A downloadable mod

https://heythere.coffee/nolf/

The NOLF modernization patch fixes performance issues, and attempts to adapt the original classic for larger resolutions.

Key Changes

  • Fixes slowdown with some UI elements (such as looking down scope, or picking items up)
  • HUD scaling options for most HUD elements
  • Replaced mouse input code for a more responsive experience
  • Optional framerate cap to 60fps
  • Optional 4:3 mode for cutscenes
  • New Jukebox menu in Options

Patch 1

  •  Fixed a bug with defusing bombs and activating some switches


I've added a speed runner test edition, if you don't know who that's for, just download the Nolf Modernizer 1.005 with Patch version instead :)

StatusReleased
CategoryGame mod
Rating
(5)
AuthorHeyJake
Tagsnolf, patch

Install instructions

Place all the files in your No One Lives Forever game directory. Then launch NOLF.exe, and click "Advanced", and then "Customize". Simply "Add" the Modernizer.rez file, and check "Always load these rez files", then click "Ok", and launch the game!

It's important that you don't run this mod with any other mods that may have modified the game code. (Re-releases should be fine.) 

Download

Download
Nolf Modernizer 1.005 with Patch 1.7z 5 MB
Download
SpeedRunner Test Edition 5 MB
Download
BETA Patch 2 5 MB

Comments

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Hi  - thanks for this!!! The zipped file downloaded as opening with internet explorer. When I use WinZip to try to unzip I can see the modernizer rez file but I get access denied dialogue box when I try to unzip.  When I go to Launch and customise the file isn't there to add. Sure its me but can you help please?

Hey there, you have to unpack all the files into your game directory (not just the rez file). I also recommend using 7zip to unpack the files.

If you're getting permission denied you might be trying this on a public computer in which case you might be out of luck! Sorry.


Hope this helps!

Hi  - it works!! Thank you. I now have the Modernizer Rez file in the Custom folder. However as you say the issue is that it does not like other patches. I have the dgvoodoo2 downloads to prevent the black screen when underwater issue, but if I have them in the game folder the game does not launch. If I remove them I cannot see underwater.

I was wondering if anyone knows of a fix?

Dgvoodoo should work with my patch it just might cause low fps with flashlights. 

Have you made sure all the DLLs files included with my patch are also in the game directory? And are you trying to run it at a resolution higher than 1920x1080? 

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This seems cool, I really want to play this on a modern system without the really annoying mouse input lag, but it doesn't work with the NOLFRevival version, it tells me that SDL2.dll and cshell.dll are missing.

Is there a fix for this?

Hey there, did you extract the entire 7z file into your NOLF directory? That error is caused by SDL2.dll not being in the right spot! (It's included in the download.)

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Oh hey, it worked. I can play NOLF with a not crappy mouse input!

You, sir, are a fucking miracle worker.

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Thank you so much for this! I tried literally everything you can think of to solve the erratic mouse movement and the 2D elements' scaling issues, and you solved them finally!

Thanks so much for your hard work, its much appreciated. One issue though, when I have cutscenes playing there's a big black band across the top of the screen, the main game is fine. Any way round this?

Can you post a screenshot of the issue? And what resolution are you running at?

The game uses an anamorphic aspect ratio for cutscenes (so there's black bars on the top and bottom.)

Here we go, the recticle is off centre as well when the game begins proper. I think this resolution is 2560x1600 but it seems to happen  at all resolutions and  other resolutions displace the menu screen or position of the view of the  character for some reason.

Here's a link to the image, it won't let me upload it I'm afraid.

https://1drv.ms/u/s!As8364UuKFpjmXadfQw7z8TPQEGV?e=sMeALA

Ahhh. Is Windows display scaling set at something other than 100%? If so, set it to 100% and try the game again.

I couldn't find a solution to this before release, but I'll keep an eye out over the next little while to see if I can solve this without you having to adjust your display scaling.

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That's got it, you absolute diamond. To be fair I'm surprised that it works at all iin 4k. I'm over the moon, reliving some great memories.

Thanks again for the patch, you're an absolute star and a shining example of what makes PC Gaming so great!

Is there a chance to release the same patch for NOLF 2?

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It's in the works, but there's a lot of issues with the source code, so it might take a while.

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Heads up, I've released a patch to fix a bug with defusing bombs in a certain mission.

This bug was avoidable if you saved and loaded previously in the level, but I'd advised anyone to just upgrade to the newest version!

Thanks!

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Great work! Now I have to find my old NOLF GOTY disks (as If I'm correct this won't work with the version supplied by nolfrevival).


PS: Does this works with non-english editions (in my case Spanish)?

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It should work with any version, as long as there's not a mod applied. I've modified the code from official SDK released waaay back. (And if there is, it'll just override that mod.)

I'm not sure if it works with any non-english versions, as the only language that comes with the SDK is english. Give it a try! If not maybe nolfrevival can do the job!

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The world need more people like you. bravo!

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Awesome!

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Very nice work! Thanks for your effort