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Offline Herra Tohtori

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Umm ... why? :wtf:
I was against the idea too, but it makes patching things one effing hell of a lot easier. Before that we had to download the entire mother****ing .VP (excuse my French) all over again just to change one or to things (remember, we've gone standalone now, which compounded the problem further). In future I think we'd probably add all of the stuff into small .VP files to make it (slightly) easier.

Can't you include the to-be-replaced and new content in a small patch VP and make sure it gets loaded before the older VP, so that what's inside it takes precedence over older content with similar filenames...? :nervous:
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Offline Jeff Vader

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I was just about to say the same thing. Once released, if something is broken or missing, release a patch vp that is read before the actual vp. And, if necessary, update the original vp as well, including mentionings about the (un)necessity of the patch depending on the time of downloading the original.
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Offline karajorma

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Can't you include the to-be-replaced and new content in a small patch VP and make sure it gets loaded before the older VP, so that what's inside it takes precedence over older content with similar filenames...? :nervous:

By and large, yes.

There are a few data related things you can't do that for (for instance if you added DDS textures in the original VP you can't patch them with TGAs in the new one since the game first checks for DDS files in any VPs in the main folder before checking the same VPs for TGAs) But such cases are few and far between and usually would suffer from the same problem as loose files (You'd have to tell the end user to manually delete the DDS files and add TGAs for instance).


There's a why the BtRL VPs began with a Z. :D
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Offline WMCoolmon

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Yeah, kara and I were just talking last night, and even though the latest version of Maja Express features a lockout against people overwriting their retail VP files, I've still seen people trying to do that or overwriting their mediaVP files.

Every time you try and make something foolproof, somebody goes and makes a bigger fool. :p
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