Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Deadly Tower of Monsters


Last Updated:  November 6, 2016

What this mod does:
- Fixes shadows & lights (using Helix's LUA script)
- Fixes various UI elements with too much depth & places them at screen depth
- Fixes an issue causing the green shadow blob underneath the main character & some lighting effects to be misaligned.
- Fixes bloom & lens spotting effect
- Adds 2 convergence presets on the 'Caps Lock' key. (Before saving any convergence settings, set the depth-- see the Important Note below)
- Adds a low convergence preset on the 'X' key (use this for some cutscenes & for viewing the triangle video screens)
- Adds an auto-convergence feature when viewing the Teleport screen

Installation:
1)  Download this ZIP file and extract the contents into the directory "..\the_deadly_tower_of_monsters\Binaries\Win32\"
2)  In the directory"..\the_deadly_tower_of_monsters\Engine\Config\", open the file "BaseEngine.ini"
3)  Where it says "AllowNvidiaStereo3d=", change it to from False to True

**If using 3DTV Play**
4)  Move the 3 files inside the "3DTV Play- Helixmod" folder to the "shaderoverride/vertexshaders/" folder.  
5)  When prompted, overwrite the 3 files .

Important note: 
- When in-game, don't manually adjust the depth (separation). Doing so will cause the green shadow blob under the main character & other effects to become misaligned.  Instead:
  1. Decide what depth you want to play the game at-- 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% (default is 100%). If you want, you can cycle through the four separation presets in-game by pressing the backslash key. 
  2. To change the default depth setting, exit the game & open the Dx9Settings.ini file. 
  3. If, for example, you prefer 50% depth, scroll down to [PRES3]. Cut the line "UseByDef = true" and paste it under [PRES1].


Used DarkStarSword's "Viscera: Cleanup Detail" fix as a guide to fix the alignment issues in this game.

Also thanks to DHR for the assistance!

7 comments:

  1. Nice Work, BIG thanks 4everAwake !

    Ace Team's games are weird, I love Them !

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  2. very good game, i bought it thanks to this fix, i didn't know about this game :)

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  3. Hello
    Clone of the hero appears for a sec every time I make a shot or smash box. Can I remove it?
    I didn't change convergence manually.

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    1. Convergence can be adjusted manually. But depth (separation) can't be adjusted manually. But if you are seeing clones of the hero, just adjust the depth until the clone lines up with the hero. Also, I tested this fix with all graphics settings maxed out. Let me know if you still need help.

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  4. Hey 4everAwake, I'm getting the same clone issue described above, but it seems to only be happening using 3dtv play at 720p. 720p on my monitor seems ok. This is with settings maxed, at 100% depth (but I've also tried all the presets). Any ideas?

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    1. I apologize.. I have no clue how to troubleshoot 3dtv play issues. This game was fixed in almost the same way as Viscera Cleanup Detail. I wonder if the issue is present in that game as well?

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  5. No worries, it looks great other than that, and it's a short little diversion anyway. I'm just happy to have it mostly working. =)

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