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Watch_Dogs patch removes compatibility with the worse mod

PLEASE DON'T KILL ME IF IT'S A REPOST! I didn't find an equivalent post!

 

Linus mentioned on the latest netlinked daily that the new "performance patch" for Watch_Dogs actually breaks compatibility with the "mod" that allowed you to unlock E3 graphics. DON'T DOWNLOAD THIS PATCH!!!

here's the full video:

 

Worse and worse Ubi...

 

-EDIT-

 

Apparently it is still possible to install the mod by unpacking and re-packing the files with the patch ( @PokémonTrainerFour wrote it in his post) so it's not as bad as it looked, but it's still not clear if the compatibility issue was intentional or not and most of all why the hell the patch didn't include those graphics options in the game to start with.

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PLEASE DON'T KILL ME IF IT'S A REPOST! I didn't find an equivalent post!

 

Linus mentioned on the latest netlinked daily that the new "performance patch" for Watch_Dogs actually breaks compatibility with the "mod" that allowed you to unlock E3 graphics. DON'T DOWNLOAD THIS PATCH!!!

here's the full video:

 

Worse and worse Ubi...

It was mentioned on the newest WAN Show that you can re-enable the mod by unpacking and repacking the files with the patch, so it's safe to get.

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Because uPlay wasn't enough to hate you, Ubisoft...

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Of course it does. What else did you expect from Ubisoft... I can't help but to imagine all of this part of a massive conspiracy to make EA look good. Like if we dig in deep enough we will find out that entire executive branch of Ubisoft was replaced by EA employees not too long ago or something.

 

In any case, if this keeps up we will have to take EA's crown back and give it to Ubisoft.

 

I'm definitely not buying Watch_Dogs after all this crap. And the next Assassin's Creed game. And the next Far Cry game.

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As noone else wrote it, I will: REPOST

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Yup, Ubisoft is dead to me.

"So, you want to enjoy the better graphics that we failed to deliver by installing a community mod? Too bad, here's a patch that will screw things up even more!"

EDIT: Oh crap, I just now realised that I bought Far Cry 3 in the SSS...

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Oh crap, I just now realised that I bought Far Cry 3 in the SSS...

 

I was going to buy it as well but nope. I'm saving money thanks to Ubisoft's dickheadedness.

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Well in their defense this probably wasn't intentional. 

The mod is made of 2 files called patch.dat and patch.fat. To apply it you just have to paste those into a folder, no original game files are replaced or modified in any way. 
And so since the game automatically uses those files without any modifications to the game files it must have been programmed from the start to know to use any "patch" files in the folder because that must be how they intend to issues patches. So the patch Ubisoft released must just overwrite the mod since the file name is the same. 

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PLEASE DON'T KILL ME IF IT'S A REPOST! I didn't find an equivalent post!

 

 

u just posted news on linustechtips that was reported by Linus himself ......

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I was going to buy it as well but nope. I'm saving money thanks to Ubisoft's dickheadedness.

 

 

Yup, Ubisoft is dead to me.

"So, you want to enjoy the better graphics that we failed to deliver by installing a community mod? Too bad, here's a patch that will screw things up even more!"

EDIT: Oh crap, I just now realised that I bought Far Cry 3 in the SSS...

Far Cry 3 is actually very good and looks amazing.

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Far Cry 3 is actually very good and looks amazing.

 

Don't care, was made by Hitler.

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Don't care, was made by Hitler.

I always found it funny that hippies drive VW.

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u just posted news on linustechtips that was reported by Linus himself ......

 

It was an ncix video

 

As noone else wrote it, I will: REPOST

 

Link?

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-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

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-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

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From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

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-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

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-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

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A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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Don't worry now that those E3 files are out there now the modders will keep updating their release as well. It's too late for Ubisoft to pull the plug on it.

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somehow it could be expected since, but then again why leave these graphical abilities inside the game if you aren't allowed to use them?

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Just a matter of time...

Still, Ubisoft...

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Don't worry now that those E3 files are out there now the modders will keep updating their release as well. It's too late for Ubisoft to pull the plug on it.

 

Yes, but this move indicates an attempt from ubi to remove access to those files and brings us to the question: why pull such a dick move on us?

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Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

Spoiler

A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

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A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

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Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

Spoiler

Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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Yes, but this move indicates an attempt from ubi to remove access to those files and brings us to the question: why pull such a dick move on us?

 

I really don't think it's intentional. I know on other games (Skyrim for example) when an update was released, certain mods and tweaks needed to be updated to work with the game as well or they wouldn't work correctly.

 

The update wasn't purposely made to block out the tweak to turn on the features, based on that. I know everyone's on the Ubisoft-hate-train, but in this part I think it's safe to say that they didn't make the tweak incompatible on purpose.

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I really don't think it's intentional. I know on other games (Skyrim for example) when an update was released, certain mods and tweaks needed to be updated to work with the game as well or they wouldn't work correctly.

 

The update wasn't purposely made to block out the tweak to turn on the features, based on that. I know everyone's on the Ubisoft-hate-train, but in this part I think it's safe to say that they didn't make the tweak incompatible on purpose.

 

I disagree: first of all, the first thing they should have done with the patch was implement e3 graphics officially, which they didn't. Secondly, the worse mod isn't a mod in the proper sense of the word, as it's not inserting new content but rather activating something that exists already. To block it from working ubisoft would have had to specifically change the way that part is accessed and since that particular asset was not affected by the patch, they wouldn't have any reason to do so other than to block the tweak from happening. For these reasons, it's almost certain that there was malicious intent behind this patch.

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sudo chmod -R 000 /*

What is scaling and how does it work? Asus PB287Q unboxing! Console alternatives :D Watch Netflix with Kodi on Arch Linux Sharing folders over the internet using SSH Beginner's Guide To LTT (by iamdarkyoshi)

Sauron'stm Product Scores:

Spoiler

Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

Spoiler

A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

Spoiler

A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

Spoiler

Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

Spoiler

Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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I disagree: first of all, the first thing they should have done with the patch was implement e3 graphics officially, which they didn't. Secondly, the worse mod isn't a mod in the proper sense of the word, as it's not inserting new content but rather activating something that exists already. To block it from working ubisoft would have had to specifically change the way that part is accessed and since that particular asset was not affected by the patch, they wouldn't have any reason to do so other than to block the tweak from happening. For these reasons, it's almost certain that there was malicious intent behind this patch.

 

Did you read what this guy posted on the first page of the thread?

 

 

It was mentioned on the newest WAN Show that you can re-enable the mod by unpacking and repacking the files with the patch, so it's safe to get.

 

Like I said, when a game gets updated, tweaks and mods often become incompatible. I know TheWorse's file isn't a "mod", I didn't say it was. It's a tweak to get the hidden features turned back on.

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Way to go, Ubisoft.

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