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Editing single player party?

I tried extracting the files in the dssave, but none of the changes I make to party.gas change anything. I want to do things like changing my party member's names (getting tired of ulora and gyorn and such...).

I tried making a resource file from the mp_fg_based (or something) file that talks about all the female party members, but the only successful change that came out of that was changing their portrait pics.

So, anyone know how to change a party member's name in single player?

Thanks!

Gemeaux333 wrote:

And is it possible to keep a party from a sp game in order to play some sort of nex game + like the veteran and elite modes in DS2 ?

Yes, you can use the map transfer mod by Iryan to transfer in complete parties or individual characters. You can choose to replay the same map on veteran or elite mode or transfer your party to a completely different map. One thing is you will need to use the DSLoaMod executable (the one that comes with the DS Toolkit) as well as the dsres files in the map transfer mod by Iryan.

Just using the DSMod or DSLoamod alone without the map transfer mod will work to transfer parties or characters, but the saved transfer game won't be able to load in the retail versions of DS or DSLoA. While you can play the game using DSMod or DsLoamod, it can get a bit weird, since they are meant to work with modding the game. I did play several hours of one map or another with DSLoamod but it started acting, well, weird. I'm sorry that I can't be more precise about what I mean, this thread is several years old and my memory isn't what it used to be. Wink

You can download the mod HERE and you will also need the DS toolkit if you don't already have it.

Does the DS toolkit still exist ?

Here some links to download this file (DS toolkit 1.7):

1) https://www.gamepressure.com/download.asp?ID=5408
2) https://www.moddb.com/games/dungeon-siege/downloads/siege-editor-and-siege-max

Good luck to install it (with Windows 8.1 and/or Windows 10)

Thanks for those links, Ulyss. I had meant to upload the toolkit after posting my earlier comment. I have Windows 10 and I was able to use SiegeEditor some time ago to preview some meshes and untank stuff.

I'll see how DsLoaMod responds when I try to transfer a party.

Here is another link: Dungeon Siege Toolkit - File Dropper

I'm going to see if I can get a more permanent place for the toolkit.

I think it's a good idea to edit/convert file dsparty to file dssave. No more trouble to use DSLOAMOD.exe (with modern PC). "Story" to follow ...

A little of topic but is it still possible to create a DS1 .DSRES file, is there still a tankcreator for DS1/LOA ?

Yes, you can use the DS1 Toolkit to create a tank.

How ?

Gemeaux333 wrote:

How ?

Make a research in Google with words: 'dungeon siege how to make dsres' OR 'dungeon siege tank creator and dsres' etc

No clear and/or concise answer and broken links... and don't know what program to use (I am affraid DSLOAMod won't work for me)...
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I have anderstood something like using siege editor, create a map put the content in the bits folder and remove the map elements ad convert to dsres...

Finally trying Tank creator 2, but don't know how it works for DS/LOA res files, how to know the change will take effect and do I have to start a new game to make the change to take effect ?

Gemeaux333 wrote:

Finally trying Tank creator 2, but don't know how it works for DS/LOA res files, how to know the change will take effect and do I have to start a new game to make the change to take effect ?


Tank Creator 2 works fine with DS/LoA files as long as you set the option for DS/LoA. You may have to start a new game depending on what files you have modified. However DS1/DSLoA is much more forgiving about changes than DS2. I always tend to start a new game whenever I make a change, have always done it that way - advise from old time modders like Witness, who taught the Elf to mod.
Elf

Better not try changing anything that's already happened, but you'll be fine resuming a saved game if what you're changing isn't in there.

Example. From the title he gives himself, Zed "the Sorcerer" really should be a combat mage. Besides, if our hero cannot cast Explosive Powder going into Wesrin Cross, it will be nice to have somebody along who can. So either make a modified version of logic.dsres where his template is, or make a supplementary overriding .dsres

If you were already in the Stonebridge inn when you saved, too late - Zed has already been loaded into the world according to his old specification. If you'd just come through the gates and were about to meet Gyorn, it may be too late - though you cannot see Zed yet, you may be close enough that he has already been loaded into the world (what people call the "fustrum"). But if you saved when still inside the Crypts with Ulora, then changes to Zed's template will be effective when you get to him.

Is it normal that the files you get with Tank Creator 2 this way(DS/LOA type) have no .dsres extension ?
Actually I have only changed the LOA outro, will it work with a saved game where I am very close to the Shadowjumper ?

Gemeaux333 wrote:

Is it normal that the files you get with Tank Creator 2 this way(DS/LOA type) have no .dsres extension ?

Actually I have only changed the LOA outro, will it work with a saved game where I am very close to the Shadowjumper ?


