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Gaming / Awesome Amazon models in Total War: Troy
« on: 06 January 2021, 12:37:45 »

Modifications / A curious fact about game text files
« on: 31 October 2020, 04:13:25 »
For those who are making translations or text repacks for hard mods, there is a trick that can be useful to you:
The game text files with all the tags consist of almost 50 pieces (e.g. commonequipment.txt, dialog.txt, monsters.txt and so on) BUT all these files have a root file and that root is Dialog.txt. That means if you recompile all text files into 1 big text file and you name it dialog.txt, all tags will still display if you've kept the encoding intact.
As proof I give a link to the full Bulgarian translation recompiled in just Dialog.txt:
To test, make a Text_EN folder in your Database folder and put this file in.
Moreover, if the tags in dialog.txt are duplicates with tags from other text file, they will always overwrite them, even for Xpack2 and 3.

Other Modifications / [MOD] Multi-Class Mastery Mod
« on: 27 October 2020, 03:47:44 »
This small mod allows you to learn any skill from any Mastery without cheating. Requires Ragnarok and Atlantis!

- Place folder "Multimaster" in "My Documents/My Games/Titan Quest - Immortal Throne/CustomMaps" as you do with any non-Steam mod.
- Launch the game and load the mod from Custom Quest menu.
- This method works for Steam as well.

Features and Info
- After you enter the mod and reach level 2, in the Mastery selection screen choose Rune Mastery.
- Put 2 points in the Mastery bar, which will unlock the skill "Multi-Master Level 1". This skill is required to unlock any tier 1 skill from any Mastery.
- At lvl 3 you will unlock your second Mastery. Put point(s) to a chosen tier 1 skill from a Mastery and press the "Undo Mastery Selection" button. This will return you back to the Mastery selection screen, but your new skill will be ready to use!
- To unlock all Multi-Master tiers and ultimately all skills, keep pumping the bar in Rune mastery untill it reaches lvl 80 (its level and stat bonuses are the average of two mastery bars)
- Enjoy your new build combos!

Note: the price of removing points at a Mystic NPC is fixed at 1000 gold.

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Art Manager / [Tutorial] In-Game Guide to Skill Templates
« on: 22 October 2020, 21:25:30 »
For those who have problems figuring out what which templates to use for their skills, here are some directions. I'll try to keep things as simple as i can. There are only few template descriptions for the moment, but the tutorial will be expanded in future. Here we go:



Casts a debuff on a single target (always ignores radius of the linked skill). It can be linked to one of the following templates:
> SkillBuff_Contageous.tpl (e.g. Plague)
> SkillBuff_Debuf.tpl (e.g. Study Prey)
> SkillBuff_DebufFreeze.tpl (e.g. Freezing Blast)
> SkillBuff_DebufTrap.tpl (e.g. Ensnare)

Casts a debuff over a chosen area, affecting multiple targets in radius. It can be linked to one of the following templates:
> SkillBuff_Contageous.tpl (e.g. Plague)
> SkillBuff_Debuf.tpl (e.g. Study Prey)
> SkillBuff_DebufFreeze.tpl (e.g. Freezing Blast)
> SkillBuff_DebufTrap.tpl (e.g. Ensnare)

Similar to Skill_AttackBuff.tpl, but the spell is cast by one or more projectiles (so it can miss the target). Can be linked to one of the following templates:
> SkillBuff_Contageous.tpl (e.g. Plague)
> SkillBuff_Debuf.tpl (e.g. Study Prey)
> SkillBuff_DebufFreeze.tpl (e.g. Freezing Blast)
> SkillBuff_DebufTrap.tpl (e.g. Ensnare)


> SkillBuff_BuffImmobilize.tpl (e.g. Stone Form)
> SkillBuff_Passive.tpl (e.g. Call of the Hunt, Dark Covenant, Rally)

This type of skill can be linked to both buffs and debuffs, affecting the area around the caster (moving with him). It can be used with the following templates:
> SkillBuff_Debuf.tpl (e.g. Study Prey)
> SkillBuff_DebufFreeze.tpl (e.g. Freezing Blast)
> SkillBuff_DebufTrap.tpl (e.g. Ensnare)
> SkillBuff_Passive.tpl (e.g. Call of the Hunt, Dark Covenant, Heat Shield, Herbal Remedy, Rally,)
> SkillBuff_PassiveDebuff.tpl (e.g. Triumph)


Summon one or several pets using projectile(s) (e.g. Sylvan Nymph summon projectile).Can be made to deal damage or cause status effects like Stun.

Currently not used by any skill in the game, but its pretty cool. In difference to other pet summoning skills it can be made a modifier to one of the following base skill templates:
> Skill_AttackRadius.tpl
> Skill_BuffRadius.tpl
This means you can add Ancestral Warriors directly to the base War Horn skill as a modifier, using SkillSecondary_PetSpawn.tpl. Or you can add wolves as secondary summons to Call of The Hunt... it opens some possibilities.


(e.g. Volcanic Orb, Thunderball) - Launches one or several damaging projectiles, which can have explosion radius or chance to pass through enemies. How the projectiles will behave depends on the projectile template linked to it.

(e.g. Eruption, Squall, Vision of Death)

(e.g. Throwing Knife, Ice Shard)

(e.g. Flame Surge) - Fires a number of projectiles in an arc in front of the caster.

