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CrevsDaak

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  1. TuTu doesn't replace fogowar.bam (I would've noticed that), and it seems like the one in my BGT game is identical to the one in vanilla TotSC. Its probably the same one in every IE game, since TuTu disables 3D acceleration on the .ini file, making it look like in BG1 because it's being rendered differently. Pretty simple stuff but left me puzzled till I spent an hour testing today and just found out about it. And for some reason Wine hates it when I run the game on fullscreen without 3D acceleration on, but if I run it windowed it doesn't care. Emulation hijinks. Edit:
  2. I've looked high and low, went over the executable and all the files TuTu v4 touched, but I'm still unable to tell what caused the game to switch to the BG1 FoW instead of using the SoA/ToB fog of war. It's not that I want to fix it or am annoyed by (in fact, all I'm using TuTu for is to test something), but I want to know what caused this change because I'm curious about it and I might go and add it to my BGT install.
  3. Just two little things about priest/spell_swaps.tph: Magic Resistance is being swapped for Mass Cure for creatures with 40 > MR after Mass Cure is switched out for something else on Undead casters. If any there's any Undead casters with >40% MR, this will incorrectly assign them Mass Cure. This one is just a nitpick. The list of creatures with Wands of Heavens is arbitrary and doesn't even check whether the items are present (I believe the same happens with the Wand of Cold and Centeol, but I've not specifically checked that). Lack of Flamestrike is no joke for a meager BG1 Cleric, and the randomiser might happen to place one those wands on the hands different divine caster. Anyway, this is hardly convincing and finding out where the wands are would require going over all the items of all the creatures in the game and that takes a lot of time. Nevermind, all the creatures in that list seem to actually have the wand? IDK what's going on here but whatever, SCS's working perfectly fine and if there's an issue it's not here.
  4. Fighting Spirit Trolls in melee isn't exactly the best idea, unless you get yourself a weapon with low speed factor and kite them with it instead of taking the hits. You should also be using spells against them, and, yes, the Druid Grove is one of the areas that has it's difficulty increased the most out of all the tactical challenges. For the troll cove just get in and then get out as soon as you are spotted a few times so that you can fight the enemies in reduced groups instead.
  5. Impressive. You've managed to add all the strrefs for BG:EE into it, nice. If you want I, can put together a patch to quickly add the few EE characters I added into this version. I also did some work on adding the Shaman class as an option but did not finish the spell picker, and have some code checking for things that might set maximum HP (such as checking baldur.lua or for the cdtweaks component) and I think I fixed this but I've not tested it (nor anything else for that matter, but I suppose most should work. I'll test everything later this afternoon).
  6. Re: crashes on non-EE games. Since I'm still playing BGT, I put together this small tool that enumerates and then removes every single opcode that might cause the game to crash from spells (I didn't bother making it do that on one run, so it does two, which is not efficient but it does it's job so who cares). COPY_EXISTING_REGEXP GLOB ~^.+\.spl$~ override GET_OFFSET_ARRAY ab_array SPL_V10_HEADERS PHP_EACH ab_array AS int => ab_off BEGIN GET_OFFSET_ARRAY2 fx_array ab_off ITM_V10_HEAD_EFFECTS PHP_EACH fx_array AS int => fx_off BEGIN READ_SHORT fx_off fx_type PATCH_IF fx_type > 318 BEGIN PATCH_PRINT "%SOURCE_RES%.spl has invalid opcode %fx_type%" END END END BUT_ONLY COPY_EXISTING_REGEXP GLOB ~^.+\.spl$~ override LPF DELETE_SPELL_EFFECT INT_VAR opcode_to_delete = 328 END BUT_ONLY The first part is just there to check if there's anything more that might make the game crash, the second one removes everything that actually does (at least in my install), so it can be left alone and this should still work, given your install is only using that opcode. This is what someone was reporting about four pages ago. MGoI had an 328 on it and was insta-crashing every single time, leaving no more information that saying it was related to CGEffect.cpp or some shit, which made me quickly realise it had to be this. I'd encourage whoever is currently managing SR to at least include the last action on the code I'm posting here.
