Exploring the world of “Red Dead Redemption 2” on a stately horse is great, but we all dream of seeing the world from a bird's eye view or sneaking up a mountain wolf through the gorge.
Dreams come true: after starting the game on computers, a trainer was released that will allow you to “move” from the human body to an eagle, a wolf, and any other model in the game.
The controls are upside down, so try jumping to get off the ground. The bird itself looks pretty blurry, according to our Eurogamer colleagues, but the view is pretty stunning.
However, in order to enjoy this infinite sense of freedom, some precautions and fuss with the game files will be required. First of all, run this trainer only in a single player game – mods are not officially supported by Rockstar.
In fact, when a PC-Gamer journalist restarted the Rockstar launcher after installing the trainer, he received a warning that he might be banned from Red Dead Online:
Back up your saves and game files before doing anything. Do not save the game while playing as another model, and disable autosave when using the trainer.
Keep track of the files that the trainer adds – you need to delete them all before playing Red Dead Online. Unfortunately, spontaneous bans from developers are not excluded.
In addition, people notice crashes when using alternative models, crashes to the desktop and stuck in textures. Attempting to switch the camera to another “body” can also lead to a freeze and then crash of the game.
You can download the trainer here. Download the files and install them in the root directory of the game. When you launch Red Dead Redemption 2, you will hear a few loud beeps that indicate that the trainer has been successfully installed. Pressing F7 during the game turns you into an eagle, and F8 turns into a wolf.
If you want to turn into something else, you can edit the lst.ini mod file during the game and add another model to the F7 or F8 keys. List of models here. You can also use the trainer to teleport around the map using the F9, F10 and F11 keys, and editing the same ini file will allow you to enter the coordinates where you can teleport.
And the last warning from our colleague: do not turn from an eagle into a wolf while you are in the air – after all, wolves cannot fly, and this will lead to a tragic ending.
Given that Red Dead Redemption 2 on the PC has a photo mode, replacing character models can lead to some truly epic screenshots.
It is worth noting that this process edits your save file, so be sure to backup it in case something goes wrong so that you don’t lose any progress.
If this has not yet convinced you to try out the computer version, then here's a fresh video comparison of the computer and console versions:
Since its debut on computers on November 5, Red Dead Redemption 2 has caused problems for some players. It is noteworthy that the game crashed at launch, with the most common error message “Red Dead Redemption 2 unexpectedly terminated,” according to Reddit users.
Rockstar Games is working on an update that solves most of the problems. The studio is currently in a “live line” order to issue patches to further eliminate the constant failures that some computer boyars continue to see.