Werner Spahl is an analytical chemist who never would have thought that fixing a game is sometimes more fun than playing it!

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Wesp5
Wesp5 @ VTMB Unofficial Patch

I don't know. Troika could have done exactly this, as you wouldn't need an open pier end to have someone in the arcade. Also as far as I know to all the other maps where you can do that, like the beachhouse, you can never return.

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Wesp5
Wesp5 @ VTMB Unofficial Patch

No hunters and no other cops spawn on the pier which is why I even removed the Glock of the single cop at one time, because you can get it quite easily. Everything else you suggested would again mean making the pier into a kind of second hub...

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Wesp5
Wesp5 @ VTMB Unofficial Patch

Spawning civilians is not the problem, the problem is getting them respawned if you kill them. Also getting cops and hunters out there in that case, otherwise it would be a "free lunch pier" :)! This would basically mean to include all the hub mechanics...

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Wesp5
Wesp5 @ VTMB Unofficial Patch

Interesting screenshot, I didn't know that one! Are there others were this came from? Still while the fence seems to be missing or isn't as high, hard to say at low resolution, so are the diner houses, so it must have been a very early version. And again no civilians are around although you can see quite far along the whole pier!

Anyway, it's just too complicated to bring civilians up there, you'll need spawners and info nodes and intersting points and many other things that are not availble. In my opinion it's not worth it for the one time you need to go there in the library quest.

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Wesp5
Wesp5 @ VTMB Unofficial Patch

I am talking about this screenshot: Vampire-network.net It is easy to fake, you just need to noclip through the gate and attack the cops there, one of whom seems to have been Chunk at the time. The rest of the pier wasn't finished at all, like the buildings and even the models of the railings at the end had no side towards the ocean as the player would never see them! It makes no sense to cut them if they aren't visible, you could just use a novis texture. They were just not there at all!

Also there is nothing behind the fence to the ferris wheel, and there is no other access from that side either because there are cliffs behind it. Last not least Troika faked other screenshots like this one: Vampire-network.net That's high up on a balcony of Grout's Mansion, there is no way up there, it just looks cool!

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Wesp5
Wesp5 @ VTMB Unofficial Patch

As for the models, if you can convert these free models into something that can be used in Bloodlines I will consider using them. Otherwise be aware that there are no bicycles visible either.

As for the pier, either due to the police or due to the night, the ferris wheel and other areas are closed off, so people need to come from the beach. My main issue with this is that Troika could very well have civilians added to the open part or the arcade but they didn't. Also I know about the screenshot with the fight there but this was clearly fake as the pier was really unfinished behind the gate before we reconstructed this ares...

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Wesp5
Wesp5 @ VTMB Unofficial Patch

Okay, I think you have a point about the Yugo. I will move it back to its original place on the pier where it is dark and you can hardly see it. I will replace it with one of the other cars on the street!

About the pier. Besides that the only way there is down the tunnel and across the beach with the thinbloods, it's not easy to add a lot of civilians doing random stuff, so I probably will not do it!

About motorcycle models, I used only very few not original models and in these cases it was quite obvious how they were supposed to look. If I would start adding new models from elsewhere I bet more people would ask for things like this and it would never end! Also I know only little about Bloodlines modeling and don't thinkk you can just use models from other games or programs.

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Wesp5
Wesp5 @ VTMB Unofficial Patch

The main goal of the UP patch in the plus version is to restore original Troika content, so the Yugo is still in, but it will be on the street in 9.6 which looks better. Also there weren't any motorcycles in the game files to restore! Last not least the pier is empty because it is the middle of the night and the main road is still blocked off...

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Wesp5
Wesp5 @ VTMB Unofficial Patch

Under real Windows the mouse movements do not make the character walk at all unless you have set them to do so...

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Wesp5
Wesp5 @ VTMB Unofficial Patch

Sorry, but I have not idea. Try looking if someone found a solution for HL2 as this is more common and uses the same engine...

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Wesp5
Wesp5 @ VTMB Unofficial Patch

The patch moves the save games into the old folder to stop people from continuing them after updating the patch. They should still work if they worked before! It also creates a fake save to make the skip intro button appear which is looking for a save game.

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Wesp5
Wesp5 @ VTMB Unofficial Patch

Honestly, I have never heard about something like this before. Have you tried renaming the saves to the one that works?

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Wesp5
Wesp5 @ VTMB Unofficial Patch

The old folder preserves saved game from older patch versions. The saves were moved there when you reinstalled!

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Wesp5
Wesp5 @ VTMB Unofficial Patch

Hm, have you always started the game using the shortcut the patch created or from Steam with the -game Unoffivial_Patch option? I would guess you didn't on your last try, do again and your old saves should be available again!

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Wesp5
Wesp5 @ Bloodlines SDK

Then you have a problem with your browser virus protection. I know that Avira sometimes gives false positives with the SDK too!

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Wesp5
Wesp5 @ Unofficial Patch 9.5 released!

The Patches Scrolls...

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Wesp5
Wesp5 @ VTMB Unofficial Patch

I informed the French translator and pointed him to here...

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Wesp5
Wesp5 @ VTMB Unofficial Patch

No, I meant if you are using the French patch? If yes, I will have to tell the autor about the script error...

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Wesp5
Wesp5 @ VTMB Unofficial Patch

Were you running the French translation of the patch?

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Wesp5
Wesp5 @ VTMB Unofficial Patch

No. Bloodlines runs on an alpha or beta version of the Source engine and we can't port it to something newer...

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Wesp5
Wesp5 @ VTMB Unofficial Patch

Thanks for the tip. It doesn't seem to cause any problems but I'll fix it anyway!

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Wesp5
Wesp5 @ The Precursors Unofficial Patch

Sorry, but I have no idea why this should happen...

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Wesp5
Wesp5 @ Xen-Warrior

Why?

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Wesp5
Wesp5 @ Xen-Warrior

Theoretically yes, you'll only need to use the same tricks to turn the player into a Xen grunt that I did ;)!

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Wesp5
Wesp5 @ VTMB Unofficial Patch

Sorry, I don't know. The translator is still working on it...

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Wesp5
Wesp5 @ VTMB Unofficial Patch

The patch installation is simple, when asked just choose the directory that vampire.exe is in. The rest will go automatically!

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Wesp5
Wesp5 @ VTMB Unofficial Patch

Check the patch homepage The Patches Scrolls, listed to the right.

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Wesp5
Wesp5 @ VTMB Unofficial Patch

Have you tried the original client.dll already? Just remove the .12 from the file client.dll.12...

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Wesp5
Wesp5 @ VTMB Unofficial Patch

The Python version could be the problem. Uninstall it and then try again! Bloodlines can't handle higher Python versions, even the alternative one included with the patch is known to not work correctly...

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Wesp5
Wesp5 @ VTMB Unofficial Patch

Sorry, then I'm out of ideas. I'm using Win7 64bit with a Geforece myself. Anything else special on your system? Are you using Python? Have you listened to ingame music with a media player? Have you tried all tips in the patch readme?

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