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brink99
brink99


Hired Hero
posted March 02, 2012 07:36 AM
Edited by brink99 at 08:27, 02 Mar 2012.

Heroes 4 Modding Revisited

Hi all,

I've recently started playing HOMM IV, and eventually started on my own little mod. Unfortunately information on modding heroes IV is very hard to find, I can understand why, but still... it took me days to find what I was looking for. So I thought that I would share this with all of you. I don't proclaim to be an expert in this modding stuff, but I do know how to edit through the hex editor, for example adding/removing abilities, or swapping creatures in towns to different ones, anyone can do this!

By the way, whatever happened to the original Heroes IV modding thread is rather unfortunate... I remember using it, there was a ton of invaluable information there I used in my own little personal mods for Heroes IV. It hurts to see all these good information go to waste.

Anyway here it goes, and the reason I am doing this is because I just thought it was a good idea to pool all the information I found scattered over other forums, some even in Russian, or polish. So we could spark some activity and interest in HOMM IV, because imo its a great game =)

***Most of the information is not my own, so I will provide the links to at least give credit to the original authors

I will be coming to this thread from time to time to update it with new info/guides. But anyone is more than welcome to leave any useful information regarding modding!

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CONTENTS:

0.    TOOLS

1.    GUIDES

1.01. How to remove abilities to creatures (coming soon)
1.02. How to replace abilities to creatures (coming soon)
1.03. How to add abilities to creatures (coming soon)
1.04  How to swap creatures in towns (coming soon)

2.    USEFUL OFFSETS/NUMBERS

2.01. Creature Offsets
2.02. Creatures Number
2.03. Creatures Abilities (Hex format)
2.04. Offsets for Creature Buildings for recruitment  

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0. TOOLS
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HEX Editors:

HIEW - 6.1 version might be free
IDA PRO (optional)

Above are common ones I see being used for modding heroes IV. But there are a million others, as long as it lets you decode/dissasemble/edit you should be able to mod whatever you want.

You can check this link out to help pick a hex editor:

Link - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_hex_editors


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1. GUIDES
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1.01. How to remove abilities to creatures (coming soon)
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1.02. How to replace abilities to creatures (coming soon)
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1.03. How to add abilities to creatures (coming soon)
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1.04.  How to swap creatures in towns (coming soon)
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2.    USEFUL OFFSETS/NUMBERS
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2.01. Creature Offsets

(taken from: http://equilibris.celestialheavens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=17405)
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.654820    Air elemental      
.654832    Angel  
.654842    Ballista            
.654856    Bandit          
.654864    Beholder          
.654876    Behemoth        
.654884    Black dragon      
.654896    Bone dragon    
.6548AA    Centaur            
.6548BC    Cerberi          
.6548CC    Champion          
.6548DC    Crossbowman    
.6548EC    Crusader          
.6548FC    Cyclop          
.65490C    Venom spawn      
.65491C    Devil          
.65492E    Dragon golem      
.654940    Gnome          
.65494E    Earth elemental    
.65495E    Efreet          
.654972    Elf                
.654984    Fairy dragon    
.654996    Fire elemental      
.6549AA    Gargoyle        
.6549BC    Genie            
.6549CC    Ghost          
.6549E0    Berserker          
.6549F0    Gold golem      
.654A00    Gryphon            
.654A10    Halfling        
.654A20    Harpy              
.654A32    Hydra          
.654A42    Ice demon        
.654A54    Imp            
.654A64    Leprecon            
.654A72    Mage            
.654A80    Mantis            
.654A92    Medusa          
.654AA6    Mermaid            
.654AB4    Minotaur        
.654AC2    Monk              
.654AD2    Mummy          
.654AE2    Naga              
.654AF0    Nightmare      
.654AFE    Nomad              
.654B0C    Ogre mage      
.654B1A    Orc                
.654B2C    Peasant        
.654B3A    Phoenix            
.654B4E    Pikeman        
.654B5E    Pirate            
.654B6C    Satyr          
.654B7A    Sea monster      
.654B88    Skeleton        
.654B98    Squire              
.654BA6    Sprite          
.654BB6    Thunderbird      
.654BC6    Titan          
.654BD8    Troglodyte        
.654BE6    Troll
.654BF4    Unicorn            
.654C02    Vampire        
.654C16    Waspwort          
.654C26    Water elemental
.654C3A    White tiger      
.654C48    Wolves          
.654C56    Zombie              
.654C66    Goblin knight  
.654C78    Evil sorceress  
.654C8A    Gargantuan      
.654C9E    Dark champion  
.654CB2    Catapult
.654CC6    Frenzied gnasher
.654CD6    Megadragon      

