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  1. bob_veng has finished working on all icons in BG style. Gedlee's Electric Loop uses Pacek design. Thanks to all participants for comments and contributions.
  2. can't see how it's possible when her MAZZY.BCS script XP scale ends up with this max: IF Global("BD_JOINXP","LOCALS",0) InParty(Myself) XPGT(Player1,1249999) XPLT(Myself,1250000) THEN RESPONSE #100 SetInterrupt(FALSE) SetGlobal("BD_JOINXP","LOCALS",1) ChangeStat(Myself,XP,1250000,SET) SetInterrupt(TRUE) END there is nothing there that could give her more XP on joinup unless she uses her ToB script (MAZZ25.BCS), which is not the case until ToB. If you have a save game made right before recruiting her and before any edits with EE-keeper I can test if the same problem will happen in my game. edit: missed this part. Most likely a conflict (not with EET but with vanilla BG2:EE content). But please upload the save just in case. edit2: also please upload MAZZY.BCS from your override directory.
  3. Automatic XP gain on joinup via character script, based on CHARNAME XP, is a vanilla EE feature. Unless it is confirmed that it only happens in EET, fixing it is outside scope of this project. Generally EET is not fixing vanilla bugs because any such fix needs to be carefully tested after each released official patch to be sure that Beamdog didn't fix it on their own and to ensure that it doesn't break anything in the possibly altered vanilla content.
  4. @bob_veng, I like the results a lot. Doubt there is any new player that could point to one of your icons in spellbook and say that it's a mod added content. Sounds good. I will send PM to Pacek if he mind us using that icon. Thanks, this one looks nice too. Not sure which one is better.
  5. K4thos

