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  1. He can equip anything, so it works like this, if the weapon for that battle isn't specified he will be autoequipped under 'maximize attack/defense/spells' or whatever template he's set to, and that's kinda wonky because he will pick the weapon that gives him the highest ATK stat, which are usually those he has the skills for but not necessarily so. He should be having 1h sword skill in that battle, which is a vanilla game error I'll eventually get around to fixing.
  2. If you tried the mod and have something to share about your experience, be it small nitpicks, ideas, random thoughts, ramblings, musings or, why not, praise, you can do so here. In case you want an extended discussion regarding some specific aspect of the game or mod you can open a new thread instead. These are some of the more obvious known issues, some are low priority and some are either extremely tedious or tricky to fix. Missing character sprite in the opening scenes of Donnalto's or Rudlum's battles. Funny item, skill or spell sorting in some categories (spells can be manually sorted for use so this is a low priority one). Disabled skills in enemy skill lists which should be replaced with something more useful. Identical descriptions on some lategame weapons. A damage calculator table explaining some of the mechanical nuances is available here, it is made for vanilla game but all of the formulas are still the same, consult the manual sheet for more info. Consolidated changelist in spoiler below, also available for download as a text file for your reading pleasure.
  3. Not really, but it's pretty much the same as giving cudgels a higher int bonus, it gives spells damage and accuracy, same as weapon mastery adds damage and accuracy worth a few points in str/dex and agi. It does piercing damage in vanilla and I haven't changed it, in my current working version it's crushing but it doesn't make a huge difference, crushing is slightly better versus heavy armor and piercing versus cloth.
  4. Yup, changing them is too much work and there's no reason to. Sure, I'll get to changing them in the cutscenes eventually.
  5. I was using tables when testing damage scaling but not for much else, there's way too much data for cheat tables. I've got some starting addresses marked down instead and then just access the ram section I need directly
  6. Some things were found by deduction and tables aren't hard to spot if you know the rough location. Patching the iso to check it every time would be way too slow so I'm usually testing stuff in real time with a ram editor like artmoney or cheatengine.
  7. Yeah, modding the iso for psp can be problematic, it probably runs fine on an emulator. Try the patching method from moddb version of the mod on a fresh iso, that should work. Dunno, the slow and charm ones are decent, heal is always good to have and the one that doubles your TP can be useful, I'll probably tweak the other ones a bit at some point.
  8. Yeah, when you get hit by a normal attack you gain some TP so it generally isn't a good idea to hit beasts with them. Sure, it's possible and not terribly hard, you just change one byte from 3 to 2 and set the amount if needed. However, you'd also need to give ninjas base MP value and growth, as well as enable them to have MP in the first place.
  9. Damage ninjutsu is situational, nifty when you can't reach with an attack, don't want to stick your squishy nose too far in front or for targets with very low magic defense but powerful TP abilities (like beasts, you definitely don't want to feed them TP). Using normal attacks should be preferable when both are an option.
  10. No, tweaking AI is tricky even if I knew how, so maybe one day and maybe never.
  11. Tactics Ogre: One Vision

    Version 0.88c


    TO: LUCT is no doubt one of the classics of turn based tactical games, it can boast complex storyline with a memorable cast of characters and multiple endings, as well as a deep combat system with a vast arsenal of equipment, items and spells. Its PSP port can also serve as an example of how such things should be done, with the game getting not only a much needed facelift but also a thorough redesign of most combat elements. Sadly, the game isn’t without faults, as some of the new features make it extremely prone to exploits which an experienced player can use to fully remove any challenge from the game. The main goal of this mod is to render such exploits more difficult, bringing weapons, classes and skills closer to the level they should perform at, as well as to each other. Its secondary goal is to provide tweaks to immersion, visuals and some of the more cumbersome game systems like crafting and endless skill farming. This is still a work in progress so all feedback is welcome. For installation instructions and more info check the included Readme file. Major features: Weapon, armor and consumable item rework. Equipment is more likely to do what you expect of it, 2H weapons will do a lot of damage and a tank in heavy armor will be hard to kill. Additional items, spells and skills, as well as changes to the existing ones with a focus on improving the more unappealing choices. Skills that grant stat bonuses, like Strengthen or Spellcraft, as well as static choices like Switfoot or Spell Ward were removed and compensated with higher stat differences between classes than in vanilla game. A full Finishing move rebalance. Most ways of gaining permanent stats were removed to reduce power creep in late game and increase options during early game. The power of special characters was reduced across the board, they're about on par with each other now and not overwhelmingly stronger than generics. Generic characters have more diverse templates that split into fighter, rogue, mage and generalist archetypes, their stats can differ a lot depending on which one you hire. Significantly increased the levelling speed of slow skills, like Steal or Parry. Most classes were tweaked, with emphasis on nerfing the strong ones and buffing the weak, many gained new tricks. Monsters don't scale natural armor as high as before. With the changes to skills, their new role is high HP bullet sponges that take a lot of damage and use the TP gained to spam special moves. Many items are easier to acquire, reducing the endgame tedium. Visual changes to some items, special characters, skills and spells. Streamlined crafting. Consolidated changelist available in feedback thread.
