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September 24, 2002 - Site News

Subsection Updates -> Community

I have done a bit of cleaning up in the About Us subsection, retiring a few inactive members in the process. The only new addition is Veldrin who has been a great supplier of Icewind Dale II forum news, and I hope he will remain so in the future. You can read his short bio on the page to find out more about him.

Subsection Updates -> Fantasy Books

Not much new here in terms of actual book additions, but there is a whole bunch of new sample chapters you can download and read. Check out both pages of the Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance Books subsections and the Miscellaneous Books subsection.

Subsection Updates - Games -> Baldur's Gate 2

In the Walkthroughs & Guides subsection, Simpson's Complete BG2 & ToB Walkthrough has been updated. He has also updated his Class FAQ and AD&D rules FAQ. All can be found on the same page.

Four of the Editors, Hacks & Custom Characters subsections have new additions in them.

In Subsection #1 you can download an updated version of the AI uScript.

In Subsection #2, the Stuff of the Magi custom items package has been updated, and Baronius' New Summoning Spells were added.

In Subsection #5, 10 new fantasy portraits have been added.

In Subsection #7, a link to a new mod called Travelers in Time: Tortured Souls has been added.

Subsection Updates - Games -> Icewind Dale 2

In the Walkthroughs & Guides subsection you can get the latest version of our downloadable walkthrough (now up to Chapter 3), and check out our online solution with maps, screenshots etc. (up to Chapter 1) as well. I've also listed another walkthrough that has popped up on the web.

On the same page you can now also find complete and very detailed lists of skills and feats as they appear in the game, and a new 3rd Edition D&D FAQ.

In the Editors, Hacks & Custom Characters subsection you can download a brand new Jinsc soundset, which is pretty funny.

A whole slew of crunchy new content has been added to the Tips, Tricks & Hints subsection. There are two spells lists (downloadable and online), a FAQ listing cleric domain spell restrictions, two downloadable item lists, a quest XP and dialogue skill list and a downloadable list of cheats.

Subsection Updates - Games -> Neverwinter Nights

In the Walkthroughs & Guides subsection two partial walkthroughs have been added and the excellent reference guide has been updated.

Two cleric guides have been added to the Tips, Tricks & Hints subsection, and they're both worth reading if you (would) like to play this class. You can also find the updated version of my monsters list there.

Four new additions/updates can be found in the Editors, Hacks & Custom Characters subsection. First is the newest version of the excellent hack which unlocks the camera view, the second are spell bugfixes, the third is a remote admin tool and the last one a set of new portraits.

Two new modules have been added to the Modules subsection. The first is named Hork: Of Adventures In Your Head Obscura, and the second one is named Lamentations Part 1: Sisters of Mercy.

As usual, all of the Toolset & Related subsections have been updated.

In Subsection #1 you can find a new tutorial dubbed "NWN Pieces Parts Modeling Tutorial".

In Subsection #2, nine new tilesets have been added.

In Subsection #3 I've started adding actual scripts. There are nine cool ones to start with, most notably ALFA's full subrace system.

Subsection #4 has been split in two now, so all that remains here are items. There are six new ones here for you to check out.

Subsection #5, which now contains only creatures & models, has 20 (!) new additions.

Finally, in Subsection #6 you can get 11 new placeables/prefabs and four other various items.

September 6, 2002 - Site News

Subsection Updates - Games -> Icewind Dale

There's only one update for this game, the Heart of Winter spells guide in the Tips, Tricks & Hints subsection.

Subsection Updates - Games -> Planescape: Torment

Better late than never, we have a brand new quest happening in the Buried Village that you can play, kudos to Platter. Get it from the Editors, Hacks & Custom Characters subsection.

Subsection Updates - Games -> Baldur's Gate 2

Likewise in the Tips, Tricks & Hints subsection, we have two new additions. These are a short guide to dual classing and an extensive spreadsheet of all SoA spells with detailed info and where to find them.

Subsection Updates - Games -> Icewind Dale 2

In the Walkthroughs & Guides subsection you can get the latest version of our downloadable walkthrough, which now covers the whole Prologue and Chapter 1. Also updated on the same page is the Info Compilation (page 2), where outdated druid shapeshifting info has been corrected.

