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Ah, I'm a buffoon and wasn't setting the compatibility mode correctly. :) I have the environment showing up now, although it seems like collectible items such as tokens are not showing up. I can still pick them up, but I can't always see them; it seems like the coordinates are being computed incorrectly when rendered. Is anyone else experiencing this?

 

Yeah, I have the same issue.

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This is amazing. I've litterally been waiting to play this since I was like 5. I honestly thought this game would never see the light of day. Anyone got it to run on windows 10 yet? Virtual machine maybe?

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Holy Piraka dung I'm late to this. Just downloaded it and played Onua's level till I got stuck (when I go down the long pit, there's what looks like the sublevel transition checkpoints but there's a big stone there that I don't know how to move, my first assumption was I needed to collect all the logos but they're invisible on that level and I only just discovered their existence by chance) and Gali's level till I accidentally tabbed out and crashed the game. The dancing Tohunga chanting Onua's name was too adorable (and a new one, we've never heard of the name Nobua before right? He should be added to the wiki), I had to exit the game to do that again and show my mom. I tried to jack into Makuta's level but it didn't work. It looked different than the unrendered Onua and Gali levels from before editing the .ini. Does anyone know which levels work and to what degree? Will definitely continue experimenting later when my studies let up.

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This is really sweet. It's totally broken but still appreciable!

 

 

And on that note the game is also absolute garbage but it's the Alpha build so that's not unexpected. Literally everything is unfinished :(  .

 

I managed to find the three invisible dancing matoran in Onu-Koro but when I progressed I entered a cave off the main path and the game crashed. Every time I try to load that save it's broken and the screen is just black, so when you reach that area just keep going forward by where Kapura is. I'll start over later but I'm done for tonight. It was enough to hear those funny matoran voices!

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This is really sweet. It's totally broken but still appreciable! And on that note the game is also absolute garbage but it's the Alpha build so that's not unexpected. Literally everything is unfinished :(  .

 

There are a bunch of people in the Beaverhouse Discord working on carving some of the bugs out and making the game work a little better. They've released a couple patches already!

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I tried installing Windows XP on my old computer and the setup inexplicably formatted the wrong partition with over 500 GB's worth of data.

 

So far so good.

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Heh, maybe they'll add the non-canon matoran to a list somewhere.

 

Maybe there's one with an Akaku.

 

That's green.

 

That'd be a nice thing to see.


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This is really sweet. It's totally broken but still appreciable! And on that note the game is also absolute garbage but it's the Alpha build so that's not unexpected. Literally everything is unfinished :(  .

 

There are a bunch of people in the Beaverhouse Discord working on carving some of the bugs out and making the game work a little better. They've released a couple patches already!

 

Patches would certainly be appreciated.  Do you have any links?


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Any tips on viewing the models outside of trying to play the game itself? I've been trying to get better views of the Rahi, but as this is something that I've never done, I really have no idea on the best method of trying to get the models out.

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Any tips on viewing the models outside of trying to play the game itself? I've been trying to get better views of the Rahi, but as this is something that I've never done, I really have no idea on the best method of trying to get the models out.

 

There is some program called Neosis, or something like that, that people over at Beaverhouse Discord use.

 

I have been succesful with 3Dx Ripper, which will basically capture the whole rendered level without textures and then export it to .obj file

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For those having problems with certain levels, having them render all white (like Pohatu's and Kopaka's levels): try starting Onua's level first, hit Escape, Quit, and then start the level in question from the main menu.  Pohatu's level doesn't render correctly for me unless I start Onua's, go back, and then start Pohatu's.

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One week later and this still feels surreal!

I am so grateful to the anonymous person that ended up finally leaking this game to us fans.

Like everyone else I am now super excited to see if we can get hold of a Beta version as well!


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The biggest question I have is how on earth did they get their hands on it?

I saw a user on BZpower claim he found the demo on that old Lego Harry Potter PC game from 2002.


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The biggest question I have is how on earth did they get their hands on it?

I saw a user on BZpower claim he found the demo on that old Lego Harry Potter PC game from 2002.

 

Listen, I don't know why everyone has latched onto this Harry Potter thing, but I can guarantee you it isn't real.

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The biggest question I have is how on earth did they get their hands on it?

 

I saw a user on BZpower claim he found the demo on that old Lego Harry Potter PC game from 2002.

Listen, I don't know why everyone has latched onto this Harry Potter thing, but I can guarantee you it isn't real.
I’ve never played that Harry Potter game but I read about it on the Harry Potter wiki. The Wiki lists all the features in the game but it doesn’t list game demos. So yeah I agree this probably isn’t real.

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The biggest question I have is how on earth did they get their hands on it?

I saw a user on BZpower claim he found the demo on that old Lego Harry Potter PC game from 2002.

