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Empire Bay mod - DRIVERMAX - 01-14-2015

I downloaded a mod i saw on playgroundDOTru.

I have 2 archives :
mod  = cnt_empire_bay.rar (680mb approx.)
update patch = cnt_empire_bay_1.3.1.rar (73mb approx.)

It seems to be for Russian game version only.

Has anyone here heard of this mod and if it would be possible to have it working for English version?

I tryed installing it ,and it does show up in the menu ,but it won't start.

U have to remove joes adventure dlc before hand.


RE: Empire Bay mod - m‍‍ - 03-07-2015

This is the best freeride for Mafia II, I can assure you that it outbeats them all I rewrote a english version for myself If you want a copy LMK


RE: Empire Bay mod - DRIVERMAX - 03-09-2015

(03-07-2015, 02:19 PM)m‍‍ Wrote: This is the best freeride for Mafia II, I can assure you that it outbeats them all I rewrote a english version for myself If you want a copy LMK

Yes please Smile

I managed to get the mod working a little bit by moving a few files into a 'en' folder.
But it crashes sometimes and the writing is in Russian in-game.
Is v.1.3.1 the best/latest version ?


sidenote:
I have these other mods too:

super_mod_full_version.rar 263 MB
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badyorko_mode_v8.1.rar 146 MB
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cnt_back_in_business.rar 783 MB  by IVAN144
+ jack snow made some back in business "updates/addons".
back_in_business_update8.rar 144 MB
back_in_business_update.rar 36.3 MB
IVAN144 said the mod doesn't need the new "addons" by jack snow.
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The problem with some of these mods is "no English" Sad
But some of the Russian modders are very good.

Mafia 2 is one of my favorite games ,i think the game engine is excellent and it runs very well on an old computer.

Anyway if u have an working English version of the Empirebay Mod, i would be very happy to see it,thanks.


RE: Empire Bay mod - m‍‍ - 03-09-2015

Yeah, I know it's really easy to mod mafia 2 though as I found out a way to decompile the lua files and fiddle around with the codes
Mafia II is my favorite aswell and I love modding and playing it, I'm going to start making really good mods but need some ideas I have a couple in mind such as Police Mod and making Empire Bay a city thats more lively etc..


Overwrite the files to the gui folder

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RE: Empire Bay mod - DRIVERMAX - 03-09-2015

(03-09-2015, 02:25 PM)m‍‍ Wrote: Yeah, I know it's really easy to mod mafia 2 though as I found out a way to decompile the lua files and fiddle around with the codes
Mafia II is my favorite aswell and I love modding and playing it, I'm going to start making really good mods but need some ideas I have a couple in mind such as Police Mod and making Empire Bay a city thats more lively etc..


Overwrite the files to the gui folder

Fantastic ,Thanks for the link.
I look forward to playing the mod in English Smile

Sidenote:
There's some tools over at playgroundDOTru:
mafia_2_self_tools 37mb approx
+ an update Tools_Pack-update 7mb
Though you probably are well aware of the various modding tools.
Thought i'd mention it just in case.
Sometimes at playgroundDOTru ,a file will be posted and then you can find
updates in the comments underneath or the update will posted  be in a completely new topic/thread.

It can be difficult trying to understand via Google translator.
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Translated from Russian:
Added cut from the original girl Vito - Monica. She lives in a villa in Hillwood. Beware, there is Nude))
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I went to Vito's home in Hillwood and i can't see Monica ,where is she ?  Smile
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This is what i did to get the mod working before:
I got the empire mod v1.3.1 working with english version.
I made duplicate of two 'ru' folders.
1:
dlc_data\russian
copy to: dlc_data\english
2:
cnt_empire_bay\sds_ru
copy to: cnt_empire_bay\sds_en
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P.S..Don't forget! You have to remove 'cnt_joes_adventures' folder from dlc folder.

NOT SURE IF IT WAS THE BEST WAY TO DO IT,but it seemed to work for me.
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Race location in Empire bay mod:
I had this in my Empire mod folder,
I think it's for the Empire mod.


RE: Empire Bay mod - m‍‍ - 03-10-2015

I have tools that are in English, they work well actually

Yes, She's there and she is naked

I have empire bay 1.3 not 1.31 as the download link was deleted can you send me it or tell me what it does then 1.3


RE: Empire Bay mod - DRIVERMAX - 03-10-2015

I left a message on playground ru asking someone to  post a new link.
I will try to upload mine to uploaded as it's the only host that works  via my 3g dongle.
It might take a while ,so check back.

I haven't spent much time using  the Empire Mod until recently and I'm having difficultly understanding where the missions are,i think there is races u can take part in.

Google translator only tells you so much  on the Russian forums + i'm a bit of an old jaded gamer Smile

edit:
This is where i found the update:
http://vk.com/wall-4220836_259023

sidenote:
someone mentioned something about adding a bodyguard in comments section:

Code:
http://www.playground.ru/files/mafia_2_empire_bay_v_1_3_by_nemesis7675-77572/

A guy called Jack snow seems to be very active releasing new mods:
Mafia 2 "Free Ride v4.0 by Jack Snow
and
He does a lot of lua scripting ,something i know nothing about to be honest:

Code:
http://forums.playground.ru/mafia_2/peremeshchenie_knopki_garaga_chtob_dostat_benzovoz_i_avtobus-841211/

Anyway ,give a bit of time and i'll try and upload that v1.3.1 73mb file (throttled 3g connection is slow)

P.S..The tools pack+update i mentioned are English ,even though the guy posted them on playground . ru.


