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FaTony

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Russian localization patch for English version of POSTAL 2
« on: August 06, 2012, 02:17:55 AM »
This patch brings Akella's localization of Postal 2 and Apocalypse Weekend to any version of the game. I personally like what Akella did with localization but really hate the DRM they put on retail discs. Now if you have GOG or Desura version of the game, you can experience Russian Postal 2 without annoying DRM.

Этот патч ставит Акелловскую локалицазию Postal 2 и Apocalypse Weekend на любую версию игры. Если у вас есть версия GOG или Desura, то теперь можно играть в русский Постал 2 без дурацких проверок диска и доказательств, что ты не пират.

Update:

As a part of my campaign against proprietary software I've deleted these files on my PC and on the Net. You should not give up your freedoms by using this patch and this game.

If someone (for example Toploader) has these files, he is free to continue sharing them.

Thanks.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2013, 01:36:27 PM by FaTony »

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Re: Russian localization Akella patch
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2012, 09:42:12 AM »
Thanks. I updated the title just to make it clearer what it is to those browsing in future. This will make it easier to get the rest of my Girlfriends family to check out Postal 2  8)

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Re: Russian localization Akella patch
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2012, 10:59:44 AM »
It would be cool if you could host it because it contains only official files.

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Re: Russian localization Akella patch
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2012, 02:51:41 PM »
I'd like to, but I guess until Akella are 100% out of business we can't, at least not for the RWS host server.  If someone wants to host it and link it here, I'll not remove the link though.

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Re: Russian localization patch for English version of POSTAL 2
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2012, 07:19:34 AM »
Thanks for the sticky. You'd rather save it somewhere, who knows what happens to me in the future and those links don't last long.

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Re: Russian localization patch for English version of POSTAL 2
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2012, 07:36:06 AM »
Yeah, it's already joined my 100 odd gigs of backed up Postal 2 crap.

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Re: Russian localization patch for English version of POSTAL 2
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2012, 10:54:58 AM »
thank you, fatony! Patch has been repacked to one zip-archive (to prevent a problem with deleted parts) and uploaded to some mirrors. May be,

make a torrent? very sadly what we can't choose the localization for p2 on desura...

Spoiler for Hiden:

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Re: Russian localization patch for English version of POSTAL 2
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2012, 11:25:15 AM »
Yeah, it is a shame. Although this reminds me as to why this will never probably happen:

Installing this patch will make the P2 Mulitplayer game incompatible with English versions.  Only install this patch if you have no intention of playing Mulitiplayer.

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Re: Russian localization patch for English version of POSTAL 2
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2012, 12:16:41 PM »
OMG, it's bad!
I think this patch is very useful for singleplayer only

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Re: Russian localization patch for English version of POSTAL 2
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2012, 04:39:09 AM »
Yeah, it is a shame. Although this reminds me as to why this will never probably happen:

Installing this patch will make the P2 Mulitplayer game incompatible with English versions.  Only install this patch if you have no intention of playing Mulitiplayer.

I had no problems playing MP with this patch.

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Re: Russian localization patch for English version of POSTAL 2
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2012, 07:55:51 AM »
Really? You managed to join a MP server that was based on the English install and play it? No 'mismatch' errors? I very much doubt it, considering this changes and does not conform many core sound, texture, static mesh and code packages.

If it really does work, that's very cool, I'll have to verify I guess.

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Re: Russian localization patch for English version of POSTAL 2
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2012, 10:35:01 AM »
Just updating to say, this patch does indeed break compatibility with English online servers.  Only use this patch if you don't play online.  If you do but still want to use it, make a 2nd install of POSTAL 2 (don't forget there is a free MP).

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Re: Russian localization patch for English version of POSTAL 2
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2012, 05:40:11 AM »
Further update regarding the Steam version (feel free to translate FaTony, although I will update this later with a more detailed explanation as to what files need to be copied, I don't have the RUpatch with me to verify right now).

In the Steam version of POSTAL 2, we separated the base Multiplayer files into their own folders, to allow the single player version to be fully moddable without breaking compatiblity with MP servers.

In order to use this Russian patch with the Single player Steam version and maintain Mulitplayer compatibility with the English language servers, you first you need to copy (don't just move) the Texture, sounds and StaticMesh folders from

:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\Common\POSTAL2Complete

To

:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\Common\POSTAL2Complete\ShareThePain

Then install the Russian patch into

:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\Common\POSTAL2Complete



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Re: Russian localization patch for English version of POSTAL 2
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2012, 08:45:36 PM »
Why StaticMeshes? My patch doesn't change them in any way.

So I was thinking... Maybe I should cut MP content from the patch since it's pretty much useless now?

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Re: Russian localization patch for English version of POSTAL 2
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2012, 01:32:17 AM »
Right, no static meshes then, as I say I didn't have the patch with me so I was just covering all bases.

Yeah, the MP stuff might as well be stripped out.

 

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