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#1 czevak

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 11:28 AM

The Community Patch for Sacred 2 Fallen Angel Ice & Blood works with versions 2.65.1 and up.

How do I know what Version I have?

Marcus wrote a nice little Tool for Sacred 2. It displays the version of the binaries, as well as the registry keys corresponding to your Installation for control purposes. But it does a lot more than that!

You can:
Run Sacred 2 with various exec flags (like -skipopenal...) just by marking the corresponding checkbox and klicking the start button.
Send a refresh signal (Ctrl+F1) to the running game in custom regular intervals. (Just enter a value greater than 0 in the [min] textbox.)

You can get it here (Net Framework 2.0 and 3.5 needed):
Sacred 2 Launcher
Languages: English, German, Français, Español
Reviewed and improved by Moppelchen.

What does the CM-Patch actually do?

Marcuswob is mainly working on the questscripts. Main goal is to have a proper(!) questlog, and tweaking some quest-flow as we find it better/more consistent to play. Also reactivation of unused quests and complemeting some unfinished new ones has been and will be done if possible.

I am pretty much working on all of the other stuff. (Items, Bosses, Monsters, odds and ends...) This includes unlocking Stuff thats already finished, but did for some obscure reason not make it to the game. Thats the easiest part. Completing unfinished items, some legendaries and uniques or the T-energy-sets (= wrappings of mutation. :) ) takes a lot more time. Also balancing of bosses, items and spells is time consuming and we need a big crew of beta testers!

We already fixed and included in the Patch:
Unlocking XMAS-Island, Fistweapons, Throwing Potions, New Sets for TG, SW and all Chars, New Uniques, New Legendaries, New Quests, fixed the "Arkenmarks Refuge" Dungeon, Unlock Items can drop regularly, unavailable Shrinkheads can drop now and various other fixes and additions too numerous to mention all here. Just read a bit in this thread. wink.gif

Before we proceed to the Download link, there is some legal stuff to mention (you know how it is. wink.gif ):
DISCLAIMER
This is a private, non-profit patch for the amazing Sacred 2 community. Use it at your own risk. We are not responsible for any damage to chars, data or hardware, that (may) arise or issue from using this product.

DOWNLOAD: Current version is: v0150.

>>Get it HERE.<<

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>>DarkMatters Download Section<<

 

The ZIP includes two files: cm-enable.exe which is used for installing the CM-Patch, and cm-diable.exe which removes it and restores your previous version of Ice & Blood.


TROUBLESHOOTING:


The Patcher can't find my Sacred 2 Installation...

This is most probably because some Mod or other thing changed your quest.txt in your Sacred 2/scripts/server/ folder. The patcher uses this file to determine the current version. Try to remove the Mod causing this or reinstall/repair your Installation.


The Patcher threw an error, what should I do now?

If the Patcher threw a file error during the patch process, it means the reported scriptfiles are for some reason changed. I made an s2reset tool to reset all files altered by the cm-patch to the state of Ice & Blood version 2.65.x.
Please don't try this on a Sacred 2 Classic installation (without Ice & Blood). For technical reasons it will run and mess up your files!
You can download it here: S2Reset Tool (Rapidshare) 140MB


After applying the Patch:

We need your Help, getting bugs, finding irregularities and problems.

What we need now are:

BUGREPORTS! Yay... :4rofl:

We need many people who enjoy the game and tell us what problems they noticed (regardless if with or without the CM-Patch).

We have a bugtracker where you can file your reports over here: MantisBT

You just need to register (its free, don't worry) and you just need to fill out the fields marked with an * on the report sheet. (We will do the rest.)

You can also visit our Thread in the German Official Forum if you feel like it:
http://forum.sacred-...ead.php?t=70989

Greetings from germany. :)


Edited by czevak, 06 October 2014 - 01:20 PM.


#2 Schot

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 11:51 AM

Thank you czevak! We really appreciate that you are taking the time to help us understand what you guys are doing. As you can see here there is certainly an interest in the work you guys have been doing. :) Do you think Deep Silver is as curious about your work as we are? I sure hope so!


