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Sacred 2 Enhanced Edition by Flix

  • Sacred 2 Enhanced Edition (S2EE) is the continuation of my work on older mods such as Enhanced Spells and the Community Patch, of which S2EE is meant to be the successor.
  • S2EE contains hundreds of bugfixes, as well as numerous gameplay enhancements such as redesigned balance, quality-of-life improvements, and cosmetic changes.  Enemies are more challenging, quests are more rewarding, and items are more varied, unique, and useful.
  • This mod also features AI-Upscaled Textures that will work if the Elite Textures are installed. These all-new HD textures will be used for the DLC and expansion content which never received any official elite textures.
  • S2EE is designed for the player to install the CORE module, then they may install some optional add-on modules.
  • See the "Sacred 2 EE 3.1 Manual.pdf" for full list of modules and features.
  • Currently supported languages:
    • CORE module: English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Hungarian.
    • Alternate Spells: English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish.

Optional Modules:

  • Alternate Spells - Swap out several vanilla combat arts with new custom ones.
  • Challenge Mode - Significantly increased difficulty.
  • SuperSpawn - Increases enemy spawn count by 2-3x.
  • Enhanced Music - A game-wide expansion pack for all regional background music.
  • Portrait Overhaul - Revamps all the NPC and enemy icons with new artistic portraits with more character and personality.
  • Free-For-All Quests - Makes all quests available in all game modes, and allows all bosses to respawn each game session.
  • Classic Icons - Restores the aspect background and combat art icons to vanilla.
  • Classic Icons for Alt. Spells - Change the aspect background and combat art icons to the "classic" style.

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Installation:

  • I HIGHLY advise NEW CHARACTERS or you may have broken spells & quests, re-rolled bonuses on gear, or other odd behavior.

  • Download the Generic Mod Enabler (GME) and install it to your Sacred 2 root folder.
  • After running the GME once, it will make a folder called "MODS" there.
  • Extract/copy/move the contents of the compressed zip file into the "MODS" folder.  There should be 9 folders (the Docs folder need not be placed in the MODS folder).
  • S2EE contains one CORE module and eight optional add-on modules.  You must install "Sacred 2 CORE EE 3.1 - Required" at the very least.
  • Run the GME and enable the CORE module.  The GME will back up your clean files and will allow to you to easily enable/disable the mod as you wish.
  • - Optional - add-on modules should be installed afterward.  Do not install any of the add-on modules without the CORE module installed first.  Overwrite warnings are to be expected when you install the optional modules.

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Compatibility:

  • This mod requires Sacred 2 + Ice & Blood expansion with the latest patch (2.65.02) installed (or simply Sacred 2 Gold).
  • This mod additionally requires that Community Patch 1.60 be installed.
  • No previous versions or components of the old Enhanced Edition should be installed.
  • No mods that alter scripts will be compatible with S2EE. This includes: Diablo 2 Fallen, Boss Arena, Age of Heroes, Survival Mod, Llama's Mod, Wardust's Mods, Dimitrius's Patch Addendum
  • Mods that are known to be compatible: Music Mods, Interface Mods, Main Menu Mods, Reduced Fog, Elite Textures (either official or the unofficial "trimmed" version), and simple texture mods like Eye mod or Grass mod.

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Development (Enhanced Spells module):

For detailed list of changes to combat arts (and Alternate Spells) , and for pictures and videos, and development info, visit this thread:

 

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Known Issues:

  • Not all properties of a Combat Art update dynamically in the CA tooltip text. This is a pre-existing issue in the vanilla game as well. However rest assured that all properties of Combat Arts should be clearly described in the CA description text and will appear (if applicable) in the Sigma bonus overview and/or character overview.
  • Dragon's Wrath cannot go into a combo. No known solution.
  • If you find bugs, exploits, or other issues, don't forget to let me know so I can address them.

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Credits:

  • Flix - Main author, scripts, game texts, textures, sounds, icons.
  • Dimitrius154 - programming, scripting, advice, asset importing.
  • Pesmontis - new model importing, text encoding tools.
  • desm - French translation.
  • Shadowflare85 - German translation.
  • KrystianCzach243r - Polish translation.
  • Nikoleagle and LordKomar - Russian translation.
  • Deivix - Spanish translation.
  • Pokolfajzat - Hungarian translation.
  • Loromir - Italian translation.
  • Ysendra - new Daemon textures.
  • SX255 - new Deathly Spears icon.
  • Luthal - helped work out how to handle summoned minions.
  • Caledor - ideas on adjusting balance, skill effects, and the interface.
  • Charon117 - tools for cleaning & optimizing scripts.
  • Everyone who played the mod and posted feedback.
  • Gogoblender and Schot - hosting this mod on DarkMatters.
  • Llama - making his CM Patch Mod and showing me the way into modding Sacred 2 spells.

