Alex Shepherd has returned to his hometown of Shepherd's Glen to investigate the sudden disappearance of his brother. From Shepherd's Glen to the foggy streets of Silent Hill, Alex will face the darkest of horrors while struggling with his own grip on reality. Alex must unravel the mystery behind his nightmares, discover the truth behind his brother's disappearance, and confront the evil that has taken hold of his soul.
[PATCHER] Replace Button Icons / Remove Film GrainI created a patcher for Silent Hill Homecoming. It has two features: - Remove film grain effects - Replace button icons ( XBox / Playstation )
You'll need 7zip [www.7-zip.de] to unpack this.
Put the exe file where ever you want.
When a patch process is started the patcher will ask you to open the GLOBAL.PAK from the PAK folder of the game.
The patcher will create backups for every file it changes and provides the function to restore the game to it's original state with these backups.
The button icon patch and film grain patch can be applied indepently.
However if you apply both patches there is one file that needs to be changed by both ( GLOBAL.PAK ).
It contains the button icons and the film grain texture for the loading screens.
This isn't a big problem but it leads to a backup conflict where you could end up with a changed file when restoring the backups incorrectly.
But don't worry the patcher will take care of that for you.
It will store some information in the registry to keep track of the applied patches and remind you to remove them in the correct order. ( see section "registry" below )
In order to keep track of the changes done to your game files the patcher will create some entries in the registry.
Of course this only works until either you delete those entries or reinstall windows.
The entries can be found under "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VB and VBA Program Settings\SHHPatcher\3.0".
- button patcher implemented
- backup solution improved
- film grain patcher improved
- backup solution implemented
- film grain patcher created