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Vlaad
Vlaad


Admirable
Legendary Hero
ghost of the past
posted April 11, 2009 09:05 PM
Edited by Vlaad at 23:49, 14 Sep 2009.

Introducing Halflings

Beyond these walls lies the dread land of Eeofol, a land of tremendous volcanic rifts and prodigious lava flows.  Demons of all types and forms patrol the land, a land once fertile and green and populated by a peaceful race of little people called Halflings.  That was until the Night of Shooting Stars when the Kreegans came.  Now all that is left of their race is a few pocket villages.  The demons scattered them to the four winds and turned them into an embittered people with little hope and no place to truly call home.

But after the Reckoning, when most Elves and Dwarves fled to Axeoth, the Halflings reclaimed their homeland...




HALFLING TOWN, ERM script v1.0 (temporary script name: script83)

1. features
2. installation
3. uninstallation
4. bugs
5. credits

1. FEATURES

Before you ask - no, there are no new creatures. It's just a custom script introducing:

- 17 new heroes (replacing Rampart heroes)
- Mystic Pond produces 3-6 Rocs a week
- Rampart creatures replaced by

Pixies > Sprites
Halflings > Rogues
Gold Golems > Diamond Golems
Sharpshooters > Lava Sharpshooters
Dendroid Guards > Dendroid Soldiers
Sorceresses > Enchanters
"Hatchlings" > Faerie Dragons
UPDATE: in v. 1.0 it's Faerie Dragons > Azure Dragons



Notes:
- all the creatures count as Rampart troops
- Halflings are level 2 with stats similar to those of Archers
- the speed of Gold and Diamond Golems nerfed from 5 and 6 to 3 and 4
- "Hatchlings" are Faerie Dragons with halved health and cost - left-click the Upgraded Dragon Cliffs to upgrade "Hatchlings" to Faeries (removed in v. 1.0)



- if the Homestead is pre-built, the player gets 7 Golems... but on the other hand, no hero starts with level 3 creatures
- I haven't adjusted external dwellings in this version, but there is a hero who upgrades Dwarves and Wood Elves to Lava Sharpshooters
- Rocs can be recruited for free in the Mystic Pond, but building the Fountain of Fortune disables this option (I might change this though)

New heroes:

Rangers


Gertruda Goodchild
Specialty: Halflings
Starting Skills: Archery, Luck
starts with an Ammo Cart


Liam Lightfoot
Specialty: Logistics (but loses 350 gold per day on traveling expenses)
Starting Skills: Logistics, Navigation


Fairy Queen
Specialty: Pixies/Sprites
Starting Skills: Resistance, Pathfinding


Pip
Specialty: Estates (also receives a Clover of Fortune each level)
Starting Skills: Estates, Scouting


Raven
Specialty: Rogues (also gets a treasure artifact each level, but cannot visit Trading Posts or Black Markets)
Starting Skills: Logistics, Scouting


Dora Shadowbuck
Specialty: upgrades Dwarves and Wood Elves to Lava Sharpshooters
Starting Skills: Archery, Pathfinding


Arvoreen Goldworthy
Specialty: recieves a Warlord's Banner each level (or starts with hidden Leadership if Stack Experience is not enabled)
Starting Skills: Resistance, Armorer


Hector O'Tunnely
Specialty: Ballista
Starting Skills: Artillery, Luck
starts with a Ballista

Druids


Yondalla Silverleaf
Specialty: Slayer
Starting Skills: Advanced Wisdom
Starting Spell: Slayer


Lily Nightberry
Specialty: Fortune
Starting Skills: Wisdom, Air
Starting Spell: Fortune


Grubb
Specialty: summons Dendroids in battle (but suffers movement penalty)
Starting Skills: Wisdom, Intelligence
Starting Spell: Teleport


Rose Tenderfoot
Specialty: First Aid
Starting Skills: First Aid, Wisdom
Starting Spell: Cure
starts with a Tent



Cora Periwinkle
Specialty: Mobile Veil of Darkness (also gains experience from Covers of Darkness)
Starting Skills: Wisdom, Fire
Starting Spell: Curse


Mithrandir
Specialty: Sorcery
Starting Skills: Wisdom, Sorcery
Starting Spell: Magic Arrow


