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Adding more races?

CrawlerCrawler Member Posts: 12
edited May 2018 in IWD:EE Mods
I just want to say now that I don't know how modding works, I don't know the limitations of modding and I don't know the process... That said, I was just wondering if it would be possible to add races to the EE games, I'm thinking like, maybe if someone created rules for a gnoll or something and then used the gnoll graphics to represent that character in-game.

even if this is possible, it would probably only work for IWDEE because in BGEE1/2 it would be much harder to implement due to all the PC interactions.

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  • tbone1tbone1 Member Posts: 1,995
    Like the Indy 500, especially 2013! Man, that was a great race.

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  • SharGuidesMyHandSharGuidesMyHand Member Posts: 2,471

    I've ALWAYS wanted this myself, but there are some limitations:

    1. Not every creature class would have an available paperdoll. I believe only the ones that spellcasters can shapeshift into, like flinds and some spiders, would have paperdolls.
    2. There could be problems equipping creatures with certain weapons and armor, as they sometimes include certain items as part of their animation and paperdolls (i.e.: minotaurs always carry axes, flinds/gnolls always carry halberds, etc.).
    3. There could be movement issues - some creatures move at a noticeably slower pace than the playable races, some might be too big to fit through doorways, etc.

    Having said all that though, IF there were any way to allow even some creatures to be playable in IWD:EE, I would absolutely love that!

  • SharGuidesMyHandSharGuidesMyHand Member Posts: 2,471

    Perhaps if a creature race were made playable, there would need to be some tweaking done, and some restrictions. For example, a flind might need to be permanently hasted, much like the one that lawful evil familiars can shapeshift into, and restricted to using only halberds to accommodate the animation.

  • fluke13fluke13 Member Posts: 351
    All the above limitations can be modded, though animations are very time consuming. I wanted a dwarf with a long beard, so made the animation for it. If you had to choose one race? What would be the best/ funniest?

  • SharGuidesMyHandSharGuidesMyHand Member Posts: 2,471
    fluke13 said:

    All the above limitations can be modded, though animations are very time consuming. I wanted a dwarf with a long beard, so made the animation for it. If you had to choose one race? What would be the best/ funniest?

    I've always wanted to play as a (hasted) flind, basically like the one that can be shapeshifted into.

  • fluke13fluke13 Member Posts: 351
    So if you played a Flind in iwd, how exactly would you want it implemented? Any backstory to make it fit, without changing the whole game? What about a Flind druid kit, who can shapeshift into a human druid...and if humans see him in his true Flind form they attack him? Or just simply set his reputation incredible low and play as normal? Happy with only able to use Halberds, or want more... Quarterstaff animation would be pretty easy...just take the head off the quarterstaff.
    I was thinking it would be fun to play as a goblin, there's some great sprites in iwd and from the sod NPC. Also there's a goblin mounted on a wolf.. could potentially have a mount to ride :D

  • RAM021RAM021 Member Posts: 393
  • SanctiferSanctifer Member Posts: 94
    fluke13 wrote: »
    I wanted a dwarf with a long beard, so made the animation for it.

    I would love to see that :)
    (sorry for necroposting)

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