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Did you know that ResRefs are unique to each blueprint? So if you were to edit a copy of a blueprint, the Toolset needs to generate a new ResRef for the copy because otherwise the copy would have the same ResRef as the original. In order to see the ResRef of a standard blueprint (one you cannot edit, but only edit a copy of), you need to place an instance of that blueprint in the Toolset, then look at that instance's properties. --The Krit 20:06, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

  • If you create a new creature with the same resref, then the resref is changed (from shfiend001 to shfiend002), however if you edit the Shadow Fiend in the main tab you can create one instance of the same resref in the custom tab. It is here that I could comparatively experiment adjusting race, scripts, and even using the toolkit function createobject(). Unlike most other creatures the shadow fiend's special attack is not under onuserdefined. WhiZard 20:28, 13 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Instances are not created in the custom tab — those are other blueprints. Instances are placed in the module. Try this. Go to the standard creature (not one in the custom tab). Place it in a module. Edit the properties of the placed creature, and look at its ResRef. --The Krit 21:39, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Do you want to try looking at the shadow fiend again? While you're at it, you could check out that creature's preset variables — as I recall, it is there that the shadow's custom AI is set. If not there, it's in the spawn script. In either case, it's not "probably located in nw_io_generic". ;) If you don't want to, I'm sure I'll get around to it eventually. --The Krit 20:06, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

  • I have disabled the different scripts and testing one by one have limited it down to the oncombatroundend script. I have also tested the appearance, tag, name, removed all creature items in the inventory, and have created multiple different variations and have deduced that the resref is behind the special attack ability. I am currently browsing the nw_io_generic but it may be even more hard-coded than that. WhiZard 20:16, 13 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Found it! Variable SPECIAL_COMBAT_AI_SCRIPT is set for script x2_ai_shadow which calls spell 769 "shadow attack" which calls script x2_s1_shadow where the strength and magical damage are dealt. Will be updating shortly. WhiZard 20:57, 13 May 2009 (UTC)
  • I thought you could do it. (That and I didn't have time to look up the variable name earlier.) I had forgotten the exact variable name, but knew it was something that could be recognized once you knew to look at the preset variables. --The Krit 21:39, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Anonymous edits

I'm guessing the most recent changes to your user page were by you while you were not logged in, but could you confirm that? (I have a tendency to revert anonymous edits to user pages.) --The Krit 15:22, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Confirmed WhiZard 16:35, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. I'm just being cautious by the way. Nothing inherently wrong with making anonymous edits to your user page. Since your IP address is now confirmed (and recorded in the page history where I can find it), I won't ask again unless your IP address changes. Well, I probably won't — I am forgetful at times. :) --The Krit 18:18, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Monster classes

FYI: In case you're looking for the page you created, its title is now singular (as is the norm for articles here): monster class. --The Krit 00:45, September 8, 2009 (UTC)

Original descriptions

You modified some effect articles saying "Original description displayed" (stunned, paralyze, blind, sleep, and prone if I didn't miss any). However, I don't recall those descriptions ever being displayed in the game, and a cursory search of the talk file did not find these descriptions. Were you preserving in-game text, or just preserving what someone else had earlier written for the wiki? The latter (which includes a number of articles written by Pstarky in 2005) is not necessary, and unnecessary strikeouts in articles make the wiki look bad. --The Krit 19:03, November 22, 2009 (UTC)

  • I was using the NWN platinum manual for original descriptions. For some these were already displayed before I began editing. These are not displayed in-game to my knowledge. WhiZard 01:44, November 29, 2009 (UTC)
  • Hmm... I don't recall a decision being made about preserving descriptions from the manuals. I think it's not a useful goal as the manual has so many errors and has not been (well, cannot be) updated like the in-game text. Given that the manual and in-game text disagree so often, I'd say that manual descriptions can be changed freely, but if people think preserving manual descriptions is helpful, we could start doing that. (Keep in mind that the reason for preserving the in-game text is to cut down on the well-intentioned "corrections" from people who think the game is more accurate than the wiki. I don't recall (m)any edits from people who think the manual is more accurate than the wiki.) --The Krit 04:58, December 2, 2009 (UTC)
  • I had sort of assumed that where the in-game did not speak the manual would be next referred to, but, as you have said, the manual is hardly seen as a corrective device by the vast majority of users. I only re-added the manual descriptions as a later afterthought, though I agree that even where the manual speaks beyond the in-game text, its incorrect descriptions would likely be more confusing than helpful. WhiZard 15:20, December 2, 2009 (UTC)

dispel dc

whiz: noticed the changes you just made to the dispel dc on the dispel line of spells. curious as to why. thanks. s. Mysticjester 09:27, February 8, 2010 (UTC)

  • Lots of in-game testing and scripts. I set up a couple module scripts that would perform 50 dispels a round and in one had as many as twenty casters all under the influence of the same script. As to why this hasn't been unraveled before, the two commands DispelMagicAll() and DispelMagicBest() are hardcoded, so the only way to figure out what they actually do is by playtesting. WhiZard 13:58, February 8, 2010 (UTC)


I'm sorry if i came of as a know it all saying "it's the highest AB possible for a str melee build". Normaly i would say something like "i think it's the highest AB possible". But at the time i wrote it here, i honestly believed it was true and just wanted to encourage readers unexperienced with building. But it bit me right in the ass:) hahahah. Thats why i always say to fellow players who ask building advice "I'm a amateur builder"... It's so easy to overlook or forget things and miscalculate. Again, sorry. ---Pimpernell 17:51, February 19, 2010 (UTC)

  • Don't worry I'm am a very creative member of the epic character builder's guild. You should check us out sometime. We have a plethora of builds (both bad and good) extending to almost every aspect and useful combination of classes and abilities. WhiZard 19:35, February 19, 2010 (UTC)
  • Will do:) ---Pimpernell 20:30, February 19, 2010 (UTC)
  • Ah... been there before.:D It sorta slipped to the back of my head it was there, cause i usualy prefer to think of my own builds. But it's realy great you guys take the time to put builds there. That time i used it i needed some ideas on a dragon build. The Dragon Kin and the Dragon Savant helped me out :) thx.! ---Pimpernell 21:15, February 19, 2010 (UTC)
  • Actually that is a small sampling that was submitted a while ago with most (if not all) entries from one of our members. The actual guild site is here.
  • I took a look-see at your "negative light". Gonna check it all out later, right now a movie awaits me and then i want to play a server :) ---Pimpernell 22:25, February 19, 2010 (UTC)

Mistake made on Damage Reduction

I accidentally posted a question on the article page of Damage reduction rather than the intended Talk page. Sry if I messed anything up in your diff by just going in and deleting it immediately. Figured I'd save you guys from having to remove it but apparently it just caused more confusion.--Iconclast 20:15, February 26, 2010 (UTC)


do you (assuming you played the game) use a druid/shifter acount as all your edits seem to be on those two classes and you editied my familair pages with some stuff on animal companions, you seem to know and awful lot about them?

Pokaloki 15:23, March 2, 2010 (UTC)

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