witchaven-patches   Version 6-18-2018   Release 22  15F/ 8.10M  © RTCM Corvin

Witchaven 1 and Witchaven II BUILD Game - Patches

Note: The WH1 patches are really just replacement exe's. What you need to know is Capstone seemed to have updated the exe's from different source code bases without adding previous fixes and without changing the version numbers. What this means is the version number on the patches are useless, there are variants of v1.1. Each patch was developed for a specific use and fix. You can only apply one patch at a time.

WH1 DEMO PATCHES

WH1 PATCHES | WH1 USER PATCHES

WH2 PATCHES  | WH2 USER PATCHES

Recommend:
Forgo these patches and just....
Get the ETTiNGRiNDER (EGWH1&2) source code modifications,
they play SMK videos, requires no CD and fixes many bugs, including adding mouse look.

 

 

Filename and author

Size (kb)

Description

WH1 DEMO PATCHES
WH1 Demo patch one  Released: 7/29/95
Capstone Software
270 This is the first official Witchaven Demo upgrade from Capstone's Website.
Fixes many problems. v1.0
(WH.EXE 7-29-1995 , SETUP.EXE 7-29-1995)

 

 

WH1 Demo patch two   Released: 8/03/95
Capstone Software
253 This is the latest and final official Witchaven demo upgrade from Capstone's Website.
v1.0 This patch corrects SVGA keyboard problems while providing all the features of the prior patch.
(WH.EXE 7-31-1995 , SETUP.EXE 7-29-1995)

 

 

WH1 NEWER SETUP
Capstone Software
28.8 Found on 'PC Collector Hors Série issue n° 01 - on March 1996'
(SETUP.EXE 7-31-1995)

 

 

WH1 PATCHES
WH1 Retail Cheat
IntraCorp Entertainment
298

Cheat Patch 1.0
For the Retail Game.

UPDATES:
1. Adds new cheats to Retail game.
[backspace] spinach = 200 health
[backspace] gothmog = teleport key
[backspace] darkness = godmode

Replaces:
WH.EXE to WH.EXE 10-12-1995

Note: Don't combine this exe with the patch listed below, it won't give you the features of that patch. This patch was provide by Intracorp, which allowed the Official Strategy guide to be produced more easily.

 

 

WH1 Retail mouse / i-glasses
Capstone Software
311

Three Button Mouse and Updates 1.1(a)
For the Retail Game.

UPDATES:
1. CyberMaxx/i-glasses plus mouse/joystick support Type "WH CYBER" or "WH IGLASS"
2. 3 button mouse support: Delete existing "SETUP.DAT" file then run the new SETUP.EXE
3. mouse turn speed increased
4. Does NOT provide new cheats (listed above)

Replaces:
WH.EXE to WH.EXE 11-08-1995
SETUP.EXE to 11-08-1995  (79KB) (This one is 3 button mouse support)

Note: This patch does not include previous patches and the changes found in this patch are not in newer patches. So if you need 3 button mouse support, this is the one to use, if not then use v1.1(d) below for the last patch to be released.

 

 

Witchaven VFX1
Capstone, FORTE Technologies, Inc.
337

VFX1 Headgear 1.1(b)
For the Retail Game.

UPDATES:
Adds VFX1 Headgear Device Support.

Replaces:
WH.EXE to WH.EXE 1-09-1996
SETUP.EXE  8-31-1995  (50kb) (This one is a 2 button mouse support)

Note: This patch does not include previous patches. This patch was available from the Forte web site and install disks. This patch is to be applied to the Retail CD version with no other official patches applied. To use the Forte Technologies VFX1 Headgear with Witchaven copy all of these files to the Witchaven directory on your hard drive then type:

WH VFX1

To configure the Cyberpuck buttons, see the VFX1.CFG file.

 

 

Witchaven Dwango
Capstone
323

Dwango Multiplayer Update from source 1.1(c)
For the Retail Game.

UPDATES:
Adds Dwango Multiplayer Service support.

Replaces:
WH.EXE 1-12-1996

Note: This is an update for the old defunct Multiplayer service, Modem use, uses the Dwango API. This came from the source archive. It probably should be used with the SETUP.EXE 8-31-1995 version.

 

 

Witchaven VFX1/Dwango Update
Capstone, FORTE Technologies, Inc.
256

VFX1/Dwango Combo Update from source 1.1(d)
For the Retail Game.

UPDATES:
This updates the VFX1 patch listed above to include Dwango Service Support.

