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Linael Shepard krighaur 2018-01-30 2 years 4 months ago

I am back to modding NWN 2.

from-the-bioware-development-site Original Bioware Format Documentation Collection MetaPhaze 2014-04-10 5 years 6 months ago

These are the documentation files for third party tool developers released by bioware.

Rating System Editorials - Bayesian Method Migrate Wizard 2015-11-11 4 years 5 months ago

In short, the Bayesian method takes into account both the average score a module has received, and the total number of votes counted. Specifically, the more votes a module receives, the more "reliable" we may consider that average score to be (since more people agree on that score).

This doesn't mean that more votes always translates into a higher placement, however: if two mods have the same score and it is a low score, then the mod which has more votes will actually be placed lower in the rankings.

The technical details behind the Bayesian method are at the end of this article, but first let me address the pros and cons of the method.

An Uphill Battle Migrate Wizard 2015-11-09 4 years 5 months ago

As an old-time Neverwinter Nights player, it is hard to see how the magic of Neverwinter can be recaptured. Here is a small amount of information on the ‘old Neverwinter’ that may put things in perspective for people who never had the opportunity to play.

The Amateur Designers Point of View - Or the Flip Side of the Coin Migrate Wizard 2015-11-11 4 years 5 months ago

As a novice/amateur module designer (Uluvin: Trouble in the Hills, and a follow-up currently in the testing stage), I read Vic Kappel's editorial with great interest. It was a very insightful and detailed read, with a lot of excellent suggestions for budding mod designers. However, in reading the editorial, it brought a few thoughts to mind. So to offer some suggestions to the player from the viewpoint of a designer, I offer the following, as sort of a reverse-rebuttal to Mr. Kappel's fine comments.

View from the Vault - NWN Online Migrate Wizard 2015-11-12 4 years 5 months ago

Every now and then I am going to write an article about my observations as site manager of the Neverwinter Vault. While we have many types of spotlights and entries that are requested by community members, these articles will be based solely by my feelings, observations, and slightly askew perspective. Because of this, take them at face value. Articles about Pale Masters are not slights against clerics or people who love to play them, they are merely articles about Pale Masters. Articles about NWN2 are not slights against NWN1, they are simply NWN2 articles.

Dear Strumpet - Racial Profiling Migrate Wizard 2015-11-09 4 years 6 months ago

Dear Strumpet,

Hopefully you can be of some help, since I’m all out of ideas. Most people would call me a Zombie. While it’s true that I’m undead, although the enlightened among us like to be called “metabolically different”, the term “zombie” is quite derogatory and has been twisted by popular culture. This racial profiling is getting quite out of control and I’m not sure what to do. It’s been months since I’ve walked down the streets at night without people running away screaming “Help!! The zombie will eat our brains!”

Getting Alignments Straight Migrate Wizard 2015-11-11 4 years 5 months ago

I have a uniquely skewed vision of alignments which I hope some will find useful for creating characters (esp villains) of greater complexity and depth.

Tutorial
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Bioware TXI Example merricksdad 2013-05-15 5 years 6 months ago

#*****************************
# MATERIAL SPECIFIC FIELDS ***
# These fields go in the .txi file for the base texture.

Dungeon Siege: Tile-based Town Merricksdad's Gmax Tutorials: Create a basic tileset merricksdad 2014-04-24 5 years 6 months ago

In this tutorial, I'll walk you through the methods to create a very basic tileset.

Google Image Result: Fantasy Weapon Concept Art Merricksdad's Gmax Tutorials: Create a Weapon Model from a 2d Texture merricksdad 2014-04-16 5 years 6 months ago

In this tutorial, I'll walk you (at a brisk pace) through the methods I use to create my weapon models.

Design of Area (Area Lighting, Sound, and Design Tricks) Migrate Wizard 2016-03-26 4 years 1 month ago

A while back I was asked by Maximus to share a few little tricks of lighting and design that were used in Tragedy in Tragidor area layout for those who were planning on building modules of their own to add a little bit of spice to BioWare tilesets. If there is one thing I would like to do, it's to give something to the module building community that other module builders can use to make full use of the tilesets and make really detailed areas. For the demonstration I chose to show the first area in the building of the sequel to Tragedy in Tragidor as an example of the detail I like to go into in a single area.

