I was just checking LucasForums and someone figured out you can force the game to run in easy mode, and it actually fully works. All the unique dialogue in easy mode is voice acted, and the new graphics (a new shirt, not sure if there's other unique items too) is in highres. I guess they were planning to support easy mode but removed it for some reason.
If anyone wants to play easy mode, here's instructions for activating it:
- Use this utility for extracting monkey2.000 and monkey2.001 from the monkey2.pak file
- Use this for patching monkey2.000 and monkey2.001 which will force the game to start in Easy mode
-Copy the new monkey2.000 and monkey2.001 into steamapps\common\monkey2\classic\en
-Start a new game in Monkey Island 2 and it should be in easy mode. To confirm this, go to the bar and ask for a job. He should give it to you immediately.
By the way, I have been trying to do some work to combine some of the audio tracks in the game to make a full soundtrack of it. Here's one example: http://www.tzarsectus.com/monkey2/woodtick.ogg
- Does that sound good? Anyone want me to do the same with the other tracks in the game?