Some minor tweaks I made before replaying Jade Empire SE. Most work by putting files into the Override folder. Very simple and very small tweaks, mostly. ;-)
Greetings,first I want to thank both Bioware for making "Jade Empire 2nd Edition" and papagamer, though I find my approach for the basics easier.2nd: No, you do not need any papagamer mod for my files to work.3rd: Yes, plenty of mods work in combination with my changes YET making a backup of files in your original override folder of the game is certainly a good idea!!!What these files may do:-Allow you to level-up straight at game-start by reading the scrolls and books in Master Li's martial art school. Modified levelxp.2da makes the 1st two level-ups come very soon. Maximum level is 40.
-Some more early style points. This way you can playtest more styles, especially with papagamers extra-styles mod.
-Modified effect of how spend style points work, in example spirit thief will suck more chi per successful hit. Both, punch and shot.
-Weapons do more damage if you raise style damage (not chi damage).
-Fighting speed once purchased for your protagonist is raised. Purchase brings 10% to 35% more tempo, depending on your purchases. Do not shame yourself by playing on student or master difficulty?
-Some tougher tweaks on how purchased style advances affect the figures performance. This includes some of your enemies, too.
-PERHAPS your henchmen MAY heal in combat occasionally. PERHAPS. I wrote heal, not raise from the dead. My abbot was often "dead" and I had to use red minister (necromantic life&chi drain) style to kill those monastery demons.HOW TO INSTALL THE FILES:Simply copy them into the override folder of the game AFTER making a back-up of the original files.What I still did not get done:- Henchmen switching into a Demon Transformation Style, like Horse-Demon or Toad-Deamon.
- Monk Zheng figure clad as a bandit or lotus assassin inquisitor.
- Changing graphics of the weapons, like the sword purchased in the smithy for DawnStar.I playtested the files with a Windows XP Professional SP3 I purchased. If your PC is modern enough, to run them on Linux, my own is not. Unpacking them by right-clicking on the file should be known to Linux-Users.NOTE: Some fights may hold surprises, as all get certain of the fight modifications. This is especially true on weapons.Platest-Note: I tested with leaping tiger style and white demon style through several chapters. I tested with 1000 cuts and legendary thrust through the 1st chapter. There should be no problems, until the files were damaged or corrupted due upload or download.
This should be it. There were no problems with the file, neither on saved games nor on new game.
My regardsAndrè M. Pietroschek, disciple of the ashen lotus, or some-such ;-)