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  3. Check out your Lego Racers installation folder. It ought to have a bunch of weird files in the directory, like cannon.tun, introcmp.avi, Lego.JAM, and of course the actual game executable LegoRacers.exe . It should also have a folder called Save, which is where the game saves this kind of thing. Merge the downloaded Save folder with the Save folder in the LR directory, and that's it!
  4. Hello, I am new to this. I downloaded that second save file (without all the cars) so I can get VV. It appears to be a folder with individual folders labeled 1-15 and they're all empty. How does that work?
  5. aidenpons

    Rock Raiders has hotkeys, apparently

    While poking this, I discovered - Hotkeys can use 0-9, A-Z , and + - There are probably more keys that can be used - would be surprised if the spacebar couldn't be hooked up as a hotkey - but those are the ones that LRR uses and it uses them fine. - Hotkeys are not case-sensitive. F2 + Shift + A results in the same as F2 + A - There are only hotkey items for things on the item list menu on the right side. So things like Teleport Rock Raider to Planet (M), Open Large Vehicle Menu (A), Build Power Path (P), Teleport Hover Scout (2, for some reason), Upgrade Engine (E), Get Driver (D), Teleport Vehicle to the LMS Explorer (also D), Build Tool Store (9 for some reason), Build Support Station (1 for some other reason??), etc. Things that don't have hotkeys - and don't seem to be able to get them - include Action Stations, Open Radar, Go To Notification, Cycle Buildings, anything in the Priorities menu. - Hotkeys for things that don't exist (Eject Ore, Load Minifigure), didn't seem to work - Back has a hotkey (B), but I couldn't ever get it to work LRR also has some keys that do things regardless of this - like Esc for opening the menu. There are three others like this: P also opens the Pause menu, - zooms out, and = zooms in. (Also arrow keys for rotating the camera, now I think about it. I wonder if those can be bound). Any hotkey bound to any of these will also bring this up: so F2 + P when selecting an empty tile will build a Power Path as per hotkey P, but will also pause the game. - is bound to some vehicles and teleporting them in via this will indeed teleport them in but also zoom the camera out a bit. Overall the LRR hotkeys aren't cohesive enough to actually use a lot of them (the vehicle and building hotkeys are incomprehensible and a lot of handy things are bound to P and thus will also pause the game), but it's shocking to find them in plain sight and easily moddable. I'll probably make a Cafeteria patch to make them actually sensible. I wonder if Cyrem magic can do something about that F2...
  6. In the Lego.cfg file there has always been a very confusing reference to keys. They did not appear to do anything. The only game-interaction hotkeys ever appearing were in Rock Raiders' debug mode. Recently, a document was unearthed about Rock Raiders hotkeys. To make a long story short: 1. To use hotkeys you have to hold F2 and click the selected hotkey 2. Hotkeys are rebindable in the Lego.cfg file in the "InterfaceImages" section. The last entry of each row refers to a key. search "KEY_M" for an example. Now that's a 20-year old secret hiding in plain sight! Edit: Also worth mentioning that in Eye View, Z and X makes your character strafe, which I learned fairly recently myself
  7. Drewsko199

    Veronica Voltage vs Holley Shiftwell

    Honestly just the fact you're comparing a human/minifig character who has to drive a car versus a character that's literally a living car means that the question of who has the advantage as a racer is very biased towards the latter.
  8. mumboking

    Tutorial: Make Player Car Use AI Physics (post-race)

    Exactly where you said it is. At offset 0x34EBD.
  9. mumboking

    Lost Lego Batman Short

    37.5KB... Yep, no videos in there.
  10. ExoRaider

    Lost Lego Batman Short

    Unfortunately I'm pretty sure the swf is only for the video player, not the actual videos. I never really used flash though so I might be wrong.
  11. Zeb

    Lost Lego Batman Short

    It might be possible to use a SWF decompiler to extract the video from https://web.archive.org/web/20131127224619/http://dcnation.kidswb.com/page/mcdonalds/lego/videos.swf, if it's stored in that file.
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  13. LegoWorld

    Tutorial: Make Player Car Use AI Physics (post-race)

    Where can I find the offset 0x34EBD in the hex editor?
  14. Hi there, I was attempting to scale the fonts in Bioncle Heroes up 4x but I've run into a problem. I tested upscaling the font dds (franklin.dds) by 2x and the values in the corrisponding franklin.qfn file by 2x as well (so characters would have the correct coordinates and size relative to the upscaled dds). This however causes the characters to be scaled (in-game) vertically, but not horizontally according to the aspect ratio of the character. Original: Upscaled: Any ideas as to what I've done wrong? also, if anyone wants the qfn file format, here's what I could determine: QFN: Header Position array Character array Header, byte[0x50]: Unknown, byte[8] File size (+ 0x10???), uint32 Position array count, uint32 Character array count, uint32 Font height, float Font base, float Space width, float Unknown, byte[20] Position array offset, uint32 Character array offset, uint32 Unknown, byte[20] Position array: Position[Position array count] Character array: Character[Character array count] Position: X, float Y, float Width(in dds), float Character Character, wchar Position array index, short
  15. Cyberbrickmaster86

