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Old 12-30-2017, 05:39 PM
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DF2 UN-FREEZE fix official release

So, with help from a dude who I only know as Frank, I’ve made a patch that allows you to unfreeze your DF2 game. With this patch, when your game freezes, simply press the INSERT key on your keyboard the game should resume like normal. After you download it, replace all the files in your games folder with the contents of the "DF2Fixes" folder. PLEASE read the readme.txt for help or post here. Again, when you appear to freeze while playing DF2, if you have this patch installed, you can simply press the INSERT key on your keyboard and the game will resume like normal. You’ll keep your score and everything.

This fix is compatible with any server, including DF2 EVO servers. As well as all COOP and Single Player! Literally any DF2 server or game. Press the INSERT key to unfreeze your game when it appears frozen.

DOWNLOAD THE PATCH HERE: http://novahq.net/files.php?ID=540
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:26 PM
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Top work Scott (as always) and the elusive Freeza

I tried to find you a while ago, to no avail, for assistance with a DF1 32 player patch.

Scott forwarded your patch the other week and it works perfectly
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Old 12-31-2017, 04:37 AM
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That's right I have to post that patch as well. I updated the heartbeat dll to work with it already and will do the same to the host tool soon. Awesome work! Wish I had that sort of knowledge! Maybe one day
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Old 12-31-2017, 03:08 PM
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I have to ask. How?

As a programmer, I'm usually leery of 3rd party freeze/crash fixers as it's probably best to let the game/app crash naturally. That applies more to SP games with a save system, though. I bet it's fine for DF2 multiplayer.
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Old 12-31-2017, 03:33 PM
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My guess is the game gets stuck in an infinite loop while rendering some graphics / specific parts of objects. This patch basically ends the loop which allows the game to continue as normal.

The way my patch works, when the game is frozen, pressing the inert key changes a few bytes in the games memory. Then as soon as it's unfrozen, changes the bytes back to what they were before the freeze so there are no lasting effects. Otherwise, you'd get some serious graphics issues. I don't think freeze is the right word, but it's what everyone has called it because it always appeared frozen, when really it was just stuck in a loop.
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Old 12-31-2017, 06:02 PM
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My guess is the game gets stuck in an infinite loop while rendering some graphics / specific parts of objects. This patch basically ends the loop which allows the game to continue as normal.

The way my patch works, when the game is frozen, pressing the inert key changes a few bytes in the games memory. Then as soon as it's unfrozen, changes the bytes back to what they were before the freeze so there are no lasting effects. Otherwise, you'd get some serious graphics issues. I don't think freeze is the right word, but it's what everyone has called it because it always appeared frozen, when really it was just stuck in a loop.
There's a scenario where the activated loop is faster than the script can be read and so it misses the return or command to read next line.

Your fix may give it time to do so.
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Good patch! My DF2 crash is very usual.
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