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Old 04-10-20, 16:11   #521
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Are you using dgvoodoo or any other wrapper with TR2Main?
Dgvoodoo is known to cause video playback issues in cbination with it.
Are you using the original videos or the HD ones?
i did a clean install of tr2 from steam (wasnt ever installed before on this pc)

then i just copy pasted all of arsunts file into the folder. i tried the original videos and the hd mp4 files. both stay black but with the sound of the cutscene playing
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Old 04-10-20, 18:26   #522
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Hmm.. Strange.
A few pages back, Arsunt recommended to delete all the .dll files from the TR2 folder before copying the files from TR2Main. Maybe this helps?

If not, I hope that someone will be around soon who actually had this problem or knows of a fix.
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Old 04-10-20, 19:04   #523
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Hmm.. Strange.
A few pages back, Arsunt recommended to delete all the .dll files from the TR2 folder before copying the files from TR2Main. Maybe this helps?

If not, I hope that someone will be around soon who actually had this problem or knows of a fix.
this worked. thank you so much.
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Old 04-10-20, 21:09   #524
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this worked. thank you so much.
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Old 05-10-20, 13:08   #525
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Hi Arsunt,
I your patch works perfectly for me for the main game but if I try to load TR2GOLD via the method of creating a shortcut and changing it to "-gold" it gives me an error saying: "Gamemain: could not load script file".
Do you an idea what it could be or how to fix it?
That's strange, because you had success when Arsunt originally provided the guide for you...

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Ok so after reading your instructions I managed to get it all set up and I have only 1 thing to say: WOW, it's amazing!
Have you switched PC's and/or using a clean install perhaps? Make sure you're following the steps for Gold correctly. You need to rename some files.

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Download the latest developer's build from this link.

First of all there is ExtraOptions folder. It contains REG files, that change some TR2Main settings in the registry. All files are safe, you can check them using notepad. Just double click any REG file to set an option. In the future releases there will be redesigned setup dialog with all these settings. For now there are just REG files.
Here are all the ExtraOptions descriptions.

If you use Steam or GOG, first cut all DLL files from the game folder and put them somewhere far away from the game. They may conflict with TR2Main somehow.

Copy some files from the TR2Main package into your game folder:
  • TR2Main.dll is the main file that makes all the magic.
  • tomb2.exe is almost original exe from 1997 with few changes to give all the power to TR2Main.dll. Never patch this EXE with 3rd party patches, you don't need them, everything that you may want, is already out of the box, including FOV, widescreen, even 4K support. Soon it will get external textures feature.
  • ffplay.dll is brand new FMV player based on ffmpeg project. It supports RPL, MP4, BIK and many other videoformats.
  • TR2Main.json is text configuration file that already allows to set custom watercolors, loading screen pictures, barefoot levels. All things are set to PS1 values, but anyone can edit it (by Notepad++ for example). This file will get even more cool features in the future.

Copy files from patch data folder to your TR2 game data folder:
  • barefoot.sfx is barefoot steps SFX pack. There are just 4 sound effects inside the pack, I took them from PS1 version, and remastered a little bit (high frequency range is restored). You must enable barefoot SFX by REG file if you want them.

Copy whole pix folder to your TR2 game folder. Its contents:
  • Full set of PCX pictures for the original game and The Golden Mask including US/UK logo. You can select the logo version by proper REG file. No need to rename or delete picture files.
  • Remastered loading screen pictures in PNG format. You must enable remastered pictures and/or loading screens by REG files if you want these features.

If you want to copy your old saves into TR2Main, create a saves subfolder in your TR2 game folder. Copy savegame.* files that you need to this folder. Making a save in-game will create this folder automatically.

For TR2 Gold: You can download the TR2 Gold expansion files from this link, then follow these instructions:

Copy some files from the Golden Mask data folder to your TR2 game data folder:
  • LEVEL1.TR2 - LEVEL5.TR2, but don't copy ASSAULT.TR2 and TITLE.TR2. The original game files will be used instead.
  • TOMBPC.DAT must be renamed to TOMBPCg.DAT before copying. The original game will still use its TOMBPC.DAT.
  • MAIN.SFX must be renamed to MAINg.SFX before copying. The original game will still use its MAIN.SFX.
  • You don't need to copy any PCX files, because PCX in data don't matter for TR2Main if pix folder is presented.

savesGold subfolder required for placement of existing savegames. The game will create one if you make a save in-game.
  • To launch normal game just run tomb2.exe
  • To launch setup dialog run tomb2.exe with -setup option. You may want to create a shortcut for that.
  • To launch The Golden Mask run tomb2.exe with -gold option. You may want to create a shortcut for that.

Setup advice: Disable Triple Buffer and keep Z-Buffer enabled if you want good performance.
You can use F7 for Z-Buffer and Shift+F7 for Tripple Buffer to see the difference right in the game.
Here are all TR2 keyboard hotkeys.

For anyone who didn't follow my project, here is changelog (you can see there many cool changes).
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Old 05-10-20, 14:09   #526
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That's strange, because you had success when Arsunt originally provided the guide for you...



Have you switched PC's and/or using a clean install perhaps? Make sure you're following the steps for Gold correctly. You need to rename some files.
OK, your right. I reinstalled Windows 10 a couple of days ago and I forgot about that guide. I just assumed that the files were already included in TR2MAIN.

Anyway, It's working now thanks to you. I am going to save those instructions in a word document so I don't forget. With that being said, I think it would be beneficial for everyone if a new thread called TR2MAIN would be created with a clear guide and links in the first post and it should be updated when necessary. I think the current thread is a little fragmented and confusing. But anyway, that's just my opinion. Thanks again for your help.
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Old 05-10-20, 16:27   #527
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OK, your right. I reinstalled Windows 10 a couple of days ago and I forgot about that guide. I just assumed that the files were already included in TR2MAIN.

Anyway, It's working now thanks to you. I am going to save those instructions in a word document so I don't forget. With that being said, I think it would be beneficial for everyone if a new thread called TR2MAIN would be created with a clear guide and links in the first post and it should be updated when necessary. I think the current thread is a little fragmented and confusing. But anyway, that's just my opinion. Thanks again for your help.
I completely agree with you. This thread expanded so much from the original topic and a new thread dedicated to TR2MAIN should be posted with the OP being updated with new info as they arrive.
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Old 17-10-20, 11:52   #528
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Haven't been here for a while It's great to see how far this project got

Is there by now a fix for the music which cuts of everytime you go underwater?
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Old 17-10-20, 17:16   #529
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Is there by now a fix for the music which cuts of everytime you go underwater?
Yes, you can enable this feature from the ExtraOptions folder via the REG files (under sound). Short pdf with ExtraOptions description.
I'm not sure if this works with all music solutions or if it's just limited to PaulD's Audio solution.
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I'm not sure if this works with all music solutions or if it's just limited to PaulD's Audio solution.
In my case, it works with all music solutions. I was using .wma tracks and it worked, now i'm using .mp3 tracks and it also works.
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