Wednesday, March 22, 2017

How to Survive

Fixed By:  cicicleta, 4everAwake

Updated:  March 24, 2017

What this mod does:
- Fixes shadows, most blood decals & haloing issues (from lights, thunders, mist & water)
- Places small blood decals at a fixed depth. Press the Period (.) key to toggle the small blood decals On or Off. 
- Pushes HUD & UI into the screen. Press the Forward Slash (/) key to toggle the HUD & UI to screen depth

1)  Download this ZIP file and extract the contents into the game directory.

Additional Notes:
- It's recommended that you should disable Social Events in the game options menu because it removes all the tombstones and its names are in 2D.
- This fix probably won't work with "How To Survive: Third Person Standalone".  If it doesn't, we will update this fix (within the next week or so) to include that game.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Half Life 2:Update



Updated 23.03.2017:
- fixed red booth issues in first chapter instead almost invisible far chimneys

Fixed: Hud + crosshair depth (toggle with F1, F2, F3, F4), many geometry issues
Known Issues:
1. In couple of scenes far and near objects lies in one texture - so I had to choose to fix or not to fix this texture
2. After swimming under water reflections becomes broken - just Alt+Tab the game and press P to set custom convergence level
1. Install Update Mod from here:
2. Try to start - if you see black screen instead menu you should do the following:
- change desktop resolution to 1280x1024
- run the game
- set 1920x1080 in game settings
- return desktop resolution
3. Unzip Half Life 2 to game folder

P.S. It seems to me that fix will work correctly on standard game, but you should either disable autocrosshair Ctrl+F12 either rename or delete 8AA7BCD8.txt from ShaderOverride/VertexShaders folder (as for me I don't like autocrosshair)

Friday, March 10, 2017

Lord of the Rings:Online DX11

Hey All,

This is my W.I.P v1 of LOTRO 3D Migoto fix for Win10, it should still work for Win 7 too.. I am using v1.2.56 of Migoto 32bit, it does  work rather well..

Now, Frst off I am not sure if a Profile Switch is needed but I had a Unique problem with nThusim, LOTRO and Migoto being able to start..

I would first test without switching the Profile, but if you do need to use one I used Alien:Isolation..'


Rather then list all the settings I will just put the ones I did not use here so make sure they are OFF.. Other then that you can set the other  graphics setting  to your liking and as high as they can go on your PC..

1. High Quality Lighting : OFF
2. Specular Lighting : OFF
3. DX10 Distant Landscape Lighting : OFF
4. 3D Portrait : OFF
5. Refresh Rate : Auto


I also added a Hotkey to Toggle the HUD UI. there are 5 Presets and can be Toggled with the
Minus key on the Numpad keys, "-",  this should be universal for all Keyboards worldwide. If you have issues toggling the HUD Please Let me know..

here is the Download link to v1.6:



now mainly what was Broke is the Day and Night Sky along with the clouds and Stars.. The HUD and UI was also broke but it is available with preset toggle function to set to depth.
Hopefully all these are fixed now but if you notice any problem with any of the above Please leave a note here..


EDIT v1.6: I double checked the fixes on the clouds and redid them all.. there were a few that had the old code and were still broke.. I think for sure now all the clouds are fixed right I hope. if you see any clouds that are broke please let me know where you saw them and possibly what kind of clouds (Storm or Day Clouds)

 I also have a fix for the Cursor.. Now the bad news it involves a Payware Program called Cursor Node.. I used Cursor Node to eliminate the Ingame cursor and set a hotkey to turn it on and off when needed..

NOTE: Now you do NOT need to get this program if you can live with the Original mouse cursor being there on top of another cursor being there.. One Cursor will be Stereoscopic the other will be 2D (The Original).

Link to Cursor Node PAYWARE Program..

