Was gibt es zu Sacred 2 eigentlich noch zu berichten?

Kurioserweise sogar einiges, und dass nach all den Jahren. Was bei den vielen Artikeln, rund um die Insolvenz von 2009 immer vernachlässigt wurde, ganz klar die Community.

Denn selbst bis heute gibt es immer noch eine recht gute Community die bestrebt ist Sacred 2 immer noch zu pflegen.

Ob nun durch Mods, oder Grafische Anpassungen, neue Waffen oder ganz andere umbauten. Auch diverse Bugs die uns durch die Lappen gegangen sind wurden entsprechend gefixt.

 

Wer meinte es gäbe keinerlei Aktivitäten mehr rund um Sacred 2 der kennt scheinbar die Community nicht im geringsten. Gerade erst vor einigen Wochen gab es mit der Version 1.60 eine neue Version des Community Patches. Interessantes daran, mein Bugtracker wird immer noch sehr aktiv genutzt.

Anbei die Infos zum Community Patch in der Verion 1.60

Community Patch 1.60 Beta – Download  – BACK UP YOUR OLD CHARACTERS!  This is a test version!  By installing this you are accepting the burden of playing an untested beta version.  If it melts your characters into little puddles, don’t say you weren’t warned.

Full Change Log

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Instructions:

  • This beta patch is meant to be installed as a mod on top of an existing CM 1.50 install.  This not the full installer package or a final release.
  • You must have fully patched Ice and Blood / Sacred 2 Gold installed.
  • You must have Community Patch 1.50 installed.
  • Use the Generic Mod Enabler (GME) to install this mod. Install the GME to your Sacred 2 install folder, extract this mod into the MODS folder created by the GME, then run the GME and enable the mod!

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Options.txt:

  • Options.txt is a file we can’t directly mod because of its location.  There’s a couple things you can change to get the most of out of the new CM Patch though.
  • Location: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Ascaron Entertainment\Sacred 2
    • Make sure you have “Show Hidden Files\Folders” enabled in order to navigate here.
  •     Search for each of the following three lines and change the values as listed below:
    •  binding_shortcut0 = 1,
    •  cmd_shortcut0 = “sys savehero”,
    •  autoCollectRadius = 230,

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Recommended:

  • Compatibility Mode should not be used (just try the game without it, even if you’re used to using it).
  • After installing the patch, right click the shortcut to sacred2.exe and add to the “Target” field: -nocpubinding -skipopenal
    • So, the full “Target” field would look something like: “C:\Sacred 2 Gold\system\sacred2.exe” -nocpubinding -skipopenal

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Warning:

  • Don’t have any other mods installed to test this new patch!  Ok, a music mod might be alright but that’s it!
  • Please don’t use any third party utilities that patch the game’s executables or refresh memory.  A big part of this patch is about implementing built-in solutions to those memory problems (the work is done for you).

Here’s a compilation of all the development threads leading up the patch:

Diabblo 2 Fallen, ist ein sehr interessanter Mod für Sacred 2. Er beruht im Kern auf der Community Edition, ist aber noch radikaler und mischt hier Diablo 2 und Sacred 2. Für Hardcore Fans sicherlich mehr als ein Blick wert. Anbei hier die Anleitung und viele Informatioen, wie man den Mod installiert.

 

New Release: Diablo 2 Fallen Beta 9 Read change log HERE
Supported Languages: United%20Kingdom.gifEnglish France.gif French

Mirror 1: Download at Kirmzi Perfect
Mirror 2: Google Drive

Please read the following!

  • This mod requires the latest version of the Community Patch (1.50) to be installed beforehand.
  • Do not have any other mods installed if you’re going to play D2F. None. This is a huge mod and compatibility is very limited. Item Mod 1.2a hf is already included, and custom versions of the Survival Mod, Serious Textures mod, Reduced Fog, and Elite Mounts are also integrated.
  • Music is not included. The music pack is a separate download available HERE.
  • Read this post for instructions on how to make D2F work with the official Elite Textures.
  • Set “commentary” to OFF. The characters will still speak at certain times (inventory full, accept/reject/solve quest, find unique, etc.), and all of those instances have been replaced with D2 character voices. If you don’t turn commentary off you will hear a weird mix of vanilla and D2F character voices.
  • The fonts needed for the interface are located in the “pak/fonts” directory of the mod. They are three .ttf files. Right-click each one and select “Install” to install them on your system.

Detailed Install Instructions (New Users):

  • Download the Generic Mod Enabler (GME) and install it to your Sacred 2 root folder.
  • After installing and running the GME once, it will make a folder called “MODS” there.
  • Extract the contents of the D2F .zip file into the “MODS” folder. There should be two folders: “Diablo 2 Fallen Beta 9” and “D2F Inferno Patch”.
  • If using the D2F music pack, extract its contents (“music” folder) into the “pak” folder of the mod. So the structure will look like: [Diablo 2 Fallen Beta 9/pak/music].
  • Run the GME and enable Diablo 2 Fallen Beta 9. It may take a long time to install. The GME will back up your clean files and will allow to you to easily enable/disable the mod as you wish.
  • – Optional – “Inferno Edition” patch should be enabled after enabling the main mod. Disable it before disabling the main mod.
  • The fonts needed for the interface are located in the “pak/fonts” directory of the mod. They are three .ttf files. Right-click each one and select “Install” to install them on your system.
  • Play with NEW characters only.

Previous Users:

  • Disable the old version of D2F with the GME (important!)
  • Remove the old D2F folder from your “MODS” folder.
  • Place the new “Diablo 2 Fallen Beta 9” folder into the “MODS” folder. Enable as usual.
  • -Optional- “Inferno Edition” patch should be enabled after enabling the main mod. Disable it before disabling the main mod.
  • BACK UP YOUR OLD CHARACTERS! You can continue playing with characters started under previous versions of D2F, but new characters are always recommended when upgrading.

Recommended – Disable Fight Music and Screen Shake in Options.txt:

  • Be sure to Show Hidden Files and Folders
  • Location of Options.txt:
    • (Windows 7/Vista) C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Local\Ascaron Entertainment\Sacred 2
    • (Windows XP) C:\Documents and Settings\<Username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Ascaron Entertainment\Sacred 2
  • Search for the line “volume_group02” and change the value to 0
  • Search for the line “cameraShake” and change the value to 0

Thanks to:

  • Pesmontis for all his ideas and insight, and helping me import countless new monster and item designs.
  • dimitrius154 for advice, contributing new models and textures, and coding.
  • Silver Fox for scripting advice, and his work on textures, making new items, god statues, and the Druid’s quest.
  • Vampire and desm for making the French version.
  • Wardust for hundreds of ideas on changing textures of the landscape, enemies, and the characters.
  • steinerrr for ideas on how to increase the power and challenge of monsters.
  • Caledor for ideas on adjusting skill effects and the inventory interface.
  • SX255 for some Sabre Cat textures.
  • Jordan0422 and Tharkun who did testing and provided lots of valuable feedback.
  • The CM Patch team and all the modders who came before me, made modding tools, and showed me the way.
  • Everyone who played the mod, posted feedback, and gave support. This mod is very much a product of the entire Sacred 2 community at DarkMatters. Thank you!