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    • Cyrem
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    This guide is more or less a re-write of many posts of this method that are scattered around the forum with updated links and pictures to make it easier to follow.

    First and foremost there is sometimes confusion between dgVoodoo and Cafeteria. These are significantly different and perform entirely different things. dgVoodoo is an graphics API wrapper (or “converter”) for DirectDraw & Direct3D (Part of DirectX 6 - a graphics API developed by Microsoft). Most modern graphics cards are not compatible with games utilising old versions of DirectX, Rock Raiders is one of them. Cafeteria on the other hand is a Mod Launcher that allows easy installation of game resource modifications for LEGO Rock Raiders. It also has the ability to force LEGO Rock Raiders to run in resolutions higher than 640x480. You can use both of these together for optimal graphics improvements. in summary - dgVoodoo is what makes it possible to run LEGO Rock Raiders on modern graphics cards, not Cafeteria. Cafeteria is merely a toolkit to make an already working game even better.

    Secondly, Microsoft has updated Windows Vista through to Windows 10 with patches that remove SafeDisc and SecureRom support from those systems. This is a problem if you own a copy of LEGO Rock Raiders that is copy-protected. If you own the copy-protected version of LEGO Rock Raiders (some of the re-releases did not have copy protection) you'll probably find the game will not run at all. Following this guide will also correct this issue as well.

    Now that we know what dgVoodoo is and we know about the SafeDisc issue, lets begin.

    Guide
    While setting this up is really a piece of cake and requires barely any steps, people still can still get it wrong, so please follow the steps below. If you get stuck, try it again. If you're still stuck, reply to this topic.

    PREPARATION
    Before you begin, you will need to download some files. Please note that some Antivirus software may complain that dgVoodoo contains a virus. This is a false positive, it is a clean file. Download the files in the list below.

    1. LRR Masterpiece Editon Executable - Download
    2. D3DRM - Download
    3. dgVoodoo 2.55.4 - Download
      Note: dgVoodoo 2.53 is also compatible with LEGO Rock Raiders, download this version if you have issues with the latest version above.

     

    STEP 1
    If you haven't already, install LEGO Rock Raiders. If the installer isn't working, try the Alternative Installer. Once this is done, navigate to the Rock Raider's installation directory (usually its: C:\Program Files (x86)\LEGO Media\Games\Rock Raiders ) and extract the contents of the "LRR Masterpiece Edition" zip file you downloaded just earlier into your installation folder, overwriting the original files. This folder then should look similar to this:

     

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    STEP 3
    Next, from the D3DRM archive you downloaded before extract the D3DRM DLL File into the install folder.

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    After that, open the dgVoodoo archive you also downloaded. You will need to extract: dgVoodooCpl.exe and the contents of the MS folder into your installation directory.

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    STEP 4
    You're almost done. We'll now configure dgVoodoo, so double click dgVoodooCpl.exe to start the configuration program. Ensure that you are running the program in Administrator Mode (Right Click > Run as Administrator) or changes may not be saved. When it starts, look at the "Config Folder" path, if it is not the same path as your Rock Raiders install folder, click the ".\" button on the right. Next click the "DirectX" tab. You may want to play with some settings in here, however for this guide we'll just do the important ones. Change the "Resolution" to the same resolution that you are currently using (e.g 1920 x 1080 is common) and uncheck the "dgVoodoo Watermark".  Finally click apply.

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    STEP 5
    Congratulations, you're set! There's one thing left to do and it's very important. You need to start the game from LegoRR.exe. Afterwards a window will appear, and if you've set it up correctly it will display the driver as "dgVoodoo DirectX Wrapper (display)".

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    STEP 6 (OPTIONAL)
    While the game will now run, you will notice an absence of music. Typically, Rock Raiders plays music from the disc. However I have a fix to restore the game music into the game without the disc. If you would like to do this, follow this short guide.

     

    I hope this guide has helped you get your copy of LEGO Rock Raiders to work. Be sure to reply below if it worked for you or if you're having any troubles. Don't forget that if you do get it running, check out some of the great mods for the game around the community.

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I followed the instcructions as best I could, the game starts, but it's horrible looking black and white. Maybe it's my GPU? I have an AMD RX 5700 GPU and running Windows 10 with the lastest GPU drivers.

 

Update: I have done some more testing and the game environment seems to render normally, but the menus are all messed up black and whitish and completely unreadable, and the lego people are black with no texture. The game runs at a normal FPS and is somewhat playable, but it's very inconvenient to not be able to read the menus.

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Cyberbrickmaster86

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I works on my new computer with this setup. There's just one little problem. How do I get the FMVs to run in-game, since the masterpiece edition exe doesn't correspond with the CDrom installation?

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On 8/16/2020 at 1:48 AM, Cyberbrickmaster86 said:

I works on my new computer with this setup. There's just one little problem. How do I get the FMVs to run in-game, since the masterpiece edition exe doesn't correspond with the CDrom installation?

 

Just copy the Data folder from the CD to the game installation folder.

 

But I used Masterpiece Edition exe and didn't need to do that, video played from CD normally, even the music.

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On 8/24/2020 at 11:24 PM, antrad said:

 

Just copy the Data folder from the CD to the game installation folder.

 

But I used Masterpiece Edition exe and didn't need to do that, video played from CD normally, even the music.

Thank you so much! It didn't work at first, but then I set the compatibility of the executable to Windows XP service pack 2 and have it run as administrator and now I have FMVs again. Also this time, I'm using the CDrom ripped onto my computer as an ISO image file in case you needed to know.

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Did anyone figure out a solution to the "DirectX6 not installed" issue? I am running it on a laptop, have all the .dll files and have tried using dgVoodoo 2.53 and 2.55. I have tried installing DirectX6 directly on my laptop, but it doesn't seem to install right, although I could easily be messing that part up.

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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.

 

 

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