The objective of the Killer App Mod for TRON 2.0 on the PC, is to incorporate elements from TRON 2.0: Killer App for the Xbox platform that were never...
The objective of the Killer App Mod for TRON 2.0 on the PC, is to incorporate elements from TRON 2.0: Killer App for the Xbox platform that were never released for the PC version of TRON 2.0. It also includes other fixes and additions for the game. New to Version 1.1 of the mod is 16:9 and 16:10 Widescreen support.
Due to the sheer number of updates that the mod will make to the game, from the most minor to the major: the mod has been released as an Open Beta. This will allow for testing by a broad range of users, to help discover any problems that may crop up. These issues will be dealt with in another future Version 1.2, based on everyone's feedback.
Note that the Killer App Mod allows you to choose Français, Deutsch, Italiano, and Español text for use in the game, after you install the Unofficial v1.042 Patch. In other words: if you download and install the Unofficial Patch, you can later change the language from English. The mod also fixes the missing sounds issue when you host a Dedicated Server with the Unofficial Patch. Therefore, there is really no reason to use the Official Patch any more.
Also note that if you want to use Xistence's Ancient Disc Mod, you must download and install it first before you install the Killer App Mod.
When using Single Player with the Killer App Mod, older saved games will not work and loading them will cause the game to crash. You must either disable the mod to load old saved games, or start a new game. Since the mod fixes a few issues and adds some things: you will probably want to enjoy the new improved experience in Single Player from the beginning, anyway.
When using Multiplayer with the mod, EVERYONE must be using the mod in order to access the new features when playing together. This inculdes the host (server) and all players (clients). This new Version 1.1 of the mod is not compatible in Multiplayer with the old Version 1.0. (If you have the old version, you must uninstall it first.)
If you try to join a Multiplayer server not running the mod, you will be kicked off and the game will let you know why. If you cannot find any servers running the mod at the time that you want to play online, the mod can be completely disabled to allow you to play with others who do not have it.
If there are no servers running the mod: you will need to contact the server operators and request that they start using the Killer App Mod, or host your own server. When setting up a server using the mod, you should add a KAMod tag to the name of your server so that players can differentiate between those either using or not using the mod.
Please leave any comments or feedback on ModDB in the comments section, or the forum of one of the TRON fan sites. Do not use the "Send Message" link on ModDB, otherwise your feedback may not be read for a long time.
Thanks from LDSO and the Killer App Mod team.
9VoltChicken - New Character Skins, Weapon Skins, Game Fixes, Special FX, Quality Assurance
Avi - Quality Assurance
Jademz - Quality Assurance
Jumpy - Quality Assurance
Kain-Xavier - New Character Skins, Weapon Skins, Light Cycle Colors, Quality Assurance
Layer - Quality Assurance
Load "*",8,1 - Quality Assurance
Mangler - New Character Skins
Mr. Anderson - Special thanks
Mor.Evil-1 - Quality Assurance
Myria - Quality Assurance
Raven - Light Cycle Colors, Special FX
Shock - Quality Assurance
Tetsue - Quality Assurance
TheReelTodd - Quality Assurance
TronFAQ - Game Fixes, Special FX, Coding, Light Cycle Colors, Quality Assurance
Void - Quality Assurance
VMan - Quality Assurance
WhiteRabbit - New Character Skins, Quality Assurance
Win3K - Quality Assurance
Zook_One - New Character Models, Character Skins, Artwork, Quality Assurance
It's been over a year since the last news update for the TRON 2.0: Killer App Mod, here on ModDB. And four years since the release of the previous version of the mod. So, what's been happening?
Well, there are two major reasons for this. 1) Lack of time and manpower. The project was down to one person (myself) for a long period. I'm simultaneously working on another LDSO project called User Error 3 for TRON 2.0, which also has a page here on ModDB. 2) Feature creep. A lot of the features now in the upcoming v1.2 of the mod, were originally not planned until a potential v1.3 much further down the road. But due to certain breakthroughs occurring sooner than expected, features were pushed up into v1.2. (Many thanks go out to Kain-Xavier and another contributor for helping to make this happen, far earlier than planned.)
