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#1071153 - 06/18/16 11:28 AM Re: Dreamfall Final Chapter Release Date [Re: UruKat]
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Originally Posted By: UruKat
For some reason, I have the game on Steam and also on GoG.....not sure why that happened. Is it this way for everyone? I can't even remember if I played it on GoG or on Steam.

If you donated, they gave you Steam by default and if you wanted DRM-free they gave you Humble. I can only guess that you bought the GOG version at some point. I believe I bought the GOG version during one of their super-cheap sales when it was 75% or 80% off because at the time I was trying to have all my games available from one place.

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EDIT -- It took a while for my memory to kick in, but now I remember requesting a GOG key and being dissatisfied at receiving a key for the non-"Special Edition" version at GOG instead of the "Special Edition." I did receive the "Special Edition" at Humble (and now Humble would be my preference, since I don't like the insertion of the "Galaxy hooks" that GOG has now).

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"The final version has been uploaded to Steam (yay!) and the testers will have to do one final run-through of the episode to check that nothing has gone wrong in the build-and-upload process. This usually doesn't take too long, so we hope to have the Windows PC version live within a couple of hours... "

I hate to sound ignorant, but I have no idea what this means. Where do I dl the new content?? Why is it not showing up on GoG for me??

It means Steam will make it available once they've finished testing that the upload was successful. GOG will probably do something similar, and it's possible their download won't be ready as quickly as Steam's.

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#1071197 - 06/18/16 05:54 PM Re: Dreamfall Final Chapter Release Date [Re: Jenny100]
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So the four parts available at GOG definitely don't include the final chapter ??

I've had another look and there are still only four parts showing in my Libabry there yes
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#1071200 - 06/18/16 06:10 PM Re: Dreamfall Final Chapter Release Date [Re: Mad]
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Looks like part 5 is still not on Steam or GoG. Anyone have it yet?
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#1071201 - 06/18/16 06:16 PM Re: Dreamfall Final Chapter Release Date [Re: Mad]
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Originally Posted By: Mad
So the four parts available at GOG definitely don't include the final chapter ??

Probably not yet, but check the GOG forum.
https://www.gog.com/forum/the_longest_journeydreamfall_series/changelog

They said it had been added but someone downloaded it and said Book 5 wasn't there.

https://www.gog.com/forum/the_longest_jo...s_save_with_501

One person says it's only offered through Galaxy at the moment.
Other people say they can't access Book 5 without starting over.

Another person quotes Ragnar Tornquist
Originally Posted By: jus69
Samurant: Hi folks! My name is Ragnar and I work at Red Thread Games. We just found out about this truly annoying bug, and here's what's going on:

There is an issue loading some old save games (prior to version 5.0) with the new version of the game. You should have no trouble starting Book Five if you've already played through the first four — but old saves are currently not working.

(You can also start fresh on any of the books you've previously finished or gotten to; it's only loading save games (we hope!) that's affected.)

Luckily, we have a fix and we should be able to make a patch within a couple of hours. For those of you already playing Book Five, your new saves will work, so you can keep playing. For everyone else, the patch should fix the issue.

If you're currently playing earlier episodes (and happen to see this message) don't update to the Book Five version yet. We'll let you know when it's safe to proceed.

Unfortunately, we are unable to patch GOG builds ourselves — we need help from the tech guys at GOG to do so — and though we'll try our best to get hold of them, it might take some time before they can push a patch out.

Sorry about this, but we're on it and your old saves have not been lost or corrupted! If you choose 'Start Book Five' (or four, three, two, one) instead of choosing 'Continue' or loading a save game, you should be able to play without any trouble — if not, please let me know!

Again, super-super sorry about this. I don't know how we missed this bug, and though it's easy to fix, it's frustrating for everyone... especially if you have to wait for a patch to be available. We feel your pain and we'll work through the night to get this sorted!


So better to wait until you're sure the bug is fixed and the download updated.

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#1071203 - 06/18/16 06:20 PM Re: Dreamfall Final Chapter Release Date [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Apparently venus played it as she said above "Book 5 was outstanding".

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#1071204 - 06/18/16 06:26 PM Re: Dreamfall Final Chapter Release Date [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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This is from STEAM.......

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Before you download and play Book Five, read this!
UPDATE: Solved! (Hopefully.) There's a new patch out, updating the game from 5.0.2 to 5.0.3 — save games should now work again. Please let us know if you're still having problems.

There is a known issue loading (some?) old save games (prior to version 5.0.2) with the new version of the game. You should have no trouble starting Book Five if you've already played through the first four — but old saves are currently not working.

Luckily, we have a fix and we should be able to patch within a couple of hours. For those of you already playing Book Five, your new saves will work, so you can just keep playing. For everyone else, the upcoming patch should fix the issue.

If you're currently playing earlier episodes (and happen to see this message) do not update to the Book Five version yet. We'll let you know when it's safe to proceed!

Sorry about this, but we're on it and your old saves have not been lost or corrupted.
Last edited by Red Thread Games; 23 hours ago


How was she able to play it already?


Edited by Marian (06/18/16 06:29 PM)
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#1071233 - 06/19/16 01:05 AM Re: Dreamfall Final Chapter Release Date [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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You're welcome, Jenny. I've already seen some complaints about the cut content on the Steam forums, so maybe they will listen. I assume listening to feedback was what made them change things in the first place, but I liked it better the way it was.

Marian, it sounds like you have a lot of fun ahead of you. woot

UruKat, I know I requested a GOG copy from Red Thread Games, and they gave me one. Backers had an option to do so when Book 1 came out. Is it possible you requested one, and just forgot about it? Since I got to keep the Steam copy as well, I've been using that to play for convenience, plus storing the multiple versions (original Book 1 version with shadowy silhouettes and talking trash cans, original Unity 4 version of Books 1-3 and the Unity 5 version of Books 1-4 with no Book 1 cuts) from GOG on my hard drive. I plan to transfer them all to a USB stick shortly, so I can have access to all of them at any given time.

