User Error v1.1a - Parts 1 and 2 Released

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User Error v1.1a - Parts 1 and 2 Released

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Q: What is User Error?

A: User Error is a Single Player expansion for the PC version of TRON 2.0 in the form of a mod, that was originally released seven years ago. It featured 5 levels created by Meatsack. Meatsack teamed up with LDSO to create 11 additional levels for the expansion, bringing the total to 16 (including cutscenes). The most recent version of User Error has released the original 5 and additional 11 levels as two separate parts, now known as User Error 1 and User Error 2.

The story of User Error is about a character named Jeremy Powers who works at fCon, shortly after their takeover of ENCOM. Jeremy is having financial troubles, and decides to use his position at fCon to do some espionage in order to make enough money to pay off his debts. A former Russian agent named Karl offers to reward him handsomely if he will risk entering the computer by being digitized, and retrieve the fragments of a top secret file. Gathering all the fragments proves much more difficult than Jeremy originally thought, as his continuing adventures in the new additional levels demonstrates.

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Q: What's changed in these updated missions?

A: Although the previous version with combined parts was released as "RC2", it is now considered v1.0.

Here are some of the more important changes you can expect in v1.1 of Parts 1 and 2.
  • CHANGED - User Error now self-installs. No more need for REZ Handler.
  • CHANGED - The installer will check online to see if a newer version of User Error is available. This way, people who end up downloading this version will find out if a newer one becomes available at a later date.
  • CHANGED - Supports widescreen fully now, when used together with the Killer App Mod.
  • CHANGED - You'll see a new animation on the Main Menu when User Error is active, as a bonus if Killer App is installed.
  • CHANGED - If you have Killer App installed: Jeremy's Rod weapons become purple to match his color scheme, as a bonus feature.
  • CHANGED - Added some text to a couple of the level loading screens, to explain the story a little better if you haven't read the readme.
  • CHANGED - The character's User name in the top left corner is Jeremy now. Not Jet.
  • FIXED - Jeremy sometimes sinking through the floor and "skating" across on the first level no longer occurs.
  • FIXED - Instead of being awarded 20 build points twice in a row after talking to the Unzipper.exe program on the Vertigo level, you are now awarded all 40 build points at once.
  • FIXED - Fixed the currently selected weapon disappearing after using an I/O Node on some levels. The weapon now stays selected.
  • FIXED - Some enemy characters were missing death (derez) effects, like the Gridbugs. This is no longer the case.
  • FIXED - Fixed a bug where you could keep activating the switch to the Satellite downlink over and over, on the Spacejunk level.
  • FIXED - Fixed bugs where you could ride the Recognizer without first turning on the energy beam and lowering the force field, on the User Power level.
  • FIXED - Fixed the pronunciation of the word "Recognizers" by the I-No-alike character.
  • FIXED - You're now unable to kill certain characters on the last level when behind the final force field.
  • FIXED - Fixed a sound effect not playing for everyone.
Here are updates in v1.1a.
  • CHANGED - Gold colored ICPs and the various color Kernels in User Error 2 now have energy shield armor and discs that match their own color, instead of shields and discs always being red.
  • CHANGED - There are now Gold Launcher type ICPs in addition to Regular ICPs.
  • CHANGED - User Error 1 and 2 are now compressed with a 7-Zip self-extractor. This resulted in a significant file size reduction compared to compressing as a .zip file. (Down to 62 MB.) Also, the self-extractor prevents people from trying to run the installers without extracting first (running inside the .zip), which would often result in error messages when attempting to install that way. The extractor will extract the installers to the desktop by default, where they're easy to find. But, the program also offers you the choice of where to extract it.
  • FIXED - An issue with the setup programs caused installation to fail on Windows 8, and sometimes even prior versions of Windows. This has been fixed.
  • FIXED - Other minor fixes.
Q: How do I use the Mod?

A: User Error 1 and 2 are self-installing now. All you have to do is run the self-extracting program you downloaded to extract the installers to your desktop, run each one, and follow the on-screen instructions. The installation process has been made as automated and painless as possible. REZ Handler is no longer necessary to install these. User Error should work on any version of Windows going back to 98, but was tested on XP/Vista/7/8 only.

It is recommended to install and play through User Error 1 first, then install User Error 2. As you install each part, it automatically becomes active the next time you run Tron 2.0. So after finishing Part 1, if you install Part 2 and start a new Single Player mission, you'll be playing Part 2 instead.

To confirm a part of User Error is installed and active, when you start a new Single Player game you'll get a new User Error mission. As a bonus, if you installed the Killer App Mod before User Error, you'll see a new animation on the Main Menu that will instantly let you know User Error is working.