00:23 - Improved Derez Powerups
01:08 - New Derez Powerups
01:34 - Spawning in protected areas, increased health and energy
02:02 - Powerups semi-randomized, and more than one of each
02:34 - Barriers to protected areas prevents spawn killing and sniping
02:49 - DM-03 retail map expanded play area
03:25 - New Reinstall Powerup
04:03 - New Power Surge Powerup
04:42 - New Read-Only Powerup
05:21 - Reinstall Powerup from another player's perspective
05:43 - Disc Charger weapon in Derez
06:10 - Rod Rifles weapon in Derez, uses two hands
06:59 - Ball Storm weapon in Derez
07:29 - Burst Cannon weapon in Derez
07:58 - Rod Primitive weapon in Derez, now uses two hands
08:25 - Disc Charger weapon in Single Player
09:14 - Rod Rifles weapon in Single Player
09:55 - Ball Storm weapon in Single Player
11:21 - Burst Cannon weapon in Single Player
12:10 - Russian Translation
16:03 - Hungarian Translation
One of the goals of this project, was to eventually bring over as many features as possible from the Xbox version of the game. Thanks to breakthroughs occurring earlier than expected: the upcoming v1.2 release will feature fully functional equivalents of all the Multiplayer weapons introduced in that version of the game, similar powerups in Multiplayer mode (Derez aka Deathmatch), plus the ability to use the weapons in Single Player as well (only via the Gold cheat function), the latter of which is something that wasn't even possible in the Xbox version (to my knowledge).
Russian and Hungarian translations are now included in v1.2 of the mod. Many thanks to the Notabenoid.com team and "Rapid" for giving their permission.
Another goal, was to try and fix as many issues as we could in TRON 2.0 and add some new functionality where possible. The video above demonstrates fixes to errors in the Single Player levels, and further improvements to cutscenes for widescreen displays.
An abbreviated list that highlights v1.2 fixes to the game, and to the mod itself:
Most people will be aware that GameSpy is shutting down entirely, soon. But they already started dropping support for older games a couple of years ago.
The above video shows tentative support of the in-game server browser working again, via OpenSpy. Whether this will function 100% correctly at the time of v1.2 release, is currently uncertain. OpenSpy's emulation of GameSpy for TRON 2.0 is not perfect, which results in a bit of odd behavior. Browsing and joining servers does work, but not without said issues. We're trying to work with the people at OpenSpy to improve this situation.
The Multiplayer Fix mentioned in a previous news update will likely be included as a fallback, in case the in-game server browser remains flakey.
We don't have an exact ETA for the Killer App Mod v1.2 update. We're hoping to finally have it done around Summer 2014, but don't quote us on that.
You can also check out other new features in v1.2, from an earlier news post.
Thanks from the Killer App Mod team, and if you have any questions or comments: visit the LDSO message forum, the TRON fan sites, or leave comments here on ModDB. Do not use the "Send Message" link on ModDB, otherwise your feedback may not be read for a long time.
Release trailer for the TRON 2.0: Killer App Mod and User Error 2, which are fan-made modifications for the PC game TRON 2.0 released by Buena Vista Interactive...
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And before anyone says "it's your own fault for using the preview", yeah I know. :)
10hours 46mins ago
So, was going to work on KA v1.1a today but then MS releases Win 10 update that borks my sound card. Takes hours to fix. Not my week ...
10hours 46mins ago
@PXAbstraction That last tweet was dripping with sarcasm. :)
Oct 21 2014, 11:34pm
@PXAbstraction Monolith even removed references to TRON 2.0 and Aliens vs. Predator 2 from their site. Hmm, wonder why.
Oct 21 2014, 11:34pm
@PXAbstraction Yeah, Monolith will never have any involvement. Disney would have to sign a new contract. Not gonna happen because of WB.
Oct 21 2014, 11:31pm
@PXAbstraction It's all just busywork, no substantial updates happening. Don't really know why they feel the urge to keep messing with it.
Oct 21 2014, 11:29pm
@PXAbstraction Keeps delaying my efforts to release an updated Killer App Mod. I hope this is finally it, for updates. At least for a while.
Oct 21 2014, 11:22pm
I wish Disney Games would stop messing with my Zen thing, man. :) Trying to get KA v1.1a done . . .
Oct 21 2014, 7:07pm
Long story short: 67 MB download needed, to run new dinky little 8K game launcher in Steam version of 2.0, that requires .NET Framework. :/
Oct 21 2014, 5:48pm
So the latest update to TRON 2.0 on Steam FUBARed the game for a number of people. I figured out why. T.co
Oct 21 2014, 5:43pm