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TRON 2.0 Unofficial FAQ Updated

By TronFAQ on Friday, June 29, 2007 at 12:05 AM
April 16th, 2010 UPDATE: If you are looking for information about playing TRON 2.0 in widescreen, the FAQ is currently out of date.

See this article regarding the widescreen fixes in the TRON 2.0: Killer App Mod instead.


I've been meaning to do it for months, but I finally got around to updating the TRON 2.0 Unofficial FAQ.

Updates include screenshots and descriptions for the latest custom maps, a guide on how to install and use these maps (which was duplicated from a page already on this site), the best way to play TRON 2.0 on a widescreen monitor, and more.

I've also added answers to some common questions in the "Top FAQs" section, such as: does TRON 2.0 run on Windows Vista, can the onscreen HUD be turned off (for screenshots), and will TRON 2.0: Killer App for the Xbox work on the Xbox 360.

At this time, I don't personally use Windows Vista and have avoided it completely. I will eventually get around to installing and using it later this year, when I upgrade my computer. Once I do, you can expect many updates to the FAQ with specific advice for running the game on Vista.
 

TRON Comic Issue 4 In July

By TronFAQ on Monday, June 25, 2007 at 8:25 PM
It hasn't been announced yet on SLG Publishing's site, but I'm calling it. It's obvious that Issue #4 won't be released this month. If the release schedule still hasn't been updated this far into June, and TRON #4 doesn't appear on Diamond Comics' next two shipping lists . . . it's a fait accompli. There was a remote chance it could have shipped on the 27th and this had yet to be announced, but the shipping lists prove otherwise.



Now, I hate to be all gloom and doom. But I have a couple of things to say that fall into that category.

First off, I hope SLG understands that all these delays must be killing interest in the comic. I've seen evidence on the message boards of various comic sites, where people became fed up with waiting for each issue's release. Not everyone is as patient as a long-time fan like me. More to the point, why are these tremendous delays continuing? Has SLG bitten off more than it can chew, with regards to the Disney licenses? I think so. It's been over a year since the release of the first issue, and we still don't have Issue #4 in our hands.

Second, co-writer Landry Walker has posted a message recently stating that despite earlier aspirations for a long run and spin-off projects, it looks like the run of TRON comics will end with Issue #6.

It's all rather disappointing news.

July 5th UPDATE: I've just found out that Issue #4 has been sent to be printed. So it shouldn't be much longer, before it finally becomes available in comic stores.

July 9th UPDATE: SLG's release schedule has been updated to show that Issue #4 will finally be released on Wednesday, July 25th!
 

TRON on XBOX Live Arcade Update

By TronFAQ on Saturday, June 23, 2007 at 2:56 PM
While recently browsing the web, I came across some items of interest regarding TRON and Discs of TRON for Xbox Live Arcade.



First up, is that there are now some higher-quality videos of both games in action.

TRON Videos
Discs of TRON Videos

1Up.com seems to think that the games were released on June 15th, if you look at both of those pages carefully. (Notice Release Date: 06/15/07.) That's news to me. If they were already out, I think I would've heard of it by now and it would be plastered all over the internet game sites.

I also found this article on the site Destructoid, where the author slams the TRON Arcade game on Live. I would slam it too, but for a different reason. Not because I think the games won't be any good (I'm sure they will be), but because I feel they're a weak offering from Disney to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of TRON. Rather than make something new, they just re-release the old arcade games in new packaging. Big whoop. But that's just my personal opinion.

What's really amusing about this article, is that the author is bitching about the TRON Arcade game because he thought it was going to be a total revamp that featured online 3-D Multiplayer Light Cycle racing. Hey pal, here's a tip. Your wish was granted long ago. It's called TRON 2.0! This is what I'm always talking about . . . the cluelessness with regards to the release of TRON 2.0. People still don't know about this game, even years after release. It's really sad.

What's even more sad, is that Disney Interactive has recently added pages to their site to advertise TRON Arcade and Discs of TRON. Yet TRON 2.0 is completely absent now. How screwed up is that?

Anyhow, as soon as I find out when the games are being released on Xbox Live, I'll report it and fill you all in on the details. Unfortunately though, since they will strictly be available for the Xbox 360: I won't be buying or playing them. I don't want to buy a 360, thanks Disney and Microsoft. So I won't be able to review them first hand, and will have to rely on second hand reviews.
 

Photos From TRON 25th Anniversary Aero Theater Screening

By TronFAQ on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 12:04 PM
TRON-Sector member DaveTRON has posted photos from the Aero Theater screening of TRON, on his Dave's TRON Archive site.

The event was hosted by American Cinemathique and Geek Monthly magazine on Sunday June 17th, at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica, California. TRON was presented, together with Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, as part of a double bill feature.

In attendance were Steven Lisberger, Richard Taylor, Harrison Ellenshaw, Bill Kroyer, Syd Mead, Bruce Boxleitner, and Dan Shor.

Would have loved to have been there, but these events always take place in California. If I lived in the area, you can bet I would have been present. But I'm not so lucky.

June 20th UPDATE: TRON-Sector member johntron1 has posted a summary of the Q&A panel discussion that took place after TRON was screened.
 

Disney To Increase Spending On Video Game Development

By TronFAQ on Monday, June 11, 2007 at 4:41 PM
According to this Reuters press release, Disney Interactive Studios will have its budget increased by $30 million this year ($130 million, up from $100 million). And within the next five years, it will ramp up to $350 million per year.


Let's hope for their sake that they devote some of that new funding to better customer support, and making more innovative games. Who knows, maybe there's a chance we'll see another new TRON game some day after all. (And maybe another TRON film, too.)

Some day when we're all old and grey, that is.