Fan Fiction
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Wilderness: Book One - The Forest (Chapter Nineteen - New Ally, New Foe) Migrate Wizard 2015-09-25 4 years 5 months ago

Doragon felt a great gust of wind sweep right past him, sending the flimsy bridge spinning and bucking like a thread in a gale. Holding on for dear life, he found himself thrown from side to side as the great black form of the storm dragon passed overhead, literally ten feet above. Doragon was in total panic, unable to hear the screams from his friends the other side of the bridge. His hands gripped tightly onto the thick rope, barely able to hold on. The winds slowly subsided, and he found himself dangling precariously from the rope, suspended over a precipitous drop below.

Caer Chan Carega #5 Migrate Wizard 2015-10-13 4 years 5 months ago

This is an unpolished (but finished) story that takes place somewhere in the world that I created. It was written as a means of showing off the actions and abilities of Magic, in this case the Elemental Magic of Earth. There will be 6 of these stories, for the 6 forms of magic: The four Elements (Air, Earth, Water, Fire), Spirit, and Nature magic. The four elements, are, as usual for elemental magic, tied together somewhat, although in a slightly different manner: Air opposes Fire, and Earth opposes Water. Spirit and Nature magic are entirely different, one based on the existence of the spirit world (think Greek Hades, as a general guide), and Nature magic, which is very totemic in nature. This story will be published in 15 installments.

This is part five of the story of Earth. This takes place in a more defined setting, the city of Tri-Hauwcerton, more easily called the city of Earth. It lies in the North and West, cupped by the valley of a great mountain range.

I ended up choosing an image that represented Chloddio's love of the high mountains

The Way of the Hunter - The Strength of Friendship (Chapter Two) Migrate Wizard 2015-10-09 4 years 5 months ago

As the dust settles after the battle with the King of Shadows, the people of Neverwinter wait in anticipation for the triumphant return of their heroes...but they never came back. What became of their champions? Where is the Knight-Captain? Will she finally return victorious, or will she forever live on only in tavern stories?

(A what-might-have-been story post-NWN2, with some flashbacks to the OC. Be gentle, this is my first attempt!)

The Betrayers Disciple - Chapter One Migrate Wizard 2015-10-17 4 years 5 months ago

What happened to the Knight Captain after returning from the City of the Dead. A romance / adventure.

Chapter one - homeward bound.

Soul Stone - Part Seven Migrate Wizard 2015-10-04 4 years 6 months ago

"You cannot win! You must flee!" Silverscale pleaded, keeping a steady eye on this strange new foe, "Raxinius is more powerful than even I!"

"He ain't more powerful than me arse-choppin' battleaxe of fear and doom and killin', I reckon," Kalamaar explained, grinding his teeth.

"Come, receive my cold steel!" the figure hissed, fazing out of existence.

Silvertongue - Prologue (Ends and Beginnings) Migrate Wizard 2015-10-02 4 years 5 months ago

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"...and I tell you again, my research is not in error; it is an exerpt from the hidden writings of King Ryalin II. I recognize the Church's ardor over preserving their doctrine; that Ryalin saved us when he drank from the godswell, from which only a man of Purity and Goodness might partake and live. The following events as described leave us with three choices: Ryalin did not drink from the godswell, or the godswell does not exist, or the godswell does not hold to the properties described of it by this Church. In any case, I urge this hearing to consider the implications of these words. We must remember that Truth can be both beautiful and ugly; to deny one side of the coin is to deny the coin itself..."

-from the hearing of Father Abel Dunston, accused of heresy against the Church; these are some of his last words before the burning...

The Messenger - Chapter One Migrate Wizard 2015-09-26 4 years 5 months ago

The gorge spread out before me; a deep cleft, pine covered, with a falling stream down the center of the cut. To the right side was a decent trail, but I could see where the spring had uncovered slides and tree falls. There would be at least three places where I would either have to climb over thick tree tangles of fallen pines, or try and slide into the draw.

Tales of A Planeswalker - A Brief Respite (Chapter Two) Migrate Wizard 2015-09-22 4 years 5 months ago

Chrono Thran, the mysterious being, was in a place of chaos after stepping through the portal. The Chaos felt wet and dry. It felt warm and cold. But most of all the chaos felt familiar to the being called Chrono. Looking about he could see things no mortal could have comprehended, within the mists of this place were whole other realities.

Hear Me! O Vermin! Migrate Wizard 2015-10-14 4 years 5 months ago

The evil that everyone knows of, but none encountered. Yet we feel it reign within our mind and heart, when shadow encases us.

