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WHEN TESTING ANY MOD I ALWAYS USE THE SAME PROCEDURE.

START GAME SETUP CHARACTER AND PLAY GAME ALL THE WAY STRAIGHT THROUGH NON STOP FROM START TO FINISH, AND THEN ENTER THE SECRETE COW LEVEL, IF THE MOD PLAYS STRAIGHT THROUGH THE COW LEVEL WITH NO CRASH OR ERRORS THEN IT'S A GOOD TEST, ANY MOD THAT DOES NOT GO STRAIGHT THROUGH IN ONE SHOT IS NOT A FULL MOD FOR ME.

NOTE:: THE ALL MODS PLAYER REPACK IS SETUP AND STILL RUNNING AND TESTING ALL THE D2SE MODS IN THE "MAX POWER ADD-ONS" LIST, I USE IT AS A STAND ALONE PLATFORM FOR ALL TESTING AND PLAYING, SO IT STAYS AWAY FROM ANYTHING ELSE DIABLO 2 THAT I MAY HAVE SETUP OR RUNNING, AND BECAUSE "MY STYLE" IS A BIT DIFFERENT FROM THE NORMAL MODS, IT'S EASY TO USE AS A SEP PLAYER FOR ALL IN ONE PLACE FOR MY MODS, SO ANYTHING ELSE D2 YOU HAVE IS NOT AFFECTED BY THE ALL MODS PLAYER, OR THE MODS WITHIN.. JUST A ZOD FACTIOD,, PEACE !!!

A QUEST RECIPE CHECK EARLY IN GAME; WORKS BEST WHEN STARTING GAME WITH CUBE.

THERE IS AN EASY WAY TO TELL IF THE GAME RECIPES OF THE MOD YOU ARE PLAYING ARE STANDARD OR OF A DIFFERENT RECIPE LIST, AS LONG AS YOUR MOD START'S WITH THE CUBE,, THIS WILL SAVE YOU A LOT OF TIME FROM PLAYING ALL THE WAY TO ACT 2 ONLY TO FIND THAT YOU CAN'T PUT THE STAFF OF KINGS TOGETHER, HERE ARE 2 SIMPLE TESTS WITH THE CUBE TO TELL IF YOU WILL EVEN GET PAST ACT 2,

1.) WHEN STARTING A NEW GAME YOU START MOST OF THE TIME WITH THE CUBE A WEAPON A SHIELD AND ONE OF EACH SCROLL OR TOME, PUT YOUR WEAPON AND A PORTAL SCROLL OR TOME IN THE CUBE AND HIT TRANSMUTE, IF NOTHING HAPPENS THEN FIRST TEST PASSED, IF IT SUCKS UP THE SCROLL OR TOME AND PUT'S A SOCKET IN THE ITEM THE GAME RECIPES ARE DIFFERENT FROM STANDARD AND THE STAFF IN ACT 2 WILL NOT GO TOGETHER IN THE NORMAL WAY, THIS CHANGE IS IN THE CUBEMAIN.BIN FILE.

2.) WHEN YOU GET TO TRISTRAM AND FREE DECARD CAIN, GRAB WERTS LEG AND PUT IN CUBE WITH YOUR PORTAL TOME AND HIT TRANSMUTE, IF YOUR CHARACTER SAYS "I CAN'T USE THIS YET" THEN THE STANDARD COW PORTAL RECIPE IS ACTIVE,,, IF YOUR CHARACTER SAYS NOTHING, THEN THE STANDARD COW PORTAL RECIPE HAS BEEN CHANGED, AGAIN IN THE CUBEMAIN.BIN FILE,

UPDATES PENDING PEACE !!!

P.S. THERE'S OTHER INFO IN THE COMMENTS OF SUMMARY PAGE,!!!


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zodgenrel Creator
zodgenrel

HEY GUY'S A LITTLE QUESTION, IF ANYONE HAS SOME FEEDBACK, I DON'T USE THE "PLAYERS 127" COMMAND AT ALL, I JUST PLAY STRAIGHT THROUGH, STRAIT UP, SO WANTED TO KNOW HOW MY LEVEL SCALE MIGHT REACT THE PLAYERS 127 COMMAND, SO IF ANYONE WHO USES THAT COMMAND ON ANY OF MY MODIFICATIONS, POST A NOTE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOUR GAME DOES WITH THE DIFFERENT SETTINGS OF IT.

