Russian Modding Site and "Grand Fix"

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  1. figorian

    figorian New Member

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    Hi guys!

    Today I found an awesome Russian Arcanum fansite with a very active modding community. They have an expansion pack which is called Arcanum 1.5 expansion, but it's all in Russian language. What's more interesting, though in Russian language as well, is the so called Grand Fix (version 1.3 now with some minor small fixes/additions, still developing) which does a lot of bugfixing and balancing as well as some other stuff. They seem to be very advanced in fixing stuff, for instance they fixed the hushed pistol, so the flag is set to quiet (whatever those weird flag things are...) replaced the sound and changed the damage value. Another example would be a fix of the dark helmet (I guess now it doesn't lower your alignment multiple times for multiple uses). They also added all unfinished schematics, replaced graphics, added new schematics etc. etc.

    The Web page is called: http://arcanumclub.ru/

    The Mod is here: http://arcanumclub.ru/autohtml0.php?fil ... index.html

    The readme of the Mod is here:
    http://arcanumclub.ru/autohtml0.php?fil ... me.html#03

    The forum can be found here:
    http://forums.arcanumclub.ru/index.php? ... howforum=6

    Use the Google translation tool for reading.


    Maybe someone wants to register at their forum and ask for an english translation? Or install the mod and have a look on the changes (I don't have Arcanum installed at the moment). Maybe we could translate it ourselves, if we just need to replace some stuff in the description.mes and so on.

    Have a look on the big readme for installation instructions and a very detailed list of all changes made. Could be interesting for you modders as well, looking for some special changes as they also added new scripts or altered old ones.

    If you wish I could post the whole translated version of the readme so anybody interested could read it here right away.

    Ok guys, that's all for the moment, enjoy yourselves,
    greetings, Figorian
     
  2. Spiffy

    Spiffy New Member

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    I want this translated ASAP!!! >_<
     
  3. Tekkus McDwarf

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    ah, I'd like a crack at the TOOLS they are using to mod besides worldED. If they have cracked the proto code, it could save me some headaches I still have to face down the road.... mainly overcoming the ISMECHANICAL flag which prevents weilding weapons, interacting for inventory, mutes, prevents pickpockets, and so on. The med spider got around this somehow using the med spider heal scroll to do its job. But heck yeah, I found a free webpage translation site

    http://www1.worldlingo.com/en/mywl/

    Its one month free. If you get the free trial, get busy and save the website and all downloadables into a huge zip and host it somewhere.
     
  4. figorian

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    Hm, I would need a credit card even for the free trial month and the second problem is that I have never ever hosted any file so I won't do that.

    Regardless of this, I am still happy with google translations, so here you go:


    The modding tools they use:

    Art2bmp
    Converting files *. art in *. bmp. Unfortunately, mnogofreymovy *. art odnofreymovyh converted into a set of pictures. The same applies to reverse the procedure. It is unfortunate that once redeveloped (add) animation in Arcanum not poluchalos. And only recently, thanks to the efforts of one of the lovers of Arcanum - eml78, the program now (below).

    Bmp2art
    Converting *. *. bmp in art. The most applicable to change items, the rest of the schedule, subject to certain conditions. (packed schedule "transparent" and shifted to two tayla, but this can be circumvented). By animation irrelevant. But with more than cover enough of this to express my sincere thanks to the developer.

    DatBuilder 1.0
    The program for working with archives *. dat of T. Pitk e nen aka Dj Unique. Description archive Eng. Read the description of the programs to work with resource archives of Gentle_Giant Arcanum.

    dbmaker
    Program to work with *. dat from the archives of Troika Games. In the archive, I invested a description of the programs to work with resource archives of Arcanum Gentle_Giant.

    Arcanum's Undat v1.0
    Program to work with the archives of MatuX *. dat, and The Mod Squad. Description archive Eng. Read the description of the programs to work with resource archives of Gentle_Giant Arcanum.

    ArtView
    The program for viewing files *. art- of eml78. The program also allows you to replace individual images in art *. (frames), convert *. *. bmp in art and vice versa, ie can edit animation game. Description have in the files, Ru. Further details on the program read the manual from hezet.

    ArtView.by.Blacky v.0.4
    Further development program ArtView made our odnoklubnikom Blacky. Just read the description changed. To learn more details on the program and ask questions of the developer can modify the forum.

    ProtoEdit
    In the archive are:
    1. a description of the program and manual editing and pro *. *. mob files;
    2. sources at Delphi 5;
    3. the compiled program.
    Program Description (briefly).
    Top disappear:
    1. "Download" button-pro- reads files from the directory.
    2. "Preferences" button-appoints towards mes- .* files in the directory and files *. pro- (acceleration can be set to "root" directory and click "Set the root directory" the rest of the slots are filled, Robot).
    3. Upload button "mob" mob--reading files from the directory (folder is requested).
    4. "filter" - to filter by type.
    5. "Search" - looking for a predetermined string (substring sets in the first edite, number of columns to search in the second). For *. mob is not implemented. At the laying of mob-sorting can be set. At the pro-c *. flags displayed at the bottom, properties and settings used in fashion (scripts, images, numbers).
    Until all. If what proposals will be to finalize the program, can dodelayu.