Listen, I don't know why everyone has latched onto this Harry Potter thing, but I can guarantee you it isn't real.
I’ve never played that Harry Potter game but I read about it on the Harry Potter wiki. The Wiki lists all the features in the game but it doesn’t list game demos. So yeah I agree this probably isn’t real.

 

 

Yeah, with how many people were on BZPower at one point, there is no way this wouldn't have surfaced a long time ago. Most likely, if there was something on the disk related to Bionicle: TLOM, it was probably the same old Onua teaser video we've known about since 2001.


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Any tips on viewing the models outside of trying to play the game itself? I've been trying to get better views of the Rahi, but as this is something that I've never done, I really have no idea on the best method of trying to get the models out.

DirectX viewer works, but doesn't load materials as they're a bunch of folders away:

 

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The biggest question I have is how on earth did they get their hands on it?

I saw a user on BZpower claim he found the demo on that old Lego Harry Potter PC game from 2002.

Listen, I don't know why everyone has latched onto this Harry Potter thing, but I can guarantee you it isn't real.
I’ve never played that Harry Potter game but I read about it on the Harry Potter wiki. The Wiki lists all the features in the game but it doesn’t list game demos. So yeah I agree this probably isn’t real.

 

 

Yeah, they didn't get the alpha from the CD. They said they can't say exactly where and how they got it, but it was from a (possibly former) LEGO employee. I've heard the LEGO Harry Potter thing come up a few times (I hadn't actually heard about that game before), and while it's possible that there was a promo video or even possibly a short demo on it, there definitely wouldn't have been the full alpha version of the game on the disk.

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This looks awesome! :D  I can't wait to play this amazing piece of BIONICLE history. 

 

I've seen people mention that it doesn't work with Windows 10, but does anyone know if it works with Windows 8.1?  I really hope it does. :P


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Has anyone worked out the compatibility settings needed for this to run on Windows 10 yet? I'm amazed this has turned up, and very curious to give it a go - but I'm not getting anything beyond white screen with a loading cursor for a few moments, then flashes of black, white, black, and a quit back to the desktop.

 

I only just saw this topic a couple of days ago, and so haven't been keeping up with all the ongoing processes of getting it to work; so I may be missing a solution that's already been discovered by now xD;;


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Has anyone worked out the compatibility settings needed for this to run on Windows 10 yet? I'm amazed this has turned up, and very curious to give it a go - but I'm not getting anything beyond white screen with a loading cursor for a few moments, then flashes of black, white, black, and a quit back to the desktop.

 

I only just saw this topic a couple of days ago, and so haven't been keeping up with all the ongoing processes of getting it to work; so I may be missing a solution that's already been discovered by now xD;;

Yeah, its not super obvious but it you scroll down on the bmp page for the game there's a link to the latest patch. Among the fixes is win10 support!

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Yeah, its not super obvious but it you scroll down on the bmp page for the game there's a link to the latest patch. Among the fixes is win10 support!

 

Okay, tried downloading that... my antivirus program reckons that the patch is "infected with FileRepMalware" and moved the file to quarantine as soon as I tried to open it :/

 

Thanks anyway, though ^^

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For anyone interested, Vahkiti is constantly patching this game, sharing the download links to the patches on his Twitter. He's made it work on Win10 without issue, resolved a bunch of bugs (mostly visual) and is tweaking the graphics to make it look better on newer machines. 

 

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For anyone interested, Vahkiti is constantly patching this game, sharing the download links to the patches on his Twitter. He's made it work on Win10 without issue, resolved a bunch of bugs (mostly visual) and is tweaking the graphics to make it look better on newer machines. 

 

:kakama:

 

Just tried that one too; no better success, I'm afraid. My computer seems convinced that the patch file "contains a virus or malware" and is giving me trouble with downloading it from there. Do you know if that's just the nature of the patch's filetype, or is there really something potentially harmful in it? I know AVG can be rather... overzealous sometimes; but without knowing enough about the reason for the warning, I'm reluctant to bypass it in case there really is a risk ^^;


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For anyone interested, Vahkiti is constantly patching this game, sharing the download links to the patches on his Twitter. He's made it work on Win10 without issue, resolved a bunch of bugs (mostly visual) and is tweaking the graphics to make it look better on newer machines. 

 

:kakama:

 

Just tried that one too; no better success, I'm afraid. My computer seems convinced that the patch file "contains a virus or malware" and is giving me trouble with downloading it from there. Do you know if that's just the nature of the patch's filetype, or is there really something potentially harmful in it? I know AVG can be rather... overzealous sometimes; but without knowing enough about the reason for the warning, I'm reluctant to bypass it in case there really is a risk ^^;

 

I can tell you with complete confidence that it is harmless. Bitdefender let it through without issue,  and I did a scan right now just to make sure. We used AVG on the desktop for a while and it even considered official, legit game files from Steam installations with a well known publisher as potential malware. It's nonsense, really :)

 

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For anyone interested, Vahkiti is constantly patching this game, sharing the download links to the patches on his Twitter. He's made it work on Win10 without issue, resolved a bunch of bugs (mostly visual) and is tweaking the graphics to make it look better on newer machines. 

