Feature request for future releases
: could you provide some means for the Gold Pack installer to allow specifying default values to be written into "\My Games\Drakan\Drakan.cfg" (in cases where that Drakan.cfg doesn't already exist at runtime, eg. on a fresh install)?
Currently, rather than using the values from Drakan.cfg in the installation folder as the new defaults, they appear to be hardcoded into the AiO patch instead.
As far as I can see, the only ways around this issue are to either disable PerUserConfgAndSaves in Arokh.ini (bad idea in today's frequently multi-user environments), or to pre-place a modified Drakan.cfg into \My Games\Drakan - which is also not a great idea, since it would only work for the one user who runs the installer.
On an unrelated note: we need to think about some form of version control, because of Drakan multiplayer now being very much a thing.
Jage (aka mage150) will be releasing more maps soon (both completely new ones, as well as patched versions of old maps); so to avoid chaos, the AiO patch build number will need to be incremented when those are incorporated, even if no other changes are made to the AiO patch itself in the meantime.
I'll also make an installer for a "Community Patch"
, which will combine (the 445 patch + your AiO patch + all the maps) into one package, that can be installed over the original game (or over the Gold Pack) to bring it completely up to date with just a single download and install.
So my remark (above) about using version control also very much applies here.
So my suggestion here is, we'd have the Community Patch as the actual "release" version
(hosted on Arokh's Lair server, too), in part because of the maps, and with your AiO patch being a key component of it.
As for the version number, we'd append the map pack version to the AiO patch build, eg. "AiO patch build 133.01". This should prevent any confusion as to which version is the latest one, while also allowing us to easily release updates to the map pack without having to increment the AiO patch build.
Are you OK with this?