(e. g. Liche King's Arcane Blast) - Fires a number of projectiles in circle around the caster, or if you decrease the rotation angle, in front of him (similar to AttackProjectileFan). Rotation angle of 0 can make a focused "stream" of projectiles if their number is set to more than one.

(e.g. War Horn)

(e.g. Lightning Bolt)

(e.g. Enslave Spirit)





Found only in a single monster skill (records/skills/monsterskills/attack_melee/bogdweller_bite.dbr). I'm not sure what is the difference from normal attack.

I couldnt make this template to work or find any other file that links to it.

Other Modifications / [MOD] Egyptian Chariot (Alpha)
« on: 28 February 2020, 13:59:49 »

After a long delay, i managed to bring the Charioteer mod to a relatively playable state. Features and info:
- Play as an Egyptian royalty, riding a chariot with two horses
- The Character can use only ranged weapons - bow, thrown, dual thrown, staff. Melee weapons will not work!
- No matter what dye you use, the character will stay the same look
- Helmets are made always invisible
- The mod is more for testing and fun than for actual playing, as the chariot is sometimes difficult to control.

Known Issues:
- Weapon Attack Speeds are displaying incorectly (much higher)
- The mod can conflict with existing characters. It's recommended to start with a new one.

Link to the alpha version:!cTw3FKwR!8yKY_b4--fS2KhnYOKJkGSDY4lrjmcOLK9DU6IjjI20

Texture & Skin Modding / (Tutorial) Making Animated Textures
« on: 05 February 2020, 01:28:18 »
Credit for this tutorial goes to Skylla from Grim Dawn forums:

The method explained here uses TextureCompiler found in your main game folder via Windows Command Line. Using it you will be able to combine multiple TGA textures into a single animated TEX file.  Here is an example of animated texture:

Part I - Initial Setup

Before you start making the textures you want to combine, there are few preparations that need to be done. Here are the steps for setting up:

1.   In Windows, go to Search Panel and in the empty field type: cmd

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Right Click on command prompt and pin it to your taskbar for faster access later.

2.   Run it. You will see something like this:

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In this case, my current location is C:\Users\User. Yours will probably be different.

3.   Now open Windows Explorer and go to that directory (whatever it is), and inside it create a new folder. Let’s name it “TQ” (this will be your working folder for animated textures).

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4.   Next, go to your main Titan Quest installation folder. Copy the following files:

Then paste them in the “TQ” folder you crated:

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5. You are set to go.

Part II – Making the textures

As in all animations, animated textures consist of separate parts or frames. For the above example with the rainbow glowing armbands I used 18 parts total. Here is how they look before combining:

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The trick in most cases is to make the texture to “loop” - starting and ending with the same shape (or color in this case), while gradually changing in between, before it completes the animation circle. Example of looping animated sequence with changing shape:

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You get the idea.

Part III – Combining the Textures into TEX

After you’re done with the different parts of the texture sequence, place them all inside the “TQ” folder you created before. It should look like this:

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Its better if you use simple names or numbers (less writing after). I just named them from 1.tga to 18.tga
Now open the command prompt again, and in the empty field type: cd TQ

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Press Enter. This will redirect you to the TQ subfolder in your User directory, where TexCompiler and your textures are located (“cd” stands for “change directory”):

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You are ready to combine the TGAs.
A general example of a command is this:

“TextureCompiler filename1.tga filename2.tga filename3.tga -fps 15 -format dxt5 animatedtexture.tex”

“fps 15” stands for frames per second – of this number depends how fast your animated texture will change or loop. Higher number will make it fast, lower will slow it down.
“format dxt5” is the conversion method – I assume you can put dxt1 or dxt3 there at least.

In my case with 18 parts I used the following command:
TextureCompiler 1.tga 2.tga 3.tga 4.tga 5.tga 6.tga 7.tga 8.tga 9.tga 10.tga 11.tga 12.tga 13.tga 14.tga 15.tga 16.tga 17.tga 18.tga -fps 9 -format dxt5 rainbowarmbands.tex

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Press Enter. If you did everything right, the animated TEX file should appear in your working “TQ” folder with the other files.

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New Projects / TitanCraft Mod (WIP)
« on: 10 November 2019, 04:25:25 »
This is an old idea of mine - to turn Titan Quest into a crafting/survival RPG. Te mod is in a very early stage, there are lots of things planned... In any case, its better to show you than explain ;)

Bulgaria / Сказание за Троесвет
« on: 10 October 2019, 11:43:29 »
За феновете на фентъзи жанра, тук искам да споделя един мой опит за легенди, базирани на нашия си български, балкански и славянски фолклор. Писах ги преди години, просто за кеф, и макар да не съм писател, все пак си ги харесвам :). Надявам се да ви харесат и на вас.

Вдъхновявал съм се най-вече от Толкиновия "Силмарилион", както и от български и славянски и легенди за митологични същества - змейове, самодиви, великани и пр. Без повече приказки, нека ви представя легендите от света на Троесвет...

(Из Преданията на Валхун Мъдреца)

Тук е разказана историята на  Трите Земи, каквато е останала до днес в писанията на влъхви, сказатели и пророци. Помнете, люде, това сказание за богове и смъртни, за мрак и светлина, за радост и скръб. Предайте го и на своите потомци – та да знаят откъде са дошли – и  нека не потъват в забрава делата велики на предците ни.