I'm not sure about Book 5 on GOG now, since the last version I downloaded only included Books 1-4. Have you tried using the GOG installer? I see Book 5 has been added to the changelog. Also, your Steam copy should have definitely updated itself. Have you tried opening your game and seeing if you can continue? If you are unable to do so, you may have to log out of Steam and then log back in to trigger the download.
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#1071270 - 06/19/16 10:18 AM Re: Dreamfall Final Chapter Release Date [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Venus!.....Yes, now that you mention it, that's what happened.....I had it on Steam originally and then requested it on GOG from Red Thread Games. Thanks for clearing that up. I forgot I did that, it was so long ago. (I can't remember yesterday sometimes....lol)

I'm going to try opening the game on Steam and see if 5 is there. Thanks for your help. This stuff confuses me sometimes. I know just enough to be dangerous. crazy
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#1071328 - 06/20/16 12:34 AM Re: Dreamfall Final Chapter Release Date [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Glad the mystery has been solved, UruKat. grin

Hope Book 5 is there for you now! Have you been able to check yet?
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#1071375 - 06/20/16 02:04 PM Re: Dreamfall Final Chapter Release Date [Re: venus]
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Still only 4 in my GOG library, venus yes
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#1071378 - 06/20/16 02:28 PM Re: Dreamfall Final Chapter Release Date [Re: Mad]
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Originally Posted By: Mad
Still only 4 in my GOG library, venus yes

These are the options in my GOG library:

Dreamfall Chapters season pass (Part 1 of 4) 5.03 (gog-20) 32 MB
Dreamfall Chapters season pass (Part 2 of 4) 5.03 (gog-20) 3.9 GB
Dreamfall Chapters season pass (Part 3 of 4) 5.03 (gog-20) 3.9 GB
Dreamfall Chapters season pass (Part 4 of 4) 5.03 (gog-20) 0.9 GB
Patch 5.0.3 (64-bit version) 96 MB

32-bit version (part 1 of 4) 32 MB
32-bit version (part 2 of 4) 3.9 GB
32-bit version (part 3 of 4) 3.9 GB
32-bit version (part 4 of 4) 0.9 GB


So the 64-bit version has a patch available and the 32-bit version does not. The patch is only 96 MB so is not big enough to include a Chapter on its own, though it may be a fix for the Chapter.

Four downloads doesn't necessarily mean only four books.
As you can see from the sizes, the downloads are vastly different in size, and you need all of the set downloaded in order to install anything. It's not like Book 1 is the 1st file, Book 2 is the 2nd file, etc. There will probably never be more than 4 downloads -- the first being the tiny exe, and the rest being in chunks of 3.9 GB at maximum.

The exe files for the 64-bit version, the 32-bit version, and the patch are all showing up as June 20, 2016, so these may be new uploads. The download from Humble that I did yesterday had a date of March 1, 2016.

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#1071386 - 06/20/16 03:40 PM Re: Dreamfall Final Chapter Release Date [Re: Jenny100]
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Oh, thanks very much, Jenny100. Those are the options I see also thumbsup

I'll download all the 64-bit stuff then over the next few days grin
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#1071395 - 06/20/16 04:11 PM Re: Dreamfall Final Chapter Release Date [Re: Jenny100]
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I downloaded the first 5 of those files. After running the setup file, and the installation completed, I attempted to run the patch, and it said Update already applied. So, apparently only the first 4 files (or possibly the last 4 32-bit files) are necessary for a new installation, and the patch is only necessary to update earlier installations.

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#1071396 - 06/20/16 04:19 PM Re: Dreamfall Final Chapter Release Date [Re: Uncle Reg]
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Originally Posted By: Uncle Reg
So, apparently only the first 4 files (or possibly the last 4 32-bit files) are necessary for a new installation, and the patch is only necessary to update earlier installations.

Yup. They've done that before with other games -- updated the main download and offered a patch for the older version at the same time. The patch must be for the Book 5 version that was buggy.

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#1071408 - 06/20/16 06:20 PM Re: Dreamfall Final Chapter Release Date [Re: venus]
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Haven't checked yet. I'll do it this evening and let you know.

Has anyone been able to dl it yet?

Update:
Just updated my game on STEAM. When I selected "Continue game" it started at "interlude 3- the girl who walk between worlds". I'm guessing this is still book 4??
What has me so confused is that they have "episodes", "interludes", "books", etc. I honestly don't know what part I am at right now. I wish they would just keep it simple names so I can know where I am.
Anyway, I saw this posted on STEAM:
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REDUX is on its way!
JUNE 17 - RED THREAD GAMES
Just a brief update on today's launch of Book Five:

The final version has been uploaded to Steam (yay!) and the testers will have to do one final run-through of the episode to check that nothing has gone wrong in the build-and-upload process. This usually doesn't take too long, so we hope to have the Windows PC version live within a couple of hours.

Mac and Linux will follow shortly after.

When it comes to German and French subtitles, the localisation teams are still working on these, but they will be patched as soon as they're ready — hopefully next week. We'll keep you updated.

As soon as the final episode has been successfully tested, we will post another update with the change notes.

In the meantime, here's the Book Five launch trailer — but beware potential spoilers! If you're planning to play REDUX today anyway, you may want to hold off on watching it until you're done. (We won't blame you if you watch it, though: it's a great trailer!)


I'm guessing it's not quite bug-free yet.


Edited by UruKat (06/20/16 06:48 PM)
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