 


What's New in Version 2.2   See changelog

Released

Sacred 2 Enhanced Edition 2.2 Changelog:
(Changes affect all versions of the mod unless otherwise noted)

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Enemy and NPC:
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    * Gave a balancing pass to all elite enemies in the game to smooth out unintentionally excessive damage, hitpoints, and XP per kill.
    * The damage of the various enemy Hard Hit/Multi-Hit attacks is greatly reduced to avoid unfair damage spikes that could one-shot the player.
    * Gahanka, Bloodclaw, and Holos got powered up to keep them in line with other bosses in EE. They have greater damage, hit chance, hitpoints, and resistances.
    * Several vanilla quest opponents are now more powerful, worthy foes (TyBosso, Ihheni, Nagash, the Djinn, Sheik Yerbouti, and many others).
    * Revised spells for each individual Dragon boss to make each one more distinct.
    * Fixed a spell animation bug that caused some bosses to "stall" during combat. Enemies affected are: Mutated Dragon, Grinch the Frost Dragon, and the White Griffin.
    * Fixed a minor texture bug with Small Spiders.
    * Spider venom spit attack now does Poison/Poison DOT instead of Physical/Poison DOT. 
    * Changed the FX on Shelob's "Frosty Lair" spell to avoid severe performance loss.
    * Leaping Plants no longer make jet engine sounds when they jump.
    * Hitboxes for Rats, Bats, and Small Dragons are now more appropriately sized.
    * Kobold Chiefs and Wolf Riders should no longer spawn with the equipment of Kobold Shamans.
    * Thraconian beards are now matched to the hair color of the models they spawn on (red, black, or grey).
    * Harpy spawns increased in the western Nor Plat mountains.
    * Fixed a small area in Dyr Lain where Panthers were spawning instead of Jungle Cats.
    * The Marigold Fields in the Swamps are cleared of Undead (replaced with Tree Spirits) because it is a major plot point that the marigolds drive away the Undead.
    * Increased run speed of vanilla mounts, increased walk speed of all mounts.
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Items:
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    * Random rare Energy Weapons, Energy Pistols, and Lightsabers have overhauled bonuses and should no longer spawn with bonuses to classes that can't use them.
    * The following Legendary weapons now have a portion of their base damage as elemental (formerly 100% physical): Roger's Roving Razor, Methedrin's Scepter, Braggis' Law, Aarnum's Scepter, Thunderstrike, Soorn's Righteous Blade, Aeon Flux.
    * Increased base damage of the following weapons: Trychelion's Pole, Sceptrum Dominus, Globus Cruciger.  
    * Decreased drop rate of the following uniques & mini-sets: Darwagon's Circlet, Tanit's Collar, Tooth and Nail, Eternal Return, Smoke Without Fire.
    * Increased Temple Guardian unique battery drop rate slightly.
    * Increased Legendary overall drop rate slightly. 
    * Increased minimum drop level to 20 for the following: The Silent Water, Glaurung's Remnants.
    * Infinite Revenge set: Chestplate of Fury renamed to Crown of Fury because it is a helm.
    * Item modifier: Life leeched per hit (Gold) is increased to ~2X power.
    * Item modifier: Damage +% (all-channel) is decreased to be 1/2 the value of single-channel damage bonuses (was 2/3).
    * Item modifier: Damage Mitigation +% (all-channel) is decreased to be 1/2 the value of single-channel damage mitigation (was 2/3).
    * Item modifier: Wounds Increase Damage Dealt has doubled values.
    * Item modifier: Chance for Critical Hits (unlocked by Sword Weapons and Ranged Weapons) has doubled values.
    * Item modifier: Chance for Critical Hits (unlocked by Sword Mastery and Polearm Mastery) has tripled values.
    * Item modifier: Regeneration per Hit no longer spawns on rare rings. The value on unique/set/legendary rings is reduced to 1/2 values. Many 2h weapons now have increased values.
    * Chance for individual secondary damage effects (burn, poison, freeze, weaken) on items are increased to be equal to Chance for Open Wounds.
    * Blacksmith Arts: Enhance and Whet now use the correct versions of Chance for Critical Hits and Damage +%, respectively.
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Quest:
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    * Various amendments to the game texts to expand & clarify quest logs and NPC dialogue. Hundreds of typos & inconsistencies are corrected as well.
