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Creature animations with incorrect health bar positions

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Health bar positions are automatically calculated based on the dimension of the creature animation BAM, unless they are explicitly defined in their associated INI files by the "height_offset" attribute.

There are several creature animations with incorrect health bar positions, either because they don't contain the "height_offset" attribute or use an incorrect height.

The most obvious cases are 6405.INI and 6406.INI which both define an invisible creature animation for various creatures and helper creatures. But there are more cases, especially in BG2EE and IWDEE, which don't define explicit height positions for any creature animations. BGEE/SoD looks (mostly) fine.

In many cases it looks like health bar positions are calculated differently every time a creature is spawned. This could be bug in the game engine when no explicit height value is defined. It seems to use the dimension of the first available animation frame to calculate health bar position. This is especially apparent with creatures that have very dynamic animations, like the Ravager.

I have attached a small test mod that spawns creature instances for every available creature animation in a dedicated area for closer inspection.

Creature animations to fix:

  • 6405.INI (DOOM_GUARD): [BGEE, BG2EE, IWDEE] Set height_offset=65
  • 6406.INI (DOOM_GUARD_LARGER): [BGEE, BG2EE, IWDEE] Set height_offset=65
  • 1300.INI (DEMOGORGON): [BG2EE, IWDEE] Set height_offset=140
  • 1200.INI (DRAGON_RED ) [BG2EE, IWDEE] Set height_offset=260
  • 1201.INI (DRAGON_BLACK): [BGEE, BG2EE, IWDEE] Set height_offset=260
  • 1202.INI (DRAGON_SILVER): [BGEE, BG2EE, IWDEE] Set height_offset=260
  • 1203.INI (DRAGON_GREEN): [BGEE, BG2EE, IWDEE] Set height_offset=260
  • 1204.INI (DRAGON_AQUA): [BGEE, BG2EE, IWDEE] Set height_offset=260
  • 1205.INI (DRAGON_BLUE): [BGEE, BG2EE, IWDEE] Set height_offset=260
  • 1206.INI (DRAGON_BROWN): [BGEE, BG2EE, IWDEE] Set height_offset=260
  • 1207.INI (DRAGON_MULTICOLOR): [BGEE, BG2EE, IWDEE] Set height_offset=260
  • 1208.INI (DRAGON_PURPLE): [BGEE, BG2EE, IWDEE] Set height_offset=260



Edited by argent77
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