Joy marks our lives, upon birth. But through time, we encounter things we wish sometimes we hadn't. Dark times have crossed my path, and I wrote this poem during those periods of sorrow.

While writing this poem I tried to create an image of something, that thing we do not know off, yet we fear it. The darkness in shadows which scares us, even though reality tells us such evil does not exist. Whether it exists or not, that is up to you, but its presence, we must admit, we have all felt.

This poem can be used as a warning for a present evil, that lurks your imaginary worlds within Neverwinter. Feel free to use it, or comment (constructive) on it. I would love to hear what such users as yourself feel and think while reading this, and your experience. Please vote aswell, so I could have a reflection of the users' opinion.

Yours sincerely,

Over My Head

The Way of the Hunter - Fire & Darkness (Chapter Thirty) Migrate Wizard 2015-10-10 4 years 5 months ago

As the dust settles after the battle with the King of Shadows, the people of Neverwinter wait in anticipation for the triumphant return of their heroes...but they never came back. What became of their champions? Where is the Knight-Captain? Will she finally return victorious, or will she forever live on only in tavern stories?

(A what-might-have-been story post-NWN2, with some flashbacks to the OC. Be gentle, this is my first attempt!)

Hero's Song - Chapter Four Migrate Wizard 2015-10-07 4 years 5 months ago

Harper isn't exactly hero material...she's a bard, a damn good one, and has spent most of her life blandishing tales about other people. And when her life is thrust onto a pinwheel track of death, danger, magic, and adventure, she finds more and more people look to her for answers. And more than a few are looking to her for something more...

The Calling Migrate Wizard 2015-10-03 4 years 5 months ago

As he sat on the high bluff overlooking the Fell Pass, Maedros heard the calling once again. He hunched over trying to hold it back, but there was no stopping it. He had lost the internal struggle yet another time. At first, the changes were subtle; his eye color changed from a deep blue to a green-yellow mix. Then the changes became less and less minute; he started growing fur all over his body, the color of the tiger. His muscles grew to enormous proportions, as did his entire body. When the entire transformation was complete, which took about five minutes, the result would have scared off all but the most daring warriors. He had become the fearsome weretiger yet again.

Embers of Black - Chapter Six Migrate Wizard 2015-09-29 4 years 5 months ago

As the sun touched the western horizon, the wind had picked up again, howling fitfully across the tundra. It pulled and tugged at the trailing tatters of Talomanes' cloak, threatening to tear away what little protection the ragged fabric gave. The gale was like a living thing, seeking to drive its icy fingers into his heart.

Something I Have to Tell (Part Two) Migrate Wizard 2015-10-16 4 years 5 months ago

The second instalment of this insane diary.

Prophecy of the Talisman - Chapter One (Page Two) Migrate Wizard 2015-10-03 4 years 5 months ago

The slap was hard, but Jeran was not a small boy. Standing just over six feet, he was strong and muscular compared to those his age, but when it came to his father, his heart was but an eggshell and his father had just crushed it by striking him. Yes, he wanted to be treated like a man, but striking him could not go unanswered. Years of being subservient, boiled a rage deep inside Jeran and like a dam breaking, Jeran sprung to his feet and struck his father in the face.

Embers of Black - Chapter Fifteen Migrate Wizard 2015-09-29 4 years 5 months ago

Trundling forward as best he could on the contraptions strapped to his feet, Talomanes made better time across the shifting snow than he would have otherwise. Snowshoes, the man had called them. The paladin had purchased them from the fellow who ran a small supply and sundries store on the edge of Germyn's Rest where he had left a letter explaining his absence.

Page Two - Homeward Migrate Wizard 2015-09-30 4 years 5 months ago

Three dark cloaked figures sat around a large ornate table, the table its self was constructed from a single slab of green obsidian and runes of power emanated magic from its very core.

�The mage slayer Jodah is lost to us.� Spoke the second figure.

The Hunt for Bodamil - Part One Migrate Wizard 2015-09-26 4 years 5 months ago

Long months of war had ravaged the small country. An oppressive regime led by an evil king had ruled for a generation, pillaging the country to support their own pleasures and provoking neighbouring states with acts of violence and thievery. A coalition of neighbouring states formed; banding together they invaded, routing the evil regime but leaving behind a land in tatters.

Giant Blue Underpants - Part Two Migrate Wizard 2015-09-21 4 years 5 months ago

Start CutScene 3 ctp_Gothic_Estate



Bow: What's that smell?