    * Completing the Swirling Mist of Miasma quest now drops Faye's Gloom instead of the (High Elf-only) Ring of Swirling Mist.
    * Completing the Garganthropod quest now drops Signet of the Apocalypse instead of Amulet of the Jade Scarab.
    * "The Scarabs' Lair": now drops Amulet of the Jade Scarab upon completion.
    * "Against the Blood Dryads": now drops Sword of the Blood Dryads upon completion.
    * "A Feast": Swampbelly Toads are now actually toads instead of turtles.
    * "Betrayed by Fate": Ramiere's Reincarnation now has a weapon.
    * "Attack is the Best Defense": Du'Rach Commander Harrad'smit is now a boss-level opponent.
    * Fixed swapped quest spiders between "The Perfect Green" and "The Metamorphosis."
    * Main Quest: Light-path characters can now strike the killing blow on Grand Inquisitor Nimonuil.
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Seraphim:
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    * Soul Hammer: Fixed an animation bug that caused the Seraphim to lay sideways in the saddle when mounted and using 2h swords.
    * Divine Protection: Fixed swapped strings for bronze mods Capacity/Steadfast. Enhanced Spells incorrectly had the Original Spells text, and vice-versa.
    * Black Seraphim opponent is now classified as Undead in accordance with the quest story. She is upgraded to boss status and is now able to equip armor and weapons.
    * Class quest "Children and Demons III": no longer has the demons pre-transformed before the plot twist.
    * Class quest "The Hunt III": Black Seraphim now commands Undead Orcs and Ogres instead of generic Orcs.
    * Class quest "The Beginning of the End": Black Seraphim final battle now takes place in the Swamp underneath Hesheth, as the dialogs and quest logs suggest it should. 
    * Class quest "Whoops" now drops Amulet of the Sereish as reward.
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Inquisitor:
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    * Class quest "In the Badlands": Shirka Alana regains her fighting gear and is elite-class.
    * Class quest "All or Nothing": now drops Gloves of the Executor as reward.
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High Elf:
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    * Class quest "Settlement From Beyond the Grave": now drops the Ring of Swirling Mist instead of a random ring.
    * Class quest "Delivery" should no longer finish prematurely or have blank phases in the log.
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Shadow Warrior:
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    * Class quest "Orcish Necromancers": now features Undead Orcs instead of generic zombies.
    * Class quest "Past Mistakes": log now shows the "Resurrection Sword" quest item instead of a perfect crystal.
    * Class quest "Brothers in Arms": now drops Draligan's Gloves as reward instead of a random amulet.
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Dryad:
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    * Class quest "Diligent Apprentices": Outlaw Theodus now equipped with a hunting bow.
    * Class quest "Missing Women": now drops Witches' Sabbath as reward.
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Temple Guardian:
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    * Class quest "Rust": Troll opponent is now much more powerful. Now drops Dura's Cell as reward instead of two lesser health potions.
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Dragon Mage:
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    * Mind Strike: Due to enemy CA regen debuff not working, this property is replaced with Chance for Open Wounds. Bronze mod "Weakness" is replaced with "Trauma," which adds Physical DOT. 
    * Class quest "Dratted Little Beasts": Rat opponents are more powerful. Now drops Dragonleather Shoes as reward. 
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(Enhanced Spells Only):
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    * Inquisitor's Mortifying Pillory: Silver mod "Punishment" changed back to vanilla "Expulsion" which increases the duration.
    * Inquisitor buff Harbinger of Death renamed to Battle Daemon. Gold mods are replaced with "Poison Daemon" and "Fire Daemon" which are upgraded forms with elemental attacks and resistances.
    * Draconic Ally: damage of Blazing Tempest-like spell is decreased (roughly 1/2 former values).
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(Challenge Mode Only):
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    * Enemy resistances are moderately increased across the board.

