A bugfix, rules compliance, and expanded content modification for Troika Games' 'The Temple of Elemental Evil.'

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Circle of Eight delivers bugfixes and a major new content expansion in version 7 of the Circle of Eight Modpack.

Posted by Gaear on Dec 18th, 2011

The Circle of Eight is pleased to present the latest versions of the modpack for Troika Games' Temple of Elemental Evil - Circle of Eight Modpacks 7.0.0 and 7.0.0 NC.


Both modpacks are identical, save for the major new content expansions included in the NC version. These now include:

War of the Golden Skull - a high level expansion where the village of Hommlet comes under seige from the powerful Hextorite army, intent on locating and taking possession of the nebulous Golden Skull.

War of the Golden Skull

War of the Golden Skull

War of the Golden Skull

Other updates in Circle of Eight Modpack 7.0.0 include:

GENERAL

- Overhauled pregenerated characters so their hairstyles and colors match their portraits, so that strongmen are strong enough to wear heavy armor, and so that facemen are competent in social skills.
- Fixed pregenerated iconic characters Mialee and Tordek's incorrect portraits.
- Removed giant PC pregenerated character because it mysteriously stopped working.
- Fixed halberd and masterwork halberd long descriptions so they're not listed as reach weapons.
- Reassigned many script IDs to promote organization.
- Added ability to locate extraplanar chest if you leave it on a map and don't take it with you.
- Fixed exploit where you could rest indefinitely on second floor of inns when you only paid for 24 hours.
- Fixed targeting problem with spell Good Hope.
- Reduced volume of spell sound effects for multi-target spells by limiting playback to single instance rather than once for each target: Cone of Cold, Confusion, Consecrate, Deep Slumber, Desecrate, Flame Strike, Holy Smite, Ice Storm, Mind Fog, Prismatic Spray, Scare, Sleep, Sleet Storm, Spike Growth, Spike Stones.
- Removed Acid Fog spell, as it is apparently an irrevocably illegal spell due to being spell number 000.
- Fixed bug where Wonnilon, Jaer, and Wicked would cause problems with NPC interventions upon entering combat.
- Lowered CR on greater temple bugbear (proto 14174) and greater temple bugbear leader (proto 14346) by 2.
- Fixed rare bug in Hommlet joinable NPCs' dying scripts that could cause Butcher of Hommlet rep.
- Changed dragon meshes and added custom sound effects.
- Improved firepit on random encounter scrub road.
- Added unique critter sounds for bearded devils.
- Fixed duration of Giant Vermin spell.
- Fixed AI exploit where Spiritual Weapon could be abused by making enemies not target them.
- Fixed bug with Summon Monster spells initiative.
- Bulletproofed reward encounter scheduling.
- Updated Co8 section of in-game Help.
- Added five missing iconic pregenerated characters: Aramil, Eberk, Gimble, Kerwyn, and Naull.
- Added stone giants.

HOMMLET

- Fixed Jaroo heartbeat script that caused his cloak to flap and gameplay to stutter in the Grove.
- Mobbed in Amii and removed unnecessary associated scripting from various NPCs.
- Made it so that Amii doesn't die immediately if you botch her quest through indifferent dialog with Jaroo.
- Recreated all Hommlet Exterior generic citizens.
- Fixed bug with Jaroo spell permanancy fix.
- Made it so Brother Smyth detects giant head in anyone's inventory, not just speaker's.
- Made it so Pishella can destroy golden skull while she's in the party.
- Tweaked pathfinding on Hommlet exterior map.
- Made it so Corl doesn't come back to Black Jay's field after you throw him out.
- Fixed some dialog and map inconsistencies with Mickey.

MOATHOUSE

- Tweaked Lareth scripting for when he stays in his room after joining combat if players stay in the hall.

NULB

- Made the Nulb Rannos Davl fat like the Hommlet Rannos Davl.
- Fixed dialog bug where you could ask Mona about Serena without knowing anything about her.
- Fixed bug that was making Nulb revenge encounter fail.
- Made it so that Dala does not run off permanently after pickpocketing you if combat starts, while still avoiding combat.
- Bulletproofed Nulb Mickey's dialog conditions.

TEMPLE

- Mobbed in electrical trap and control boxes on Temple level 4 and added TZGY scarab as method to defeat them.
- Fixed temple faction problem that sometimes caused oohlgrist to go KOS.
- Fixed blocking tiles problem on Temple deserted farm map.
- Fixed bug where Scorrp would repeat dialog during combat.

NEW CONTENT

HICKORY BRANCH

- Made it so that Brother Smyth gives you Orc Season quest if Kenter Nevets is dead, or if he becomes dead.

