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Lemmings Main / Re: The Lemmings Encyclopedia updates and comments
« on: March 14, 2013, 05:14:15 PM »
The v1.1 of the Lemmings Full Color Revolution patch is attached to this post. No one reported any bugs when I posted it back in September, so this is the formal package.

It's now on my site. I took the liberty to rename the zip as v1.0 was named (added a v before 1.1).

Lemmings Main / The Lemmings Encyclopedia updates and comments
« on: March 13, 2013, 09:34:59 PM »
Updates about and comments over The Lemmings Encyclopedia ( can be posted in this thread.

Just started it to inform you, the homepage has been changed; the way solutions could be chosen as on The Lemmings Solution is back!

Lemmings Main / Re: Special Lemmings demo for Amiga
« on: January 28, 2013, 07:59:10 PM »
For the Amiga emulators, I read that AROS is making an open source implementation of Amiga 3.1. WinUAE now includes a rom by them, . So perhaps, it's not needed to buy anything to play Lemmings.

Tech & Research / Re: Hacking Lemmings Revolution
« on: January 28, 2013, 07:40:04 PM »
@GuyPerfect: Is you're 1.1 version ready for release? If so, could you package it so I can place it on TLE. Thanks!

Tech & Research / Re: Hacking Lemmings Revolution
« on: August 25, 2012, 06:29:51 PM »
@GuyPerfect: I know of this official patch: . Do you know what that patch does and if it's still needed after applying your Full color patch?

Note: attached is my version of Lemmings Revolution.exe (CD label = 'Lemmings Rev'). The CD cover says (c) 2004. DCG 902350 | Dice Multimedia

that patch was to fix an issue in which the fall height which made a few levels impossible. it's glitchy though, I have the patch and still once and a while it doesn't work correctly. If you bought revolution after some date (some time in 2000) it comes with the patch already.
Supposedly; If you bought the game before that you would need the patch. You can see what goes wrong in a video posted in this thread below; at a certain height there is a chance that either lemmings will survive or die.

you can find some more info about that mysterious patch in this thread:

(sorry I keep answering Guy's questions for him ;P)

Thanks for that answer, I don't know if mine is patched already. Will find out when I can play the game with wine and reach the specific levels.

For the drunk mouse, I made a bug report:

Tech & Research / Re: Hacking Lemmings Revolution
« on: August 25, 2012, 10:19:56 AM »
Has someone been able to play this game properly on Wine? On my version, 1.5.11 on Ubuntu 12.04, the mouse cursor behaves as if it's drunk. Can some confirm this behaviour? Here's a movie of what Í'm describing, in the movie I'm trying to start a new game and select a level (which I'm unable to do this time):

@GuyPerfect: I know of this official patch: . Do you know what that patch does and if it's still needed after applying your Full color patch?

Note: attached is my version of Lemmings Revolution.exe (CD label = 'Lemmings Rev'). The CD cover says (c) 2004. DCG 902350 | Dice Multimedia

Tech & Research / Re: Hacking Lemmings Revolution
« on: August 25, 2012, 09:21:20 AM »
The patch is hosted now:

Tech & Research / Re: Hacking Lemmings Revolution
« on: August 23, 2012, 05:46:33 PM »
It's ready to go if we have a site to put it on. With a username like "The Lemmings Encyclopedia", I'm suddenly hopeful. (-:

The fix corrects some code in the game that didn't conform to the DirectX specification. It should run fine on any version of Windows as well as Wine.

If you're aiming to put this up online, let me know and I'll make a formal v1.0 release with the host included in the credits.

You can e-mail it to me, I'll add a new section under Downloads named 'patches' and link to the file on page

Tech & Research / Re: Hacking Lemmings Revolution
« on: August 20, 2012, 08:11:10 PM »
Attached to this post is Full Color v1.0 (Beta 4). This is a release candidate.

The updated Readme is as follows:

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Lemmings Full Color Revolution!             Windows Vista/7 Compatibility Patch
Written and maintained by Lemmings Forums
  Version 1.0 (Beta 4) - April 27, 2012

About this program:

As you've probably noticed, Lemmings Revolution has been falling apart over the
years as Windows went through its many updates. It started out innocently
enough on Windows XP: a few of the icons had wonky colors, but it was otherwise
okay. But then, when windows Vista and 7 came about, those icky colors just
turned full-on black. And the main menu became a virtually unusable cluster of
black rectangles. Oh, and the sound stopped working! It's a real mess.