Regis Greenthumb III
Specialty: produces 1 wood and 1 ore per day
Starting Skills: Wisdom, Water
Starting Spell: Mirth


Brandobaris "Bob" Greenthumb
Specialty: produces 1 gem per day
Starting Skills: Estates, Earth
Starting Spell: Slow

+ Campaign hero (Ranger)

Tavin Quicksprout
Specialty: expert Ballistics
Starting Skills: Offence, Leadership
starts with a Ballista and an Ammo Cart



2. INSTALLATION

- unpack all picture files to Heroes/Data folder
- unpack script83.erm and script83.ers to Heroes/Data/s folder
- check Halfling Town in WoG Options > Custom Scripts
- wogify a SoD map and choose Rampart

If you were a tester, you should delete all the old files first (HEROBIOS.txt, script83.erm and all the hero portraits).





3. UNINSTALLATION
- delete script83.erm

4. BUGS

Please report any problems in this thread.



5. CREDITS
- patch by Vlaad (April, 2009)
- the code partially based on Fnord's work
- hero portraits by various artists
- thanks to: Cepheus, Salamandre, BAD and AcidDragon

6. DOWNLOAD

Acid Cave v. 1.0 (scroll down)



Temporary mirrors for v. 0.9 (with "Hatchlings"):


YouSendIt
Megaupload
Rapidshare
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Gazolin4
Gazolin4


Known Hero
God bless us. Even atheists!
posted April 11, 2009 09:11 PM

Looks good
I might gonna play this.
Good job
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Vlaad
Vlaad


Admirable
Legendary Hero
ghost of the past
posted April 11, 2009 09:14 PM
Edited by Vlaad at 21:52, 11 Apr 2009.

Thanks. I should add that the script is optional, meaning you can still play standard Rampart if you disable Halflings in your WoG Options.
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Gazolin4
Gazolin4


Known Hero
God bless us. Even atheists!
posted April 11, 2009 10:10 PM

I see.
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madshj
madshj


Famous Hero
Minotaur Lord
posted April 12, 2009 10:22 AM

Very nice idea^^
And the portraits are nice too
I regocnize some portraits from one of my favourite games =D          Age of Wonders 1.
It is a really nice game^^

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Alustor
Alustor


Famous Hero
ooo da :)
posted April 12, 2009 10:35 AM

nice script guys

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Ayreon
Ayreon


Famous Hero
posted April 12, 2009 02:07 PM

Very inventive idea Vlaad
This should add some nice variation to the game

Oh by the way, this doesn't work with AcidDragon's wogpatch, does it?

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Vlaad
Vlaad


Admirable
Legendary Hero
ghost of the past
posted April 12, 2009 04:55 PM
Edited by Vlaad at 16:58, 12 Apr 2009.

Quote:
Very nice idea^^
And the portraits are nice too
I regocnize some portraits from one of my favourite games =D          Age of Wonders 1.
It is a really nice game^^
Yeah, one of my favorites too. I still play it sometimes, although it's ten years old (same as H3)! My old avatar, which I had for five years, was from that game. I wish I could include some units from AoW in my Halfling lineup, like Satyr, Leprechaun and Eagle Rider....
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Vlaad
Vlaad


Admirable
Legendary Hero
ghost of the past
posted April 12, 2009 04:58 PM
Edited by Vlaad at 16:59, 12 Apr 2009.

Quote:
Oh by the way, this doesn't work with AcidDragon's wogpatch, does it?
I guess not, but I haven't tested it. You're using it, right? So give it a try and let me know.
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Ayreon
Ayreon


Famous Hero
posted April 12, 2009 05:06 PM
Edited by Ayreon at 17:07, 12 Apr 2009.

Quote:
Quote:
Oh by the way, this doesn't work with AcidDragon's wogpatch, does it?
I guess not, but I haven't tested it. You're using it, right? So give it a try and let me know.


I don't have to try
The Lava Sharpshooter is replaced by a different creature there
I do consider reinstalling heroes without AcidDragon's patch

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kesnar
kesnar


Famous Hero
from Kesnaria
posted April 12, 2009 05:40 PM
Edited by kesnar at 18:46, 12 Apr 2009.

Quote:
My old avatar, which I had for five years, was from that game.


Why you changed your old avatar?!?

