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Personal Projects / Re: Arcturus - The Curse and Loss of Divinity
« on: December 30, 2017, 10:28:04 am »
Yeah, I'm not too sure how good it'll work on the CD version. The Dvd version will definetely be less buggy, especially since it already includes the patches as far as I remember.

Ah, good to know, thanks. Will have to acquire the superior version.

Ok, not really sure what you tried, but here's a step-by-step using XVI32

  • Open XVI32.exe and open ArcExe.exe inside it (try using the one you got from Helly)
  • Click Address > Goto ... (Ctrl + G)
  • In the dialog box, set "Go to" to hexadecimal and "Go mode" to absolute, then type $35A1B in the input field and click OK
  • Now you should see "55" highlighted in blue in the hex view on the left (click it). The hex sequence will read 55 8B EC 81 EC E0, and you should change it to B8 01 00 00 00 C3
  • Simply type the following on your keyboard to overwrite the bytes: b801000000c3

After that you just need to click File > Save, and you're good to go. :)

Thank you very much for the step by step instructions (and your patience with my noobishness, haha). :)

Personal Projects / Re: Arcturus - The Curse and Loss of Divinity
« on: December 29, 2017, 04:05:54 am »

Hummmmm, have you been using the DVD version of the game? I think the same thing happened to me one day when I tried the CD version.
It is the CD version.

You can try this no-CD/no-DVD patch:

ArcExe.exe file offset 00035A1Bh
Find: 55h 8Bh ECh 81h ECh E0h
Replace: B8h 01h 00h 00h 00h C3h

Thank you for the advice, but I know less than nothing about hacking, so forgive me if I sound like a complete idiot.   :D
But I downloaded Cygnus hex editor, opened the exe and was unable to find the designated thread. The find function automatically starts with 0000 for some damn reason, which I cannot delete, so using even parts of the string you gave come up with nothing. I searched manually, and had no luck.

Personal Projects / Re: Arcturus - The Curse and Loss of Divinity
« on: December 28, 2017, 03:59:56 am »
Addendum to my last post (should it ever actually go through),

After a few hours of uninstalling, swapping files, disc drives and experimentation with files, I've found the english files work if I do NOT copy over the new exe. If I swap only the data files, and open from the original ArcExe and not the launcher, it seems to run fine--at least up to the prologue. I haven't tested it any further yet.

Personal Projects / Re: Arcturus - The Curse and Loss of Divinity
« on: December 28, 2017, 12:10:37 am »
Okay, I'm encountering a unique problem using the patch. In its native language the game runs perfectly. And I do mean perfectly (a game from 2003 with 1080p widescreen support?!)!
But after applying the patch, I get a screen insisting I insert the disc. I've tried removing and reinserting to no effect. Compatibility tweaks have accomplished nothing.

Although an interesting note on compatibility: runs fine on win7 for me, but XP compatibility gives me an error that the game is not configured.

Personal Projects / Re: Arcturus - The Curse and Loss of Divinity
« on: December 27, 2017, 02:46:17 am »
Thank you so very much for this! I've been checking this thread every week in anticipation, hoping you'd meet the slated year-end projection, and dreading this was one of those projects that just meanders off into obscurity. I've wanted to play this for years... even though I'm currently on Chapter 2 of Trails in the Sky SC, so it'll be a while.

News Submissions / Re: Translations: La Wares Romanian version released!
« on: December 14, 2016, 06:46:08 am »
Has there been any progress on the English version? This is the project I've been most anticipating since first hearing of it, but it's been a full year, so I'm starting to lose hope.

Thanks for this, Gi Nattak!
I still use (primarily) ZSNES, so I can appreciate the hard work that went into your endeavor and enjoy it for what it is. :)
Don't let the elitists discourage you, as I think most people aren't that concerned with how to play it as just playing it (hence the 900 downloads); If we cared about up-to-date technology we wouldn't be emulating games from the last millennium. :D
You know how to improve on future projects, but that doesn't invalidate this one at all, anymore than a PS3 game released in the PS4 era is automatically bad.

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