    LEGO Alpha Team - Windows 10 Setup Guide

    What I mean is, the game still displays in a window with black outside. Increasing the resolution doesn't fill up the monitor screen, it scales the window beyond the monitor's boundaries while still set like a window display. I don't know if this is an issue because of my new computer or that I've hooked it up to the TV, but with my previous laptop I didn't have these issues from my understanding.
  16. antrad

    Lego Rock Raiders - Freezing On Startup

    The wording here is confusing, so I am not sure what you were trying to say. For me it was impossible to play Rock Raiders on both Windows XP on my old computer and on Windows 7 on my current computer without the Masterpiece Edition executable no matter what I tried. As far as I'm concerned, if the game doesn't start, it is first thing to try before doing anything else.
  17. Edwin

    Slimey Smarts: A Rock Raiders Animation

    Very Impressive, Isaac! I think it was oddly atmospheric, probably because of the sounds. It's so cool how such a simple game can still inspire fans to make creative stuff like this 20 years after it was released. Keep it up!
  18. It's been over a year now, but I've made some progress on this for my own setup, for whatever that's worth. I'm on Wine, but I think this should work for normal Windows installations, too. For me, Cyrem was on the right track about the Indeo 5 codec not being installed — it's just that the "Basic K-Lite codec pack" they recommended didn't work for me either. Instead, I figured out the instructions below. For anyone trawling through old posts to try to fix this issue, here's the crash error message I was encountering every time a video would try to play (whether on game startup, winning/losing a race, or when viewing a boss intro video): Runtime Error! Program: [path]/LEGO Stunt Rally/_msr.exe abnormal program termination For Windows Vista and above, this codec are actually already built into the OS, it's just that the DLL containing the codec isn't registered by default. To register the DLL containing the codec, type or copy/paste each of the lines below (minus the "C:/> " portion) into an elevated (Administrator) command prompt. PowerShell works, too. (only enter the first line if on a 64-bit system, otherwise skip to the second command) C:/> cd C:\Windows\SysWOW64 C:/> regsvr32 ir50_32.dll If you need to unregister the DLL containing codec for any reason, you can enter the following commands: (only enter the first line if on a 64-bit system, otherwise skip to the second command) C:/> cd C:\Windows\SysWOW64 C:/> regsvr32 /u ir50_32.dll For Windows XP and below (useful for when using a VM or Wine), you'll need to install the codec from free-codecs.com and use the "typical" install option. I know the website name sounds sketchy as hell, but apparently it's a semi-official repository for this codec? Regardless, it's the only one that really worked for me, and it didn't install any crapware — just the intended codec. I tried other installers from other sites, but they kept getting stuck on the "searching for Netscape installations" (lol). So take that as you will. I also ended up using the alternate installer that someone created to work on more modern systems (works on XP and above), but I don't think that had much to do with my success here. This also automatically adds shortcuts that don't require the CD, if that interests you at all. If you do opt to use this installer, know that there's a minor bug that can make it fail to copy "dsetup.dll" from the install media to the application folder on the hard drive. After doing the above, I was able to launch the game without needing to use /NOINTROVIDEO — since the game no longer crashes when trying to play a video.
  19. Chinwonder2

    Lego Rock Raiders - Freezing On Startup

    OK, I think I've got it! All I've done is added the following parameters to the desktop shortcut (to imitate the 'Standard' shortcut the game defaults to), -reduceanimation -reduceflics -reduceimages -fpslock . So basically, no videos/cutscene animations run at all, so that fixed the success screen crash. And I've tested it on a few of the starting levels and I've not experienced any crashes, I've even tried to load up Baz's Mod which starts up ok (haven't completed the first level yet to see if it's crash-free. ALso, I've managed to get the in-game music to play using the fix uploaded here: https://www.rockraidersunited.com/guides/lrr-music-without-cd-fix-r11/ So all swings and roundabouts from here hopefully haha, thank you all so much for your help, I really appreciate it. One last question, is there anything that could be done to make the playing window a little bigger, I know that fullscreen doesn't work well at all, but it's difficult for me to concentrate on such a small window for up to hours on end, especially with Baz's mod. Any tips? Thanks. -Chin
  20. I've been working for a couple of weeks on a animation made in blender about Slimey Slugs. I present to you... Slimey Smarts. If you want to chat, comment or talk to me on the RRU or MM discord. My profile name @B1er0l14m.
  21. aidenpons