Caer Chan Carega #14 Migrate Wizard 2015-10-13 4 years 5 months ago

This is an unpolished (but finished) story that takes place somewhere in the world that I created. It was written as a means of showing off the actions and abilities of Magic, in this case the Elemental Magic of Earth. There will be 6 of these stories, for the 6 forms of magic: The four Elements (Air, Earth, Water, Fire), Spirit, and Nature magic. The four elements, are, as usual for elemental magic, tied together somewhat, although in a slightly different manner: Air opposes Fire, and Earth opposes Water. Spirit and Nature magic are entirely different, one based on the existence of the spirit world (think Greek Hades, as a general guide), and Nature magic, which is very totemic in nature. This story will be published in 15 installments.

This is part fourteen of the story of Earth. This takes place in a more defined setting, the city of Tri-Hauwcerton, more easily called the city of Earth. It lies in the North and West, cupped by the valley of a great mountain range.

I ended up choosing an image that represented Chloddio's love of the high mountains

The Way of the Hunter - Everyone Bleeds When Cut (Chapter Eleven) Migrate Wizard 2015-10-09 4 years 5 months ago

As the dust settles after the battle with the King of Shadows, the people of Neverwinter wait in anticipation for the triumphant return of their heroes...but they never came back. What became of their champions? Where is the Knight-Captain? Will she finally return victorious, or will she forever live on only in tavern stories?

(A what-might-have-been story post-NWN2, with some flashbacks to the OC. Be gentle, this is my first attempt!)

Planetouched - Chapter Four (The Sage and the Shards) Migrate Wizard 2015-10-18 4 years 5 months ago

A young girl forced into a destiny she never wanted finally accepts her fate, but is it set in stone? A NWN 2 fanfic with twists here and there and an ending I would have preferred.

Soul Stone - Part Fifteen Migrate Wizard 2015-10-06 4 years 6 months ago

"A Giant! Nothing better for a dwarf than fellin' a giant, I says!" Kalamaar proclaimed, drawing Bravecleaver and widening his stance.

"I suppose that would do," Ryan entered.

The Tale of Thunder - Chapter One (Traveling is Training) Migrate Wizard 2015-10-02 4 years 5 months ago

Thunder woke with a start when the door to the room he was in opened. His eyes felt heavy from the strange dreams which he had had the previous night. Most of his dreams involved him regaining his magical powers and blasting it all into the darkness which surrounded him. The strange thing was he always felt something or someone watching him. It was a dark presence of some sort. A man stood in the doorway, his hands on his hips.

Sea Of Shadows - Page Six Migrate Wizard 2015-09-28 4 years 5 months ago

The skeletons where still backing up when Ybiral approached Gwaemos and told him that the wizard was gone. Gwaemos didn't slow down and the staff was glowing so brightly that it was almost painful to look at. Ybiral returned his sword to it's sheeth and took out a gold talisman. He began uttering a few words of power, nearing the end he held his hands out towards the largest concentration of skeletons and a blast of light errupted from the talisman blasting the undead monsters into small chunks. Skeletons being unthinking beings still stood trying to get through the light that Gwaemos staff was emmiting, this gave Ybiral the time he needed to ready his talisman again. Chanting the words of power again another beam of yellow light blasted forth from the talisman and blew another group of skeletons away. Ybiral looked down at the talisman seeing that it had started to lose it's gold color he knew that the charges where empty and he would need to let them recharge. He drew his long sword and advanced towards the last ten skeletons still trying to get a Gwaemos.

If Only... Migrate Wizard 2015-09-24 4 years 5 months ago

"You say magic," asked the inquisitive sage.

"Yes, I do. But its not like magic as you know it," replied the great dragon.

"How do you mean?" asked the sage again.

"Well, our magic doesn't have any hand manipulations at all. We'd look a bit stupid trying to cast a spell whilst flying with our front legs wouldn't we," commented the great dragon.

The Tale of the Apprentice #7 Migrate Wizard 2015-10-16 4 years 5 months ago

The main character of this story is a young man/old teenager (At the beginning, anyway) by the name of Tarranauborn on the island of Bohortha Eilan, and living in the city of Tregonethra, which lies on the Northwest side of the island, facing towards a long peninsula from the mainland. Its also one of the trading hubs, as well as the primary place for seafood.

An image of the main character (although don't get too caught up in the crystals).

