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, such as 16:9 and 16:10 Widescreen support. New to Version 1.1a of the mod is compatibility with the Steam version of TRON 2.0, easier installation, v1.1 bug fixes, and restored Multiplayer support in-game on both the CD/DVD and Steam versions.
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. There is really no reason to use the Official Patch any more, on the CD/DVD Retail version of TRON 2.0.
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 1.1a of the mod is not compatible in Multiplayer with the older versions. (If you have an 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.
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
Dr. Cuddlebug - Quality Assurance
Jademz - Quality Assurance
Jumpy - Quality Assurance
Kain-Xavier - New Character Skins, Weapon Skins, Light Cycle Colors, Quality Assurance
Ms. Kay - Quality Assurance
Layer - Quality Assurance
Load "*",8,1 - Quality Assurance
Mangler - New Character Skins
Ronald Mercer - Qtracker GameSpy emulation
Mr. Anderson - Special thanks
Mor.Evil-1 - Quality Assurance
Myria - Quality Assurance
NetSlayer - Quality Assurance
Raven - Light Cycle Colors, Special FX
Schmatzler - Quality Assurance
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
R. Young, High Resolution Icons
Zook_One - New Character Models, Character Skins, Artwork, Quality Assurance
Eight levels in roughly 28 minutes. This second trailer showcases more of the fixes to the Single Player levels of TRON 2.0, via the upcoming Killer App Mod v1.2. (Some have been shown in previous trailers, but most are new.)
These are Single Player issues I've personally noticed, or had pointed out to me. (Me being team member TronFAQ. Some pointed out by Mister Julius. Thanks!) But I'm sure I've still missed a few.
The original plan was to do two trailers demoing all the Single Player fixes. But there's too much to fit into only two, and yet still keep them at a "reasonable" length. So there's going to be at least one more, after this second one.
One of the mandates of Killer App Mod v1.2 has always been to fix or enhance the Single Player campaign, a goal partly inspired by the similar (in purpose) System Shock 2 Community Patch (SCP).
Time stamps for notable changes and fixes:
Prisoner Bin level
Transport Station level
Primary Digitizing level
Ma3a should not be saying "Jet" when he frees her from her dock, and in fact she goes back to saying "Alan Two" in a cutscene right after this. It's not until the next level that Jet asks Ma3a to refer to him by his real name, instead of his User name. From that point on, Ma3a then calls him "Jet".
Alan's Desktop PC level
Players often get stuck on this level, when Ma3a says "activate the I/O Node". There's an I/O Node right there in front of them both, but it doesn't respond when used (and the player doesn't normally have the permissions needed to use it).
There's another I/O Node on the opposite side of the COM Port puzzle area. This first one, is the one that's meant to be used. In order to reduce confusion: the second I/O Node can no longer be interacted with at all, and it doesn't show that you need missing permissions any more. This is to tip off the player that this I/O Node is useless. A hint about needing to use the I/O Node by the "COM Port configuration panel" has also been added to Jet's task list.
Why not remove the I/O Node completely? (Which is what the Xbox version of TRON 2.0 did.) Or how about allowing the player to use either one? The latter was something I considered doing, but changed my mind.
I didn't do either, because: when you're using the first I/O Node, and Ma3a is communicating with you, how is she doing it? That's right, she's using that second "useless" I/O Node. Removing it or letting the player use it makes no narrative sense.
Power Regulator level
After players eliminate a swarm of ICPs, a Program NPC would activate a bridge leading to the exit. The problem is that it's easy for players to not witness this happening. So they suddenly see the bridge and wonder how it got there. The Program now waits until the player talks to him, before he activates the bridge.
Power Oculus level
Main Processing Core level
Main Power Pipeline level
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.
This trailer showcases many of the fixes to the Single Player levels of TRON 2.0, via the upcoming Killer App Mod v1.2.
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