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02 March 2017 - 11:00 PM

Version 2.3 of the EE engine (and, probably, earlier versions) externalises some properties of item slots to itemtype.2da, but it's not entirely clear how it works. The last column in the 2da seems to set the slot that the item can be equipped in - and it looks as if the entries are from slots.ids - but I can't see how to mark an item to be suitable to go in a quick slot. If anyone knows, I'd be keen to hear.

Supported and unsupported installs

20 January 2015 - 05:01 AM

I officially support:

- Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition
- Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition
- Original Baldur's Gate II, with Throne of Bhaal and the BG2 Fixpack mod
- EasyTutu, including Tales of the Sworde Coast
- Baldur's Gate Trilogy, with the BG2 Fixpack mod

I do an install-test of the mod on these five whenever I do a major update. My primary target these days is the Enhanced Editions but I don't anticipate stopping support for the older versions as long as they're widely used.

I don't do install tests on vanilla BG1 TUTU (including Tales of the Sword Coast, plus TUTUfix), if only to keep my workload under control, but I'll probably be helpful fixing problems with it if they're not too difficult.

I don't really support installs of vanilla BG2 or BGT without the Fixpack, but you're welcome to report problems anyway (if my code is sufficiently non-robust that it doesn't even install without the Fixpack, I probably ought to know!)

I don't, and never will, support original BG, or vanilla BG2 without Throne of Bhaal, or (Easy)Tutu without ToTSC.

SCS itself will never support Icewind Dale but one of these days I might write an SCS-style mod for IWD:EE.

G3: Version 30 of Sword Coast Stratagems released

20 January 2015 - 04:36 AM

The Gibberlings Three

Version 30 of Sword Coast Stratagems has been released. Sword Coast Stratagems (SCS) is a collection of more than 100 interconnected mini-mods for Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition, Baldur's Gate: Throne of Bhaal, Baldur's Gate Trilogy, and EasyTUTU. SCS is mostly a tactics and AI mod, intended to make the combats in the game more challenging and interesting. Overall, playing SCS shouldn't exactly feel like a whole new game - it should feel like the old game, but with your foes acting much more intelligently and realistically. SCS also includes a few ease-of-use features and tweaks. Version 30 updates the Polish translation and catches a few bugs that crept into v29.
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Bug reports in v30

20 January 2015 - 03:59 AM

Post them here.

Version 30 of Sword Coast Stratagems released

20 January 2015 - 03:58 AM

As usual, the release cycle for SCS involves waiting 6-15 months for version N, then about 3 days for version N+1 as people find the bugs that slipped into version N.

Version 30 is now out. It catches several awkward bugs that slipped into EasyTUTU/BG1EE installs, and some more smaller things in BG2 (notably, I think in v29 liches were *still* not being affected by the breach spell!)

EDIT: just added the Polish translation, which I spotted 10 seconds after first upload.


Updated Polish translation (thanks, Bartek)
"Modify breach" really and truly affects liches this time. (Maybe? Maybe?)
"Skip candlekeep" classic version works correctly.
Ease-of-use AI installs correctly on BGEE/TUTU installs.
Fixed cosmetic problem with werewolf tokens.
NPC precast blade barriers now work.
Under-the-hood change: vampire and lich simulacrum-immunity spells are now auto-built from the corresponding items.
Slightly more forgiving code to allow for Ding0Tweaks (probably fixes the false positive that's blocking vanilla TUTU installs)