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October 15th, 2009, 23:28
Hi all. I'm dl'ing Gothic 3 for D2D as we speak.

I understand that there are many issues with the unpatched game so I'm just going to ask…. Where do I start?

Is there an order of patches I need to follow?

Any help would be greatly appreciated
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October 15th, 2009, 23:39
Welcome to our forum!

While you wait for the others to confirm whether or not the latest community patch includes the official patches, you should download CP 1.73 (or is it 1.74 already?). It improves more than a 1000 smaller and bigger things compared to G3 v1.12.

Make sure to read the manual coming with the CP 1.73. You have to decide a few things, and not everything can be reversed without starting a new game.

Gothic 3 is a rather untypical Gothic game. It's big and full of relatively unimportant side quests. The other games are deeper and take place in much smaller worlds.
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October 15th, 2009, 23:44
Thanks for the prompt reply!

I'm coming from Oblivion so the unimportant side quests are no stranger

And starting a new game is not an issue either - since I haven't even finished dl'ing the game.lol.

I just want to make sure I get what I need to have a good time playing right off the bat.

Also, I'm using Vista 64 - is there an issue with that?
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October 15th, 2009, 23:48
Er. It seems ok on Vista 32…
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October 16th, 2009, 02:37
Is the community patch 1.73 all I need?
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October 16th, 2009, 03:47
Yes. Unless you have a recent ATI card, in which case there is one more file (shadow bug).
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October 16th, 2009, 03:53
I do have an ATI card, but even worse is that I have dl'd the 1.73 patch… but something is wrong. It doesn't recognize that exe file for some reason.

I can't run the patch.

Any suggestions?
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October 16th, 2009, 06:33
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Any suggestions?
Download it again.
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October 16th, 2009, 08:39
Post it in the official forum for the CP. Maybe the D2D exe is different.
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October 16th, 2009, 18:10
Originally Posted by Kostaz View Post
Download it again.
Done. Of course I'll have to wait until I get home to see if it worked. It took ALL NIGHT and this morning to dl it….. wow. At times I was down to under 5kb/sec

Hopefully it'll work this time around.
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October 16th, 2009, 22:46
*sigh*

Didn't work. Oh well another $30 bucks down the drain. And it looked like a promising game too.
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October 17th, 2009, 00:32
As I wrote, post in the developer forum for the CP. It's more than likely they didn't have access to the D2D version. Maybe they are willing to add a check for this specific exe. This can't be more than 1 or 2 lines of code.
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October 20th, 2009, 10:10
Ussually D2D versions are very hard to patch, a big reason to not buy games from there……. I like their prices though
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October 20th, 2009, 16:41
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Ussually D2D versions are very hard to patch, a big reason to not buy games from there……. I like their prices though
Yeah… i'm seeing that now
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October 20th, 2009, 17:54
Another idea:

Extract the exe from one of the official patches and put it into the G3 directory. It's possible the CP installs then.
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October 20th, 2009, 18:17
Originally Posted by Gorath View Post
Another idea:

Extract the exe from one of the official patches and put it into the G3 directory. It's possible the CP installs then.
I'll give that a go this evening. I also posted on the official forum like you suggested. Hopefully someone will recognize what the issue is.

BTW - Does everybody hit severe slowdown when downloading this patch, or is that just me too?

Thank you all very much for being responsive.
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October 21st, 2009, 00:10
Is there a problem with WinRar?

I can't even extract it from WinRar.
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October 21st, 2009, 02:45
Weird.. I was able to DL the 1.72 and get it working just fine.

Maybe it was the source of the DL
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October 21st, 2009, 04:03
So the game runs now?

1.73 added some nice stuff. Check if there's a small update patch.
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October 21st, 2009, 04:23
Originally Posted by NecroZombie View Post
Maybe it was the source of the DL
Could be but if you keep having issues with extracting large archives in general then you should check your RAM or have it checked at a repair center.
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