PEACE !!!

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zodgenrel Creator
zodgenrel

ANY PROBLEMS OR QUESTIONS POST HERE, I WILL HELP WHERE I CAN. PEACE !!!

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Geby69
Geby69

Please help!
How I can start this mod?
I extract everithing to c:/Program Files (x86)/Diablo II/MODS, but what next?

"4. Run D2SE and Run EftA - Paths 1.55" - ?????????
I don't understand......... :/

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zodgenrel Creator
zodgenrel

JUST EXTRACT AND PLAY THE ONE I UPLOADED FOR YOUR REQUEST FOR HELP, IT RUNS PERFECT FOR ME, PEACE !!!

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zodgenrel Creator
zodgenrel

**************** A MEDIAN XL PLAY TIP, (RE-POST) **************

AS I HAVE POSTED THIS TIP BEFORE I THOUGHT I WOULD ADD IT HERE TO THIS COLLECTION OF GAME INFO.,,

OVER THE YEARS OF PLAYING MEDIAN XL AND ALL THE MODS OF XL I HAVE FOUND A VERY SIMPLE WAY TO PLAY THAT WILL MAKE YOUR GAME A BIT DIFFERENT.

EVERY TIME I PLAY ANY MEDIAN XL MOD I ALWAYS USE THE SAME WAY OF GAME PLAY, NO MATTER WHAT MOD OR CHARACTER WHICH IS SIMPLY THIS.

BECAUSE OF THE MECHANICS OF XL THE SO CALLED SYNERGY ENERGY CURVE CAN BE A SKILL KILLER AND CAN LEAVE YOU FIGHTING ONE ON ONE WITH SKILLS DOING NOTHING AT ALL OVER TIME.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS.,

EVERY TIME I PLAY XL I TREAT MY MANA AS IF IT'S UNLIMITED AND NEVER NEEDS ANY POINTS PUT INTO IT, HERE'S WHY FOR EVERY POINT SPENT ON MANA YOU RAISE YOUR DAMAGE FACTOR 10 FOLD WITH DIMINISHING RETURNS, WHICH MEANS THE MORE POINTS YOU PUT INTO MANA THE LESS AND LESS YOU SKILLS WILL BE, SO THE HIGHER YOU TAKE YOUR MANA THE LESS EFFECT YOUR SKILLS WILL HAVE, SO WHEN PLAYING XL I NEVER PUT ANY POINTS INTO MANA AND LEAVE IT AT START BASE VALUE AND MY SKILLS REMAIN STRONG AND FULL ON WITHOUT FADING AWAY OVER TIME SO LONG AS YOU LEAVE YOUR MANA AT BASE VALUE, BONUSES FROM ITEMS HAS NO EFFECT ON THE ENERGY CURVE AS LONG AS YOU LEAVE YOU MANA ALONE.

HERE IS HOW I FIGURED IT OUT.,

I PLAYED THE SAME CHARACTER TWO DIFFERENT WAYS AND THE RESULTS ARE ALWAYS THE SAME,
PLAYED ONE WITH NO POINTS INTO MANA AT ALL, WENT ALL THE WAY TO THE END OF ACT 1 WITH SKILLS FULLY EFFECTIVE AND DOING WHAT YOUR SKILLS SHOULD DO,
THEN I PLAYED THE SAME CHARACTER AGAIN WITH POINTS PUT INTO MANA WITH EVERY LEVEL UP AND BY THE TIME I GOT TO THE BLACK MARSH THE DIMINISHING RETURNS GOT SO HIGH SO FAST THAT ANY SKILL DID NOTHING AND I HAD TO FIGHT ONE ON ONE KILLING ONE MONSTER AT A TIME, WHICH TOOK HOURS TO JUST CLEAR A SMALL PART OF THE MAP, SO THE POINT HERE IS IF YOU WANT TO PLAY XL WITH A BETTER MORE EVEN BATTLE FIELD DON'T PUT ANY POINTS INTO YOUR MANA AND THE GAME WILL BE WAY DIFFERENT,

TRY IT YOURSELF, PLAY ONE WITH NO POINTS IN MANA, AND ANOTHER WITH POINTS IN MANA AND SEE WHICH CHARACTERS SKILLS FADE AWAY FIRST, THE ONE WITH NO POINTS IN MANA WILL KICK BUTT ALL THE WAY TO ACT 5, THE ONE WITH POINTS ADDED TO MANA WILL BE TAKING THE LONG HARD ROAD AND FIGHTING WITH SKILLS DOING NOTHING AT ALL AND FIGHTING HAND TO HAND, IT'S THE SAME WITH ANY MEDIAN XL MOD BECAUSE OF THE MECHANICS, SO IF YOU WANT PLAY AN EFFECTIVE XL LEAVE YOUR MANA ALONE AND THE GAME WILL BE WAY DIFFERENT,

ENJOY PEACE !!!

