[PC] Magic Ball 2

Kippykip

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#1
This game was my childhood and I can't seem to find a torrent of this with seeds anymore
However luckily I found it through my really old files (Like from 2009!)
If I remember correctly, it was in another language (probably Spanish) but we got the english.txt file from the demo and then it was in English!
Here are some screenshots:

Anyway
Download Here - You should read below (this one is a little more updated with a Save/Load and works on Windows 10 (no sound though), although uses a dodgy crack)
 
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Kippykip

Get out of my kitchen you flying ass
God King
#2
There's also this one that uses the actual installer from if you bought it back in the day:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/fzh0b4ub4atz2q8/Magic+Ball+2+by+TheCrympton.rar

This one works on Linux WINE unlike the top one, and this one doesn't have a shady patch job like the Spanish/English swapped version above.
Although it's missing the cool 3D intro for whatever reason.
I personally recommend using this version instead.
 
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Kippykip

Get out of my kitchen you flying ass
God King
#4
Custom Resolution Tool

I have made a custom tool for Magic Ball 2 to change the resolutions, as the game has predefined resolutions for some reason. (Those being 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1152x864, 1280x960, 1600x1200)
So this tool (written in Blitzmax which also includes the sources), allows you to input any resolution that your computer can use in 3D mode. It can also enable the unused "Windowed mode" in params.txt if you specify it.
Now just so you know, the game will crash if your computer can't use the custom resolution in fullscreen! - Also meaning you can't make a windowed resolution of say "700x400" if your display doesn't have the option for fullscreen!
You can workaround this by adding a custom resolution in the Nvidia/AMD panel.

Now using the tool is very easy, you just copy the "ResolutionChanger.exe" and "hashes.txt" to the same folder where your MagicBall2 EXE is located and run it (you may need to run as administrator), and you should be good!
(Usually something like in :\Program Files (X86)\Magic Ball 2)

Now how the program works, it physically patches the games hardcoded resolutions to whatever you set in the command line.
It changes the very lowest resolution setting to whatever you set. But due to how the games engine works, if lower indexed resolutions are higher res than the resolutions listed in the next index, the game will just go to the next one. So the tool modifies the lowest index, and modifies the rest to be insanely high uneven resolutions so the game will forcibly choose our custom one
Since there are unique versions of Magic Ball 2, the tool compares version MD5's and resolution offsets from the "hashes.txt" file, so be sure to include it in the same folder as the tool.
Early versions of Magic Ball 2 (2004 binaries and under) have the GUI elements hardcoded to the Resolution index, so using the tool on very early versions of Magic Ball may make the main menu completely invisible and have no hud in-game.
Most versions of Magic Ball 2 are from 2005+ so you should be fine. All of the downloads of Magic Ball 2 in this very thread are fully compatible without glitches. New Worlds expansion also works.

But anyway the command line works like this:
Code:
ResolutionChanger.exe <Width> <Height> <Windowed>

Example:
ResolutionChanger.exe 1280 720 0
If you don't put any command line in at all, the tool will just use your current desktops resolution in fullscreen mode.
BIG NOTE: If your game is in Program Files and you're on Windows Vista+, you will need to run the tool as Administrator otherwise the game won't have anything modified.


Enjoy! (oboi)
If the tool isn't compatible with your version of Magic Ball 2 at all, send me an email or a DM with your copy of the game attached so I can add the offsets and MD5 to the "hashes.txt" file.
 

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