DS1 Legendary Mod for DS2 Beta Thread
|Submitted by iryan on Wed, 2012-04-25 03:39.|
This thread is devoted to comments, bug reports and fixes and discussion about the Beta version of the DS1 Map Pack for Dungeon Siege 2 and Dungeon Siege 2: Broken World.
This mod allows players the opportunity to play Kingdom of Ehb, Utraean Peninsula, Legends of Aranna and Yesterhaven from the original Dungeon Siege in Dungeon Siege 2 and it's expansion, with all the benefits that provides.
The mod is based on Killergremal's original work on the Utraean Peninsula, Kingdom of Ehb and Yesterhaven, found at this thread; http://siegetheday.org/?q=node/1330 Current version is Beta 12 and is fully feature complete, stable and fun to play. You will need a 366 Mb download as well as up to 1Gb of free HD space to install the mod.
Requires up to 1.07Gb of free HDD space to install all maps and contents if you own both Dungeon Siege 1 and the Legends of Aranna expansion pack.
Installer Notes: You need at least the original Dungeon Siege for the installer to work. In this case it'll install Kingdom of Ehb, Utraean Peninsula and Yesterhaven maps as well as converting the required resources required to play these maps in DS2. If you have Legends of Aranna installed the Mod installer will also install Legends of Aranna together with converting the required resources from LOA. It should automatically detect the installed location of all games and assets and install, copy and convert everything with minimal input from you.
Please delete or archive any previous versions of the mod before installation, including KillerGremal's original mod files as they have been included in the main core files with his generous permission. Beta 12 and 13 files should be automatically removed by the installer during installation.
Included in the installer zip is pre-install fixes for owners of the Steam version of Dungeon Siege 1 and 2. These fixes will need to be applied before installation of the DS1 Legendary Mod or installation will fail.
Alternatively all the mod's components can be downloaded as separate modules.
*Here's the links of all required files for the current version 19 Beta;
You'll also need the latest version of the Level Adjustment Mod found here
To play these maps you also have to convert already installed DS1 files for DS2, namely Objects.dsres, Sound.dsres and Voices.dsres. It's not that difficult, but it's an essential step because the mods above will refer on these resources. Instructions here; http://siegetheday.org/?q=node/1525#comment-13640
Additionally to play Legends of Aranna you need to convert expansion.dsmap and ExpVoices.dsres using the exact same method (It's no longer required to tank or untank resource files).
It's recommended to use the auxiallary tool to convert the resources rather than a Hex Editor as that seems to cause issues. The auxiallary tool is also easier to use.
KillerGremal has an enhanced version of Return to Arhok that fits in nicely with these maps. It can be found here;
Some useful minimods that may be of interest playing these maps.