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(WARNING - This release is very buggy and unstable. The following update will correct most problems people are experiencing) First demo release. Read the readme included. The mod only changes levels 1-4 (Though a lot of Gary's changes are throughout all levels). But the core changes, engine, sounds, textures, etc. are all still present.

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CyborgParrot
CyborgParrot

How do I Install this?

The Readme wasn't very helpful.

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λpone Author
λpone

Go to your TheThing directory, backup the existing "data" folder (Just rename it to "data old" or something), then move the files from the .rar to the TheThing directory, then launch the new .exe to play the mod.

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weaponsmith
weaponsmith

hey apone were do i even get the game the thing its not on steam and it was for windows xp right?

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Sasuna_Tenachi
Sasuna_Tenachi

very fun ******* mod so far! i cant wait for a complete finish!!!

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Guest
Guest

Nice job. Looking forward to the changes for the rest of the levels. 
λpone I have a question. Is it possible that you add support for widescreen resolutions in the future in this mod?

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Svide
Svide

Where do I launch the new .exe? I tried the desktop and I got an error and I tried the bin and it freezes when I press normal when I start new game

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Svide
Svide

nvm I launched the default exe and it loads but no sounds then it crashes in gameplay and when I launch mod exe it crashes at the choosing difficulty

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Guest
Guest

Did you ever fix this?

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Svide
Svide

No..

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λpone Author
λpone

Try putting it in the main directory.

And you must use the new .exe, since all the engine changes and what-not are built into the .exe

Try running as administrator, compatibility mode, etc.

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Svide
Svide

Putting in the new .exe in the bin with the default right? Then launching it? Cause it plays the sound as I try to choose difficulty but nothing happens I just sit on the menu.

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λpone Author
λpone

rename it to "thething.exe" and leave it in the main directory, not "bin", and try there.

If it crashes or freezes, try and minimize the game and see if it gives you an error, or something.

You could also try running as administrator, compatibility mode.

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Svide
Svide

Can't you just take a snapshot of what the folder should look like? It would be so much easier.

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Sasuna_Tenachi
Sasuna_Tenachi

i got it to play.. however at the point of ending video for lvl 1 it has the "bing" suond like a error. i hit ok as i cant see a error, then it goes to load lvl 2 but all i get is a black screen... :/

ill work on a few htings to go around it.. so far i love it!

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Sasuna_Tenachi
Sasuna_Tenachi

yeah, now i cant get it to work, maybe u need to explain exactly what to do, im using windows 8.1 so.

i have changed the name to thething for the .exe

i replaced the whole data folder with yours as well.

tried compatibility with windows xp sp2 as well.

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Sasuna_Tenachi
Sasuna_Tenachi

ok an update!

i got it working however loading saved games DOES NOT WORK... i get a runtime error..

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LGPG
LGPG

so far i have try compatibility and admin, and it doesnt work, i get stuck on the bing sound like when i choose the difficulty

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λpone Author
λpone

Press enter, and it should continue normally.

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LGPG
LGPG

same here

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Fatalfox400
Fatalfox400

So I keep running into a lot of issues while I play and id like to know if I did something wrong. Or if this is just issues with the mod. If anyone can tell me their opinions or fixes for this please let me know.

1: Team members constantly attack each other on sight almost every time I meet a new one until they kill half the team. (This is the most game breaking one)

2: Tons of cut scenes play that are supposed to show enemies spawning but the enemies never show up in or after the scene. Most of the levels I have played are entirely empty of enemies almost except a stray 1-3 enemies.

3: Randomly I fail levels because it says all my engineers are dead even though they are clearly alive.

4: My mouse arrow is a huge white block

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moonberry2000
moonberry2000

Change the name of TheThing-Continuity.exe in TheThing.exe, compatibility and admin, this should work.

But, how to change the resolution? I dont have any video options except for brightness but a lot of stairs in the grafic.

And, my cursor is also a white block..

Apart from that, mod is nice, thx for your effort. An update would be soo nice:)

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weaponsmith
weaponsmith

Hey Thx man!

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weaponsmith
weaponsmith

Oke i am not russian what the hell is going on

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Sasuna_Tenachi
Sasuna_Tenachi

I think it was good, maybe you misunderstand the game whoever Guest is. I look forward to the hopes he will complete this.

and weaponsmith, If your seeing Russian then you installed the game that way.

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