Казано е, че преди раждането на Твореца да даде Начало на Епохите, нямало ни земя,  ни море, ни небе. Не било  ни  жарко, ни хладно; нямало добро и зло. Нощ безгранична се простирала из всемира - предвечна и несътворена; спяща, чакаща своето пробуждане; пуста, и  все пак Майка на всичко. А дълбоко в  диплите  на  Нощта  туптяло онова, що е нейно сърце – огненото Яйце на Сътворението.
Никой не знае колко дълго продължил сънят на Великата Нощ. И боговете не знаят – дори техните могъщи умове не могат да надзърнат в онази епоха на безвремието. Но когато най-сетне дошъл мигът на Пробудата, потръпнало Вселенското Яйце. Набъбнала  черупката  му  и се пропукала, а отвътре бликнала Светлина. Накрая Яйцето  се разчупило и се пръснало на безброй отломки.
С разчупването на Вселенското Яйце, от белтъците му произлезли първичните стихии. Те се разлетели из дълбините на Великата Нощ; и Нощта вече не била пуста. А от самото Яйце излетял Онзи, когото наричат Род Вседържеца, още Вестител на Зората и Син на Началото – и Той имал облика на исполински Орел с величави криле. Тъй било дадено Началото на всичко, що е било, е, и ще бъде, чак до края на времето и Великия Завършек.

* * *

Полетял Род-Орелът из пределите на Нощта; ала докъдето и да скитал, край не достигал. Съзнал Той, че е единствен в безкрайността и вечността, и самота дълбока налегнала сърцето му. Провикнал се тогава Род към Великата Нощ:
- Безименна Майко, ти, която обгръщаш  всичко  в  непрогледни пелени, чуй плача ми! Пребродих те надлъж и нашир, ала не намерих друг освен себе си. Нима съм се пробудил в теб, за  да  остана  сам навеки, без да срещна сродна душа? Такава ли съдба си ми отредила?
И казват, че Великата Нощ чула неговото ридание. Едва били заглъхнали думите Родови, когато от дълбините проехтял крясък на друга птица. Сетне от тъмнината изплувала сребриста Сова – това била Мокоша Орисницата, Вестителка на Нощта и Богиня на Съдбата.
- Не ще си сам, Сине на Началото! - изкряскала Совата. - Съдба повика ти и сама Съдбата ще бъде твоя спътница в Епохите, които има да дойдат!
Възрадвал се Род на нечаканата среща; и полетели заедно двете първи божества. Те станали неразделни, а не след дълго се свързали и в свещен съюз. От всички богове единствена Мокоша е равна на Род, защото е творение на самата Велика Нощ. Само тя знае що става в сърцето Родово и може да надзърне в дълбините на неговия промисъл. Казват, че никой освен самия Вседържец не може да промени каквото тя е предначертала.

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След като двамата Вестители се венчали, Род решил да съгради свят, който да бъде техен дом. А суров и неоформен  бил  всемирът  – частици от началните стихии се носели безцелно из пределите му.
Огнени пламъци плували из безкрая и късове земя, вълма от вихър и мъглявини от водни пари. Само петата стихия - ефирът, била
Взел тогава Род поравно от всичките пет стихии и ги смесил в Кълбо, зареяно в безкрая. По волята му, различните стихии в Кълбото
започнали да се разделят, докато се подредили в пет Пояса, всеки във вътрешността на предишния. В сърцето на Кълбото бил Поясът на огнената стихия, във вид на топка от течен пламък; обгръщали го Пояси от земна твърд и водна шир, следвал въздушен океан, а най- отгоре бил Поясът на чистия ефир.
Така било създадено Кълбото на Мирозданието с неговите Пет Пояса, които свещените книги наричат още Петте Селения; всеки отделен Пояс щял да получи и много други имена. Именно от техните стихии черпят мощта си днешните вълшебници и алхимици;  те  са първоизвор на живота, люлка на боговете и основа на познатия ни свят.
Макар светът да бил вече сътворен, не бил привършил своя труд Вседържецът. Със свещената си мощ, Той притеглил огъня от най- долния Пояс на петте стихии. Избликнал нагоре огънят и надигнал
следващия Пояс – земната твърд. Тъй смесени, огън и земя израснали като необятен остров насред водите; горещ бил островът, та облаци изпарения се възнесли в небесата. По волята на Род, сред острова се издигнал белоснежен камък – това бил Алтир, Камъкът на Душите, с който е обвързана съдбата на целия свят. Оградил  Род  Камъка  с обръча на Непристъпните Планини, а сетне кацнал на него, за да си почине.

