Sega Rally Championship Unofficial Direct3D patch & mod

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Sega Rally Championship Unofficial Direct3D patch & mod

Postby vetz » 2012-5-16 @ 14:38

I recently asked for testers in a previous thread and thanks to VirtuaIceMan, keropi and filipetolhuizen the patch is now ready for release.

This patch requires the original version of Sega Rally Championship. It also includes a DirectX slowdown utility for use on modern computers to avoid some FPS speedup issues (present in all versions).

Download Direct3D patch (13.6MB):
Mirror 1: http://bit.ly/SegaRallyD3D
Mirror 2: http://www.mediafire.com/?cnwcyi91l05doi8

While testing the patch, VirtuaIceMan made some other improvements that is released as a mod that is compatible for both the Direct3D and non-Direct3D version. It includes:

Fixes:
- Engine .wav files has been reworked to fix some clipping issues

Improvements:
- Loadingscreens have been made more smoother and better looking.
- 2D backdrops (used in non-direct3d version, but can be enabled with .ini settings) have been improved.
- Direct3D version Gameover.wav was of low quality compared to original which was CD audio. The new file is a rip of the CD audio track.

Download Mod (2MB):
Mirror 1: http://bit.ly/segarallymod
Mirror 2: http://www.mediafire.com/?e2o6bxttfeppllt



I've included both the readme's for those who want to check out more details before downloading on both patch and mod as attachments in this thread.

If anyone have any suggestion on where else to post these files, please reply. Do for instance The Patches Scrolls accept homemade patches?
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Re: Sega Rally Championship Unofficial Direct3D patch & mod

Postby VirtuaIceMan » 2012-5-16 @ 15:48

I should add that the improved backdrops are for the original non-D3D version of the game ;-)
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Re: Sega Rally Championship Unofficial Direct3D patch & mod

Postby Sune Salminen » 2012-5-16 @ 21:22

Nice work guys, thanks for sharing!
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Re: Sega Rally Championship Unofficial Direct3D patch & mod

Postby keropi » 2012-5-16 @ 21:48

awesome patch work, thanks for the efforts vetz !
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Re: Sega Rally Championship Unofficial Direct3D patch & mod

Postby unmei220 » 2012-9-29 @ 01:23

Thanks for such awesome patch!
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Re: Sega Rally Championship Unofficial Direct3D patch & mod

Postby leileilol » 2012-9-29 @ 01:54

vetz wrote:- Direct3D version Gameover.wav was of low quality compared to original which was CD audio. The new file is a rip of the CD audio track.

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Re: Sega Rally Championship Unofficial Direct3D patch & mod

Postby alf717 » 2013-3-17 @ 19:48

Hope no one minds a bump of this but I got a copy of the game and was wondering how to get the CD audio to work. I have the retail disc and made a .BIN/.CUE mounted with Virtual CloneDrive and cannot get the soundtrack to work. Any idea on what to do? Physical drive is E: and .BIN/.CUE is D: drive.
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Re: Sega Rally Championship Unofficial Direct3D patch & mod

Postby leileilol » 2013-3-17 @ 20:41

If it's in Windows 7, you're SOL as MCI CD audio was gutted.
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Re: Sega Rally Championship Unofficial Direct3D patch & mod

Postby VirtuaIceMan » 2013-3-18 @ 17:14

alf717 wrote:Hope no one minds a bump of this but I got a copy of the game and was wondering how to get the CD audio to work. I have the retail disc and made a .BIN/.CUE mounted with Virtual CloneDrive and cannot get the soundtrack to work. Any idea on what to do? Physical drive is E: and .BIN/.CUE is D: drive.


Do you mean Sega Rally Championship or Sega Rally 2? Sega Rally 2 doesn't play music on newer PCs, not sure about the original as not tried it yet!

There is a fix for Sega Rally 2 though here: http://www.supermodel3.com/Forum/viewto ... t=10#p3918
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Re: Sega Rally Championship Unofficial Direct3D patch & mod

Postby vetz » 2013-3-18 @ 17:33

As far as I remember I got music if the CD was in the drive, but with an image file I've had no luck with other games with this kind of music system in Windows 7.
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Re: Sega Rally Championship Unofficial Direct3D patch & mod

Postby alf717 » 2013-3-19 @ 00:33

Yea sorry for not being clear. It is Sega Rally Championship 1. I tried the CD on my first drive which didn't work and figure I try creating an ISO with IMG Burn to see if that would help. I am also using Windows 7 x64 so I guess it isn't going to happen. I even tried ripping the audio tracks in .WAV format and putting them in the wav folder but that didn't work either.
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Re: Sega Rally Championship Unofficial Direct3D patch & mod

Postby VirtuaIceMan » 2013-3-19 @ 13:01

I'll try bringing the game in to try on my work PC (64bit Win7) as I'm on 32bit WinXP at home.

The original version of the patch that was used in Sega Rally 2 is here: http://www.geocities.co.jp/Playtown-Domino/8282/ but that's more for XP or earlier... which I find plays the Sega Rally music fine
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Re: Sega Rally Championship Unofficial Direct3D patch & mod

Postby VirtuaIceMan » 2013-3-20 @ 12:32

I just tried the original Sega retail CD in my work PC (64bit Win7) and the music plays fine. On this PC the game installed into C:\SEGA\SRALLY, whilst the CD is in drive D:

On my home PC the game is installed on WinXP 32bit in C:\games\srally (I think) with the CD in drive E:

I'm not sure why you won't get music - check the CD light during gameplay, is it lit up to show the CD is spinning/playing music? Check your windows volume controls to make sure CD audio and other necessary things are loud enough, and nothing necessary is muted. I wonder if the CD audio streams using the internal analogue cable instead of digital? I wonder if there's any options to choose to play music analogue or digital in your drive/PC settings somewhere?

I guess you could try installing older DirectX too perhaps (risky but maybe it has some element that's missing on newer Windows)?

Do you get CD music in all games with music on the CD-ROM?
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