    Keen edge

    it's IWD2 flag that increases weapon critical hit chance. In EE engine it does nothing.
  6. Thanks for the contributions so far! @bob_veng, I think following icons on top of the scroll background should be moved 1 pixel to the right: Death Armor, Tortoise Shell, Mass Dominate (and maybe more). In case of uneven amount of pixels on the sides of the image, to make it look cantered, I think more space should be on the left side. Other than this I like the results.
  7. thank you very much, I've added the file and preview to the first post. edit: just noticed your updated image, I will upload the new version right away.
  8. thanks! Looks like I was not precise enough, though. What I meant is that in order to create this TIS file with a bit less effort we would need not only a layer with water but also with just a ship + shadow rendered on a transparent background. (or at least that's how I understood primary and secondary tile stuff mentioned by argent in this post - please correct me if separating water from the rest of art is not needed) please go ahead and thank you I wouldn't call it "a little" help - sounds like a major contribution to me. When it comes to search map BMP files keep in mind that in BG games yellow color, which is normally used for snow, is hardcoded to use "deep water" foot sounds: It looks like Beamdog is not interested in fixing it, so we're forced to use dark red (1) color for snow (btw. it's used by Beamdog in OH3000 snowy area from Dorn's quest)
  9. Gorionar, fantastic art, thank you very much for this contribution. Considering this area contains water, which seems quite tricky to implement (and in EE engine there are also other changes that need to be taken into account - this is how the ship TIS file looks like in EE), if you still have this image with water present on a separate layer, please share - it will make TIS creation easier (I think).
  10. thanks, I've updated the first post taking above into account.
  11. These images look as good, if not better than vanilla areas. Really good work. Since Gorionar's upload contains 10 unique images, I think that's enough variety for both IWD1 and IWD2 content, so we can skip IW0001- IW0005 areas mentioned in the first post. Kexik’s art is also of high quality, but with so many details (trees, lake, bridge, cave) I think it may be better to leave it for someone interested in using it as whole (for example in a dedicated mod for IWD games, where it could really shine), instead of cropping the art into 1280x960 pieces for random encounters. So the only area art that may still need editing or replacement to differentiate it from vanilla one is the ship exterior. Of course the work also awaits for someone willing to actually convert these images into proper BG area files, as described in this tutorial: http://www.simpilot.net/~sc/dltcep/index.htm And there’s also encounter design task described in the first post.
  12. edit: all icons have been converted to BG style by bob_veng. Old post:
  13. To speed up development of the IWD-in-EET mod I'd like to ask for help with some time consuming tasks, so that I could focus on other stuff. This topic is about BG style random encounters. Random encounters feature was initially meant to be implemented by @White Agnus (here is a proof of concept video), but since he is missing in action, maybe someone else will be interested in working on it. I've prepared following graphic resources for random encounter areas. All with 1280x960 dimensions since that’s the size of all RE areas in BG games. https://imgur.com/a/SGRhntA As you can see they are based on vanilla areas. Of course if some artist would be interested in editing them or working on completely new art, such contribution would be more then welcome (especially the ship exterior seems jarring to me since it’s very recognizable art from BG2). I've already prepared TIS, PVRZ, MOS, BMP files. What else is needed: - IW0001-IW0004, IW0001N-IW0004N: WED file (either need to be created from scratch or extracted from vanilla OH3000 WED file), - IW0005: WED file (created from scratch since that portion of vanilla IWD2 AR2000 area was not accessible, so doesn't have trees polygon etc.), SR.BMP (same situation, vanilla SR was not usable in this case) - IW0006: WED file (data can be extracted from the vanilla BG2 AR1607.WED file), TIS/PVRZ files (I know next to nothing regarding TIS water tiles, so I skipped this one). Currently these areas use empty ARE files, so patching them may also be needed (adding stuff like wind ambient sounds etc.). Here are current resources for random encounter areas: https://www.dropbox.com/s/trn1iu7wtevzocf/map_random_encounters.zip?dl=1 In case someone would like to extract data from vanilla WED files, tiles position on the original maps can be checked in xcf files, inside source folder (by displaying layers on top of vanilla image). -------------------------- Another task is designing actual random encounters. If someone will be interested in doing so, I can write spawn scripts myself. What would be needed is a list of creature files that should be spawned, with the exact map axis, information for which campaign the spawn is for (IWD1 or IWD2), in which chapter, and on which random encounter map creatures are meant to show up etc. I think the best way to handle it is analysing how random encounters work in vanilla games and designing something similar: BG1 (in EET with BG, not AR prefix): AR5600, AR5601, AR5700, AR5701, AR5800, AR5801, AR5900, AR5901, AR6000, AR6001, AR6100. BG2: AR0041, AR0042, AR0043, AR0044, AR0045, AR0046. Balancing wise, please think about it as if you would be designing such encounters for vanilla IWD1 and IWD2. It may be handy to actually test those encounters with your IWD:EE parties in particular chapters. Keep in mind that the mod will contain optional creature scaling feature. -------------------------- edit: thanks to Gorionar's contributions there is a new ship exterior and 10 unique images that can be used for encounter areas. PNG files: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4cygq6oc1rvox48/Location RE1.7z?dl=1 PSD images with ship exterior: https://www.dropbox.com/s/64e9hm5f2u72704/Ship%2Bwater_0.psd?dl=1 JPG preview: https://imgur.com/a/vK8I6VG Snowy areas will be converted to BG format by Fluke565.
  14. IWD1 content items works the same as in IWD:EE (there is quite a lot item randomization done via 2da files). IWD2 is all about item randomization (at least when it comes to unique items) and that's still intact after content conversion to EE engine. I recommend looking for description how it all works in some IWD2 guides. No additional item randomization is planned for BG content (although external mod could add it, if someone would be interested in creating such mod).
  15. K4thos

    Progress

    no. edit: at least when it comes to system stuff discussed in the recent posts. IWD2 content itself has been already converted before by dradiel for classic engine (it’s part of a giant project called "World of Baldur's Gate" - only for Polish version of classic BG2).
  16. K4thos

    Progress

    I've never played NEJ, so don't know what "item upgrade" means here. You can see current descriptions of all converted IWD2 items here: there is no perspective yet (and won't be since the testing phase start depends on EEex development, and I don't want to put pressure on the author). It will be released once it's ready. thanks. I've rewritten IWD2 descriptions from scratch in order to make them more in line with EE ones, less confusing (IWD2 vanilla text is often vague, sometimes misleading, in some cases miss some existing class features). English is not my first language, so feel free to list any grammar/spelling errors you find. the priority for the first release are IWD2 features, so the answer is no, for now, since that game didn't have prestige classes. But I'm indeed interested in implementing at least those prestige classes present in NWN1 (so none of those you just listed) down the road. Before it happens several more feats and skills that were not present in IWD2 will need to be implemented (they are among the requirements for these prestige classes) Skills: - Discipline - Tumble Feats: - Alertness - Mobility - Spring Attack - Whirlwind Attack Tumble skill, Spring Attack and Mobility feats also require "Attack of opportunity" feature, which I'm struggling to think how it could be implemented in IE engine to work decently. When it comes to NWN features missing in IWD2, I'm also interested in implementing meta-magic feats down the road and maybe some other skills and feats present there. The Lua code is already written in a way to support prestige classes. Thier implemention is just not a priority until the core mod is finished. almost all IWD2 feats have been re-implemented from scratch in EE engine, so IWD2 bugs don't matter (there WILL be new bugs to be discovered during testing though, that's inevitable). edit: here are descriptions how they work in this mod: Notice that I didn't manged to implement "Blind-Fight", "Precise Shot" and "Strong Back" feats yet due to engine limitations.
  17. K4thos