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zodgenrel Creator
zodgenrel

A CHARACTER TIP:, I USE THE PALADIN THE MOST SO I KNOW HIS SKILLS THE BEST, SOME MODS I HAVE UPLOADED USE A LEVEL 99 SKILL SET, IT WORKS DIFFERENT FOR EACH CHARACTER. BUT FOR THE PALADIN HIS AURAS CAN CAUSE THE INFAMOUS (000000005) ACCESS VIOLATION IF SET TO FAR OUT BY KILLING TO MANY MONSTERS AT ONE TIME, TO AVOID THIS I SET HIS HOLY FIRE TO LEVEL 10 WHEN I GET THERE, AND CRANK UP THE SKILLS THAT BONUS HOLY FIRE, BUT KEEP THE MAIN SKILL AT LEVEL 10, AT THAT LEVEL HIS AURA GOES OUT 20 YARDS AND RUNS REALLY SMOOTH IN THE GAME, IF I NEED A BACKUP MORE POWERFUL SKILL I CRANK UP HOLY SHOCK ALL THE WAY ON ALL FRONTS AND KEEP IT FOR SWITCHING TO, WHEN I NEED IT, SO IF YOUR PLAYING THE PALADIN AND KEEP CRASHING IN THE SAME SPOT, TRY TO BRING IN THE YARDS OF THE AURAS A BIT, ,, JUST A GAME TIP FROM YEARS OF TESTING WITH THE SAME CHARACTER, YOU KIND OF GET HOOKED ON IT OVER TIME, AND PLEASE FEEL FREE TO POST ANY FEEDBACK YOU LIKE HERE I DON'T MIND AND WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO HAS A QUESTION, PLAY FOR FUN ALWAYS, PEACE !!!

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zodgenrel Creator
zodgenrel

Drive.google.com

THIS LINK IS TO MY PERSONAL BEST SELECTION OF MODS IN ONE PACKAGE JUST EXTRACT AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS IN PLAYER FOLDER. ENJOY PEACE !!!

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zodgenrel Creator
zodgenrel

****************** A MOD F.Y.I. **********************
THE -direct -txt COMMAND IS A 2 COMMAND FUNCTION, -direct TELLS THE GAME TO LOAD THE DATA FOLDER FIRST THEN THE M.P.Q, THE -txt COMMAND TELLS THE GAME TO GEN THE BINARY FILES IN THE EXCEL FOLDER EVERY TIME ON START UP, IF YOU ARE STARTING A MOD FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH ONLY txt FILES IN THE EXCEL FOLDER AND NO BINS THEN USE THE -direct -txt AND START A NEW CHARACTER THIS WILL GEN THE BINS THE FIRST TIME, A LOT OF MODS CRASH WITH -txt COMMAND USED EVERY TIME, SO I USE THE -txt ONCE TO GEN WHAT BINS I NEED THEN ON THE NEXT START I ONLY USE -direct AND 99% OF THE TIME IT LOADS UP AND RUNS EVEN IF IT CRASHED ON THE FIRST -direct -txt START UP, THE REASON FOR THIS IS THAT THE -direct COMMAND LOADS THE DATA FOLDER ONLY AND DOESN'T NEED TO RE-GEN THE BINS, THERE ALREADY DONE,,,, THE POINT HERE IS THE -direct COMMAND IS ALL YOU NEED THE LOAD THE DATA FOLDER, THE -txt COMMAND IS NOT NEEDED ALL THE TIME, PURE OBSERVATIONS,,, PEACE !!!
P.S.,, THE SAME THING APPLYS TO THE d2se.ini TOO, UNLESS YOU NEED bin FILES, THE -direct COMMAND IS ALL YOU NEED TO LOAD THE DATA FOLDER.

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