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The Geomantic Sorceror kit was inspired by Constant Gaw's Druidic Sorceror kit. I am presently trying to make that suitable for starting at any level, not just level 8. Next I will want to port it to the EE world.

None of the Sorceror kits can be dual-classed. What you might be able to do is have an imaginary first class of your own choosing.
If attempting a Thief -> Sorceror dual class:
Game plan is to create the PC as a Sorceror. Now he won't have access to the Thieving buttons. You can alter Keymap.ini to give hot keys to the explicit abilities concerned:
Thieving=K
Stealth=S
Trap Detection=N
I tested this and it works in actual practice.*
Set Snare ability can be added as: SPCL412 Set Snare.
Backstabbing will be problematic, it could be added as an ability.
Some ability to use Thief items can be given by SPCL915 HLA: Use Any Item. I have not tested this yet.
*(This can be extended to other classes too:
Turn Undead=T
Battle Song=B)

Abilities with a class level variable could be a hassle. Notional classes give no levels in the classes concerned, maybe replace the level variable with a fixed number. The notional, imaginary, dual-classing happens at a fixed imaginary level in the first class. If starting BG2, a Thief should be at level 8, so the fixed number would be 8. So you could award the Thief with ~70,000 imaginary xp as a Thief and 19,000 actual xp as a Sorceror. You could use a script to set his level to 4.

Here, explicit innate abilities means abilities that must be used before they take effect, like those found in the Innate Abilities menu. Implicit abilities are always in effect.

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Party is now in Hell, the Geomantic Sorcerer has been working well. Druids are second-rate at everything, the presence of the GS means that I don't need one.

So far the GS has not enough XP to achieve any HLAs, that will come in Throne of Bhaal.

 

I had to alter the Harper Pin so that Neutral Good GS Jaheira could wear one, that was easy to do in Near Infinity.

Edited by Ishad Nha
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Heya guys, I just installed the mod today, using the most recent version of it (http://www.sorcerers.net/community/threads/geomantic-sorceror-kit.78997), but sadly when creating a new character this kit doesnt appear and when I choose it was the kit for sorcerer in eekeeper, my character in game appears as a basic sorcerer and levels as one. Can you please help me sort this out?

This mod has not been updated to the v2.3 games, so you need to utilize the old style of making the class, aka you need to go with the instructions and not ShadowEEkeeper's way. And the game probably needs to be the IWDEE, not a BG2(EE).

If it were a v2.3. it would include the ability to pick up the kit at the character creation, which needs a bit of work ... but it's not. As the IWDEE is/was Enhanced Edition v1.4. Also the fl#add_kit_ee.tpa is from v1.0.5, while the newest is v1.1.3 which should be included in the weidu.exe itself... though I haven't ever used it from there.

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Thank you very much for your quick reply! What do you mean by V2.3 games?

You'll notice the double dot's there in my reply, it means v2.3.67.2 or later ... as in ...67.3 or what ever it's todays.

Yeah, you just needed to download the .tpa -file, extract it to the mods internal file structure where the original was and overwrite that, and then reinstall again ... and that should do some of the work.. not that that guarantees that the mod is then able to work, but...

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Hi there, I've just completed a fresh install of BWP for EE and was doing my usual of adding a few mods I like that aren't in the pack, this is the only one I've had an issue with and it's one that is stumping me as all the others haven't run into this one, here's the log. I would also like to say this is one of my favorite kits and thank all of you who keep it maintained :)

 

WeiDU v 24200 Log

C:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Baldur's Gate II Enhanced Edition\setup-druidsor.exe
[.\chitin.key] loaded, 1172566 bytes
[.\chitin.key] 282 BIFFs, 83161 resources
[./Desktop.ini] loaded, 190 bytes
[.\engine.lua] loaded, 109 bytes
[.\weidu.conf] loaded, 16 bytes
[.\lang\en_us\dialog.tlk] 367888 string entries

Choose your language:
0 [English]
1 [Francais (Translation by zooloo of the D'Oghmatiques)]

 

Using Language [Francais (Translation by zooloo of the D'Oghmatiques)]
[Francais (Translation by zooloo of the D'Oghmatiques)] has 4 top-level TRA files
ERROR: problem parsing TP file [DRUIDSOR/SETUP-DRUIDSOR.TP2]: Sys_error("languages/english: Permission denied")

FATAL ERROR: Sys_error("languages/english: Permission denied")

WeiDU Timings
parsing .log files 0.000
loading files 0.000
Parsing TP2 files 0.016
unmarshal KEY 0.047
stuff not covered elsewhere 0.297
unmarshal TLK 1.328
TOTAL 1.688

 

Edit* Yes I know I chose French for this example however it throws out the same result either way, I was just seeing if it was just the English part that had a problem

Edited by reallyhairydave
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Your PC seems to be a total control freak:
"languages/english: Permission denied"

"[Francais (Translation by zooloo of the D'Oghmatiques)] has 4 top-level TRA files"
That is dead wrong, there is only the one Tra file in the folder...

Check the English and French sub folders of the Languages folder. There should only be one file in each.
Right-click on each file and click on the Properties line of the context menu.
Check that the file does not need to be Unblocked because it has come from another PC.

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Uncertain if anyone else has had this problem. in BGEE when I start a new game with a party of two custom characters and the second (non main character) is a geomantic sorcerer they start with an amulet of power and some other items including a bag of holding with a few real items and a lot of iconless "personal items" that cannot be moved by themselves (IE the iconless items only move when you move other items from the bag, the amulet of power that starts equipped and stuff like that move normally). If i recall correctly most of them are the items you get from making a fresh character in ToB or SoD, some of them that start in the bag are Varscona, The World's Edge, and a Sandthief's Ring. The only things I have installed otherwise are WTP Familiars (which I installed after this problem first appeared) and an edit to CLSRCREQ to make sorcerers playable by all races. This bug does not occur for the primary character, it only occurs for the 2nd player character (and maybe 3rd, 4th, etc. didn't test those) and seems to occur for any race.

Edit: tested in a much more modded BG2EE, does not seem to occur.

Edit2: Should also mention that I do not own SoD, realized that might be important

Edited by Dreadmaster
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