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Заселили се двамата Богове-Вестители в новия свят; и ето че Мокоша дарила Род със синове. Те били двамина Богове-Соколи, първородни чеда на Вседържеца.
Първият Сокол бил цял окъпан в светлина. Това бил онзи, когото жреците наричат Световит, още Повелител на Светлината и Застъпник на Правдата.
Вторият Сокол бил целият изтъкан от тъмнина. Него смъртните наричат Чернобог, а още Господар на Мрака и Творец на Злото.
С появата на Световит и Чернобог се появило и раздвоение във Всемирния ред – вече нищо не можело да съществува без своята
противоположност. Защото как можем да разпознаем бялото, ако го няма черното?
Винаги е била непримирима враждата между Светлина и Мрак. Още щом се съзрели, Белият и Черният Сокол надали яростни писъци и се нахвърлили един срещу друг. С тътен страшен се сблъскали двамата, що разтърсил Мирозданието и пробудил яростта на стихиите.
Забушувал огненият Пояс, разтресъл се земният, развълнувало се вечното море. Дълго се борили Братята и изглеждало, че ту единият,  ту другият ще надвие; ала както денят надделява над нощта само за кратко, а после сменят местата си, тъй и никой от тях не успявал да вземе надмощие.
Прогърмял тогава гласът на Род:
– Спрете! Никой от двама ви не е  по-могъщ  или  по-достоен  в  очите ми! Всеки от вас носи половината ми сила; но поискам ли, мога да я отнема! Вместо да  мерите мощта  си  в  битка, използвайте я с  разум!  – а сетне продължил: – Чуйте сега моята воля! Островът, върху който проляхте кръвта си, ще бъде граница на  вашите  владения.  Никой  от вас не ще го притежава! Наместо това, нека под него и над него всеки съгради своя собствена земя, където да царува!

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Усмирили се Световит и Чернобог, макар да не стихнала ненавистта помежду им; и всеки от двамата се захванал да извае своя свят. В Пояса на ефира Световит изградил Горната земя, наречена още Прав или Небесно царство. Само най-чистите духове отиват в онези блажени земи, където живеят сред самите Богове. Казват, че там всичко е изтъкано от сънища и блян; нищо не тлее и не увяхва, няма болка, ни старост, ни болест; а растенията са отрупани с плод, предостатъчен да нахрани всички, и още да остане.
Островът още не бил изстинал, когато Чернобог издълбал в недрата му необятна пещера. На дъното й устроил Долната земя, наричана още
Нав или Подземно царство. Тя била неприветлива и мрачна, а в днешни времена е земя на мъката и страданието. В нея отиват душите на онези смъртни, които приживе са загърбили правдата – докато се пречистят и въплътят отново по Закона на Кръговрата.
Самият свят-остров, на който живеем ние сега, бил наречен Яв, що
значи "зрим", а отпосле получил името Смъртни земи. Именно на този Среден свят било отредено да се превърне в поле  за  нестихващата битка между Светлина и Мрак, която продължава и до днес  –  а навярно ще трае чак до свършека на времето.
Докато Братята още съграждали своите светове, Род отишъл до камъка Алтир; и в подножието му посадил малка дъбова фиданка. Това била фиданката на Всемирното Дърво, което щяло да бъде крепител на света. Расло дръвцето не за дни, а за часове – на всеки час то утроявало размера си. Докато накрая се превърнало в исполински Дъб – тъй голям, че клоните му достигали Небесното царство, а корените се спускали до Долна Земя. Род нарекъл дъба Първораст, защото бил посаден пръв – той е безсмъртен като самите богове.
Когато всичко било готово, Род дал име на Кълбото с неговите Три Земи – Троесвет. Така го знаем до днес; и велико е това творение на Бога-Праотец.

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Скоро след като Троесвет бил  поделен  между  двамата му  синове,  Род се сдобил и с две дъщери. Те били близначките Дива и Мора – повелителки на духовете в Зримия и Незримия свят. Още с раждането им, в подножието на Всемирния Дъб бликнали два извора - единият с жива, а другият с мъртва вода.
Дива, Покровителката на Живота, била прекрасна и нежна като ранна пролет, със зелени коси, цялата окъпана в златно сияние; и където минела, след нея избуявали уханни треви. Още щом я зърнал, възлюбил я Световит; захласнал се той по нея, та не можел да откъсне очи.
Мора, Властителката на Смъртта, била колкото красива, толкова и зловеща – с бледа снага и коси от непрогледна тъма; а минела ли по стъпките на сестра си Дива, под нозете й всичко вехнело и гинело.
Съгледал я Чернобог и закопнял по мрачната й хубост; че му била тъй сродна по природа.
И рекъл Род на синовете си:
– Нека сега всеки от вас  вземе за своя спътница онази, която е близка  на сърцето му.
Световит взел за невеста Дива; помежду им се зародила любов дълбока и чиста. Тяхно обиталище станало Небесното царство; ала в бъдни времена Покровителката често се спускала в Средния свят, където била по-близко до смъртните създания. Че милее тя за живите твари повече от всяко друго божество.
Чернобог се венчал за Мора; те съградили своите чертози в мрачните дълбини на Долна Земя. Най-вярна помощница в злините станала Мора на своя съпруг; а между тях имало както страст, така и непрестанни раздори.
Тъй били сключени двата съюза между Божествата-Сили, на които само Великият Дъб станал свидетел; и от тях произлязло ново поколение богове.

Modifications / How to import lights in MeshView/Viewer?
« on: 24 July 2019, 19:22:03 »
I see in both programs there is an option to import custom light settings. Does anyone knows how to save or export lights from the game? Or are they located somewhere? I'd love to import Helos light, instead of relaunching the game 100 times...

