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Nod Engine SDK => Scripting and Modifying => Topic started by: Javokis on 2007-03-29, 00:00:20

Title: Editing Christof's Stats/Items/Disciplines
Post by: Javokis on 2007-03-29, 00:00:20
This tutorial will show you how to edit a player file (.npc file) that is used by ALL players to determine starting stats, experience, inventory items, cash, and disciplines. We're going to edit Christof as an example and start a new Singleplayer game to see our changes.

-First go to your main Vampire - Redemption directory.
-Find Resource.nob and open it with Winzip (http://www.winzip.com).
-Find and extract Christof.NPC located in Resource.nob's misc subfolder.
(http://www.e-mods.net/tutorials/npc01_OpenResourceNob.jpg)

-Extract direct to your main Vampire - Redemption directory.
(http://www.e-mods.net/tutorials/npc02_ExtractChristofNPC.jpg)

-Go to the misc folder inside Vampire - Redemption and remove read-only from Christof.NPC
(http://www.e-mods.net/tutorials/npc03_RemoveReadOnly.jpg)

-Open the file with Notepad. Here's how to do it in WindowsXP.
-Choose from list and not the Internet
(http://www.e-mods.net/tutorials/npc04_ChooseFromList.jpg)

-Then pick the Notepad somewhere on the list and check mark Always open with this program.
(http://www.e-mods.net/tutorials/npc05_PickNotepad.jpg)

-Now we're ready to edit Christof.NPC how we want to. Here's what you should see at top of file.
(http://www.e-mods.net/tutorials/npc06_ChristofGeneral.jpg)

-The name line doesn't seem to do anything noticable so leave it.
-Let's set the cash line so we can have more cash.
-Just edit it like you would any other text file.
-Now let's set totalexperience to say 2000
-Now let's add a new line underneither totalexperience.
-Type the line as follows: experience  2000
-Here's how it should look.
(http://www.e-mods.net/tutorials/npc07_ChristofGeneralAltered.jpg)

-Now let's move down to stats.
(http://www.e-mods.net/tutorials/npc08_ChristofStats.jpg)

-If we want to alter Christof's starting health we'll need to add a copy of missing lines.
-This image should show you not only the added lines but what you could do to the stats already in place.
(http://www.e-mods.net/tutorials/npc09_ChristofStatsAltered.jpg)

-Let's take a look at disciplines.
(http://www.e-mods.net/tutorials/npc10_ChristofDisc.jpg)

-You can add disciplines to Christof by typing in
discipline   [core name of discipline]   [level]   [Quick slot]

-The core names of available disciplines can be found in the game.ndd file located in the misc folder of Resource.nob.
-The levels range from -1 (Unlearned), 0 to 4 where 0 is actually level 1and 4 is actually level 5.
-The quick slot is located in-game on the lower right hand side of the UI screen.
-It reflects those quick disciplines slots that you can access by press 1 through 6 on your keyboard in-game.
-If you don't want a discipline to show up on the quick slots, just input a value of -1.
-Otherwise input what's shown below.
-We're going to add disciplines that were never introduced in singleplayer (Faith and Numina). Here's how it'll look.
(http://www.e-mods.net/tutorials/npc11_ChristofDiscAltered.jpg)

-Now let's move on to the Items section of the NPC file.
(http://www.e-mods.net/tutorials/npc12_ChristofItems.jpg)

-In the right hands, this can be quite a fun aspect of modding Redemption, but overall items should NEVER be added to multiplayer characters. You should only add items on the NPC file of a player that is built for singleplayer gaming only.
-Now to add an item to a player you input a line as follows:
item   [template name]   [location key name]

-Where the template names can be found in .NOT files that must be opened with NOT Editor.
-The location key names are main (inside the inventory) equip (it's on the player) belt (it's that 5 slot little).
-So let's start typing new stuff in as shown on this example image.
(http://www.e-mods.net/tutorials/npc13_ChristofItemsAltered.jpg)

-Now save the file and load up Redemption.
-Start a new Singleplayer game and you should get these results:

(http://www.e-mods.net/tutorials/npc14_ChristofItemScreen.jpg)

(http://www.e-mods.net/tutorials/npc14_ChristofScreen.jpg)

-Pretty simple, huh? And evil. This file has been responsible for so much trouble in this game - it's practically the reason Redemption is dead.
-Here's Why: People have used this file to add MILLIONS of equipped Platemail armor that racks up the NPC file size to larger than what the network can handle (Measuring in the megabites of memory). When the player attempts to enter the server, the server crashes.
-This process was known as STACK AND CRASH. This caused a HUGE panic in the entire community. No one was safe.
-Several attempts were made to counter the problem, but all had failed for one reason or another.