  7. I have no clue which NPCs there are in SoD tbh, so it'll take some more time (not just the new ones but the returning ones from BG1 as well). The EET version should be easy, but I have to do it consciously or I'll end up breaking something. Heh. I have more than enough free time, except I plague it with other stuff. But yeah, let me look to sane code for a couple of weeks
  8. Okay, I finally put together a working BG:EE version, and a fully functional BG2:EE version (except for Hexxat... Next version, I promise!). Nothing about SoD yet, and it shouldn't be running in EET (if it does great, if it doesn't, well, I already know it doesn't). I am not sure why, but you can't choose Axe/Short Bow for Shamans. Probably because they're sharing their proficiency info with Druids when that is listed, I'll fix this for the next version as well. Shamans don't get to choose spells, they automatically get Entangle and Bless I think Next version I'll try to put together a spell picker for them. As usual, file doesn't have a .exe file, and I haven't added Wilson/Baeloth ('cause they're easter eggs far too perfect to be modified). Edit: I forgot to mention, the "None of these things interest me." reply when you're given the option to choose a kit is a BG2 string, so in BG:EE it'll show up as "Thank goodness you've returned! It's just not safe for us to travel separately. Please, can we rejoin?" Sorry for this, will fix on the next version as ewll. Edit2: I've only updated the english/spanish .tra files, since they're the only languages I know. If anyone wants to correct/update the Polish/French ones I'll be happy to include them right away.
  9. Use the Mage/Cleric spell, that one does work.
  10. I'd suggest making Vithal summon something (something interesting, like some Golems or some extraplanar creature that doesn't get pwn'd by Death Spell), and give two bodyguards to Conster, I'd suggest a couple of dual-wielding Orcish Barbarians (19 STR & 19 CON), and have Conster cast Haste at some point (maximum carnage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!). Also while we're at this, this reminds me I was putting a mod like this one a long time ago, specially to buff Tranzig, since he's one of the easiest battles in BG1 (personally I'd give him a Cleric and a Fighter with both ranged and melee weapons, although the mod adds two fighters, a thief and a cleric averaging level 7 and makes Tranzig level 12... Which is a bit hardcore considering the player is probably under level 6). Other ideas I didn't implement were: the Zombie farm (add a Necromancer/Vampire idea isn't mine, I got it from someone on the beamdog forums), the Trademeet Crypt (even with SCS it's a bad joke), the Kozah dungeon/Doomslayer (also, make it more interesting because it's sorta boring) and the Shadow Thieves contacts (I was thinking about making another contact (F/M) that Dimension Doors in).
  11. Lavok is super easy to cheese if alone if you do it right (offscreen cast Incendiary Cloud, back off and wait till he is neutral). Add the devils near the entrance, because otherwise, cheesing him will be still as easy as it is right now. Also, when you first fight him, he's possessed, so add demons/devils according to what is possessing him in that moment (I've played this today but I'm so retardedly tired I can't even remember what they were... Anyway the game probably calls them demons anyway lmfao).
  12. Erhm, and EET too. You might do best to forget the BG:EE and SoD and just move to EET first and then check later what to use from that to the others. Or NOT. It's up to you of course. Been out of the game long enough that I didn't even know about EET. Definetely seems worthwhile from a player perspective to just focus on EET and put the others aside. Of course modder gonna do what modder gonna do. How would NPC continuity in EET work with full Level1NPC functionality though? Is it as easy as just installing Level1NPC once for each character and then just use that .cre for the whole trilogy/SoD? The EEs are finally starting to look like a superior product. Once EET is polished and has full Level1NPC and SCS functionality, I'll probably say goodbye to my GoG install for good. You're doing God's work, Daak Actually, I'm not doing any type of work right now. I have been working more onto an NPC mod (and the multikit mod and probably a few more) and getting a webserver to work, besides finishing high school. I didn't touch this mod since almost a month. Worse thing is, that I forgot what I've already implemented for the Shaman to work and I'll have to go through the whole code again just to check. :facepalm: On Thursday I'll start working on this (I have an exam tomorrow (Monday), and then #1 priority is watching the new SW movie, not modding lmao), I promise. I think I'll never get used to the EEs... They've changed too much stuff on the engine side, and I have a crush on BG2's GUI... Edit: And BG1-in-BG2's GUI as well...
  13. What about halving Meteor Swarm/Fire Storm's fire damage and adding crushing damage to compensate? It makes it useful against many opponents since it bypasses magical defences and deals physical damage.
