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Does anyone know what are the game's BIK videos converted from? Or how they can be compiled?
I was able to extract the BIKs and insert subtitles in the cinematics (in MP4 format), but the game doesn't read them...

Here are the subtitles in English, if they can be of use to someone:

Titan Quest Opening Cinematic (TQCinematic.bik)

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<i>Before the light of the gods entered the world</i>

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00:00:06,670 --> 00:00:10,570
<i>there was only darkness, ruled by titans.</i>

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00:00:10,970 --> 00:00:16,470
<i>After an epic war, Zeus seized the heavens
and exiled the titans</i>

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00:00:16,670 --> 00:00:21,470
<i>seeking to imprison them for all eternity.</i>

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00:00:21,770 --> 00:00:25,470
<i>The lands were cleansed and mortals flourished.</i>

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00:00:25,870 --> 00:00:29,470
<i>But arrogance precedes many a fall</i>

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00:00:29,670 --> 00:00:34,470
<i>аnd even a gods' prison may be breached...</i>

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00:01:23,470 --> 00:01:28,470
<i>Your gods will not save you!</i>

Titan Quest Intro (TQGameIntro.bik)

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<i>One day the sun will dim
and spread a shadow over the earth.</i>

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00:00:08,870 --> 00:00:14,270
<i>Temples which have stood forever
will be destroyed.</i>

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00:00:14,670 --> 00:00:19,970
<i>The heavens will vanish
and the gods will fall upon the earth.</i>

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00:00:20,670 --> 00:00:25,170
<i>One day the weak will have power
over the strong.</i>

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00:00:25,370 --> 00:00:31,370
<i>The poets will stop singing
and instead take up the sword.</i>

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00:00:32,470 --> 00:00:41,070
<i>It is in these darkest times
that the strongest of heroes are born...</i>

Ragnarok Cinematic (XPack2GameIntro.bik)

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<i>Human heroes...</i>

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<i>So mighty...</i>

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00:00:21,870 --> 00:00:24,870
<i>So brave...</i>

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00:00:41,170 --> 00:00:45,670
<i>But still, just human...</i>

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Other Modifications / Horse Rider Mod (WIP)
« on: 10 August 2018, 19:35:15 »
Alright, I as about to keep this a secret, but... what's the point? I want to show you something that I'm working on last two days.
One of my modding dreams has become reality, thanks to @koderkrazy :

Spoiler for Hiden:
Without his Bone Renamer tool this wouldn't be possible. Only 3 animations are done for now - run, idle and walk (replaces unarmed run). Took me half day to make the run one look decent, but I think it was worth it  8)
I won't post the tool here, that's up to koderkrazy.

If someone wants to test ingame, here is the early alpha:

Note: I split the topic to not spam the tutorial with offtopic.

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Other Modifications / Death Effects Mod for TQ:AE
« on: 09 August 2018, 04:02:25 »
This mod is not made by me, I just imported it to Anniversary Edition. The original creator is i.n.s.a.n.e. from old titanquest.net.
I changed few of the effects, for beast/beastman blood, crow blood and insect/insectoid blood. You can see screenshots here:
https://imgur.com/a/rJCxXOI

Original description by i.n.s.a.n.e:

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It is a mod that changes almost all death effects of creatures to make the game more realistic. Check it out if you like realistic death effects in games.

Features

Real blood (I think this one is one of the closest to the really real blood).
Insectoids kinda body fluid (should be changed, it does not look good much).
Crows body on stage! Lowered feathers amount.
Plague crows have diseased cloud around their body. Feathers amount lowered.
Demons are taken by the flames from hell itself…
Green and blue djinns have kinda spiral-magical disappearance effect.
Big dragons before last Telkine are also taken by hell but differently.
Fire demons disappear in flames…I am still thinking if the hell should be here also.
Harpies – each kind (8) has its own coloured feathers (the ending one for now)
Ice creatures shatter into ice shards.
Plants burst perianth (?) and also some leaves.
Big trees (Jungle creeps) burst leaves, twigs and barks.
Smaller trees burst the same stuff as Big trees, but different kind of leaves and such.
Vultures have own feathers.
Zombies have a diseased cloud around their body.
The real blood amount is tweaked for the size of monsters. Small creatures have small amount of blood, medium has medium amount of blood and large ones have large amount of blood…
Mummies do not dissolve anymore. (thinking about strips of theirs in new version..)
And more…
Download:

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Here is a simple way to make many creatures mounted, without needing a combined mesh from 3DS Max or even a combined mesh from the game. All you need is Tamchi's MeshView program. Here are the steps:

