You know that problem Grim Fandango has had since release with a whole section of dialog near the end of the game not triggering for most people?
On the Residual forums
, giucam has finally figured out why that happens.
Apparently, the LUA file for Domino's second speech has the same check name as the LUA file for Domino's first speech. So if you talk to Domino in his office at the beginning of the game, you won't be able to talk to him the second time near the end of the game.
Luckily, giucam has also provided a step by step guide of how to fix this problem using Residual tools. It's all rather technical, so I created a little batch file that should automate the process. It uses Find And Replace Text
to replace the text in the LUA file.
The dialog options for Manny's second meeting with Domino are rather lengthy, and most people never got to hear them. So now, finally, Domino will no longer be sitting silently at his office at the end of the world. Manny can finally get Domino to take those darn headphones off and talk to him.
My zip file with the compiled Windows versions of the Residual tools and my batch file can be downloaded here
Just unzip it into the same directory containing DATA000.LAB and run fixgrim.bat.