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The Sorcerer's Place Collection

A Gibberlings Three Mod
Authors:
Original material by Creslyn, Drizzt1180, and Polar Bear. Modernized and maintained by CamDawg
On the web:
Home page and discussion forum

Version 11
Languages: Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish
Platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
GitHub: Gibberlings3/SP_Collection

Overview

This is a collection of kits and an item pack from Sorcerer's Place. The mods were originally in an older, harder-to-install format and I have converted them to use a WeiDU installer and implemented several bugfixes. Item restrictions are also applied dynamically, meaning that the item restrictions for the Arcane Fist and Archer of Sylvanus kits will be implemented across all items in the game, including those added or altered by other mods.

I did not create any of this content; credit for that goes to Polar Bear, Drizzt1180, and Creslyn. Should you find any bugs or problems with any of the components, I will be happy to hunt them down and fix them. If you have a suggestion for improving the mod, or to report bugs, please visit the Gibberlings Three forums.

The original documentation included with each component can be found in the subfolders, predicated with "old_" to avoid confusion.

Compatibility

Due to hard-coded limitations of the Infinity Engine, only a limited number of kits can be installed for each class. The Darkest Day mod fills all available slots and as such the kit components of this mod will be incompatible. It is unlikely but possible that the Arcane Fist, Sylvan Mystic, and Archer of Sylvanus kits may cause some compatibility problems with mods that alter the Undead Hunter, Cleric of Talos, or Cleric of Helm kits due to some usability hacks that were implemented for the item restrictions. It is recommended that the kits be installed after other item and kit mods but before tweak mods.

The installation of the Archer of Sylvanus kit will allow all druids to use bows and crossbows; similarly the Arcane Fist kit will allow bards to wear mage robes. These are design compromises necessitated to try and get the kits closer to the original author's idea.

Bug Reporting

If you should encounter any bugs, please report them to the authors at the Miscellaneous Released Mods forum. In addition, SP Collection is available on GitHub, so fixes and changes can be submitted by the community.

Installation

Special Note for Siege of Dragonspear from Steam/GOG
Good Old Games (GOG) and Steam both package the additional content for Siege of Dragonspear in a method that WeiDU, the tool used to install this mod, cannot access. You must run a program called Modmerge on your SoD installation before you can install this or any other WeiDU-based mod.

Enhanced Editions Note
The Enhanced Editions are actively supported games. Please note that every patch update will wipe your current mod setup! If in the middle of a modded game you might want to delay the patch update (if possible) as even after reinstalling the mods, you might not be able to continue with your old savegames. Alternatively, copy the whole game's folder into a new one that can be modded and will stay untouched by game patches. For BG:EE it is important that you install the mod to the language version you are playing the game in. Otherwise, the dialogues of the mod will not show but give error messages.

Windows
Sorcerer's Place Collection for Windows is distributed as a self-extracting archive and includes a WeiDU installer. To install, simply double-click the archive and follow the instructions on screen.

Alternatively, the files can be extracted into your game directory using 7zip or WinRAR. When properly extracted, your game directory will contain setup-spstuff.exe and the folder spstuff. To install, double-click setup-spstuff.exe and follow the instructions on screen.

You can run setup-spstuff.exe in your game folder to reinstall, uninstall or otherwise change components.

Mac OS X
The Sorcerer's Place Collection for Mac OS X is distributed as a compressed tarball and includes a WeiDU installer.

First, extract the files from the tarball into your game directory. When properly extracted, your game directory will contain setup-spstuff, setup-spstuff.command, and the folder spstuff. To install, double-click setup-spstuff.command and follow the instructions on screen.

You can run setup-spstuff.command in your game folder to reinstall, uninstall or otherwise change components.

Linux
The Sorcerer's Place Collection for Linux is distributed as a compressed tarball and does not include a WeiDU installer.

Extract the contents of the mod to the folder of the game you wish to modify.

Download the latest version of WeiDU for Linux from WeiDU.org and copy WeiDU and WeInstall to /usr/bin. Following that, open a terminal, cd to your game installation directory, run tolower and answer Y to both queries. You can avoid running the second option (linux.ini) if you've already ran it once in the same directory. To save time, the archive is already tolowered, so there's no need to run the first option (lowercasing file names) either if you've extracted only this mod since the last time you lowercased file names. If you're unsure, running tolower and choosing both options is the safe bet.

To install, run WeInstall spstuff in your game folder. Then run wine BGMain.exe and start playing.

Note for Complete Uninstallation
In addition to the methods above for removing individual components, you can completely uninstall the mod using setup-spstuff --uninstall at the command line to remove all components without wading through prompts. .

