The first Version 1.0 of the mod was released March 22nd, 2008 but was withdrawn shortly thereafter for various reasons. It was decided to work on an improved version of the mod for another release. The improved Version 1.1 mod was released April 16th, 2010. It is being treated as an Open Beta, due to the enormous number of changes made, and the need for testing by a wide audience to catch any unexpected problems that may have been introduced. At least one more version with additional improvements and possible fixes is planned to follow at a later time.
The mod is not to be confused with the Xbox or Gameboy Advance versions of the game, despite the similar name. It is only for the PC version. Though it does obviously take some inspiration and the title from those games.
According to TronFAQ, "The KILLER APP Mod is a merger of Kain-Xavier's KMX Skins Mod, Raven's Light Cycle Colors Mod, and my Orange Light Cycle Unlock Mod, but with plenty of additional enhancements."
Examples of features in original v1.0 release
- New Multiplayer Characters such as Sark, Thorne, the DataWraith, etc. by Zook_One
- New Multiplayer Skins by Kain-Xavier, which are improved versions of the skins from his earlier KMX Skins Mod
- New Rod Primitive and Energy Claw Weapons in Multiplayer Derez
- New Light Cycle Colors by Raven, Kain-Xavier, and TronFAQ
- Enhanced Light Cycle Trails and New Flashing Wheel Spokes
- New Multiplayer map Loading Screens
- New Disc Trail and Blocking Colors in Multiplayer
Examples of features in new v1.1 release
- Proper Widescreen support for 16:9 and 16:10 aspect ratio displays, including corrected menus and cutscenes
- Fully working Gold cheat which provides the player with all Gold level subroutines and full armor, along with maxed out player ratings
- Options for permanent God mode and full permissions on every level in Single Player
- Option to play the game in a Window rather than full screen
- Option to disable the HUD for clean screenshots
- Further fixes to level design and text errors in Single Player and Multiplayer
- Cut content has been restored (Help files in Single Player)
- Derez powerups are now 3-D to match their Light Cycle counterparts
- ModDB Killer App Mod page
- TRON 2.0 News (the latest news updates about the mod will always be found here)
- LDSO Killer App Mod forum section