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Offline Droakor

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Great job...
« on: April 25, 2005, 06:32:35 PM »
Just wanted to drop a line and say excellent work and thanks for all your efforts here.

Recently I re-installed the BG series and did some searching to see if these games were still around and I was very pleased to see all the effort put into this great game.

I haven't played the game in a little over three years and with all the added content its like playing the game for the first time all over again.

Quick question though to go with all the praise...

I've installed Bgtutu and I remembered that I really don't like the fireball animation they used in BG II, is there a way or a tweak of some sort to change the animation of fireballs back to the way they were in BG1?

I remember that soon after BGII came out there was a way to either switch it back or alter it or some such.

Thanks for any help.

Offline Belanos

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Re: Great job...
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2005, 10:38:26 PM »

I've installed Bgtutu and I remembered that I really don't like the fireball animation they used in BG II, is there a way or a tweak of some sort to change the animation of fireballs back to the way they were in BG1?

I remember that soon after BGII came out there was a way to either switch it back or alter it or some such.


If you get the Tweak pack over at Gibberlings 3, you can install the casting graphics from Icewind Dale. They're even better than the ones from the BG games IMO.

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Re: Great job...
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2005, 06:16:19 AM »
The casting graphics, though, are only the effects that play over the caster when he casts a spell, not the graphics of the spells themselves. The fireball explosion would be unaffected, though you'd look so much cooler casting it.
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Offline Droakor

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Re: Great job...
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2005, 12:08:17 PM »
Yep, I know about the casting animations and they are a lot cooler.  I've installed them and quite a few of the G3 tutu tweaks, along with a number of other mods and tweaks.  It has made the game seem like a brand new experience.

I was looking for an alteration to the spell effect itself.  Basically in BG1 the fireball effect was an expanding circle of fire that would encompass everyone in its area of effect, causing them to burn and smoke for a bit. The BGII fireball is a quick red flash that causes all in the area of effect to appear on fire briefly and then smoke a bit.  Just a preference I have for the previous animation.

Thanks for the responses.

Offline JW

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Re: Great job...
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2005, 11:51:52 AM »
I also dislike the fireball animation used in BGII, so I'm interested in this aswell.
I wonder if it's possible to swap the animation.


 

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