Trine 2: Complete Story 2.0 |BEST|
Trine 2 is a puzzle-platform game, requiring the player to use the skills of the three characters, Amadeus the wizard, Zoya the thief, and Pontius the knight, to navigate each game level. As with the first game, the mystical "Trine" has bound the three characters together into one common entity, and thus the player controls only one character which can be switched to the other two at any time. Each of the characters has unique abilities: Amadeus can use magic to grab onto certain objects in the game world, and create boxes and planks to be used to get around; Zoya can strike at objects with her arrows, and grapple onto certain surfaces; and Pontius is strong in combat against foes, can bash apart walls, and deflect projectiles with his shield. A combination of these elements is necessary to complete each stage in the game's world.
Trine 2: Complete Story 2.0
Story elements are incorporated into the game through the use of an all knowing narrator (voiced by Terry Wilton) as well as in-game scripted sequences. Scattered throughout the levels are also letters, poems, and documents which further flesh out the backstory and provide additional insight into the game's characters.
Through a series of book entries, looted poems, and narrative scattered around the levels, a story of two sisters, Rosabel and Isabel (voiced by Alix Wilton Regan), unfolds. They begin with the sisters at the ages of eight and nine, with both of them initially being quite close. The two were talented at magic, but as the stories progress into their later years it becomes clear that it was Isabel that got the most attention, received nicer gifts, and was eventually chosen as Queen. Rosabel, looking on as her sister got the attention and ever increasing status, becomes increasingly jealous and a tad vengeful. On her birthday, Isabel is invited to a 'surprise party' by her sister. Taken to a secret hiding place where they used to play as small children, she is imprisoned by Rosabel and is held captive by an enchanted tree under an irreversible sleep spell. The forest however, starts to rob Isabel of her magical powers, causing all plant and animal life to overgrow. This put the kingdom under unbalance, allowing the goblins to conquer it. After observing the heroes and the Trine, Rosabel wishes to use the powers of the artifact to save Isabel and restore the kingdom.
An expansion pack for the game entitled Trine 2: Goblin Menace was released September 7, 2012. It features six new levels, a new story, and several new skills which will also be available in the original game. Frozenbyte marketing director Mikael Haveri has also revealed that it will also feature several new puzzles based on light, water, low gravity and magnetic elements. The expansion, originally only released for the PC platforms, will be included alongside the Wii U release of the game, and the Wii U is the only non-PC console planned to receive this expansion.
The game continues the story of the first game, adding new environments, new puzzles, new abilities for the three main characters and new types of enemies that will force the player to use their new abilities wisely. The game also features three-player online co-op, the previous Trine had co-op but was offline only.
Trine 2 allows all story levels to be played co-op with up to 2 additional players, either online or local. Individual level progress does not matter in multiplayer, as any level can be played even if a participant hasn't reached it yet in single player. Each player will have to play as Amadeus, Zoya, and Pontius.
To access the Goblin Menace DLC you have to complete the original game's story line. And if you bought the Upgrade after finishing the game then you may have to complete the final level again to access the Goblin Menace extra levels. After beating the final boss the extra content of the DLC should start automatically. If you're still unsure do you have the DLC or not, you can check this through Steam by right clicking Trine 2 in your Steam Library, choosing properties and then navigating to the DLC tab in the opened window. If you see Goblin Menace DLC listed there you have it and it is equal to the Upgrade available on the Trine 2 Store Page. If you don't have the DLC tab or Goblin Menace DLC listed there, you don't have it or there could be a delay or error with your purchase which you should contact to Steam Support about. If you have it listed there but can't access it through the game, it would mean it's somekind of error or bug. Reinstalling Steam might help with this. Uninstalling Steam during reinstall doesn't uninstall your games so the reinstallation doesn't take much time. If you can't get the Goblin Menace DLC to work or have more questions about this please contact us at Support [at] Frozenbyte [dot] com.