 

:kakama:

 

Just tried that one too; no better success, I'm afraid. My computer seems convinced that the patch file "contains a virus or malware" and is giving me trouble with downloading it from there. Do you know if that's just the nature of the patch's filetype, or is there really something potentially harmful in it? I know AVG can be rather... overzealous sometimes; but without knowing enough about the reason for the warning, I'm reluctant to bypass it in case there really is a risk ^^;

 

it's an unverified executable that modifies another unverified executable - this is why it gets flagged as a risky program. there's dozens of people on the discord server who can vouch for its integrity, though i personally opt to patch the W10 and zbuffer fixes in myself (mainly because i want as little game content changed or fixed as possible, for documentation purposes).

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I've been trying to run the game on my old Windows XP laptop, but it keeps glitching out as soon as the level loads.  There's a black screen with different colored dots.  Any way around this?


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have you tried the fix offered on the download page?

 

 

Levels render all-black:

Most if-not all people have trouble running with the default configuration. If the game levels do not reader or render very little, try editing the “Bionicle.ini” file.

Close the game if it is running, go to the install directory, and edit “Bionicle.ini”. Find the line that says:

SvpRad=0

And replace it with:

SvpRad=1

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WHOA.

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I just saw this today. I need to come here more often...

 

This really cheered me up after the devastating news about Toys 'R' Us (many of my sets were bought there and it is one of a couple stores I associate with BIONICLE to this day). I doubt it'll work on my computer, though...

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It's being actively worked on to get it running with as most content as possible on as wide a set of machines as possible. Current patch is version 0.007 and should work all the way up to Windows 10.

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Okay, it runs, but a few issues with Onua's level:

  • The dancing Matoran are invisible until you talk to them.
  • The cave/door in Kapura's area never finishes loading, it just gets stuck.
  • I tried digging through the wall in the Nui Jaga area and the game exited by itself.

Are these things normal? Oh, and how does saving work?


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the game saves every time you enter a loading screen. this has the side effect that any map that won't load (like the cave next to Kapura, "PZZL") will result in a softlock.

and yeah, those issues are normal, this was a work-in-progress snapshot of the game. quite a lot of issues with the game have been fixed with the launcher you can get from the game's page on BMP; that said, a couple levels like Gali still have a few issues that impede game progression.


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I can tell you with complete confidence that it is harmless. Bitdefender let it through without issue,  and I did a scan right now just to make sure. We used AVG on the desktop for a while and it even considered official, legit game files from Steam installations with a well known publisher as potential malware. It's nonsense, really :)

 

:kakama:

 

 

it's an unverified executable that modifies another unverified executable - this is why it gets flagged as a risky program. there's dozens of people on the discord server who can vouch for its integrity, though i personally opt to patch the W10 and zbuffer fixes in myself (mainly because i want as little game content changed or fixed as possible, for documentation purposes).

 

Right; thanks ever so much, both of you! :D I'll give that another try when I have the time! ^^


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I come back to BZPower to take a curious poke and see if anything still twitches.

I find out that THE LEGEND OF #$%!#@#ING MATA NUI DEMO HAS BEEN RELEASED!!!!!!

This is the best Bionicle news I've heard since.... since... the announcement of G2!

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I don't think anyone here is aware of it, Illuminatus. ThiccBricc has been specifically targeting the beaverhouse discord for attention, going so far as to post there a couple of times and recreate beaverhouse memes in-game.

 

For those of you who are not aware, Thiccbricc is a twitter account that appeared less than two weeks ago, and has been posting lots of mysterious Lomn videos that appear to be from a yet-to-be-released build of the game. Current theories are that it's either a later alpha or, yes, the long-awaited beta. The twitter account has also demonstrated the ability to mod the game's animations, something beaverhouse has not been able to do in the four months since they got their hands on the alpha - and the build Thiccbricc is showing off has fixed versions of the ice and fire elemental bosses, which are broken in beaverhouse's build.

 

I'm not usually one to advertise other places of communication, but seriously, if you all want to actually discuss Bionicle and LoMN on a regular basis, the beaverhouse discord is your place. It's far more active than BZPower, and a lot more personal at the same time.

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I only occasionally lurk it, but it's astounding how many things happen on a day-to-day basis. I didn't check in for 2 days and I missed the entire Deep Brick saga. I was also MIA when ThiccBricc initially surfaced. I'm really glad things worked out the way they did, this out-of-nowhere alpha has breathed more life into the fandom than the reboot did imo.

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