Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance v2.0 Patch

File Info: Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance v2.0 Patch

Title:
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance v2.0 Patch
Author:
Konami
Created:
4/25/2003
Updated:
5/23/2003
Downloads:
 
Also known as:
MGS2: Substance
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Description: Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance v2.0 Patch

This patch will enable support for ATI Radeon 8500 and fixes a language selection issue for the European version. See more information for details.


Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance - Version 2.00

This patch addresses the language selection issue for the European version.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance - Version 1.01 - April 16, 2003


Welcome to Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance for PC. This file will take you through the procedure for properly updating your version of Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance. This file contains additional information not found in the game manual.


Table of Contents

1) Installation

2) Begin Playing Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance

3) Uninstall Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance

4) Version Notes

5) Troubleshooting

6) Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Web Sites

7) Credits

8) Technical Support


**** Caution ****
This patch only fixes issues associated with ATI Radeon 8500 and above. Owners of video cards other than the aforementioned cards should not apply this patch.

1) Installation

In order to apply the patch, you must already have Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance installed onto your computer.

In the archive that you have extracted, there will be one executable file named "mgs2patch.exe"; double-click on the executable to begin installation of the patch. The patch will automatically detect where Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance is installed, however it is always best to confirm that the directory path is correct.

Click on "Install" to apply the patch. After the patch has been applied, click "OK" to confirm. You are now ready to play Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance.


2) Begin Playing Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance

Now that you've installed the patch, there are several ways to begin playing:

- The Autorun screen will appear each time you insert the DVD into your DVD-ROM drive. Click RUN to play the game.
- You may also begin the game by clicking on the Windows START button, and selecting Programs>Konami>METAL GEAR SOLID2 SUBSTANCE>METAL GEAR SOLID2 SUBSTANCE.
- If you chose to add a desktop shortcut during installation, double-click the Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance icon on your desktop.

Note: You will need to have the DVD in your DVD-ROM drive in order to play Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance.


3) Uninstall Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance

If you need to uninstall Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance, you may do the following:

Click on the START button, go to Settings, Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs and remove METALGEARSOLID2 SUBSTANCE.


4) Version Notes

Issues addressed:
- ATI Radeon 8500 (9100) support enabled.
- ATI Radeon 9000 / 9000 Pro support enabled.
- ATI Radeon 9500 / 9500 Pro support enabled.
- ATI Radeon 9700 / 9700 Pro support enabled.
- ATI Radeon 9800 Pro support enabled.
- 32-bit color mode supported on aforementioned Radeon chipsets.
- Shadows are now displayed on supported Radeon chipsets.


5) Troubleshooting

SOUND HARDWARE ACCELERATION
If you have sound hardware acceleration enabled in Windows, you may experience distorted sounds or static during gameplay. To eliminate the distorted sounds or static, lower hardware acceleration for your sound card to BASIC or turn it off entirely.

Instructions on changing the sound hardware acceleration:
Go to the Start Menu, Settings, Control Panel. Double-click Sounds and Audio Devices (Win XP), Sound and Multimedia (Win ME/2000) or Multimedia (Win 98) and select the Audio tab. Under Sound Playback, click Advanced, then select the Performance tab. Move the Hardware Acceleration slider to "None" to turn off sound hardware acceleration.

SLOW PERFORMANCE IN WINDOWS 98 and ME
Under the Windows 98 or ME operating systems, playing Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance with a gamepad may cause poor performance. A patch may be released to address this issue at a later date. Until that time, it is recommended that the game be played with the keyboard under these operating systems.

PROBLEMS LAUNCHING THE GAME
If you are having difficulty launching the game:
1) Close any other applications that are running on your PC, including applications in the system tray.
2) Make sure that DirectX 8.1 or higher is installed on your system.
3) Make sure to update your graphic card drivers to the latest drivers available.

If you continue to have difficulties launching the game, please read through the information listed below:

Q: Is your sound card a PCI64 using the ES1371 drivers, version 4.05.1127 or 4.05.1129?
Please install the latest drivers for your sound card.

Q: Are you running the game on a Dell Dimension 4100/4300 series computer and Windows 2000?
Intel identified a problem with the Intel Ultra ATA storage controller, and has offered an update on their web site.

1) The update to the Intel Application Accelerator program can be found here:
http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/iaa/

2) The latest drivers for the Intel storage controllers can be found here:
http://appsr.intel.com/scripts-df/Product_Filter.asp?ProductID=182

Select the drivers for Windows 2000, download and run the setup program, then reboot.

Q: Is the firewall software Zone Alarm Pro being used?
Make sure the latest version is installed, and older version may cause conflicts with the game software.

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