A trainer has been added to the Editors, Hacks & Custom Characters subsection. It only deals with skills, feats, spells and abilities however.

Three new additions can be found in the Tips, Tricks & Hints subsection. The first is the obligatory list of cheats and how to activate them, the second a link to the technical FAQ for problems & solutions, and the final item is a cool list of non-spoiling play tips that all new players would do well to read.

The final update is in the Screenshots subsection, where you can see about 15 new screenshots.

Subsection Updates - Games -> Neverwinter Nights

In the Walkthroughs & Guides subsection, only the Reference Guide has been updated.

Four items have been updated in the Tips, Tricks & Hints subsection. In order of appearance: the Rogue Guide, Playable Monster Skin & Portrait Guide, NWN Feats list and NWN Skills list.

Seven new additions have been made to the Editors, Hacks & Tweaks subsection: a hack that allows you to pick all voice sets on character creation, Leto, a Wild Shape hack, a henchman replacement pack, an interface colour hack, a 1st edition D&D XP system and the Hak Pack Updater.

All five of the Toolset & Related subsections have been updated again.

In Subsection #1 you can find two new tutorials. One goes into detail to explain how the official campaign was put together, and the other shows you how to add custom wave files to your modules.

In Subsection #2, over a dozen new tilesets have been added.

In Subsection #3, a list of all NWN script functions (split into two parts) has been added.

In Subsection #4, a whole slew of new items and creatures has been added. Pick from Armor of Trades, all arrow types, IceTitan's Items, Energy Blades and Claws.

Of the creatures you can get Healing Butterflies, Elder Magma Elemental and Elder Ice Elemental, Customizable Skeletons, Twig Blight, Jungle Spider, Shambling Mound, Kobold, New Models Pack, Chromatic Dragons Pack, Beholder and finished Dracolich.

In Subsection #5, a number of interesting additions have been made. Check out two painting placeables, a hobbit hole model, a big NPC portrait pack, a pre-made monsters vs. monster arena, ObsidianSS scaler/skinner program, NWN Area Loadscreen Kit, Module Builder's Henchman Kit, the BESIE random encounter system, Imp's Multiple Henchmen Demo, Keyword Conversation System, Item Portraits, Module Design Tool and a link to NWVault's Prefabs section.

Last is the Miscellanea subsection where we've archived the two cool wallpapers that have been submitted to SP, and added a NWN mIRC multiplayer launcher.

August 20, 2002 - Site News

Helping Support Sorcerer's Place

It's been a while since my last call for help, and since there were only a couple donations in the last two months, this might be a good time to put out a reminder how you can help Sorcerer's Place. I have made an exhaustive list of all the ways each and every one of you can help support Sorcerer's Place in one way or another. The link to this support page can be found below the PayPal button on the left side of every page of Sorcerer's Place. I hope you will take the time to read through it and see if you are willing to do something to help.

My thanks go to all who have donated to SP in the past, or bought anything through the links on Sorcerer's Place. If it weren't for you folks to help me cover the monthly costs, SP probably wouldn't be around any more.

Subsection Updates -> Fantasy Books

R. A. Salvatore's Sea of Swords is now available in paperback, so grab it from our Forgotten Realms Books subsection if you've been holding back on the hard cover. You can also grab some new sample chapters from the same subsection, namely for "The Thousand Orcs" and "Hand of Fire".

Other new sample chapters are "The Lioness" on page 2 of our Dragonlance Books subsection and "The Living Dead" and "Oath of Nerull" in Miscellaneous Books subsection.

Subsection Updates - Games -> Baldur's Gate 2

An updated version of the BG2 & ToB walkthrough has been added to the Walkthroughs & Guides subsection. Among other improvements, it now also covers the Solaufein and Ascension mods.

Another new addition can be found in Subsection #2 of the Editors, Hacks & Custom Characters subsection, namely Rastor's Item Pack.