  12. To my knowledge, that's the way it's supposed to work, it's a strong ability.
  13. Sure, each weapon does its normal thing when you use double attack, including hitting twice.
  14. Don't worry, I know that the cards still work so it was no bother. Seems there's a fair bit of interest in the hardcore version and doing it will probably be possible but it won't be before 1.0, you can always self-enforce it and maintaining two versions is a bit of a bother so I can't do it until the process slows down a bit... more.
  15. They're still granting stat increases, it's the usual 0.3 per card or something so you probably didn't have enough to break the full point.
  16. Not really but it won't be soon, moving all that gear about takes a lot of time and it's easy to mess things up. It's the end of the year so things are busier too, let's say mid January at the latest.
  17. I've changed it for the next patch, it costs no TP and charges the amount equal to the life it removed, life cost should be enough. Skills remove their TP cost after the effect is done so you can never charge your TP to the max with them.
  18. Not really, it's applied to the character but kicks in only if you make a weapon attack. It won't give your weapon elemental property or change it to a different one, it just attaches bonus damage which has an elemental property. Some things about attunements are a bit weird. For instance, if you equip a fire weapon and use instill air you can level fire and air augments by the same attack, but using an air weapon instead won't level augment air twice.
  19. Thanks, I missed that one. It ultimately should be better, it costs a skill slot and 2H is free. It isn't as simple as having 1H weapons do half the damage of 2H because using a 1h weapon with a shield will be too weak and if I jack up 2H weapons too much Warrior will get a bit too good with his Double strike. Most straight tank classes like Knight and Hoplite don't have access to 2H weapons, yeah, shields provide a ton of defense and are a part of what defines their class. There will be something in next patch that expands their options a bit.
  20. 2H weapons do a good job of punching through armor, which is their primary role, they're generally lighter and faster than two 1h weapons, do more damage with finishers and their stat bonus or status chance are higher, they have their perks and I can always tweak the numbers some more if needed. Yeah, the main role of blowguns are status effects, they have a strong selection and high proc chance, damage is mostly incidental so if that's what you're after thrown weapons will obviously be better.
  21. When monsters gain elemental attunement via their resonance skills it wouldn't do anything in vanilla because it requires a weapon to provide bonus damage, those assault tokens just act as a weapon. Beasts seem fine to me, their role is to take a lot of damage and then spam their special moves as they aren't burning all of their TP away anymore. At low levels they have high starting stats and at high levels they start outscaling equipment, which keeps them viable.
  22. Sure, no need to ask.
  23. Sure, but a cleric/monk/priest without a staff is plain weird. Depends which unit uses the bomb and on what, those items scale with attack stats so a mage would do little damage to a tank with it.
  24. Hell if I do, it's no problem to give it back but it doesn't really fit. I could give clerics spellbooks but they have no use for INT bonus and spellblade doesn't seem like one for gimmicky weapons, they play it safe with a fairly classic arsenal. I could give patriarchs access. Books don't strike me as a finesse weapon and as many serious staff attackers are str as dex, most notably spellblades, terror and angel knights.
  25. Really? Meant to keep it as a fusilier exclusive because it isn't used much and it's a fairly mundane skill, but it's certainly no problem to let spellblade have it too.