Tron 2.0

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Tron 2.0
Tron 2.0 cover
Developers
Monolith Productions
Publishers
Windows Buena Vista Interactive
OS X MacPlay
Disney Interactive Studios
Engines
Lithtech Triton
Release dates
Windows August 26, 2003
macOS (OS X) April 21, 2004
Tron 2.0 at Wikipedia
Tron
Tron 2.0 2003
Tron: Evolution 2010
TRON RUN/r 2016

Key points

Runs well on both low-end and modern systems.
Steam version has an infinite install loop glitch but can be fixed.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
LDSO.net community site
Killer App Mod troubleshooting guide
Tron 2.0 additional file downloads

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SecuROM 4 DRM.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
GamersGate
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Can be played without Steam if the Unofficial Patch is used.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Killer App Mod[edit]

Provides 16:9 and 16:10 widescreen, restores multiplayer, tweaks/fixes, new models, and cheats.
Requires the unofficial v1.042 patch to work.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\*.cfg
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/327740/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save\
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/327740/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Display options
Display options
Performance options
Performance options
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Install the Killer App Mod
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Install the Killer App Mod
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Toggle only. Force in the graphics card control panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Using command line[citation needed]
  1. Start the game's launcher and click on Options.
  2. In Command-Line field type in +fovx XXX +fovy YYY where XXX is the horizontal FOV and YYY is the vertical FOV. Both values are needed, they can be calculated with FOV Calculator.
  3. Make sure Always pass command line arguments to the game is checked.
  4. Click on OK and launch the game.

Windowed[edit]

Using command line[citation needed]
  1. Start the game's launcher and click on Options.
  2. In Command-Line field type in +windowed 1.
  3. Make sure Always pass command line arguments to the game is checked.
  4. Click on OK and launch the game.

Input settings[edit]

One of the Configure Controls option screens, where remapping can be done
One of the Configure Controls option screens, where remapping can be done
Joystick/Gamepad options
Joystick/Gamepad options
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Has Mouse smoothing
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Requires mapping controls, controller support is not plug-and-play
Full controller support
Game works as-is with Steam Big Picture interface,
but needs Controller software to navigate Tron 2.0 menus
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Sound options
Sound options
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Surround effects can be restored on Windows Vista or later
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 2.0, EAX 3.0

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Russian
Fan translation by «ZoG Forum Team»

Network[edit]

Online Multiplayer server browser
Online Multiplayer server browser
Self-hosting options
Self-hosting options

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
16 Light cycles, disc arena, derez.
Online play
16 Use the Killer App Mod in order to play Online.

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
UDP 27888
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

Infinite Install Loop[edit]

Alternate Launcher[citation needed]
  1. Download alternate tron launcher
  2. Go to the installation folder.
  3. Delete old launcher and replace it with the new one.
Advanced Options in Tron 2.0 game launcher.
Advanced Options in Tron 2.0 game launcher.
Run Launcher as Admin[1]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Right click on TronLauncher.exe and click properties.
  3. Click on the compatibility tab
  4. Check the "Run As Administrator" checkbox. Hit OK on all tabs and launch the game.
  5. You will get the normal prompt but the launcher will start.

Black screen when game launches[edit]

Disable desktop composition[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Right-click on Lithtech.exe and choose Properties
  3. Click the Compatibility tab
  4. Click box beside "Disable desktop composition" so checkmark appears
  5. Click OK
Only applies to Windows Vista and 7, will disable Aero Glass while game is running

Mouse cursor can't be seen in-game[edit]

Use Advanced Options in Tron 2.0 game launcher[citation needed]
  1. Run Tron 2.0, the game launcher will appear
  2. Click the Options button
  3. Click box beside "Disable Hardware Cursor" to add (or remove) the X
  4. Click OK
Display Settings in Killer App Mod modified Tron 2.0 game launcher, allowing non-4:3 resolutions
Display Settings in Killer App Mod modified Tron 2.0 game launcher, allowing non-4:3 resolutions

Resolution resets to 640x480 when using widescreen[edit]

Use Display Settings in Killer App Mod modified Tron 2.0 game launcher[citation needed]
  1. Run Tron 2.0, the game launcher will appear
  2. Click the Display button
  3. Choose the resolution you want
  4. Click OK
Using the in-game Display Options screen will reset the resolution,[2] modified launcher that is part of Killer App Mod allows selecting non-4:3 resolutions

Stuttering when encountering enemies in Single Player[edit]

Enable VSync in-game[citation needed]
  1. Click Options on the main menu
  2. Click Display
  3. Set Synchronization to On
  4. Click OK twice to return to the main menu
Ensure that the AMD Catalyst Control Center or NVIDIA Control Panel are not overriding the in-game VSync setting
See Resolution resets to 640x480 when using widescreen after changing this option, if playing in widescreen

Steam takes screenshot when you jump[edit]

Some users report that the problem goes away after playing the game for a while
Turn off Steam overlay[citation needed]
  1. Right click Tron 2.0 in your Steam library and click properties
  2. Uncheck "Enable Steam overlay while in-game"
  3. Close Tron 2.0 Properties
Change screenshot key[citation needed]
  1. Open the Steam overlay in while in game
  2. Click on "set shortcut"
  3. On screen shot key, you can get rid of the hot-key or change the key
  4. Click okay and close Steam overlay

Notes

This will change your screenshot key in all games

OS X version by MacPlay will not run on OS X 10.5 or later[edit]

Run Windows version via a Wine wrapper[citation needed]
  1. Follow this tutorial to install and run the Windows CD/DVD release in Wineskin
Wrappers other than Wineskin will also work

Uncontrollable mouse movement[edit]

Decrease mouse polling rate[citation needed]

Bypassing the launcher[edit]

Create a shortcut to launch game directly[citation needed]
  1. In the installation folder, right click "Lichtech.exe" and create a shortcut to it
  2. Right click the newly created shortcut and select "Properties"
  3. Under the "General" tab in the "Target" box, append the following argument to the end (making sure there's a space separating this argument from the main line of text): -cmdfile launchcmds.txt
  4. Click the "Apply" or "OK" button at the bottom and close the dialog window
  5. Use the new shortcut to launch the game without the launcher

Notes

You will still need to start the launcher if you install any new mod for the game to update its settings to include the new mod, but you no longer need to use it to launch the game

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 1.1 ATI Radeon 8500 or Nvidia GeForce 3
required as minimum for glow effect
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III - 500 MHz
AMD Athlon - 500 MHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2500 MB
Video card (GPU) Hardware T&L
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.2.8
Processor (CPU) PowerPC G4 700 MHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
512 MB (iMacs)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2500 MB
Video card (GPU) Hardware T&L
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0 compatible
OS X version by MacPlay will not install or run on OS X 10.5 or later
Supported Nvidia chipsets: Nvidia GeForce 4, Nvidia GeForce 3, Nvidia GeForce 2
Supported ATI chipsets: ATI Radeon 9700, ATI Radeon 9000, ATI Radeon 8500, ATI Radeon 7500, ATI Radeon 7200, ATI Radeon 7000
Other supported chipsets: Matrox Parhelia 512, Matrox Millennium P750

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/327740/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (327740) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. https://steamcommunity.com/app/327740/discussions/0/606068060821951499/
  2. Selecting non-4:3 resolutions in-game will be possible in the next version of the Killer App Mod