Wildfire Pinball Patches

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Wildfire Pinball Patches

Postby akula65 » 2006-7-20 @ 14:34

Mok has created patches to fix a number of issues in the retail releases of the following Wildfire pinball games:

Balls of Steel
Devil's Island Pinball
Kiss Pinball
Dirt Track Racing Pinball
Austin Powers Pinball
Ultimate Pinball Gold

Background discussion can be found here:

http://forums.3drealms.com/vb/showthread.php?t=17861

URLs for the patches can be found here:

http://www.pcpinball.com/msgboard/msg.phtml?post_id=5329
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Re: Wildfire Pinball Patches

Postby Zebius » 2006-10-09 @ 18:13

Yes, these patches are great. I use the one for Balls of Steel and it fixed instant crashing on my Nvidia 6600GT, and problem with the game running too fast (I wrote about in another thread).
These patches are unofficial and they were created by a programmer from my country. :) Thanks, Mok.

It is really a shame that some software companies sell their products without any support.
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Re: Wildfire Pinball Patches

Postby Zebius » 2010-7-20 @ 14:19

I recently installed Win7 64-bit on my computer and unfortunately Balls of Steel is not playable. I installed both patches - 1.3 and unofficial 1.3c but the game runs extremely fast and graphics is garbled, compatibility modes don't improve anything. Really pity, I hope someone finds a solution for that.

EDIT: garbled graphics can be fixed by launching task manager and killing explorer.exe process, but speed problem still remains. :(
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Re: Wildfire Pinball Patches

Postby Zebius » 2010-8-15 @ 11:08

Sorry for my third post in row, but it turned out that Mok created 1.3d patch for Balls of Steel, which fixed speed problems on Vista 64-bit. It worked for me on Win7 64-bit, however graphics is still garbled.
But there are 2 workarounds for this:
1. kill explorer.exe process in task manager
or
2. right click on your desktop and choose 'Screen resolution' option, don't do anything just keep that window open and launch the game

Now the game runs perfectly on my computer :)

HERE is a link to 1.3d patch.

NOTE: ddraw fix posted HERE didn't work with this game.
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Re: Wildfire Pinball Patches

Postby akula65 » 2011-11-06 @ 17:51

A VOGONS user named FL_Freak sent me an email last September asking about Mok's patches. Apparently, the links to the Polish site listed in the 3D Realms and Tower of Pin forums are no longer valid. The MediaFire link to the Version 1.3d patch for Balls of Steel posted by Zebius is still valid at the present time.

Since they are fairly small, I am going to repost Mok's patches here (at least the ones that I have). Mok, if you have any objection to posting these again, please let me know.

My apologies to FL_Freak for taking so long to do this, but I didn't get an email notification on your PM for some reason.

If someone has the Ultimate Pinball Gold patch, please post it as well.
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KissPinball122a.exe
Mok's Kiss Pinball Version 1.22a Patch
(3.09 MiB) Downloaded 305 times
Devil'sIslandPinball12a.exe
Mok's Devil's Island Pinball Version 1.2a Patch
(340.55 KiB) Downloaded 364 times
DirtTrackRacingPinball10a.exe
Mok's Dirt Track Racing Pinball Version 1.0a Patch
(307.38 KiB) Downloaded 261 times
AustinPowersPinball10a.exe
Mok's Austin Powers Pinball Version 1.0a Patch
(236.91 KiB) Downloaded 259 times
BallsOfSteel13c.exe
Mok's Balls of Steel Version 1.3c Patch
(740.41 KiB) Downloaded 343 times
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Re: Wildfire Pinball Patches

Postby FL_Freak » 2011-11-07 @ 22:37

In the time between my PM en now I found the patches threw some other forum:P thank you anyway for posting the patches!

I have the ultimate patch also in possesion now. Do you want to me to post?
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Re: Wildfire Pinball Patches

Postby akula65 » 2011-11-08 @ 04:00

Yes, please. Sooner or later someone will be looking for it, and it would be good to have them all together.

Glad you didn't have to wait for me.
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Re: Wildfire Pinball Patches

Postby FL_Freak » 2011-11-13 @ 12:50

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZM0LW6N3

The patch for ultimate pinball
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