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Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: Is the forum Search broken?

Yes, it may be broken. I tried searching for things that I knew would be in a post somewhere but nothing showed up.
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 05-07-2017, 12:05 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 68,420
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: Tech Tips (game not working? Read this!)

People are hoping it might come out on Gog, but that has not yet happened...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 02-22-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 683
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: Tried to get it started again...

Try reading the "Tech Tips (game not working? Read this!)" sticky topic. It may or may not have the answers you seek.
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 02-11-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,121
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: Okay, BG2-EE is neat, but...

That is a bad program error!
If you have been accepting and attempting quests there should be lots of text in the Journal.
You could try the Beamdog forums and see if anyone else has this issue too.
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 02-10-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,121
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: Okay, BG2-EE is neat, but...

When you get used to it, the Journal is okay. Click all the buttons, Quests, Done Quests...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-06-2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: Thought I would play some BGII...

If you Browse and report the correct location of the next file it needs, that should be it!
There may be a virus loose on your PC.
Or you may have a problem with restrictive permissions needed to...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-05-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: Thought I would play some BGII...

Go to the BGII page in your Library.
Individually download the three setup programs one at a time. Just click on them to start the download.
Once all three files are downloaded to your PC, double...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-04-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: Thought I would play some BGII...

On one computer I could download the file okay, then at the last moment I would get a "Failed" note on my downloads page. On a laptop I could download okay.

I was not using any Gog download...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 09-13-2016, 11:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,873
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: Editor and Mod for W & W

For an inventory editor you need several things:
Knowledge of the height and width of every item, so you don't place two items on the same square.
A specimen of the 86 Byte inventory string for...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 09-13-2016, 11:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 962
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: W&W Character Editors

I managed to find the Roster.dat Editor on the Internet. I was able to get rid of the wretched Zipx compression.
The 2000 and 2001 editors are just the thing for seeing how many skills and traits a...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 09-13-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 962
Posted By Shadow Stranger
W&W Character Editors

Here are the two Editors that I could locate, they work on the Roster.dat file.

WWEdit by Frederic. 2001
On Windows 10 this starts by flashing a dialog box that says "Wizards&Warriors directory...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 09-11-2016, 12:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,873
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: Editor and Mod for W & W

I will decrypt the PC records as best I can. Anyone, who has better programming skills than I, can use my data to write a new editor.
Currently there is only space to display 20 of the 32 Skills. It...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 09-10-2016, 12:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,873
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: Editor and Mod for W & W

Fendris's Editor seems to be 404ed. I will draw up a spreadsheet that shows the traits and so on. Fredric's editor does not show the traits. In the game itself, there are of course only the first ten...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 09-08-2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,294
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: Rotating Room Not Rotating

Thanks to Reset Adventures I can take a high level party through Collasium.
Also thanks to John Hubbard's Wizardry & Wizards and Warriors Site, it has a high level save game that I could download...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 09-06-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 856
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Around the web

W&W Site:
Links tab has some broken links:
Heuristic Park
Activision
IGN W&W Forum Board
Rick Volberding's Wizard & Warriors Site

Jeff Ludwig has a mod that aims to rebalance the game, see:...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 09-05-2016, 04:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,544
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: Decrypting File GMDATA.PAK

Option (4) has been checked and definitely works in practice.

Option (2) worked too. Where Bark Horrors are appearing:
2 were found to the east of the Shrine of Anephas and at least 4 more were...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 08-28-2016, 11:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,544
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: Decrypting File GMDATA.PAK

W&W does have some appeal for reasons that are not clear.

To check that (2) actually works, you need to do a new game: once you enter the third outdoor area you will find all its details are...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 08-27-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,544
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: Decrypting File GMDATA.PAK

From post #3:

Mixed up order of when Brimloch Roon Mage guild Living Seed and Open the Shrine quests are given, three possible approaches:
(1) Simplest, use items placed in a chest to achieve the...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 08-27-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,322
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: Ironworks Forum mod for W&W

From post #12:

Mixed up order of when Brimloch Roon Mage guild Living Seed and Open the Shrine quests are given, three possible approaches:
(1) Simplest, use items placed in a chest to achieve...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 07-29-2016, 12:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,294
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Exclamation Re: Rotating Room Not Rotating

In the "Tech Tips (game not working? Read this!)" topic, the post you want is:
11-02-2002, 01:01 AM #8
WillowIX
Apophis

Link in this post happens to be dead:
09-03-2002, 12:58 AM #2...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 07-22-2016, 02:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,294
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: Rotating Room Not Rotating

Can't enter some buildings in town, that is a problem with Avi files, easy to fix with VirtualDub:
Go to "Tech Tips (game not working? Read this!)", it is a Sticky topic.
On the first page, look...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 04-12-2016, 11:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,192
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: Oh, Aerie, I've missed you, too...