Replaces:
WH.EXE 3-05-1996

Note: This patch only includes fixes from the VFX1 previous patch and "Dwango" multiplayer fixes/additions combined that where applied to Witchaven previously. This came from the source archive. It is the last patched released. It ONLY works properly with the SETUP.EXE 8-31-1995 version. Get it from the VFX1 patch archive.

 

 

WH1 USER PATCHES
Witchaven DeHacker v1.1 (src inc)
Corak the Avatar, -=CHE@TER=-
 
9.01KB DeHacker for the Witchaven 1 and EGWH1 v0.2.
 

Applies various patches to benefit the players usability of the game, without source mods. (for all the registered versions of WH.EXE, now includes EGWH1 v0.2 support): 

Description of the usable patches themselves:

-Disable MSCDEX check (nocd)
Disables the DOS CD-ROM MSCDEX driver check - the game normally would require the WH CD in the drive if the driver was loaded.

-Revert [Mouselook] logic
Mouselook will always be enabled - no need to keep the "F" key pressed all the time.

-Increase mouse vertical speed
Increases the speed of the mouse, vertically.

-Invert mouse on vertical axis
The mouse vertical movement is reversed (inverted).

-Revert [Run] logic
The player will always run, run until the key is not pressed (the logic of this key is reversed), ie, now you do not need to keep this key pressed at all times.

-Increase horizontal turn speed
Increases speed of turns horizontally (useful for movement with the mouse).

 

The patcher program is very simple to use:

-numbers from [1] to [X] choose the desired action.
-ENTER saves and quit.
-ESC exits without saving changes.
-The sign [] means that the patch is disabled (the game runs as in the original).
-the sign [!] means that the that the patch is included.

 

 

Witchaven Level Patches
ETTiNGRiNDER
1.20

As a companion to the EGwhaven code bugfixes, here is a set of patches to fix issues in the Witchaven map data. Just apply the IPS patches to the appropriate MAP files and you'll be good to go. If in doubt about what patch utility to use, Lunar IPS would be a good bet....

Level 5:
Repairs the tags for the defective pull chain, allowing the
map to be completed in the manner (presumably) intended.

Level 13:
Fixes the flags on the bow sprite, making it collectable.

 

 

Lunar IPS - IPS patch utility v1.02
FuSoYa's Niche
58.4 An easy to use, lightweight -IPS patch utility- for windows. It can both create and apply IPS patches.

This program is here because of the WH1-Level patch listed just above.

 

 

WH2 PATCHES
WH2.EXE v2.0g Update
Capstone
436 Updates the exe from 2.0c -> 2.0g with internal DOS4GW Binding.
This came from the SRC archive.

Witchaven II V2.0d changes
==========================
* When playing a multiplayer game it now kills you when you quit

Witchaven II V2.0e changes
==========================
* Non-existent version

Witchaven II V2.0f changes
==========================
* VFX1 patch - cyberpuck config is read from CONTROLS.CFG file.

Witchaven II V2.0g changes
==========================
* Fixed strafe left/right key bug
* Fixed right CTRL/ALT key bug

Use the command line switch LOCAL
It lets you bypass the CD-ROM check skipping the SMK videos on the CD. (If you still want the SMK videos to play, Place the SMK video files directly in the games root folder.)

EX:  WH2 LOCAL

 

 

WH2 USER PATCHES
WH2 v2.0g Update Pack (Optional)
Capstone
5.56M Updates the exe and game data from 2.0c -> 2.0g without DOS4GW Binding (external is used.) This came from the SRC archive. Among this update, they updated some of the Game Data.

A List of changes is unknown for the game data. I just did a file compare (CRC32) and these where the differences. So some game data maybe older than what's on the game CD, and some maybe newer. I was aiming for newer data. If you find I am in error, please let me know.

Use the command line switch LOCAL
It lets you bypass the CD-ROM check skipping the SMK videos on the CD. (If you still want the SMK videos to play, Place the SMK video files directly in the games root folder.)

EX:  WH2 LOCAL

 

 

WH2Controls
Corvin
1.23 These are custom CONTROLS.CFG files already setup for use with WH2. Including one setup for WASD and the other uses Arrow Keys.

Includes:
CONTROLS.CFG
CONTROLS1.CFG
CONTROLS2.CFG


Version 2.0c of the WH2.EXE has several bugs, including the Strafe key control bug, Update to v2.0g listed above.

 

 

KEYTRY.EXE
Q Studios
12.1 Allows you to run this small program and when you press a key it will display the scan code needed for WH2's CONTROLS.CFG file.
Requires DOS4GW.EXE

This program came from the Blood Alpha archive.