A texture pack and realism modification for one of the most notorious games in videogame violence history. Rags 2 Riches breathes new life into Kingpin: Life of Crime.

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This mod aims to add more realism and better looking skins and textures to the original game. There is a big list of changes that this mod will add to your Kingpin experience. Please be sure to read the readme file so that you can properly install this mod. I hope you all enjoy it. I've had fun creating something for this classic FPS.

Rags 2 Riches Update

Rags 2 Riches Update

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I've been very successful in my quest to add several changes and features to Kingpin. So far I have implemented every feature that I wanted to add when...

Rags 2 Riches is coming along nicely

Rags 2 Riches is coming along nicely

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Here's an update on my mod for the epic game, Kingpin: Life of Crime.

Kingpin - Rags 2 Riches in development

Kingpin - Rags 2 Riches in development

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A modification for the classic Kingpin: Life of Crime is being developed. The modification aims to add detailed model skins and map textures to the aging...

Rags 2 Riches Feature List

Rags 2 Riches Feature List

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Here are the features that are in the Rags 2 Riches modification for Kingpin: Life of Crime.

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Kingpin: Life of Crime - Rags 2 Riches v1

Kingpin: Life of Crime - Rags 2 Riches v1

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This is the first release of my mod for Kingpin: Life of Crime. My Rags 2 Riches modification aims to bring more realism to this classic FPS, plus better...

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shrekdj
shrekdj

Sorry for the comment.
The game works perfectly with the Mod.

I actually replaced original game .pak file with the Mod .pak file(s) rather replacing only original .dll with the Mod.

Thanks VGames for giving this amazing Mod.

My Review
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The original had a lot of serious issues namely Enemy AI deadly accuracy. The most amazing improvement is the shortgun effect and Enemy Hitpoints. On Easy the gameplay was never an issue BUT on Medium and higher it was almost impossible to enjoy without extreme frustrations and weapons lack the punch over taking Enemies in few hits.
The Rags2Riches is the only Mod that actually solved the issue finally making game more enjoyable even on Real difficulty.

My Request:
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This game reminds me Freedom Fighters amazing Gang orders. I request to implement another option to make my Gangs (Thugs) to accept better weapons given by me, just like telling them to replace pistols with the shotguns since the dead enemies leave behind many weapons.
My Gang should be able to pick the fallen weapons and equip them.
Also, another change requested is to select entire group of gangs rather single thugs to give orders of attacking upcoming enemies.

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VGames Creator
VGames

Thanks for the review. These are some good ideas but I don't know if I'll ever do anything else with this mod. I'm currently working on a MP2 mod which will be my last mod for some time. I'm trying to learn how to play the guitar and I need to devote more time to that. It's either one or the other for me since I'm usually very busy and I don't have nearly as much time to mod as I use to. But you never know. Maybe down the road I'll add a little more to this mod and take into consideration what you have requested. Don't forget to rate this mod. Thanks again.

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shrekdj
shrekdj

HI VGames
I want to play this amazing mod over original for the amazing improvements but need serious help on installing this mod.
I have the GOG version (good old games) DRM free Kingpin patched to v1.21.

As per the Rags2Riches Readme, I replaced "gamex86.dll" and the Pak0.pak file (with Pak7.pak) from the main folder and when executed the kingpin launcher a blank grey screen appears only. Nothing happens and the game won't start.

Is this game compatible with the GOG version???
Do I need to change something for the game to read the Mod files??

Any help would be highly appreciated. Thanks

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Forsling
Forsling

So this is a really old comment but in case somebody stumbles upon it having the same issue:

I don't think you're supposed to replace Pak0.pak with Pak7.pak. Just place Pak7 in the main folder(no renaming), since there is no file in the original with that name no overwriting is needed. gamex86.dll however needs to be replaced with the mod version.

This is what I did and it worked fine.

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maceman
maceman

I cant seem to get it to work in full screen mode on my laptop. I will try on my desktop but, every time I bump the resolution up it bounces me out to windowed mode. any suggestions?

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VGames Creator
VGames

That's strange. Let me know what happens on your desktop.

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maceman
maceman

Sorry, it has taken me a while to get back on this topic. I finally tried it on my desktop and no dice. Out of curiosity, did you test this mod with the CD version? right now I have it installed on steam, but I do have the CD version from way back when somewhere. If you have not tried it on the steam version then maybe that is what is causing the problem. I could try messing with the "launch options" to see if that makes things work any better. I might also try and dig up the old CD copy I have and see if that works any better.

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VGames Creator
VGames

I use the cd version.

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maceman
maceman

Ok, cool thanks. I will try and tinker around with the launching options and post up a solution on here if I find one.

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MyNameIsQ
MyNameIsQ

VGames , i dont know HOW to thank you , Kingpin is such a classic game its one of the best games of all time , i played it as a child , and now youv breathed some life into it !!! beautiful Modification you sir are a Legend , if its ok could i make some suggestions for Rags 2 Riches V2 of this modification ? , id like this game to be alot more violent , if you could

*Add more abusive language
*further Enhance all Game content , Textures , Add even more realism , HD Resolution etc
*Be able to recruit more then 2 Gang members (THIS WOULD BE EPIC !)
*fix all bugs/Glitches and imperfections
*as levels get harder gangs get bigger (for example 6-7 guys will attack you)

although you make these modifications and enhancements i still want that CLASSIC FEAL to this , i just want more ;life to be breathed in but just to enhance the experience , not to ruin or over due anything , THAT WOULD BE GREAT FOR V2 !!!!!!!! , one again THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS EPIC GAME EVEN BETTER !!!! , love your work and cant wait for V2 , hope its not in too long =))))))

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