1. Open the mesh of the creature that you want to be the rider in MeshView. It is recommended to be human-like for the mounted animation to work properly. Inside the mesh, on top of TextData section paste the following:

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AttachPoint
{
    name = "Mount"
    origin = (0.0000000, 0.0000000, 0.0000000)
    xAxis = (1.0000000, 0.0000000, 0.0000000)
    yAxis = (0.0000000, 1.0000000, 0.0000000)
    zAxis = (0.0000000, 0.0000000, 1.0000000)
}

2. Now scroll down in TextData section and at the very bottom paste the following:

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CreateEntity
{
    attach = "Mount"
    entity = "records\creature\monster\saberlion\am_saberlion_21.dbr"
}

Then save the mesh.
The saberlion record link is just an example, you can use some similar creature or any creature that is used as mount in the game - Hyena, Bear, Boar or Saberlion. However I think with this method its quite possible to make a mountable wolf for example. Continue to read and you will see why.

3. Time for the second part. Open the Mesh of the creature you want to be the mount. In the Mesh you will see Bones section. When you open it you will see list of all the creature's bones. It looks like this:



4. Open each Bone separately and add "_MOUNT" after its name. In the end it should look like this:



5. Next, open the TextData section of the mount and in it add "_MOUNT" to each bone reference, in the Attach Points, SkeletonEmmitterBones and RigidBodyDescription:





This is all done for the mesh bones to be able to read the "..._MOUNT" Bones in the Mounted Animation files (which contents the combined Rider + Mount animations). This is all that you need to edit. Save the mesh.

6. Next, place the rider mesh in "Titan Quest Anniversary Edition/Database/Creatures/PC/Male" or "Titan Quest Anniversary Edition/Database/Creatures/PC/Female". I suggest you to start with a human first. Then in "Titan Quest Anniversary Edition/Database/Creatures/Monster/Saberlion" folder place the mount mesh. (or in the hyena folder, if you are using hyena, etc.). It has to be in the same directory where you extracted it, only in Database, not in Resources.

7. Now comes the more tricky part - animation. Animation is really the key for all this to work. In the given example, extract all mounted ANM files from "Titan Quest Anniversary Edition/Database/Monster/Neanderthal/ANM" folder and place them in "Titan Quest Anniversary Edition/Database/Creatures/PC/Male(Female)/ANM" folder.
Rename each from them to character animations (e.g. "neanderthalmounted_spear_idle.anm" to "malepc_idle.anm"). Launch the game. The character will be riding a lion, using mounted animation.

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You want to make new animations without using complicated programs? Tamchi has made the perfect tool for this purpose. Not only it’s easy to use, but it's very fun. Here I’ll list the basic steps for combining animations, as far as my knowledge goes.

I. Needed tools:

1. TQ Animation Tools (for editing the animations):
2. ARC Unpack or ARZ Explorer(for extracting the Creatures.arc files):
3. Art Manager or Arc Encryptor (for repacking the .ANM files back into ARC format):
4. Mesh View (if you want to rename bones or edit the mesh):

II. Extracting the ARC Files:
After you have downloaded the tools, you can extract the game's animation files. They are stored in 3 separate .ARC files for Ragnarok:

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"Titan Quest Anniversary Edition/Resources/Creatures.arc"
"Titan Quest Anniversary Edition/Resources/XPack/Creatures.arc"
"Titan Quest Anniversary Edition/Resources/Xpack2/Creatures.arc"

You can use ARZ Explorer and browse to your chosen ARC, then click "Extract" > "All Files". There is a faster way however, using ARC Unpack - go to your Resources folder and right click on the ARC file > Open With... > Tick "Always open with this program" > Browse to ArcUnpack.exe and click on it. From now on all ARC files will unpack automatically when you click on them.

III. Preparing the Animation Files:
When you have extracted the Creatures folder, go inside your main game Database folder, where database.arz is. Create the following folder directories inside it:

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"Creatures/pc/male/anm"
"Creatures/pc/female/anm"

Now in a new window go again to Resources folder, where you will find the same 2 directories. Copy all .ANM files from the Resources ANM folders and paste them in the ANM folders in the Database.
The purpose of this is the game to load the animations from the Database folder instead those from Resources. Any change you do to them will show immediately ingame.

