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Serg BlackStrider

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  1. I think it's due to difference between vanilla Magical Stone spell (which is just like a single Magic Missile spell cast without creating MSTONE.ITM) and SR Magical Stone spell (create 10 'bullets' which could be thrown at target with 3 APR). Vanilla MS spell exist in vanilla BG and thus Infinity Animations don't have issues with it while SR' MS spell was created for BG2 engine so could be incompatible with vanilla BG engine (and restored IA animations). Maybe with slightly different implementation it could be 'fixed' for vanilla BG (and IA) - something like SR Spiritual Hammer, which works just fine. Just a thought.
  2. I don't know either but still (check the link to picture). Seems, this spell creates MS on the main screen weapon slots only and unselect all equipped weapons in character's inventory. Thus holding dart or something in weapon slot is not the same case.
  3. This issue is linked with Infinity Animations, specifically with restored original BG character animations. When such character cast Magical Stone (and some other spells, I don't remember which ones, seems those which create an item like MMM but I'm not sure) the game crash. Changing character animation to BG2 one fix the problem. So this is IA issue, not SR/IR and I don't know if anything could be done here apart from fixing on IA side which is unlikely at the moment.
  4. I believe, in this case Aura of flaming death is not a spell to be cast, previously as a pre-buff or during a combat, but a special ability or special permanent feature of Balor as a creature. It's granted to them not by spell but rather by special item.
  5. There are none - replaced with Expeditious Retreat. Your only anti-pertification defences in SR are green scroll and potions of mirrored eyes.
  6. I don't know 'why' in your case but even though the latest version is @Kreso's beta 15, I still use beta 14 and within it there are '-4 save and Slow for three rounds beforehand'.
  7. Which ones? Spell Thrust now has quite an AoE so you do not need to target creature directly (though in my experience it's better to do so nonetheless, as otherwise sometimes it doesn't work even if the target is caught in AoE). You can't target invisible creature directly with Secret Word, but as I've discovered searching this forum, this is intended behaviour (you need to cast Invisibility Purge/Detect Illusion/True Sight and then Secret Word).
  8. Thanks! I'll try this. Actually, I didn't search for this spell with 'Find' but just opened Kayardi's or Lavok's CRE files and opened the spell from their memorized list. Edit: Well, I've checked those DW# spells and, I think, I like the SCS' alignment based variety of summoned fiends more, so I'll stick with them. There is a remaining 'issue' that while summoned they shouldn't attack their summoners (from SCS readme: "This component also makes a substantial change to the way fiend-summoning magic works (this is one of the few places where SCS II breaks the rule that players and NPCs should be treated equally). I assume that enemy spellcasters (who, after all, have been learning high-level magic far longer than the party) summon demons with whom they have a pre-existing pact. These demons won't attack their summoner - and, crucially, will attack the party even if they are protected by Protection from Evil.") but in my case they actually attack their summoners if out of party visual range. But that's another story and, I presume, for different topic.
  9. Yes, I guessed so, but this time I have not aTweaks' demons installed and while I do have SCS' Improved Fiends, after searching this forum I found Demi's note: Not entirely true. The AI summoned fiends won't attack the AI even if SR is installed after SCS (which is highly against well established install recommendations). What would change is that if SR is installed later the AI will summon vanilla's Nabassus instead of Death Knights, as well as vanilla's Glabrezus and Pit Fiends (though SCS's scripts gives them most of their PnP special abilities). So since I have a BWS setup and thus SR being installed -before- SCS, there should be Death Knights, not Nabassu... And according to NearInfinity the creature summoned should be Death Knight but actually it doesn't work for some reason.
  10. I have a small "issue" with my current setup. I'm in the middle of BWS/BGT no-reload run, and even though it's BWS setup (so mods install order is 'proper'), both Kayardi and Lavok in the Planar Sphere summoned Nabassu instead of Death Knight with Summon Death Knight spell. Is there some easy way to fix this without reinstalling everything? Another thing I've encountered - when I cast Banishment on Ogre Berserkers, summoned by Mage Thrall in the Planar Prison, it doesn't worked. Not a single creature was 'banished'. Not sure if that was an accident but still... WeiDU.
  11. So, as I understand it, Nature's Ward should be a Medium Shield and thus shouldn't imply a -3 penalty vs Missiles Weapons, right? That's my main concern in the matter.
  12. I have a question about the Nature's Ward +2 shield (V4 Beta 9): - It's appearance is of a Small Shields (which I actually like) and it has -3 AC penalty vs Missile weapons (like no missile weapon protection of Bucklers, which is a huge difference). On the other side it has general name (in NearInfinity), -1 THAC0 penalty, Arcane Casting Time Penalty +2, HiS/MS -30% and base AC +2 of Medium Shields. Is it supposed to be so - a kind of mix of Bucklers/Small/Medium Shields properties? Or it's just an inheritage of multiple tweaks over the time? WeiDU:
  13. @Blackthorne: I had this bug too in my current no-reload run (BWS/BGT, IR/SR, SCS v.30) - after transformation Selaad was immune to Silver Dagger and he was also immune to Wand of Paralyzation charges I'm used to use against Greater Wolfweres and Loup Garou. But to my surprise, simple Gnoll Elites from Wand of Monster Summoning were able to hit him with their plain Halberds just fine and actually have brought me his hide.
  14. I think this is intended - one is for use by players, and another to be available for AI scripts. (Possibly specifically for SCS.) I think. Make sense, but even then Nalia shouldn't know lvl4 variant. I'm not sure if she has specific SCS scripts to use outside the party (even though she joined my fight with street thugs when I dragged them into the Copper Coronet) to justify this behaviour.
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