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  1. The reason why your text is in english after enabling modernizer is that the rez file contains a updated CRES.DLL file which contains all the text in the game. New things were added to the ingame menus that required new strings to be made. You can edit the rez and remove CRES.DLL or use the multilingual mod which I believe replaces the modernizer CRES.DLL with the v1.3 one. This will result in missing text in the menus but your game will run in other languages. In most cases when running without modernizer you'll need to limit FPS down to 60 as well.
  2. Btw, here is a version of Modernizer with a updated Italian language file: NOLF_Modernizer_Italian_1006.rar (Updated translations by Gassosa, also contains translations of the new menu) Also German has been updated for modernizer: NOLF_Modernizer_German_1006.rar
  3. I suppose that the easiest way to use it would be backing up your original English sound.rez file from the Nolf2 base directory and replace it with this one. Otherwise you would have to run it as a mod and that would prevent you from running other mods/updates.
  4. Here are some of the most common reasons why Nolf1 fails to start. https://www.spawnsite.net/index.php?foresporsel=faq
  5. View File Nolf Custom map pack 2022 Custom Maps made by various community mappers This installer will automatically find your No One Lives Forever installation and put the needed rez file into your Custom folder. There will be no trace from the installer when installation is done. No uninstall function or registry key. To uninstall simply delete 2022_CUSTOM_MAP_PACK.REZ from your custom folder. Submitter Eliteone Submitted 07/11/2022 Category Mappacks  
  6. Version 2.0.2.2

    11 downloads

    Custom Maps made by various community mappers This installer will automatically find your No One Lives Forever installation and put the needed rez file into your Custom folder. There will be no trace from the installer when installation is done. No uninstall function or registry key. To uninstall simply delete 2022_CUSTOM_MAP_PACK.REZ from your custom folder.
  7. This mappack comes as a installer and also a rar file, it is up to you. Download here Featuring 8 brand new multiplayer maps: Deathmatch: Heavy Weapons ( by Legbat) Worlds Apart (by Legbat) Cargoship (by Black Cat) Termination Station (by Legbat) Corridors 2021 (by Spawn) Harm vs Unity: Hell on Earth revisited (by Legbat) Highrise Sniper (by Legbat) Worlds Apart (by Legbat) Alien World (by Legbat) Corridors 2021 (by Spawn) This map pack also contains all maps released in previous versions of the Nolf1 map packs. All textures that previously replaced textures from the original game is now removed from the mappack and levels that previously didn't have a load image now has one.
  8. Spawn

    Nolf Revival

    Around 21.00 GMT / 5pm EST in the weekends or just announce that you wanna play in discord, someone usually shows up. These are the 3 Nolf discord servers I know of: https://discord.gg/GHQrGqrZ <-- UnityHQ.net https://discord.gg/KcS65Jw8 <-- Spawnsite.net https://discord.gg/dxA3bUYu <-- Nolf Speedrunning community
  9. Spawn

    Nolf Revival

    Nice! Did you make other maps too? Here's a referense to your Volcanis map https://www.spawnsite.net/index.php?foresporsel=mapdatabase&&delt=325 You should join us and play online
  10. Spawn

