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#1 Yovaneth

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 02:29 PM

I mean, purple and dark blue lighting in the sewers under Baldur's Gate! What is this - some kind of subterranean disco?

Seriously though, the lighting in the sewers finally got to me so I did something about it. Looking at the original lightmaps, I suspect that they were drawn for play testing and then forgotten about i.e. the final lightmaps were never done. I've replaced the purple and blue overall lighting with a mid-grey-green and a lighter grey-green for under the access gratings and where the reflections on the pipes indicate overhead gratings.

The original lightmaps:
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and the replacements:
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It's a Weidu installation so if you really want to have your subterranean disco back, you can :P

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[Edit] Updated installer attached. It now deals with BGTuTu, BGT and Baldur's Gate OG, thanks to Miloch.

Edited by Yovaneth, 20 May 2009 - 01:37 PM.


#2 Kaeloree

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 02:31 PM

Feel free to upload this to the Misc Mods category of the Download Manager! :cheers:

Looks like it's definitely a mod I'll be using! Is it appropriate for BGT as well?

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 08:13 PM

I never quite realised how crappy it looked down there... quite an improvement.

(Then again, maybe I did envision the BG sewers as my own private disco/orcish nightclub...)

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#4 Yovaneth

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 01:43 AM

Feel free to upload this to the Misc Mods category of the Download Manager! :cheers:

Looks like it's definitely a mod I'll be using! Is it appropriate for BGT as well?

No - the lightmaps are specifically aimed at the BGTuTu-named sewer areas. If you can tell me what the area numbers are for the sewers in BGT then all I need to do is duplicate the lightmaps and give the duplicates their correct area numbers. After that, it's a case of changing the installer to allow you to select BGTuTu or BGT (and vanilla BG if the area numbers are different again - anyone know what they are? I'm too lazy to reinstall it just to find out).

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#5 Jarno Mikkola

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 02:10 AM

...

Looking at Miloch's signature...

Tutu . . . | BGT
FW0224 | AR7324 | W Sewers
FW0225 | AR7325 | Central Sewers
FW0226 | AR7326 | E Sewers

From here.

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#6 Kaeloree

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 02:29 AM

And you'll want to use ENGINE_IS ~tutu~/ENGINE_IS ~bgt~ :)

#7 Yovaneth

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 08:47 AM

And you'll want to use ENGINE_IS ~tutu~/ENGINE_IS ~bgt~ :)

Errrr.... do what? :blink:
Assume that the two folders containing the lightmaps inside the \sewers folder are called \BGTlights and \TuTulights; what's the code again?
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#8 Miloch

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 10:34 AM

Assume that the two folders containing the lightmaps inside the \sewers folder are called \BGTlights and \TuTulights; what's the code again?

You shouldn't even need separate folders, assuming the light maps are in the same format for all platforms, which they appear to be.
BEGIN @1 //Replacement Baldur's Gate sewer lighting for BG1, Tutu and BGT

ACTION_IF FILE_EXISTS_IN_GAME ~ar0224.are~ THEN BEGIN //BG1
  COPY ~sewerlighting/lightmaps/fw0224lm.bmp~ ~override/ar0224lm.bmp~
	   ~sewerlighting/lightmaps/fw0225lm.bmp~ ~override/ar0225lm.bmp~
	   ~sewerlighting/lightmaps/fw0226lm.bmp~ ~override/ar0226lm.bmp~
END ELSE BEGIN
  ACTION_IF FILE_EXISTS_IN_GAME ~fw0224.are~ THEN BEGIN //Tutu
	COPY ~sewerlighting/lightmaps~ ~override~
  END ELSE BEGIN
	ACTION_IF FILE_EXISTS_IN_GAME ~ar7324.are~ THEN BEGIN //BGT
	  COPY ~sewerlighting/lightmaps/fw0224lm.bmp~ ~override/ar7324lm.bmp~
		   ~sewerlighting/lightmaps/fw0225lm.bmp~ ~override/ar7325lm.bmp~
		   ~sewerlighting/lightmaps/fw0226lm.bmp~ ~override/ar7326lm.bmp~
	END ELSE BEGIN
	  FAIL @2 //This mod is not compatible with your platform - please check your install path.
	END
  END
END
This tested out on all three platforms. I did not go into the sewers on all 3 but I saw the difference in DLTCEP and it looked fine for all three.

Also, delete the useless Windows-generated Thumbs.db files from all your subfolders, particularly the one you're copying to the override. If you don't see these, in Windows Explorer, go to Tools > Folder Options > View and select "Show hidden files and folders." They get generated any time you view a folder as "Thumbnails" and serve no purpose, since the system regenerates them every time you do that.

