BloodRayne 1 & 2
Enhancement Project
By Tore Andersen

Classic vampire action games from 2002/2004, developed by Terminal Reality and published by Majesco Entertainment. Both games were mostly famous for their female main-character, Rayne. A half-human/vampire wearing a tight latex outfit while hunting down vampires and Nazis. The games were solid back in 2002/2004, but they are not exactly impressive today. This guide will get both games working in HD resolution on Win7/8/10, and upgrade BloodRayne 2 with some new HD textures.

1:
BloodRayne 1
2:
BloodRayne 2
3:
Screenshots
4:
Game art


1 - BloodRayne

1: Making the game work properly on Win7/8/10 without freezing
This is tested with the Steam version of BloodRayne, but should work for any version.

Open the BloodRayne game-folder. Right-click "rayne.exe", select Properties then Compatibility. Set compatibility to Windows XP, and check "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings".



Start the game. This warning message will show.



Don't click "OK" yet. Open the Task Manager and view the Details tab.



Right-click "rayne.exe" and click "Set affinity". Uncheck everything but one CPU and click "OK"



Close the Task Manager, and click "OK" on the warning message. If you have no mouse curser, just press "Enter".
Note: This HAS to be done EVERY time you start the game, or it will freeze in a matter of seconds.

BloodRayne's Setup Options will now show.
You can't choose a proper HD resolution yet. Choose any resolution, it won't matter, but set everything else as shown in the image below, and press "Play".



After the menu shows, quit the game.

2: HD resolution
Open the game-folder again, and open the "system" folder. Now edit "rayne.ini" with a notepad.
Fine the following two lines, and change the values to match your screen resolution:
gamePIXY=
gamePIXX=
*Note: This can't be done before the game has been run at least once.

Now edit "Render.ini".
Change: "syncRetrace=0" to "syncRetrace=1".

That's it. BloodRayne is ready to run on any version of Windows in any resolution.
*Just remember to set CPU Affinity EVERY time you start the game.

 

2 - BloodRayne 2

1: Start the game
Launch the game at least once. When you get to the menu you can exit again.

2: INI-Edits

Open the BloodRayne 2 game-folder and open the "system" folder. Edit "rayne.ini" with a notepad.
Fine the following two lines, and change the values to match your screen resolution:
gamePIXY=
gamePIXX=

Now edit "Render.ini" with a notepad.
Change: "syncRetrace=0" to "syncRetrace=1"

3: HD textures & HD resolution
Visit COOPDB (LINK)
Download the following 3 mods:
1: FSAA Patch 1.666
2: High-Definition Textures (All files)
3: EXTENDED Textures (All files)
Unpack all 3 mods into the BloodRayne 2 game-folder.

Before launching the game, run "br2fsaaConfig.exe" and click "Auto Config".
I also recommend checking VSync, and setting Refresh Rate to match your monitor.



4: Widescreen Fix (LINK)
Download and unpack into the game-folder. Overwrite.

That's it. BloodRayne 2 is ready for launch.

5: Set Affinity at every launch
Just as with the first BloodRayne game, Affinity needs to be set to one core only. Every time.
Launch the game.
*When the video Option show, don't change the Resolution. If you change it, the change will be saved to the ini, overwriting the resolution you put manually. Just leave it, even though it says 640x480.



Before clicking "OK", open the Task Manager and view the Details tab.



Right-click "br.exe" and click "Set affinity". Uncheck everything but one CPU and click "OK"



Close the Task Manager, and click "OK" on the Video Option. The game should now run just fine without freezing.
Note: This HAS to be done EVERY time you start the game, or it will freeze at some point.

 

3 - BloodRayne 1 Screenshots


 

3 - BloodRayne 2 Screenshots

 

 

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4 - Game Art

 

4 - BloodRayne Cosplay

     

       

     

     

     

     

     

 

 

Game Info

The first BloodRayne game takes place in Mortton, Louisiana 1933, in a parallel universe where everyone believes in vampires. Rayne's first mission is about investigating an outbreak of an unidentified disease in the area. Then the story skips several years ahead, and Rayne is sent to infiltrate a Nazi base in Argentina. The Gestapo is trying to obtaining a mystic artifact known as "the skull of Beliar", which must be stopped at all cost. After that, Rayne travels to Germany where she finds an anonymous letter with information about an officer that has a list of other officers. After obtaining the list, the officers must be hunted down one by one.
Rayne is a Dhampir, half-human/vampire, who is vampires and Nazis. She is working for a secret "Brimstone" Society, that gives her missions. Mynce is Rayne's friend and mentor who helps her with the first assignment.

BloodRayne 2 is about hunting down more vampires and more Nazis. Both games are typical 3rd person hack'n'slash action adventures, within a linear world-space. Technically BloodRayne 2 is much better than the first game. It's also more compatible with modern computer systems. BloodRayne 2 have better 3D models and a more detailed world, but the fighting mechanics are the same. The games are mostly famous for Rayne, the main character and her style. Without Rayne, I highly doubt anyone would even remember the games existed today. Uwe Boll has produced no less that 3 horrible BloodRayne movies with absolutely no other selling point that Rayne and her leather outfit. Uwe Boll is well known for his extraordinarily terrible low-budget movies based on computer games. His work is unbelievable, even for low-budget movies. He's the guy behind "Alone in the Dark", officially one of the worst movies ever made, next to "Plan 9 from Outer Space".