Remember those old text adventure games from years ago...?
"GO NORTH", "USE KEY" that sort of thing... Well, in the spirit of those early roleplaying games, I present the Beta for:
Still in beta while I iron out any bugs and improve the writing, and the way the 'engine' works - looking for feedback (anything from writing tips all the way up to bugs and 'traps' - situations that are unsolvable due to previous selection choices).
The story is a familiar one but slightly different from what you know...
This BETA is for the engine
primarily, although I will tidy up and fix this Candlekeep story so it is complete story.
Thanks go to @Pecca
for the WEIDU installation and the improved graphics.
3 potential rewards on completion:
Gold - 500GP added to your purse
Cloak Of Protection + 1
Skeleton Key - Casts Knock 3x per day at a cost of 50% of your current HP.
After you complete the game you need to exit the inventory screen and go back in before the rewards appear.
Download the attached zip and extract it to your game folder (the one with siegeofdragonspear.exe in it). Then run the setup...
It's probably best to use a clean install of BGEE+SOD as this installation will overwrite your UI.menu and any UI changes you've previously made will be lost, and don't forget to use modmerge if you need to.
Thereafter, you should be able to install any mods as usual - editing UI.menu for UI mods.
How to play:
After installation, just start a new BGEE game (Baldur's Gate campaign) and visit Winthrop.
He has a new book for sale 'A Hero Rises', and reading that is the start of your text adventure. During your game-in-game you will find familiar people and situations from Candlekeep, as the beta concept is 'An Unauthorised Biography of Charname' ... Only the prologue is available.
As the biography is 'unauthorised' things will seem familiar but they will be slightly different than what actually happened - and that creates the puzzles for you to solve...
- You start in Candlekeep and you need to complete 6 chores before you speak to Gorion.
- Companions are 1-use per chapter, Spells/Abilities are 1-use per chapter, Inventory items are 1-use only.
- Speak to people more than once
- Try using your companions/spells/abilities/inventory items all over the place... but don't waste them.
- Battles require a quick response
- To open Winthrop's shop click the gold when you are downstairs at the Inn
- You may need to revisit places/people...
If you are interested in helping in any way - with writing, coding, new story ideas, graphics, suggestions, etc - please play the game first, complete it, and then message me.
Also, let me know how you get on - if you've completed the six chores
If nobody has done it in about a week, I will post a walkthrough.