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Shiny casting glows for bg2

lunarlunar Member Posts: 3,433
edited September 14 in BGII:EE Mods
I took the better casting glows from iwd, edited and tweaked heavily and wanted to share. I gave each school a distinct and shiny color, alteration-serious blue, evocation-fiery orange, illusion-playful pink, necromancy-icy blue, conjuration-mysterios purple, enchantment-vibrant green, abjuration-tinted yellow, divination-multi colored. They look beautiful and truly magical, in my opinion.

Simply drop the contents of the rar file (bam files) into your override. Delete them later if you want to uninstall.

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Post edited by lunar on
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  • EndarireEndarire Member Posts: 766
    @lunar
    To clarify, is this mod EET compatible? Is it compatible with other mods that alter casting graphics?

    Thankee!

  • lunarlunar Member Posts: 3,433
    edited September 14
    @Endarire

    Should be compatible with eet, Bg1, and SoD. And ofcourse bg2+tob. Not with iwd, iwd requires to chane the names of files like cgabjura to abjuracg or something like that. Iwd uses a different naming algorithm for casting glow bam files, for some reason.

    This replaces casting glow graphics, so not compatible with other mods like tweaks ANTHOLOGY which put iwd casting glows to the game, they look too big and not translucent/shiny enough to my eyes. These look better. Ofcourse, tastes may vary.

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    Acifer_DD_
  • lunarlunar Member Posts: 3,433
    edited September 14
    Edit: re-uploaded with new divination casting graphic, further tweaked it. Now it looks better.

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    Acifer_DD_
  • GraionDilachGraionDilach Member Posts: 145
    edited September 14
    lunar wrote: »
    @Endarire
    tweaks ANTHOLOGY which put iwd casting glows to the game, they look too big and not translucent/shiny enough to my eyes.

    One thing I'd note is that yes, those are the IWD animations as they were and during IWDEE development these got updated to feel less crude and have more translucency. The next build of IWDification (aimed to be RC2) will port over the IWDEE animations to the other games, fixing the translucency and shininess.

    I like your colorcodes but this looks way too vibrant to me. Cool recolors, still, and I like how you ensured that no details got lost.

    lunar
  • EndarireEndarire Member Posts: 766
    edited September 14
    @lunar
    I like that school casting graphics are better color-coded. May we get an option to determine what school gets what graphic/color, and how bright it is? I felt concerned the casting graphics were too bright to the point of being distracting: Adding options for 75% and 50% brightness is useful.

    This is how I mentally saw each school:

    -Abjuration: Gray
    -Conjuration: Blue
    -Divination: Gold
    -Enchantment: Pink
    -Evocation: Orange
    -Illusion: Purple
    -Necromancy: Red
    -Transmutation/Alteration: Green
    -Multi-School/Universal (wish, limited wish...): White OR Rainbow

    Thankee!

    lunar
  • Christian79Christian79 Member Posts: 7
    Thanks very much for the bams. I think I'll use them.

    lunar
  • _DD__DD_ Member Posts: 9
    They look beautiful. I didn't know how much I wanted this until now! Thank you.

    lunar
  • kjeronkjeron Member Posts: 2,321
    Endarire wrote: »
    @lunar
    I like that school casting graphics are better color-coded. May we get an option to determine what school gets what graphic/color, and how bright it is? I felt concerned the casting graphics were too bright to the point of being distracting: Adding options for 75% and 50% brightness is useful.

    Thankee!

    The color scheme depicted here is close, though not 100% consistent with that used by other resources in the game:
    - Abjuration = Green
    - Conjuration = Purple
    - Divination = "Stone" (White/Yellow/Orange)
    - Enchantment = Gold
    - Illusion = Magenta
    - Invocation = Red
    - Necromancy = "Ice" (Cyan/Light Blue)
    - Transmutation = Blue
    If you're going to shuffle around the casting animation colors, you should probably do the same with the projectiles and hit-effects as well as well. If you've never noticed it's because they could use the very same treatment anyway - made more vibrant and distinguished.

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