    Progress

    unless you treat paladin and monk orders, cleric deities and mage spellschool specialization as such, there are no "kits" in IWD2 (or in 3E PnP for that matter). Below is description how custom rules base classes currently work (almost completely the same as in IWD2). None of these changes affect vanilla "classic rules" characacters (and no changes to 2da files affect "custom rules" characters - those are handled via Lua tables, extremly easy to mod btw.).
  18. I don't use classic games, so can't help you with testing, but I'm interested in seeing these screenshots. Please consider reuploading them in fullsize instead of 180x100 resolution
  19. K4thos

    Progress

    I don't really know how vaiable particular class combinations are from powergaming point of view. The mod provides an option to create a character with class system that works like in IWD2 and it's up to player to make or break the character (or ignore it and still use the classic system) Quoting the readme (very much WIP, the readme file is nowhere near ready, I will need to credit Sorcerer's Place and some IWD2 gamefaqs authors, since I'm using huge portions of thier IWD2 system explanations in the readme) edit: In short, everything works like in IWD2, but the full Hit Dice advancement is capped at level 10 (to not create characters with insane amount of HP), characters gain 2E saving throws (since I don't see a point in using 3E ones - doing so would require patching most resources in game) and we're calling 3E BAB as base THAC0 (even though its progression for custom rules characters is the same as in IWD2). And of course we're following BG XP reward scale (level 30 at XP cap = 8000000 instead of 528000).
  20. K4thos

    Progress

    yes, you can think about it as "create your own kit". There are no silly workarounds here like dialogs or spells. Everything has been re-implemented in Lua (thanks to EEex) and the menus looks exactly the same as in IWD2 - see the example screenshots from chargen (level up screens for custom rules characters also looks like this, vanilla hardcoded/2da based chargen and levelup functionality is not used at all by these characters).
  21. K4thos

    Progress

    As you can see in the third screenshot you can select between classic and custom rules during character creation. Which means it only applies to player created characters (for example starting a new game with a party of 6, just like in IWD1 and IWD2) and mods created with IWD-in-EET in mind. Changing vanilla NPCs to follow custom rules is outside scope of this project. I'm thinking about adding a feature for something like Level1NPC mod (via toogle in options screen) which spawns new vanilla NPCs (not mod added) at level 0, so that you can create them from scratch. Nothing more since I don't really want to spend time thinking which skills, feats or class combinations particular NPC should use. The mod supports vanilla kits and mod added NPCs just fine as it is. edit: that description is indeed wrong. Compared to classic rules the only difference for WIS is: - bonus spells based on Wisdom score (following IWD2 rules) - the minimum score needed to cast a Cleric, Druid, or Ranger spell is 10 + the spell's level (so for example you won't be able to cast level 7 spells with 16 Wisdom). Paladins use Charisma instead. - ability modifiers affecting skill scores governed by this ability edit: when not wearing armor monk's Armor Class is also affected by Wisdom modifier
  22. K4thos

    Progress

    nope. It's been a while since I've checked the active topics here. I will read if there were any other interesting ideas. I've been focusing on Lua side of the mod recently. Quoting myself: Here are the results of these (ongoing) efforts: https://imgur.com/a/teitafp This is not a normal GUI skin. For example whole character creation, levelling up and spellbook screen no longer use hardcoded functions. Thanks to EEex, I've re-implemented normally hardcoded functionality from scratch in Lua, in order to support 3E style multi-class system, character progression and other IWD2 features introduced by this mod (among other things: feats, subraces, mixed spellcasting types on the same character etc.). As you can see on the third screenshot, IWD-in-EET supports both custom rules (3E style features, most of the IWD2 systems) as well as classic BG rules at the same time (selectable during character creation), which makes the mod very compatible with existing mods (no problems with installing kits or even tweaks that change the ruleset via 2da files – those are ignored by "custom rules" characters)
  23. I remember reading about a function/macro that can assign spells to CLAB files and append new rows if needed (only if there are no free slot in the column left). I was sure that I will find it in this topic but can't see it mentioned in the first post. If anyone knows where to get this function please post a link.
  24. yes, I'm using fixpack before resources conversion. I've also considered using fixes mentioned in this topic, but the link to that mod is offline.
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