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Titan Quest - Anniversary Edition => Modifications => Other Modifications => Topic started by: Lavendarjosh on 15 April 2019, 10:25:56

Title: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: Lavendarjosh on 15 April 2019, 10:25:56
Searching for a mod that somewhat recreated the drop rate enhancements from the old Defiler, I surprisingly came up empty and decided to give modding TQ a try myself.
This is a bounce mod made for v2.8a and the changes affect all acts and difficulties.

Update: Version 1.23 is out and includes the changes to the game in v2.8

Features of this Mod:
- Increased amount of loot from all containers depending on quality (the better the chest, the more loot it has)
- Roughly quadrupled the chance for epic/legendary items from containers (increased chance and amount means it's about 10x more likely to get an epic/legendary item from bosses)
- More loot volume also means more relics and green items (but not that much)
- Roughly doubled the chance to get formulas from containers
- All Bosses have completely new repeat loot tables
- Normalized the weird distribution of unique throwing weapons (nor more Ladon's Maw by the dozen from bone piles)
- Increased chance to get weapons from boss chests/orbs
- Rectified the discrimination of spears (chance was lower than for other weapons, Typhon and Hydra couldn't drop spears at all)
- Most quest-relevant containers have improved loot tables
- Hades' Treasury now actually contains treasure
- Monster infrequents drop more often
- Some infrequents that couldn't drop before now drop correctly (except for the Jackalman Sling and Polyphemus' Tenderizer, because they break the monster's animation)
- Infrequents have a higher chance to have both a pre- and suffix
- Bosses that equip weapons have a higher chance to wield uniques
- Jewelry quest rewards (almost) always have pre- and suffix and a high chance for rare ones
- Most item quest rewards have a higher chance to be uniques
- A few monster charms (mainly in early game) have a higher drop chance
- The Gambler (Atlantis) uses custom improved loot tables
- Tartarus chests and boss orb will yield a lot more gold (enough to buy a gambler orb with 1-2 boss runs)

The distribution of loot (with one single exception) or the items themselves haven't been modified, you just don't have to farm as much for the good stuff.


Download v1.23 (now with a database replacer version!):
https://pastebin.com/KyhsHRNZ (https://pastebin.com/KyhsHRNZ)

Legacy Downloads:
v1.0: https://mega.nz/#!h7RH0ALa!oGLhnRw1F2RYSj7M8gx-5sUbBIC2OQTOY8TXeteheq8 (https://mega.nz/#!h7RH0ALa!oGLhnRw1F2RYSj7M8gx-5sUbBIC2OQTOY8TXeteheq8)
v1.1: https://mega.nz/#!FrowzKiI!bS1nUyiqw-LYv7zcgrrReOCPAY8Ydci1Lm9FBKpAJgA (https://mega.nz/#!FrowzKiI!bS1nUyiqw-LYv7zcgrrReOCPAY8Ydci1Lm9FBKpAJgA)
Title: Re: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: Diego982 on 20 April 2019, 13:47:29
Hello, welcome to the forums :)

It's nice having a mod like that, it was something from the Defiler that I always used and was sorely needed, at least in my view, to improve the loot, just like you stated.

Thank you very much for this mod and I hope you enjoy the community.
Title: Re: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: efko on 20 April 2019, 14:36:11
Welcome to the forum :)
Title: Re: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: Lavendarjosh on 26 April 2019, 14:27:02
Thanks for the welcomes!
I'm pretty much done with the MIs and other stuff, now I just need to make a run through act 4 and 5 for testing.
Title: Re: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: Lavendarjosh on 16 May 2019, 11:47:40
I'm finally done with testing all the changes I made to the mod, so the new version has been released and the OP updated.
And if you have any (constructive) criticisms, feel free to voice them, I'm always looking for feedback to my work.