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Hi, Flix.

Sry for my bad eng)

Will this mod work on CM-Patch v.0160b

I tried to install it. Mod removed some files from the game.

I saw "Sacred 2.....CM-Patch 0150+ESM" in game menu (but I want to see 0160+ESM :drool:)

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No.  CM 1.60 is in beta testing status.  Not a good a idea for me to start releasing mods updated for a patch that isn't even finalized yet and changes every few days.

All mods will be updated for CM 1.60 only after the final patch is released.

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Hey I'm new to sacred 2 and would like to try this mod out.

I'm just curious as to what exactly challenge mode and superspawn do?

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1 hour ago, Fabur said:

 

@Flix I just tried out your mod for a few hours and like it so far. There is one thing that bugs me a bit though: The Sublime Guardians ability to convert enemies for a short time. For me it slows down the gameplay a bit, as I cannot kill enemies that are currently under the influence of the convert spell. So I have to wait for the spell to finish or have them teleport after me for the duration of spell. Is there any way to make them killable while they are effected by the spell? Or maybe reduce the duration or even replace the skill completely (as you have already done for the Seraphim herself)?

Thanks for trying the mod!  I gave the Sublime Guardian the Conversion CA because I would have liked a way to keep that spell in the game.  Similarly, I gave the Inquisitor's Daemon Raving Thrust.

If there's negative feedback about Conversion I'll consider removing it.

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2 hours ago, AnonEMoose44 said:

Hey I'm new to sacred 2 and would like to try this mod out.

I'm just curious as to what exactly challenge mode and superspawn do?

I added the descriptions of these two modules to the details on the file page.  :) 

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1 hour ago, Flix said:

Thanks for trying the mod!  I gave the Sublime Guardian the Conversion CA because I would have liked a way to keep that spell in the game.  Similarly, I gave the Inquisitor's Daemon Raving Thrust.

If there's negative feedback about Conversion I'll consider removing it.

Thanks for creating the mod! :D

Hm, maybe rework it into a mod for the Sublime Guardian, if that is possible? So people who like the playstyle can mod for it and everyone else can go for a straight power up for the summon.

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so I downloaded the mod and installed it, I thought I didnt have the new spells but I do. Thing is they are new ones but all the text including the names and the modifications to all the combat arts are the old spell text.. how do I fix?

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4 hours ago, ben007 said:

so I downloaded the mod and installed it, I thought I didnt have the new spells but I do. Thing is they are new ones but all the text including the names and the modifications to all the combat arts are the old spell text.. how do I fix?

What language is your game installation?

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I believe I had to change it to "language uk" because no text was showing up on menus  or in game. Not sure now, I think the advance spells added all the formatted langues it supports. When I have it set to US I get game sounds and voices but no text, when I set it to UK I get old combat art text and no sound, but updated combat arts,

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But what was the language set to originally?  US?  This is the gold version of the game?

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Great job Flix and I'm glad to see some of the balance aspects I posted last july like the tweaks to sockets. I'll definitively try this. One thing is missing and it makes me wonder (since you said you liked it)... why did you decide against giving Temple Guardian and Inquisitor additional amulet/ring slots? Our discussion from back then for reference:

 

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1 hour ago, Caledor said:

Great job Flix and I'm glad to see some of the balance aspects I posted last july like the tweaks to sockets. I'll definitively try this. One thing is missing and it makes me wonder (since you said you liked it)... why did you decide against giving Temple Guardian and Inquisitor additional amulet/ring slots? Our discussion from back then for reference:

 

I guess I just forgot?  :(  I added it to Diablo 2 Fallen a while back.  Just never made it onto my EE project list I guess.

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On 3/28/2018 at 2:51 PM, Caledor said:

Great job Flix and I'm glad to see some of the balance aspects I posted last july like the tweaks to sockets. I'll definitively try this. One thing is missing and it makes me wonder (since you said you liked it)... why did you decide against giving Temple Guardian and Inquisitor additional amulet/ring slots? Our discussion from back then for reference:

I know it's been 4 months but I was just reviewing this feature and it turns I did in fact add the extra TG jewelry slots in v2.0.  I just forgot to list it the changelog!

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On 30/7/2018 at 4:41 AM, Flix said:

I know it's been 4 months but I was just reviewing this feature and it turns I did in fact add the extra TG jewelry slots in v2.0.  I just forgot to list it the changelog!

Thanks for the heads up and I'm glad you went along with it in the end

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Could you tell me the answer to the questions of the modding
1) Is it possible to tie the ability to an object so that when it is put on, the spell is added to the free cell. Can the ability be given from a complete set of things?
2) Can I add new abilities when turning into a dragon form?

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3 hours ago, Wolfcat92 said:

Could you tell me the answer to the questions of the modding
1) Is it possible to tie the ability to an object so that when it is put on, the spell is added to the free cell. Can the ability be given from a complete set of things?
2) Can I add new abilities when turning into a dragon form?

Greetings!

1) No this is not possible in Sacred 2, sadly

2) No, we never found a way around the code limitations to add new player combat arts, even when shapeshifted.  All you can do is change the existing ones.  If you want to do that, look in spells.txt and edit the entries:  "dm_form_drgn_teleport", "dm_form_drgn_feuerball", and "dm_form_drgn_feuerwand".

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