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#1 Argent77

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 08:44 AM

Test Your Mettle!

A mod for BG2:EE and EET (Enhanced Edition Trilogy) that provides you with a unique dungeon crawling experience.


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The adventure starts in the Planar Sphere in Athkatla's Slum District, where you may encounter new victims of Lavok's planar travels. The result of the encounter will enable you to access a dungeon that has been tailor-made for the intrepid adventurer. You have the opportunity to meet exotic races, uncover a devious plot, or simply enjoy battle with an endless stream of monsters.

Compatibility

The mod is available for BG2:EE v2.0 or higher and EET. It is recommended to patch the game to v2.5 or higher to make use of all features the mod has to offer.

There are no mod conflicts known so far.

Components

1. Test Your Mettle! (requires BG2:EE or EET patched to 2.0 or higher)

This is the main component. It installs many new areas, creatures, items, spells and everything else needed for a unique dungeon crawling experience. Moreover, this component restores the spell "Spacewarp", which is based on cut content from BG2. It can be acquired as a mage or priest spell in the course of the adventure.

2. Reduce experience for killing monsters (requires the main component)

As the monsters you may encounter in the dungeon are numerous, you will quickly gain a lot of experience that could make your party too powerful to enjoy the rest of the game. This component allows you to reduce XP from killing monsters by different amounts, or remove XP altogether. Unique monsters or creatures encountered outside the dungeon are not affected.

3. Make "Spacewarp" available to stores (independent component, requires BG2:EE or EET patched to 2.0 or higher)

This component adds the mage spell "Spacewarp" to a small number of stores for sale. In "Shadows of Amn" it can be purchased from Ribald's special store in the Adventurer Mart, that becomes available in chapter 6. In "Throne of Bhaal" it is available from Lazarus Librarus' Arcana Archives in Saradush or Amkethran as well as from Karthis al-Hezzar, who can be found in the wilderness between Saradush and the Forest of Mir.

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The adventure:
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The new spell:
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Edited by Argent77, 09 July 2021 - 05:37 AM.


#2 Roxanne

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 09:00 AM

Is it correct to assume that this mod is independent from planar sphere stronghold (and mods extending it)?

Also I does not change the original requirements to access the sphere in the first place?


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#3 Argent77

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 09:11 AM

Is it correct to assume that this mod is independent from planar sphere stronghold (and mods extending it)?

Also I does not change the original requirements to access the sphere in the first place?

The stronghold aspect is not altered in any way by this mod, which also applies to mods that extend this stronghold.

 

The mod is pretty much separate from the main game. The only common link is a minor modification in the first level of the Planar Sphere, which is actually just a single updated monster spawn script that is triggered when you enter the map for the first time.



#4 Argent77

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 02:18 AM

Download: Test Your Mettle! v1.0

Features:
  • A unique dungeon environment with exotic races, devious plots and an endless stream of monsters.
  • Combat challenge that adapts to party strength, game difficulty and several more factors.
  • A trading system to exchange collectibles into useful and potentially powerful items.
  • A new spell "Spacewarp" as mage and priest spell variant, that is based on cut BG2 content.
  • Several unique items.

Edited by Argent77, 25 August 2018 - 08:57 AM.


#5 Argent77

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 05:20 AM

New release: Test Your Mettle! v1.1

Changelog:
  • Added Russian translation (thanks tipun)
  • Added German translation
  • Various map improvements
  • Improved Planar Sphere encounter
  • Internal fixes


#6 Argent77

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 08:33 AM

New release: Test Your Mettle! v1.2

Changelog:

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Posted 06 January 2021 - 07:55 AM

New release: Test Your Mettle! v1.3

Note: For technical reasons this release is only available from GitHub.

Changelog:

  • Added Project Infinity metadata.
  • Fixed potential display issues with component names in WeiDU.log and Project Infinity.
  • Fixed typos in the readme.


#8 The Imp

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Posted 07 January 2021 - 08:25 AM

What's the point of the 1st component without the 3rd component ?


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#9 Argent77

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Posted 07 January 2021 - 10:36 AM

What's the point of the 1st component without the 3rd component ?


The spell 'Spacewarp' was originally intended to be a reward for completing the dungeon maze only. The third component "Make 'Spacewarp' available to stores" was added a bit later by request (iirc). I can probably implement it as an independent component though. Maybe I'll do something about it in a future release.



#10 ensbana

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Posted 08 March 2021 - 11:37 AM

Hello, I’m having trouble using this mod. After getting the Modron Cube from the Planar Sphere, I just put it away for later use. Now I’m trying to activate it, but it just says “… the item doesn’t emit the low humming and buzzing sounds when you try to manipulate its appendages. There may be something in this location interfering with its operation.” I’ve tried using the cube in different locations but still got the same message. Am I too late to use it?



#11 Argent77

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Posted 08 March 2021 - 11:55 AM

Hello, I’m having trouble using this mod. After getting the Modron Cube from the Planar Sphere, I just put it away for later use. Now I’m trying to activate it, but it just says “… the item doesn’t emit the low humming and buzzing sounds when you try to manipulate its appendages. There may be something in this location interfering with its operation.” I’ve tried using the cube in different locations but still got the same message. Am I too late to use it?


The cube dialog checks several conditions to ensure that the mod doesn't break anything. You can't use the cube in

  • the ToB starting area
  • the pocket plane
  • chapter 4 (Spellhold)
  • chapter 7 after entering the Tree of Life in Suldanessellar
  • chapter 10 (Throne of Bhaal)


#12 ensbana

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Posted 08 March 2021 - 12:02 PM

Ohhh I’m in Part 2 of chapter 7 now. That’s why. Thanks! 



#13 Argent77

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Posted 09 July 2021 - 05:22 AM

New release: Test Your Mettle! v1.4

This release provides several improvements and fixes a couple of bugs and compatibility issues with EE patch 2.6. Moreover, it is now possible to install the spell "Spacewarp" independently from the main component.

Full changelog:

  • Added labels for Project Infinity.
  • Added areas to the game's debug console.
  • Added compatibility with the "Imoen 4 Ever" mod.
  • Added option for sorcerers to learn the Spacewarp spell.
  • Changed availability of the Spacewarp spell in stores.
  • Component "Make 'Spacewarp' available to stores" can be installed independently from the main component.
  • Modron director gives more specific directions where to find the boss of the maze.
  • Fixed a problematic 'call for help' function in modron combat scripts which also affected certain summoned creatures.
  • Fixed a compatibility issue with a visual effect caused by EE patch 2.6.
  • Fixed a missing variable when choosing the "bad ending" of the quest.
  • Fixed various minor combat script issues.






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