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2.02. Creatures Number

*HEX is used in game
*DECIMAL is for your convinience if you find that useful

HEX DECIMAL CREATURE_NAME
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00 00 - Air Elemental
01 01 - Angel
02 02 - Ballista
03 03 - Bandit
04 04 - Behemoth
05 05 - Beholder
06 06 - Black Dragon
07 07 - Bone Dragon
08 08 - Centaur
09 09 - Cerberus
0A 10 - Champion
0B 11 - Crossbowman
0C 12 - Crusader
0D 13 - Cyclops
0E 14 - Venom Spawm
0F 15 - Devil
10 16 - Dragon Golem
11 17 - Dwarf
12 18 - Earth Elemental
13 19 - Efreet
14 20 - Elf
15 21 - Faerie Dragon
16 22 - Fire Elemental
17 23 - Gargoyle
18 24 - Genies
19 25 - Ghost
1A 26 - Berserker
1B 27 - Gold Golem
1C 28 - Griffin
1D 29 - Hafling
1E 30 - Harpy
1F 31 - Hydra
20 32 - Ice Demon
21 33 - Imp
22 34 - Leprecon
23 35 - Mage
24 36 - Mantis
25 37 - Medusa
26 38 - Mermaid
27 39 - Minotuar
28 40 - Monk
29 41 - Mummy
2A 42 - Naga
2B 43 - Nightmare
2C 44 - Nomad
2D 45 - Ogre Mage
2E 46 - Orc
2F 47 - Peasant
30 48 - Phoenix
31 49 - Pikeman
32 50 - Pirate
33 51 - Satyr
34 52 - Sea Monster
35 53 - Skeleton
36 54 - Squire
37 55 - Sprite
38 56 - Thunder Bird
39 57 - Titan
3A 58 - Troglodyte
3B 59 - Troll
3C 60 - Unicorn
3D 61 - Vampire
3E 62 - Water Elemental
3F 63 - White Tiger
40 64 - Wolves
41 65 - Zombie
42 66 - Waspwort
43 67 - Goblin Knight
44 68 - Evil Sorceress
45 69 - Gargantuan
46 70 - Dark Champion
47 71 - Catapult
48 72 - Frenzied Gnasher
49 73 - Mega Dragon

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2.03. Creatures Abilities (Hex format)
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0     Triple head attack(cerber)  
1     Aging                      
2     Area attack                
3     Berserker                  
4     Bind                        
5     Immune to visual            
6     Blind                      
7     Block                      
8     Bloodlust(ogre)            
9     Breath attack              
0A    Chaos ward                  
0B    Charge                      
0C    Cold attack                
0D    Cold resist                
0E    Curse                      
0F    Devouring                  
10    Death ward                  
11    Elemental                  
14    Fire attack                
15    Fire resist                
16    Fire shield                
17    First strike                
18    Negate first strike        
19    Fly                        
1A    Fortune                    
1B    Freezing attack            
1C    Giant slayer                
1D    Multiple attack (hydra)    
1E    Hypnotize (mermaid)        
21    Insubstantial              
22    Life ward                  
23    Lighning attack            
24    Long range                  
25    Long weapon (pikeman)      
26    Immune to magic            
27    Magic mirror                
28    Magic resist                
29    Mana leech                
2A    Mechanical
2C    Mirth (satyr)
2E    No retaliation
2F    Normal melee
30    Fear
31    Poison
32    Random harmful spell
33    Ranged
34    Ranged first strike
37    Rebirth(phoenix)
38    Regeneration
39    Ressurection
3A    Bonuses at sea
3B    Shoots twice
3C    Short range
3D    No obstacle penalty
3E    Skeletal
40    Spellcaster
41    Stealth
42    Stone gaze (medusa)
43    Stone skin (gargoyle)
44    Strength(behemoth)
45    Strike and return
46    Two attacks
47    Stun
48    Summon ice demon
49    Taxpayer
4A    Teleport
4B    Terror
4C    Toughness (zombie)
4D    Undead
4E    Unlimited retaliation
4F    Unlimited shots
50    Life draining
51    Weakness
53    Greek fire
54    Arc breath attack
55    Siege capable

