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Discussion in 'Icewind Dale (Classic)' started by Death Rabbit, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. Death Rabbit

    Death Rabbit Straight, no chaser Adored Veteran Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Are random items generated at the outset of your game, or are they selected at random from a table in the game engine at the moment you open their container?

    For example, there are 2 sets of Elven Chainmail available as random items in the Severed Hand (and another you get off the shadowed captain of the guard). If I know where I'm supposed to get them, can I save before opening their chests, and reload until I get what I want?

    Cheese, I know, but I'm just curious how it works.
     
  2. Duke Eltan Gems: 14/31
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    I dont think you can.
    Atleast I couldn´t last time I played.
    I forgot to save and one char died once in the Severed Hand, so I loaded the autosave. And the boxes and tables etc I had checked before that fight contained the same things.

    But nothing stops you to try, you cheezy bstrd :p
     
  3. Taluntain

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    I've posted a lengthy explanation on the machanics here not long ago. Basically, the random table gets generated once you enter the area, so just reloading in front of a chest will not help. You'd need a save game outside of the area where the treasure is.
     
  4. Death Rabbit

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    Now when you say area, do you mean a single area (the 2nd floor of the Severed Hand, for example), or the entire area (the whole of the Severed Hand)? If I get you right, I think you mean the former. Thus, all I need to do is backup a save from the first floor before entering the second, and I can reload myself silly?
     
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    If that is so then I must´ve had the worst unluck in the world cuz I got the 2-handed sword of resistance both times in that pit where you get ambushed on the middle left side of 2nd(?) level :(
     
  6. Taluntain

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    Every area number as the game sees it. Sometimes it has more than one room at a certain AR code. That's why it's hard to tell without checking the AR maps.
     
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