Tank Creator 2 should add the extension .dsres to all DS/LOA files and the extension .ds2res to DS2/BW files. Note Windows sometimes does not show file extensions for common file types. There should also be a switch in windows to turn on/off file extension display.
Because you only changed the outro a save should work just fine.
Elf

DOesn't work no matter what I do...

could you try to tank this moddified outro to see if you manage ? :

https://onedrive.live.com/embed?cid=D01B41ED5B43D242&resid=D01B41ED5B43D242%21262&authkey=AGRqgGHjdUtwJnc

And if you wish/can try it on your LOA game

If the outro is tied to the Shadowjumper's template to play when the Shadowjumper dies - I don't know for sure and haven't looked, but IF it is - then a save anywhere at the top of the clock tower might be too late.

Whereas if it plays only when you return to Arhok afterwards, then I'd have said the same as @bare_elf.

By the way, with Tank Creator (1 and 2), I explicitly include .dsres (or .ds2res) on the end of my output filename. After all, another time I might want .dsmap

Actually, the outro in LOA play when you finally grab the Staff of Stars...

.. the Staff gets pre-loaded with the Shadowjumper, the outro gets pre-loaded with the Staff, and that is why your change is ineffective. Or maybe the outtro hasn't been preloaded, so your save doesn't contain the old version, and the problem is with your re-tank or something. Oh dear.

Anyone here wanna tank the file and try it on its own LOA game, perhaps answers will come !?

Gemeaux333 wrote:

DOesn't work no matter what I do...

could you try to tank this moddified outro to see if you manage ? :

https://onedrive.live.com/embed? cid=D01B41ED5B43D242&resid=D01B41ED5B43D242%21262&authkey=AGRqgGHjdUtwJnc

And if you wish/can try it on your LOA game

I put your file (or our file) inside "Expansion.dsres" for Dungeon Siege Legends Of Aranna (in french version) :
https://mega.nz/#!89N1XaLQ!gTNPw_8WNKkf_TlgPufpbZKv3_y77efj9GVz_4B4OW0

AND

I put the same file inside: DS1_Mod_Content_v1.01.ds2res (for DS2 - DS1 Legendary Mod for DS2 Beta):
https://mega.nz/#!slNDFCJA!JYVxtJqEm-nIoS3ttiCP61lqFx3FHBIh-SWv7cxDCDs

And can you try it on your LOA game (and/or DS2 - DS1 Legendary Mod for DS2 Beta)

Next step: change the english subtitles into french subtitles but I need the transcription (word for word text - 46 seconds)

Gemeaux333 wrote:

Anyone here wanna tank the file and try it on its own LOA game, perhaps answers will come !?

I need a save game to try on my own LOA game (in french) ...

No offense Ulyss, but a better move for the LOA part would be to put it in the language.dsres :

https://onedrive.live.com/embed?cid=D01B41ED5B43D242&resid=D01B41ED5B43D242%21257&authkey=AGoStpuQPf-L7no

Because the one from Expansion.dsres is replaced by the one in language.dsres, which make your previous move useless

When it comes to the Legendary mod part I have already tanked it but not yet tested (although I have pretty much no doubt it will work fine on this one)

The only save I have in LOA is just before engaging the shadowjumper so not sure it will be usefull...

Gemeaux333 wrote:

No offense Ulyss, but a better move for the LOA part would be to put it in the language.dsres :

https://onedrive.live.com/embed?cid=D01B41ED5B43D242&resid=D01B41ED5B43D242%21257&authkey=AGoStpuQPf-L7no

Because the one from Expansion.dsres is replaced by the one in language.dsres, which make your previous move useless

When it comes to the Legendary mod part I have already tanked it but not yet tested (although I have pretty much no doubt it will work fine on this one)

The only save I have in LOA is just before engaging the shadowjumper so not sure it will be usefull...

Why? I check yesterday inside "Language.dsres" and the file look in spanish or Portuguese (or other latin language) so ... I forgot it

But here the new file:

https://mega.nz/#!AlMlkQAL!ZWDmpMhS6G_m8CykLjvG5TjYD3HKpnsNBZfrAq8rj_s

Thanks, it works this time, thank you for having helped me to fix a 16 years old mistake !
I think it would be wise to place this new french language.dsres file in the download section / game patches / Dungeon Siege 1 , so the most people can benefit of it !

Ulyss wrote:

Next step: change the english subtitles into french subtitles but I need the transcription (word for word text - 46 seconds)

Yes of course, as well as adding the little Arhok music in the background ^^

Transcriptions :
-Le Shadowjumper est mort, et la Grande Horloge qui contrôle les cieux et les saisons d'Aranna a repris son rythme habituel.
-Nombre de créations terribles des anciens Utréens on été détruites.
-Cependant, tout n'est pas résolut et il reste encore beaucoup de restaurations à entreprendre.
-Les héros déchus du passé ont été vengés, et leurs âmes reposent en paix.
-Un nouveau héros défend les terres et la paix règne sur Aranna... pour le moment.

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