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2.04. Offsets for Creature Buildings for recruitment

(taken from:http://equilibris.celestialheavens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=15681#15681)
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~Life~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
.009853D4 Squire's guild      
.009853DC Archery range      
.009853E4 Guardhouse        
.009853EC Ballista Works      
.009853F4 Barracks              
.009853FC Monastery        
.00985404 Knight's Chapter    
.0098540C Altar of Light      

~~~~~~~~~~~~~Order~~~~~~~~~~~~~
.00985414 Dwarven mines        
.0098541C Halfling Burrow      
.00985424 Golem factory      
.0098542C Mage's tower          
.00985434 Golden Pavillion    
.0098543C Altar of wishes      
.00985444 Dragon factory      
.0098544C Cloud Temple      

~~~~~~~~~~~~~Death~~~~~~~~~~~~~
.00985454 Cemetery          
.0098545C Torture Chamber    
.00985464 barrow mound        
.0098546C Kennels            
.00985474 Mansion            
.0098547C Spawning pit        
.00985484 Dragon graveyard    
.0098548C Temple of the damned

~~~~~~~~~~~~~Choas~~~~~~~~~~~~~
.00985494 Den of Thieves      
.0098549C Orc Towers          
.009854A4 Statuary garden    
.009854AC Labyrinth          
.009854B4 Black wood          
.009854BC Volcanic Vent      
.009854C4 Hydra pond          
.009854CC Dragon cave          

~~~~~~~~~~~~~Nature~~~~~~~~~~~~
.009854D4 Wolf Den            
.009854DC Fae trees            
.008954E4 Tiger Den          
.009854EC Treetop Lodge        
.009854F4 griffin cliffs      
.009854FC Unicorn Glade        
.00985504 Pyre                
.0098550C Magic forest      

~~~~~~~~~~~~~Might~~~~~~~~~~~~~
.00985514 Longhouse          
.0098551C Centaur stables      
.00985524 Nomad Tents          
.0098552C Harpy Peak          
.00985534 Ogre Fort            
.0098553C Cyclops Cave      
.00985544 Cliff nest          
.0098554C Behemoth Crag

43 67 - Goblin Knight
44 68 - Evil Sorceress
45 69 - Gargantuan
46 70 - Dark Champion
47 71 - Catapult
48 72 - Frenzied Gnasher
49 73 - Mega Dragon

~~~~~~~~~~~~~Other~~~~~~~~~~~~~
.00985550 - Goblin Knight
.00985554 - Evil Sorceress
.00985558 - Gargantuan
.0098555C - Dark Champion
.00985560 - Catapult
.00985564 - Frenzied Gnasher
.00985568 - Mega Dragon
.???????? - Beholder
.???????? - Earth Elemental
.???????? - Fire Elemental
.???????? - Gargoyle
.???????? - Ice Demon
.???????? - Leprecon
.???????? - Mantis
.???????? - Mermaid
.???????? - Mummy
.???????? - Peasant
.???????? - Pirate
.???????? - Satyr
.???????? - Sea Monster
.???????? - Troglodyte
.???????? - Troll
.???????? - Water Elemental
.???????? - Zombie
.???????? - Waspwort

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Pellish
Pellish


Known Hero
posted August 31, 2012 08:41 PM

Bump.

I can't believe this thread hasn't got more replies. Do you still work on the subject?

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whiterider
whiterider


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death walks with me
posted September 01, 2012 05:49 PM

Excelent topic, I was under the effect of mass sorrow spell when this information was taken years ago from the forums, I started to mod few creatures and buildings, now I could continue doing so when I have free time.

A Big Thanks

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WhiteRider
WhiteRider


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death walks with me
posted August 08, 2015 08:21 PM
Edited by WhiteRider at 17:30, 10 Aug 2015.

I have found a way to change the spells in the Equlibris version of HMM4. Unfortunately you can't give a spellbook to units that doesn't already have one, but you can add up to 4 new spells to spellcasters.

