MechWarrior 2/Mercs/GBL - View Distance Modifier

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MechWarrior 2/Mercs/GBL - View Distance Modifier

Post by Skyfaller » Sat May 24, 2008 10:56 pm

I've updated the patcher so it doesn't ask for the location of the NET.PRJ or MW2.PRJ if you place it in the same directory, allowing you to update the PRJ files quicker.

MMPD, would it be worthwhile to add it to the downloads section?

Here are recommended viewing distances for MW2:31st (non-Titanium):

JF1 - Silent Thunder - 4km?
JF3 - Mirror Cage - 2km
JF6 - Bouk Obelisk - < 2km
WC2 - Flame Tongue - 2500m
WC6 - Sable Flame - 1.5km
WC11 - Acquiline Fire - DropShip visible from too far, staying with 500m maintains difficulty
WC13 - Cold Crescent - Complete crash for anything above 500m
WC15 - Golden Spade - 4km

All other missions worked fine for me with a far clipping plane distance of 8km. For GBL, only one version made problems: Raid on Jeanette, the beautiful underwater mission. Try 1km.

Another thing that might help is to turn off explosion chunks for the problematic missions. I'd care about a note if that makes a difference.

(Skyfaller 04/12/2009 - Links to current tool versions:
FarPatcher.zip Generic Patcher
MW2:31stCC patch, DOS only)
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Re: MechWarrior 2/Mercs/GBL - View Distance Modifier

Post by Sir MMPD Radick » Sat May 24, 2008 11:32 pm

Done! Thanks!
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Re: MechWarrior 2/Mercs/GBL - View Distance Modifier

Post by Cyril » Thu May 29, 2008 10:49 pm

any suggestions for settings for the netmech maps?
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Re: MechWarrior 2/Mercs/GBL - View Distance Modifier

Post by Sir MMPD Radick » Thu May 29, 2008 10:55 pm

2-4k

8k works fine on most maps as long as your inside of the general map area.
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Re: MechWarrior 2/Mercs/GBL - View Distance Modifier

Post by Jerad Gray » Fri May 30, 2008 1:22 pm

Great work, titanium mercs short view distance was hours away from really pissing me off.
Nice to be about to set it back to what the original mercs was though, so thanks!

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Re: MechWarrior 2/Mercs/GBL - View Distance Modifier

Post by Skyfaller » Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:50 am

You're welcome, nice to see it's useful.
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Re: MechWarrior 2/Mercs/GBL - View Distance Modifier

Post by Cyril » Sun Jul 06, 2008 6:41 pm

I'm trying to get this to run, and i get a pop-up error saying

This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix the problem.


and when i run it in cmd i get

The system cannot execute the specified program.



i do have _farpatcher.exe in the same dir as net.prj and MW2.prj
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Re: MechWarrior 2/Mercs/GBL - View Distance Modifier

Post by Skyfaller » Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:17 pm

Sounds like a missing DLL.
The patcher requires Windows XP, possibly with SP2, at least.
Does that help?
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Re: MechWarrior 2/Mercs/GBL - View Distance Modifier

Post by Sir MMPD Radick » Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:14 am

I have a suspicion you need to recompile it with a non-student version of Visual Studio.... the error Cyril describes is the same one i get when I send other people my programs when compiled with my student pro version of VS. Cause I know for a fact Cyril has SP2 at least.
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Re: MechWarrior 2/Mercs/GBL - View Distance Modifier

Post by Cyril » Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:56 am

and on my old system,,where it worked, i had VS,,i dont have it on the new comp
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