Mod Details

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.

Installing and using the Mod

TRON 2.0 and the Killer App Mod will work on
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista/7/8 (32-bit and 64-bit).


Video guide on how to install the mod on XP/Vista/7/8




If you get a "TRON 2.0 has not been run before,
you must run TRON 2.0 at least once" error,
you can't get Widescreen working, or ANY other problem,
visit the above troubleshooting link.


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.

If you want to use the User Error Single Player expansion in widescreen,
you must download and install it after you install the Killer App Mod.


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.

List of TRON fan sites:
Ldso.net
Tronfaq.blogspot.com
Tron-sector.com

Thanks from LDSO and the Killer App Mod team.

Team members and Contributors

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

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Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest News: Killer App Mod - Demoing new Weapons, Powerups, Translations, other features

6 comments by TronFAQ on Apr 30th, 2014

Killer App Mod v1.2 - Status Update
and demos of New Weapons, Powerups, Translations


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.

Killer App Mod v1.2 - Game Fixes


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:

  • Integrates v1.042 Unofficial Patch, which no longer needs to be installed separately.
  • Eliminated the "TRON 2.0 has not been run before, you must run TRON 2.0 at least once" error during installation.
  • Updated version of the installer program should prevent issues occurring sometimes during installation (hanging, won't install after a failed installation attempt).
  • Lists other mod add-ons during installation, offers to download them, and installs everything in the correct order.
  • Change any language version of the game to any other language, both text and speech (except Russian and Hungarian, where only text is available).
  • Possibly reduced the frequency of the game crashing while fighting DataWraiths.
  • The hit detection on the System Memory screen (where you work with subroutines) is now properly aligned with objects, in non-4:3 aspect ratios. Before, you would have to hover over the outer edge of objects to get them to highlight.
  • When you went to Options > Display from the main menu in a widescreen resolution, the game would reset back to 640x480 because it didn't support any resolutions that weren't 4:3 aspect. This no longer happens. You can now select any resolution your display supports. Though it's best to stick with the resolution you chose when installing the mod. This is something that was difficult to achieve, but has now been successfully implemented.
  • Fixed a bug in the Mod Manager that would cause the game to crash with messages like: Error copying file cres.dll, Could not init CircuitButeMgr, Couldn't initialize DebrisMgr, and various Client MFC errors. This bug could also cause custom maps to not load in Multiplayer.

Killer App Mod v1.2 - Possible in-game Multiplayer server browser functionality


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.

List of TRON fan sites:
Ldso.net
Tronfaq.blogspot.com
Tron-sector.com

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TRON 2.0: Killer App Mod v1.1

TRON 2.0: Killer App Mod v1.1

Apr 16, 2010 Full Version 10 comments

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...

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Preview trailer of the TRON 2.0 Killer App Mod, showing new Light Cycle Colors, new Multiplayer Characters, new Character Skins, and more. The TRON 2.0...

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TheUnabridgedGamer
TheUnabridgedGamer May 4 2012, 8:58pm says:

I gotta ask, have there been any workarounds that make the multiplayer playable?

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TronFAQ
TronFAQ May 5 2012, 5:20pm replied:

Multiplayer has always been playable. It's never stopped working. Though, at a minimum, you want to install the v1.042 patch. Official or Unofficial, it doesn't matter. But the Unofficial patch has some additional benefits.

If you want to use this mod (which adds new features to Multiplayer), the server you connect to and other players must also have the mod. But the mod can be disabled and you temporarily revert back to the retail v1.042 release.

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TheUnabridgedGamer
TheUnabridgedGamer May 6 2012, 12:49am replied:

Wikipedia states the developer stopped supporting the game. In this day and age, that can mean anything from just no more patches to full on lockout of MP features. ( En.wikipedia.org )

Also you get a point for being kind to explain mod useage in MP, but I myself already know a good bit about that from my time with Battlefront 2 and JKA.

All the same, thx.

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RRCM
RRCM Apr 8 2012, 2:17am says:

New problem ... somewhat embarrassing... I don't seem to be able to zoom using the sniper rifle (the "LOL"). Shouldn't this just be a right click (same button as a disc block)?

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TronFAQ
TronFAQ Apr 8 2012, 1:50pm replied:

Nope, the mouse wheel and + and - keys are used to zoom. But the game defaults to assigning those keys to the number pad. If you have a laptop, then you might not have a numpad. If so, you'll have to remap them to the other + and - keys.

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RRCM
RRCM Apr 8 2012, 9:04pm replied:

Got it. Thanks :)

+1 vote     reply to comment
TronFAQ
TronFAQ Apr 7 2012, 6:21pm replied:

Also make sure you're copying the entire folder and its contents out of the .ZIP, not just the .EXE setup.

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TronFAQ
TronFAQ Apr 7 2012, 4:53pm replied:

Click on the troubleshooting link in the mod description. Scroll down until you see "I can't get the Killer App Mod to install at all. The installer crashes during installation. What can I do?"

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RRCM
RRCM Apr 7 2012, 10:40pm replied:

Thank you for the prompt reply. Deleting the mod files that had installed in the incomplete installation, restarting the computer in safe mode, and installing the mod worked.

Aside from the mod manager being a little finicky, the mod works fine. Enabling and disabling god mod causes the mod manager to close but I was able to keep it off... as seen by my death in singleplayer haha. It's great to be able to play this in widescreen and the game looks and works great. Thanks for you hard work :D

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TronFAQ
TronFAQ Apr 8 2012, 1:55pm replied:

Yeah, there is still a lot of room for improvement. An updated version 1.2 planned for some time later this year will have a lot of additional fixes and updates, to address many of the issues that people have reported with installing, etc.

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