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Tron 2.0 Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Apr 5, 2014.

  • by booman, Apr 5, 2014 at 2:12 PM
  • booman

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    Tron is probably the coolest idea for a game because of all the computer themes. I'm sure it was as fun to develop as it is to play! In Tron 2.0 you play as Jet in a all-too-well-known scenario fighting against the NCP and its minions. There are a lot of new weapons, upgrades, emails and permissions to use.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Tron 2.0 in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    There are a lot of steps to Tron 2.0 running in PlayOnLinux but its totally worth it. Patching and a widescreen mod are necessary for it to run on modern systems. So bare with me and you will be playing Tron 2.0 in no time. You will find there is only one strange and comical bug...

    Note: This guide applies to the Retail version of Tron 2.0. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained

    Mint 16 32-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.2
    Wine: 1.6.2

    Installing Wine

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.6.2
    Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging

    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 1.6.2 is installed and you can close this window

    Copying CD files

    My Retail copy has two CD-ROM's and we will have to copy all the data to a folder in order to do the installation. If you have the DVD or a downloaded version, skip this step.

    Create a new folder on the desktop
    Name it "Tron"
    Insert Disk 1
    Copy everything from Disk 1 to the "Tron" folder
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    Insert Disk 2
    Copy everything to the "Tron" folder
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    If you get a Merge or Overwrite error
    Check "Apply this action to all files"
    Click Merge
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    Same for the "Replace file..." warning
    Check "Apply this action to all files"
    Click Skip
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    Setup PlayOnLinux

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Click Next

    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name your virtual drive: tron
    Click Next
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    Select all three options:
    • Use another virtual drive
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries

    Click Next
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    Select Wine 1.6.2
    Click Next
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    Note: If you are running a 64-bit system, PlayOnLinux will prompt if you want to use a 64-bit or 32-bit virtual drive.
    Always select 32-bit virtual drive.

    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows Version: Windows 7
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "Emulate a virtual Desktop"
    Desktop size: 1024x768
    Click Ok
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    Installing PlayOnLinux Libraries

    Check the following libraries:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_vcrun6

    Click Next
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    Note: All libraries will automatically download and install

    Installing Tron 2.0

    Click "Select another file"
    Click Next

    Click Browse
    Navigate to the Tron folder on your desktop
    Select "SETUP.EXE"
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Click Next

    License Agreement...
    Click Yes

    Enter Username
    Enter Company Name
    Enter Serial Number

    Click Yes

    Click Next

    Click Next

    Installing
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    CRCerror
    If you see this error, just click "Ignore" because we don't care about the autorun.inf
    Click Ignore
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    Uncheck everything
    Click Next
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    Click Finish
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "Tron.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Tron
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back To PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine Version: 1.6.2
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    Display Tab
    Direct Draw Renderer: pengl
    Video Memory size: The amount of memory yourr video card has
    Offscreen rendering mode: fbo
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    Setting MSVCRT Library override

    Wine Tab
    Click Configure Wine
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    Click Libraries Tab
    Type: msvcrt
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    Click Add
    Click OK
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    Patching Tron 2.0

    Go to http://www.gamershell.com/download_4056.shtml
    Download Tron 2.0 v1.042 patch
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    When it says "Your download is ready, Please click here to download the file"
    click the link
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Click Save
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    Double-click the zip file on your desktop
    Use the Archive Manager to extract the zip file

    Note: Its a good idea to run Tron 2.0 at least once before installing the patch.
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    Navigate to your Desktop
    Click Extract
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    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    Miscellaneous Tab
    Select Tron
    Click "Run a .exe file in this virtual drive"
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    Navigate to your Desktop
    Select tron-update_v1x042c.exe
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Click Next

    License agreement
    Click Yes

    Installing

    Click Finish

    Tron 2.0 can be run at this point, just make sure not to load a previous save game. It will crash the game. Also make sure you have Disk1 in the drive too.

    Widescreen mod (Killer App Mod v1.1)

    Go To: http://www.moddb.com/mods/killer-app/downloads/tron-20-killer-app-mod-v11
    or
    http://www.gamefront.com/files/files/16168473/ka_mod_v1x1_setup.zip
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    Save ka_mod_v1x1.zip to your Desktop
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    Double-click ka_mod_v1x1.zip
    Open in Archive Manager
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    Navigate to your Desktop
    Click Extract
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    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    Miscellaneous Tab
    Select Tron
    Click "Run a .exe file in this virtual drive"
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    Navigate to your Desktop
    Select ka_mod_v1x1_setup.exe
    Click Open
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    Patch warning
    We already installed the patch
    Click No
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    Click Next

    Click Next

    License Agreement
    Check "I agree to the terms..."
    Click Next

    Select language
    Click Next

    Select your screen aspect ratio
    Select your screen resolution
    Click Next
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    Click Next

    Click Next

    Installing Progress

    Click Next

    Welcome
    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Start

    Patching Progress

    Click Next

    Click Exit

    !IMPORTANT!
    Wait a few minutes until the screen shows "The patching stage has been successfully completed"
    Do not Click Next until you see this confirmation
    Click Next
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    Click Finish
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    Important note: Do not change the resolution in game. This will undo the Killer Mod settings. Once Killer mod is set, your game will retail the resolution and aspect ratio.

    Conclusion:
    Tron 2.0 ran pretty well on my GeForce 550 Ti with a few stutters here and there, but totally playable. I did notice the mouse movement would also stutter a bit when turning, but didn't bother me so much.

    Also after installing the patch and KillMod you will need to start a new game. Otherwise continuing or loading will crash Tron.

    The most interesting bug is the broken limbs on the characters. I did some research and didn't find any way to fix it. Kind of ironic because it a little strange but kinda matches the surrealistic theme of the game.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016

Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. booman
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    Graphical Bug
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  2. Kladiator
    Looking at your screenshots, I thought this was a new(ish) game (I had never heard of it before), so I was surprised, after a little Google search, to find out that it was released in 2003!

    So thank for the guide, I am sure I will be able to find it on Amazon or E-bay for a few bucks.
  3. booman
    Is a pretty awesome game! I love all the computer techno-lingo and of course the high-contrast graphics!
    You can also level up your abilities and there is a clever inventory where you can equip abilities, armor and weapons.

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