Lords of the Realm 2 (development)

Lords of the Realm 2 (development)

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Modified for Windows XP/Vista

  • XP/Vista installer.
  • XP/Vista windows executable.
  • Scales to use entire screen (Direct3D bilinear interpolation).
  • Eliminates black lines in cut-scenes.
  • Per-user save games (Vista friendly).
  • Fixes loading errors under XP/Vista.

Requirements

  • Windows XP or Vista.
  • DirectX 9c (Direct3D).
  • Lords of the Realm 2 CD set (not included):
    • English

TODO

  • Update and include the map editor (Siege Pack)

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Changes to the original game

XP/Vista Installer

  • New installer created to be XP/Vista friendly.
  • The installer will install the files normally included by a Sierra install plus Siege Pack install.
  • The Sierra L2WINFIX 1.03 update files are included and installed.
  • The Sierra L2SGPT23 update files are included and installed.

XP/Vista Executable

  • Modified version of the original Sierra Windows 95 executable.
  • Eliminate black lines in cut-scenes.
  • Upscale to full screen resolution while maintaining aspect ratio.
    • Dirext3D hardware accelerated bilinear interpolation.
    • On a widescreen monitor black bars are added left/right to maintain correct aspect ratio.
  • Store save games per user to work under Vista. Default APPDATA locations:
    • XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Sierra\Lords of the Realm 2
    • Vista: C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Sierra\Lords of the Realm 2

Common problems

Crashes during gameplay: If you find a repeatable crash, please post on the SquirtTheCat forum and include the steps to reproduce.

Change log

Test Release:

  • Initial XP/Vista release.
  • XP/Vista installer.
  • Fix CDROM location handling.
  • Fix not-enough-memory error under 64-bit Vista with >= 4GB RAM.
  • Support longer paths for installation directory.
  • Upscale video to use entire screen (Direct3D bilinear interpolation).
  • Store save games in user-specific APPDATA directory to work under Vista.