Installation and Tools / GAMING TOOLS A-Z
« on: 20 April 2019, 05:43:23 »
List of tools for players (some are usable ingame, others outside of it):


Camera Mod Collection (Full)
Download Link(s):!FTphWC4T!TMeNNoq4N-w5P5MyBI_x56VQ0XSvg_dBvaI4XJcWrVk

Clear All Fog (TQIT)
Creator(s): p0a
Description: With this mod, you can reveal all dark corners on the map that you have not explored yet. For it to work, you must have visited the area first.
Download Link(s):!1GoFVASa!Wq2bliPCZz1mPCLhs94wllWRdRj629I2bnnK5NKGTWg

FastSkill & QuickFire (TQAE)
Download Link(s):!1G4HnKxI!GMAkgPeSbqrGgzXcmCq0CdoUE6QOTxcD2FPtwop0UAE

Grim Dawn Defiler 2.3.3
Creator(s): SoulSeekkor
Description: Allows editing of Grim Dawn characters. Partially supports AE/Ragnarok.
Download Link(s):!ZH4hhawK!gUEAyT-ASC9kLxZTn7i2BpY4rM8uILIdSMPcb77dhdk

Soulvizier Skill Calculator
Creator(s): ?
Description: Offline mastery calculator for Soulvizier mod. (Outdated)
Download Link(s):!9HojAIrR!6Z_Q19GlhHxMFnnXGVSbJkS57VoFJ2WbqQEtSqM2Wl8

TQ Blacksmith 0.1.3
Download Link(s):!QTxhnA4A!RViobYHyxixPzaj0gApwC5WB83xa3DSayWhxp4vQgJA

TQ Cheat Engine Tables
Download Link(s):!gXwz0YpB!ss3jlMM86PUcZ9TgxjVOGZ9XmirfiPMpxwZkl92zN04

TQ Equipment Database 2.0
Creator(s): ?
Description: Offline database of TQIT items + 3 mastery calculators.
Download Link(s):!xL5zlAjY!ogKue_g8WBdwCwbdXsXEomTP_4_VWe62smy7iG9YNY8

TQ Respec
Download Link(s):!la43yAQa!ri_NGtJ2yG9BJOLwCtgUxpE2_HcKHgjm2e8xYq5060g

TQ Collector 1.1.3
Download Link(s):!RChREK6Z!mtrJNLPoYvkkEVu4emm7P4tnBxunYdidkTHe-bzhuYU

TQIT Fanpatch 1.17a + Patchfix 1.17c (TQIT)
Creator(s): ?, Malgardian (Spectre)
Description: Community fix of some issues for vanilla Immortal Throne. Do NOT use for AE!
Download Link(s):!ICgBEQra!pVu0UeaXyf_9EOKJwNhQTBcL-ZGGvQSZ4OZ5lHr2q-Q

TQ Defiler 1.3.9
Creator(s): SoulSeekkor
Description: Allows editing of Titan Quest characters for Immortal Throne and partially for AE.
Download Link(s):!tToH2AgK!9T6HtIRoesZ1WYD27Z4IMTKE-lYlwiVxZSiqG96WEAY

TQ Vault AE 2.6.0
Description: Offline storage for Titan Quest items. Supports custom game characters as well as AE/Ragnarok.
Download Link(s):!8HhDCSqJ!wbtxF7bqQYgm8_jKBUfWJ6HiPeSbLc3P5tOr7HO5Sng

TQ Vault XL
Creator(s): HandballFreak
Description: Offline storage for Titan Quest items. Supports custom game characters as well as AE/Ragnarok. Slightly different from TQ Vault 2.6.0
Download Link(s):!ZfxTnQhD!Y-SAv4xxhDAOTyy6fyZe1oB3fZtRFFVd4z0jg4GzGvQ


Other Modifications / MODDING TUTORIALS A-Z (PDF)
« on: 20 April 2019, 05:29:37 »

Here are some tutorials, old and new, to help those who want to try modding. All are converted to PDF.

Download Folder:!JbpDHI4I!5eH2N0-Y1uuRPGsLTprjKg

Also, a link to the Modding Guides section in the main TQ Fandom Wiki:


(Official) TQ Modder's Guide
51 Things to Know in Modding by HandballFreak.pdf
Add a Custom Monster by WNG.pdf
Add a New Weapon by WNG.pdf
Add New Affixes by WNG.pdf
Adding a Miniboss to Unique Proxy by Bumbleguppy.pdf
Adding Effects to Animations by Bumbleguppy.pdf
Adding Flavor Text.pdf
Advanced Grid Design.pdf
Atlantis - Using the Game's Existing Map in Your Mod by Bumbleguppy.pdf
Beginner's Guide to PSEditor by Asylum101.pdf
Building Changes into the Main Database by Poinas.pdf
Changing the Game Fonts by Heron.pdf
Connecting Grids.pdf
Create a Custom Item and Get it Ingame by Asylum101.pdf
Doors with Keys.pdf
Editing the Records by Sonny.pdf
Editor Monster Level Matrix.pdf
Extract Wireframes from Existing Models by daloonie.pdf
Getting Started on Your Own Map by BlackHitman84.pdf
Getting Started with the Editor Part I by WNG.pdf
Getting Started with the Editor Part II by WNG.pdf
How to Create a Custom Mastery by Poinas.pdf
How to Make Your Own Mastery by HeavyMetalFreak.pdf
How to Setup ArtManager by Asylum101.pdf
Ingame Music.pdf
Making a Difficulty Mod by Munderbunny.pdf
Merging a Mod with Your Base Game by Undefind.pdf
Misc Tools Guide by Endymion.pdf
Modding the Titan Quest UI by Kirii.pdf
Play as Monster Mods by Poinas.pdf
PS Editor by WNG.pdf
Quest Modding from A to Z by Tarim.pdf
Talking NPCs.pdf
Teleporter Shrines and Zones.pdf
TQ Mechanics.pdf
Trapped Chests.pdf
Tutorial Collection by Talon.pdf

Around the world / For the Ancient Greece geeks...
« on: 10 April 2019, 00:50:52 »
I found this some time ago on the net. It's a big list of military terms and words from the time of Alexander the Great. If you are interested in ancient history, you may want to check it.