  14. READLNs are a pain to support in BWS. If you must have one, please use subcomponents, so there are a few standard amounts as other subcomponents and then a "custom amount" subcomponent where it does a READLN and asks for a number. Choose a maximum stack size for potions: 1] 12 2] 20 3] Custom (prompt for a number) Etc. Also as noted, various other mods already tweak this (Tweaks Anthology and the Difficulty and Tweak mod are prime suspects), so I'd question the necessity of tweaking it at all here also... Edit: Another argument for minimizing READLN use -- what the user entered doesn't show up in the WeiDU.log, which means you have to ask for additional info when supporting users of the mod. Yeah, sounds like two good reasons not to use READLN (at least by default).
  15. I'm going to suggest prompting the user with a quick READLN for the stack values. I personally like very different values for different type of things (80 for ammo, from 20 to 40 for daggers/axes, 12 for potions and 999 for gems because why not).
  16. IMO yes. 1) They are the most script dependant creatures in the game, and I don't like my summoned creatures to be controlled by a script (because they usually just suicide when this happens). 2) They would be beyond broken. Just gather some thrash summons to bait out the enemies' Death Spell, then drop the Gauth and it'll cuck them unless they have Spell Turning and it doesn't use the Anti-magic Ray first. If you gave the summoned Beholders cast-at-will innates with Aura Cleansing (remove/re-add the innate every time it is used, with some delay), you could make them work manually, but again, they woulds still be broken (and REALLY hard to manage). Still, I am going to say this sounds like a lot of fun... And a lot of work, as well.
  17. I think it's way easier to update level1npcs than to create a new one. Also, lvl1npcs can be automated. Check the batchlog folder. You can just modify the .txt to your tastes and run the .cmd file (I've never tested this nor I can guarantee it works but it's all I can offer right now). The mod itself could be modified to make use of a much modern way of automation for the installation, but I'm not sure how that would work (I would use an external script (Ruby, WeiDU, bash, it doesn't matter, it just has to do it's job) to check for an individual .ini for each character and then launch WeiDU to install each component). Then you copy-paste the folder with the .ini files, launch the automated installer/script and voila!
  18. Erhm, and EET too. You might do best to forget the BG:EE and SoD and just move to EET first and then check later what to use from that to the others. Or NOT. It's up to you of course. Oh yeah, I forgot about EET, LOL. Yeah, probably I should do that. Good advice Imp!
  19. Well, it works with BG2:EE for now. I yet have to start on the BG:EE version (and the SoD version as well). It's hard to make it work on BG:EE because I have to adapt the code that is there for BGT/TuTu without breaking anything.
  20. Probably, but in the near future I plan to add Hexxat, ask Miloch for his code and bugfixes and add the Shaman class (!). Right now I got swamped with homework and tests, but in a month I'll finish school so who cares. It's not that I use linux, I'm on osx 10.10, but I'm weird and that's why I forget normal people use zip so I usually tgz everything (and I literally never remember to ship WeiDU with it lmao mb).
  21. Well, I'm not entirely sure because I haven't tested but yes it should work. I might work on it a bit more today. Edit: nvm, I have a lot of maths homework, can't spend spend much time on this today.
  22. First fully-SoD-compatible version of the Multikit mod is 0.27.4 which I released yesterday
  23. So, finally, after losing the original one, I had finished a minimal EE-working version. It doesn't modify Hexxat and it doesn't offer the Shaman class, besides it only works in BG2:EE and I haven't tested much but almost everything seems to be working. I think I've missed a couple of Dorn's SoA quests' swords (actually all of them but he can use the one he starts with if you start a new ToB game) but AFAIK I've covered everything else. I've changed the version number to 2.0 and added lotsa comments to the code. I fixed two small things on the kit ids correction but nothing else I think. I didn't test it in BGT/BG2.
  24. Please let me know if you encounter this again. Are you using the same rndtrea*.2da and .itm files for BG1/BG2 in EET? Because this might be causing it. If you want to do this, refactor the ones with BG2 scrolls, and give shitty creatures low tier ones, otherwise you're going to get crazy (you can just copy all the creatures with a blank regexp and look at the XP value/HP/level to determine the rndtrea tier they should get) with this "bug" (personally, I call it "gameplay enhancing feature" ).
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