LEGO Media Alternate Installers

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Just a quick announcement: I've released an update to both my Racers and LOCO tools, mainly porting some new changes from my LEGOLAND installer, but also performing various cleanup and small fixes. Noteworthy changes include

  • Inclusion of the 2001 PDF manual for both games, compiled into the installer so they are always present
  • Removal of a duplicate [Registry] section in LEGO LOCO that created a Racers related string. :oops: It will be removed if/when you uninstall the game, but this prevents that from happening completely. Sorry if this broke anyone Racers install.

I will be either updating my Island installer with these same changes next or do more work on the Stunt Rally installer. Both will be pretty easy; I just have to do a bit of research for SR (thanks Car CrazeXVI for documenting most of the registry strings!).

 

Also, if anyone has an original release of LOCO and this installer works for it (or not), please let me know. I try to support both releases, but I only have a 2001 rerelease, and there are internal differences (if you don't know what version you have, follow this tutorial. If it will not run that way, it's an 2001.)

 

EDIT: I also added LMS to the list of available alternate installers. Although I did initially create this to contain my installers, I have no issues putting the installers of others on here and making it a central hub for LEGO video game alternate installers . :)

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Hey, any chance there is a Lego island 2 alternate installer? I'm planning on putting it on a new computer. I remember the extremely long waiting times and heard its because of files being in put wrong places. So is there an installer that will do it correctly? Thanks! 

 

Never mind, I just realized my disk is scratched up beyond the laws of space and time,ugh,  why was I so stupid @ 4 years old all the time.

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Hey, any chance there is a Lego island 2 alternate installer? I'm planning on putting it on a new computer. I remember the extremely long waiting times and heard its because of files being in put wrong places. So is there an installer that will do it correctly? Thanks! 

 

Never mind, I just realized my disk is scratched up beyond the laws of space and time,ugh,  why was I so stupid @ 4 years old all the time.

 

  1.  No, because it works on modern computers and my main goal is to rewrite the ones that give people a hard time
  2. I have heard that too, but it has never been confirmed. If it is true, then nobody has figured out where everything goes yet.
  3. The files are also contained in BOD/BOB archives. If #2 were true and somebody knew where everything went, then I would get to use legomoe's BOD/BOB tools to extract them all and write a script to arrange everything, and while that would not be impossible, that would take a while to write.

Thanks for the question anyway!

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Hey, any chance there is a Lego island 2 alternate installer? I'm planning on putting it on a new computer. I remember the extremely long waiting times and heard its because of files being in put wrong places. So is there an installer that will do it correctly? Thanks! 

 

Never mind, I just realized my disk is scratched up beyond the laws of space and time,ugh,  why was I so stupid @ 4 years old all the time.

 

  1.  No, because it works on modern computers and my main goal is to rewrite the ones that give people a hard time
  2. I have heard that too, but it has never been confirmed. If it is true, then nobody has figured out where everything goes yet.
  3. The files are also contained in BOD/BOB archives. If #2 were true and somebody knew where everything went, then I would get to use legomoe's BOD/BOB tools to extract them all and write a script to arrange everything, and while that would not be impossible, that would take a while to write.

Thanks for the question anyway!

 

Does the game run with files unarchived? If so it would be easy enough to find out what is wrong.

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Does the game run with files unarchived? If so it would be easy enough to find out what is wrong.

 

http://www.rockraidersunited.org/topic/3887-li2-bodbob-tools/?p=76170

 

 


This is correct. If you leave LI2 running while you change some textures, when you go back to the game you'll see those new textures.


You're right. That's very interesting. I would have thought that the game would per-cache all textures when it loads a level, but I guess not

I've also figured out that the game will try and use as much content as it can from the extracted folders first, but if it can't find something, it looks in the archives. So you could conceivably just put your modified files in the folders, and leave the rest in the archives.

This should make distributing mods a cinch, since a mod author would only have to distribute the files they modify, and the end user could just extract them to their game directory.

 

Have fun, Sherlock. ;P

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O.k, I downloaded the one for LEGO LEGOLAND, It installed the game, it loads up, I click on play legoland in the main menu for the game, he it talks about the tutorial, but when I go to go into the actual game it stops working. Whats going on!! 

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O.k, I downloaded the one for LEGO LEGOLAND, It installed the game, it loads up, I click on play legoland in the main menu for the game, he it talks about the tutorial, but when I go to go into the actual game it stops working. Whats going on!! 

 

First off, welcome to RRU!

 

None of the alternate installers listed actually help the game run (any better). They all do exactly as the name implies: install it. Just the normal installers do not usually help the game run, neither do these. ;)

 

That being said, we can help you get your game running. I do not know what kind of computer you have, but on my Windows 8.1 laptop, LEGOLAND runs just fine by enabling Windows XP SP3 compatibility mode and running it as Administrator. If that doesn't work for you, you will need to make a thread in the LEGOLAND Support section with more details so we can help you further. :)

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