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==Essential improvements==
 
==Essential improvements==
 
===Project Magma patch===
 
===Project Magma patch===
{{++}} This patch also removes the game's DRM.
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{{++}} This patch also removes the game's DRM; copy the ''cutscenes'' folder off the disk into the game's install directory to have cutscenes play without the disk inserted, or use the hi-res QuickTime cutscenes (see below).
[http://projectmagma.net/downloads/myth2_updates/ Project Magma] is a major patch and continuation of Myth II, it provides modern PC support, huge optimizations, bug fixes, and countless other additions. It also updates the main modding tools to modern standards. An optional terrain texture pack is available on the [http://projectmagma.net/downloads/ downloads] page.
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[http://projectmagma.net/downloads/myth2_updates/ Project Magma] is a major patch and continuation of Myth II, it provides modern PC support, huge optimizations, bug fixes, and countless other additions. It also updates the main modding tools to modern standards.
 
====Graphical Mods====
 
====Graphical Mods====
 
{{ii}} If you experience slowdowns try setting the texture cache size to 512 in Myth II's preferences.<ref>[https://steamcommunity.com/groups/mythseries/discussions/0/133260909492698697/#c133260909493058814 Myth HD Total Conversion 1.32 (Latest version)]</ref>
 
{{ii}} If you experience slowdowns try setting the texture cache size to 512 in Myth II's preferences.<ref>[https://steamcommunity.com/groups/mythseries/discussions/0/133260909492698697/#c133260909493058814 Myth HD Total Conversion 1.32 (Latest version)]</ref>
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*[http://tain.totalcodex.net/items/show/detail-texture-megapack Detail Texture Megapack] - Upscaled and improved terrain textures.
 
*[http://tain.totalcodex.net/items/show/detail-texture-megapack Detail Texture Megapack] - Upscaled and improved terrain textures.
 
*[https://www.moddb.com/games/myth2/addons/myth-ii-soulblighter-esrgan-upscale-pack ESRGAN Upscale Pack] - AI upscaled 4x size world textures for Myth II: Soulblighter and The Fallen Levels mod. Detail textures and ESRGAN textures upscale different parts of the game and supposed to be used together.
 
*[https://www.moddb.com/games/myth2/addons/myth-ii-soulblighter-esrgan-upscale-pack ESRGAN Upscale Pack] - AI upscaled 4x size world textures for Myth II: Soulblighter and The Fallen Levels mod. Detail textures and ESRGAN textures upscale different parts of the game and supposed to be used together.
 
====Content mods====
 
*[https://tain.totalcodex.net/items/show/the-fallen-levels-v2 The Fallen Levels] - Campaign from the first game [[Myth: The Fallen Lords]], ported to Myth II engine.
 
*[http://tain.totalcodex.net/items/show/myth-tfl-quicktime-cutscenes Myth TFL Quicktime Cutscenes] - Higher quality cinematics to be used with The Fallen Levels mod
 
  
 
==Game data==
 
==Game data==

Revision as of 22:35, 20 October 2021

Myth II: Soulblighter
Myth II: Soulblighter cover
Developers
Bungie
Linux Loki Software
Green Berets Take-Two Interactive
Publishers
North America Bungie
Europe GT Interactive
Release dates
Windows December 28, 1998
Mac OS (Classic) December 28, 1998
Linux July 20, 1999
macOS (OS X) March 14, 2003
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, Free-roaming camera
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Genres RTS
Art styles Cartoon
Themes Medieval, Supernatural
Series Myth
Myth II: Soulblighter on HowLongToBeat
Myth II: Soulblighter on IGDB
Myth II: Soulblighter guide on StrategyWiki
Myth II: Soulblighter on MobyGames
Myth II: Soulblighter on Wikipedia
Myth
Myth: The Fallen Lords 1997
Myth II: Soulblighter 1998
Myth III: The Wolf Age 2001

Key points

Comes bundled with modding tools
Small but dedicated community

General information

Bungie.net - The original developer's site.
Project Magma - The current developers for the Myth series. See Project Magma patch for details.
Bungiepedia - A wiki for everything Bungie related.
Wyrdipedia - A small wiki for everything Myth related.
Myth.Bungie.org - One of the biggest Myth fan sites around.
The Tain - A huge mod database for the Myth series.
Gate of Storms - A multiplayer server and community for Myth II.

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows
Mac OS
Linux

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Chimera Freeware download (included in Linux version patch 1.3e).
Windows
Mac OS
Linux
Green Berets Freeware download, was once sold in a bundle with base Myth II called Green Berets: Powered by Myth II (MobyGames, IGDB).
Windows
Mac OS
Linux

Version differences

Myth: The Total Codex is a compilation pack that includes Myth: The Fallen Lords, Myth II: Soulblighter, the Chimera DLC by Badlands, strategy guides for both Myth games, and a variety of plugins created by fans within the community.
Myth II: Worlds is a compilation pack that includes Myth II: Soulblighter and it's strategy guide but with community content not featured in either Myth: The Total Codex nor Myth: Antologia.
Myth: Antologia is a re-release of Myth: The Total Codex but with Myth III: The Wolf Age and it's own strategy guide also included and sold exclusively for the Polish market.

Essential improvements

Project Magma patch

This patch also removes the game's DRM; copy the cutscenes folder off the disk into the game's install directory to have cutscenes play without the disk inserted, or use the hi-res QuickTime cutscenes (see below).

Project Magma is a major patch and continuation of Myth II, it provides modern PC support, huge optimizations, bug fixes, and countless other additions. It also updates the main modding tools to modern standards.

Graphical Mods

If you experience slowdowns try setting the texture cache size to 512 in Myth II's preferences.[1]

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Mac OS (Classic)
Linux
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Mac OS (Classic)
Linux

Video

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.

Input

In-game controls menu.
In-game controls menu.

Keyboard and mouse, touch State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Use the Myth Camera Speed Kit.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Touchscreen optimised
The Project Magma patch is required.
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
A3D 1.0[2] EAX 1[3]

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Official localization by «1C-Softclub»
Russian
Unofficial translation link #1 and #2: 1) Fargus Multimedia 2) «7th Wolf» 3) «XXI век»

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
16
Online play
16

Other information

Also supported the now antiquated RRedline graphics API for Rendition Redline cards.
Also supported the antiquated QuickDraw 3D/RAVE API on the classic Mac OS.

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 6, 11 DX11 requires the Project Magma patch.
OpenGL 4.4 Requires the Project Magma patch.
Glide 2.43
Software renderer
ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
OS X and Intel support requires Project Magma patch.
Linux

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio DirectSound 3D Superseded by OpenAL in Project Magma Patch.
Cutscenes Smacker Video Superseded by QuickTime playback in Project Magma Patch.
Multiplayer Bungie.net, TEN Both services are no longer available. Replaced by Gate of Storms.net in Project Magma Patch.

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 200 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA graphics card

References