    Nolf Revival

    That version works alright. The main difference in this version is that it has a modified version of Nolf.exe that will load a widescreen patch Named WidescreenGOTY. You may want to break the link there and remove/rename the file WidescreenGOTY.rez located in the game folder and use only Nolf1 Modernizer 1.006 instead. This is the most used version for playing online as well. Nolf.exe and Lithtech.exe should run with administrator privileges, this is usually why the game fails to save changes in keybinds.
  11. This update has a new master server, so it won't show up on qtracker. You also need to forward the port you're using and also the next port after that. So if you use port 27888, you will need to forward 27888 and 27889.
  12. I decided to run a couple of Nolf2 dedicated servers and this lead into a little tutorial about how it can be setup easily for anyone, even with limited knowledge of linux. Figured I'd post it here as well Linux distro used: Linux Mint 20.3 Cinnamon v5.2.7 Linux Kernel: 5.4.0-107-generic Winetricks version: 20220411 Wine version: 7.0 1) Install Wine Wine is an open-source compatibility layer that allows you to run Windows applications on Unix-like operating systems such as Linux. I will be installing the latest stable version from winehq.org in this setup. Open up a terminal If your system is 64 bit, enable 32 bit architecture: sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 Download and add the repository key: wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key sudo mv winehq.key /usr/share/keyrings/winehq-archive.key Add the repository: wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/dists/focal/winehq-focal.sources sudo mv winehq-focal.sources /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ Update packages: sudo apt update sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable 2) Install Winetricks The normal install is either through the software manager or command line: sudo apt-get install winetricks Update it: sudo winetricks --self-update 3) Setup a wine Prefix for Nolf2 Just to explain this concept so that people who aren't used to dealing with this will understand how it works, a few programs such as NOLFSrv.exe for Nolf1 will run out of the box without any extra dependencies. Other software like Nolf2Srv.exe needs extra windows components in order to function. I have my custom wine prefixes (also refered to as wine bottles) in a directory named Wine in my user's home directory. Each program should have its own prefix, unless they are somewhat related and runs with the same dependencies. So in a nutshell: Here are 3 examples who have their own separate registry, dll files, "C:\ drive" and other windows components. This is where Winetricks becomes relevant. You use this program to choose what extra components the program needs to function. Let's create a wine prefix for Nolf2 From this point forward, you won't need sudo rights to configure the rest. This means that you can create a user with limited privileges who will run the game server. Nolf2 is a win32 application, so we specify that with WINEARCH=win32, we also want to create the wine prefix, and last we put in the wine command that will create this prefix. I also prefer short names on folders when dealing with terminal, less to write and less problems with spaces. So I'll name my prefix folder nolf2 rather than No-One-Lives-Forever-A-Spy-In-Harms-Way. WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/Wine/nolf2 winecfg (~ is short for /home/<your username>) After running this command, this window will eventually appear: I'll choose Windows 7 here because I am not sure how the 2015 C++ redistributables will react to for example Windows XP. You can then close the window. To make Nolf2Srv run in wine, you'll need a couple of dependencies Back in your terminal change the last word to winetricks WINEPREFIX=~/Wine/nolf2 winetricks This window will magically appear Select the default wine prefix And choose to install a windows dll or component vb6run - should take care of the original code for the game[/td][/tr] vcrun2015 - or newer should work just fine for the modernizer code vcrun6 - I suspect that I needed this in order to pass arguments to NOLF2Srv Install these and most likely ignore a lot of errors, if they don't install all at once, try installing them one by one. When you're back to the main windows in winetricks, you click cancel to exit. Tada, the prefix is ready! 4) Copy over Nolf2 When you go into Wine --> nolf2 (your wineprefix) you will find a bunch of newly created stuff This folder named drive_c is now your C:\ drive In there you will also find some familiar windows component that has a minimum of what Nolf2Srv needs to function This is where I make another folder named nolf2, and copy the game (in preinstalled form) into it. To finally test if the whole thing even runs, type this into your terminal WINEPREFIX=~/Wine/nolf2 wine ~/Wine/nolf2/drive_c/nolf2/nolf2srv.exe If everything works, you should see this, you may or may not be able to choose a profile to load. I could never get the dropdown menu for profiles show up in linux. ERROR - Unable to load resources simply means that it cannot find your profiles. To load the server with a flag/argument you will need to alter the command slightly WINEPREFIX=~/Wine/nolf2 wine start /unix ~/Wine/nolf2/drive_c/nolf2/nolf2srv.exe -profile spawn This will load a profile named spawn, just replace this name with your own profile name. 5) Create a new profile NOTE: Make sure that lithtech.exe runs with admin privledges In order for the profile to work with modernizer v1.4M, it is a good idea to create a new profile from scratch, select: Create a new profile and type in a profile name, hit ok and back Next step is to start a new server by clicking Multiplayer (internet), then select the game type you want to host. Select Host, and this screen appears Click Campaign and create a new campaign The name here can be anything, this is not the one you pass on to the server later Next up is map selection, this explains itself pretty well. Next you should set a network port and forward this port and the next one in your firewall. In this case port:27892 and port:27893 Make sure Dedicated Server is set to Yes and finally click Launch This will create everything you need in your game folder in order to run dedicated with the stand alone NOLF2Srv.exe 6) Copy profile over to the linux server Open your Profiles folder on the computer you used to configure your game server and copy your <profile.txt> and the folder with the same name over to the Profiles folder on the server. Also make sure that your DMMissions.txt and DDMissions.txt from the game folder are the same as the ones you have on the computer where you configured the game server. Let's start this thing: WINEPREFIX=~/Wine/nolf2 wine start /unix ~/Wine/nolf2/drive_c/nolf2/nolf2srv.exe -profile spawn If the Running time counter starts to run, it should work ? 7) Keep it alive Nolf2 servers tend to crash from time to time, so a auto restart function could be a good idea. My initial plan was to have Crontab running a check every minute to see if the server was alive or not, but Wine doesn't seem to be friends with Crontab. This is why I ended up creating a launcher that starts the server + a script that will guard it. First of all, you would want to shut down any display of error messages after a crash, this will prevent the script from restarting Nolf2srv.exe. Launch Winetricks: WINEPREFIX=~/Wine/nolf2 winetricks Select the default wineprefix This time choose "Change settings" Then disable the crash dialog by selecting nocrashdialog Open up your favorite text editor and copy/paste this: #!/bin/bash while : do (/bin/ps aux | /bin/grep -v 'grep' | /bin/grep 'nolf2srv' 2>&1 >/dev/null || WINEPREFIX=~/Wine/nolf2 wine start /unix ~/Wine/nolf2/drive_c/nolf2/nolf2srv.exe -profile spawn) sleep 60 done You'll need to change profile and path to your likings. This little script will search for the process nolf2srv and execute the start server command if the process doesn't exist. This function is packed into a while loop that will run every 60 seconds and will go on forever. I saved it as nolf2dm.sh in my Wine folder and made it executable. chmod +x ~/Wine/nolf2dm.sh or go into the file's properties -> Permissions and check Executable : Allow executing file as program You can now start the server and script by command sh ~/Wine/nolf2dm.sh If you prefer a clickable button on your desktop, this can be done by right clicking the desktop and creating a new launcher with the command: /home/<your username>/Wine/nolf2dm.sh The launcher needs full path, ~ won't work here. That should be it
  13. The viewer also support DDS which is the newer replacement for DTX for games such as F.E.A.R.. The best way in my opinion is to mass import TGA or PCX files directly into DEDIT. Dedit versions from 2.1 -> Jupiter can read the same DTX version. (DTX from Lithtech 1.0 -> 1.5 is a older unsupported format for nolf)
  14. Good to hear that you got it working.. We also play online every Saturday (and sometimes Sunday) at 3pm EST / 21.00 GMT (ish)
  15. Spawn

    HEEEELP!!

    Where did you put the downloaded map pack? in Custom/Resources/? It is not a mod, so never put those in custom/mods
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