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Book of infinite spells

Discussion in 'BG2: Shadows of Amn (Classic)' started by Jayshaw91, Dec 21, 2000.

  1. Jayshaw91 Gems: 3/31
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    [​IMG] Hey, has anyone got this thing to work right? I seem to be stuck on fireball. It gives me the option to 'turn the page' (i.e. get another spell), but it doesn't seem to wanna turn. Anyone else have this problem?
     
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    You still need to activate it from your quick item slot when you choose the "turn the page" ability...

    The spell I liked was "True Sight"...
     
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    Are the spells on the next page random? I have the book as well and it might be worth noting the spells on every page for the solution.

    Syl...
     
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    I'm afraid they're random...
     
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    I hope one is Simularium or whatever it is.

    Syl...
     
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    Normally, I would agree with you Blackthorne, and rightfully so as it should be random, but I am afraid that in my experience, the book is not random. According to myself and a friend, with a combined 10 times through the game of experience, have received the same sequence of pages.

    Slightly disappointing..

    Amon-Ra

    [This message has been edited by Amon-Ra (edited December 21, 2000).]
     
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    I myself saved at a position, went through the book several times from that position and had a different result each and every time...

    I never found Simulacrum though, but I did find Wyvern Call once or twice...
     
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    Hmm... I seem to recall that Fireball was ALWAYS (5 times) my first spell, and True Sight was ALWAYS (ditto) my second... I don't recall turning the pages after that because True Sight is awesome, nor does my friend, but he remembers Fireball and True Sight as his first 2 on all occasions...

    Dumb luck?
    Ok.
    I assume too much...
    or maybe those 2 are set?

    Amon-Ra


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  9. Blackthorne TA

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    Yes, Fireball is ALWAYS the first spell, but after that it's random...

    It seems like the lower level spells are more likely than the higher level ones though, because some of them came up multiple times in a few of my passages through the book...

    Oh, and as I recall, True Sight came up in the second slot more often than not... It must be some kind of weighted probability...

    [This message has been edited by Blackthorne TA (edited December 21, 2000).]
     
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    Hmmm... I threw this book away because it's bugging here : when I turn a page, almost all the time another book appears and I can turn pages on that one too... So, after turning few pages, all my inventory slots are filled with these books. Btw, I was able to turn a LOT of pages, lol :), and I think they are random except for the first Fireball, after that, I found Wyvern Call, True Sight, Stinking Cloud...
     
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    Fireball was the first spell im my book, and after that it was Wyren Call, and finally the grand finally, Burning Hands. Glad I saved before I started turning pages.
     
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    Where is the book of infinite spells?
     
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    Its on the island of the magically deviant, also known as spellhold. I am 95% certain. I think it is on that pretty though.... Nahh YOu'll find it. Dont worry :D
     
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    The book you mention can hold only these spells so caution (save the game - they are gained randomly):

    Burning Hands (level 1)
    Protection From Evil (level 1)
    Invisibility (level 2)
    Stinking Cloud (level 2)
    Fireball (level 3)
    Lightning Bolt (level 3)
    Farsight (level 4)
    True Seeing (level 5)
    Vyvern Call (level 6)
    Spell Turning (level 7)
     
  16. shadow_thief Guest

    u no, all the things ive done in BG2, ive ALWAYS gotten firball, i turn the page fireball and so on...
     
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