I'll try to bring this mod to the Steam Workshop and release a database replacer version later this week, so stay tuned.
Title: Re: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: Orphion on 01 June 2019, 01:33:23
Great Mod, but the 1.21 version with Double Monsters have a bug that contra show ALL the damage and heal qnd miss/hit effect. Only show crit damage. When the mod os active.
Title: Re: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: Lavendarjosh on 01 June 2019, 12:06:25
Great Mod, but the 1.21 version with Double Monsters have a bug that contra show ALL the damage and heal qnd miss/hit effect. Only show crit damage. When the mod os active.
I tested it and see what you mean. I thought the problem was the new v2.6, but updating with the new file didn't change a thing.
The only thing I can think of that causes this is the game purposefully preventing to show all floating infos if there are too many monsters generated for whatever reason. I don't know if there are any other mods that manage to make it work, Xmax seems to have the same problem.

Edit:
Seems that hadn't been the reason either, any changes to the gameengine.dbr produce the same results.
Title: Re: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: wolpak on 03 June 2019, 14:46:52
I mentioned this on the steam boards, but what is crazy is I downloaded the XMAX Atlantis mod, saw there were more monsters and the floaties worked, copied the gameengine file over and that one works.  I have no idea how, I looked through all the settings. 
Title: Re: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: Lavendarjosh on 03 June 2019, 23:53:23
I mentioned this on the steam boards, but what is crazy is I downloaded the XMAX Atlantis mod, saw there were more monsters and the floaties worked, copied the gameengine file over and that one works.  I have no idea how, I looked through all the settings.
Now that's weird. I've done so little as to change the enchanterRecoveryFactor and that was enough to break it.
Title: Re: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: Lavendarjosh on 11 June 2019, 21:50:01
Version 1.22 of this mod is now live, changes include more gold from Tartarus chests and boss orb, as well as better loot from the gambler.
Title: Re: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: NotogamerGT on 11 July 2019, 22:17:13
Hello, I am new and in advance I apologize if I am reliving a dead topic, it is the first time I comment.

My compliments and thanks, for having created these Mods, I am really impressed by the skill that some have and also make it available to the people, THANK YOU Lavendarjosh You are great.

Having said that, I have 2 constrective critiques for your Mods,

for the first (Lootplus v1.22 Database Replacer(for v2.7a)) I followed the installation instructions that you left in the text file, and it did not work, when I try to start a game, either in normal or custom game, the game hangs up and closes.

for the second (Lootplus v1.22 non-Workshop Version) I installed it in the "traditional" mode, copying if contained in custommaps, and it worked almost perfect, the increase of monstrus went well, the loot increase went well, the bosses also increased in number, until now everything is perfect, but some monsters have error , they stay suspended without moving and they are immortal, it is not much problem if they are just monsters of the mound, but the thing got bad, so I kept hanging 2 of the gorgon queens, to not be able to kill them I could not advance from that part with the mod active, I thank you for your incredible work, I would not be able to do so much, .. I have zero computer skills, but I leave you these critics so you keep improving, the sky is the limit
Title: Re: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: Lavendarjosh on 12 July 2019, 15:18:51
@NotogamerGT
Don't worry the topic isn't dead  :D
To address your problems it would be valuable to know which version you're playing on (Steam/GoG) and which game version you are using. The most recent one should be 2.7b.
Regarding monster spawn problems, I added the "quick and dirty" double monsters version by request, but it's not as sophisticated as Xmax. There's an (unofficial) merge of LootPlus and Xmax on the Steam Workshop called "Loot Plus XMAX FTW", maybe that one would work better. If you don't have the game on Steam, you can try contacting the creator if he's willing to release it as a non-Steam version.
Title: Re: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: efko on 13 July 2019, 01:17:30
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Title: Re: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: icefreeze on 17 July 2019, 21:42:05
@Lavendarjosh Thanks you for create this awesome mod!
Can you make other lootplus custom map combine with 6players mod or Massbosses mod? Because there is some items only drop from Heroes monsters, and xmax doesn't increase chance to spawn Heroes much.
Title: Re: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: Lavendarjosh on 19 July 2019, 11:02:25
Can you make other lootplus custom map combine with 6players mod or Massbosses mod? Because there is some items only drop from Heroes monsters, and xmax doesn't increase chance to spawn Heroes much.
I usually don't do merges with other people's mods, but raising hero frequency should be really easy to do yourself. I've written a guide to mod merging some time ago that explains how to set this up here: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1746931699
I think that all you'd have to do to add more heroes to this mod is import the gameengine.dbr (records/xpack/game) and under "Proxy Info" edit the ChampionMin and Championmax Modifiers, to 500.000000 for example.
Title: Re: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: icefreeze on 20 July 2019, 12:44:29
Thanks!
I will try it sometime  ;D!
Title: Re: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: Sir_Mac on 23 July 2019, 08:52:29
For the author of the mod -  Lavendarjosh:

Could you, please, merge your Loot Plus mod (the NON-workshop version) with the XmaX mod? Particularly, I am referring to x10 (xmax) one.

Your loot mod is awesome, but I miss the dozens of enemies, added by XmaX mod, especially the x10 regular mobs and x3 bosses, in the zip pack, it is the xmax folder.

I feel xmax (x10) and your loot mod would be great NEW balance to the game.

I am not that skilled in re-compiling the game files to create it by myself. (Although I feel competent enough to correct the czech localization of the game ... :-) )
Title: Re: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: Lavendarjosh on 24 July 2019, 08:11:05
@Sir_Mac
I don't do merges with other people's mods myself without asking for permission, and I have no idea who even to contact for XmaX.
Maybe I'm a bit old-fashioned in that regard, but I've seen enough drama in modding communities over the time. There are several mods on Steam merging LootPlus with Xmax, I'd suggest contacting one of the authors and ask them to release a non-workshop version.
Title: Re: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: Sir_Mac on 24 July 2019, 08:50:09
@Lavendarjosh

I have seen those "combined mods", but they are always "contamined" by something else, something third or fourth, than xmax and lootplus. That is why I asked you, as the author.

Imagine into my situation: The game itself is very greedy to provide epic, legendary and set items. There is no guarantee to get epic or legendary items, even on XmaX (x10), it is regular situation, that I kill trio of the telkines and I get NO epic item from their orbs. The probability is not by my side. Your mod changes the situation, and if combined with XmaX (x10), I can make one run (3 x 3 Telkines, 3x Hades, 3x Typhons and 3x Charon) and my grail would be much more complete.
I don't want to activate any mod, which would give me all the epics and legendary items by picking them up from custom map from the boxes...
But I accept your stand, I will do it differently. I will always properly end with my characters the game on the difficulty (normal / epic, maybe legendary), and then, I will go the bosses for the loot. It will take 3 times more time, but I will have to live with that.

Thank you once again,
Sir_Mac
Title: Re: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: Lavendarjosh on 24 July 2019, 12:29:33
@Sir_Mac
Another thing you could do is use the database replacer of LootPlus and load Xmax as a bounce mod, so you can use both that way.
Title: Re: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: Diego982 on 25 July 2019, 16:14:33
Lavendarjosh, I just want to thank you for this mod. It's very fun to play with. I want to know when you will release the database replacer for the newest TQAE update 2.8

Thank you very much and continue with your work, it's much appreciated.
Title: Re: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: Lavendarjosh on 25 July 2019, 16:23:58
Lavendarjosh, I just want to thank you for this mod. It's very fun to play with. I want to know when you will release the database replacer for the newest TQAE update 2.8

Thank you very much and continue with your work, it's much appreciated.
We finally got a detailed changelog again in 2.8 and it looks like I'll have to make some adjustments to the mod files to incorporate some changes made, so it'll take a while. And right now, it's just too friggin' hot here (39C) to do any serious modding work at all. Lastly, from what I've read in the comments I expect a hotfix to be released in the next few days, so I probably won't make a database replacer before that's out.