Well, this handy little gadget fixes all of those problems. While the technical
details are beyond the scope of this readme file, the tl;dr version is that the
game program does not conform 100% to the DirectX specification. It was just
fine back on Windows 98 where it worked anyway, but as time marches on, we see
that the game was released with what we have since learned to be show-stopping

Things that this gizmo will fix:
 * Restores audio on Windows Vista and 7. It was completely AWOL before.
 * Provides a new texture loading routine. This corrects the messed-up colors.
 * Tweaks the main menu graphics. Solid black rectangles are hard to read.

Things you can fix yourself:
 * Level 9-6, The High Dive, has practically never worked for users who
   selected the "Typical" installation option. This can be corrected by copying
   "" from the CD and into the Lemmings Revolution installation
   directory. For real. The installer doesn't copy it right for some reason.

How to use this bad boy:

 * This patch is only designed to work with the original Lemmings Revolution
   EXE files (the game has seen various releases), so if you have one with any
   modifications, don't expect it to work. When in doubt, just re-install it
   from the CD. Don't worry: you won't lose your save data.

 * Locate the Lemmings Revolution installation directory on your computer. By
   default, this is "C:\Program Files (x86)\Take 2\Lemmings Revolution\" for
   the North America releases. Believe in yourself. I'm sure you can find it.

 * Make sure "Lemmings Revolution.exe" is not read-only. You can check this by
   right-clicking the file, selecting Properties, then making sure the box next
   to "Attributes" is un-checked.

 * Copy the Full Color EXE file into the Lemmings Revolution installation
   directory and run it. If UAC is enabled, you will have to run it as
   administrator. To do so, right-click the Full Color file and select
   "Run as administrator"

 * The program will do its darnedest to fix up the Lemmings Revolution EXE so
   that it works correctly again. Be sure to read the contents of the window
   that appears for information on what it was able to accomplish. If there was
   a problem, it will let you know what went wrong.

Additional information:

As noted above, there's a few different versions of Lemmings Revolution out
there. In fact, no one's really sure just how many there are. It's not feasible
to track them all down to make a comprehensive list, so this patch is instead
designed to be flexible and figure out exactly what needs to be done by
analyzing the Lemmings Revolution EXE file that it's intended to patch.

Some of the code updates were too large or otherwise too complex to be fitted
into the original EXE file, so they were moved into a DLL file instead. The
Full Color program will produce one such DLL file when it patches Lemmings
Revolution, adding it to the installation directory. The file's name is
"patch.dll" and it is required for the game to run, so don't delete it.

In addition to patching the Lemmings Revolution EXE file, that DLL file itself
is configured to work specifically with the version of Lemmings Revolution
being patched. If you copy a patch DLL from a different installation of
Lemmings Revolution, it will not work. In order to ensure correct
functionality, always run the Full Color program on an un-modified Lemmings
Revolution EXE.

Change log:

 * April 27, 2012 - Original release
   - Introducing audio fix
   - Introducing texture fix
   - Introducing main menu fix

 * Lemmings Revolution is ©2000 Psygnosis/Talonsoft and Take-Two Interactive
 * Lemmings Forums staff (
   - ccexplore, for technical research, ideas and testing support
   - Guy Perfect, for reverse engineering and patch development
   - thick molasses, for bug investigation and testing support

Any light on when the final release is ready?

Also, is it advisable to run the patch when running the game on Windows 98, XP and/or Wine?

Lemmings Main / Re: The Lemmings Solution
« on: October 26, 2010, 07:38:59 PM »
What Clam Spammer says, the alternative is scrolling the whole site. Exactly that and loosing the solutions text was the reason I changed is too the current layout.

Btw, you must have noticed the lack of updates, I haven't got time on my hands to work on the site. Maybe in the future.

Help & Guides / 3D Lemmings movies
« on: May 03, 2009, 09:09:41 PM »
Does anyone has the movies from 3D Lemmings? I finished the game and only saw the ending movie. Can the movies be ripped from the game?

Help & Guides / Re: The Lemmings Encyclopedia
« on: April 19, 2009, 08:38:12 PM »
Well, if you could give some directions how you would like to see the current design, I will see what can be done.

What glitches did you find?

And can you post some screenshots from your levels?

Help & Guides / Re: The Lemmings Encyclopedia
« on: April 10, 2009, 11:11:15 AM »
Yeah, those will probably be done when I'm finished with the full game.

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