PROBLEM - NPC FALLOUT 2

Discussion in 'Fallout General Modding' started by NewVic, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. NewVic

    NewVic First time out of the vault

    18
    Aug 22, 2010
    I AM REALLY DESPERATE!

    I HAVE FALLOUT2 WITH THE FALLOUT RESTORATION MOD...

    I have a question! - HOW CAN I EDIT MY SAVED GAME TO CHANGE MY NPCs' STATS!

    I really cant play without this guys! Is there someway I could change one of the npc's stats in my saved game!!!

    please help :crazy:
     
  2. Jotisz

    Jotisz Mildly Dipped

    557
    Aug 28, 2007
    Its not an easy thing there are some stat editors for the player but none to NPC though you can modify them in mapper but if you do that you have to replace them on the map (works only in new games), your save games have a sav file which if renamede to map can be opened in the mapper it will contain the actual place you made your save game with all your companion and equipments so you can try changes there but I don't know how well would it work (I only tried it once I lost an item that was quest related and put it back this way but I didn't used the RP at that time only the official patch)
     
  3. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud
    Modder

    Sep 14, 2009
    What is wrong with the NPC’s – too weak – too stupid – well that’s the whole point, there is no point letting them do all of the killing, unless they are repeatedly killing one another (i.e. Sulik and Marcus). The game can be played quite easily with even without any NPC’s – just run a lot, until you possess enough firepower to hit back. :twisted:
     
  4. DForge

    DForge Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    343
    Jul 29, 2006
    They are perfectly capable to kill more then you do per turn. If you have a large party, even 6 shots of gauss pistol with slayer won't do as much damage as a full-sized party with best levels and great weapons.

    Especially with sfall fixes.

    If you control them manually it becomes pretty much cheating, each of those guys can instagib anyone with 200% in small guns and 20-46% critical chance. Thus that option is just for fun (breaks the game totally in terms of challenge if you can eye shot with your NPCs)
     
  5. NewVic

    NewVic First time out of the vault

    18
    Aug 22, 2010
    The problem is that have installed the Restoration Mod... and the I installed the Vic Sucks mod with a new image for Vic... everything works fine... no lags, no crushes... its great, but the new Vic does not level up.

    I am a perfectionist and I REALLY prefer the new image for VIC.
    I am also halfway through the game.

    ... but if changing it now will be too hard then I guess I would go through it again, if there is a possibility of changing it in the beginning of the game. I just need to know how that works... What I have to do...
     
  6. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    The Vic sucks mod is totally outdated and will not work with the RP. It will break your game.
     
  7. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud
    Modder

    Sep 14, 2009
    Best to message Lexx...
     
  8. NewVic

    NewVic First time out of the vault

    18
    Aug 22, 2010

    The Fact is that Joining vic sucks and the restoration mod did NOT Break my game. Everything works fine, just Vic wont level up...

    Besides that: no lags, no crushes, perfect :)
     
  9. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    Better to simply post in the modding board, where more people can read and answer. Else I end up getting messages from thousand people about the same shit. :>

    Also it's not hard to do. Editing the proto files with the mapper, then replacing old Vic critter with new Vic critter in the Den map. Of course, not to forget to re-add the script and so on. That's all, it's really not a big deal.

    Alternative: Editing the companion armor mod thingy and change Vic in there, which should be even more simple. But I don't know how this thing works, so I can't explain anything there.


    If you punsh the vic sucks mod over the RP, you overwrite the Den map. I don't know if the RP is messing around with that map in any special way-- if not, then it makes no problems, but if it does, then it can make problems. Why the leveling up doesn't work... I don't know. Maybe you forgot to set the edited proto files to read only and the game deleted it. More I don't know.
     
  10. NewVic

    NewVic First time out of the vault

    18
    Aug 22, 2010
    Sooo Lexx, you are saying that my problem may be linked to the "read only" thing?

    Can the files you change in the vic sucks mod effect the leveling up in their own special way?

    I did not have any problems with anything else. The Den worked properly... no crashes... no lags.
     
  11. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    No. The mod is just doing two things:

    1. Replace Den map with new Vic critter.

    2. Replace all Vic prototype files with the new ones, where Vic is using Ian art fid.

    So if the RP didn't changed something in these proto files or is doing something with Vic's art fid, I see no reason why it shouldn't work.

    There is only one way you can make sure: Set the proto files to read only and see by yourself. Either it works or not.
     
  12. Jotisz

    Jotisz Mildly Dipped

    557
    Aug 28, 2007
    It would mess up things probably since there are some new items and den residental area was re added.
     
  13. NewVic

    NewVic First time out of the vault

    18
    Aug 22, 2010
    Yeah... I have no choice :)
    Thanks for the help. Chears and I hope you find time to finish all your Fallout projects.