    ProtoEdit v2
    The second edition of the program from eml78. In the archive invested a brief description of the program (Ru), and sources at Delphi 5.

    Troika Games WorldEd
    Game Editor v. 1.0.6.9. Periodically popadayutsya "curves" localization. This version is deliberately working, Eng.

    ScriptEd 1.0 beta 2
    Editor scripts from Dj Unique. Brief description of the files, Eng.

    Arcanum Script Editor
    The editor of Grant Davies scripts. The description of the program in the archives, Eng.

    Arcanum Dialogue Debugger
    The program for working with files *. dlg. The English language version.

    Arcanum's Dialog Editor (DiAreA)
    The program for working with files *. dlg. Russian, English. Opsanie archive Eng.

    Mesedit
    The program for working with files *. mes. The English language version.

    Dialog Editor Version 1.03
    The editor of Grant Davies dialogues. The program for working with files *. dlg. Description archive Eng.

    Arcanum Dialog Checker
    The program is a simple tool to verify the dialogues for errors in syntax, checking IN sections, and the test result. It is possible to easily dialogues for the differences in the above-mentioned sections. Using the program is very simple: select a folder of files *. dlg, compare and select the option click 'Check' - will appear in the bottom window, the result of verification. For comparison: Enter the two folders with the dialogue and press' Compare '. Source attached (in the folder 'src').
    Author: eml78. By publishing program Gentle_Giant prepared.

    SchEdit
    A new semi shematikov writing. The English language version.

    Graphic Image Viewer
    Prosmotrovschik files *. art of Red. Scans files of many formats. The English version, description of the files, Eng.

    ArcanumPanoramaMaker v1.2. (the latest version)
    The program to create maps of locations with the "bird's eye view" of T'e'MHbIu `. There is a detailed description of work with the program and screens.

    Comdlg32.ocx and Zlib.dll
    Official libraries needed for the work of some of the programs in our collection. Installation on request.

    PortraitProccessor
    Automated Program for creating portraits. The English language version.

    D3DWindower.
    Through D3DWindower Arcanum can run in a window. Works well as Fallout, Planescape: Torment, and a bunch of other games. The English version (translated from the Japanese, and not transferred to the end, and some commands are described characters, but you can use).

    Arcanum Facades
    This is not a program and not manual. Just Directory facades, moddinga benefit. All facades, with the numbers and images. Very convenient. In view editor facades impossible (very small images). And fantastic long-view. Facades look Arcanum. Description in English, but it does not need. All very understandable. Authorship-in materials.


    The tools can be found and downloaded here: http://arcanumclub.ru/autohtml0.php?fil ... s_arc.html

    Those protoedit programs may be interesting for you. The schematic editing program also seems to be quite cool.


    I may post the readme of the Grand Fix later maybe.
     
  5. rroyo

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    These caught my attention:

    ArtView
    The program for viewing files *. art- of eml78. The program also allows you to replace individual images in art *. (frames), convert *. *. bmp in art and vice versa, ie can edit animation game. Description have in the files, Ru. Further details on the program read the manual from hezet.

    ArtView.by.Blacky v.0.4
    Further development program ArtView made our odnoklubnikom Blacky. Just read the description changed. To learn more details on the program and ask questions of the developer can modify the forum.

    ArcanumPanoramaMaker v1.2. (the latest version)
    The program to create maps of locations with the "bird's eye view" of T'e'MHbIu `. There is a detailed description of work with the program and screens.

    Check out what they did with some of the avatars!:

    http://arcanumclub.ru/modules.php?op=modload&name=4nAlbum2&file=index&do=showgall&gid=10
     
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    I hate to ask, but what have they done with the avatars?
     
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    Can't you tell?
    Look again.

    This page shows the ones that got modified:
    http://arcanumclub.ru/autohtml0.php?filename=/Arcanum/mod_arc_pac1.html

    The last time I checked, Tom Cruise and Bruce Willis were not included in the stock avatars.

    Edit: I found the desktop backgrounds page....
    Some are - shall we say - more steamy than steampunk. :p

    http://arcanumclub.ru/modules.php?name=4nAlbum2&file=index&do=showgall&gid=38&offset=0&orderby=hitsA

    Another edit: Here's the download page for Arcanum 1.5

    http://arcanumclub.ru/autohtml0.php?filename=/Arcanum/mod_arc_pac3_dat.html

    Yet another edit: THEY FIGURED OUT HOW TO MAKE MULTI-IMAGE .ART FILES!!!!!
    At least they were able to add more fonts with all the symbols!
    I've downloaded their copy of BMP2ART and I'm gonna check this out.
     
