Advent Revising

is an unofficial fan patch designed to improve the cinematics of Advent Rising, replace some of the removed cutscenes, and fix various other errors in the game.

This English patch does not attempt to fix gameplay issues, but corrects common problems with movie playback such as audio desync and low framerate, and replaces content that was cut from the PC version of the game. Additionally, in-game subtitles have been completely corrected and retimed.

Features

Downloads

Lite Version Full Version

Advent Revising v1.0 Lite

ZIP format, 702 MB (README)

The lite version contains every edit described above, but only includes 18 of the modified cinematic sequences. These cinematics fix major problems such as audio desync and playback speed issues.

This download is also available as a multipart RAR file. Each part is 200 MB.

Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4

Advent Revising v1.0 Full

ZIP format, 1.5 GB (README)

The full version contains all 49 modified cutscenes. The extra cutscenes fix even minor issues such as noise, visual stuttering, and frames with partially-loaded content.

This download is also available as a multipart RAR file. Each part is 200 MB.

Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6Part 7Part 8

Fat Free Version

Advent Revising v1.0 Fat Free

ZIP format, 362 MB (README)

The lite version, but with the cutscenes recompressed to take up less space. Higher-resolution videos are also resized to the standard cutscene resolution.

Mirrors

scottcacioppo.com Mediafire

Installation

Use a program such as 7-zip or WinRAR to extract one of the archive files above into the main Advent Rising directory. The location of the directory varies according to where you purchased the game:

Standalone retail version
C:\Program Files\Advent Rising\

Steam version
32-bit WindowsC:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\advent rising\
64-bit WindowsC:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\advent rising\

GOG.com version
32-bit WindowsC:\Program Files\GOG.com\Advent Rising
64-bit WindowsC:\Program Files (x86)\GOG.com\Advent Rising

You will be prompted to replace the existing files. Click "Yes to All". If you're worried about being able to uninstall the patch, then you may want to make a copy of your Advent Rising directory beforehand. Note that the patch will not affect any crucial or irreplaceable files (such as save games).

Uninstalling

If you have the Steam version, the patch can be uninstalled by validating the game cache from the game's Properties window. Otherwise, you must restore from a backup of your directory, or reinstall Advent Rising.

Contact

You can contact Setz, the author of this patch, at the e-mail address below.