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#1 Argent77

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 10:01 AM

File Name: Improved Archer Kit
File Submitter: Argent77
File Submitted: 27 Mar 2015
File Category: Miscellaneous Released Mods

Download (GitHub): Improved Archer Kit (latest)

Overview

The original Archer kit does not scale very well with progressing levels. While the kit is very strong in the earlier parts of the game, it becomes less useful compared to other ranger kits later on.

This mod attempts to rebalance the kit, so that low level archers don't outshine other classes, while high-level archers may still keep up with other ranger kits. The mod adjusts overall power of the Archer and adds a couple of useful skills and abilities to the kit.

Additional components provide you with Archer-like kits for figher, paladin and thief classes, or install a set of powerful bows and ammunition to the game.

The mod is available for BG2, BGT, BG:EE, BG2:EE, EET (Enhanced Edition Trilogy) and IWD:EE.
 

Components

1. Improved Archer Kit

  • Installs the Archer kit

2. Add fighter kit: Marksman

  • Installs the fighter kit "Marksman" to the game.

3. Add paladin kit: Bow Knight

  • Installs the paladin kit "Bow Knight" to the game.

4. Add thief kit: Sharpshooter

  • Installs the thief kit "Sharpshooter" to the game.

5. Add +4 arrows, +4 bolts and powerful bows to the game

  • BGT, BG2 and BG2:EE:
    • Adds +4 arrows and bolts to a number of stores and creatures in the ToB part of the game as well as to Watcher's Keep.
    • Adds a powerful longbow somewhere to the third level of Watcher's Keep
    • Adds an even more powerful composite longbow to the outdoor area of Sendai's Enclave
  • IWD:EE only:
    • Adds several bows as well as a few +4 arrows and bolts to Conlan's shop in Kuldahar after reaching chapter 2 and 4
    Since there is a lack of good shortbows in IWD:EE, this component also distributes several powerful shortbows across various maps and stores of the main game as well as the Heart of Winter expansion.

This component can be installed independently from the main component.

 
Kit descriptions

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Note: This mod has been originally published in this thread.

Important: Because of technical reasons version 3.2 and future versions of the mod will only be available directly from GitHub. The download link above has been updated appropriately.


Edited by Argent77, 22 August 2021 - 01:24 AM.


#2 Argent77

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 02:01 AM

New version: Improved Archer Kit v2.2

Changes in v2.2:
  • Added Siege of Dragonspear support
  • Added EET support
  • Improved compatibility with Enhanced Edition patch 2.x
  • Added Italian translation (thanks Aedan)
  • Added Polish translation (thanks Cahir)
  • Added custom portrait icons for shot abilities


#3 Argent77

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 02:37 AM

New version: Improved Archer Kit v2.3

Changes in v2.3:

  • Added French translation (Thanks Gwendolyne)
  • Fixed THAC0 bonus of bow 'The Defender +5'
  • Excluded shamans from unusability list of arrows
  • Added 'Monk' to unusability list of bows
  • Fixed incorrect record screen class description in EET


#4 Roxanne

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 03:28 AM

New version: Improved Archer Kit v2.3

Changes in v2.3:

  • Added French translation (Thanks Gwendolyne)
  • Fixed THAC0 bonus of bow 'The Defender +5'
  • Excluded shamans from unusability list of arrows
  • Added 'Monk' to unusability list of bows
  • Fixed incorrect record screen class description in EET

Short question - the EET list still indicates the mod as being beta status, this may no longer be applicable?


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#5 Argent77

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 03:44 AM

That's correct.

EET compatibility had been introduced with v2.2-beta2. But the entry in the EET list might lead to the wrong conclusion that there are still no stable versions available. I have already pushed an update to the list.



#6 Argent77

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 09:22 AM

New version: Improved Archer Kit v2.4

Changes in v2.4:

  • Fixed a bug that causes installation errors in BG2:EE


#7 Argent77

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 08:35 AM

New version: Improved Archer Kit v3.0

Changes in v3.0:
  • Rebalanced combat bonuses of the Archer kit
  • Rebalanced "Create Blessed Ammo" ability
  • Added Archer-like kits for fighters, paladins and thieves
  • Added bullets to "Create Blessed Ammo" ability for paladin kit
  • Fixed incorrect blessed ammo projectile for classic BG2/BGT
  • Added German readme


#8 Austin

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 03:36 AM

JamesMaxwell updated the Russian translation (he translated some of the lines added in the latest version that were without translation). In the file attachment. Please update the archive



#9 Austin

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 03:36 AM

JamesMaxwell updated the Russian translation (he translated some of the lines added in the latest version that were without translation). In the file attachment. Please update the archive

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#10 Argent77

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 06:07 AM

New version: Improved Archer Kit v3.1

Changes in v3.1:

  • Updated Russian translation (thanks JamesMaxwell)
  • Fixed typos in ability descriptions


#11 Argent77

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Posted 04 January 2021 - 06:51 AM

New version: Improved Archer Kit v3.2

Important: Because of technical reasons this and future releases of the mod will only be available from GitHub directly. The link above and in the first post have been updated appropriately.

Changes in v3.2:

  • Made all kit-related subcomponents independent of each other
  • "Improved Archer kit" component doesn't overwrite original class ability table anymore
  • Added Project Infinity metadata
  • Changed readme into html format


#12 Argent77

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Posted 22 August 2021 - 12:36 AM

New version: Improved Archer Kit v4.0

This is a major update for the Improved Archer Kit. It provides a completely revised "Create ammunition" ability for all kits with enchantments which better suit the respective kits. For example, it never made sense to provide undead-slaying ammunition to Archers. They are now able to conjure ammo that inflicts elemental damage and various status penalties. The same applies to the Marksman, Bow Knight and Sharpshooter kits which provide their own unique enchantments. More details can be found in the readme.

The update also rebalances the available kits, fixes several bugs and adds a couple of shortbows to IWD:EE to make investing proficiency points in that weapon type more worthwhile.

Italian and Russian translations for this update are currently incomplete and will be provided when they're ready.

Changes in v4.0:

  • Rebalanced passive bonuses for all kits
  • Removed "Power Shot" ability from Sharpshooter kit
  • Completely revised the "Create ammunition" ability for all kits
  • Adds several powerful shortbows to IWD:EE
  • Fixed incorrect abilities granted to Bow Knights
  • Fixed missing bonuses for Bow Knight and Marksman kit






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