Here is the way I did it:
Open h4mod.exe in any hex editor. Search for 'mass spells', in my version it is at 56f690

On the next line starting at 56f6a0 you can see the following:
05 23 18 3e 2d 15

which means the following:
05 - for the following 5 creatures add these spells... (if you are gonna add spells for units not in that list you have to increase this number to 6 or more depending how many new creatures you will edit)
The 5 units that have pre-generated spells in the file are:
23 - mage
18 - genie
3e - water elemental
2d - ogre mage
15 - faery dragon

A lit bit further in the file you will see the following string which is connected to the mage (23h):

19 7f . 28 52 . 00 00 . 00 00 which means the following - if there are 25 (19h) or more mages in the stack add 7f spell (mass blur), if there 40 (28h) or more mages add 52 spell (mass curse) and mages have two blank spots left for more spells. If you want to add lets say disrupting ray (80 hex value) for all mages (1 or more in a stack) and summon phoenix (ab hex value) if there are more than 100 (64h) write this:
19 7f . 28 52 . 01 80 . 64 ab

19 60 . 19 63 . 00 00 . 00 00 if there are more than 25 genies give them mass slow and mass mirth
1e 64 . 00 00 . 00 00 . 00 00 if there are more than 30 water elementals give them mass weakness
19 0c . 00 00 . 00 00 . 00 00 if there are more than 30 ogre mages give them bloodfrenzy
0f 13 . 00 00 . 00 00 . 00 00 if there are more than 15 faery dragons give them cloud of confusion

if you want to add more spells for creatures not in that list start at 56f6d8 (just after the faery dragon spells - 0f 13 00 00 00 00 00 00) and do the following:

1. Increase the value (05 initialy) at 56f6a0 to match the new number of spellcasters with more spells
2. Start adding the new spellcaster units as hex values at 56f6a6 just after 05 23 18 3e 2d 15
3. For the spells of the first newly added unit use the 56f6d8, second - 56f6e0, third - 56f6e8, fourth - 56f6f0 and fifth (you cant edit more than 5 units) - 56f6f8
4. For each unit starting from the proper address write the quantity in the stack needed for the spell to be activated (01 for 1 unit or more, hex values) than search in the list below for the hex value of the spell. Each unit can have max 4 more spells.

For some reason spells like healing doesn't work properly - their power doesn't increase with the number of units in the stack.

Here is a list of all spellcasters you can edit or add:more spells for them, other units doesnt have spellcasting animation and even if you add spells for them they will not work (I tested that with monks, I added mana and spell power for them in the proper file but still nothing):

46 - Dark Champion
44 - Evil Sorceres
3e - Water Elemental
30 - Phoenix
2d - Ogre Mage
2b - Nightmare
23 - Mage
21 - Imp
18 - Genie
15 - Faery Dragon
0f - Devil
01 - Angel


List of spells:

00 - acid                       10 - heavenly shield
01 - aging                      11 - chain lightning
02 - animate dead               12 - phantom image
03 - anti-magic                 13 - cloud of confusion
04 - armageddon                 14 - cold resistance
05 - banish                     15 - confusion
06 - berserk                    16 - cowardice
07 - bind flyer                 17 - curse

08 - bind wound                 18 - death call
09 - binding                    19 - despair
0a - bless                      1a - disintegrate
0b - blind                      1b - dispel
0c - bloodfrenzy                1c - displacement
0d - bloodlust                  1d - celestial armor
0e - sparks                     1e - divine intervention
0f - cancellation               1f - defender

20 - holy shout                 30 - fortune
21 - dragon strength            31 - freezing attack
22 - unholy song                32 - choking gas
23 - exorcism                   33 - giant strength
24 - aura of fear               34 - mass forgetfullness
25 -                            35 - guardian angel
26 -                            36 - hand of death
27 - fire bolt                  37 - haste

28 - fire resistance            38 - healing
29 - fire ring                  39 - health (potion)
2a - fire shield                3a - spiritual armor
2b - fire ball                  3b - retribution
2c - fire aura                  3c - holy water
2d - fist strike                3d - holy word
2e - flight                     3e - hypnotize
2f - forgetfullness             3f - ice bolt

