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Legion 2:

Osarwia is a country plunged into chaos and disorder after the revolution and the overthrow of the government. No one would definitely want to go there, but there is one exception; The terrorist Karlos hid in this country after kidnapping the daughter of Oswald - one of the world's largest millionaires. For the release of the hostage, he demanded a huge ransom and threatened that if Oswald did not give him the money within 30 days, his daughter would die. Faced with such a threat, the multi-millionaire hires mercenaries whose goal is to go to Osarwia, find and free his daughter.

Legion 2 is a mod created by Polish modder Jazz. We know him from other projects: many programs facilitating the modification of games from the Jagged Alliance series, the 'Legion' mod for Unfinished Business and the unfinished 'Operation Needle'. Despite the name, the modification is not a continuation of the older project from 2005. Jazz himself explains this by saying that it is his second fully working mod.

The modification is based on Jagged Alliance 2 1.13, so it uses all the capabilities of this huge platform. Additionally, Legion 2 is compatible with add-ons such as DDB-Mod, 100AP and even multiplayer mode. However, the most important are the original innovations introduced by Jazz. In this respect, the Polish modification is very impressive compared to foreign ones: the game may be time-limited - if we do not find and release the millionaire's daughter within a certain time, the kidnappers will simply kill her. Our subordinates can now enter houses through broken windows and properly group the people they encounter during the mission. Our opponents are not only thugs and scum from Osarwi, but also combat robots with incredible accuracy. Osarwia itself is a completely different country than Arulco, both literally and figuratively. The cities are located completely differently and contain different elements, and we won't meet too many NPCs and RPCs known from Jagged Alliance 2. As the plot says, the country is in chaos, and that's the truth: we will encounter gang wars, and no one will be able to complete the task. he won't help us without a generous payment. The whole thing is complimented and at the same time slightly complicated by a system of random events - don't be surprised if at the very beginning the pilot doesn't drop your squad where he should.

Legion 2 was released simultaneously in three language versions: Polish,English and Russian prepared by the Translation Team. Unfortunately, the modification has not been fully completed and is still in the beta phase - so unexpected shortcomings and problems may appear during gameplay.

The modification is based on the official and stable JA2 1.13 (7609 build)

The modification is in the English language version, while other available versions are as follows:
1. Polish
2. German
3. Russian

Preferred base: JA2 1.05r PL or JA2 Gold 1.12 ENG
No additional files are needed. We unpack the modification and copy all files and folders in its main directory directly to the place where JA2 is installed. We launch the game using the "Starter Legion 2.exe" file and then select the appropriate settings in the newly opened window. In the second tab from the top, we choose whether the game is to be based on the 1.13 project ("+ Data-1.13") or on the classic JA2 ("+ Vanilla"). Finally, click on the run tab.


Downloads available:

Latest build V38 version is available here (r2275)

https://jagged-alliance.pl/plik575/

Alternatively there is a back-up available at The Bear's Pit storage area here

https://storage.rcs-rds.ro/links/4729f8d6-f44b-42b7-aa3e-e0ddc6deead6?path=%2FJA_2%2FMods_v1.13%2FLegion2%2Fv38



[Updated on: Mon, 11 March 2024 04:07] by Moderator

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Re: Download[message #186013] Fri, 23 May 2008 04:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
masguy is currently offline masguy

 
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A request from the terminally feeble. I tried to load this and wound up with a garbled screen.

Can the installation procedures be laid out in a step by step manner - starting out after the clean install of JA2, I know I know I did something to screw it up, but I will say in my defense that I am an idiot when it comes to such things.

Thanks,

Masguy

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Re: Download[message #186711] Wed, 28 May 2008 21:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I've recently loaded up this mod and it's really good stuff. Having tons of fun. Very Happy

@masguy

The installation for the mod isn't very difficult. Here are the steps I followed and all is working fine. I'm assuming you're running the English version.

1. Do a fresh install of JA2.
2. Install 1.13 on the fresh JA2 install.
3. Unzip "Legion_2_beta"
4. Copy the files JA2L2, profil configuration file, and Starter from the #English - only exe folder to your fresh JA2 1.13 installation.
5. Copy the Data and Data-1.13 folders to your fresh JA2 1.13 install. Overwrite the existing ones.
6. Copy BackEnd.dll, fmod.dll, and Ja2 configuration file to your fresh 1.13 install.
7. Apply patches 3, 4, and 5 by copying the necessary files, use the English exe file.