ARENA OF HEROES

- Tweaked MOTA's heartbeat script so he appears more reliably.

MOATHOUSE RESPAWN

- Changed Mother's mesh to modified version of old crone rather than Zuggtmoy and changed portrait.
- Added Season of the Witch quest as culmination to Moathouse Respawn.
- Fixed bug where Gnarley witch wouldn't give you ring of resonance if you came back a second time and bought it from her.

VERBOBONC

The Castle of the Lords: Main Hall

- Fixed bug where making the second payment on your mortgage on the castle in Verbobonc on time didn't stop you from becoming delinquent.
- Further bullet-proofed Wilfrick report dialog node.
- Made it so that Wilfrick does not still go to the warehouse if you reveal Darlia's assassination quest to him.
- Fixed bug where Castle of the Lords was not safe for rest even if ghost conditions hadn't been met.
- Fixed heartbeat bug with castle ghosts that caused them to make noises even if they weren't supposed to be there.
- Added a one day delay to get access to Darlia by paying.
- Changed method of reporting Hextorite job done to Canon Ramses to avoid incorrect var count and fixed object name reference error.
- Added scoutpoints to Hextorite patrol in Temple.
- Fixed bug where buying your way out of a Verbobonc execution would make it so that the Slavers would not appear if they had been scheduled to, and that Wilfrick would think you had murdered the Dyvers rescuers.
- Tweaked Wilfrick dialog re: drow and white dragon.
- Made it so you can't report on Drow situation to Wilfrick over and over.
- Fixed bug where Wilfrick acted like he never met you at home.
- Tweaked Prince Zook dialog re: drow being dealt with and defeated.

The Rabbit Hole

- Added following quests to Verbobonc: Ratting Out The Hextorites, Snitching On The Scarlet Brotherhood, Narcing On The Scarlet Brotherhood, The Rabbit Hole, The Gremlich, Lords and Ladies, Demons and Demigods.
- Added following reputations to Verbobonc: Hextor Rat, Scarlet Brotherhood Snitch, Scarlet Brotherhood Narc, Scarlet Brotherhood Whistle-Blower, Hextor Whore, Savior of Hommlet, Hommlet Deserter, Disfunctional, Uptight, Consort of Lady Asherah, Associate of Lady Asherah, Slayer of Iuz, Slayer of St. Cuthbert, Slayer of Alzoll, Hommlet Destroyer.
- Added repercussions for having above reputations.
- Added methods of discussing and reporting Scarlet Brotherhood and Hextorites to various NPCs.
- Added options for getting location of Slavers.
- Added redesigned Verbobonc castle interiors and an additional floor.
- Added Rabbit Hole map and Uncle Orrengaard III NPC.
- Added method for getting stats on NPCs, as well as answers to other common questions.
- Added Lady Asherah.
- Added Verbobonc Cave Exit worldmap location.

The Scarlet Brotherhood

We hope that you enjoy these new versions of the Circle of Eight modpack.

- The Circle of Eight team

Post comment Comments
myxale
myxale Dec 19 2011, 11:12am says:

Wow way to go! You CoE guys are restless!

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Kil3r
Kil3r Dec 19 2011, 7:24pm says:

Woohoo! Congratz on the release, was waiting for this!

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emo_ome
emo_ome Dec 19 2011, 8:38pm says:

What a good advance Christmas present! :D

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crowbar87
crowbar87 Dec 21 2011, 10:36am says:

Best Chanukah present ever!
thanks =D

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Catagon
Catagon Dec 25 2011, 10:16pm says:

Reminds me of diablo. I like it!

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Voxclamant
Voxclamant Dec 27 2011, 9:02am says:

Very much looking forward to trying this. However, an error after install (and reinstall).

GoG version -- installs Co8 "successfully." But when I start get "Another instance of ToEE Front-End X is already running!" Nothing shows under apps or processes. Have reinstalled twice, will try reinstall of ToEE (GoG) and reboot.

Glad you guys are still doing this!

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discoisntdead
discoisntdead Jan 1 2012, 5:46pm says:

Thanks so much for this.

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Dweazil
Dweazil Jan 29 2012, 2:40pm says:

So where is this patch?
It certainly isnt at desura.

I really do not like instaling stupid crap like this unless necesary but to do so and then find out twhat I Instaled the crap for in the 1st place isnt even there is just so Out of Order.

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Dweazil
Dweazil Jan 29 2012, 2:42pm says:

We're sorry, but no downloads were found matching the criteria specified. We suggest you try the download list with no filter applied, to browse all available files.

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