Subsection Updates - Games -> Icewind Dale 2

Amazon is now shipping the strategy guides for the game, so order one from our Walkthroughs & Guides subsection if you're interested.

Additionally, almost 30 new screenshots have been added to our Screenshots subsection, pages 4 and 5.

Subsection Updates - Games -> Neverwinter Nights

In the Walkthroughs & Guides subsection you can find two updates. The first is the NWN Official Campaign Guide, and the second the NWN Reference Guide.

In the Tips, Tricks & Hints subsection you'll find 4 new character guides (Ranger, Rogue, Wizard, and Monk), a guide that shows you how you can select a monster skin and portrait and play the game that way, a guide on making custom soundsets, another one on making NPC portraits and finally a link to BioWare's guide on re-skinning the NWUpdater.

In the Editors, Hacks & Tweaks subsection you can download a bunch of cool new stuff. Probably the most interesting is the Camera Angle Hack which allows you to unlock the camera view in the game. Other new additions are the DialogTLK editor, Hakedit, ITP Tools, NWN Tileset Duplicator, MP3toBMU, Modganizer and NDubyaConfig.

All five of the Toolset & Related subsections have also been updated.

In Subsection #1 you can find 4 new tutorials. (Re-skinning Creatures, Creating Your Own Creatures, Adding NWN Chess to a Module and Creating Metallic NPCs.)

In Subsection #2 you can find 10 new tilesets. (Check the page for details.)

In Subsection #3 you can can download the latest version of NWN Lexicon, and two helpful new scripting additions, NWN Special Effects Descriptions and BrainFrameNWN.

In Subsection #4 you can download 5 new item packs and 2 new creature packs.

In Subsection #5 you can download 100 new outdoor placeables, animal masks, and a listing of NWN resources.

The last set of updates has been made in the Modules subsection. Here you can check out 5 new BioWare modules and 2 new fan-submitted ones.

August 2, 2002 - Site News

Subsection Updates -> Fantasy Books

Terry Pratchett's upcoming Discworld novel Night Watch is now available for pre-order in our Terry Pratchett Books subsection.

Subsection Updates - Games -> Baldur's Gate 2

In the Tips, Tricks & Hints subsection you can download a brand new (very thorough) NPC guide put together by Sirdan.

Two subsections of the Editors, Hacks & Custom Characters subsection have also been updated.

In Subsection #2 you can download a complete Irenicus character package, so you can now play your favourite villain yourself. Additionally, you can download a pack of new items dubbed Stuff of the Magi.

In Subsection #7 you can find links to two new mods, namely The Ritual Mod and Spell-50 Mod.

Subsection Updates - Games -> Icewind Dale 2

Not much news here, except for 4 new screenshots which you can view in the Screenshots subsection, page 4.

Subsection Updates - Games -> Neverwinter Nights

Starting with the Walkthroughs & Guides subsection, you can download 3 updated walkthroughs and a very useful new reference guide.

A bunch of new additions have been made to the Editors, Hacks & Tweaks subsection. A money trainer, epic difficulty hack, samurai character class, a soundset file editor, a large fonts package and Crosbie's NWN portraits are all new.

Due to already massive amounts of toolset resources which only seem to be multiplying every day, I've split the Toolset & Related subsection into 5 more subsections.

In Subsection #1 you can find a new guide on creating a hidden wall door.

In Subsection #2 you can find 6 new tilesets.

In Subsection #3 you can find new scripting tutorials, a downloadable version of the excellent NWN Lexicon and a link to NWVault's scripts library.

In Subsection #4 you can find a huge pack of helmets, armors, a cloaks mod and BioWare's dice bag item.

In Subsection #5 you can find links to the huge download lists of NWVault that cover modules, hakpacks and textures.

Switching over to the Modules subsection where you can find two new BioWare modules, two fan-submitted modules and a link to NWVault's gargantuan module listing.

Last is the Miscellaneous subsection. Here you can download a pretty good Neverwinter font and a new NWN TV commercial in case you missed it.

July 21, 2002 - Site News

Subsection Updates - Games -> Baldur's Gate

The online version of Librarius Ex Balduran turned into a dead link, so I have replaced it with a downloadable version. Get in the Tips, Tricks & Hints subsection.