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    So it would seem.

    Their BMP2ART works just the same as ours - one picture only - so it must be one of the other art programs.

    Edit: Disregard what I said. The font files I found in the 1.5 are the same as what's in the Arcanum1.dat.
    I should have gone looking a bit more before I jumped the gun.

    Sorry if I got anyone's hopes up.
     
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    Speaking of Russia, whatever happened to Sofokl ?
     
  11. figorian

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    I have installed the Grand Fix and it worked very well, it even includes a no CD-patch which is very comfortable, but everything is converted to Russian language, even the titles of the starting screen. So I have no hope that this thing ever gets translated to English.

    The other thing I tried out was the Schedit, the schematic editing program. It didn't work for me because you need a bunch of files dealing with schematics undatted and I still haven't learned how to do that :???: So I had some loading errors when starting the program.
    If it is working, you can create a schematic by choosing a name, an art file (you can browse through all existing schematic art files and choose the one you wish), selecting component one and component two (which includes almost all items: food, weapons, armor etc.) and by selecting the result of course (and its amount). I guess the program is editing the mes files and attaching the chosen art and so on. Ah, and if I remember correctly you could choose the discipline the schematic should be and even if it should be a found or learned schematic.


    Btw, who is Sofokl?
     
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    I don't even like the new portraits. They look like they photoshopped a real persons face onto a drawing.
     
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    It also has 1,427 protos inside the Arcanum4.dat - which I couldn't get to work.
    And there's the Level 127 hack - without the Arcanum.exe.....
    Again - I couldn't get it to work (alone).

    On the plus side - there's some really cool rings and statues in the artwork.
     
  15. Tekkus McDwarf

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    I get an error whenever I try to register on their forums.
     
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    Anyone interested in seeing some screenshots?

    This guy is doing some really - odd - things with his build, starting at the crash site.

    Here's a top-down of the crash-site exit as it is normally:
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... Site01.jpg

    Here's the Russian version:
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... Site02.jpg

    Shrouded Hills

    A couple new buildings:
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... sNew01.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... sNew02.jpg

    With basements:
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... leys01.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... leys02.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... tMag01.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... tMag02.jpg

    Business has been good for Lukan:
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... sNew04.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... sNew05.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... sNew06.jpg

    This is a top-down showing a ton of tile-scripts as you approach the bridge, but there's no scr for those!:
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... sNew07.jpg

    The Shrouded Hills graveyard:
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... sNew08.jpg

    Edit - You've got to see this!
    Original Blackroot start:
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... ckroot.jpg

    His Blackroot - period!:
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... root01.jpg

    There is nothing else! Every trace of the town is gone.

    To be continued....
     
  17. rroyo

    rroyo Active Member

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    Here's Tarant.
    As far as I can tell, all the changes were confined to the east and north-east of town.

    Original layout at the north-east corner - Top-down:
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... ntTD01.jpg

    New layout - Top-down:
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... ntTD03.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... ntTD04.jpg

    Here's what's there - A jeweler:
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... tNew04.jpg

    Beside the jeweler:
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... tNew05.jpg

    Then comes the Bank of Tarant:
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... tNew06.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... tNew07.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... tNew08.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... Bank01.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... Bank02.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... Bank03.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... Bank04.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... Bank05.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... Bank06.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... Bank07.jpg

    Just north of the bank:
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... tNew09.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... tNew10.jpg

    East wall just before Thaddeus Mynor's place - Original:
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... ntTD02.jpg

    New:
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... ntTD05.jpg

    Going north along the wall:
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... tNew01.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... tNew02.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... tNew03.jpg

    The basement of the second place:
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... ment01.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... ment02.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... ment03.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... ment04.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... ment05.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... ment06.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... ment07.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... ment08.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... ment09.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... ment10.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... ment11.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... ment12.jpg

    Edit: This will be the last posting of the screen-shots because the Arcanum 1.5 mod is glitched to the point of being FUBAR. Check it out.

    Ashbury:
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... bury01.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... bury02.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... bury03.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... bury04.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... bury05.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... bury06.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... bury07.jpg

    Stillwater:
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... ater01.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... ater02.jpg

    Tulla:
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... ulla01.jpg
    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314 ... ulla02.jpg
     
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    Why the hell are naked women in the bank? o_O

    Russians are pervs :lol:

    That dude's got a big-ass basement O.O
     
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    Enjoy the laugh, Spiffy.

    As often as not, you start with the unclothed figures and give them attire.
    Although they may remain unclothed when viewed in WorldEd, the clothing is applied in the game.
     
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    Ohhhhhhhh.......

    Wait, then why are the guards all dressed up? :???:
     
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