Cossacks / American Conquest (GL Wrapper & Patch)

This path/wrapper redirects legacy DirectDraw calls into OpenGL 1.1/3.0 which allows run and play GSC games on modern PC with Windows 10

Supported games:

  • Cossacks: European Wars
  • Cossacks: The Art of War
  • Cossacks: Back to War
  • American Conquest
  • American Conquest: Fight Back
  • American Conquest: Divided Nation
  • American Conquest: HEW & HDN mods

Fixes & features:

  • Games render via OpenGL
  • Games can now easily minimize on new OS
  • Games can now easily switch into windowed/fullscreen mode
  • Fixed problem with 1024x768x8 display mode
  • Fixed problem with intro movies, i.e., no needs to rename video folder

Key combinations:

  • Alt+Enter - Windowed/Fullscreen mode
  • Alt+F - On/Off FPS counter
  • Alt+M - Mouse capture (for windowed mode)

Installation:

For Windows users
  • Remove all compability modes for your game
  • Download archive below
  • Extract its content into your game root
  • Launch the game via dmcr.exe
  • Have fun ;)
For Wine users
  • Download archive below
  • Extract its content into your game root
  • Launch Wine Configuration ( $ winecfg )
  • On "Applications" tab add your dmcr.exe, in case if it's not there (see example)
  • On "Libraries" tab make sure dplayx is selected as "Native then Builtin" (see example)
  • Launch the game via dmcr.exe
  • Have fun ;)

Downloads:

Comments

  1. I am an AC fan. I used to build a website to promote AC games in China: http://www.americanconquest.info/ Now people can play American Conquest: Divided Nation on win10! I owe it all to you. Thank you very much again.

    I was wondering if you would develop a patch to support the Cossacks 2 engine? In order to make this series of old games rebirth. Cossacks 2 and Alexander all used this engine.

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    1. Hi. No, I have no plan to this

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    2. Hi, I found a BUG . When I try to play a Multiplayer games , the game program will crash. I found the BUG in ACFB and ACDN .

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    3. Hi. Thx for noticed bug. Here, check new version. I checked it only with ACFB, but hope it will work with other games. And, please, let me know your results

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    4. Hi,Thank you very much . I think I may have to submit a issues . In the series of AC games , F11 is the screenshot shortcut key . This conflicted with the shortcut key of Windowed/Fullscreen mode that you set .

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    5. By the way, I hope you can make a patch to fix Cossacks 2 run on Win10 . Cossacks 2 series, Alexander are all good games. Thank you.

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    6. In regards F11 key. Didn't know this, so, removed it and leave only Alt+Enter

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    7. Thank you again.

      I still hope you can make a win10 patch for great games like Cossack 2 and Alexander.

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  2. В завоевании Америки F1 - отображение цели миссии. Происходит "конфликт" кнопок и цель миссии не отображается.

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    1. Спасибо за замечание. Исправил

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    2. I found that Alt+Enter is the hothey of Teammate messgaes in Multiplayer game

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    3. hm, and what key combination is free? perhaps alt+w

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    4. I think alt+w is appropriate.
      In addition, there is a game called The Entente Gold. It's the same engine (dmcr) as AC and c1, but the developers have made quite a few changes to the engine. Can you make this patch support the game? Thank you .
      Here is the link :https://store.steampowered.com/app/285480/

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    5. Changed to Alt+W.
      In regards The Entente. It's mistake. The Entente is clone, but not with the same engine. It has own engine and even renders image in different pixel format

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    6. Can you make such a patch for The Entente? Many players want it . there are a lot of bugs here. My system is win10. But in The Entente, my mouse can't move. Sometimes, the game screen will change to color.

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    7. Sorry, I make patches for my old favorite games, it's my hobby. But The Entente is not my favorite, I even didn't play it, only checked once how it's looking, few years ago

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    8. If I pay you, could you help me make such a patch for The Entente and Alexander?

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  3. What wine version you are using?

    I was trying with both 1.8 and 2.x (something from version control) and both come up with a message box telling me "ddraw initialization unsuccessful".

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    1. Oh, for some reason the game fails if the desktop resolution is 640x480. For some reason I was using it at the moment of testing. Setting it to 1024x768 works with the game and your DLL now using 1.8 (main wine I use)

      Great job! An awsome game and an awsome DLL for it! ;-)

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    2. Cossacks and American Conquest require 1024x768 for menu. I wrote "Fixed problem with 1024x768x8 display mode", thas mean that problem with 8bpp mode was fixed.

      Anyway thanks for investigation, I didn't notice that, because I tested on wine without virtual desktop

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