Gothic 3 Patch 1.75 release
After a series of non-official patches for Gothic 3, we finally present another official patch version: CP 1.75. It can be installed over every Gothic 3 version, is available for each language and contains all previous patches.
You have to start a new game after the installation. Old savegames are not compatible.
There were several changes since the last official patch (CP 1.60): Besides countless major and minor bug fixes, graphics and performance improvements, the features “Alternative Balancing” and "new A.I." were introduced with CP 1.70.
Compared to the previous patch (1.74), CP 1.75 offers widescreen support for the menus, new graphics options (like color grading and FXAA), and decreasing of stuttering by using a shader cache.
In addition, the patch includes a ModKit, the Gothic 3 Genome Lite Edition. With that ModKot it's possible to change or create new game content in limited ways. There were also more possibilities for modders included in the game. The new features and the ModKit are explained in the respective modder manual and editor guide.
Changes in that patch are listed in the changelog and further explained in the readme file.
Advices for installation:
Older Gothic 3 patches will be uninstalled automatically while installation. During that process, the backup of the file „ge3.ini“ will be deleted which was saved by previous community patches. Deletion is necessary because the patch makes important changes in the ini-files.
During the installation, modifications in the installation folder could lead to problems. Therefore please uninstall all modfications before installing CP 1.75.
Savegames of the 1.75.12 Version (Gothic Complete Edition and Gothic 3: Gold Enhanced Edition) can be used. Savegames from older versions (1.74 and older) are not compatible.
ini files of versions 1.74 or older are incompatible, too. Do not replace the ini files with older version because it could cause errors.
Modifications which were released before CP 1.75 are incompatible (except they contain only texture changes). Look into the description of a modification whether it was adjusted to CP 1.75 before you install it.
The installer for the modkit is in the folder „ModKit“ in the Gothic 3 installation folder. A guide will also be installed for the ModKit.
Advice for installation: It has to be installed in another folder than the Gothic 3 installation folder. Installing it in the G3 installation folder causes errors.
Mad Vulture Games
World of Gothic
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Mad Vulture Games
UPDATE for first version from 24.04.2012 until 25.04.2012
For all of you who already downloaded the "old" patch 1.75 there is an update file so that you do not have download the whole patch again. Copy both files into the "Data" folder of your Gothic 3 installation.
Update for 1.75.14 (from 24.04.2012 and 25.04.2012!!!)
Update on World of Gothic --> file Gothic_3_EE_Patch_v1.75.14_update.rar
Modder manual english
Guide for the Genome Lite Edition (Editor)
Last edited by RoiDanton; 30-04-2012 at 21:40.
Very good work - all but removes most stuttering.
Not too sure what the "colour grading" option is meant to do. If makes it look like the game is being rendered on a Voodoo 2 or something.
Unfortunately the crash under the Silden --> Geldern bridge (near the ranger camp) still happens (the video ends suddenly because that is where the game crashes and FRAPS only captures 3D).
Thanks to you.
Originally Posted by gstanford
Please take a look into the modder manual, chapter 1.8.2. There you can find the explanation about color grading.
Unfortunately this can not be fixed. We searched for the reason, together with Spellbound while we made the patch 1.60 and later. We never found any hint why there is that problem.
Originally Posted by gstanford
This is rather off topic but I can't think of a better place I might get an answer. Does anyone know anything about getting Antialiasing to work? There are some settings you can apply using the NVIDIA Inspector that actually make it work using a compatibility flag but it makes all the reflective surfaces like water act funny. Random textures appear on them. I actually think it's worth it since AA makes the game look so much better, but fixing the water would be nice too.
This is really cool. A few months ago I decided to undergo my first attempt at creating mods for a game and discovered that perhaps G3 wasn't the best game to start with. I'm a professional software developer and am a pretty technical guy so I was able to eventually decipher some of the content of the binary template files (after using google translate to read all the German help on the subject ;-/ ) and started working on some tools to help edit them but nothing terribly sophisticated. I even started toying with the idea of creating a full editor. I'm glad there's a now a full blown editor for these files and I don't have to write one :-).
So if I were to freshly install Gothic 3 today, the 1.75 patch is the only patch I would need? Or are there other patches that need to be installed first?
You only need CP1.75, right.
Originally Posted by joemamasan