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Neverwinter Nights 2 Community Update
June 7, 2007
For this week's Community Update, we'll take another look at some of the great community creations out there.
NWN2 Community Representatives In Europe
Working with Atari Europe, we are expanding the Community Representative program to Europe. Currently, we are testing the system with the French-speaking part of the community and, if all goes well, we should be expanding it to other languages as well. We have a great bunch of people out there as Community Reps: Zantigui, mostal, argyl, Elynehil and Drakolight. You can find many of them in our Community Rep IRC channel, and they have started an IRC channel for French-speaking Community members as well.
Item Modification Made Easy
Normally if you want a special item in game you have to find a store that sells it. Chances are that unless you are after something fairly common you will have to settle for something that is only close to what you want. Module designers must specify every item that goes into a store, so making a mod that is suitable for the many classes (and races) can be daunting.
Instead of this approach, Charlie's Item Modifier gives you a dynamic approach to item design. The player can specify what properties she wants on an item. Much work is taken off the module builder and the player gets a wide choice of equipment, to suit any style of play. Charlie's Item Modifier uses a custom UI, which is much more powerful than other conversation based item modifiers. You can see what properties your proposed item has, the level required to use it, and how much it will cost to make. You can continue to make changes until you are happy with the result, before confirming any changes and committing your hard won gold. You can find Charlie's Item Modifier on NWNVault.
Patcha's Custom Rest System
This custom rest system will expand your roleplay enjoyment. It includes systems for resting, praying and studying! The system is activated by using objects, such as the old widget system we had in NWN1. Per Patcha's comments, the english may be a little rough, so contact Patcha on the Bioware Forums if you want to help out with translations. Patcha's rest system can be found here, on NWVault.
Kivinen has spent quite a bit of time to bring us this great set of placeable items. This hak pak has lots of item models converted to placeables with several different orientations. There are orientations for hanging things on the wall (dn, up, dw, uw), leaning weapons etc against wall (dl, ul), and putting them flatly on the ground (fl). This can be used to replace the boring loot sacks with base item type specific model on the ground.
You can find Kivinen's Placeables hak pak right here, on Neverwinter Vault.
That's about it for this week. Unfortunately, I have no secrets to tell this time, but hopefully I should be able to sneak in and get something for next week.