"Heretic II Portals DM + Coop" is now working with Portals

Heretic II sets you upon an epic quest across an entire continent to find a means to cleanse a world infected with a deadly magical plague that has victimized the people of the realm.
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"Heretic II Portals DM + Coop" is now working with Portals

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"Heretic II Portals DM + Coop" is now working with Portals:

We finally have a working Heretic II Portals "DM + Coop" Portals Servers. Deathmatch Maps and textures look as good as they do in Coop.

*Note: How to play the "Heretic 2 graphics Mod" click on the (Heretic2Portals.exe) go to Multiplayer/Addressbook and click on a server you wish to join. There is a "Heretic II Portals Deathmatch" server and a "Heretic II Portals Coop" server, as well as the regular Heretic2.exe "DM Midnight <3Bot> Madness" server, etc...

*Note: Use the "Heretic II.exe" which is also included in the zip for playing regular "deathmatch amd blades" servers.
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"Heretic 2 Contrast Adaptive Sharpening" looks and works just great for "DM and Coop".

I have been testing it and finally got it working for hosting and playing on a "Dedicated PortalsCoop Server" and "Dedicated Portals-DM Server". The server has not crashed for me and saved games "Coop" server with Music work fine.

Originally, I made (pak) files of the maps and textures, etc... for Portals instead of leaving those file folders in the base folder. That worked well... The map loaded fine from the pak, etc... except some of the textures file names were either too long or something and the pak would not accept some of them and so textures were missing from some maps. So to make a long story short I dropped the idea of using pak files for now.

*Note: I have fixed and updated all the Heretic II base files. Apparently in my previous upload of "H2 Portals" zipped there were a few missing files (textures, models, maps, skins. etc... Sadly, it required me to redo this all over again. I used a "PathSync application" to analyze both game directories and fix the differences between both of the Heretic II game directories to insure there is nothing else missing in the process.

I apologize for the inconvenience this creates. If you want a working Heretic II "Portals" Game it is going to require everyone to download the "Portals.zip again and re-install it to fix those issues. At least you get a working Portals "Deathmatch & Coop" when you do download this time.

====== Heretic II Addressbook Server IPs ======
set adr0 "24.193.226.132:25910" //Heretic II Portals Coop
set adr1 "24.193.226.132:29910" //Heretic II Portals Deathmatch
set adr2 "108.247.69.202:29910" //Lands of Parthoris
set adr3 "97.93.159.212:28910" //MyDedServer DM
set adr4 "67.149.145.30:28910" //Ye Olde Vanilla
set adr5 "24.193.226.132:27910" //DM Midnight <3Bot> Madness

"Heretic2Portals download link:

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Feedback... is what I need from people whom join the server.

Sport
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Sport#TnXWAR#
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Game crashed: Oh why is this happening to me... Smile!!!

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Game crashed: Oh why is this happening to me... Smile!!!

Apparently, the Original Portals Game does not like me very much... It defaults to 30fps, etc... I want cl_maxfps 60", etc... we had an argument... and the Portals game kicked me out.

So, as I mentioned before. The first time you start the game it might crash. But, the second time you start the game it should be fine. I believe its the creation of a default "config.cfg user.cfg and playing config issue.

When you start the "Original Portals installation" the game creates a "Corvus.cfg, and a default "config.cfg and user.cfg".

The default "Corvus.cfg, Config.cfg and User.cfg" created from the original install of the game is the problem.
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"H2 Portals\portals\config" and "poruser": Is where we keep the "Portal Game Settings"

Portal Game Settings:
"H2 Portals\portals\config" and "poruser"

Your "Corvus.cfg" playing config goes into "H2 Portals\portals\config" folder: If you have a working Heretic II/Base/Config/Corvus.cfg from a previous "Heretic II" game installation you could copy it here and then start the game and load your config and save it so it stays in the game.

If you have a working Heretic II/User/config.cfg and user.cfg" from a previous Heretic II game istallation you could copy it into the "H2 "Portals\poruser" folder and replace them as well.

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*Special Note: What to do if the above solution does not work:

First backup these two folders:

"H2 Portals\portals\config: Is where your playing config "Corvus.cfg" is kept.
"H2 -Portals\portals\config\Corvus.cfg"

"H2 Portals\portals\config" and "poruser": Is where we keep the "Portal Game Settings"

The games default "config.cfg and user.cfg" can be found in the H2 "Portals\poruser"

Delete the default config.cfg
Delete the default user/cfg

*Note: this is where we keep the game settings so you are going to have to input/ add these yourself later:

set rate 5000
set cl_maxfps 60
set cl_yawspeed 300
set cd_nocd 1

and restart the game and create a new default "Corvus.cfg, Config.cfg and User.cfg"...

Sport
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Damn! I am fustrated now and sadly recommend people not to use Portals until this gets fixed

Post by Sport#TnXWAR# »

I can't work out the kinks in this Portals Mod. I am no programmer and sadly I just came across another issue with Coop that if the server crashes there is no way to go back and play the map where I left off before the crash. Damn! I am fustrated now and sadly recommend people not to use Portals until this gets fixed. Looking for a programmer that can debug this Mod. Sorry folks it was really looking good there for a while.
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