40 - create illusion            50 - mass bless
41 - implosion                  51 - mass cancelation
42 - inferno                    52 - mass curse
43 - demon fire                 53 - mass dispel
44 - life drain                 54 - mass exorcism
45 - lightning                  55 - mass first strike
46 - luck                       56 - mass fortune
47 - magic arrow                57 - mass speed

48 - magic fist                 58 - mass healing
49 - magic leech                59 - mass misfortune
4a - magic mirror               5a - mass precision
4b - magic resistance           5b - mass chaos ward
4c - mana                       5c - mass death ward
4d - mana flare                 5d - mass nature ward
4e -                            5e - mass order ward
4f - martyr                     5f - mass slayer

60 - mass slow                  70 - poison attack
61 - mass snake strike          71 - power drain
62 - mass sorrow                72 - prayer
63 - mass mirth                 73 - precision
64 - mass weakness              74 - immortality
65 - mire                       75 - chaos ward
66 - misfortune                 76 - death ward
67 - morale (potion)            77 - life ward

68 - speed                      78 - nature ward
69 - slow                       79 - order ward
6a - pain mirror                7a - quickness
6b - panic (Bone Dragon)        7b - qucksand
6c - pathfinding                7c - raise ghost
6d - blur                       7d - raise sceleton
6e - plague                     7e - raise vampires
6f - poison                     7f - mass blur

80 - distrupting ray            90 - song of peace
81 - rebirth                    91 - sorrow
82 - cat reflexes               92 - speed potion
83 - regeneration               93 - spell shakle
84 - endurance                  94 - mirth
85 - resurrection               95 - steal all enchatments
86 - rock grow                  96 - steal enchatments
87 - necromancy ward            97 - stone skin

88 - sacrifice                  98 -
89 - sanctuary                  99 - strength (potion)
8a - charm (mermaid)            9a - stun
8b - heal(another one)          9b - summon elf
8c - slayer                     9c - summon white tiger
8d - faltigue                   9d - summon air elemental
8e - smoke                      9e - summon ship
8f - snake strike               9f - summon cerberus

a0 - summon ice demon           b0 - summon water elem
a1 - summon venom spawn         b1 - summon wolf
a2 - summon devils              b2 - teleport
a3 - summon earth elemental     b3 - terrain walk
a4 - summon faerie dragon       b4 - terror
a5 - summon fire elemental      b5 - town gate
a6 - summon griffin             b6 - vampiric touch
a7 - summon ice demon (again)   b7 - visions

a8 - summon imp                 b8 - water walk
a9 - summon leprecon            b9 - weakness
aa - summon mantis              ba - frozen
ab - summon phoenix             bb - summon waspwort
ac - summon satyr
ad - summon sprite
ae - wasp swarm
af - summon unicorn


List of units

00  air elemental      19  ghost              32  pirate
01  angel              1a  berserker          33  satyr
02  ballista           1b  gold golem         34  sea monster
03  bandit             1c  griffin            35  skeleton
04  behemoth           1d  halfling           36  squire
05  beholder           1e  harpy              37  sprite
06  black dragon       1f  hydra              38  thunderbird
07  bone dragon        20  ice demon          39  titan
08  centaur            21  imp                3a  troglodyte
09  cerberus           22  leprechaun         3b  troll
0a  champion           23  mage               3c  unicorn
0b  crossbowman        24  mantis             3d  vampire
0c  crusader           25  medusa             3e  water elemental
0d  cyclops            26  mermaid            3f  white tiger
0e  venom spawn        27  minotaur           40  wolf
0f  devil              28  monk               41  zombie
10  dragon golem       29  mummy              42  waspwort
11  dwarf              2a  naga               43  goblin knight
12  earth elemental    2b  nightmare          44  evil sorceress
13  efreet             2c  nomad              45  gargantuan
14  elf                2d  ogre mage          46  dark champion
15  faerie dragon      2e  orc                47  catapult
16  fire elemental     2f  peasant            48  frenzied gnasher
17  gargoyle           30  phoenix            49  mega dragon
18  genie              31  pikeman

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WhiteRider
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death walks with me
posted August 08, 2015 08:32 PM
Edited by WhiteRider at 17:24, 10 Aug 2015.

