Trying to get a sense of how many people are experiencing issues using DVD movies with the Prophecy enhancements
I hear voices but don't see anything. The video I'm not able to see seems to have an unusually long loading time (about 5 seconds or so).
Not sure if this is that useful but here's a breakdown of some common issues (and some fixes) for the WC4DVD patch: https://www.wcnews.com/news/update/11584That would class as a no vote. Please select that option so we can get a good picture of yes vs no's.
But yes, that's the most common problem I've been hearing of.
If you get audio and no picture, then you likely need an mpeg 2 decoder. Please note that Windows Vista and 7 Home and Starter editions *DO NOT* come with DVD software pre-installed. To fix this you can simply download and unzip mpeg2dec into your WC4 directory. Then run register.bat (as administrator).
In some cases people with the "sound but no picture" problem were running multiple monitors. Disabling your secondary monitor may also fix this issue.
In the event you have neither picture nor audio, or the "missing movie" error, you can apply both of the above solutions, or if you want a one-step solution, codec packs such as K-lite and CCCP will work. Most of the codec packs include an AC3 decoder, so you don't need to install AC3 filter as well. The advantage of K-lite over CCCP is that it should make it easier to diagnose codec issues. The K-Lite Codec Tweak Tool shows all codecs available in the system and allows you to enable / disable individual codecs.
In some cases, players have been unable to get the game running no matter what codecs they install (the game simply will not initialize). In these instances the likely culprit is your firewall software. Either disable your firewall and antivirus while first running the game or create an exception for WC4DVD.exe to solve this issue. Some player have noted that they had to even go so far as to completely remove their firewall program before it would let them install the game correctly.
There have been a few instances of people running Windows 8 getting the 'Virtual Protect' error on start-up. In this case, this should be solved by setting the compatibility mode of WC4DVD.exe to Windows 95 or 98.
Windows 10, Radeon RX 580 and a Ryzen 5 1600X (who cares)...
Test Failed. Fresh GoG Install, game ran fine with Enhancement Pack + OpenGL, playing the low-quality movies. Stopped playing movies when I copied over the DVD ones into Movie. Black screen, I hear the sound but no visuals.
By the way, I remembered that we could run the game in smooth 60 fps somehow and thought the OpenGL-Patch would do that. Was I mistaken?
Was that the MUP?