Glossary of Ancient Greek Military Terms

This glossary offers an explanation of Greek (GR) and a few Persian (PE) terms and expressions associated with ancient Greek warfare. All Greek words have been transcribed in the Latin alphabet. Distinct meanings of the same word are indicated by numbers between brackets. Please note that some of the Persian terminology is derived from educated guesswork rather than hard evidence.

Part I: A - L


Agema (GR): ‘leading part’; elite unit.
Agema toon hypaspistoon (GR): 'leading part of the shieldbearers'; elite unit of Macedonian royal foot guard.
Agrianos (GR): elite light infantryman.
Agooge (GR): Spartan upbringing.
Aichme (GR): javelin.
Aichmophoros (GR): spearbearer.
Akinakes (GR): Persian shortsword or dagger.
Akontion (GR): missile; projectile.
Akontistes (GR): javelineer.
Akrobolos (GR): skirmisher.
Akropolis (GR): citadel; fortified part of a city.
Alala (GR): warcry.
Alalazoo (GR): to raise a battle cry.
Amphippos (GR): cavalryman with two mounts.
Amrtaka (PE): ‘Immortals’; Persian royal foot guards.
Anabasis (GR): march inland.
Anaklesis (GR): retreat; withdrawal.
Anakletikon (GR): signal to retreat.
Anastrophe (GR): (1) back-turn; (2) wheeling manoeuvre.
Anax (GR): king.
Andreia (GR): courage.
Antilabe (GR): grip of a shield.
Aporthetos (GR): unconquered; unplundered.
Arete (GR): virtue; valour; martial distinction.
Argyraspis (GR): ‘silvershield’; title of Macedonian infantry guard which is probably identical with the hypaspistai (GR).
Arithmos (GR): ‘number’; military unit.
Arstibara (PE): ‘spearbearers’; Persian guardsmen.
Asapatish (PE): cavalry commander.
Askooma (GR): leather sleeve surrounding lowest oar to prevent the ship from taking water.
Aspidiske (GR): small shield.
Aspis (GR): shield.
Aspis koile (GR): ‘hollow shield’; concave hoplite shield.
Asthetairos (GR): ‘city companion’; title borne by Macedonian infantryman, possibly an alternative name for the pezhetairoi (GR) from the northern districts of the kingdom.
Asthippos (GR): ‘city cavalryman’; title borne by some Macedonian mounted troops.
Athanatoi (GR): ‘immortals’; nickname of the infantry guard corps of the Persian king which was always kept at its establishment strength of 10.000 men by direct substitution of losses among its complement.
Auletes (GR): flute-player.
Auloi (GR): double reed-flutes.
Automolos (GR): deserter.
Axine (GR): battle-axe.

Baivarabam (PE): 'unit of ten thousand'; Persian military unit cf Greek term myrias.
Baivarapatish (PE): 'commander of ten thousand'; senior Persian officer.
Bandaka (PE): 'bondsmen' or 'retainers'.
Basileus (GR): king.
Basilike ile (GR): ‘royal wing’; Macedonian royal guard cavalry unit.
Basilikos (GR): royal.
Belos (GR): missile

Chalkaspis (GR): bronze shield.
Cheir (GR): arm protector.
Chiliarchia (GR): ‘unit of thousand’; military unit.
Chiliarches (GR): ‘commander of thousand’; officer.
Chiliostys (GR): ‘unit of thousand’; military unit.
Chitoon (GR): tunic.
Chlamys (GR): cloak.

Dathabam (PE):'unit of ten'; squad.
Dathapatish (PE): 'commander of ten'; squad leader.
Dekania (GR): ‘unit of ten’; file; squad.
Dekarchos (GR): ‘leader of ten’; junior officer; squad leader.
Dekas (GR): 'unit of ten'; squad.
Diastema (GR): interval.
Diekplous (GR): naval manoeuvre to break an enemy’s line.
Dilochia (GR): double-file.
Dilochites (GR): double-file leader; junior officer.
Dimoiria (GR): ‘two quarters’; half-file.
Dimoirites (GR): half-file leader; NCO.
Dipechiake (GR): space of 2 cubits separating two tholepins in a file of oarsmen, probably some 98cm.
Doration (GR): light spear.
Dory (GR): spear.
Dorydrepanon (GR): shafted sickle.
Doryphoros (GR): (1) spearman; (2) guard.
Doulos (GR): slave.
Drepanephoros (GR): scythed chariot.
Drepanon (GR): battle-scythe.
Dromos (GR): charge on the run.