If we want to add Disrupting Ray, Magic Arrow, Sorrow and Mass Sorrow (over 200) for the Imps we do this:

On the next line starting at 56f6a0 we change this
05 23 18 3e 2d 15 00

to that

06 23 18 3e 2d 15 21 (21 - imps)

and 56f6d8 we change this
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 to this
01 47 01 80 01 91 c8 62

I have given the imps 8 spell points and 4 spell power (100 imps will do 120 damage with magic arrow which is a little bit more they would do with melee attack but I like it, Necropolis would have another spellcaster/shooter)

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Karmakeld
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posted October 16, 2015 09:35 PM

Very usefull infos.. Thx for sharing

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Baronus
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posted December 15, 2015 03:10 PM
Edited by Baronus at 15:14, 15 Dec 2015.

I know how to change hero faction, skill and ability.
In heroes4.exe adres is:

0x589440 to 589590 or 989440 to 989590 for eg. Ida Pro.

And here we are:
(00)000000 Knight
58e6a600 I don't know.
(00)000000 Life - faction (morale).
(00)000000 Tactics
(0a)000000 Defense
ff ff ff ff Free space, you can add third skill!

Further for 0x589590 are defined advandced classes of heroes when they leveled up and gain special abilities.

Here are data:

KNIGHT 0
PRIEST 1
LORD 2
MAGE 3
DEATH_KNIGHT 4
NEROMANCER 5
THIEF 6
SORCERER 7
ARCHER 8
DRUID 9
BARBARIAN A
-------

Life 00
Order 01
Death 02
Chaos 03
Nature 04
Might 05
--------

#define SKILL_TACTICS 0
#define SKILL_COMBAT 1
#define SKILL_SCOUTING 2
#define SKILL_NOBILITY 3
#define SKILL_LIFE_MAGIC 4
#define SKILL_ORDER_MAGIC 5
#define SKILL_DEATH_MAGIC 6
#define SKILL_CHAOS_MAGIC 7
#define SKILL_NATURE_MAGIC 8
#define SKILL_OFFENSE 9
#define SKILL_DEFENSE A
#define SKILL_LEADERSHIP B
#define SKILL_MELEE C
#define SKILL_ARCHERY D
#define SKILL_MAGIC_RESISTANCE E
#define SKILL_PATHFINDING F
#define SKILL_SEAMANSHIP 10
#define SKILL_STEALTH 11
#define SKILL_ESTATES 12
#define SKILL_MINING 13
#define SKILL_DIPLOMACY 14
#define SKILL_HEALING 15
#define SKILL_SPIRITUALITY 16
#define SKILL_RESURRECTION 17
#define SKILL_ENCHANTMENT 18
#define SKILL_WIZARDRY 19
#define SKILL_CHARM 1A
#define SKILL_OCCULTISM 1B
#define SKILL_DEMONOLOGY 1C
#define SKILL_NECROMANCY 1D
#define SKILL_CONJURATION 1E
#define SKILL_PYROMANCY 1F
#define SKILL_SORCERY 20
#define SKILL_HERBALISM 21
#define SKILL_MEDITATION 22
#define SKILL_SUMMONING 23

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Karmakeld
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posted January 23, 2016 10:21 AM

HCM

@Baronus.
Do you know how to change/mod advanced class abilities?
Say if I want to change the class bonus of Ninja class..,

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Baronus
Baronus


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posted January 23, 2016 11:00 AM

Only replaceing bonuses between clasesses. You must change symbol eg (aa) to (bb). Then you have bonus of another class.

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Karmakeld
Karmakeld


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posted January 23, 2016 11:12 AM

Do you know the data for advanced classes?

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Baronus
Baronus


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posted January 24, 2016 11:06 PM

Further for 0x589590 I suppose. Look at faction number, maybe skill table in txt will be useful. Tray to guess.

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Drakon-Deus
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Everywhere and nowhere
posted January 25, 2016 04:35 AM

I hope that something good comes out of this, guys.

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Karmakeld
Karmakeld


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posted January 25, 2016 09:59 AM

HCM

Well I'm not looking to change that much. But I recently found a way to change portraits in WoW version, and as I'm working on a campaign where you're given the choice between selecting one of your heroes as either a ghost, vampire, skeleton, zombie or necromancer (all portraits are based on Astral's portrait, but changed into chosen undead version), I found think it would be fun if I could set up class bonuses to match chosen creature. So that Ninja/Ghost will give you the aging ability. This was changed in Equilibris to random harmful spell. And have Lich/Zombie have a poisonous attack - in Equi its Undead. This could save some room from having to rely on giving artifact to resemble some of the abilities.

