A new documentary on Jurassic Park: Trespasser is out. Just… just watch it (it is really good):
I think it is time for me to make a news post about this mod. Late last year, I released the first version of the Isla Sorna mod created by me and TheIdiot. The first part of the mod combines the levels Beach, Jungle Road and the first part of Plantation House into one big level, while combining the versions of levels we have. You might have already heard about it, or played it. If you have not, check it out for a fresh Trespasser experience!
UPDATE: Everything should be up and running. Please report any issues you might have. – tatu
Woah, that did not go as planned…
So here’s what happened: during the migration, a mostly automated process, we noticed that the nodes had become unstable. They may have been out-of-synch before, but when the migration started, one of the nodes started to override itself and in turn remove large parts of the files it contained.
The process was stopped immediately, but in doing so we lost access to the data on the node. The node contained files from some of the hosted websites, including trescom, and more importantly our entire webserver configuration. Without it, all websites went down immediately. The databases, which contains the content to all websites were migrated without any issues, so in a worst-case scenario we would have had all the texts, but only parts of the files (images etc). There was a second backup strategy in place, on top of the replication of the data across the nodes, but that one failed us too, as it stopped synching data from the newer nodes. Regardless, we would have been able to recover data from there, but it would have taken a lot of time.
As of writing, we managed to recover the broken node and regain access to all data. We are now fixing remaining issues on the websites – Trescomforum for example is lacking the proper PHP version. So everything should be back to normal soon.
madpipper has let us know there will be a server migration over the weekend, on January 9th and 10th. The site will be inaccessible at times, so please be aware if you can’t access the site. Thanks!
Happy holidays everyone! This year we thought we would give you a more proper post for this holiday.
2020 is coming to an end and this year the Trespasser community has seen an increase in activity. Our Forum has seen an increase in activity and several mods have been released during the year. Our Discord has also seen an increase in activity, with many new members.
So as 2020 is coming to an end, we wish you all happy holidays and we hope we will see you in 2021!
I also wanna remind you that there has been several released Christmas/Winter themed levels in the past. Check out the download section and you might find a level you’d enjoy!
Winter’s Journey is “A Christmas-themed Trespasser level” from TrespasserGuy released just in time for Christmas. He doesn’t wanna give away what the level is about, so go check it out right now! (After you’ve finished reading this news post!)
You can find this level here: Winter’s Journey Download
New TPA ID Discoveries
Early this December, LtSten and machf worked together and manage to crack several previous unknown IDs in the TPAs we have. In less than one week, 57 unknown IDs became 16. We hope they manage to crack more of the unknown ones, and maybe one day we will know them all. You can follow their own at our forum: Sound names from the .tpa files
If you are interested in what IDs are used for specific TPA sample, machf have updated the listing and you can download them here:
Lost Jungle Remastered
Sadly I forgot this in a news post earlier this summer. However, here it is! TrespasserGuy took the enormous project to remaster Draconisaurus and Mickey’s Lost Jungle level and have made an amazing remaster. It is worth checking and and you will be impressed! You can find the level here: Lost Jungle Remastered Download
Now this is not something we’ve seen in Trespasser before. Community member Teromen made a Skatepark map in Trespasser. While you can’t ride a skateboard, you can use the ramps to get an advantage over the raptors.
“Feel free to try it out. Its a skatepark in Trespasser. There’s a few dinos and guns for fun. I made this for fun and to get better at mapping. I got better at collision especially. It was a a bit tricky. I hope you have fun. Enjoy.”
It is worth checking out and you can find it here: Skatepark Download
Just in time for Christmas, Draco has released his Draco~Test level. He experimented with various things in this level, including a working “PC”. You should definitely check it out to see various things you have not seen in Trespasser before!
“Alright everyone, Happy Holidays from Draconisaurus! My gift to TresCom this year is the latest and final version of “Drac~Test”, where a number of investigations were made about the disposition of the Trespasser technology. There are 5 zones to explore, in various amounts of development. Hopefully some useful things may be found. I’m releasing this now since it is still technically the eve of the holiday and that is when the occasion is celebrated in Europe. Have a great holiday and hopefully many can spend time with friends & family even if only on video.”
You can find this level here: Draco~Test Download
Trespasser 2020: A Trespasser Modding Starter Kit
MikeTheRaptor made a comeback earlier this year with a release to make it easier for people to play mods. Setting up mods an be quite tricky, and many people have had issues setting up CE to work with an external mod folder. MikeTheRaptor wanted to help out and made this package for you, and included some levels to get you started playing.
“In an effort to make playing Trespasser fan levels and mods more accessible, I’ve created a simple starter kit that includes everything necessary to begin playing Trespasser fan levels immediately with no setup or configuration required.”
You can find this and what it includes in our download section or download it here: Trespasser 2020: A Trespasser Modding Starter Kit Download
New Download Section
We have finally updated our download section. We are now using a new plugin as the old one is no longer in development and started to have issues on latest WordPress.
The new download section will look a bit different, but we will work on improving it over time. It contain all the downloads the old one had, it even got a simple search now on each category page! All downloads will now have their own page, allowing you to make comments to a specific download. Use it to post issues you have with the download, feedback or even reviews for a fan level. You will also be allowed to download a file directly from the list, without the need to open each download in a new tab, just like before.
Go check it out, and hopefully we’ve manage to move all download so all the links work correctly, otherwise let us know in the comments, and we will continue to improve the download section.
Today, Trespasser turns 22. 22 years ago was the official release date. Happy birthday Trespasser!
It is rare these days that we get new members in the community that also have a huge interest to make new levels. One of our latest member, morningstarring has released no other than 2 new levels in the past 2 months. These fan levels are modifications of retail levels which is a rare thing now in the community. Be sure to check them out!