Contents

The mod contains seven separate components that can be installed independently of one another.

Sylvan Mystic Elf/Half-Elf Ranger Kit, by Polar Bear

The Summon Deva ability at level 23 is only available for games which already have devas, e.g. this ability is not available for SoA games.

SYLVAN MYSTIC: The Sylvan Mystics are an ancient order of Elven and Half-Elven Rangers in Faerun. They specialize in hunting evil mages and mind flayers, and as such they must attune their mind in addition to their body.

Advantages:
- Dispel Magic
- True Sight
- Chaotic Commands at level 9
- Iron Skin at level 9
- Aura of Flaming Death at level 21
- Summon Deva at level 23
- +1 Armor Class
- +1 Damage and THAC0
- -1 Weapon Speed every 5 levels

Disadvantages:
- Strength (-5) and Constitution (-4) Penalty
- Cannot Charm Animals
- Can only use bows and bladed weapons
- Can not wear armor heavier than chain mail
- Half-Elf or Elf kit only
- Can only be lawful or neutral good

Blade Master Human Fighter Kit, by Drizzt1180

BLADE MASTER: The Blade Master uses one-handed bladed weapons, but he can do many things with them that the regular fighter cannot. He gains many special abilities using his blades, but he can only wear very light armor. Only one innate ability may be active at any given moment.

Advantages:
- +2 to dexterity
- +10% to slashing and piercing resistance
- Gains Precision Strike ability at levels 4, 7 and 22. Grants a +3 THAC0 bonus for three rounds, does 1d10 damage to target, and has a 25% chance to stun target.
- Gains Parry ability at levels 7, 10 and 22. Parry grants virtual immunity to physical attacks for two rounds.
- Gains Counter Attack ability at levels 10, 13 and 22. Grants virtual immunity to physical attacks for one round and does 2d10 of damage to attacker.
- Gains Disarm ability at levels 13, 16 and 22. Has a 50% chance to make opponent drop their weapon.
- Gains Feint ability at levels 16, 19 and 22. Feint grants Invisibility and Non-Detection for one round.
- Gains Swift Strike ability at levels 19 and 22. Decreases weapon speed by 2, adds an extra attack, a +5 THAC0 bonus and a -2 Armor Class penalty for two rounds.
- Gains extra one-half attack at levels 11, 15 and 19

Disadvantages:
- Penalty of -2 to strength
- Can only wear armor up to Studded Leather
- Cannot have proficiency in any non-bladed weapon

Death Knight Human Fighter Kit, by Drizzt1180

DEATH KNIGHT: A Death Knight is created when a fallen paladin dies. This is a very rare occurrence of resurrection. When this happens the newly risen Death Knight will become evil with many evil related abilities. Instead of being half-fighter and half-cleric like a paladin, they become half-fighter and half-necromancer instead. They gain necromancy spells as innate abilities in place of their regular priest spells.

Advantages:
- Gains Larloch's Minor Drain at levels 9 and 14.
- Gains Ghoul Touch at levels 11 and 16.
- Gains Vampiric Touch at levels 13, 16 and 17.
- Gains Animate Dead at level 19.
- Gains Harm Touch ability at level 1. Harm Touch is a direct damage ability and will do 2d10 points of damage +1 point per level up to a maximum of 2d10+20 with a successful to-hit roll.
- Gains Ebony Hand ability at level 10. The spell adds +1 THAC0 plus an additional +1 THAC0 for every three levels of the caster up to a maximum of +7. The spell lasts for 3 rounds plus 1 round/level up to a maximum of 24 rounds.
- Gains Kiss of Torment ability at level 15. With a successful to-hit roll, does 4d6 points of damage and stuns target for four rounds. A successful save will reduce the stun effect to two rounds.
- Gains Heart Blight ability at level 19. Will slay the target unless a save vs. death is made; with a successful save the target is still stunned for three rounds, suffers a -2 Dexterity penalty for ten rounds. Additionally the target must make another save vs. death at -1 or lose 25% of their hit points and yet another save vs. death at -2 or suffer another 18 damage.

Disadvantages:
- No paladin abilities
- Must be of Evil Alignment

Wushi Ninja Human Thief Kit, by Drizzt1180

WUSHI NINJA: The Wushi Ninja are evolved versions of regular ninjas. This happened a long time ago, when ninjas were greatly exposed to magic. After time they began to gain the ability to cast spells. Like regular ninjas they have the ability to specialize in all weapons that a regular thief can use. They also are stronger than a regular thief, but cannot be as charming. The first Wushi Ninja was Nagura Firo.

