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Latest Uplink patch for Steam Users

Postby John » Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:03 pm

If you would like to try out our testing patches and are Steam user, please check back to this topic regularly because we will edit it with the most current information (like what the password is).

In order to access the latest "beta" Uplink, do the following steps:
1. Exit Steam if it is running (right click on the tray icon, Exit).
2. Windows|Run

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"C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" -beta TODAYSPASSWORD
or

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"C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steam.exe" -beta TODAYSPASSWORD
if you are running Windows x64.
3. Run Uplink (you may need to update manually if you have explicitly configured it not to update automatically).

Please post any successes or problems that you have in the Bug Reports forum.

Your feedback is invaluable to us, please don't hesitate to give it!

TODAYSPASSWORD: uplink0323

Version: 1.55 Steam







Changes:

VERSION 1.55

- Fixed : Crashes with invalid floating point operations.
- Fixed : Problem on Linux with .dat files directly in Uplink directory and not in the lib/ sub directory. (Happen when upgrading from some older version of Uplink to a newer version)
- Fixed : A crash with LANs having invalid location. (check the debug.log to see the warnings)
- Fixed : A crash with LANs having invalid links. (check the debug.log to see the warnings)
- Fixed : A crash with LANs having modems without phone number.
- Fixed : Crashes with PasswordBreaker/DictionaryHacker if their target screen isn't there anymore.
- Fixed : Crashes with tasks if their interface isn't there anymore.

- Added : A code card (codecard.txt) to the online download version of Uplink.
- Added : Software rendering option to the Windows version of Uplink. Also change to software rendering if the game crash during OpenGL initialization.
- Added : Show Bank IP on the Finance interface.

- Changed : Steam Authentication is now done with the help of a external DLL, this should permit new MODs to work with Steam.
- Changed : Much better error handling on Linux and some minor tweaks to error handling on Windows.
- Changed : Loading a corrupted saved game (agent) should now show a message box instead of crashing.
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Postby frenchfrog » Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:42 am

Version 1.44 beta is up for testing with a new password. See the above post for more details.
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Postby siliconcowboy » Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:55 pm

This update has seemingly fixed the crashing issue for me. (Audigy ZS on Windows x64)
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Postby wenlong » Sun Sep 03, 2006 7:11 am

i still have the crashing issue from the music (Audigy 2 ZS running WinXp)
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Postby Budan » Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:20 pm

The path should be something more like this.

C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\steam.exe

Dont forget the Valve
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Postby Immortius » Mon Sep 04, 2006 3:13 pm

Budan wrote:The path should be something more like this.

C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\steam.exe

Dont forget the Valve


That's odd, mine doesn't have a valve and I used the default directory. Did you install steam off the net or from a physical copy of HL2? Mine was from the net.
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Postby chrisgbk » Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:27 pm

Immortius wrote:
Budan wrote:The path should be something more like this.

C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\steam.exe

Dont forget the Valve


That's odd, mine doesn't have a valve and I used the default directory. Did you install steam off the net or from a physical copy of HL2? Mine was from the net.


Older versions of Steam used C:\Program Files\Steam as the default install directory, but in later versions that was changed to C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam; I have an older install from a few years ago on another computer that uses the shorter path, but my newer one on this computer uses the longer path. Both were the downloadable version of Steam.
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Postby frenchfrog » Tue Sep 05, 2006 2:00 am

Version 1.46 beta is up for testing. See the first post for more details.
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Postby Hinge » Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:03 pm

The patch has fixed the problems I was having -
WinXP SP2, Audigy 2ZS with Jan 06 drivers.

Thankyou!

EDIT-Spoke too soon. Whilst using the beta, the game crashed five minutes into a new game, whilst I was doing some "find and delete" missions.
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Postby frenchfrog » Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:08 am

Version 1.47 beta is up for testing. See the first post for more details.
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Postby Krid » Sat Sep 23, 2006 12:45 am

Bug: Running steam with the "-beta uplink0911" option breaks the Half-Life High Definition pack for that account. (That would be this thing -> http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/s ... did=330176)

More details: Restarting steam with that option was bookended by playing a Half-Life mod using the HD models, and it broke on the restart. Since I restart steam before every playsession, it's unlikely that the latest steam/HDpack/Half-Life patch came in at the same time. I have tested this account on two systems so far, and the pattern seems to indicate that it's an an account-related issue.
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Postby frenchfrog » Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:26 pm

Version 1.48 beta is up for testing. See the first post for more details.
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Postby frenchfrog » Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:38 am

Version 1.49 beta is up for testing. See the first post for more details.
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Postby Krid » Sun Oct 08, 2006 2:31 pm

Steam seems to insist on being run with the -beta uplink0911 option every time.
If I don't use that option, it rolls back to version 1.46.

This is somewhat annoying...
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Postby frenchfrog » Sun Oct 08, 2006 9:10 pm

Just copy your Steam shortcut, and modify the copy to always run with '-beta TODAYSPASSWORD'.

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