This worked for me and I'm having a pretty good time. The NPC dialogues will be in Polish, but the interface and everything else remains in English.

On that note, I do have pretty good knowledge of Polish to translate the new writing and NPC dialogue, so if anyone would like me to translate a few lines I can help with that. Smile

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Re: Download[message #187216] Mon, 02 June 2008 06:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Entity,

Thanks very much for the instructions, but I was not being falsely modest when I wrote that I exceed the specs for idiot when they try to make things idiot proof.

So, when you say:

"Copy the files JA2L2, profil configuration file, and Starter from the #English - only exe folder to your fresh JA2 1.13 installation."

A more competant person would know what to do, but I don't, because I don't know which file(s) to copy them to. So if you could indulge my incapacity a little bit further, by providing just a little bit more detail, I and others like me would be in your debt. While I am an idiot about these things I am proficient at others, so, if you ever have any questions about underwater photgraphy, for example, I would be glad to render assistance.

Masguy

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Re: Download[message #187288] Mon, 02 June 2008 19:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It's not a problem masguy.

Ok, let's say that you have JA2 1.13 installed in C:\Games\JA2.

You take the files mentioned in your post, and just put them in the directory mentioned above. If it asks you to overwrite anything, say yes.

Hope that helps. Smile

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Re: Download[message #187302] Mon, 02 June 2008 22:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Entity,

Thanks again. I followed your instructions (or I think I did). I checked to make sure my upgrading to 1.13 was functional, and then I started copying files. The game almost started. I say almost because when it began, I got a mishmash of the opening screen (in english) where you pick whether you want to start a new game or load a saved game, this was mixed in with the map screen, which was not functional. I know I screwed up somewhere. Any suggestions?

Masguy

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Re: Download[message #187485] Wed, 04 June 2008 12:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What uninstall? Of all 1.13 and original ja2?
Maybe you mean re-copying files in the right way is (might be) a solution.

So what do we have here? A shiny interface, maps, and a story without voices to sustain it?
Don't mean to discurage you guys (quite the contrary) but you sure make a lot of advertising for what your "beta" actually is.
Landing zone is a good surprise, lovely distances to travel and explore. Enemy movement in maps isn't quite the shite, but hey...I like the mapping: not my style, but there's certainly a style in there. Reminds me of of Romualdas' obsession for symmetry and the SJ mapping.
Keeping fingers crossed for you,
Az.

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Re: Download[message #187577] Thu, 05 June 2008 03:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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AZAZEL
Don't mean to discurage you guys (quite the contrary) but you sure make a lot of advertising for what your "beta" actually is.


One thing, there's no team behing Legion, it's just one guy, Jazz. Wink

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Re: Download[message #187587] Thu, 05 June 2008 10:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well then, in that case you guys should get your pollack asses in his team. Very Happy
And help with what you can, not only make the cheerleaders around.

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Re: Download[message #187592] Thu, 05 June 2008 11:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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@Scorpy: have you played?
Methinks this is the kind of exe and game setting we've been searching for: done by a modmaker, for modmakers.
Only problem as far as I'm concerned is: Jazz is doing it only for himself.
And in polish. I'll be damned if I don't have less problems with understanding russian than polish.

I also like the tuning of the mercs, and the game idea. Different!
Wander what could we do to help with the english version...

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Re: Download and first impression[message #187861] Sun, 08 June 2008 03:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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6. Copy BackEnd.dll, fmod.dll, and Ja2 configuration file to your fresh 1.13 install.


I found the problem. As I said before I am not computer savy (although my wife thinks I am - so you can imagine how hopeless she is) but I can follow directions. What stymied me was the fact that there is no file called "Ja2 configuration file" in the files listed, it's the JA2.ini.

As far as the game goes, lots of good features, the battles so far have been tough (playing on the Expert level) because the enemies are lot clumped together in large groups waiting to catch a greande or two. Obviously it would be more fun to play if it was in English, but that's hardly a valid criticism, consdiering the work that was done to make the game playable for us mono-linguals.


