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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0 comments by VGames on Apr 30th, 2011

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.

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Kingpin: Life of Crime - Rags 2 Riches v1

Kingpin: Life of Crime - Rags 2 Riches v1

Apr 30, 2011 Full Version 10 comments

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 May 11 2012, 1:53am says:

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
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:

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 May 11 2012, 10:10am replied:

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 May 9 2012, 3:25pm says:

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 Mar 27 2014, 6:10pm replied:

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 Aug 28 2011, 6:00am says:

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 Aug 31 2011, 1:18pm replied:

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

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maceman Jan 24 2012, 2:12am replied:

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 Jan 27 2012, 11:14am replied:

I use the cd version.

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maceman Feb 18 2012, 2:40am replied:

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 Jul 5 2011, 10:29pm says:

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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