I was reluctant to post all my knowledge for this reason, but I can't see much of the harm in it now that we use Hamachi rather than WON. At least I can Block people in Hamachi, while allowing others to enter openly.
Title: Re: Editing Christof's Starting Stats/Items/Disciplines in Redemption
Post by: chrisy141 on 2007-05-01, 14:57:24
just a thought but do u no any other programs that you may use other than winzip.  I dont have winzip and i am eagar to try out your mods  ;D any ideas  ???
Title: Re: Editing Christof's Starting Stats/Items/Disciplines in Redemption
Post by: Javokis on 2007-05-01, 17:29:42
I only use winzip. You can download it from the winzip website as a free trial.
Title: Re: Editing Christof's Starting Stats/Items/Disciplines in Redemption
Post by: chrisy141 on 2007-05-02, 07:01:33
when i try to open it with win zip it says invalid command line perimiter ??? help
Title: Re: Editing Christof's Starting Stats/Items/Disciplines in Redemption
Post by: Javokis on 2009-02-14, 10:44:18
just a thought but do u no any other programs that you may use other than winzip.  I dont have winzip and i am eagar to try out your mods  ;D any ideas  ???

Actually, 7-Zip opens .nob files just fine and can create .nob files just as easily. When you install 7-Zip, just right-click the .nob files go to 7-Zip on the list and choose Open Archive.
Title: Re: Editing Christof's Starting Stats/Items/Disciplines in Redemption
Post by: EtaYorius on 2009-06-03, 20:06:31
Try Winrar, its better.
Title: Re: Editing Christof's Starting Stats/Items/Disciplines in Redemption
Post by: Javokis on 2009-06-03, 21:17:02
Winrar costs money, 7-zip is free open source and does exactly the same thing as Winrar for all intents in purposes related to Redemption.

Took you two years to tell him to use a commercialized compressor? :facepalm:
Title: Re: Editing Christof's Starting Stats/Items/Disciplines in Redemption
Post by: Mv.c9 on 2009-06-25, 08:31:27
how can i edit the christof in my savegames ?? or my multiplayer characters ?? where are they located ?
Title: Re: Editing Christof's Starting Stats/Items/Disciplines in Redemption
Post by: Javokis on 2009-06-25, 11:53:51
In what way are you looking to edit them? That's actually quite a broad question.
Title: Re: Editing Christof's Starting Stats/Items/Disciplines in Redemption
Post by: Mv.c9 on 2009-06-25, 20:28:38
for instance just the amounts of your stats whether in SP or in MP. well, SP mostly.
Title: Re: Editing Christof's Starting Stats/Items/Disciplines in Redemption
Post by: Javokis on 2009-06-26, 00:18:37
That is exactly what this tutorial is showing you what to do. Christof uses an NPC file, you can expect the same style of editing on all NPC files for changing starting stats.

Of course this method will not alter the stats on a saved game. You'll have to start a new game.
Title: Re: Editing Christof's Starting Stats/Items/Disciplines in Redemption
Post by: CL0wN on 2009-06-26, 09:47:12
Are you are trying to alter the stats of existing characters in the crypt? If so you can use the VTM character edit tool. You can download it at the following link: http://files.filefront.com/VTMCharacterEditorrar/;13934029;/fileinfo.html (http://files.filefront.com/VTMCharacterEditorrar/;13934029;/fileinfo.html)
Title: Re: Editing Christof's Starting Stats/Items/Disciplines in Redemption
Post by: Javokis on 2009-06-26, 10:37:27
He is talking mainly single player, which doesn't use a Crypt.
Title: Re: Editing Christof's Starting Stats/Items/Disciplines in Redemption
Post by: CL0wN on 2009-06-26, 16:20:19
Yeah, I see that is what he asked. I just figured he might be confused and actually want something different. After all, the tutorial explains exactly how to alter SP stats.