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xPatch (originally released as Patch 5024X) is a fan-made patch for POSTAL 2 Complete and Paradise Lost created by Man Chrzan (also known as Pan Szatan). On April 19, 2023, xPatch was officially included in the Steam version of POSTAL 2 as part of version 5100, the 20th Anniversary Update.

Description[]

xPatch's main goal is to fix the lingering issues found in the latest official patch, it also offers various gameplay improvements, including rebalanced weapons and QOL features, improved animations, effects and texture fixes. Most of the gameplay and visual changes can be toggled in the xPatch Options menu in-game.

Main Features[]

  • Noticeably reduces crashes.
  • Lots of bug fixes, including really major ones.
  • Removes POSTAL 4 and DLC ads from the main menu.
  • Various Blood Effects settings, including over-the-top gore from AWP.
  • Crackola (Dual-Wield Power-Up) and Weapons Vending Machines added to the levels.
  • Rebalanced weapons and optional headshots.
  • Improved Muzzle Flahs Effects.
  • Optional Weapon Dynamic Lights.
  • Optional Shell Cases.
  • Cat-Silencers can be attached to almost all guns now.
  • Additional game and performance settings, lots of customization.
  • Custom folder for loading mods that normally would require file replacement.
  • Fix for missing workshop menu options in GOG release and localized versions.

Workshop Cut[]

Besides the standard patch available on ModDB there's also a standalone workshop version. It doesn't require manual installation and is ready to play after relaunch via workshop menu or a manually created shortcut but due to workshop system limitations this version is missing the following:

  • Fix for workshop mods music not being detected by game.
  • Fix for game not connecting to Steam unless launched from Steam Library.
  • Fix for non-english game versions missing workshop options.
  • Custom folder for loading mods that normally would require file replacement.

NOTE: Some of these features will be integrated into workshop version in the 3.0 update. Although it will require to do a few extra steps but it will be really easy to install.

Enhanced Edition[]

A more content packed version of xPatch which featured:

  • Some AWP content: SMEG, Arcade Mini-Games, School and expanded Crossroads level.
  • More Eternal Damnation weapons: USAS-12, Crossbow, Drill and Hammer.
  • Cut Paradise Lost weapons: Silenced Rifle and Silenced Pistol.
  • Modified Apocalypse Weekend and Paradise Lost levels available during Monday-Friday open world exploration.

xPatch: Enhanced Edition is no longer updated nor supported due to lost source code. However, the author has a new project in works which could be called a spiritual successor to it: A Week In Paradise: Re-Delivered. Unlike xPatch: Enhanced Edition, which had AWP content ported into P2C, AWP: Re-Delivered is the opposite: an updated version of the AWP mod itself, created with xPatch support in mind and featuring most of the additional content from xPatch: Enhanced Edition.

Credits[]

Although xPatch was made mostly by Man Chrzan himself some content and help was provided by other modders and community members.

  • ensomnee (also known as Evil or Nick Pilshikov) - Additional code and new cat silencer animations.
  • ALCRD - Additional Textures (for Paradise Lost weapons) and Chaingun weapon (for Enhanced Edition).
  • KeshaFilm - SMEG Animations Fix (for Enhanced Edition).
  • Kank - Limbs and stumps fix for fat bystanders ported from xMod.
  • Resurrection Studios - Additional animations ported from Eternal Damnation.

Special Thanks[]

  • Running With Scissors, especially to Mike J, Jon Merchant, Rikki D'Angelo, Nick Pilshikov and Lana Foltz for being awesome team to work with!
  • WhackJob Interactive - for advertisement on their Twitter and YouTube.
  • VanderCold - for creating the xPatch Logo.
  • Anyone else who provided feedback and reported bugs or issues.

Version History[]

Full changelogs for all xPatch releases are available here.

  • BETA build - Presented in July 4 2020
    ^ It had new weapons skins and few options which got cut before release but eventually returned in future patches after being polished up. Said video can be watched here.
  • 1.0 - July 27th, 2020
  • 1.01 - July 28th, 2020
  • 1.02 - August 28th, 2020
  • 1.1.0 ENHANCED - December 29th, 2020
    ^ First release of the Enhanced Edition.
  • 1.1.1 ENHANCED - December 30th, 2020
  • 1.1.2 ENHANCED - January 5th, 2021
  • 1.1.3 ENHANCED - January 7th, 2021
  • 2.0 BETA 1 - May 16th, 2021
    ^ Recoded from scratch, released exclusively on xPatch Discord Server.
  • 2.0 BETA 2 - June 1, 2021
  • 2.0 BETA 3 - October 11th, 2021
    ^ First BETA released publicly.
  • 2.0 BETA 3 Hotfix - October 27th, 2021
  • 2.0 BETA 4 - January 14th, 2022
  • 2.0 - April 21th, 2022
    ^ Released out of BETA
  • 2.0 Hotfix 1 - April 23th, 2022
  • 2.0 Hotfix 2 - May 27th, 2022

Trivia[]

  • Originally what was supposed to be named "POSTAL 2: Update", eventually got released as Patch 5024X and later got renamed to simply xPatch.
  • Version 2.0 was completely remade from scratch. It was due to three reasons. The author has lost source code of xPatch: Enhanced Edition, the messy code that caused the mod to crash the game pretty often needed to be rewritten completely, and most importantly the project went too far away from the original idea of it being a "patch" and instead became an alternative version of AWP mod.

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