NOD Engine SDK 1.0

NCD File Specifications

 

Introduction

This file is the Nihilistic Clan Definition file. It is read at the start of the game to define all the clans available to players within the game, including NPC-only clans. It is read only when the game is initially launched.

Format

Each line of the file contains fields in a pre-determined order. Each file must appear in the order described on each line for the file to be parsed properly. The table below lists each parameter in the order they should appear on each line of the file.

Field Name

Comments

Name

Name of the clane (e.g. "tremere")

Icon Name

The name of the icon to display in the character sheet for this clan (without TGA extension)

Beckon

The name of the template summoned by the Beckoning spell. None = no beckoning.

Shape

The name of the template to use for shape-shifting discipline. None = no shapeshifting possible

Flags

Basic flags to control clan behavior

Advantages

Advantages flags (see below)

Weakness

Weaknesses flags (see below)

Group1, Group2, Group3

Names of the three discipline groups the clan begins with knowledge of. Group names are found in the NDG file.

Stats

There are 19 maximum stats which are listed in the order shown in the file. 1 means there is no stat limit below 100

 

Clan Flags:

Flag Description

0x1

not selectable in multiplayer

 

Advantages:

Flag Description

0x1

access to all discipline groups at start (Caitiff)

 

Weaknesses:

Flag Description

0x1

chance of decrementing appearance on frenzy (Gangrel)

0x2

increased discipline advancement cost (Caitiff)

0x4

cannot increase appearance