But I'll work on it as soon as possible/reasonable.
Title: Re: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: Diego982 on 25 July 2019, 16:34:00
Ok. Thanks for your answer, Lavendarjosh. Take your time for the release. Believe me, I know, living here in Brazil how much the Summer can be awful.

Thank you and, once more, your work is very appreciated. :)
Title: Re: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: Lavendarjosh on 29 July 2019, 11:31:07
I'm done with the database replacer and updated the pastebin link in the OP to the new version. The regular bounce version will take a little longer, eta is sometime today  ;D

Edit:
Done.
Title: Re: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: Diego982 on 29 July 2019, 14:50:42
Thanks Lavendarjosh for the Database Replacer 1.23. Very much appreciated

 :)) :)) :))
Title: Re: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: Sir_Mac on 10 August 2019, 10:33:51
@Lavendarjosh

The friend of mine, who is relatively skilled programmer, merged your Loot Plus mod with xmax (x10) and I have to admit, this combined mod gives the game absolutely new feeling and new balance. A lot of mobs and a lot of reward.
Title: Re: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: Cygi on 10 August 2019, 14:04:21
The friend of mine, who is relatively skilled programmer, merged your Loot Plus mod with xmax (x10) and I have to admit, this combined mod gives the game absolutely new feeling and new balance. A lot of mobs and a lot of reward.

Tell him to put this mod in workshop.
Title: Re: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: Jampula on 13 August 2019, 12:54:20
@Lavendarjosh

I had to register just to thank you for awesome work! :)
I was playing Grim Dawn, it reminded me of Titan Quest and I noticed that it has a new expansion, then I remembered what a pain it's to farm stuff on that game especially for a casual player like me. Your mod changes everything, not too much loot, but no crazy time consuming grinding either, perfect balance at least so far. It really encourages you to just start a char untwinked and not to go for those meta builds but to try something unorthodox.

I also like the 2x thing, it's enough to bring challenge, 10x and 3x bosses is just too much unless you play before mentioned metas or twink/cheat your ass off.
Title: Re: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: Lavendarjosh on 13 August 2019, 16:15:29
@Jampula

Hey, thanks for the kind comment!
It makes me genuinely happy to see people all around the world enjoying my work. I was kinda in the same boat that I enjoyed playing self-found more, but it was often tedious and unrewarding.
Title: Re: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: Diego982 on 13 August 2019, 23:29:27
Lavendarjosh, your mods More Loot, Better Stuff and Skill Reworks, are great additions to the Titan Quest world. It brings a joy when you open a new chest, or kill an enemy.

Can't thank you enough. Hope you keep improving it and updating after the new updates - they will probably  come.

Best of luck to you.
Title: Re: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: Lavendarjosh on 14 August 2019, 01:20:03
Hope you keep [...] updating after the new updates - they will probably  come.

Thanks, and don't worry, I will.
To the best of my abilities, I still haven't fixed the Pet Attack Skill issue in LootPlus  >:(
Title: Re: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: Xerxes on 28 September 2019, 16:46:09
Thank you very much for this mod. I just installed it and played through Atlantis the second time and it was a completely different feeling. It felt like someone finally fixed the game. :D
I love it that heroes can now drop stuff and boss chests/orbs finally contain something better than just yellow garbage.

Now if THQ managed to fix the restless dropped items bug we could finally see all items that drop...
Title: Re: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: Magilla on 25 November 2019, 11:45:17
Hello. Noob question here: Can I install Database replacer version of the mod to non-STEAM (GOG) version of Titan Quest? Or is this strictly a Steam related option? thx
Title: Re: [MOD] LootPlus - More Loot, Better Stuff
Post by: Lavendarjosh on 29 November 2019, 00:29:24
Hello. Noob question here: Can I install Database replacer version of the mod to non-STEAM (GOG) version of Titan Quest? Or is this strictly a Steam related option? thx
Sorry for the late reply (internet problems). But yes, you can use it in the GOG version and I actually do so myself.
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