Masguy



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Re: Download and first impression[message #187868] Sun, 08 June 2008 07:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I guess I have to apologize for that complication masguy. That's simply how the file showed up on my system. It was called "Ja2", but was classified as a "configuration file."

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Re: Download and first impression[message #188027] Mon, 09 June 2008 18:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Entity,

You were a big help! You got nothing to apologize for. Computers is crazy people!

masguy

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Re: Download[message #365927] Sat, 09 March 2024 09:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Since the official link has been dead (https://mega.nz/) the only official source of JA2 L2 v38 is here: https://jagged-alliance.pl/plik575/


JA2 Vault (Repositories): https://pastebin.com/ahdkz33g
JA2 v1.13 - Starter Documentation: https://github.com/aimnas/1.13_starter_documentation
JA2 v1.13 Hot Keys: https://pastebin.com/EHLMuk1k

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Re: Download[message #365929 is a reply to message #365927] Sun, 10 March 2024 07:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks Luk, there is also a back up here on the Kermi mirror site;

https://storage.rcs-rds.ro/links/4729f8d6-f44b-42b7-aa3e-e0ddc6deead6?path=%2FJA_2%2FMods_v1.13%2FLegion2

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Re: Download[message #365930 is a reply to message #365929] Sun, 10 March 2024 07:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Luk3Z, do you know if that version (V38) needs any patches? If not I might tidy up this page, and remove some of the old/obsolete links.

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Re: Download[message #365932 is a reply to message #365930] Sun, 10 March 2024 12:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hawkeye wrote on Sun, 10 March 2024 06:22
Luk3Z, do you know if that version (V38) needs any patches? If not I might tidy up this page, and remove some of the old/obsolete links.
I found it: Jagged Alliance 2 Legion 2 v38 Update (13-04-2016).7z but it looks like .zip below have the newest exe files...
+my unofficial patch if someone like it big grin
This is the latest official version for L2 https://jagged-alliance.pl/plik575/ (Łatki_L2v38.txt):
- v1.13 r2245 (not r2275)
- exe r7875
Note: 639MB 7zipped .iso file (currently oficially unavailable) have a different exe files (possibly r2275) - I know it has Jagged Alliance 2 Legion 2 v38 Update (13-04-2016).7z - but hases are the same big grin
JA2L2.exe modified: ‎13 ‎April ‎2016, ‏‎18:43:16
Starter Legion 2.exe modified: ‎10 ‎January ‎2016, ‏‎16:59:40
Patch (13-04-2016) have the same exe like in https://jagged-alliance.pl/plik575/
Conclusion: use only https://jagged-alliance.pl/plik575/ (patched)

[Updated on: Sun, 10 March 2024 13:01]




JA2 Vault (Repositories): https://pastebin.com/ahdkz33g
JA2 v1.13 - Starter Documentation: https://github.com/aimnas/1.13_starter_documentation
JA2 v1.13 Hot Keys: https://pastebin.com/EHLMuk1k

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Re: Download[message #365933 is a reply to message #365932] Mon, 11 March 2024 04:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Okay thanks. It's ages since I tried Legion or Legion 2 after finding a lot of guns were broken on mercs starting kits. I don't know if that was ever fixed. Is Jazz still active anymore?

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Re: Download[message #365934 is a reply to message #365933] Mon, 11 March 2024 08:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hawkeye wrote on Mon, 11 March 2024 03:02
Okay thanks. It's ages since I tried Legion or Legion 2 after finding a lot of guns were broken on mercs starting kits. I don't know if that was ever fixed. Is Jazz still active anymore?
Last login: 04 Dec 2021 17:46
I don't remember if some guns on start was broken or not but they always starting with crappy guns which should be replaced asap and enemy have a lot of better ones.

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JA2 Vault (Repositories): https://pastebin.com/ahdkz33g
JA2 v1.13 - Starter Documentation: https://github.com/aimnas/1.13_starter_documentation
JA2 v1.13 Hot Keys: https://pastebin.com/EHLMuk1k

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Re: Download[message #365935 is a reply to message #365934] Mon, 11 March 2024 10:25 Go to previous message
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If I remember correctly they had guns but a number of them were set to 0% status, so were unusable, but it was a long time ago.

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