Eirene (GR): peace.
Ekdromos (GR): 'out runner'; hoplite leaving the phalanx (GR) formation to chase light troops.
Ektatos (GR): ‘someone outside the battle formation’; supernumerary officer or NCO.
Ektaxis (GR): battle order.
Elephantos (GR): elephant.
Embolon (GR): (1) wedge formation; (2) ship’s beak or ram.
Encheiridion (GR): dagger.
Enoomotia (GR): ‘sworn band’; military unit.
Enoomotarches (GR): commander of an enoomotia (GR); junior officer.
Eparchos (GR): officer.
Epi dory klinai (GR): ‘face to the spear-side’; right-face.
Epibates (GR): marine.
Epikouros (GR): auxiliary.
Epilektos (GR): picked soldier.
Epimeletes (GR): officer.
Epistates (GR): rear-ranker.
Epitagma (GR): supporting force.
Es cheiras (GR): ‘at grips’; in close combat.
Euzonos (GR): light infantryman .
Exelasis (GR): cavalry charge.
Exeligmos (GR): counter-march.
Exeligmos Lakoonikos (GR): ‘Laconian counter-march’; manoeuvre in which the file-closer does an about-face on the spot and the file-leader leads his men past the file-closer.
Exeligmos Makedonikos (GR): ‘Macedonian counter-march’; manoeuvre in which the file-leader does an about-face on the spot and the rear-rankers counter-march to form up behind him.
Exeligmos Persikos (GR): ‘Persian counter-march’; manoeuvre in which the front-half and rear-half both counter-march to form up in a mirror-image of their original disposition and the battle-order remains in the same position.
Exoomis (GR): sleeveless tunic fastened at the shoulders.

Gastraphetes (GR): ‘belly bow’; heavy crossbow/light catapult.
Gerrhon (GR): wicker shield.
Gorytos (GR): (1) quiver; (2) combined bowcase and quiver.
Grosphomachos (GR): skirmisher equipped with javelins.
Grosphos (GR): javelin.
Gymnes (GR): light-armed skirmisher.

Halysidootos (GR): mail coat.
Hamippos (GR): infantry skirmisher fighting mixed with the cavalry.
Harmostes (GR): Spartan governor.
Harpage (GR): looting; plundering.
Hazarapatish (PE): ‘commander of a thousand’; Persian officer.
Helootes (GR): helot; serf from the subjugated population of the Spartan state.
Hemilochion (GR): half-file.
Hemilochites (GR): half-file-leader; NCO.
Hemithoorakion (GR): ‘half-armour’; body armour covering the breast only.
Hetarieia (GR): company; (1) aristocratic warrior band; (2) dining association.
Hetairos (GR): companion; (1) aristocratic warrior; (2) Macedonian heavy cavalryman.
Hegemoon (GR): commander.
Hekatontarchia (GR): ‘unit of hundred’; military unit; company.
Hekatontarches (GR): ‘commander of hundred’; officer.
Helepolis (GR): siege tower.
Hieros lochos (GR): ‘Sacred band’; Theban elite formation composed of 150 couples of male lovers.
Hippakontistes (GR): mounted javelinman.
Hipparchia (GR): cavalry regiment.
Hippeus (GR): ‘horseman’ or ‘knight’: (1) cavalryman; (2) elite infantryman; title of picked Spartan hoplite.
Hippike (GR): cavalry.
Hippikon (GR): cavalry.
Hippos (GR): horse.
Hippotoxotes (GR): horse archer.
Holosideros (GR): (1) heavily armoured soldier; (2) cataphract horseman.
Homoios (GR): ‘peer’; Spartan enjoying full citizenship.
Homozygos (GR): soldier from the same rank.
Hoplites (GR): heavy armed soldier; hoplite.
Hoplitikon (GR): heavy armed part of an army.
Hoplomachia (GR): weapons drill.
Hoplomachos (GR): weapons or drill instructor.
Hoplon (GR): weapon, both offensive and defensive; note this word is often used in modern literature as a technical term for the hoplite shield when in fact this was by no means the case in Antiquity.
Hyparchos (GR): officer.
Hypaspistes (GR): ‘shield-bearer’; (1) Macedonian infantry guard; (2) military servant.
Hypaspistes basilikos (GR): ‘royal shield-bearer’; elite soldier among the Macedonian infantry guard.
Hyperesia (GR): 'auxiliary group'; naval crew in addition to the rowers and captain such as marines and deck hands.
Hyperetes (GR): officer.
Hypomeioon (GR): 'inferior'; second grade citizen; Spartan lacking full rights as homoios but still subject to military service obligation.
Hypotaxis (GR): array behind main battle line.
Hypozygion (GR): pack animal.
Hyssos (GR): spear; javelin.

Ilarches (GR): ‘wing commander’; cavalry officer.
Ile (GR): ‘wing’; military unit.
Ile basilike (GR): 'royal squadron'; elite unit of Macedonian hetairoi (GR) cavalry, possibly of larger size than other ilai (GR).
Interscalmium (LA): space between two tholes in oared ship.

