SOTHR - utilities

Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat

For the Win95 version of sothr (English v1.1)( Mobygames ) :: Batch script to install the game from the CD. Full-Install, No-CD required after installation.

The batch script requires the 32-bit version of cmd.exe run as an administrator. On Windows 64-bit that would be %windir%\sysWOW64\cmd.exe

post-install, right-click on whshr.exe, select properties, navigate to the compatibility tab
set compatibility mode to "Windows 95"
set 256-colors
set 640x480 resolution
set "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" (src included) :: export the game's sprite files as bitmaps.

Extract all (~8,000) with a batch script:
FOR %%f in (*.BOP) DO sothr_spr %%~nf ::Color and Animated Cursors ported from the Dark Omen cursor fix

Alas, a 256-color game doesn't play well with 32bpp cursors anymore. It worked on my Win7 x86 but not on my Win7 x64 or Win8 x64, your results may vary. Though it is quite nice when it works. It also fixes a bug where the wrong cursor is shown after targeting a unit with a missle weapon.