to uninstall:
Combats are designed to be compatible to be overwritten on update between big versions.

If you install combat 4.3.2 (version of release 4.3) english version into C:\war2Combat43en and install combat 4.4.0 (version of 4.4) into C:\war2Combat44en (as i do), and then you will install combat 4.4.2, it will ask you to overwrite previous release of 4.4 release: to install C:\war2Combat44en, and that is recommended way.
Combat remembers installation folder between version of 1 release and asks you to install next 4.4.x to the previous 4.4 installation folder.

But you can also install combat 4.4.2 to common C:\war2combat folder with previous version 4.3.x or earlier. Everything should work properly even if didn't uninstall it before.

Common concept for all combats since 3.01:
You feel free to install any version of combat to a folder with previously installed combat of another version, everything will work fine, they will use saves and maps from previous installation in this folder.
At the same time, you feel free to install every combat version to different folder, then they will not interfere between folders.

Of course, installing combat into folder with GoG is not recommended (combat will work anyway though).
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Re: War2Combat 4.4.2 released! warlat,resBug,uPNP,GoG server,+CD-keys compatibility
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2019, 05:24:31 AM »
I entered my key to gog client and this key is already used