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Rhaella

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  1. Rhaella

    Bug and Typo Reports

    Is it crashing to the desktop or is it just the dialog that gets cut off? I suspect the problem here has something to do with your installation, given the issues you had installing in the first place. Did you ever try deleting BG2EE and reinstalling it completely? You'll almost certainly need to start a new game if you do that, but I think whatever is going on here is bigger than the mod itself.
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    Bug and Typo Reports

    That's very strange. You get through the whole dialog and then it crashes? The variable you need is: C:SetGlobal("rh#EvaViconia5","GLOBAL",1)
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    Choosing a License for Your Mods

    Oh, I'm technically an attorney, though not a practicing one. That means I'm neurotic about accidentally giving legal advice because of professional responsibility issues and potential liability, so I always put the disclaimer. Yeah, I remember using Weidu when I was scripting for Beamdog. It seems to have been released under a GPL license, though, so there's no problem with using it for commercial purposes. The various fixes and tweaks are interesting, though--I always assumed that they had sought permission to implement that stuff. I imagine that's a greyer area than grabbing an NPC or quest mod and implementing it, though. A modder can't really get away with implementing fixes to a game and then telling the company that it can't fix those errors itself.
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    Choosing a License for Your Mods

    This is not legal advice, but intellectual property law is really trickier than that. I think a lot of modding would fit under the Fair Use exception--these are transformative works, and in our case at least is if anything providing an economic benefit to the copyright holder, since it helps maintain interest. That works in our favor. Copyright protection is a real thing, though, even for us. Not primarily against each other, but against the companies themselves: if Beamdog had decided to incorporate mod content without permission, they would have been risking potential legal problems. (And there are legal activists out there who would help you: see the Organization for Transformative Works.) Anyway, the only time I used a CC license on a mod was when I'd incorporated CC-SA (share alike) music into it, so that license carried over into my own derivative work. Technically that means that the rest of the community can do basically whatever they want with it as long as they credit me, which goes a good deal further than just writing crossmod content without permission. If you're incorporating your own music or artwork into a mod, though, it's probably a good idea to put a copyright notice of some sort or another on it. (Again, not legal advice.)
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    Evandra Overview and FAQ

    Yes.
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    Evandra Overview and FAQ

    She asks you if you've visited any of the elven kingdoms.
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    Version 2 of Evandra Released

    Just a heads up that a new version was released (technically back on Monday). The major change is a quest that's been implemented that was left out of the first version. A bug preventing installation on non-EE versions of the game has also been fixed now.
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    My impressions after a full playthrough

    Haha, yes. I really like paladins in general... paladins and mages, apparently. (I've decided to recycle the portrait I'd had made for the paladin, actually, which means that the next project I'm toying with also fits into the "unusual paladin" category. I enjoy the crazy things that BG2 lets me attempt, haha.)
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    My impressions after a full playthrough

    Heh, it started back when I was researching the more unusual paladin orders and found a throwaway line about paladins of the Harmonious Order (Milil) traveling around with bards despite their alignment differences. I was infinitely amused by this, and I think was talking about it with Berelinde at one point, ended up tossing in the Khalid/Jaheira married couple dynamic from BG1, and decided to run with it. It mostly worked out, except that one character was much easier to write and ended up overshadowing the other one a fair amount. I got it into beta, but was told that the second character would need a couple more dialogs. Which I was going to do, but then started scripting for Beamdog, so anything related to the Infinity Engine turned into a chore instead of a hobby. I tried to finish it up twice after that, but my first return to modding was short lived, and the second time around was more interested in this project instead, so the old one ended up perpetually on the back burner. I was considering releasing it anyway for a while, but kind of ended up repurposing bits and pieces of it for other projects instead. Those are still in early stages, though.
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    My impressions after a full playthrough

    No, that was a typo on my part! Well, to a certain extent that was actually intentional. I was really playing with the otherworldliness that you can get from both elves and illusionists, so part of this is that I was trying to write a character who is, in her own way, every bit as alien and detached from reality as someone like Haer'dalis. I may need to make that more explicit in the non-romanced path, but it's not something that's likely to change. Oh, it's not just because of you. I do have a quest in the Underdark written out and have been trying to decide whether to implement it or not for a while. I erred on the side of caution, but an encounter with another Dragonlance elf would make some of what's going on here much more concrete. No worries. I appreciate the criticism. I'm definitely open to suggestions right now, but I've learned that my mods tend to die stillborn if I don't go public with them as soon as they're in finished form. (That would have happened to Isra if not for K'aeloree, and did happen to a mod I wrote afterwards.)
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    My impressions after a full playthrough

    Thank you for your comments! You're right that the Planar Sphere is a perfect place for some sort of scenery dialogue--I'll need to add that in for the next version. Your first point is a bit trickier. Though you know, what with that throwaway line about Krynnspace, I was originally planning on an actual quest revolving around the spelljamming drow and an escaped Silvanesti wizard so that Evandra could get access to that planar shift spell. I dropped it because, like you said, it did feel contrived for Dragonlance characters to start showing up everywhere, but that is definitely something I could add back in easily enough. (Of course, a less contrived alternative would just be to utilize the Solamnic Knights more, which is something I've been considering as well.)
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    Bug and Typo Reports

    Well, we can always get around the problem manually. If you open up the mod folder, you'll find a subfolder called "scripts" instead. You can drop the file I've attached inside there and it will overwrite the file that's causing you trouble. bgee.baf
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    Bug and Typo Reports

    Thanks for handling this, Artemius. (There are a couple minor issues I need to fix, but I saw 20 responses here and was momentarily very worried, hahaha.) Do you know if there's any way to check for pre- vs. post-v2 versions of EE? Though maybe forcing people to update is the better option...
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    Version 1 of Evandra Released

    You know me well. Actually, I have been working on and off on a Spanish translation, but I haven't figured out any efficient way to do it yet. If I write the mod in both languages simultaneously, then I have to rewrite them both over and over again, and if I wait until I'm done with the English, then translating it later is just a marathon. So... probably in a later version. Thank you! And yeah, elven crossmod is definitely a priority at this point--I know people like their all-elven parties, haha.
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    Version 1 of Evandra Released

    Thank you, guys!
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