Advantages
- Gains Magic Missile as an innate ability at levels 3, 9, and 18
- Gains Cure Light Wounds ability at levels 4, 10, and 19
- Gains Shocking Grasp ability at levels 5, 11, and 20
- Gains Aganazzar's Scorcher ability at levels 6 and 12
- Gains Mirror Image at levels 7 and 13
- Gains Blur at level 14
- Gains Minor Spell Turning at level 15
- Gains Shadow Door at level 16
- Gains Breach at level 17
- In early levels, THAC0 is lower then a regular thief's progression but matches in later levels.
- Specialization of all thief weapons, including katanas
- +1 to strength
- +1 to Intelligence

Disadvantages:
- -2 to Charisma
- Can only wear leather or studded leather
- Can only be Human
- Only 20 thieving points to distribute at level-up

Archer of Sylvanus Half-Elven Druidic Kit, by Drizzt1180
Please see the compatibility notes at the top of this document in regards to this kit.

ARCHER OF SYLVANUS: This type of druid is very unique in the way that they primarily use bows for their weapons. The only other melee weapon they can use is a club. These types of druid have the ability to do severe damage to a target. They can summon the spirits of animals, which are used usually in defense, because of their extreme weakness in melee combat. Only Half-Elves can be an Archer of Sylvanus.

Advantages:
- Gains +1 THAC0 with ranged weapons every three levels through level 21
- Summon Spirit Animal twice per day
- Called Shot at levels 4, 9, 14, and 19
- Hide twice per day plus an additional once per day every five levels. Hide is a combination of invisibility and non-detection that lasts for ten rounds
- +15% Slashing, piercing, and crushing resistance
- Can gain mastery in short bows, longbows, and crossbows

Disadvantages:
- Can only wear up to studded leather
- Can only be proficient with clubs
- Can only use clubs, bows, and crossbows

Arcane Fist Bardic Kit, by Drizzt1180
Please see the compatibility notes at the top of this document in regards to this kit. The only way to make this kit was to compromise and modify a bard kit. Unfortunately, the bard song and pick pocketing bonuses are hard-coded. The thieving button is disabled, though the character record will show pick pocketing ability, and the bard song button is enabled though the bard song has no effect.

ARCANE FIST: The Arcane Fists are an ancient order of wizards in Faerun, and are seldom ever seen. They are not quite the masters of unarmed combat nor are they the masters of the arcane arts, but they become a fearsome foe with the combination of both. They are taught at an early age the skills required for unarmed combat and also learn to wield mystical powers. They are typically loners, only assembling in groups with their own kind, or in times of great danger they will group up with "outsiders". There are three sects of The Arcane Fist: The Order of Light, Bakur's Brotherhood, and Death's Law.

Advantages:
- Fist damage per level:

1 - 3 1d5
4 - 6 1d6
7 - 9 1d7 (Considered +1 to hit)
10 - 12 1d9 (Considered +2 to hit)
13 - 15 1d10
16 - 1d12 (Considered +3 to hit)

- Armor class decreases by 1 per every 3 levels up to level 21
- +1 to save vs. spells
- Gains 1 extra HP maximum per level
- Better THAC0 progression

1 - 3 20
4 - 7 18
8 - 11 16
12 - 15 14
16 - 19 12
20 - 8

- Increase movement rate: +2 at level one and an additional +1 every seven levels
- Two attacks per round at level 12 and three attacks per round at level 20
- Gains Stunning Blow at level 5 and an additional one per day every 5 levels
- Immunity to Disease, Slow, and Haste at level 10
- Immunity to Charm at level 15
- Immunity to Poison at level 18
- Quivering Palm at level 21

Disadvantages:
- Can not wear armor, except robes
- Can not use shields
- Can not use weapons
- Only can gain spells up to a maximum of spell level 6
- Human kit only
- Can only be of lawful alignments

Item Pack, by Creslyn
Creslyn created a number of items that originally replaced items sold by merchants scattered throughout the game. These items are now dynamically added to the respective stores without overwriting the original items. There are six items:

  • Juzam's Crutch, sold in the Lathander Temple
  • Joorg's Demise, sold by Joluv in the Copper Coronet
  • Ivory Ioun Stone, sold by Diedre in the Adventurer's Mart
  • Geirthan's Plate, sold by Diedre in the Adventurer's Mart
  • Freedom's Call, sold by Diedre in the Adventurer's Mart
  • Gorgon Staff, sold by the Duergar in the Underdark (but only to Drow, hint hint)

Contact Information

I did not create any of this content; credit for that goes to Polar Bear, Drizzt1180, and Creslyn. These components were re-packaged and are being maintained by CamDawg. You can visit the Gibberlings Three forums for information on this and any other Gibberlings Three mods on which we may be working.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Thanks also to the still active and vibrant Infinity Engine modding community, and to Sorcerer's Place in particular for letting me hack up their mods and hosting the download. Thanks to our translators: Jester (German), Immortality and Clan DLAN (Spanish), Adam Stavárek (Czech), Saiko from the D'Oghmatiques (French), subzero400 (Russian) and Aedan (Italian).

