I'm playing the game purchased on GOG. Then, used the redeem code to download Original Saga.
After the mines, Chapter 3, heading to Peldvale to recruit VICONIA
Right after killing the Flaming fist officier
, I loot on him the Plate mail
+ helmet, small shield and sword.
I was quite surprise. VICONIA
can wear the PLATE MAIL
with absolutely no issue.
On her inventory, the armor look really cool on her. It's not like, some strange skin. And in game, the animation and armor still look as what it should be. Like if it was coded to be this way. I mean, it's not buggy.
I thought she had insufficient strength for that. Plate mail need at least 12, she have 10.
Then, I decided to have a look through the game manual in PDF.
Well, the game doesn't say anything about that. Indeed, according to the manual, there's no reason for her not to be equipped with this armor.
Right clicking on the item, the paperdoll only mention: "Not usable by Bard, Druid, Mage, Thief" / AC:3 / Weight:50
I'm playing version 1.3.5521
Someone knows about that ? Armor restriction due to insufficient strength/ weight was made later ?
the game manual in PDF, also doesn't mention anything about 18 strength to Composite longbows.
Since you can reach Peldvale easily even at the beginning of the game, I started twice others parties and rushed to her area. Each time: Same thing.