Kakos (GR): coward.
Kara (PE): host; army.
Karda (PE): warlike spirit.
Kardaka (PE): Kurdish soldier.
Kardax (GR): either 'warrior' or 'household soldier'; Persian mercenary soldier.
Katalogos (GR): mustering list.
Katapaltes (GR): ‘shield smasher’; artillery piece.
Katapeltaphetes (GR): (1) artilleryman; (2) artillery instructor.
Kataphraktes (GR): suit of armour.
Kataphraktos (GR): armoured soldier.
Kataskopos (GR): scout.
Katoikia (GR): military colony.
Katoikos (GR): fief holder; military settler; soldier granted land to support himself.
Kausia (GR): Macedonian hat.
Keleusthes (GR): naval officer responsible for setting and maintaining the rowing speed.
Keras (GR): wing.
Keryx (GR): herald.
Kestrosphendone (GR): special type of bolt used by slingers as a short range missile.
Klaros (GR): fief; tract of land.
Kleros (GR): fief; tract of land.
Klerouchos (GR): fief holder; military settler; soldier granted land for his upkeep.
Klisis (GR): right/left-face.
Knemis (GR): greave.
Koile phalanx (GR): concave battle-formation.
Koilembolos (GR): hollow wedge formation.
Koinon (GR): association; unit.
Kontophoros (GR): spearman.
Kontos (GR): spear; pike.
Kopis (GR): slashing sword; falchion.
Kopidion (GR): slashing knife.
Kranos (GR): helmet.
Krypteia (GR): ‘secret service’; Spartan death squad for keeping the helots in check.
Kryptes (GR): 'secret agent'; Spartan who roamed covertly through the territory to look for signs of possible helot rebelliousness.
Kybernetes (GR): helmsman.
Kyrte phalanx (GR): convex battle-order.

Lakedaimoon (GR): name of Spartan state.
Lambda (GR): Greek letter ‘L’ for Lakedaimoon painted on front of the Spartan shields.
Lineothoorax (GR): linen corselet.
Lithobolos (GR): ‘stonethrower’; torsion gun.
Lochagos (GR): (1) unit commander; (2) file leader.
Lochos (GR): (1) military unit; (2) file of men.
Logas (GR): picked soldier.
Lonche (GR): spear; javelin.
Lonchophoros (GR): spearman; javelineer.

Installation and Tools / Paint.Net - Selected Plugins
« on: 29 March 2019, 01:36:39 »
Hi, I want to share some plugins for Paint.Net that I find very useful when making textures. I know most people use Photoshop or Gimp, but BG uses it for sure... Anyway, here is the archive for anyone who needs:!IaAE0SoZ!HU6yHbFUY1oVNzzSPUucfUvEiVqabUOuMFkZEOSaPIs
I had hundreds of plugins in my last install, but most were useless and made the program to crash very often. So I removed the junk and left only the good ones. You can download the latest Paint.Net from here:
Unpack the plugin archive and put the folders inside in your Paint.Net installation directory.

Other Modifications / Tips & Tricks with MeshView
« on: 01 March 2019, 18:37:38 »
Original description of MeshView by Tamchi:

Spoiler for Hiden:
I'm working on a new mesh viewer for TQ and IT:

This is an early screenshot, but you can already see the default material. It's a gradient based on the texture coordinates, so the borders you see are where the texture is stitched.

The program supports loading more than one mesh at a time and the meshes' source folders are automatically scanned for textures. (The texture's extension is ignored, it starts with the shortest matching filename, in alphabetical order, then proceeds to the longer ones.)

Supported texture formats are TQ textures and XNA or WIC compatible image files:
tex, dds, dib, hdr, pfm, ppm, tga, jpeg, tiff, gif, png, bmp and HD Photo + any WIC plugins installed on the computer.

Additive shaders are rendered as emissive textures, so it is possible to preview glowing auras.

The background color can be changed the same way as the colors of the lights. Text inputs in MeshView are somewhat different from those in most other programs: Because there are no input dialogs or save buttons every input is applied directly to the rendering. If the input is invalid, the background turns red and the value is ignored until it changes to a valid one. If a valid value is entered, the text field's background turns green as soon as the changes are applied.
(In case there is an input that takes some time to process, the text field will first turn yellow and then green or red to show whether the changes have been saved.)

I finished the save module for meshes, so this is now a functional mesh editor.

The COLLADA export seems to be easier than I though: I finished a very basic export for vertex positions and normals! The code is relatively simple, so I should be able to add texture support and skeleton export in the next few days.

Imports are more complicated, but it's doable.

I finally got the texture coords working:

Softimage's crosswalk import seems to be picky about where I link the vertex parameters, so I moved it where every 3D program can understand it. I still had to manually select the textures, because the program didn't recognize the effect definitions. The next thing I want to add are bone definitions and proper rigging...

On a side note: I ran a test on some of the msh files: Most were working fine, but some of the shader definitions contained duplicate texture references. I added a workaround, but the exporter's behaviour may differ from the game's when loading these meshes.

The bone indices in the weights are a bit... strange. You can sort them manually with the panel under "Vertices".


I updated MeshView to version 1.2. It's now portable and you can import .obj files over existing meshes. It's similar to MeshDrawCS' import function in that you need a base mesh to load a .obj, but works properly, merges multiple normals per vertex and lets you import small meshes over larger ones to create objects with any number of vertices and triangles.
(The last one is untested, should work though...)

Hey, I'm trying to make a list of the better magical affixes for the item filter mod. I'm asking the dedicated players here - can you point out some good yellows (to be left yellow in the filter instead of white)? Especially in higher difficulties.

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