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Modding the Invisibility state

Discussion in 'BG2: Throne of Bhaal (Classic)' started by theflyingzamboni, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. theflyingzamboni Gems: 1/31
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    Is this possible, or is it hard-coded into IE? I'm hoping to increase the THAC0 bonus for being invisible/hidden because I'm sick of my Thief missing his backstab 50% of the time. It makes no sense! The enemies have know idea that an invisible character is there, and the character has all the time in the world to line up the perfect strike. It should be an almost automatic hit. Anyway, those are the reasons. The problem is, I don't know what kind of file this would be stored in. I'm using NearInfinity.
     
  2. Proteus_za

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    I imagine you could probably alter any invisibility spell to also add a temporary thac0 bonus. But you would need to remove the thac0 bonus after the first strike.

    I'd be surprised if you could alter the effects of invisibility itself though.

    I must say, this is the reason I never use a pure class thief in BG2. Their thac0 progression is terrible and they can never have more than one proficiency point in any weapon, so I'm not surprised that a pure class thief has trouble hitting anyone. Remember even if someone is unaware you are there, your armor still provides protection.
     
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    In that case I would also need to edit the Hide ability to have the same effect, and I'm not sure where to look to edit that either. I understand that armor would have an effect as well, but armor has weak points which the thief would presumably be able to identify and exploit, and the +4 THAC0 bonus is not sufficient to account for that in my opinion. That's my logic, anyway. So if someone could tell me how to edit the spells and the Hide ability to have a one-shot THAC0 bonus, I would much appreciate it.
     
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    are you using shadow keeper affects page?

    easiest way to solve your problem is to chose a fighter/thief class either multi or dualed (either way is good but multi is the best), they are so much better than the pure thief class. with a pure thief, you only get 1 attack per round and with the HLA assassination, your thief is a wimp! fighter thief will give you up to 4per round.
     
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