MARVEL MODS PRESENTS: THE 50 ROSTER HACK
Oh man... what better present for the Marvel Mods community to give for Christmas than "The Holy Grail" being upgraded?!? Introducing the 50 Roster Hack (50R)
! This is a true paradigm shift in the way that MUA will be played from now on.
Remember that time we all thought that having 27 characters was "hard-coded" and could not change? We sure kicked that theory's ass.
Through Nikita488, UltraMegaMagnus and myself, we improved on something that was already a game-changer, showcasing just how talented this community is. Alright, enough of the damn speeches. Go on and check it out, and Happy Holidays!SPECIAL NOTE: Please note that the 50 Roster Hack is only compatible with the original 2006 port of MUA. It will not work on the "remastered" 2016 Steam version.
Unsure which version you got? Check the game folder -- if you see .bin files and the exe file date is 2016, then you've got the "remastered" version that is useless here. Search ebay or Amazon to find and purchase the 2006 original port.PREREQUISITES:
Before using any roster hack, you MUST first have the latest OCP installed in your game. Go here: https://marvelmods.com/forum/index.php/topic,11037.0.html.
When downloading a roster hack, some antivirus software may say there's a trojan or some unsafe file in it. I can assure you that all of the files are completely safe. So beforehand, add your entire MUA folder to the exclusions list of your antivirus software such as Windows Defender, Norton, McAfee, etc. Also, the roster hacks will not work with Linux.
The 36 Roster Hack is included in this package, in case you want to switch to only 36 characters, via a switch batch file. No need to download the 36R in addition. You do not need to use the switch batch file if you don't plan to shorten your roster.
FEATURES UPDATED to 2.5
-Now the MyTeam feature is unlocked at the start of the game.
-Added optional Gold Edition team stage with original mannequins & altered herostat. (For the 36 Roster Hack only.)FEATURES UPDATED to 2.0
-Now has batch files for you to switch between the 50 and 36 Roster Hacks without renaming anything.
-Included the 36-roster herostat. (Remember, the 36 Roster Hack is included here. No need to download the 36R in addition.)FEATURES UPDATED to 1.5
-50 heroes are now playable, extending the roster to almost twice the vanilla roster. All can level up and use items with no problems. Saving data is not a problem either, as the game's memory has been increased. (NOTE: All 50 spots must be filled for game saves to work.)
-Can now switch effortlessly between 36R and 50R, just in case you want less characters for a certain roster. (The 36 Roster Hack is included here.)
-New awesome-looking character select stage with double platforms.
-Adds an extraction point to first level.
-All characters and extraction points unlocked.
-New pictures for new extraction points, including better pics for Stark Tower and Castle Doom.
-All extraction points can now extract to other locations. (Previously, some SHIELD points couldn't extract elsewhere.) Only the "Command Deck" point cannot be extracted to, but can be extracted from.
-Bobby Drake model at Sanctum Santorum. (View "Iceman Couch" pic. Why would he be in ice form there?)
-Green markers under characters are now gone.
-Hard difficulty unlocked.
-New accurately-sized mannequins of Colossus, Luke Cage, and the Thing.
-Pre-made newbie-friendly herostat with all official characters in alphabetical order.
-Optional Gold Edition stage with original game mannequins & herostat (36R ONLY).MINOR GLITCHES
-Some characters will have all of their outfits locked, including the one they are wearing. Fortunately, the "Unlock All Costumes" cheat code will fix that.
-When not using all official characters, the last two or three characters may not have a blue circle on their first power. The "Unlock All Powers" cheat code will fix that.
-All 50 spots must be filled on a roster. Otherwise, game saves won't work.HEROSELECT NOTE
The 50 Roster Hack will not work with Heroselect. However, "Tony Stark" has modified his OpenHeroselect program to support it. You can find it here: https://marvelmods.com/forum/index.php/topic,10597.0.html
The green markers under the characters have been removed to keep things more realistic-looking. If you want to keep them, however, download this 7z package:https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/464855713366409236/821381046175924254/Textures.7z
: Limit Adjuster plugins, dinput8.dllUltraMegaMagnus
: Team stage makeover, green marker removal, improved mannequins, zoneshot conversion, remastered interfaceOutsider
: Extraction point alteration, 50R & 36R Switch batch file, herostat set-up, zoneshot creation, Iceman script change, Doom & Galactus loading screens, pre-made herostatFEATURE CREDITS
: Switch_to_36R & Switch_to_50R batch filesAndersonbrazil
: Help with m_team_stage backgroundbrandonmeek
: Extraction point at first levelCanino & Cyborg Sun
: MyTeam feature at startKrisan Thyme
: Character unlock scriptak2yny
: Optional GE Stage for 36R
Also, thanks to everyone who volunteered to test out the 50R in its early stages, and of course everyone who did research throughout the years to help make this happen.
For all newbies (and I cannot stress this enough), please read the notes before installing this package into your game. It contains a step-by-step manual on how to do it. And if there are any problems or questions, please don't post them here -- they will get deleted. Post at the technical problems section. We don't want a repeat of all of those 36R complaints that really had nothing to do with the 36R. Other things: Do not using third party cheat tools such as unl-muatrn.exe. Also, delete or rename the game save folder, under Documents\Activision\Marvel Ultimate Alliance, and create new "settings.dat" file, as leaving an old "settings.dat" file can cause minor issues.