The Way of the Hunter - The Observer (Chapter Thirty-Seven) Migrate Wizard 2015-10-10 4 years 5 months ago

As the dust settles after the battle with the King of Shadows, the people of Neverwinter wait in anticipation for the triumphant return of their heroes...but they never came back. What became of their champions? Where is the Knight-Captain? Will she finally return victorious, or will she forever live on only in tavern stories?

(A what-might-have-been story post-NWN2, with some flashbacks to the OC. Be gentle, this is my first attempt!)

Hero's Song - Chapter Fifteen Migrate Wizard 2015-10-08 4 years 5 months ago

Harper isn't exactly hero material...she's a bard, a damn good one, and has spent most of her life blandishing tales about other people. And when her life is thrust onto a pinwheel track of death, danger, magic, and adventure, she finds more and more people look to her for answers. And more than a few are looking to her for something more...

Countless Nights Migrate Wizard 2015-10-16 4 years 5 months ago

Everyone of us once lost a loved one. Everyone of us has felt the aching beat of your heart when memories of that loved one pour into your mind. We feel lost, thinking this feeling will never go away.

And it is this feeling that remains the longest, and is ever so cruel. I have lost many loved ones in my life, would it be by eternity or merely out of sight. And even though the pain gets less, our mind is heir to it and it will forever remain in our memories. Read this, as a remembrance of your loved ones. As I have written this, in dedication to my loved ones. Sober it is, but attention to the pain it causes is vital, or we find ourselves sheltered from reality.

Feel free to use it, or comment (constructive) on it. I would love to hear what such users as yourself feel and think while reading this, and your experience. Please vote as well, so I could have a reflection of the users' opinion.

Prophecy of the Talisman - Chapter One (Page Eleven) Migrate Wizard 2015-10-04 4 years 5 months ago

"Split up and take cover!" Jeran yelled as he raced for the closest recess in the rock that would offer some protection. As Jeran dove for cover, a shower of large hailstones pelted the area where he had been only moments before. Catching his breathe, he peered over the safety of the rock face to catch a glimpse of his comrades. Kal'im had found a similar recess to hide in while Kerli had pressed himself into a small nook against the rock face from where the attacks were coming from.

A Tear Lost In the Rain Migrate Wizard 2015-09-30 4 years 5 months ago

The day had been overcast since mid-morning and the clouds had grown darker and heavier as it had passed into evening, finally releasing a torrent of rain, wind and lightning not too long ago. Smythe Higgins sat near the doorway just inside the roadside inn�s front door sipping at a cup of dandelion tea, waiting and watching the people now pouring into the tavern. The crowd was much larger tonight at the Edmond�s Tavern and Inn then usual because of the storm, which suited him just fine. He was only after two people in particular and having lots of people around to confirm he was in the inn made things much easier.

Deja-Vu Migrate Wizard 2015-09-26 4 years 5 months ago

Sham's brow furrowed in thought. There it was again. That damned door. Surely he had passed this way before? Many times. He took a deep breath and, with his leather armour creaking, settled himself down in front of the door. He placed his long-sword on the ground next to his right hand and fumbled in one of his pouches for the lock-picks and tools that he would need to open the lock on the door.

The Crossbow Migrate Wizard 2015-09-22 4 years 5 months ago

Sylvia "Silk" Ssavanthos, priestess of Tymora, follows a suspicious stranger on a little adventure.

Cerea Island 2 - Shadows New Tactics Migrate Wizard 2015-10-14 4 years 5 months ago

This is an installment of the series of articles that are to be published daily.

They focus on different parts of the NWN2 persistent world Cerea Island 2.

The subjects will rotate between the following: the world(cosmology and similar), gods, history, places, custom systems, big events of the past, characters, old adventures, new adventures and organizations.

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Chapter 35 - Shadows New Tactics
By Tara

Celdor Twinkleeye came to Cerea Market today. He had been to see the astrologer and was concerned about some things she scryed.

Interview
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Custom Community Chat (1/18/07) Migrate Wizard 2015-11-12 4 years 5 months ago

Here's the Chatlog. Thanks to Mortis for cleaning it up

Reference
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The Guide To Building Volume II The Design Manual Migrate Wizard 2014-07-21 5 years 6 months ago

Neverwinter Nights developed b

Checklists for a Quality Module Migrate Wizard 2015-11-12 4 years 5 months ago

Creating a quality NWN module is both an art and a science. This article attempts to outline some simple module creation guidelines that may help aspiring module builders improve the quality of their work. Let me make clear that this article covers the fundamentals of creating an enjoyable module. And let me say that rules are made to be broken, including the guidelines I lay out below.

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