Someone Recovered The Code To Unlock A Full Version Of Timesplitters 2 In Homefront: The Revolution

This arcade cabinet still works somehow.
This arcade cabinet still works somehow.
Screenshot: Deep Silver / Kotaku

Back in 2016 players of Dambusters Studio’s Homefront: The Revolution easily found an Easter egg featuring two levels from 2002's Timesplitters 2. Now a code until recently thought lost has been recovered that unlocks a complete playable port of the time-traveling first-person shooter.

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Responding to an April 4 Twitter thread asking developers the best Easter eggs they’d ever hidden in a game, Rust lead programmer Matt Phillips revealed that instead of just the two levels players knew about, he included an entire playable port of Timesplitters 2 within Homefront: The Revolution.

The only problem, as Phillips went on to explain, was that he didn’t know the unlock code.

For a while, it seemed like no one knew the code. Code-savvy gamers mobilized, hoping to uncover the secret. Then, four days later, Twitter user and self-proclaimed “emulation ninja” Spencer Perreault replied to Phillips with exactly what everyone was looking for.

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And boom, we’ve got access to all of Timesplitters 2. In order to unlock the game, players need to access the arcade machine within Homefront: The Revolution, inputting the code within the limited version of Timesplitters 2 playable within. The original two-level Easter egg can also be accessed through the Homefront “extras” menu once discovered.

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The only level I really wanted to play.
Screenshot: Deep Silver / Kotaku
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The port isn’t perfect. Though it will run natively at 4K, the graphics are very 2002. Don’t expect any enhancements. On PC, where I tested out the code, some of the levels caused the entire game to crash to desktop when I tried to load them, notably NeoTokyo, and I encountered several crashes while playing through other levels. Still, not bad for an Easter egg port of a game that didn’t come to PC in the first place.

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Just before a crash.
Screenshot: Deep Silver / Kotaku
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Steam user Dutchoper72 put together a great guide for getting the code to work, including additional codes to unlock arcade mode and more. The guide even includes a save file for the PC version, so Steam players won’t have to go through hours of Homefront: The Revolution to fiddle about.

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DISCUSSION

eastyy
eastyy

Great can now get Timesplitters 2 with a bonus game Homefront