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by Harrison
Hi, all bladers! I have decrypted some part of format of binary *.BOD -files of characters and imported them (only meshes and skeleton groups) into 3DMAX. For example, meshes and skeleton groups of four heroes are shown here:



All meshes of characters in 3dMAX:


I think these files are quite suitable for creation new animation and its export to *.BMV files. Also, I have finished decoding the original *.BMV -files with animation and imported them into 3DMAX.



I think these files are quite suitable for creation new animation and its export to BMV-files.
Also, I have finished decoding the original BMV-files with animation and imported them into 3DMAX.
Now the animation of BOD can be edited in 3DMAX.


But these skeleton groups of characters do not have anchors for attaching weapons during the animation. I think this situation can lead to difficulties when animation of fight is making. Therefore now I am decrypting BOD-files in order to obtain these anchors.

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hepe512
hepe512

where i can buy this game?

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King_of_skulls
King_of_skulls

Why I Like Blade of Darkness
-----------------------------------

This is the first guide that I have written. This doesn't mean that BoD
is my favorite game. I just felt like it wasn't getting as much attention as
it should be. Anyway, this is why I decided to write this guide.

- Graphics/Engine -
The engine of Blade of darkness is simply beautiful. The physics and
environment are just incredible. I've never seen a prettier sun shining at
while I enjoy the crisp, fresh air. Or I've never been in a gloomier dungeon
with such realistic torchlight. The reflections on water are perfectly cast.
Shadows are exactly the way they should be. Sometimes, you will find yourself
carrying torches for no other reason but to see your own, realistic shadow.
The lighting effects in BoD are the best by far that I've ever seen. If you
can find a game with light more realistic than this, please let me know.

- Gore/Realism -
Another great thing that BoD gives is the highly realistic, and
naturally sadistic gore. Again, if you can find a game with more realistic
gore, please let me know. There is so many ways to kill an enemy. Want to cut
of its head and watch blood squirt out of the neck? Then go for a high slash.
Or, you can go for the sides and cut off its arm to watch it die in agony. You
might end up cutting off the wrist and find it by a trail of blood sometimes
15 meters away! And you can even chop 'em up while there are dead on the
ground. Cut of a limb if you wish and use it to beat your next enemy. I know
that this is a bit sadistic, but it's fun too! I enjoy a good amount of
realism in a game.

- Music -
Wow. Music in games doesn't get much better than this. The music composed
for BoD is incredibly atmospheric. It fits the current situation perfectly.
The music is pulsating and exciting when you are in battle. When you are
exploring ancient tombs and deserted areas rich, ambient music adds to the
already wonderful environment. Some of the melodies are so wonderful, I often
listen to them when I'm not in the game. There are about thirty different
tunes in Blade of Darkness.

- Combat -
This is probably the best of Blade of Darkness. Each battle is epic.
With each enemy you have to take your time and plan your strategy of attack,
because running at them with your sword swinging will simply get your head
dismembered. A lot of people were drawn off by the games awkward and difficult
way of fighting. They complained about the uneasy controls. Well, I don't
think that it is awkward at all. It is very similar to a fighting game: attack
when the enemy is not blocking, block when the enemy is attacking. You will
need to learn your enemy's tactics and movements, and then find out what their
weaknesses are. Blade of Darkness is a combination of fantasy, rpg, fighting,
and adventure. Sometimes, I find myself looking for the next enemy just so I
can chop it up. I found the combat addictive and difficult at the same time.

- Why is BoD not that great of a game then? -
From all these great comments it would seem that BoD is one of the best
games ever made. But unfortunately, the game is greatly flawed. The major
flaw: lack of an involving storyline. The story is so weak you will often get
bored. You'll ask yourself, "What am I doing here? Why am I going from place
to place killing things?" Aside from that, there are no memorable moments in
BoD, nothing to get you excited, nothing to add depth to the gameplay. The
levels, although are neat looking, do not have anything interesting in them.
Find the key, activate the switch, etc… You will spend most of your time
wondering aimlessly killing things or enjoying the beautiful atmosphere.

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King_of_skulls
King_of_skulls

Please don't stop updating this great game! :)

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Guest
Guest

where can I buy the game?

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TheLeadHead
TheLeadHead

It's available on GOG.

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akeidamos
akeidamos

Not anymore and it's been like that for a while:
Gog.com

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gopigopin
gopigopin

hope it get a second part soon. after 13 years

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lexusvar
lexusvar

Moddb.com I want make a story Co-op game.
Looking suggestions and advice from who modified the game. What can be improved and it would be good to change.

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride

Any proper browser for playing with others?

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ChainsawScrew
ChainsawScrew

I would like to know if it is possible to edit campaign levels?

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Guest
Guest

si en muy posible yo afecte el nivel para que llegara a nivel 190

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ChainsawScrew
ChainsawScrew

Uhm... lol wut?

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lexusvar
lexusvar

He mod the game to reach the lv 190.

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