Download it here: Redwood Road Download (43.91MB)
Download it here: Airfield Download (54.41MB)
Assets In The Making
Draconisaurus has shown us his current work-in-progress model he’s been working on for a few weeks – an “African Cape Gun”. Many hours has been spent on this to make sure its been done to perfection. He released a video of it in action:
Trespasser In Source Engine
killer89, also known as Mattila22 on our Discord has been working hard on recreating a few areas of Trespasser inside the Source engine. Their latest project have been to recreate Industrial Jungle, which is a huge undertaking.
You can follow their work on our Discord (Link in the right menu, below the forum link), or on our forum: Hunter’s camp & Lab complex in Source engine
We don’t get many new fan arts on our forum anymore, but that doesn’t mean no-one is making any. Draconisaurus have discovered several fan arts the past month on the internet.
You can find more on our forum: Internet Trespassing
More Fan Art
While we rarely do get new fan art, Draconisaurus has shared some of his drawings, some which are Trespasser inspired, make sure to check these out as well.
Check out the rest here: Drac Sketching
The “Definitive Edition” is finally released! I hope you all enjoy the new videos, which have lots of new surprises in store for people familiar and unfamiliar with the previous versions. Includes more sound effects and a lot more! You can watch the entire playlist at the link below.
Also, now open, is the brand new website where you can download the updated audio version, Excavated PDF book, and a ton of other features involving Jurassic Park.
It’s been a year since the last news post, but fear not, there have been plenty of stuff happening in the community. Here is several of them:
Rebel has been busy in the recent year to work on the latest installment in the TresCom level series. Latest to join is the prequel level, which tells the story on how Anne ended up where she is in the first TC level. The prequel level is still a work in progress but Rebel has made a nice package that contains the whole story so far. The package comes will all the levels and are bundled with ATX and is standalone, ready to be played!
NOTE! The TresCom.tpa file was missing a sound while wearing the gas mask. If anyone wants to replace the file inside of the anthology’s package (inside data folder), it’s in the 7zip below.
TrespasserGuy’s Unfinished Levels
TrespasserGuy decided to share two of their unfinished levels in hopes that it will have some inspiration for people to do some modding. TrespasserGuy describe them as: “Both of these levels take inspiration from some JP1 concept art and try to create a tropical resort-type locale that is very heavily implied to take place on Isla Nublar.”
You can find these here: TrespasserGuy’s Unfinished Level Pack Download (14.9 MB)
The first of many new levels by Draconisaurus included in this news post. Inspired by the comic book series “The Woods, it contains a forest from an alien world with secrets to be uncovered and fearful environs to survive. It can be downloaded here: 4ushT Download (15.0 MB)
The next level from Draconisaurus is inspired by Jurassic Park Arcade and plays out in similar fashion, but with a Trespasser touch. Pine Escape Download (8.4 MB)
Another level from Draconisaurus that he made over the past winter. The level is very typical Trespasser and therefore stands out from his typical levels. It has a great environment and puzzles. Mountain Valley Download (29.4 MB)
This next level was inspired by one of the Windows Login Backgrounds. Once again this is created by Draconisaurus. Desert Mountain Download (5.7 MB)
Draconisaurus dreamed this level up randomly one day. “The basic premise is that InGen is for whatever reason doing an archaeological investigation on an unknown ruin location.” MayanCity46 Download (8.6 MB)
Now this level is probably a bit late to be added to the news post. This is Draconisaurus Christmas 2019 level for the community. The level continues where “Industrial Forest 3” left off. “This time you must complete the journey to the outpost and make it through the gate!” Winter Outpost Download (23.8 MB)
NNHD Trespasser Textures
And now for something completely different. Isolt spent some time upscaling most of Trespasser’s textures. They also went ahead to upscale the texture used in Pine Valley (build 96). Please be aware these are quite big downloads. These HD textures requires the CE patch to work. See the including Readme for installation instructions and other information.
“Standard version is 4x resolution (16x pixel count) in 24bit colour.
Light version (for more demanding levels or less capable hardware) at 2x resolution (8x pixel count) with some less important textures removed, and some particularly large in game textures at 4x”
TPA Player Update
Rebel has released a new version of TPA Player, version 126.96.36.199. It contains a small workaround to export audio with / in its name. You can find the latest version here: TPA Player v188.8.131.52 Download (524.4 KB)
Last year our long time TresCom staff MikeTheRaptor decided to start a Discord channel for Trespasser. The Discord is linked in the right-side panel below the forum, but you can also join it by clicking HERE.
machf have been busy again working on getting the levels from the early Trespasser builds to work with the retail engine. He has now fixed the .scn and .grf file from the early levels to properly work with the retail engine (except for some issues with Build 22’s IJ and TestScene level (for now)). You will still require to convert the .pid/.swp using the Pid reWrite tool(see below) along with the TPAupdate tool (see below) in order to fully experience the levels.
These patches can be found in our Patches download section. Please see the description of the downloads for information to get them working properly.
From the description:
“fixOcclusion is a simple drag-and-drop utility based on some of the functionality from the earlier pidRewrite tool. Its purpose is to fix the occlusion settings in early v130 pid’s (basically, the ones from Build 55) so that they are fuly compatible with later ones and can be properly viewed in TresEd. Just place the executable in the same folder as the Build 55 *.PID files, then drag an drop on top of it each .PID file you want to convert. The original ones will be saved with a “.bak” extension, just in case.”
This tool will fix the issue where TresEd won’t recognize occlusion objects as occlusions due to difference in the early v130 pid’s found in Build 55. You can found the tools in our Tools download section on the left or download it here: fixOcclusion Download