Adding unique items to shops and custom backgrounds

Discussion in 'Modding and Scripting Support' started by Yrvyne, Oct 20, 2019.

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  1. Yrvyne

    Yrvyne New Member

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    Hello ladies and gentlemen,

    I wish to mod a custom background and also some shops with unique items, mainly the Sword of Bangelian Scourge, Bow of Ecclesiates and Finger of Mannox, however, I am unable to do so.

    I have modified my "invensource.mes" with items found in "description.mes" but on adding unique items from "gamedesc.mes" the items do not show up in new-game selection-screen save for the occasional empty placeholder as well as a completely empty selling inventory of any shop I edit. The latter, therefore, also omits the other items normally in stock.

    To note that these unique items are also mentioned in "onames.mes" having different values.

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    Another notable thing is that gamedesc.mes is only found in the "Module template/mes" direcotry after undat-ing "Arcanum 3.dat". Furthermore, the file was devoid of information except for two lines, thus, I created a new "gamedesc.mes" in "C:\Arcanum\data\mes" and copy/pasted the data from here: https://arcanum.fandom.com/wiki/Gamedesc.mes (below screenshot refers)

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    As per the following link, my idea seems to be impossible to achieve, however, given that over a decade has passed from the thread, maybe a method has been found...
    https://terra-arcanum.com/forums/index.php?threads/add-items-to-invensource-mes-not-in-description-mes.9351/

    I would appreciate any help or pointers on this matter as I am at a loss on how to go about achieving this.

    If any other screenshots or data are required, I'll be happy to oblige.

    Thank you very much.

    Other links:
    https://terra-arcanum.com/forums/index.php?threads/editing-shopmap.14492/
    https://terra-arcanum.com/forums/index.php?threads/unique-items.9425/

    *edit: mistakenly wrote "gamedesc.dat" instead of "gamedesc.mes"
    *edit: clarification that background to be modded is not an already implemented one but a custom one
     
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  2. Yrvyne

    Yrvyne New Member

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    Further information on my setup is the addition of UAPv1.5.1 and XP-Patch from MeousPad as well as Orc Bandit and Malochean Hand extra dialogs and fight scripts. Also, a custom "invensource.mes" as modified from UAP's "Arcanum 5.dat".

    Undat-ing "Arcanum 5.dat" does not yield any "gamedesc.mes".

    The intention for this thread is because I wish to start the game with the strongest weapons (in my opinion) having played same for too long to play vanilla, the game as intended.

    Thank you once again.
     
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