16 bit SVGA Patch (English)
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|Creator||Origin Systems Inc.|
Fixes 16-bit SVGA palette problem with certain PCI video cards. For English WC4. See also: 16 bit SVGA Patch (German & French).
WC4PATCH for Wing Commander IV : The Price of Freedom (C) 1996, Origin Systems, Inc. Written by Anthony L. Sommers (firstname.lastname@example.org) DISCLAIMER : Origin Systems, Inc. shall not be responsible for the usage of this patch, in whole or in part. In no event will Origin Systems, Inc. or the author of this patch be liable for any damages resulting from the use or misuse of this patch. Use at your own risk. The document included with this patch may not be reproduced in any manner without the written consent of the author. About WC4PATCH -------------- WC4PATCH was written to address 16-bit SVGA palette problem found with video cards using the S3 Vision 968 chipset and the IBM RGB524 RAMDAC. Cards we know Wing Commander IV has a problem with include the Hercules Graphite Terminator Pro 64 PCI and the STB Velocity PCI. WC4PATCH verifies that the original executable (found on disc 1 of the release version) is used. If it does not work, try copying the WC4.EXE file from disc 1 into the Wing Commander IV directory. Installation of WC4PATCH ------------------------ 1) Change to the directory where WC4PATCH.EXE was extracted. 2) Copy the WC4PATCH.EXE file to the C:\WC4 directory, or the directory used to install the game, i.e. : COPY WC4PATCH.EXE C:\WC4 [ENTER] 3) Type WC4PATCH and press [ENTER]. The patch will let you know if it successfully updated the game. It should say : "Wing Commander IV 1.04F successfully updated! -ALS" 4) Try to run the game (using WC4). The odd colors should now be normal! 5) Enjoy [16-bit SVGA]! :) Uninstallation of WC4PATCH -------------------------- To remove this patch, just recopy the WC4.EXE file from disc 1 into your Wing Commander IV directory, i.e. : COPY D:\WC4.EXE C:\WC4 [ENTER] Notes ----- * If 16-bit video works perfectly, it is recommended that this patch is not used. * Check out the WC4 Technical Help File (WC4HELP.TXT)! Origin BBS : 512-346-2227 Internet : www.ea.com/origin.html ftp.ea.com /pub/patches/wc4help.txt * Thanks to Armond Bruno for discovering the cause of the problem! Thanks to Jason Yenawine for letting me know what needed to be fixed! Thanks to Hercules for providing a Graphite Terminator Pro 64 PCI card for testing! Technical Support ----------------- If you are having trouble installing this patch, please feel free to contact our Technical Support department. See Install Guide for further information. -ALS -- END OF FILE --