[THPS2][PC] Cumulative patch (Widescreen, FPS unlock, etc.)

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[THPS2][PC] Cumulative patch (Widescreen, FPS unlock, etc.)

Postby Demo » Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:35 am

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This cumulative patch allows you to run THPS2 at a modern widescreen resolution in 32 bits color depth without FPS limit (locked at your display frequency). Additionally you can apply various fixes through the launcher.

Download: http://levelmod.webatu.com/misc/th2patch_v4prev2.7z
Windowed mode: viewtopic.php?t=5519

Previews: 1920x1080, 1920x1200, 2048x1536, [1080p video preview]

Key features:
- unlocked FPS, 32 bits, any resolution up to 2048
- XInput controllers support
- additional levels support (from LevelPack)
- additional skater styles support
- unlimited custom soundtrack support

Instructions:
- download the patch
- download smaller exe: http://thmods.com/mods/THPS2%20Mods/thps_smaller_exe_setup.zip
- extract/install both in your game folder
- rename THawk2_smaller.exe to THawk2.exe. You can either backup or delete the original exe.
- use th2patchlauncher.exe to change options and launch the game
- you can create a shortcut to the launcher on your desktop with -F key to skip the launcher window

Note: your OS user must have the rights to write and modify THPS2 folder (or you can launch it as admin)

Known bugs
- main menu wheel is twice smaller than it should be, but visible at least
- second FMV after you beat Bullring level in career crashes the game. Either beat this level on vanilla exe, or rename vids folder, beat the game, save, then rename back.

Level bugs:
- level sounds are messed up (especially in MHPB and THPS3 levels)
- some THPS3 levels are crashing in certain areas

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Everything below is optional and totally not required, but strongly recommended.

For custom levels you'll need these downloads (will merge this in a single pack later):
[THPS3 preview][THPS4 preview][MHPB preview]

LevelPack: http://thps-mods.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1041
MHPB levels: http://levelmod.webatu.com/misc/mhpb_files.7z
skil patch: http://levelmod.webatu.com/misc/skil_obj.7z
Park editor themes: http://levelmod.webatu.com/misc/parked.7z
Additional skater skins: http://levelmod.webatu.com/misc/skaters.7z

* everything above should be in your data folder

Additionaly you might want to use this:
Better textures for downtown, roswell, school: http://levelmod.webatu.com/misc/textures2x.7z [Roswell preview]

Troubleshooting

Q: Launcher says exe is incorrect.
A: You'll have to download "smaller" exe.

Q: Game doesn't launch, log says something about sound device.
A: THPS2 won't launch if you don't have at least 1 sound device enabled in your system.

Q: Game crashes, log says something like "can't read/load file"
A: Make sure DATAPATH in th2_opt.cfg is correct. Often an issue when you moved game folder to a different location.

Q: Game doesn't launch on Windows 10, throws 0xc0000022 error.
A: This is an old DirectDraw game. You'll have to enable Legacy Component called Direct Play on our system.

Q: Window title and borders do not disappear in fullscreen on Windows 10.
A: You'll have to make it borderless windowed, using this plugin: viewtopic.php?t=5519

Q: Game crashes/freezes at skater/level selection screens
A: Most likely you don't have LevelPack and skater packs installed.

Q: Game closes on Alt-Tab
A: The port is written in a way so it will close whenever graphic device is lost by application. Partially fixed by making it borderless windowed, but will still close on Ctrl-Alt-Del though.

Q: Main wheel menu is not visible
A: It was the issue prior v4prev2. Install latest version.

Q: Game crashes after some videos.
A: Known bug related to resolution patch code. You can avoid crashing by renaming/removing problematic videos.

Q: Game crashes/freezes in some THPS3 levels
A: Unfortunately, you'll have to avoid problematic areas.

Q: Some MHPB levels don't have rails and/or some parts of the level are not loaded.
A: Unfortunately, this is the only way to load these levels at this point.

Q: Some levels have missing/wrong sounds all over.
A: New levels keep using THPS2 sound banks, hence some sounds may be missing or in a different order.

Q: FPS is inconsistent, constantly slows down/speeds up when Unlock FPS option is selected
A: Force vsync in your GPU driver utility. If that fails, use some 3rd party software to lock at 60fps like (MSI Afterburner).