What to do if the game doesn't start? Here is a list what you could try to do:1. Try to launch the game as an administrator (in Windows \Steam\SteamApps\common\Trine 2\trine2_32bit.exe ).2. You can also try to launch Steam as an administrator as Trine 2 needs access to to write when it launches.3. If you have Windows 8, try to launch the .exe in compatibility mode (e.g. Win 7 / Vista / XP SP3)4. Update the graphics card drivers and DirectX.5. Try to verify the game cache in Steam (by right clicking on Trine 2 in your Steam Library then click on properties and choose local files-tab and the button to verify integrity of game cache should be there).Also, you could try running the executable with Steam logged in, and not logged in. When Steam isn't open, the executable should prompt the Steam login screen, and after you login it should launch the game. In some rare cases this has actually helped.Also check the part PC: Crash upon launch (Programs that might cause it) below.If any of above doesn't help could you check these folders:...\Steam\SteamApps\common\Trine 2\logAND...\Program Files (x86)\Steam\dumpsIf those have any logs send them to us by email to Support [at] Frozenbyte [dot] com so we can look at them. Please also send your system information and you might also want to mention you tried all above.
One recent issue for another user that their AV software was flagging the trine2_32bit.exe file as something that was deleted constantly/not allowed to run.If you have Nod32 go to Tools > Quarantine (make sure the display is in advanced mode) then find "trine2_32bit.exe" and restore it.Also if you get a warning (from the .exe file because it will tell you that it is not a safe file) just check the box that won't notify you from this file again and that it won't place it in quarantine again.You can try this with your own Antivirus, just check the AV's vault/quarantine folder or menu and check that trine2_32bit.exe is restored.
This was posted on the Steam Forums:If you have NOD32 that means it sees Trine.exe as an unidentified virus, which it isn't actually. So when you install trine, nod32 prevents trine.exe from being created, so you probably don't even have the exe in your trine folder in steam.- You need to disable the AMON module, at least for the time you want to play.- Next, go to your library in steam, select trine, right click, properties, third tab (local files) and you have the option to check file integrity or something. This will install the missing trine.exe file- Next go to ANOM settings in NOD32, tab 4, click add , select the Trine.exe file and exclude it from future searches.- You can next turn on the AMON module and all should work(Oh, and if anyone has similar problems with Trine 2, it probably should work also, if you're missing the exe file from the Trine folder)
- Offline mode; Use Steam's "Go Offline" mode; unplug your internet connection, disable your antivirus software, and then try running the game from Steam and from the folder- Try running trine2_32bit.exe from the game folder with Steam already logged in- Try running trine2_32bit.exe from the game folder with Steam logged out so that Steam is not yet running; then input your login when prompted by the trine2_32bit.exe, and see if that helps any- check the \log\ folder under the game folder, does it have any files/information in them?Also check all your software and perhaps disable them temporarily. This could include your graphics card software (AMD Catalyst Center or NVIDIA Control Panel), your motherboard software, and anything.You could also try updating Java, for some reason that has helped fix a couple of problems with the original Trine at least.If you still have Steam launch issues contact to Steam Support or our support at Support [at] Frozenbyte [dot] com.
Here is a user case of this problem:"When the ESRB rating screen displays as the game is starting, the windowsmouse cursor becomes locked into an invisible box in the upper-leftquadrant of the screen, it can move maybe an inch in any direction butzeroes back to the same location. It's the same cursor icon used for afrozen/working program in Windows. It stays this way until I leave thegame. There is also a second mouse cursor, which uses the game's icon.This second mouse cursor works properly, and otherwise the game has beenworking fine for me. However, the first cursor is a distraction during the entiretime I'm in the game."The solution:"I wanted to give you an update on this issue. I had tried running the gamein windowed mode before I had contacted you, and it hadn't worked. However,when I enabled multiple mice and keyboards in the control settings, itworked, and now the phantom cursor is gone. Thank you very much for theprompt reply."Another solution:"We managed to figure it out, for future reference it seems it might have been the aspect ratio of the monitor. Apparently in 1360 by 768 the mouse cursor was unresponsive in certain screens. Seems it was only the target cursor not the windows cursor thats used in the control options screen. I didn't see it in person so I'm not completely sure but I think lowering/changing the resolution to 1280/768 got it to work."