exclamation-circle Can not patch the EOC Game

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3 weeks 1 day ago #20755 by Hercuul
Hey People!

eveytime when i start the eoc_patch_1.exe or the eoc_patch_2.exe, the Installer say me that the current version of the game is F14 and its not neccesary to install it. and that was it... end of the program. without the patch, i can not use mods!

I have already made various attempts:
1. I reinstalled the game several times at different directories , no chance
2. I tried the different compatibility modes with and without administrator rights (with the patch files)
3. I tried to unpack the eoc_patch_2.exe file manually with various tools(7z, universal extractor and resource hacker), no chance

my operating system is windows 10

I hope someone can help me,

"if only I could find an old working installation"

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3 weeks 1 day ago - 3 weeks 1 day ago #20756 by schmatzler
You probably patched the game before. There is a key in the registry where the version information is stored:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Particle Systems\Edge of Chaos\Settings]

The key is "Version". I don't know what number it needs to be set to, though.If I find the time, I can install my old F12 CD version.

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3 weeks 1 day ago #20757 by schmatzler
Oh, it looks like this has been answered 16 years ago!

I knew migrating the forums would pay off one day.

www.i-war2.com/forum/technical/421-patch-problem#2193

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3 weeks 1 day ago #20759 by Hercuul
Replied by Hercuul on topic Can not patch the EOC Game
Thank you very much for this solution! It works!

but

In my registy(upgradet win7 to win10) the key is at the following location:

\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Particle Systems\Edge of Chaos\Settings

key: "Version"
replace value "e" to "a"

:)

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3 weeks 1 day ago #20760 by IronDuke
Replied by IronDuke on topic Can not patch the EOC Game
Whew, sixteen years... I don't even know if Particle Systems had been bought out yet at the time.

*steers away from dangerous nostalgia*

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