RE: Empire Bay mod - DRIVERMAX - 03-10-2015

untouched files of  v1.3.1 update for Empire mod.
Code:
http://uploaded.net/file/9edhgr6w

74mb approx.

Maybe Monica is removed in v1.31 or possibly my files are corrupted from too many different mods.

Thanks to your English GUI, i can see missions now from phone in apartment.


RE: Empire Bay mod - m‍‍ - 03-13-2015

Yeah when you install too many mods your basically overwriting the old one, She actually is I'm going to improve the English GUI in a couple of days

If you find any bugs with the English GUI tell me I'll fix them and anything else


RE: Empire Bay mod - WJSZ12 - 03-13-2015

Russian people are always so active


RE: Empire Bay mod - GMMagicman - 03-15-2015

Any chance you could do English subtitles? Also, is it possible to remove the Russian voices completely? I'd rather hear nothing and have English subtitles over hearing a foreign language.


RE: Empire Bay mod - m‍‍ - 03-16-2015

I'll try it'd be very hard to understand what there saying though If not I'll just remove it for you ALL


RE: Empire Bay mod - GMMagicman - 03-16-2015

Okay, do as much as you feel like doing, thanks Big Grin


RE: Empire Bay mod - DRIVERMAX - 03-19-2015

Thanks m.
I'll keep an eye out for any bugs and look forward to any new tweaks u make in your mod.

I didn't realise there was Russian voices ,until they kicked in while playing the mod,it is a shame i suppose.
If they are reused game assets ,it might be possible to just replace them with the English versions.
But some of of them sounded like they were recorded by using Russian modders voices or maybe that's just what the Russian Mafia 2 sounds like Smile


RE: Empire Bay mod - m‍‍ - 03-19-2015

(03-19-2015, 01:25 PM)DRIVERMAX Wrote: Thanks m.
I'll keep an eye out for any bugs and look forward to any new tweaks u make in your mod.

I didn't realise there was Russian voices ,until they kicked while playing the mod,it is a shame i suppose.
If they are reused game assets ,it might be possible to just replace them with the English versions.
But some of of them sounded like they were recorded by using Russian modders voices or maybe that's just what the Russian Mafia 2 sounds like Smile

Yes, they probably did because I can't understand it I suppose it would be replacing it with default sound assets


RE: Empire Bay mod - mellow - 03-23-2015

I'm so glad that I found this thread, I also had the same issue as OP (menu appeared but nothing happened when I clicked on it)

I followed everything you wrote but I still can't get it to work for some reason, do you have any ideas?

What I've done:

Install: mod  = cnt_empire_bay.rar
Install: update patch = cnt_empire_bay_1.3.1

After that I made a duplicate of the two 'ru' folders as mentioned above and renamed the clone as the english version:
dlc_data\russian  to: dlc_data\english
cnt_empire_bay\sds_ru to: cnt_empire_bay\sds_en

(Didn't work for me at this point compared to OP)

I have also overwritten the Empire_Bay.zip files to the "sds_language" gui folder/s (Thanks for the upload btw!)
I have no other mods installed, so there shouldn't be any issues regarding the compatibility.

P.S: I removed "cnt_joes_adventures" from the dlc folder as well before attempting to start the mod.


I ran out of ideas, so in case any of you have another idea, I really appreciate it!


RE: Empire Bay mod - m‍‍ - 03-23-2015

Leave the folder named as russian in the dlc_data folder, it doesn't really make a different and it'll just give errors but edit the content file using notepad and find sds_ru and replace it with sds_en if that doesnt work just rename it sds_ru it doesn't matter


If anyone else wants the english version LMK I'll upload it to the downloads section


RE: Empire Bay mod - DRIVERMAX - 03-24-2015

Quote:
"If anyone else wants the english version LMK I'll upload it to the downloads section"

If you mean the full mod with the English adjustments that you've completed so far,then i think that would be a great idea.

It would make it a darn sight easier for a lot of peeps ,i would download it too,just to have it in one file.
If i haven't played the game for a while ,i sometimes forget what files go where
when it comes to installing mods.


RE: Empire Bay mod - m‍‍ - 03-25-2015

(03-24-2015, 06:54 PM)DRIVERMAX Wrote: Quote:
"If anyone else wants the english version LMK I'll upload it to the downloads section"

If you mean the full mod with the English adjustments that you've completed so far,then i think that would be a great idea.

It would make it a darn sight easier for a lot of peeps ,i would download it too,just to have it in one file.
If i haven't played the game for a while ,i sometimes forget what files go where
when it comes to installing mods.

What do you mean to fix the grammar in the language files or what? I can do that yes I'll start now


RE: Empire Bay mod - DRIVERMAX - 04-08-2015

Well, i meant the only version that is available is a Russian version.

So any or all improvements you have made should definitely be uploaded as an easy to install mod.
Then people will know where to go when they want the best available English version.
A lot of people are not good at editing mod files,so it would be good for lots of Mafia 2 fans if there is an easy to install addon .

edit:
Maybe you could do it with a Bat file which would auto move the joes adventure dlc folder out of the way.
Maybe not Smile
Just a thought.