One of our people got pissed off for buying the Spellforce - Universe and builded
really nice fix for US Retail Spellforce - Universe - DVD2
(even while it's cave man style this one actually works/Fixes the actual DVD flawless).
Well, xxxx happens to all companies time to time. There, is 2 ways to get
this all functional. Sadly, cannot find anything freeware which could create
ISO file clean on command prompt at least this scale the size of patched
file is 6 Gigabytes, so, optional UltraISO from people will have to do or that
you burn/make iso with something else directly from folder.
Hardway... (Burn or mount clean working DVD-Image):
1. copy/move your sf-Universe DVD2 ISO-Image to 'patch'-directory (where the 'patcher.bat' is)
and rename that ISO as 'sfu-dvd2.iso' [or make ISO from your DVD same name.].
Optional: If you do have Registered 'UltraISO' copy 'UltraISO.exe' to 'apps\'-folder.
(Creates Image file in end of process.)
2. run our 'Patcher.bat'-file & make a cup of coffee.
3. If you did have UltraISO burn/mount created 'sfu-dvd2-patched.iso'.
If you didn't have UltraISO burn (or make ISO) from content of 'tmp\'-folder. (ISO Format: UDFDVD, Label: SpellForce2_Gol)
NOTE: Final size of 'sfu-dvd2-patched.iso' is 6431473664 bytes. Why it's smaller? This is
because the DVD2 end is empty and so is crundicated does not affect playing nor that
anything would be missing.
For everyone who uses this patch. don't be surprice, if the patching process takes time. We are talking about 7,95 Gigabyte DVD correction.
To simply play... (Do not give a xxxx about DVD-Image):
1. copy 'base\'-folder folder from 'Data\'-folder to game installation path.
Extra note & some questions answers...:
Why did this have to be so hard? why not other tools than UltraISO perhaps freeware?
mkisofs 2.01 = this ends up on 2GB Filesize
CDImage v2.47 = This ends up on 4GB Filesize
MagicISO (miso) = doesn't even wanna add the files.
PowerISO (piso) = No way, This tool has no clue how to manage this says doing does = 0.
and so on... You can try to find an tool which can do this in commandline let us know.
How about copy protections?
Well, original Spellforce did have Securom & jowoods own goodies with the DVDs, but the US Retail Universe (aka. Spellforce 2 - Gold Edition) in
this case DVD2 doesn't even have DVD check. So as long data installs & data is good (which it is/was not) it'll play like a baby on backup DVD or
mounted, to make myself somehow clear 'you could even install this straight from the 'tmp\' folder created.