IV. Fast Previewing Animations
The fastest way to preview any creature animation is renaming it to the base player animation, used in the main menu screen. It is different for male and female:

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"malepc_idle.anm"
"femalepc_idle.anm"

Assuming you've made the steps above, give it a try. Let's say you want to preview the female running animation. In "Database/Creatures/PC/Female/Anm" rename "femalepc_idle.anm" to "femalepc_idle-.anm" (just to preserve it) and rename "femalepc_run.anm" to "femalepc_idle.anm". Launch the game. In the title screen you will see the heroine running instead of standing.

V. Animated Mesh Bones
Ok, now make another experiment. What if you rename "malepc_run.anm" to "femalepc_idle.anm"? Do it, and see what happens. The girl is running, but her ponytail looks frozen and is pointing inside her back. That's because in "malepc_run.anm" there is no Bone_Pony corresponding for the hair of the girl (bones are responsible for the mesh's movement). This is where Animation Composer comes to help.

VI. Adding Missing Bones to Animation
Let's say you want to attach ponytail animation to the male running animation in the example above. Have you noticed that in AE the girl is running like a dude when dual wield thrown weapons? It is because the girl is using male animation. Let's fix the hair on female dual ranged run then :P. Launch AnimationComposer.exe. You will see the following:



Click on left "load animation", browse to the folder where the "malepc_run.anm" is and click on it. We are loading the male animation first, because we want only the hair bones from the female one. Once it is loaded, in the right "load animation" browse to "femalepc_run.anm" and load it. You will see that most of the bones are not checked, the only ones that are checked are the ones we need:



Everything is almost set for combining. The only thing that needs to be done - under the bones section you can see - 4: "Left Footstep" and 16: "Right Footstep". These are callbacks. They are links to commands for sounds, character rotation and effects that activate when this animation is used. When you combine two animations, all the callbacks from them are recorded in the new one. Callbacks with same names are just multiplied, so if we save now, there will be 2x Left Footstep and 2x Right Footstep. Uncheck one of sets, doesnt matter from male of female.
Click on "save animation", browse to the Female/ANM folder and save it as "femalepc_idle.anm" to preview it immediately. Launch the game. The ponytail is no longer hidden in the girl's back. Congratz! You combined your first animation.

VII. Replacing Bones
Next thing you can do with this program is take only chosen bone from one animation and switch it with those from the other. Important thing you need to know is both animations must have the same frame count for this to work properly. You can see the frame count of each animation under the "New Animation" buttons. If the frames are not the same speed, it will freeze the animation of the creature fully or partially. But I'll explain more on this later. Fo now, find two animations with the same speed and load them. For example, you can try replacing different bones from the two running animations in the previous steps. To do it, make sure you uncheck the bones you want to replace and check them on the other animation, which is replacing. Never leave bones checked in both!
Here is an example of replacing animation for the right wrist and right weapon bones:



The possibilities are many, as long as you find the right animations to combine.  Make your all extracted Creatures folders easy to browse, because this is a game of many tries. Also be prepared to restart the game many times, to check every little change, untill it works and looks decent.

VIII. Conbining Animations with Different Frames
While making new combined animations, sometimes you just can't find two that fit AND have the same frames. In the lower part of the tool you can see "freeze shorter", "freeze longer", "repeat shorter" and "crop longer" - they are there for that. Here is an example of animations with different frames:



Freeze Shorter/Longer - It sets all AnimationFrames of a bone to first animationFrame of the bone. This applies to all eligible bones based on shorter or longer.
Repeat Shorter - Increases number of AnimationFrames in shorter bones and repeats existing AnimationFrames till new frame count.
Crop Longer - Reduces the number of AnimationFrames in a longer bones, hence it crops the animation for those bones.

(The tutorial is not complete yet...)

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Modifications / Finding the sweet spot between vanilla and Xmax
« on: 06 August 2018, 00:52:33 »
I played Xmax today, and damn... monsters are just too much to be fun. Playing vanilla... the areas seem empty. Where is the sweet spot? x2? x3? The golden ratio? :D No, I'm serious, there must be some value that increases spawn and the game still look natural. If you played a mod you think is well balanced, share your experience.

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Other Modifications / [MOD] Wild Cats
« on: 05 August 2018, 12:17:13 »


This mod was partially done for a long time. I started it in the times of the old forum, now it's more finished. It changes the female char to a maenad/catwoman. Most of the skins are made by amgoz1 for Soulvizier, I just adapted them to be used for the player. There is only 1 skin made by me for now and 1 skin made from Swift from old titanquest.net (was nude but now its clothed).

v0.1 (Database Addon only):
- All greece dyes, egyptian dyes and loincloth (Egypt/Babylon) dyes are now maenad skins (see below)
- Adjusted attach points in mesh for helms and greaves.
- Added my invisible hair on helms pack, made for creature mods
- Made some hybrid animations between human female and maenad.