I also used a LOTRO Addon Called: Mouse Cursor Highlighter Advanced by Fortunis (of Laurelin) Slightly Modded by me. here is a link to this Addon:

Link to Addon MCHA

You can use LOTRO Plugin Compendium to install the Addons in LOTRO. you can Download it here:

LOTRO Plugin Compendium

Now, to put it all together we will be modifying some files but no sweat should be pretty simple to do..
Once you Download all the items here there are 3 Downloads..  Firstly Install Cursor Node (But ONLY if you Paid for it and want to use it PLEASE READ the note above)
Then Install LOTRO Plugin Compendium this will allow you to install MCHA.. OK Now lets configure the MCHA so it uses the 3 Software cursors I made up..

Download the following Zip file. it will have 1 Folder and 2 Files when unzipped.. You will be Unzipping it too this Location which is in MY DOCUMENTS

"Documents/The Lord of the Rings Online/Plugins/Fortunis/MCHA"

Here is the ZIP File:

3DMigoto Mouse Fix.7z

Unzip it too the specified location above and overwite the Folder "Images", "Main.Lua and "OptionsWindows.Lua".. this will put in the required mouse cursors we will use and sets the Main Lua to use the 3 tga files..

You have 3 Mouse pointers to choose from. To bring up the MHCA Menu in game goto the Chat box and type "/MHCA" without the Quotes and it will bring up the menu.. There are a few options there where you can choose the zize color and such..

To Pick between the 3 Mouse cursurs select Mouse Cursor Select in the MHCA Menu and there should be 3 cursors too choose from..


Now let's install Cursor Node (This is Optional) Once you install it run the Program.. You will notice the TABS up at the Top Select "Cursor"
Now select the Cursor you want to use which will be "DOT" by Default I think it is on Arrow there is a dropdown menu to use..

Once you chose DOT goto the slider and move it all the way to the left.. Now on the Top Tabs goto HotKey select your Hotkey Combo there which will turn off the ingame mouse cursor.. I used "SHIFT" & "CTRL"..


EDIT: there maybe some Broken Sky/clouds still. I will need to play one day and go through the rest of the skies.. Also on Some menus the mouse pointer is not entirely accurate. I don't think I can fix this but for the most part the new mouse cursor is pretty accurate..

I hope you enjoy the fix.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Falling Skies

The game is TPS like XCOM, but more simple and cheap



Fixed: HUD, illumination, lights (not standard methods), start menu
Disabled: Shadows (it has a lot of shaders with problems in PS, may be review them later), Reflection texture
Known Issues: Convergence should be dynamic (camera often switches between backside view and high view - use F1 to switch convergence)
Keys: F1 to switch 2 convergence values; '~' to switch between 4 values of HUD depth
Installation: Unzip to game folder

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Converting shaders to SM3.0

This page is a replacement for one originally made by Mana84. He wrote an app that will convert a shader file from ShaderModel 1.0 or 2.0 into ShaderModel 3.0, which is the only one supported by HelixMod.
It has a small flaw where it may leave a . after the output like Texcoord1 o2[.] just make sure to check if it does that then remove it. Should save some time if doing an old game. Make sure to remove preshader lines if it has any before hand as well. Just drag and drop.

It's also possible to use DarkStarSword's, that will automatically convert any 1.0 or 2.0 shaders into Shader Model 3.

Thanks to D-Man11 for finding and reporting the broken link, and thanks to masterotaku for uploading the original converter.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

MX Nitro

3Dmigoto 3D Vision DX11 Fix
Last Updated:  February 24, 2017

What this mod does:
- Fixes lights, shadows, bloom, reflections & various haloing issues
- Fixes an issue where various HUD & UI elements had too much depth

1)  Download this ZIP file and extract the contents into the game directory.
2)  In your Steam library, right click on "MX Nitro" and select "Properties"
3)  Click "Set Launch Options"
4)  In the box, type:  -window-mode exclusive
5)  Click "Ok"
6)  Run the game and in the Options menu, set Motion Blur to "Off"

Additional Notes:
- I haven't beaten this game yet.
- Made this using DarkStarSword's Unity template.  If you like this mod, consider supporting DarkStarSword on Patreon