Remember that while the mod is enabled, you cannot play Multiplayer online or load any older Single Player saved games. You must disable the mod again. You can disable the mod by clicking the "Custom" button in the TRON 2.0 game launcher and removing the X from the checkbox.


Q: Can I load my saved games from Part 1 in Part 2?

You cannot load any saved games from Part 1 when playing Part 2. But at the start of Part 2 you will be given everything you need (weapons, subroutines, etc.) so you don't have to start over from scratch.
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Re: User Error Details and Instructions

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I haven't seen this question addressed anywhere, so I ask here.
Should I be disabling Killer App Mod before playing User Error? Just starting User Error tonite, and have not disabled Killer App.
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Yes, you will. User Error is a mod, and KA is a mod. In the KA startup, you have the option to enable a different mod. Check the box next to User Error.
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Re: User Error Details and Instructions

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Yup, YCP answered already but I'll just add:

When you run the Tron 2.0 launcher (not the Mod Manager), there's a button named Custom at the bottom. Click it. Look for the X beside the word Retail and remove it. If User Error was installed correctly, you should see UserError and can place an X in the box beside it. Click OK.

Some elements of the KA Mod will still be in effect, due to the nature of the way it was designed. Unchecking the word Retail doesn't completely eliminate its influence. (The only way to completely disable KA is to use the Mod Manager.)

But User Error will now be active and you can play it. As long as User Error is active, you cannot go online in Multiplayer to play. You need to disable it and enable KA again by putting the X back beside the word Retail.

An updated version of User Error is forthcoming that will work a little better together with KA in widescreen, and it will have some bug fixes. But nothing that will make you want to rush out and download the updated version once it becomes available. There won't be any new levels or anything like that.
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Wait, I'm a little confused now. From what deeahchur said, I took it to mean I needed to go into the KA Mod Manager and disable KA there. From what tronfaq said, I take it to mean that's not needed, just enabling User Error under the Custom menu is enough? Which is most accurate? Doing the latter would keep my resolution at 1280x1024, and the former would drop it 1024x768 I'm assuming ..?? >> ..
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Go with what TronFAQ says. He knows more about how KA operates.
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Re: User Error v1.1 Parts 1 and 2 Released

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Updated the first post to reflect the fact that User Error v1.1 Parts 1 and 2 have been released.
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User Error made it as a front page headline at ModDB. It's the rotating flash banner at the top. Woohoo! I took a screenshot of it.

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Re: User Error v1.1 - Parts 1 and 2 Released

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As mentioned elsewhere on the forum, I recently installed Tron 2.0 on Windows 8. At first, I was having some difficulty with it. It wasn't working quite right, or so I thought. Turns out, it both is and isn't Windows 8's fault.

What was happening, was that if I tried to activate UE1 or UE2, they didn't work. Also, the game would crash on exit almost every time. While it started and ran fine, the constant crashes on exit were annoying (if harmless). Then it struck me.

Kain-Xavier let me know about a problem with the User Error 1 and 2 installers, not too long ago. Sure enough, I'd encountered the same problem he'd had earlier.

It turns out, that Microsoft has slowly been removing .DLL files from recent versions of Windows, that they consider old and unneeded. A section in the installation process for the UE1 and UE2 installers, relies on one of these .DLL files that have now become absent from Windows. Windows 8 is definitely missing the required file. Hence, my difficulty.

Without the .DLL file, the UE1 and UE2 .REZ files end up being empty after installation. UE1 and UE2 don't work. It's also why Tron 2.0 was crashing all the time on exit. The game didn't like the empty .REZ files. (I'm surprised the game even started.)

Sure enough, as soon as I copied the required .DLL to the appropriate place in my Windows 8 installation, the UE installers worked properly.

So, I'm going to have to do a minor update to UE1 and UE2 to cure this problem. Before lots of people try installing the mods in Windows 8 and run into the same issue. I'll try to get it done by the time Windows 8 is released to the public.
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TronFAQ, you put so much work into helping this game stay alive! You deserve a medal, and a hefty paycheck IMHO! Even though I am unable to provide you with the paycheck, you always receive my appreciation for your work!

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Re: User Error v1.1a - Parts 1 and 2 Released

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New v1.1a of User Error Parts 1 and 2 has been released. While the main reason for the update was to fix the problem with the installers on Windows 8 (and sometimes even on prior versions of Windows), there are some additional changes.

The most significant one is the fact that the Gold colored ICPs and the various color Kernels now have energy shields and discs that match their own color. Instead of the shields and discs always being red.
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Awesome! Updated!

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