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#3 Zatoichi

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 12:03 PM

Hey, czevak. :4rofl:

Are u also gonna make the code items drop? That in itself would add quite a bit more items to the game. :)
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#4 czevak

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 12:24 PM

Hey, czevak. :)

Are u also gonna make the code items drop? That in itself would add quite a bit more items to the game. :)


Hehe...I'm way ahead of you. :4rofl: XD

However could someone describe whats wrong with instill belief?
I checked the powerful voice (or whatever this increased range mod is called) just now and it correctly doubled the range. (from 2,8m to 5,7m in my case, there was just 1 rune read in for this quick check.)

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 12:48 PM

Awesome. :4rofl:

btw, since you're dealing with items, do u know anything about those sets I posted on the previous page?
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Posted 30 March 2010 - 02:21 PM

Hey czevak!
Thanks for your posts. :4rofl:

When you have the time, can you see if you know anything about this shadow warrior set : insignia of centuria (?)
here an example : http://www.sacred-fr...p=104817#104817 (sorry it's in french)

Hope deep silver will recognize the work of your "team" and apply this patch to closed-net servers. :D
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Posted 30 March 2010 - 02:30 PM

Some of the legendaries in that thread there are weird ones, Thain's Axe and Dragon's Nemesis classified as legendary :4rofl:



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Posted 30 March 2010 - 02:37 PM

Yeah... I don't know this part of the french community, and I think that the player have a bit "too-much-tweaked" his game...
But, sets he posted are ingame, so I really think that this set for Shadow Warrior is ingame.

Bonus :

Legs :
Def skills
Def %
Def +xx

Spauldiers (?)
Regen time -xx%
Opponent's chance for secondary effets -xx%
Death warrior +xx

Sash (?)
Max HP.
Chances to block melee

Head :
Intelligence +xx% :4rofl:
Physical damage mitigation
All combat arts

Armor :
All skills
Def value +xx
Atk value +xx

Arms :
Chances for critical hits
Atk value +xx
Atk speed

Boots :
Dexterity +xx%
Chances to block melee


FINAL BONUS :
All combat arts
Regen time -xx%
Chances for double hit ! :D

Sorry if some names are wrong...
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Posted 30 March 2010 - 03:18 PM

Yup, both those Shadow Warrior sets are in the game as I've seen them before in a thread over at SIF.



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Posted 30 March 2010 - 03:36 PM

Hello,

I'm finally here to shed some light into the darkness of what we've been doing. (Had the famous Login-Issues so wasn't able to log in here for some time.)

Marcus is mainly working on the questscripts. Main goal is to have a clear questlog, and tweaking some quest-flow as we find it better/more consistent to play.

I am working pretty much working on all of the item stuff. This means unlocking Stuff that already finished, but did for some obscure reason not make it to the game. Thats the easiest part. Completing unfinished items, like the aforementioned unique dryad hat or the T-energy-sets (= wrappings of mutation. :4rofl: ) takes a lot more time.

I had a look at the fistweapons by the way and see no reason why they should not be included in the game. I also checked for the Fistweapon-Lore skill in the game-ui xmls but there seems to be no way that I can think of to re-implement this combatskill. I think it might have been out-commented in the sourcecode before compiling anyway (had similar frustration with unlocking the mounts saddle slots...they are there, the saddle goes in, and is displayed on the mount but the game does not know how to use or even save them. dang.).

I will however have a look at the skills Llama8 mentioned here.

If you are aware of any other stuff that needs fixing, feel free to report it per PN or here in the thread.

Greetings from germany.


Awesome! Love the work you did with the Xmas quest. hope the stuff your doing will be comming soon. and if not for closed net, a quick switch like you did for us on the Xmas quest would still be fun!

#11 czevak

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 12:39 AM

For anyone wanting to contribute Bugs and other stuff we should have a look on:

http://www.frankrent...r.info/mantisbt

It's our Bugtracker.

Just register yourself a reporter account and start reporting...

Zatoichi: I will take a look at your post.

EDIT: We are planning for the wrappings of mutation to get into the game. Some of them lack bonuses which have to be assigned first. This takes much time.

BTW: I already put centurios insignia in. :4rofl:

Edited by czevak, 31 March 2010 - 03:56 AM.


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Posted 31 March 2010 - 03:15 AM

If the fist weapons can be added to the game, but not a weapon lore for them, can the weapons be changed to get bonuses from sword weapon lore or something?