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Baronus
Baronus


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posted January 25, 2016 01:37 PM

In Equilibris they programmed own abilities. I cant do that. I only can change old.
It is like that.
In offset 0x589590 there is:
(2A) 000000 General : +1 morale to all friendly creatures
nnnnnnnn probably animation of ability
(06) 000000 I dont know
(00) 000000 tactis (see up) plus
(01) 000000 combat (see up) =
General : +1 morale to all friendly creatures
2A means general.
And next 00+02, 00+03, 00+04 tactics plus second ability. And next 01+02, 01+03 etc... For all pairs.
Advanced abilties have symbols from 10 to 2E. There are 36 special abilities.
If you want change you must change 2A to eg. 2E ( Marshal : +10% to Melee and Ranged Attack of all friendly creatures). I dont know ... Maybe if it will be 2E two times game will be crashed. And maybe not. I dont taste it.


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Baronus
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posted September 23, 2016 07:31 PM
Edited by Baronus at 15:36, 27 Sep 2016.

Editing necromancy.
Nimostar needs necromancy modding. Now im writing.
Necromancy experience level (how many unit is adding depends of experience) is in adress:
0x590398
28000000280000000 means 40... 40
50 is 80, 78 is 120, a0 is 160, c8 is 200
Which unit is necromanted you can find in adress:
0x678bf8 for Heroes IV WOW
and for Equilibris:
0x56f38c
3500000035000000 etc sceleton
41 zombie
29 mummy
17 gargoyle
19 ghost
3d vampire
07 bone dr.
If you want change give new unit number.
....
Correction.
It works for HIV WOW.
In Equilibris necromancy is codded in h4.dll
0x2504 for Eq 3.51
0x5249 for Eq 3.55
Its short file easy to search.
3500000041
35 sceleton
41 zombie
17 gargoyle
29 mummy
07 bone dragon
I tested it works fine. It necromanted me pirates :-)

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NimoStar
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Modding the Unmoddable
posted September 24, 2016 06:43 PM
Edited by NimoStar at 23:28, 24 Sep 2016.

I THINK there may be a way to add new creatures!
After the creature abilities of each creature, there is a reference number.
This is the hex reference number of the creatures.
In the same "jump" way Equilibris added more abilities, you could add more creatures at the end (or any part?) of the list.
Last used creture is "49" (actually 73 in decimal), the Megadragon.
So, next creature would be "4A" (actually 74 in decimal). Write it like any other creature and give abilities to it.
The number will be used for example in regards to creature dwellings.

In the creature table file, you can add a new line with Textedit too for the creature stats.
The name you give it there (keyword, first column) is the name of the .spr files it will use for adventure and combat graphics, as well as other things like summon spells (works this way with all creatures).

I have not tested this but it seems like the way to do it from my knowledge. All the things I did in my mod proves usually, with a bit of testing and help, it could be done.

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Baronus:

Thenk you for your help.
However, I have not been able to edit with that info.
In what system those are the locations of Necromancy?
In Hiew, they are not...



Hex Editor Neo could not find it.
What program did you use?
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Also:
I have been able to update the creature ability table as follows, with some of the missing numbers, and descriptions of what abilities actually do things and which don't.

Spells are defined separately, so usually "this creature can cast X spell" abilities do nothing, they are purely descriptive.

