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#1 Argent77

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 08:27 AM

Improved Shamanic Dance
A mod for BG:EE, SoD, BG2:EE, EET and IWD:EE (patched to v2.0 or higher).
 
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The Shamanic Dance is one of the more prominent features of the shaman class. It allows the shaman to call forth an endless supply of spirits to fight on his or her side. However, the drawbacks of the original version are severe. You can't move, attack, cast spells, use items or do anything else that may break the dance.

This mod makes an attempt to rebalance the Shamanic Dance by allowing the shaman to move at reduced speed while performing the dance. To counteract this improvement somewhat, spirits won't listen to any shamans anymore but their own master.

A second component, "Expanded Shamanic Dance for high level characters", unlocks another tier of spirits at level 24 and enables the spirits to protect the shaman from normal weapons and low level spell effects while the dance is performed.
 
A third component, "Add spell "Shamanic Pact", adds the new level 6 spell "Shamanic Pact" to the shaman's spellbook. It allows the caster to resurrect a target as spirit after its death and control it for a limited amount of time (see detailed spell description below). Note: This component can be installed independently from the main component.
 
A fourth component, "Apply Shamanic Dance improvements to Shaman kits", attempts to modify the Shamanic Dance of available Shaman kits to behave like the dance of the main class. It should be installed after all mods that are providing Shaman kits. A list of kits that have been confirmed to be compatible is included in the mod's readme.
 
A fifth component, "Shaman-specific items for IWD:EE", scatters several items exclusively for shamans all over Icewind Dale and beyond. The list includes several artifacts that were originally created for BG:EE - Siege of Dragonspear as well as a couple of new items.
 
Updated class description:

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Spell description for "Shamanic Pact":
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Available languages: English, French, German, Italian and Polish.


Edited by Argent77, 14 May 2018 - 05:03 AM.


#2 Argent77

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 09:21 AM

New version: Improved Shamanic Dance v3.0

This release provides a new component that adds a new spell to the shaman spellbook: "Shamanic Pact". It allows the shaman to resurrect a target as a spirit after its death and control it for a limited amount of time. A more detailed description of the spell can be found in the first post or the readme of the mod.

Changes:
  • Added new component: Add spell "Shamanic Pact"


#3 Gwendolyne

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 01:15 PM

There is a weird typo in readme.txt:

 

Copyright Notice
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The mod "Golem Construction for Spellcasters" is licensed under the "Creative Commons Attribution-
ShareAlike 4.0 International License" (http://creativecommo...nses/by-sa/4.0/).

 

Does the readme file need a French translation?


CARPE DIEM ....
 

In progress : Menace sur le Royaume de Diamant Éternel there.

#4 Argent77

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 01:20 PM

That's a silly copy & paste error. Will be fixed.

A translated Readme is always welcome. I haven't mentioned it before since none of the other languages provide a translated Readme.



#5 Gwendolyne

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 01:25 PM

I will translate it this weekend. ;)


CARPE DIEM ....
 

In progress : Menace sur le Royaume de Diamant Éternel there.

#6 Mirandel

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 03:54 PM

Found an unexpected incompatibility: http://gibberlings3....=27741&p=255687



#7 Argent77

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 01:46 AM

The issue appears to be unrelated to this mod. See this post for further info.



#8 Mirandel

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 03:14 AM

Got it, thanks for clearing things out! Hope it all will be fixed - can not imagine my game without both mods.



#9 Argent77

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 09:17 AM

New version: Improved Shamanic Dance v3.1

Changes:

  • Added French readme (thanks Gwendolyne)
  • Fixed several spelling errors


#10 zaghoul

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 08:52 PM

Do you think this mod would work on all new shaman kits, on a case by case check and see basis, or just the base class itself?



#11 Argent77

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 12:44 AM

The mod makes only changes to the base class. However, they may be inherited by kits unless they are specifically overridden.

Next version will introduce lots of nifty improvements (and IWD:EE support), including a new component that specifically attempts to improve Shaman kits. It has been successfully tested with Witchlight Shaman and Spiritwalker Shaman already. I will release it when EE patch 2.5 has become sufficiently stable.
 



#12 zaghoul

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 01:23 AM

Thanks,that sounds good in relation to the kits, as they have added alot to the flavor of the shaman.



#13 Argent77

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 04:56 AM

New version: Improved Shamanic Dance v4.0

Changes:

  • Added IWD:EE support
  • Added component "Shaman-specific items for IWD:EE"
  • Added component "Apply Shamanic Dance improvements to Shaman kits"
  • Improved Shamanic Dance to make spirits more robust to external interuptions and save/reload operations






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