Tools Used in Creation

Credits and Copyright Information

The modding community for the Infinity Engine has been going strong for more than 10 years now, and is the culmination of thousands of unpaid modding hours by fellow fans of the game. Modders produce their best work and players get the best, well-supported mods when we all work together.

There are two big ways to upset this harmony. One is to claim someone else's work as your own. The second is to host and redistribute a mod without permission from the author(s).

Be kind to your fellow players and modders. Don't do either.

Version History

Version 11 - September 18, 2018

  • A lot of improvements for the mod on EE games:
    • Kits now use Wisp's full EE conversion macro. The older hack was failing to install kits correctly on EE games, e.g. it could install the kits but then make them unselectable at the character creation screen.
    • Character conversion macro has been updated as well
    • Aedan, our Italian translator, redid the formatting for the English EE translation to better match the EE style
    • Usability hacks for the EEs are substantially reduced. For example, the hacks for the Archer of Sylvanus no longer borks item usabilities for Dorn and other Blackguards.
  • Freedom's Call's free action no longer blocks its own haste ability, and it's actually in the store now
  • Revamped Italian translation courtesy of Aedan.
  • The Summon Deva ability for the Sylvan Mystic is only available for games that already have devas, e.g. this ability is not available for SoA games.
  • Innates made from existing arcane or divine spells are now done so in a more reliable, robust method

Version 10 - July 9, 2013

  • Added Russian translation (thanks subzero400)
  • Updated French translation (thanks to the d'Oghmatiques)
  • BGEE softcodes a lot of kit aspects, which were not being accounted for. This is now addressed.
  • Prepped Creslyn's Item Pack so that it'll work when BG2EE is released

Version 9 - November 24, 2012

  • Fixpack has clearly honed my bug-catching eye--so many minor bugs were found and fixed that I haven't bothered to enumerate them. Among the higher-visibility ones are items from Creslyn's item pack letting through numerous effects that they were supposed to prevent, and a lot of the Blade Master abilities only working partially due to misordered effects.
  • Now compatible with BGEE

Version 8 - April 10, 2009

  • WeiDU v210, README, VERSION updates
  • Lowercasing and Linux distribution
  • Giuseppe's Italian translation added

Version 7 - September 18, 2006

  • Added icons for Blade Master, Death Knight, and Archer of Sylvanus abilities
  • Extended kit ability tables to level 50 for better compatibility with mods that remove XP caps
  • Archer of Sylvanus and Sylvan Mystic can now be installed after Divine Remix

Version 6 - March 12, 2005

  • Fixed bug where Arcane Fist would lose their fist upgrade after reloading. Among other things, this left them unable to kill enemies.
  • Made Sylvan Mystic kit friendlier for SoA-only installs.

Version 5 - February 11, 2005

  • Archer of Sylvanus can now place proficiency points in the appropriate weapon styles.
  • Fixed bugs with newer versions of WeiDU failing on the C_E_R patching.
  • Tightened up some of the patching code.

Version 4 -September 9, 2004

  • Added Czech and French translations, courtesy of Adam Stavárek and Saiko from the D'Oghmatiques respectively.

Version 3 - August 27, 2004

  • Added Spanish translation, courtesy of Immortality and Clan DLAN.

Version 2 - June 8, 2004

  • Added German translation, courtesy of Jester.
  • Changed to integer numbering system--future versions of the mod will be v3, v4, etc.
  • Fixed issues with the Archer of Sylvanus being able to use bows and arrows.
  • The items in Creslyn's Item Pack will now appear inline in a store's inventory rather than at the top.
  • Items in Creslyn's Item Pack will also detect kit components better and adjust accordingly.

Version 1.1.1 - May 16, 2004

  • Fixed some minor issues with Blade Master spells
  • Ported for Mac OS X.

Version 1.1.0 - February 29, 2004

  • Added German translation (thanks Jester!)
  • Documented extra attacks of Blade Master kit
  • Added compatibility tweaks for Wushi Ninja kit for aVENGER's Rogue Rebalancing
  • Fixed some issues with items Creslyn's items: Freedom's Call was not suppressing level drain strings and hold animations

Version 1.0.0 - February 11, 2004

  • Initial release. There was much rejoicing.