    Lego Rock Raiders - Freezing On Startup

    This is definitely not a problem as I've ran LRR with all sorts of cables and it still works I think the issue is the contents of your Data\AVI folder, which I know you cleaned out. Can you send a screenshot of that? If you nuked the whole folder then the file Capt.flh will be missing, which is needed for the final Score animation. I could definitely see LRR crashing if it can't find the file. I know in order to get LRR to start you needed to remove some stuff, but you'll only need to delete the .avi files: all of the .flh files are main menu animations, which never have an issue. As more of a sidenote, using the command line parameter -reduceflics should force the game to not play them, which may or may not help - I'm not sure how it interacts with the files not being there. This shouldn't be needed. As for the Wad Recycler, double-click WADRecycler.exe to open it first, then drag-and-drop a .wad file from Windows Explorer into the window that popped up and belongs to WADRecycler. (I'd send a gif but not sure how to record properly). It can take a while (LegoRR0.wad can take about twenty seconds on my machine sometimes) and it might freeze as it does so, but it should definitely work. If you can't get that to work at all then Wad Tool is also an option, albeit a much more complicated one to use. As for the CE topic, it's vanished into the ether. It'll probably vanish out of the ether and into this world, but for the moment it's not around. In any case, Community Edition and the WAD modding won't get around the hard, reproducible crashes like the loading stuff you've described: they can only help out with the gameplay further down the line.
  22. Chinwonder2

    Lego Rock Raiders - Freezing On Startup

    Hmm, I can't seem to pass the Mission Success screen, the game just crashes to the Desktop. The ONLY thing I can possibly think of is that I'm now using HDMI for my output and previously I was using VGA. Is that a possibility and if so, how could one emulate that, as I don't have my old VGA or a spare monitor? Also, I tried that WAD Recycler and when I drag the .WAD file, it just keeps asking me to drag and drop the file. Also again, I can't find a download for the Community Edition. -Chin
  23. aidenpons

    Lego Rock Raiders - Freezing On Startup

    Ah, of course you wouldn't, yeah - it's hiding in LegoRR1.wad. Use Wad Recycler to open them (drag-n-drop). LegoRR1.wad should contain Lego.cfg (open with Notepad or better, I prefer Notepad++) which should up the very top have a value called TextureUsage. Throw on a couple of zeroes to that number - if it doesn't have them already, original value is 3145728 . Increasing that will help a little but I'm not too sure on the specifics. Save Lego.cfg and then drag the folder LegoRR1 onto Wad Recycler to recompile the .wad file. It's all hit-or-miss from here some people report CE fixing all their crash issues, some report CE increasing crashes to the level of unplayability, so who knows: you've got to be willing to experiment. At least it's running now! P.S. Thanks a lot for the screenshots and videos, they're really helpful in ascertaining what's going on!
  24. Chinwonder2

    Lego Rock Raiders - Freezing On Startup

    Hmm, I'm not seeing a file by the name of "Lego.cfg" in my installation folder. I'll give that community edition a try and also forcing Direct 3D Hal. -Chin
  25. aidenpons

    Lego Rock Raiders - Freezing On Startup

    Yep, that's LRR Well, it's usually more stable than that, but unlike the loading freeze, there's no easy fix for that though. I wonder.... If you take off the -best and -window command line parameters from your LegoRR.exe shortcut - so it's got none - when you run it a little pre-running box with some options will pop up. There are (usually) two graphical display drivers: something along the lines of Direct 3D Hal and RGB Emulation. Direct 3D Hal is usually known to work when RGB Emulation has literally never worked for anyone in the history of RRU so perhaps LRR is autoselecting the latter one, which could explain the insanely terrible crash rate: in which case you'll need to select Direct 3D Hal. Or nothing might change There are a couple of mod fixes - jacking up TextureUsage in Lego.cfg helps prevent silliness, and Community Edition has some crash fixes, but I've never known a reliable setup to get a crash-free experience. I do think it's mostly LRR LR1 from about the same time runs almost flawlessly on Win10 after turning off the cutscenes and you have a 50% chance of needing to specify -alphatrans , but from there, it's absolutely perfect. Alpha Team and Lego Island 1 require finagling to get to work but from there work pretty flawlessly. LRR and Lego Creator have... unique issues, though
  26. Cyberbrickmaster86

    Run LEGO Rock Raiders with dgVoodoo

    The alternative installer is missing the files CLGen.dat and CLGen.exe, preventing me from running the game. I had to hunt down these files on archive.org just to get it properly working, because the installation on the CDrom doesn't work as of recently. It just freezes while claiming to be finishing installing when I only just start the process. At least I've found a work around for this, but I do suggest adding these files into the alternate installer if I'm not alone on having difficulty running the game.
  27. Chinwonder2

    Lego Rock Raiders - Freezing On Startup

    Hmm well it does load the levels but it’s quite unstable. I’ve had it crash numerous times, once on the title screen, once when starring the first level ‘Driller Night’ and once whilst completing the level. Since I’ve deleted the AVI folder and used that modded WAD file, the are no cut scenes at all, not even the company logos during start up. And interestingly enough, Baz’s mod appears to load up and start the first level ok, but I haven’t tried to complete it yet. It’s so strange, my Windows 10 laptop if I remember correctly, works 100%... Damn these old games haha.
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