Subsection Updates - Games -> Baldur's Gate 2

Not much new stuff here, except for the "Improved Illyich" mod, which has been added to subsection #7 of the Editors, Hacks & Custom Characters subsection.

Subsection Updates - Games -> Icewind Dale 2

Our recent preview of Icewind Dale 2 has been added to the Walkthroughs & Guides subsection, along with an extensive look at the 5 pre-made parties that will ship with the game.

In the Tips, Tricks & Hints subsection, the Official FAQ has been updated with the latest info. The only notable changes are in the system requirements.

Subsection Updates - Games -> Neverwinter Nights

In the Walkthroughs & Guides subsection you can download the latest versions of three walkthroughs, and I've also added a link to an online one.

Four new additions have been made in the Tips, Tricks & Hints subsection. One is a character guide for playing monks, the next is a general compilation of character tips, the third is a link to Windows dedicated server instructions and the last is a nice guide to creating & importing custom portraits.

The Editors, Hacks & Tweaks subsection has two new additions. Check out the mod that allows you to play with multiple henchmen, and the latest version of NWN Viewer.

In the Toolset & Related subsection you will find a nifty guide which shows you how to create a hidden trap door. Lower on the page you can also find an amazing searchable resource of all (!) official campaign scripts, and a huge and helpful scripting guide.

Moving on the the Modules subsection, where you can find a link to the latest Blackstone mod, The Curse of Anubis.

The last new addition for today can be found in the Miscellanea subsection. It is a scan of the Neverwinter Nights paper map which I'm sure many will find useful.

July 12, 2002 - Site News

Subsection Updates -> Fantasy Books

Even more new additions here with this update. In the Robert Jordan Books subsection, his 10th book in the Wheel of Time series is now available for pre-order. In the Forgotten Realms Books subsection, 5 new books have been added, along with more sample chapters. The new books are: The Thousand Orcs, Insurrection, Hand of Fire, The Sorcerer and Sands of the Soul.

In the Dragonlance Books subsection you can also find some new books, namely: Divine Hammer, Dragon Isles and Masters of Dragonlance Art. Last two new additions have been made in the Miscellaneous Books subsection; Oath of Nerull and City of Fire.

Subsection Updates - Games -> Baldur's Gate 2

An interesting text has been added to the Walkthroughs & Guides subsection. It is a well-argumented document describing why sorcerers are the most powerful characters in BG2, and why Berserker/Clerics are among the best dual class characters. The only other addition has been made in the Editors, Hacks & Custom Characters subsection #5, where a portrait of Melissan was added.

Subsection Updates - Games -> Icewind Dale 2

A rather small update here as well. In the Info Compilation in the Walkthroughs & Guides subsection you can read about a funny item that didn't make it into the game, and see 3 new screenshots in the Screenshots subsection.

Subsection Updates - Games -> Neverwinter Nights

In the Walkthroughs & Guides subsection you can download the latest versions of three walkthroughs.

In the Tips, Tricks & Hints subsection, 3 new additions have been made. Check out the Armour Types page, a listing of NWN console commands and an article on how to be a DM.

A bunch of new stuff can be found in the Editors, Hacks & Tweaks subsection as well. Check out the Universal Improved Henchman Battle AI, Henchman Inventory & Buffing Control System, HardCore Ruleset, The DM's Helper and NWN TLK Editor.

On the same page you can also download two portrait packs. The one I extracted contains 13 NPC portraits you normally can't choose to play with (Aribeth, Desther etc.), and the other one is a submitted pack of 5 various portraits.

Moving to the Toolset & Related subsection. Here you can find a tutorial on how to make your own pack animal, two new tilesets and an updated one, a bunch of new versions of the core scripting doc, an updated version of the NWN Script Reference (and another similar pdf) and NWN commonly asked scripting questions.

Last but not least is the Modules subsection. Here you can now download the three pre-order bonus modules BioWare created, one new fan-made one, and a utility module which enables you to browse through all available spell effects and see them in action.

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