Known Issues / Things to do:
- There is some clipping for greaves and hair pigtails with the helms
- Direct replacing female sounds with maenad ones doesnt work after AE (i havent found the reason yet)
- More skins will be added in future
- Not all animations are done yet

Download:

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Other Modifications / [MOD] Dionysian Rider
« on: 04 August 2018, 21:03:12 »


This small mod transforms the female character into a Maenad ~ Leopard Rider. In greek mythology the maenads are a type of nymphs, not catwomen and I tried to stay closer to the lore. The mod is based on and inspired by Saruman's Saberrider Mod.

Install: Put folder "dionysian_rider" in "My Games/Titan Quest Immortal Throne/Custom Maps". The mod loads from Custom Game menu, but redirects you to the main game, where you can play normally. It is recommended to start with a new character.

Note: Dual wield and dual ranged does not work with the maenad, don't use them. One hand ranged works normally.

I hope you enjoy :)

Video preview:
Spoiler for Hiden:
Download v0.1:
Download v0.2:
Download v0.3:
Download v0.4:

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Forum News and Info / Is there a problem with Kirmizi Perfect?
« on: 01 August 2018, 14:33:45 »
I went there, and mod images doesn't appear. Does someone knows why?

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General Discussion / Need audio editing program
« on: 22 July 2018, 22:46:46 »
Anyone knows a good program to edit audio records or quality online editor?
I used this one: https://www.bearaudiotool.com/bear-audio-editor because its easy to use and has fade-in, fade-out, crop, etc. But recently there are crackling sounds in the record and idk how to fix them.

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Nature AE / The optimal Ritualist build?
« on: 14 July 2018, 01:58:53 »
I wanna make an "immortal" Ritualist, kinda. Have a very good impression of the class from playing Legion of Champions - my first and only LoC character to reach Legendary with 0 deaths was Ritualist. But LoC is a pet focused mod, I don't know how well the class performs in vanilla... Also I was never sure about stats (especially Dex). Some questions I have about the class in vanilla:
1. Should I go for Str or Int, or pure petmancer?
2. What gear to look for?
3. Is spear a good choice for melee?
4. Any possibility for pure Str caster, using buff from SotP and the physical skills from Dream?

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General Discussion / Missing Storyteller NPC?
« on: 12 July 2018, 13:19:42 »
Hey, does anyone know where is this NPC located, telling the story of Persefone?
Here is the story:

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xtagJudgment_Storyteller_A2=There is a story that must be told. It is a tale of our lady Persephone, Queen of the Sunless Lands. For she is daughter of Demeter, goddess of growing things and bounty, and it was not by choice that she came to rule here. No, it happened when she was a girl. As the young goddess played among the fields, picking flowers, he burst forth from the ground, the Lord of the Dead, Hades himself. In his arms he took her, and down into his domain, and there took her as his wife. Demeter mourned; nothing grew and famine spread. At last Helios, who drives the sun and sees all beneath him, reported the deed. With Zeus himself as her emissary, Hades was forced to return to the world Demeter's daughter. But before she went, he played a trick – he fed her three seeds of the pomegranate fruit. For he knew that those who eat of this realm are bound to it. When the truth was out, Demeter wept and tore her dress, but could do no more. Although she might leave, Persephone must always return. And so she was made Queen of this realm.
xtagJudgment_Storyteller_A3=It is said our Dark Lady is now imprisoned by her Lord, chained in place. I wonder, could such a thing be true?
xtagJudgment_Storyteller_A7=They have no children. There is no new life here.

I searched alot in Hades, but haven't find it yet. It would be a shame if it's missing, the story is good.

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Gaming / Assassins Creed: Odyssey
« on: 07 July 2018, 20:14:13 »
I haven't been a big fan of AC series, but this does seem interesting:



This might be the end of my boycott for Ubisoft Games, damn, lol.

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Found this tutorial on Steam. It's for another game, but the main things apply for TQ:
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1117908959

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Other Modifications / [MOD PACK] Collection of old mods
« on: 24 June 2018, 15:10:49 »
Hey, I uploaded a pack with some of the mods I have. Not all are on KirmiziPerfect, there are some from German and Russian forums or from old titanquest.net. Most of the play-as-creature mods are not adapted for AE, I plan to do it when i have time. Enjoy ;)

https://mega.nz/#F!365BHQTA!37DZAr6ppY4qPiBfFv3llg

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