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'Metal Gear Solid 2:Substance' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 23, 2003 @ 1:22 a.m. PDT

Konami has released a new patch for Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance which enables support for ATI Radeon videocards, and also takes care of a language selection issue for the European version. If you have previously updated to the v1.0, you will need to uninstall and reinstall the game before applying the v2.0 patch. (thanks Shacknews). Read more for details and download link...

Get the Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance - v2.0 off Worthplaying (12mb)


Welcome to Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance for PC. This file will take you through the procedure for properly updating your version of Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance. This file contains additional information not found in the game manual.

Table of Contents

  1. Installation
  2. Begin Playing Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance
  3. Uninstall Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance
  4. Version Notes
  5. Troubleshooting
  6. Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Web Sites

**** Caution ****This patch only fixes issues associated with ATI Radeon 8500 and above. Owners of video cards other than the aforementioned cards should not apply this patch.


1) Installation

In order to apply the patch, you must already have Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance installed onto your computer.

In the archive that you have extracted, there will be one executable file named "mgs2patch v2.0.exe"; double-click on the executable to begin installation of the patch. The patch will automatically detect where Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance is installed, however it is always best to confirm that the directory path is correct.


Click on "Install" to apply the patch. After the patch has been applied, click "OK" to confirm. You are now ready to play Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance.

***NOTE***-- If you have previously updated to the v1.0 patch, you will need to uninstall and reinstall the game before applying the v2.0 patch. Your savedata will not be deleted during the uninstall, and you will be able to resume gameplay from the point you left off, as long as you reinstall the game to the same directory where it was previously installed.-- It is NOT recommended that you delete any files from the bin directory in the install folder prior to installing the patch. Doing so may result in an incomplete or incorrect update, and the game may not function. The best way to remove old files is by performing a complete uninstallation and reinstallation of the game.

2) Begin Playing Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance

Now that you've installed the patch, there are several ways to begin playing:

- The Autorun screen will appear each time you insert the DVD into your DVD-ROM drive. Click RUN to play the game.- You may also begin the game by clicking on the Windows START button, and selecting Programs>Konami>METAL GEAR SOLID2 SUBSTANCE>METAL GEAR SOLID2 SUBSTANCE.- If you chose to add a desktop shortcut during installation, double-click the Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance icon on your desktop.

Note: You will need to have the DVD in your DVD-ROM drive in order to play Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance

3) Uninstall Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance

If you need to uninstall Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance, you may do the following:

Click on the START button, go to Settings, Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs and remove METALGEARSOLID2 SUBSTANCE.

4) Version Notes

Issues addressed:- ATI Radeon 8500 (9100) support enabled.- ATI Radeon 9000 / 9000 Pro support enabled.- ATI Radeon 9500 / 9500 Pro support enabled.- ATI Radeon 9700 / 9700 Pro support enabled.- ATI Radeon 9800 Pro support enabled.- 32-bit color mode supported on aforementioned Radeon chipsets.- Shadows are now displayed on supported Radeon chipsets.- Captions are now displayed in the appropriate language for European users (region-detection identifies the version being used).

5) Troubleshooting

SOUND HARDWARE ACCELERATIONIf you have sound hardware acceleration enabled in Windows, you may experience distorted sounds or static during gameplay. To eliminate the distorted sounds or static, lower hardware acceleration for your sound card to BASIC or turn it off entirely.

Instructions on changing the sound hardware acceleration:Go to the Start Menu, Settings, Control Panel.  Double-click Sounds and Audio Devices (Win XP), Sound and Multimedia (Win ME/2000) or Multimedia (Win 98) and select the Audio tab.  Under Sound Playback, click Advanced, then select the Performance tab.   Move the Hardware Acceleration slider to "None" to turn off sound hardware acceleration.

SLOW PERFORMANCE IN WINDOWS 98 and MEUnder the Windows 98 or ME operating systems, playing Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance with a gamepad may cause poor performance. A patch may be released to address this issue at a later date. Until that time, it is recommended that the game be played with the keyboard under these operating systems.

PROBLEMS LAUNCHING THE GAMEIf you are having difficulty launching the game:1) Close any other applications that are running on your PC, including applications in the system tray.2) Make sure that DirectX 8.1 or higher is installed on your system.3) Make sure to update your graphic card drivers to the latest drivers available.

If you continue to have difficulties launching the game, please read through the information listed below:

Q: Is your sound card a PCI64 using the ES1371 drivers, version 4.05.1127 or 4.05.1129?Please install the latest drivers for your sound card.

Q: Are you running the game on a Dell Dimension 4100/4300 series computer and Windows 2000?Intel identified a problem with the Intel Ultra ATA storage controller, and has offered an update on their web site.

  1. The update to the Intel Application Accelerator program can be found here:http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/iaa/
  2. The latest drivers for the Intel storage controllers can be found here:http://appsr.intel.com/scripts-df/Product_Filter.asp?ProductID=182

Select the drivers for Windows 2000, download and run the setup program, then reboot.

Q: Is the firewall software Zone Alarm Pro being used?Make sure the latest version is installed, and older version may cause conflicts with the game software

6) Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance Web Sites

Konami Global Web Sitehttp://www.konami.com/

Konami Computer Entertainment Japan http://www.konamijpn.com/products/mgs2pc/english/index.html

Konami of Americahttp://www.konami.com/usa/

Konami of Europehttp://www.konami-europe.de/site/sprachen.html


Konami Marketing (Asia)http://www.konami.com.hk/

***For technical support, please refer to the software manual.***

If you are having problems running the game, you may want to try updating your graphic card drivers before calling technical support:

Creative Labs www.creativelabs.com NVIDIA www.nvidia.com Turtle Beach www.turtlebeach.com

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