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>>> Creatures Abilities (Hex format)
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0     Triple head attack(cerber)  
1     Aging                      
2     Area attack                
3     Berserker                  
4     Bind (mantis)                      
5     Immune to visual            
6     Blind                      
7     Block                      
8     Bloodlust(ogre) ["SPELL", DOES NOTHING]          
9     Breath attack              
0A    Chaos ward                  
0B    Charge                      
0C    Cold attack                
0D    Cold resistance                
0E    Curse Attack                    
0F    Devouring (Sea Monster)                
10    Death Ward                  
11    Elemental                  
12    Extra Melee (dog - Negates fear?)
13    Extra Ranged
14    Fire attack                
15    Fire resist                
16    Fire Shield                
17    First strike                
18    Negate first strike        
19    Fly                        
1A    Fortune  ["SPELL", DOES NOTHING]                
1B    Freezing Attack (Ice Demon)          
1C    Giant Slayer (Halfling)              
1D    Multiple Attack (Hydra)    
1E    Charming Attack (Mermaid)      
1F [No picture] Ignore Wards (Really?)  
20 [No picture] Ignore Zones of Control (Really?)  
21    Insubstantial (ghost)            
22    Life Ward                  
23    Lightning Attack            
24    Long range (ranged)                
25    Long Weapon (pikeman)      
26    Immune to magic            
27    Magic Mirror                
28    Magic resist [ACTUALLY DOES NOTHING, magic resistance separately defined]              
29    Mana leech                
2A    Mechanical
2B Melee Giant Slayer (Really?)  
2C    Mirth (satyr) ["SPELL", DOES NOTHING]
2D [No picture] Negate Mind Immunity (Really?)  
2E    No Retaliation
2F    Normal melee (Ranged)
30    Fear (Panic - Bone Dragon)
31    Poison Attack (Venom Spawn)
32    Random harmful spell (Beholder)
33    Ranged
34    Ranged first strike
35 Ranged giant slayer  (Really?)
36 Ranged stun
37    Rebirth (Phoenix) [Needs mana and power on creature grid to work!]
38    Regeneration (troll, dark champion)
39    Resurrection ["SPELL", DOES NOTHING]
3A    Bonuses at Sea
3B    Shoots twice (Ranged)
3C    Short range (Ranged)
3D    No obstacle penalty (Ranged)
3E    Skeletal
3F [No picture] Spell Vulnerability (Really?)  
40    Spellcaster ["SPELLS", DOES NOTHING]
41    Stealth (bandit)
42    Stone gaze (medusa)
43    Stone skin (gargoyle)
44    Strength (behemoth) [SEEMS TO ACTUALLY *DIMINISH* DAMAGE OUTPUT]
45    Strike and return
46    Two attacks
47    Stun (Melee only)
48    Summon ice demon ["SPELL", DOES NOTHING]
49    Taxpayer
4A    Teleport
4B    Terror ["SPELL", DOES NOTHING]
4C    Toughness (ex-zombie) [SEEMS TO DO NOTHING]
4D    Undead
4E    Unlimited retaliation
4F    Unlimited shots [SEEMS TO DO NOTHING, you can put 100 shots in unit table]
50    Life draining (Vampire)
51    Weakness (Waspwort)
52 [No picture] żżż??? - Unknown (But helps a lot in combat, somehow!)
53    Greek fire (Catapult)
54    Arc breath attack
55    Siege capable
56 (and above, probably) = *GAME CRASHES*
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Karmakeld
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posted September 24, 2016 10:08 PM

Do you intend on testing the ability to add new creature? It would be great if proven to work.
About giant slayer melee/ranged - I assume these are the Halflings ability.

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NimoStar
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Modding the Unmoddable
posted September 24, 2016 11:28 PM

Actually, the Halfling ability is just 1C - "Giant Slayer" (Which I assume works for both ranged and melee, because of the name and description, but haven't tested melee damage difference).
I have edited the post to clarify this is Halfling's ability.

* * *

For doing the add creature test, I would need to use the same infamous "jump" technique on assembly which I coudn't get to work to add extra abilities. So, my test is delayed until I can find the patience and method to get that working first.
But the Equilibris Team has done the jump sucessfully (as I can even see on their modified codes), so that can be done and if anyone can test the creature add process (based on my blueprint), it's them. If anyone can/wants to contact them...


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Karmakeld
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posted September 25, 2016 12:38 AM
Edited by Karmakeld at 00:47, 25 Sep 2016.

Members of the equi team has been pointed to your posts.

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NimoStar
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Modding the Unmoddable
posted September 25, 2016 06:43 PM

It's just that I am too occupied, lasts days I have worked on the mod over 8 hours (per day!) because I was recently free from exams, but I have been falling behind and want to do other things too with my life
: P so if anyone else can contact them and point them here and the Mod's thread, since we all will benefit from the new modding techniques... if so they wish they can do it, I have too much of an overload.
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