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#1 Piggles

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 01:50 PM

I am new to the modding world of BG, and am by no means affluent in it yet, so forgive me if this question comes across as silly.

I was wondering if it were possible to add a wild surge effect to an item, using NI? An example would be effect 73, which rests your character after a spell is cast, rendering the spell available again.

Also, what is the skill/item that reduces the casting time of your spells? Not improved alacrity, which removes the round between spells, but rather the effect that removes the cast time from each spell completely.

Any help on either of the subjects above would be much appreciated.
Thanks.

Edit: I should have mentioned this was intended for the Baldur's Gate series.

Edit: The spell in question is Daer'Ragh's Mental Agility. I tried copying the spell effects to an item using NI, but got an error while saving. The same error occurs whenever I make any sort of change to an item and try and save it within NI.

Edited by Piggles, 10 November 2011 - 02:14 PM.


#2 Piggles

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 11:23 AM

Bump for help regarding my NI problem. No matter what I do, I cannot edit an item and save it, it just says error saving (item), and doesn't give me any indication what the error is.

Tearing my hair out here. Any help would be very much appreciated.

#3 Piggles

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 12:20 PM

87 views and not a single one of you can help? You must have encountered this problem before, surely?

#4 Jarno Mikkola

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 12:31 PM

I cannot edit an item and save it, it just says error saving (item), and doesn't give me any indication what the error is.

Just noticed this... Have you removed the Read only tag from the setup ? Ah, that plagues the DLTCEP...
What version of NI are you using ? The last in the first post here might be far better...

Edited by Jarno Mikkola, 18 November 2011 - 12:34 PM.

Cerberus v1.05, MegaModKits v1.01L, iiSpellSystemAdjustments v7.1; mods by Jarno Mikkola the Imp. FAQ for the Megamods. The Frequently Answered Questions.
BWS - Standard = not imba items spells or cheats. Tactical = AI hardly stupid = stupid hard. Expert = broke.
In case the BG2 game crashes post the content of your baldur.err file. To get it to record stuff, open up the 'baldur.ini' in your game folder with Notepad, and under the [Program Options] section in the file, make a new line and type in 'Logging On=1' (without the '' quotes, unless the line is already there)... Save the file and exit. Now go back into the game and try to reproduce the crash. Then look in your game folder again for the Baldur.err file and open it with the Notepad to analyze its contents, or let us do it.
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#5 Piggles

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 09:47 PM

Thank you for your response. Unfortunately, I tried both of your suggestions and neither of them worked. Interestingly enough, this error is only affecting items, apparently. So far everything else is able to save.

#6 Wisp

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 06:37 AM

Can you provide an exact quote of the error message?

Edited by Wisp, 19 November 2011 - 06:38 AM.


#7 Piggles

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 10:28 AM

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This is all I ever get, no matter what item I try and save.

#8 10th

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 10:39 AM

Probably because you've installed BG2 in Program Files, which is a really bad move, if you're using Windows Vista/7.

Don't install in Program Files or Program Files(x86) if you're using those two.

A solution would be to move your Black Isle folder out of C:\Program Files and change the paths in Baldur.ini accordingly - for both games if you also have BG1 installed.

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#9 i30817

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:54 AM

He, people still haven't learned, and still won't learn twenty years on.

Maybe it's best to have a check in Big World for this?


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#10 Piggles

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:58 AM

Why am I not surprised that it has something to do with Vista? Well, that's why I'm the newbie. The last time I played BG was on XP and its prequels. Thanks kindly for your advice, despite how stupid the question may have been. I will try your suggestion and reply with the results.

Thanks again.

Edited by Piggles, 19 November 2011 - 11:59 AM.


#11 Piggles

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 03:36 PM

Re-installed it to the games folder, everything now works NI wise. Thank you very much for helping with a question I'm sure all of you are very sick of by now. Either way, I am very appreciative, and very excited to play around in NI.

Thanks again for all your help.

#12 10th

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 02:28 AM

Just for future reference:
You don't have to re-install BG1 or 2. You simply move their folders somewhere else, in your case C:\Games, change the paths in Baldur.ini and start them with BGMain.exe instead of Baldur.exe.

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#13 Jarno Mikkola

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 07:40 AM

Just for future reference:
You don't have to re-install BG1 or 2. You simply move their folders somewhere else, in your case C:\Games, change the paths in Baldur.ini and start them with BGMain.exe instead of Baldur.exe

One just needs to remember that the computers registry is not accurate anymore, and those they uninstall etc features won't work ... copy_is_always_better_than_moveTM.
Cerberus v1.05, MegaModKits v1.01L, iiSpellSystemAdjustments v7.1; mods by Jarno Mikkola the Imp. FAQ for the Megamods. The Frequently Answered Questions.
BWS - Standard = not imba items spells or cheats. Tactical = AI hardly stupid = stupid hard. Expert = broke.
In case the BG2 game crashes post the content of your baldur.err file. To get it to record stuff, open up the 'baldur.ini' in your game folder with Notepad, and under the [Program Options] section in the file, make a new line and type in 'Logging On=1' (without the '' quotes, unless the line is already there)... Save the file and exit. Now go back into the game and try to reproduce the crash. Then look in your game folder again for the Baldur.err file and open it with the Notepad to analyze its contents, or let us do it.
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#14 10th

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 07:46 AM

One just needs to remember that the computers registry is not accurate anymore, and those they uninstall etc features won't work ... copy_is_always_better_than_moveTM.


That's a job for "generic registry cleaner xyz" or the mighty "regedit-search-find-delete".

And who would want to uninstall one of the best games ever, unless you have a serious lack of available space on your HD?

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#15 Jarno Mikkola

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 10:22 AM

And who would want to uninstall one of the best games ever, unless you have a serious lack of available space on your HD?

Perhaps to start over... I don't, I have 10 copies of the game stashed away all over USB my hard drives in "storage".
Cerberus v1.05, MegaModKits v1.01L, iiSpellSystemAdjustments v7.1; mods by Jarno Mikkola the Imp. FAQ for the Megamods. The Frequently Answered Questions.
BWS - Standard = not imba items spells or cheats. Tactical = AI hardly stupid = stupid hard. Expert = broke.
In case the BG2 game crashes post the content of your baldur.err file. To get it to record stuff, open up the 'baldur.ini' in your game folder with Notepad, and under the [Program Options] section in the file, make a new line and type in 'Logging On=1' (without the '' quotes, unless the line is already there)... Save the file and exit. Now go back into the game and try to reproduce the crash. Then look in your game folder again for the Baldur.err file and open it with the Notepad to analyze its contents, or let us do it.
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