#13 czevak

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 03:54 AM

If the fist weapons can be added to the game, but not a weapon lore for them, can the weapons be changed to get bonuses from sword weapon lore or something?


I dont see why they should not...maybe its possible to sort them into categories according to shape (blunt, blade...)

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 04:08 AM

Are fist weapons two-handed or single handed?
I think if they get a weapon-type they will loose the animations for unarmed.
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Posted 31 March 2010 - 04:37 AM

If the fist weapons can be added to the game, but not a weapon lore for them, can the weapons be changed to get bonuses from sword weapon lore or something?


I dont see why they should not...maybe its possible to sort them into categories according to shape (blunt, blade...)

That could be interesting... In any case, I have to say, you and any others who have contributed to this patch, have done an amazing job with what you have done, hopefully deep silver is paying some attention to you guys hard work!

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 04:42 AM

Are fist weapons two-handed or single handed?
I think if they get a weapon-type they will loose the animations for unarmed.


From what I have seen they are two-handed weapons.



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Posted 31 March 2010 - 05:20 AM

However could someone describe whats wrong with instill belief?
I checked the powerful voice (or whatever this increased range mod is called) just now and it correctly doubled the range. (from 2,8m to 5,7m in my case, there was just 1 rune read in for this quick check.)

Hi Czevak, I'm talking about the other mod (the bottom one - Elocution), which increases the chance to convert from ~10% (IIRC@ level 1) to 100%, so if you pick that mod, you will always convert all monsters in the area!

From the spells.txt file:
entry2 = {"et_convert_chance", 1050, 4, 0, 4 },
entry4 = {"et_convert_chance", 1100, 2, 2, 4 },

I think they made a mistake & entry4 should be 110, rather than 1100. I'll have a look tonight to see if changing that entry to 110 fixes it, but I think it should.

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http://www.frankrent...r.info/mantisbt

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 05:50 AM

If fist weapons are two-handed and you will give them sword type, then you will have 1 and not 2 attacks. If you make them a shield the code handles it as weaponless combat. (see spidergirl Kungfu Dryads, or the shadow warrior with a shield and no weapon)
But before we discuss any further they first have to be unlocked :)

Perhaps they do unarmed animations already if they have no weapon type.
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Posted 31 March 2010 - 06:01 AM

Also, I'd personally like to see the attack bonus on Battle Aura/Combat Alert changed from just melee to melee/ranged (ie, change entry2 from et_CC_AWboost_rel to et_AWboost_rel), but I'm not sure if you're looking for that kind of change.

Archimedes Beam:
change damage type from physical to fire (as it was early on) - change entry3 to et_spelldamage_fire
change fightDistance to 0.000000 (ie, unlimited distance, as it was originally)

Levin Array:
reduce fightDistance slightly (the maximum cast range for LA is slightly too long, so it's possible to cast LA but not hit a stationary monster as the monster is too far away).

For all melee range attacks, increasing the fightDistance should (I think) make it so that your character doesn't run round & round & round a group of monsters trying to use the Combat Art with a melee weapon, rather than taking 1 step forward (or not at all) & casting the Combat Art...

Buffs:
Does changing the "animTypeRide" entry to "ANIM_TYPE_RIDESM0x-SPECIAL" (where x is specific to the special animations when on the special mount) mean that you can use buffs while mounted?

If fist weapons are two-handed and you will give them sword type, then you will have 1 and not 2 attacks. If you make them a shield the code handles it as weaponless combat. (see spidergirl Kungfu Dryads, or the shadow warrior with a shield and no weapon)

It might also mean that Inqs/TGs might not be able to use them if they're classed as a shield/2-handed weapon?

#20 czevak

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 06:51 AM

If fist weapons are two-handed and you will give them sword type, then you will have 1 and not 2 attacks. If you make them a shield the code handles it as weaponless combat. (see spidergirl Kungfu Dryads, or the shadow warrior with a shield and no weapon)
But before we discuss any further they first have to be unlocked :)

Perhaps they do unarmed animations already if they have no weapon type.


I think I could leave the classifier for fistweapon in, and just change the bonusgroup from fistewaponboni to swordrelated bonuses. :P

They are 1H btw... :)

@llama8: Put it in the Bugtracker, plz. I will then have a look at it. :D

Edited by czevak, 31 March 2010 - 06:53 AM.





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