Now maybe you can help me with adding a door to an existing area... :D

[Edit: I have not always had perfect success with GAME_IS or ENGINE_IS checks, but from what I understand, the commands perform the same sorts of checks as FILE_EXISTS_IN_GAME, perhaps less precisely than what I did above, so you're better off specifying your own files.]

Edited by Miloch, 20 May 2009 - 10:38 AM.

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#9 Yovaneth

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 01:16 PM

Now maybe you can help me with adding a door to an existing area... :D

PM me... it's the least I can do in return for your help. There are some serious limitations doing that though; it is not possible to code-in a new door so that you have open and close animations. What can be done is the door-in-a-tunnel (as I did for cmorgan in this topic) or the door-that's-just-out-of-view so that all you get is the entrance icon (as in a lot of buildings in Beregost).

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[Edit] New version of the installer attached (first post).

Edited by Yovaneth, 20 May 2009 - 01:36 PM.


#10 Leomar

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 12:57 AM

Thanks for the great replacement. :woot:


It would be nice if you can include the German translation:

LANGUAGE ~English~ ~English~ ~sewerlighting/english/sewers.tra~
LANGUAGE ~Deutsch~ ~German~ ~sewerlighting/german/sewers.tra~


german/sewers.tra
@1 = ~Ersetzt die Baldur's Gate Kanalisationsbeleuchtung fuer BG TuTu/BGT/Baldur's Gate~


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#11 Miloch

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 10:12 AM

PM me... it's the least I can do in return for your help. There are some serious limitations doing that though; it is not possible to code-in a new door so that you have open and close animations. What can be done is the door-in-a-tunnel (as I did for cmorgan in this topic) or the door-that's-just-out-of-view so that all you get is the entrance icon (as in a lot of buildings in Beregost).

I can't read that link (maybe it's in a forum I don't have access to) but PM sent. What I need is a cave entrance or two so it really doesn't require separate open/closed animations.

It would be nice if you can include the German translation...
@1 = ~Ersetzt die Baldur's Gate Kanalisationsbeleuchtung fuer BG TuTu/BGT/Baldur's Gate~

You'll also need to translate @2 for a failed install unless Yovaneth left that out (it's really just an idiot check in case someone tries to install this on BG2 or some other invalid path).

@2 = ~This mod is not compatible with your platform - please check your install path.~


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#12 Yovaneth

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 12:52 PM

Any other language requests from anyone? I'll wait a week or so to see if there are.

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#13 Leomar

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 11:47 PM

You'll also need to translate @2 for a failed install unless Yovaneth left that out (it's really just an idiot check in case someone tries to install this on BG2 or some other invalid path).

@2 = ~This mod is not compatible with your platform - please check your install path.~

All right. :)

german/sewers.tra
@1 = ~Ersetzt die Baldur's Gate Kanalisationsbeleuchtung fuer BG TuTu/BGT/Baldur's Gate~
@2 = ~Diese Modifikation ist nicht kompatibel mit deiner Plattform - bitte pruefe deinen Installationspfad~

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#14 Yovaneth

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 01:04 AM

german/sewers.tra
@1 = ~Ersetzt die Baldur's Gate Kanalisationsbeleuchtung fuer BG TuTu/BGT/Baldur's Gate~

I'd be grateful if you could give me the translation for 'Replacement lightmaps for BG TuTu/BGT/Baldur's Gate' as it looks like I'm going to be overhauling quite a few areas. I've just done all six levels of the Iron Throne and I'm aware of at least two more areas that are just plain wrong.

Iron Throne before
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Iron Throne after
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Edited by Yovaneth, 23 May 2009 - 01:09 AM.


#15 Chevalier

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 01:27 AM

What!?! You don't think they wanted green candles lighting the Iron Throne HQ?

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#16 Yovaneth

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 11:07 AM

More like Rupert the Dye Merchant is hiding behind the door and flinging green dye at them as they come in. Don't ask what happens on the way out - you really don't want to know.

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#17 Miloch

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 11:32 AM

Don't ask what happens on the way out - you really don't want to know.

Rofl.

(And is it just me, or is the first fat guy supposed to be standing on the beam? Kind of a wack perspective there...)

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 11:36 AM

I think he is dithered...

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#19 Yovaneth

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 01:50 PM

Supposed to be.... but it doesn't really look like it.

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 02:58 PM

Brilliant stuff! Might actually be enough to make me look forward to firing up Tutu again. I really hate the lighting in the sewers and in the Iron Throne.

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