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Old 10-27-08, 12:05 PM   #157
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And, no I have never seen the actual windows of any of the players when trying these options in the game.
Can you hear the sound ?

Put this in your cutscene.ini:

c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe

(if your winXP isn't installed in C:, change it).

You should see a command prompt.

Btw, i think that we better should exchange IM addresses, to do not flood this thread even more with this problem.
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Old 11-15-08, 09:18 AM   #158
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Post Re: BloodRayne 2 FSAA Patch 1.5 + BR2 HD ACT1

Welcome to the public version 1.51 of the BloodRayne 2 FSAA Patch.



New in this version:

- A new fix for the cutscenes.




There is a new option called 'LockableBackBuffer', that might help to some users.

If this option does not solve your problems with the videos, follow this procedure:

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- Load the Configuration Tool (br2fsaaConfig), and go to the 'Cut Scene' tab.

- Click on "Install The NEW cutscene.dll"

- Select the external video player that you want to use to play the videos (I strongly recommend to use VLC).

- Select the path to your video player. The tool will try to find it. If you see a white text box, you must enter the path manually.

- Enter the params that your fav video players needs to start to play a video in fullscreen, and to exit after the playback.

- Click on "Test Configuration". You should see a video from the game.

- If you watched the video ok, click on "Write Configuration To Cutscene.ini"

- If you cannot make it work, click on "Restore The Original cutscene.dll"

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I have rewritten the cutscene.dll again, and i hope that this time, it will work in more systems.

I'm working in the textures of the ACT2. I'm looking for artists to help me with this work. Alone, i'll need 2y to finish the BR2 HD project (maybe more). It's a titanic task.

With some help, i could be working more time in the shaders of the game, to add new effects (or in a SSAA mode for the ATi cards).

Please join & contribute.
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Special thanks to the game developers & publishers (Terminal Reality & Majesco) for allowing me to release this patch.



Thank you very much & enjoy playing with Rayne !

http://www.coopdb.com/modules.php?name=BR2fsaa
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Old 12-18-08, 09:51 AM   #159
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Post Re: BloodRayne 2 FSAA Patch 1.51 + BR2 HD ACT1

How to try my work without the retail game

1 - Download the BR2 demo:
http://www.gamershell.com/download_7530.shtml
http://downloads.ugo.com/download.php?gameid=5620
http://www.fileshack.com/file.x?fid=5839
http://www.actiontrip.com/files/demos/bloodrayne2.phtml
2 - Download the HD Textures for the ACT1 from:
http://www.coopdb.com/modules.php?na...aa&op=Download
Click on "Download BloodRayne 2 HD ACT 1", and then download these files:
BloodRayne 2 HD ACT1 BASE - Part 1/2 - (200 MB)
BloodRayne 2 HD ACT1 BASE - Part 2/2 - (195 MB)

Unrar the files to your BR2 demo folder (usually: C:\Program Files\BloodRayne2 demo).
This will extract a file called 'HD0100.zip' to this folder.
3 - Download the last version of the patch (1.51 or higher):
http://www.coopdb.com/modules.php?na...aa&op=Download
Open the file with WinRAR. You'll see a folder called 'BR2 FSAA Patch 1.51'.
Enter to it, and select all the files. Extract them to your BR2 demo folder.
4 - Launch the game !


Optional:

To enjoy the maximum image quality (nVidia cards only):
Import my nHancer profile (BloodRayne2-SSAA.nhprofile), and edit the 'BloodRayne 2' profile.
Add 'C:\Program Files\BloodRayne2 demo\rayne2demo.exe' to the executables names.
You need to check 'Show Experimental Modes' in nHancer to unlock more AA modes.
Load the Configuration Tool of the patch (br2fsaaConfig.exe), and remember to check these options:
- Optimize Buffer Clear / Vertex Buffers / Video Memory.
- Enhanced Dynamic Shadows: 1024x1024 with FSAA / Optimize Dynamic Shadows.
- Enhanced Aura Vision: Full Screen Size / AA Fix: 3.
- Enhanced Dynamic Shadows: Full Screen size.
- Wave Pool: Reflection & Refraction & Bump Mapping (with Default Values).
- Water Transparency: Full Screen Size / Refraction & Bump (with Default Values).
- Blood Fields: Full Screen Size / Refraction & FX (with Default Values).
- Blood Pools: Full Screen Size / Refraction & FX (with Defualt Values).
- High Definition Textures: Enabled & 256MB.
- CPU: Number of Threads: (3 for Quad, 1 for Dual Core) / SSE3.
& Click on 'Save Config' before closing the tool.

By default, the patch only enables 4x AA, and the HD textures.

Enjoy & give me some feedback.
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Old 12-18-08, 10:25 AM   #160
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Can you get it to work with Gametap.
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Old 12-18-08, 10:41 AM   #161
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Can you get it to work with Gametap.
Maybe.

In the Steam version, you only need to copy the files of the patch to the: <Steam Base Folder>\steamapps\common\bloodrayne 2

PM me if you need help.
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Old 12-18-08, 11:33 AM   #162
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Well Gametap has a different file structure I think, heck I can't even find where they download the files do my drive.
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Old 12-18-08, 02:20 PM   #163
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Well Gametap has a different file structure I think, heck I can't even find where they download the files do my drive.
Try to search some big files with .POD extension: W32ART.POD, W32ENSND.POD, W32MODEL.POD, W32MUSND.POD, W32SET.POD, W32SOUND.POD, ... around 4GB total.

The executable of the game is called rayne2.exe or br2.exe

I'm trying to save some money to buy the new gfx card, but, if you cannot make it work, maybe i'll sign in the future, to investigate it myself.
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Old 01-04-09, 10:04 AM   #164
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Very important notice for the HD textures

In the classic BloodRayne 2 start menu, you MUST select:

Texture detail: High (slower) (VERY IMPORTANT)



If you do not select this, the patch won't be able to replace the textures of the game on the fly.

About the rest of options, and to avoid problems, remember to set:

Bump mapping: On (slower)
Dynamic shadows: On (slower)
Reflections: On (slower)

Also, if you use a custom resolution from the patch, i recommend to set "in this menu", the resolution to 640 x 480. Do not worry, the patch will force your selected resolution.

Hope this helps !
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Old 02-13-09, 01:51 PM   #165
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The True HD Skin is almost ready (Normal / HD):




The enhanced blood pools are finally finished (Default / Luminance / Luminance & Relief):



It looks really cool, and it runs faster.

I'm working in the CUDA support. In theory, the patch could render higher resolution perlin noise maps with the help of a 2nd GPU.

The HD textures of the ACT2 are at 50% +- (400 out of 800 textures done).

I'm suspending the works due to some other projects that need my full attention.

Sorry.
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Old 03-23-09, 06:34 PM   #166
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Nevermind the PM, I found your thread on it. Amazing work you're doing. Thanks for the effort.
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Nevermind the PM, I found your thread on it. Amazing work you're doing. Thanks for the effort.
OMG!!!! HE LIVES!!!!

Hey buddy, long time no post! Glad to see you're atleast lurking still.
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Old 04-30-09, 01:30 PM   #168
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Default Re: BloodRayne 2 FSAA Patch 1.51 + BR2 HD ACT1

Why Did I Create My BloodRayne 2 FSAA Patch ?

Some guys asked me why did i 'waste' my time with a game like BR2.

This is my answer (remember to click in view in HD):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60b7_FQKGao

You'll be lucky if you can enjoy so much a game like i did with BR2.

I recorded this vid for my personal enjoyment in May 2006. A year later, i created the patch.

Enjoy
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