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Author Topic: X-Men Legends II Ultimate Patch: Progress Post and Info  (Read 3214 times)

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Re: X-Men Legends II Ultimate Patch: Progress Post and Info
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2023, 04:17pm »
I can't wait for this project to be released. Not trying to rush or anything, but I really hope it can be released this year! Btw, thank you for doing this. XML2 deserves any attention it can get, I really love this game.

We are working hard to get this project out to you all! There are still many things to do, especially behind the scenes, but we are working away at it.

What about cinematics? I'm tired of the 4:3 view, I need 16:9 and in HD quality.

Unfortunately, this isn't something that we can get around. The cinematics in the game are locked to their current size and resolution. Using anything else will just cause the game to crash. It is possible to have the videos run at 60 fps though, and we will be implementing that.

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Re: X-Men Legends II Ultimate Patch: Progress Post and Info
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2023, 08:46am »
Unfortunately, this isn't something that we can get around. The cinematics in the game are locked to their current size and resolution. Using anything else will just cause the game to crash. It is possible to have the videos run at 60 fps though, and we will be implementing that.

Look at the MUA1 experience, there are all cinematics in 16:9 and HD, maybe you can unlock somehow? Just remaking the video to 1920x1080 and SFD format is not a problem at the moment.

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Re: X-Men Legends II Ultimate Patch: Progress Post and Info
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2023, 12:23pm »
Look at the MUA1 experience, there are all cinematics in 16:9 and HD, maybe you can unlock somehow? Just remaking the video to 1920x1080 and SFD format is not a problem at the moment.

The 2006 PC version of MUA1 doesn't have HD cinematics either. And unfortunately the aspect ratio of the playback is hard coded, so it's not something we can change. The videos themselves are technically 16:9, but they're fit to 4:3 for the game.

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Re: X-Men Legends II Ultimate Patch: Progress Post and Info
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2023, 04:06pm »
The 2006 PC version of MUA1 doesn't have HD cinematics either. And unfortunately the aspect ratio of the playback is hard coded, so it's not something we can change. The videos themselves are technically 16:9, but they're fit to 4:3 for the game.

In MUA 1, the video is in a ratio of 16:9, when in XML 2 in 4:3, they use the same Alchemy engine, which means that it is possible to make an XML 2 video with a ratio of 16:9. You just can't because you don't understand how to do it or what?

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The 2006 version of MUA 1 for PC supports HD, tested!

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Re: X-Men Legends II Ultimate Patch: Progress Post and Info
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2023, 08:27am »
First off, thereís no need to be rude. Your tone is not appreciated. Iím just trying to explain to you the knowledge that I have based on what others have attempted in the past.

You are correct that both games use the Alchemy engine. However, they use different versions (XML2 uses Alchemy 3.2 and MUA1 uses Alchemy 4.0). In addition, each one has been tailored specifically to that game. They both have different capabilities and different hard-coded aspects. So theyíre not the same. Just because something works in MUA1, that doesnít mean that it will work in XML2.

If youíve been able to get HD movies to work on MUA1, thatís great. I havenít heard of this working before though when others tested it.  If you have, please do post it and share it with the community, or at least share your methods with an example. Youíre also more than welcome to attempt the same with XML2, and I would be happy to include it in the X2UP if you can get it to work. But so far, I havenít seen anything like that work before, so I was relaying that information to you. This is what we are currently using for the X2UP:

https://marvelmods.com/forum/index.php/topic,11208.msg202538.html#msg202538

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Re: X-Men Legends II Ultimate Patch: Progress Post and Info
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2023, 09:49am »
First off, thereís no need to be rude. Your tone is not appreciated. Iím just trying to explain to you the knowledge that I have based on what others have attempted in the past.

You are correct that both games use the Alchemy engine. However, they use different versions (XML2 uses Alchemy 3.2 and MUA1 uses Alchemy 4.0). In addition, each one has been tailored specifically to that game. They both have different capabilities and different hard-coded aspects. So theyíre not the same. Just because something works in MUA1, that doesnít mean that it will work in XML2.

If youíve been able to get HD movies to work on MUA1, thatís great. I havenít heard of this working before though when others tested it.  If you have, please do post it and share it with the community, or at least share your methods with an example. Youíre also more than welcome to attempt the same with XML2, and I would be happy to include it in the X2UP if you can get it to work. But so far, I havenít seen anything like that work before, so I was relaying that information to you. This is what we are currently using for the X2UP:

https://marvelmods.com/forum/index.php/topic,11208.msg202538.html#msg202538
I'm sorry if you took my words for rudeness, I didn't position my words that way. And thanks for the detailed answer.

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Re: X-Men Legends II Ultimate Patch: Progress Post and Info
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2023, 10:39am »
@Monalyze, me and a few others from MarvelMods have already confirmed that higher resolution movies do not work in either xml1/2 and Mua. Every time I tried to play 4K and even 1080 resolution cinematics in game, the game would either crash or play at a very slow and choppy speed. You mentioned that itís possible/works so could you provide proof that it does if possible. In the meantime, if you havenít already, check out the improved movies mods I did for xml2 and Mua. They keep the same resolutions but play at higher frame rates in game.

https://marvelmods.com/forum/index.php/topic,11207.msg202536.html#msg202536

https://marvelmods.com/forum/index.php/topic,11208.msg202538.html#msg202538

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Re: X-Men Legends II Ultimate Patch: Progress Post and Info
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2023, 02:36pm »
@Monalyze, me and a few others from MarvelMods have already confirmed that higher resolution movies do not work in either xml1/2 and Mua. Every time I tried to play 4K and even 1080 resolution cinematics in game, the game would either crash or play at a very slow and choppy speed. You mentioned that itís possible/works so could you provide proof that it does if possible. In the meantime, if you havenít already, check out the improved movies mods I did for xml2 and Mua. They keep the same resolutions but play at higher frame rates in game.

https://marvelmods.com/forum/index.php/topic,11207.msg202536.html#msg202536

https://marvelmods.com/forum/index.php/topic,11208.msg202538.html#msg202538

I tried your modified video for XML2, you have a modified frame resolution, in the original 640x346. At the expense of HD quality, yes it was possible in MUA 1, I experimented a couple of years ago with a video in 1920 x 1080, and the video worked perfectly, here the most important thing is how you create a video in SFD format. If I have time to repeat it in the near future, I will add an updated file to you here.

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Re: X-Men Legends II Ultimate Patch: Progress Post and Info
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2023, 06:48pm »
I tried your modified video for XML2, you have a modified frame resolution, in the original 640x346. At the expense of HD quality, yes it was possible in MUA 1, I experimented a couple of years ago with a video in 1920 x 1080, and the video worked perfectly, here the most important thing is how you create a video in SFD format. If I have time to repeat it in the near future, I will add an updated file to you here.

If you're able to share your methods and some examples, that would be greatly appreciated.