A bugfix, rules compliance, and expanded content modification for Troika's 'The Temple of Elemental Evil.' CLICK 'READ MORE' FOR SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS, COMPATABILITY NOTES, AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS AND COMPATABILITY NOTES FOR THE CIRCLE OF EIGHT MODPACK
The Co8 front end utility, TFE-X, requires Microsoft Net Framework version 2.0 or higher to run. Most modern systems already have this installed. To check if it's installed on your system, go to Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs and look for 'Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0.' Versions 2.0 and above are compatable.
The Co8 modpack is compatable with all retail versions of ToEE, including the boxed, jewel case, and Good Old Games download versions.
These instructions are taken directly from the Circle of Eight Modpack 5.9.3 NC BETA Release Notes. Follow these four simple steps and you'll be on your way to happy gaming.
STEP 1: INSTALL ATARI PATCH 1
If your version of ToEE is not pre-patched, install Atari Patch 1. It is available here: Sorcerers.net
STEP 2: INSTALL ATARI PATCH 2
If your version of ToEE is not pre-patched, install Atari Patch 2. It is available here: Sorcerers.net
STEP 3: DO NOT INSTALL ATARI PATCH 3
There is no need to install Atari Patch 3. The only additional feature Atari Patch 3 contains is a fix for the infamous DirectX 9.0c looting bug, but this particular issue is also fixed by the Co8 modpack. If you have installed patch 3 already or if your game comes pre-patched with Atari Patch 3, dont worry. It doesn't matter.
STEP 4: INSTALL CIRCLE OF EIGHT MODPACK 5.9.3 NC BETA
After you have completed the above steps, open the Circle of Eight Modpack 5.9.3 NC BETA winRAR archive and extract the contents to your ToEE root directory, which is normally C:\Program Files\Atari\Temple of Elemental Evil. Next, open Windows Explorer and navigate to this same directory. Inside you'll find an application called 'TFE-X,' which is the Co8 front end utility. Double click the icon.
If this is a new installation, TFE-X will perform the necessary operations to convert your installation for use with the Co8 modpack. Be patient; this can take some time. When TFE-X is finished, it will report the status to you in a popup window. IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THIS POPUP NOTIFICATION WINDOW, THE CONVERSION IS NOT COMPLETE. DO NOT CTRL-ALT-DEL OUT OF THE TFE-X APPLICATION. WAIT FOR THE POPUP WINDOW. Next, select Circle of Eight Modpack 5.9.3 NC BETA from the TFE-X menu and click 'activate.' WAIT FOR THE POPUP WINDOW TO TELL YOU THAT THE MODULE ACTIVATION IS COMPLETE. DO NOT CTRL-ALT-DEL OUT OF THE TFE-X APPLICATION. After the module has been activated, you may customize various options through TFE-X and launch the game.
If this is an existing installation to which you are simply adding the Co8 5.9.3 NC BETA module, run TFE-X, select Circle of Eight Modpack 5.9.3 NC BETA, and click 'activate.' WAIT FOR THE POPUP WINDOW TO TELL YOU THAT THE MODULE ACTIVATION IS COMPLETE. DO NOT CTRL-ALT-DEL OUT OF THE TFE-X APPLICATION. After the module has been activated, you may customize various options through TFE-X and launch the game.
We hope you enjoy Circle of Eight Modpack 5.9.3 NC BETA!
- The Circle of Eight team