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Older versions (you don't really need those):
V1: http://levelmod.webatu.com/misc/th2patch.7z
V2: http://levelmod.webatu.com/misc/th2patch_v2.7z
V2.1: http://levelmod.webatu.com/misc/th2patch_v21.7z
V3prev: http://levelmod.webatu.com/misc/th2patch_v3prev.7z
V3prev2: http://levelmod.webatu.com/misc/th2patch_v3prev2.7z
v3prev3rc: http://levelmod.webatu.com/misc/th2patch_v3prev3rc.7z
v3prev3rc2: http://levelmod.webatu.com/misc/th2patch_v3rc2.7z
v4prev1: http://levelmod.webatu.com/misc/th2patch_v4prev2.7z
v4prev2: http://levelmod.webatu.com/misc/th2patch_v4prev2.7z
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Re: [THPS2][PC] Patching stuff WIP

Postby WhoElseButMe » Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:24 am

nice
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WhoElseButMe on Nov 26, 2009 wrote:It's that lack of respect amongst their peers and ignorance towards modding etiquette that keeps us who know this stuff well from spreading it like wild fire. We do still enjoy playing the game and if you need to cheat to play a game PLAY SOMETHING ELSE YOU DON'T SUCK AT.
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Re: [THPS2][PC] Patching stuff WIP

Postby Unn » Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:45 am

I have a 144hz screen, I could see if it works but
1. the game loads main menu just fine and in low res
2. crashes when loading a map
holy shit why are old games so complicated
i have that weird version from the thps download thread

edit: nevermind i didnt read the whole post
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Re: [THPS2][PC] Patching stuff WIP

Postby Demo » Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:14 am

Unn wrote:I have a 144hz screen, I could see if it works but
i have that weird version from the thps download thread

edit: nevermind i didnt read the whole post

Well I guess you can just get smaller exe, since all the files are there in finkl version it should work.
http://thmods.com/mods/THPS2%20Mods/thp ... _setup.zip
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Re: [THPS2][PC] Patching stuff WIP

Postby Unn » Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:53 pm

Aight
1. the game runs at 144 fps, ultra smooth
2. inputs in menus are very quick
3. objects like barrels in hangar are weird, they go off super fast if you kick them, same with glass
4. the character model feels really shakey for some reason
but yeah its all caused because of the high fps
everything else works just fine, very playable and everything

also vehicles like that cart in school 2 work fine
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Re: [THPS2][PC] Patching stuff WIP

Postby Demo » Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:21 pm

version 2, added options.ini. doesn't require to hang in background anymore.
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Re: [THPS2][PC] Patching stuff WIP

Postby _ENunn_ » Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:42 am

Works great! The only problem I have now is that border bug. Got a new computer a week or two ago and got th2 on it and now the border bug returned. Other than that, great job! Excellent work!

Edit: Oh for fucks sakes. Its not working anymore. Goes into low res and then high res then closes. :/
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Re: [THPS2][PC] Patching stuff WIP

Postby _ENunn_ » Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:08 pm

Bump. Not sure if anyone saw the edit above. It didn't really work too well with the Korean version. Everything 3d is huge and the game closes when I open a level.
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Re: [THPS2][PC] Patching stuff WIP

Postby Demo » Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:33 am

v1 comment:
didn't test on finkl and french exe, those probably won't work.
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Re: [THPS2][PC] Patching stuff WIP

Postby _ENunn_ » Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:39 am

Demo wrote:v1 comment:
didn't test on finkl and french exe, those probably won't work.


Well then again I tried running the original us version and it closed when it launched :/
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Re: [THPS2][PC] Patching stuff WIP

Postby Demo » Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:12 pm

_ENunn_ wrote:
Demo wrote:v1 comment:
didn't test on finkl and french exe, those probably won't work.


Well then again I tried running the original us version and it closed when it launched :/


read dicussion with bailey in the video's comments section, if that helps.
so the situation is it worked and then bam! doesnt work anymore?
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Re: [THPS2][PC] Patching stuff WIP

Postby _ENunn_ » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:33 pm

Demo wrote:so the situation is it worked and then bam! doesnt work anymore?


Yep. lol
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Re: [THPS2][PC] Patching stuff WIP

Postby Catar4x » Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:30 pm

Good job Demo!

I can run the v1 but the v2 is literraly unpossible!

V1/V2 difference (Windows 10) :
- V1 runs a new window and I choose THPS2 then Button (it works, i have the game with a fucked up fov)
- V2 auto-close when I try to launch it, i can't run the program in the background sadly (admin rights)

By the way, i just discovered that the french version is much more buggy on modern windows than the usa version.
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Re: [THPS2][PC] Patching stuff WIP

Postby Demo » Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:04 pm

does it work without patch? just in case.

you don't have to change anything on launch.bat since it's just a script to run game and patch at the same time. you'll have to apply admin rights on patch.exe and compativility on thawk2.exe if needed. in bat file try to reverse the lines so you launch patch first. it's just a text file, that you can edit.

the difference is due to v1 needed to reside in your memory, if you'd close it, aspect ratio would mess up. v2 patches stuff once at the launch and closes, so you only have your game running. settings are in options.ini.
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Re: [THPS2][PC] Patching stuff WIP

Postby Catar4x » Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:17 pm

Working without the patch yes.

That's the problem, i can run launch.bat as admin, but patch.exe : this is unpossible to apply admin rights to it by default, the option is not available.
That's probably why i can't use properly the patch v2.

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