Author Topic: Are these things even possible?  (Read 882 times)

Mistersunshine

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Are these things even possible?
« on: August 05, 2007, 02:56:31 AM »
I want to know if the following things are possible to be done with a mod for BG2(SoA and ToB), and if any mods that do these things already exist:

- Allow rogues to detect traps and stealth at the same time, like in NWN.
- Allow rogues to pick locks and open doors while still stealthed or invisible.
- Allow more than 5 NPCs in your party with you at once.
- Allow you to play a character who is a multi- or dual-class combination which is not normally a valid option (such as druid/thief).



The other thing is, I want to play solo, for all intents and purposes. I hate having to deal with a party, to keep them alive, etc. And I like the challenge of beating all of the combat encounters with just one character. But I also want to have all of the interaction, dialogue, and storyline elements of having the NPCs along.

I already tried using Zyraen's Solo with a Party script, and I didn't care for it at all. My character was gaining way too much XP, and the Mazing in and out was buggy and weird, and sometimes I had to disable the UI or else my main character would just stand there casting Freedom over and over. But if I disabled it, then the monsters would try to attack the NPCs instead of me, which trivialized the encounter.

So are there any other mods which will allow me to closely simulate soloing while keeping the roleplaying experience of having a party of NPCs? Something maybe that will turn all of my NPCs into invisible, nondetectable, invincible ghosts who follow me around but are totally ignored by the game world?

Even better would be not having them at all, but somehow having the game believe they're with me, so that the dialogues and such would pop up as though they were, even though I was alone in the party.

Anyone have any ideas?



Thanks!

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Re: Are these things even possible?
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2007, 01:58:38 AM »
No, these things are not normally possible. The usual term is "hardcoded".

However, you could do a solo run with "virtual" characters very easily; could be done in a few days: just take all joinable characters' banter files and append the whole bulk to player1 instead; use baldur.bcs and player1d.bcs to trigger the banters. It may slow your performance, and it will look weird - PC talking to himself, but, yes, it's possible.

 

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