The Supreme Topic of Miscellaneous Knowledge

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Re: The Supreme Topic of Miscellaneous Knowledge

Post by Status Cruo » Apr 10th, 2016, 14:39

Hmm, a quick internet search revealed there may be a patch that turns 0.99b into 0.99c. The thread lists it as follows: "blood99c.zip - Blood 0.99b to 0.99c (shareware version)", and it's part of a large torrent download.

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Re: The Supreme Topic of Miscellaneous Knowledge

Post by Daedolon » Apr 10th, 2016, 14:50

There is a patch for the internet shareware 0.99b to be upgraded to internet shareware 0.99c. Its original filename is 99b99c.exe and you can download it everywhere.
http://www.the-postmortem.com/files/ftp ... 99b99c.exe

The retail (physical CD) shareware 0.99b cannot be upgraded with the internet shareware patches. Of course if you can find a specific patch for it, that would be amazing. But I kind of doubt it exits. We should find a copy of the European Retail Shareware and make a CD image out of that to start our quest.
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Re: The Supreme Topic of Miscellaneous Knowledge

Post by Status Cruo » Apr 10th, 2016, 15:36

Since I like all things Blood and having a packrat mentality, it doesn't really take something amazing for me to covet it, but one can only wonder if there really is anything specific to Retail 0.99c that we're not already aware of, and from what I see there isn't a whole lot of documentation on version differences and stuff (even if the release notes get updated, I've noticed it isn't uncommon for developers to miss some details).

Be it a potential "rsw99b99c.exe" or the real deal as patched up CD, I agree it's definitely worth a look, though mostly for the sake of having the 100% perfect collection.

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Re: The Supreme Topic of Miscellaneous Knowledge

Post by CoraX_ BlooD_RaveN » Apr 10th, 2016, 16:33

Daedolon wrote:
> There is a patch for the internet shareware 0.99b to be upgraded to
> internet shareware 0.99c. Its original filename is 99b99c.exe and you can
> download it everywhere.
>
> http://www.the-postmortem.com/files/ftp ... 99b99c.exe
>
> The retail (physical CD) shareware 0.99b cannot be upgraded with the
> internet shareware patches. Of course if you can find a specific patch for
> it, that would be amazing. But I kind of doubt it exits. We should find a
> copy of the European Retail Shareware and make a CD image out of that to
> start our quest.

Quest completed.

Mbfiles list of Blood versions:

Unofficial (ancient times):
Variations of the old type ARJ archives and ZIP, split or single large files,1996-1998.
Collection of old screenshots PCX, GIF, JPG -1994 -1997 .....

OFFICIAL:
BLOOD.EXE BD v 0.91
BLOOD.EXE BD v 0.91 Other PC CD Magazine
BLOOD.EXE SW v 0.99a
BLOOD.ARJ SW v 0.99a MBFIN
BLOOD.EXE SW v 0.99b Still searching
BLOOD CD RSW v 0.99b
BLOOD.ARJ SW v 0.99c MBFIN
BLOOD.EXE SW v 1.00
BSPLIT.EXE SW v 1.11
BLOOD.EXE SW v 1.01
BLOOD.EXE SW v 1.02
BLOOD.EXE SW v 1.10
BLOOD.EXE SW v 1.11
BSPLIT.EXE SW v 1.11

BLOOD CD US
BLOOD v 1.00
BLOOD v 1.00 SE

BLOOD PPAK CD US
BLOOD PPAK v 1.10
BLOOD PPAK v 1.11

PATHS:
A complete set of patches - BLOODSW,BLOODRSW,BLOOD, BLOODPP, BLOOD 3DFX

CRYPTIC PASSAGE US

TEASER
CPTEASER.ZIP
CPDEMO.ZIP
CRYPE397.ZIP

CRYPTIC PASSAGE CD
CRYPTIC v 1.01
CRYPTIC v XXX
CRYPTIC v 1.03
CRYPTIC v 1.04
PATHS
CPPATCH.ZIP
CPPATCH.ZIP
CPMULTI.ZIP

OUWB v 1.21 US

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Re: The Supreme Topic of Miscellaneous Knowledge

Post by MoonStalkeR » Apr 10th, 2016, 17:03

Krypto wrote:
> @Moonstalker: Holy crap that's an awesome origin for that ambient sound in E3M2 from
> what I've always perceived to be a sanctuary, hiding spot, good find :wink:

I think it would fit smoothly in the beginning aquarium hall of E4M2 as well.

[quote="Status Cruo"]I think E1M1's crematorium has it in v0.99. If it's indeed the same, awesome find 8)[/quote]

Status Cruo wrote:
> I think E1M1's crematorium has it in v0.99. If it's indeed the same,
> awesome find 8)

Would anyone who can run 0.99 now be willing to check E1M1's crematorium for this sound? I'm not the only one with a hunger for even the smallest tidbits of Blood trivia.
<Boilerplate> Thing is MoonStalkeR: You seem to be suffering from schizphernia, which the MoonStalkeR personality is your base one, Mobius is the aggressive personality, Krypto is the depressive personality, Nautalus is the pervert personality, etc

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Re: The Supreme Topic of Miscellaneous Knowledge

Post by Daedolon » Apr 10th, 2016, 18:34

CoraX_ BlooD_RaveN wrote:
> BLOOD PPAK CD US
> BLOOD PPAK v 1.10

> CRYPTIC PASSAGE CD
> CRYPTIC v 1.01
> CRYPTIC v XXX
> CRYPTIC v 1.03
> CRYPTIC v 1.04

Do you have access to these CDs? I'm desperately trying to find CD Images of PPak v1.10. I also was unaware that Cryptic Passage CDs had different versions of the game, I'll try to figure out what I have and would love to get the missing ones.

Here's a copy of 0.99b SW (originally just named blood.exe), if you're missing it:
http://files.deathmask.net/shareware/blood_sw_0.99b.exe
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