BTW:Nice mod...I haven't downloaded it but I will some time...
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Vlaad
Vlaad


Admirable
Legendary Hero
ghost of the past
posted April 12, 2009 05:46 PM

Quote:
Why you changed your old avatar?!?
Bah, it was a time for change. The old avatar was too... condescending. The new one is from Disciples 3, hopefully another great game.
Quote:
BTW:Nice mod...I haven't layed it but I will some time...
Just be sure to download it now, because all the links are temporary... Still looking for a permanent host.
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Ayreon
Ayreon


Famous Hero
posted April 12, 2009 09:13 PM

Quote:
Bah, it was a time for change. The old avatar was too... condescending. The new one is from Disciples 3, hopefully another great game.


I always thought your avatar change was connected to the change of your 'title' from Honorable to Admirable The old avatar really fitted the title Honorable

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AcidDragon
AcidDragon


Promising
Famous Hero
who lost his body somehow...
posted April 12, 2009 11:06 PM
Edited by AcidDragon at 23:16, 12 Apr 2009.

Naturally I don't like the mod as it's not compatible with my New Upgrades patch ;P.

But I admire the work .

And because one of my Guardians (at Acid Cave) pointed out this topic to me, and I had some free time on my hands (which is not often ), I did a small website using the info from this thread. We also agree that it would be just a waste if a mod that is actually finished (something that happens even less often ) was forgotten.

I hope you don't mind Vlaad
The mod itself is - of course - hosted there too.

Halflings Mod in Acid Cave
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Vlaad
Vlaad


Admirable
Legendary Hero
ghost of the past
posted April 12, 2009 11:25 PM
Edited by Vlaad at 23:27, 12 Apr 2009.

Oh wow! The page looks nice. Thanks a lot! Just keep in mind I may update it if I get some feedback here, mainly regarding the creature stats...
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AcidDragon
AcidDragon


Promising
Famous Hero
who lost his body somehow...
posted April 12, 2009 11:41 PM
Edited by AcidDragon at 00:15, 13 Apr 2009.

no problem. Updating and image or some text is not very hard to do .
However if you do update something - send me a short email/pm please .

The page isn't much, but I figured that it's still better than a forum thread or a download link .


EDIT:
I do have one concern however. Tell me if I'm wrong, but aren't you adjusting the Faerie Dragons' parameters globally? I mean - It seems as if you change the parameters for all players (including enemies) depending on whether you have an upgraded level 7 dwelling somewhere. What happenes when two players meet and one has Hatchlings, while the other has (should have?) Faeries? Or what happens if you don't have any dragon dwelling at all and attack (in your turn) a player that has an upg level 7 dwelling built (and has Faeries)?
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Vlaad
Vlaad


Admirable
Legendary Hero
ghost of the past
posted April 13, 2009 12:21 AM
Edited by Vlaad at 00:26, 13 Apr 2009.

You're right, of course. The script could you use some polishing and that's why I named it v0.9... There are probably more exploits that I have overlooked. Hopefully the current issues are not a big deal for casual singleplayers.

As for updates, I think I'll be updating only the script itself. I'll notify you when I'm done.
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ChaosHydra
ChaosHydra


Famous Hero
posted April 13, 2009 12:26 AM

in response to the upload site Vlaad ---> mediafire perhaps?


I installed it and it works without a charm although whenever wogifying I get some ERM script errors but they disappear after hitting Enter 48 times

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Vlaad
Vlaad


Admirable
Legendary Hero
ghost of the past
posted April 13, 2009 12:34 AM
Edited by Vlaad at 00:35, 13 Apr 2009.

Quote:
in response to the upload site Vlaad ---> mediafire perhaps?
Thanks, but I couldn't get it to work. Might try later though.
Quote:
I installed it and it works without a charm although whenever wogifying I get some ERM script errors but they disappear after hitting Enter 48 times
LOL I get no error messages... The script is almost certainly not compatible with all the other WoG options. Could you please post those some time (or send me a private message)? Gotta check that too.
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AcidDragon
AcidDragon


Promising
Famous Hero
who lost his body somehow...
posted April 13, 2009 12:38 AM

I would suggest using two different creatures after all.

There's just too much messing around with trying to have one creature act like two. maybe a green dragon upgraded to faerie? or putting a gorynych somewhere there
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