Kangaxx, use a Scroll of Magic Protection on your lead warrior and send him in alone. Give him the highest + weapon you have.
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-17-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,220
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Loading Hints Compiled

A list of the hints that are shown when you load a game in BG2EE. The initial number is the Resref from the dialog.tlk file. Of the 74 entries in the file LoadHint.2da, 9 were duplicates, hence they...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 01-10-2016, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: Geomantic Sorceror Kit for BG1EE

Direct link works fine so use that.
Attachment does not work for my versions of Firefox and Chrome. It works for Internet Explorer, with a bit of Resuming the download and Skipping two Bitmaps.
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 01-08-2016, 03:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,294
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: Rotating Room Not Rotating

If you want, you can Attach your save file to your post and I can have a look at it...
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: Happy New Year to all!! Hope you have a great 2016!!

Happy New Year 2016! Hope for revived activity in the boards...
(Maybe if Wizards & Warriors gets placed on Gog?)
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 12-30-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,294
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: Rotating Room Not Rotating

I added a post to that topic to move it up to today, it is the "colaseum round room not turning" topic.

Generally, look in the lower left corner of the main W&W page. You will see
"Display...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 12-30-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,833
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: colaseum round room not turning

We are still seeing problems with rotating rooms...
Give the Vanish spell a go too.
If this topic does not help, you can upload your save and I can take a look at it.
(Choose Go Advanced then...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 12-30-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,066
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Geomantic Sorceror Kit for IWD1EE

:smile::smile:
This is an attempt to take the original BG2 mod by Caedwyr and port it to the Icewind Dale Enhanced Edition game system. Because the game has Sorceror kits, the GS kit can be chosen...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 12-29-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,294
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: Rotating Room Not Rotating

There is a thread about your problem, go back to 1/1/2010.
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 12-28-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,294
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: Rotating Room Not Rotating

Have you *finished* the game on your current computer? Presumably W&W is Windows 98, there might be need for a Compatibility Wizard, (right-click the W&W program when in Windows Explorer).
Try...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 12-23-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,222
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Sunglass Man EE Geomantic Sorceror Kit

Here is a Beta for the Enhanced Edition version of the original Geomantic Sorceror Kit by Caedwyr. It is meant to be played on either of BG1EE or BG2EE. The GS is a Sorceror with some Druidic powers....
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 12-23-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Sunglass Man Geomantic Sorceror Kit for BG1EE

Here is a Beta for the Enhanced Edition version of the original Geomantic Sorceror Kit by Caedwyr. It is meant to be played on either of BG1EE or BG2EE. The GS is a Sorceror with some Druidic powers....
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: LoA's Idiot Corner

It is probably unsightly, sticking out like that.
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 11-21-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,289
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Roll Eyes EE Manual Woes on Gog

There are some problems with the Manuals of the Gog versions of the Enhanced Editions.

One thing I noticed, in BGEE1 the BGEE1 Mastering Melee and Magic.pdf does not mention the new kits, except...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,410
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: D&D Legends of the Sword Coast! (Video link)

The BGEE games run nicely.
On Gog the BGEE2 Manual is simply the BGEE1 manual, renamed. That was true the last time I checked. Fortunately the BGEE1 manual is useful enough.
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 11-15-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,077
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: New baldur's gate game

It sure looks good...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: Microsoft Edge issues?

Stuff Edge, I use Firefox myself, it is freeware. There are many good browsers out there: Firefox, Chrome, Opera, just use one of them.
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,410
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: D&D Legends of the Sword Coast! (Video link)

You could try double-clicking the Setup.exe program on the relevant CD. I can play BG1 on Windows 10.
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,410
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: (This D&D Game Trailer gave me goose bumps) Legends of the Sword Coast! (Video li

There are other videos that have streaming commentary from the designers, this will give you clues as to what the game will be like.
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: The Laughing Hyenas

Troubleshoot Compatibility option enables me to play BG2 on Windows 8.1
(You access via right-clicking in Windows Explorer.)
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 06-27-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,721
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: Most active Wizardry 8 Forum

Is there an active Wizards & Warriors forum anywhere? Its popularity seems to have waned over the years.
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 06-25-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,721
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: Most active Wizardry 8 Forum

It seems to have been well-received.
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 04-06-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,721
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: Most active Wizardry 8 Forum

Wizardry 8 seems more alive on that board than Wizards & Warriors...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 03-21-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 509
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: Soloing "Pools of Darkness"

I Never tried soloing.
Can you successfully play the game the normal way, with a party of six? If you can, your style of playing is sound.
Did this guy hack his save game files?
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-10-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,192
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: Oh, Aerie, I've missed you, too...

Compatibility Mode allows you to play older games on Windows XP, I don't know how this is handled by current versions of Windows.
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,767
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: Get Ready!! Baldur's Gate II Enhanced is Near!

Boards of Magic has its own BG2:EE forum, this may give you an idea as to how good this game really is.
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 08-03-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 586
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: A question about the game Revenant

Google "Revenant Game", you may find a forum that caters to your question.
You may also find game walkthroughs at FAQ or whatever.
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 03-29-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,660
Posted By Shadow Stranger
Re: Key Wizards & Warriors Data Files

I would not make a good teacher, explaining things is not my forte.
There are only 3 Tol files but there are 53 Bol files. For each of the three outdoor zones there is only one Tol file. For a given...
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