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KotB released - good stuff

Discussion in 'The Temple of Elemental Evil' started by Blades of Vanatar, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. Blades of Vanatar

    Blades of Vanatar Vanatar will rise again Adored Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    So far so good. Downloaded last night and got a good 2 hrs into it before I noticed it was 1:30 am...

    This can be a pain to get installed though as the instructions are broken up all over the Co8 site, IMO at least. To get it working, I had to do the following....starting from Scratch. I had Co8 7.5 installed. That seemed to not work with KotB. Could be me though, not the game. Hopefully Gaear can chime in if he is still around.

    - Install ToEE, prefereably in a non-Program Files folder(if running Vista or later..)
    - Install Atari Patch 1
    - Install Atari Patch 2
    - Make sure you have Framework.Net installed as per Co8 instructions
    - Make sure you have Java 7 installed!
    - Install Co8 Modpack 8.0.0. It is installed via a ModDB link on the Co8 site. It takes a while to download. Be patient. (I tried installing the Modpack patch 8.0.1 afterward it it killed the install. I had to start over... aaaargh!!!)
    - Open the TFE-X executable file in your ToEE folder. This will finish the Co8 install
    - Install KotB
    - Open the TFE-X file again. Click on KotB in the listing then click the add-on button. KotB should load up.

    Once I created characters, you can choose to either start with default equipment of buy your own stuff. The selection is huge. Rope, Grappling Hooks, etc... really gives this game more of a PnP feel. Right up my alley! :)
     
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    Blades of Vanatar Vanatar will rise again Adored Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Well, game completed with NG party. Early levels are the toughest. Once I hit level 4 most of the battles got A LOT easier.
    I killed the dragon with 6 level 4 characters...
    Next up will be my "Disciples of Vecna" party led by 2 Necromancers and their entourage. Maybe I will try to destroy the keep and raise the fools as the beginnings of my future Undead armies!

    The roleplay aspect incorporated into all the "quests" within the keep was very well done. My thanks go out to ShiningTed for this mod. There are a couple of small bugs, but nothing game breaking or even really irritating for that matter.

    For new players trying the mod out for the first time I highly recommend trying to
    reach the Caves of Chaos as early as possible. Level 4 plus characters clean up at the Caves as their are many weak humanoids located there.

    For anyone familiar with the original PnP mod, there is a LOT of added content. All good stuff.
     
  3. Marceror

    Marceror Chaos Shall Be Sown In Their Footsteps Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Sounds good BoV. Looking forward to trying this at some point. Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. Vhailor

    Vhailor Justice is not blind, for I am her eyes Veteran

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    How much would you recommend ToEE?
     
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    I really liked it. It is a change of pace from the Bioware games like BG/IWD series. slower leveling, each battle is critical in the early stages. More tactics are involved, it is not just "me swing... me hit... me kill...".
     
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    I have it installed, but unfortunately Co8 needs java, and I have this aversion of java. Leaks that never get fixed and such. Unfortunate, because I was quite looking forward to trying this game.

    I love the soundtrack for this game, though.
     
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  7. Marceror

    Marceror Chaos Shall Be Sown In Their Footsteps Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    I've got it installed now as well. I didn't have Java either, so I also had to grab that.

    I spent around an hour creating my party last night (this is probably my favorite party, in all reality). I'm at the starting area, and just need to pick up my starting equipment and go for it. Hopefully I can start playing later today.
     
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